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Hyped KL Cafes must go in July

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The cafe culture has really picked up in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital city. These cafes in Kuala Lumpur offer quality beverages including some interesting varieties of tea and coffee, but most of them are known for their sumptuous brunches, and decadent desserts for most of them happen to be cafe and bakery rolled into one. You are sure to find the best and trendiest cafes scattered within the heart of Kuala Lumpur City. Go ahead and choose the best of the lot to satiate the coffee lover in you.

Wait! Here are the ones that we recommend. Do check ’em out and see whether they excite you too.

  1. Rabbit Hole

Ambiance: it is definitely a go-to if you are new in the city. The cafe carries out an open space concept and dog friendly aesthetics.

Must-Try Dishes: the Duchess big breakfast, the mighty chicken, the cheshire squid, Indonesian Bakmi Cumi Bakar

Approximate cost for two: MYR 40+

Timings:

Tuesday to Saturday – 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday – 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Location: 16, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Up your Instagram (and coffee) game at The Rabbit Hole, a charming space with minimalistic yet alluring aesthetics. The cosy cafe is drenched in ample natural sunlight and great for enjoying a nice cup of specialty coffee in a comfortable space. Other items on the menu include desserts, pastries, and hot mains such as delicious pastas and comfort food like Malay delicacies like fried mee hoon (our personal favourite). Place your order and take some time to explore the pretty space, especially if you’d like to take some photos for the ‘gram!

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  1. Hungry Tapir

Ambiance: The heritage building’s rough insides were stripped bare, revealing steeple ceilings with exposed wooden beams and a brick wall

Must-Try Dishes: rainbow brekie bagel, ay-am geprek burger, big fat miso ramen, glowing guardian

Approximate cost for two: MYR 30+

Timings:

Tuesday – Thursday & Sun 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Friday & Saturday 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Closed Mondays

Location: 135, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Indulge in vegan goodness at The Hungry Tapir, a vibrant plant-based restaurant nestled in a heritage building at the heart of Petaling Street. Make sure you also whip out your phone to take memorable shots here because this restaurant is decked out in splashes of bright pink, monochrome cushions, and potted plants that make it an IG-worthy spot. A haven for both vegans and vegetarians, the restaurant offers a wholesome menu of plant-based dishes that include both Western and Asian snacks, all-day breakfast options, mains, and desserts

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  1. LuckinKopi

Ambiance: restored and transformed 150 year old building into a modern meet old kopitiam restaurant feel

Must-Try Dishes: Mi Sedap Korean Spicy, Funky Nasi Lemak, Luckin 5 states kopi, Luckin Bun

Approximate cost for two: MYR 20+

Timings:

Everyday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Location: 14, Jalan Panggong, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

the newest modern kopitiam behind Kwai Chai Hong (near Petaling Street KL) introduces a menu specializes in local street food that we are familiar with, plus unique delicacies fused with chef’s very own creativity. Diners are spoilt for choice from breakfast, lunch to dinner with a wide variety of local Malaysian and western comfort food to delight their taste buds.

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  1. Mary Jane

Ambiance: In contrast to the pink flowery interior on the second floor, the bar on the first floor is surrounded by tropical and jungle-themed murals, serving some creative drinks.

Must-Try Dishes: Breakfast at Mary Jane, Chicken Waffles, Nasi Ulam Ayam Rendang

Approximate cost for two: MYR 50+

Timings:

Monday Close

Tuesday – Thursday 12:00PM – 10:00PM

Friday 12:00PM – 12:00 AM

Saturday – Sunday 10AM – 10PM

Location: 106, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

The Mary Jane cafe has a beautiful pink-colored floral interior full of flowers. The space is designed in gold, white and pink, and has a few romantic, cozy booths covered with seas of red and pink flowers. On top of that, tons of pink roses can be seen everywhere which makes the space great for pictures! There are also many plush pastel pink furniture too. Even the ladies’ room is a floral fantasy.

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  1. Malaya Garden

Ambiance: modest and diligent multi-cultural Malayans live harmoniously and interact freely. A unique social tapestry takes shape as a result, bringing together a truly eclecticgastronomic scene that is worth celebrating.

Must-Try Dishes: Breakfast at Mary Jane, Chicken Waffles, Nasi Ulam Ayam Rendang

Approximate cost for two: MYR 50+

Timings:

Everyday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Location: 1A, Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Malaya Garden KL is a cafe designed around a tropical rainforest theme. They brought the lush, natural outdoor environment indoors and had their walls decorated with murals like plants, flowers, tapirs, elephants, and hornbills. Clearly, its tropical vibes and greenery will make you feel like you’re in a garden.On top of that, the interior design and decor of this Malaysian-themed cafe are cheerful and playful. The vibrant colors combined with the natural lighting make it a stunning cafe with instaworthy spots at every corner. Malaya Garden is well furnished, providing a somewhat classy, cozy, and chic dining experience for customers.

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  1. The Lemon tree

Ambiance: vintage European setting on a hot day and draw on the Victorian inspired designs, from the dome-shaped ceiling to the tall window panels that go as high as the structure itself. .

Must-Try Dishes: pecan tart, lemon drizzle cake, chocolate banana loaf, croissant my heart, quiche of the day

Approximate cost for two: MYR 30+

Timings:

Everyday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: Ground Floor, Menara Lien Hoe, 8, Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

The Lemon Tree Cafe at Menara Lien Hoe, Persiaran Tropicana Petaling Jaya – another famous cafe in Klang Valley after Dusun by Openhouse Bangsar, which is also one of the latest, newest cafe restaurant in town. Every corner here is Instagram-worthy, spanning across 1700-square foot with high glass windows, dome ceiling, and a huge lemon tree that placed as the centerpiece of the sun-bathed, bright space. Striving hard to ensure a true level of consistency in quality and service, the display of available pastries at the entrance of The Lemon Tree is a great focal point to choose your favourite bites as you walk in through the door.

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  1. Ruma Puteh

Ambiance: Ruma Puteh is a residence-turned-restaurant where every corner seems worth exploring – take a table by a tree and take an hour to enjoy the open garden space, with its winsome multi-arched walkway to the entrance.

Must-Try Dishes: Eaty Meaty, Beefy Burger, Terbit Mentari Platter, Nutella Pisang Fritters

Approximate cost for two: MYR 30+

Timings:

Everyday 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Location: 60A, Jalan Kuantan, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, 54200 Kuala Lumpur

Minimalistic, chic, and aesthetic – Ruma Puteh checks all the boxes! Set in a former house that was revamped into a cafe, Ruma Puteh gives off the vibe of a modern art gallery with its aesthetic walkways, curved archways, and impressive architecture. Patrons can choose to dine out in their outdoor garden with seats among trees, or in their air-conditioned indoor dining space with quirky, vibrant decor. The cafe serves up a selection of Western cuisine and Malaysian comfort food from pasta dishes to laksa, nasi kerabu, and toast.

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  1. Plan B TRX

Ambiance: made of clear glass, allowing natural sunlight to brighten up the space.

Must-Try Dishes: Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Salad, Pan Mee Impasta, Quinoa Ulam, Nasi Le Mak Cik

Approximate cost for two: MYR 40+

Timings:

Everyday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Location: Kafe TRX City, Jln. Barat, Tun Razak Exchange, 55188 Kuala Lumpur,

Plan B @ TRX is located in Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), in a small square adjacent to Menara Prudential. Take note that the cafe is not situated in a building but stands alone instead. It offers a wide range of options from pasta to sandwiches, soups and salads, nasi lemak to pastries. They have the same menu as the other Plan B outlets

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