New Cafes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

New cafes in KL 2019

Image adapted from The Mechanic Cafe, @anyw24, @kiaralovescakes, @wenwen_kk, Pokok KL, @ronnycakes

A trip to Kuala Lumpur isn’t complete without a culinary marathon. As food is one of the city’s biggest bragging rights, an abundance of choices can easily overwhelm anyone. So, if you’re in KL and need some down time from all the sightseeing and have already tried all the street food, you can seek solace in one of the city’s many trendy cafes.

If you were wondering what’s new since the last time you’ve visited KL, take a look at these 15 new cafes.

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1. Avocatier

Girl sipping shake at Avocatier

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It goes without saying that all your avocado cravings will be sorted in Avocatier. With a menu tailored around everyone’s favourite health food, the cafe takes a green spin on classic brunch dishes, like the Avocado-bun Burger (from RM10, $3.30).

Avocado burger, eggs benedict, and pasta at Avocatier

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Their Avo Meets Florentine (RM24, $8) swaps out the usual ingredient of spinach for an avocado half, and their Avo Seafood Pasta (RM26, $8.65) is laden with an avocado basil sauce, while the oven-baked Avo Fingers (RM20, $6.65) are a healthy snack option.

Avocatier's avocado pancake with avocado ice cream

Avocado and berry pancake with avocado ice cream.
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Avo smoothies (RM10, $3.30) also make for a filling treat, combined with chocolate (RM12, $4), berries (RM16, $5.30), espresso (RM15, $5), and more.

Opening Hours: Weds-Mon 9AM-6PM (Closed Tuesdays)
Address: 10-1, Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-2856 8342

2. The Mechanic Cafe

The Mechanic Cafe's front counter

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Sporting a minimalist theme, The Mechanic Cafe recently made its home in the newly developed township of Dataran Cheras. With a rather spacious interior, coffee sessions here are a lot more relaxed compared to its more snug counterparts in the city.

The Mechanic Cafe's burger and big breakfast

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From its fully Western menu, you can get classics like Chicken Chop (RM20, $6.65) Carbonara (RM16, $5.30), and French Breakfast (RM20, $6.65) of mashed pumpkins and pork bolognese atop a baguette. Finish off with desserts like Mocha Crepe (RM14, $4.65), and Matcha Raspberry mousse cake (RM16, $5.30).

Cakes and coffee at The Mechanic Cafe

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Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 11AM-10PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-12AM
Address: No 135-1A and 135-1B, Jalan Dataran Cheras 8, Dataran Perniagaan Cheras, Belakong Cheras, Selangor
Telephone: +60 3-9544 2373

3. Kiara Cakes

Kiara Cakes interior

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If you’re allowing yourself a cheat day for sweets, you’re going to want to head to this little corner of Mont Kiara. With an array of homemade cakes and pastries displayed around the counter of Kiara Cakes, the cafe is easily a dessert-lovers’ haven.

Assortment of cakes at Kiara Cakes

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Some of the selections infuse unconventional flavours, such as the Chocolate Olive Oil Cake (RM15.50, $5.15). For more conventional choices, there are the Burnt Cheesecake (RM16, $5.30) and Lychee, Strawberry and Rose Cloud Cake (RM14.50, $4.80).

Savory puffs at Kiara Cakes

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If you prefer a savoury option, you can always fall back on the Smoked Salmon Puff (RM18, $6) or the Salted Egg Yolk Croissant (RM8.50, $2.80).

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-6PM, Sat-Sun 9AM-7PM
Address: 7-4, Vista Kiara Shoppe, Jalan Kiara 3, Mont Kiara, 50480, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-6206 4335

4. Pokok KL

Pokok KL's glass house interior

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At first glance, you wouldn’t guess that Pokok KL is in the city. Surrounded by trees and a grassy lawn, this glasshouse cafe offers some respite from the usual bustling scene of KL.

Pokok KL's assortment of savoury toasts

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Brunch staples are featured heavily here, with favourites like the Big Breakfast (RM35, $11.65) and Poached Eggs with Avocado Mash (RM18, $6). A local-fusioned Chili Padi Pesto Pasta (RM20, $6.65) comes with eggs and beef bacon.

Opening Hours: 9AM-9PM, Daily
Address: MAHSA Avenue, Block B, Jalan Elmu, off, Jalan Universiti, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-8408 1811

5. Kettlebell

Outdoor dining setup at Kettlebell

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Housed within a boutique gym, Kettlebell keeps those carbs in check with a healthy menu. Their Supercharged Smoothies (RM15, $5) are doused with protein powder, with flavours like Shelter Booster which has peanut butter added into its fruity mix. You can also get a Pina Colada Charger which is arguably the healthiest mocktail of all time.

