If you’ve been to Kuala Lumpur or are heading there soon, you would know that they have a thriving café scene going on. Most of them have their Instagram –worthy food game on that it’s not surprising why café hopping has become a popular pastime when you touch down in KL.
Here are our top 5 picks of beautiful and slightly whimsical cafes in KL.
Café 1: Whimsical – Gelateria & Caffe
Who likes cotton candy, raise your hands. Now who lives for coffee, raise your hands. If you’ve risen both times then this place is for you. Their famed Cotton Candy Affogato is what’s popular with this place. Cotton candy, Gula Melaka at the bottom of the cup, espresso poured over the cotton candy and ice-cream. Tell me, what’s not to like?
Address: D2-G3-05, Solaris Dutamas, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Outside Publika mall) | Opening hours: open daily 9am-11pm except on Tuesdays
Café 2: The Library Coffee Bar
Ever stumbled into a coffee house by accident on a rainy day and realised you should have brought a book to keep you company while sipping on some java? Well, The Library is one such place. The ambience resembles a library with an extensive menu of waffles, cakes and pasta. Oh, by the way, they serve coffee cocktails. TGIF anyone?
Address: The Library Coffee Bar @ Avenue K, KL: Lot G-8B, Ground Floor, Avenue K, 156 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur (Refer to website for other branches)
Café 3: Yellow Brick Road + Wicked Pancake Parlour
Don’t we just love it when a café is named after a book just as whimsical as the characters themselves? Not just your run of the mill pancakes. Expect some savoury delights that put your palette to the ultimate test. Creamy, curried butter chicken on a stack of pancakes or poached fruits with French toast in caramelised Kaya sauce are some surprising dishes to be found.
Address: 50490, 7, Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Opening Hours: 9am-5pm (Mon-Thurs) 9am-10pm (Fri-Sun)
Café 4: LOKL Coffee Co.
Pronounced ‘local’, this vintage chic café sets itself apart by rotating its menu every week. So you probably would never get the same food twice in a week. A fusion of local and Western food styles, the café although intended to be quite and relaxing is really usually bustling with activity. So go there at the right time to have some get some much-needed downtime.
Address: 30 Jalan Tun H S Lee Kuala Lumpur 50100
Café 5: Breadfruits Café
Photo credit – Breadfruits Cafe
Sometimes, you just crave for the good ol’ fashion hearty breakfast. Thick toast, bacon and eggs with a side of coffee and fruits. You can get all that and more at Breadfruits Café with a healthy twist. Cooked healthily BUT still retaining flavour and taste, this is indulgent food without the loathing sins and value for money.
Address: No. 17, Jalan 26/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Opening Hours: 8.30am – 9pm daily.