Lattes and healthy mains at Kettlebell

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You can DIY a salad or rice bowl (RM17, $5.65), or head for one of their regulars like their Peanut Butter Banana Toast (RM12, $4) and Duck Rice Bowl (RM25, $8.30). They have novelty Pink Lattes (RM12, $4) as well to match their pink decor and tableware.

Outdoor dining area at Kettlebell

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Opening Hours: 8AM-6PM, Daily
Address: Block C, G Floor, Unit 1, Plaza, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

6. Thurs 2.0

Interior of Thurs 2.0

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Looking at Thurs 2.0’s desaturated industrial decor is like having someone drape a grayscale filter over your eyes. The cafe has banked in on the recent trend of bubble tea cakes, where the star of their menu is their Signature Earl Grey Bubble Milk Tea Cake (from RM15, $5 for 4-inches, to RM35, $11.65 for 10-inches).

Thurs 2.0's Signature Earl Grey Bubble Milk Tea Cake

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Cheesecakes (about RM13, $4.30) are also featured on the menu, with various toppings like peach and blueberry. These can be paired with their homemade You’re a Peach tea (RM12, $4) for a sweet, cooling respite on a hot day.

Thurs 2.0's cheesecake

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Opening Hours: 11AM-11PM, Daily
Address: No.270, Jalan Cheras, Taman Miharja, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

7. Cureé

Outdoor dining area at Curee

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Hokkaido-style soup curries are the heart and soul of Cureé. Their signature Soup Curry (RM15.5, $5.15) can be topped with choices of Chicken (RM19.50, $6.50), Natto (RM18.50, $6.15), Avocado (RM17.50, $5.80) or Seafood Tempura (RM23.50, $7.80).

Curee's curry soup, tempura curry, and avocado marmite toast

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For those who don’t feel as “curry-geous” for spicy food, there are other choices like Poke Bowls (RM23.50. $7.80) or Avopotato with Marmite Toast (RM11.50, $3.80).

Curee's avocado and marmite toast

Avopotato toast with marmite drizzle
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Opening Hours: 12PM-10PM (Closed on Wed)
Address: 38, Jalan 1/77A Off Jalan Imbi, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 11-1888 7987

8. Bo All Day Dining

Bo All Day Dining's Interior

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Decorated to the nines with potted plants and rattan furnishing, Bo All Day Dining sits on the grander side of things with a luxurious tropical atmosphere. Their interior walls are also covered in illustrations of lush palms and local wildlife.

Jungle mural at Bo All Day Dining

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Woodfire oven pizzas are among the highlights here, with choices ranging from a basic Margharita (RM32, $10.65) to Otaru (RM42, $13.95) which is topped with cured salmon and mentaiko paste. Other Western choices include their Signature Rotisserie Roast (from RM28, $9.30 for a quarter chicken).

Assortment of pizza at Bo All Day Dining

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Asian fare also makes an appearance in the menu, with sharing portions of Oxtail Assam Pedas (RM43, $14.30) and Fried Chicken Galangal (RM28, $9.30).

Opening Hours: 11AM-11PM, Daily
Address: LINC, LOT 1-10/1-11, NO 360 THE, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

9. Les Petits Jours

Service counter at Les Petits Jours

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Easily resembling a studio apartment, Les Petits Jours in Cheras has a service counter at one end, a music corner with a piano and guitar in another, and a dining area in between. They don’t have a fixed menu, but they have daily set meals (RM20/$S6.65) which come with a main dish, rice, and miso soup.

Les Petits Jours music corner

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They have previously served dishes like miso grilled mackerel, rosemary and orange pork with lotus, and slow-cooked chicken with scallions.

Les Petits Jours grilled mackeral and slow-cooked chicken sets

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A selection of cakes and desserts is also offered daily, like their Banana Choco-misu and Strawbery Matcha-misu (Both RM12, $4).

Desserts and coffee at Les Petits Jours

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Opening Hours: Wed-Fri 12PM-5PM; Sat-Sun 12PM-6PM
Address: C-1-4 (first floor), Medan Connaught Center Point, Jalan 2/142a, 56000 Batu 9 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 16-704 0095

10. Crust Mont Kiara

Interior of Crust Mont Kiara

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It isn’t too difficult to guess what Crust’s specialty is: Pizza, of course. This family-friendly establishment serves classic wood fired pizza like the seafood Frutti Di Mare (RM36, $12), and 4-cheese Quattro Formaggi (RM36, $12).

Burger and Pizza flatlay at Crust

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Burgers like the Swiss Mushroom (RM28, $9.30), and Oishii (RM33, $11) with soft shell crab are also on the menu.

Opening Hours: 11AM-3PM, 6PM-10PM, Daily
Address: 1F-17, 163 Retail Park, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-64195708

11. Super Ramen

Outdoor sitting area at Super Ramen

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With its stripped walls and neon Astro Boy light installation, Super Ramen almost sticks out like a sore thumb in the modest township of Sri Petaling. Japanese noodles are the highlight of the menu, and their kitchen has created some rather over-the-top variations.

Super Ramen's King of Pork Chop Ramen

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King of Pork Chop Ramen (RM28.80,$9.60) comes with an actual pork tomahawk that you can grab and eat with your hands.

Super Ramen's Boston Sea Kaiju Ramen

Boston Sea Kaiju Ramen
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Another one that doesn’t fit into its bowl is the Duck Confit Ramen (RM29.80, $9.90). They’ve also brought a local spin with their Super Laksa Ramen (RM26.80,$8.90).

Assortment of sharing plates and mains at Super Ramen

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Sharing plates are also available, making a good pairing with the restaurant’s cocktail selection after dark. Split a Squid Ink Calamari (RM18.80, $6.25) or a Salmon Tataki (RM23.80, $7.90), over a couple of Watermelon Coconut mocktails (RM12.80, $4.25).

Opening Hours: Thurs-Tues 11AM-2.30PM; 6PM-1AM (Closed on Wednesdays)
Address: 65 G, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-9548 0876

12. Hexgon Cafe

Interior setup at Hexgon Cafe

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Sporting a clean interior, Hexgon Cafe seems like a simple hangout spot for a cup of coffee. But its menu is far from basic, as they’ve got burgers made with baos instead of buns, served with fries. You can get some pretty indulgent options like a deep fried Namyu Pork Belly bun (RM13.90, $4.60) or Salted Egg Fried Chicken bun (RM13.90,$4.60).

Assortment of bao burgers and cold drinks at Hexgon Cafe

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Rice bowls such as their Japanese Curry Pork bowl (RM16.90, $5.60) and the Lemongrass Chicken bowl (RM16.90, $5.60) are another option. Wind down with a Long Black (RM9, $3), or Cappuccino (RM10, $3.30) after your meal.

Rice bowl at Hexgon Cafe

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Opening Hours: Weds-Mon 12PM-8PM (Closed Tues)
Address: 22-1, Jalan Dataran Cheras 2, Dataran Perniagaan Cheras, Cheras Balakong, 43200 Batu 9 Cheras, Selangor
Telephone: +60 3-9081 8978

13. Alta Cafe

Alta Cafe's interior dining area

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An open-air concept makes Alta Cafe a comfortable place for breakfasts and brunches. The menu is kept pretty basic, with egg dishes, breakfast bowls, and pastries.

A healthy breakfast at Alta Cafe

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You can get a big breakfast of lamb sausage and eggs (RM36, $12), or Organic soft-boiled eggs with Japanese furikake seasoning (RM15, $5). If you’re looking for some healthier options you can go for their chia seed and barley granola bowl (RM28, $9.30).

Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 8AM-11PM; Sun 8AM-7PM (Closed Mondays)
Address: 59-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-2201 0725

14. Three Journey Cafe

Unicorn ice cream at Three Journey Cafe

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Three words: unicorn ice cream. Your inner girly-girl will squeal at the sight of those sugary, colourful desserts at Three Journey Cafe. They even let you have the fun of decorating and pouring white chocolate glaze over your own passion fruit yogurt mousse popsicle (RM17.90, $5.95).

Assortment of brunch menu items at Three Journey Cafe

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Their other stand-out desserts include Unicorn Cake Popsicles (RM9.90, $3.30), French Rose Tea Soft Serve (RM12.90, $4.30). It’s not all just sweets though; they have an all-day brunch menu with items like Chicken Fingers with Pesto Scrambled Eggs (RM24, $80) and sunny-side-up Eggs with Guacamole (RM22, $7.30).

Indoor seating area at Three Journey Cafe

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Opening Hours: Sat-Thurs 11AM-10PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-11PM (Closed Mondays)
Address: 153A-G Jalan Dataran Cheras 9 Cheras Traders Square Belakong, 43200 Cheras 9 Miles, Selangor
Telephone: +60 3-9082 1080

15. Wicked Outpost

Wicked Coffee's outdoor dining area

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Tucked away along the upscale area of Jalan Ceylon, Wicked Outpost churns out coffee and sandwiches for takeaways throughout the day. This little container cafe also has open air seating, in case you want to sit down and catch your breath before heading back out onto the busy streets.

A pressed sandwich at Wicked Outpost

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You can get your caffeine fix of Espressos (RM7.90, $2.65) and Lattes (RM11.90, $3.95), while filling up your tummy with hearty bites of a Louisiana Chicken Pressed Sandwich (RM17.90, $5.95) or a classic Beef Burger (RM17.00, $5.65).

Opening Hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Address: No 6, Jalan Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 12-918 0167

KL cafes to visit in 2019

There’s definitely no shortage of fresh places to hang out in KL, as new cafes crop up ever so often. If you find yourself wondering what to do in the city, check out some of these places for a good meal and cuppa.

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