Dishing out delicious breakfast grub and caffeine-infused beverages, they’ve definitely got your tummies covered. Hungry, already? Whether your idea of a great start to the day involves the staple scrambled eggs and sausages, a decadent slice of cheesecake or some good’ol roti canai, we’ve got a list on 10 Best Cafes in KL Perfect for Brunch to get you up and about!
10 Best Cafes In KL Perfect For Brunch
Either we were too young to realize or did Brunch suddenly become a thing like avocado and off-shoulder tops? With a few clicks here and there, Guy Beringer popped out! About time we thank him as he is the genius who invented brunch. Inspired by the meal he had after his hangover the next day, Beringer, an English author, proposed the concept of this combination meal in his essay—Brunch: A Plea—which he penned in 1895. The essay was written to assist those who nursed hangovers every Sunday morning from the night before. Drunk or not, a good big breakfast brunch at 12 PM after a snoozed sleep is just the way to go on a Sunday Morning don’t you reckon! We’re all about that and so are these cafes!
#1 Mediterranean Cheese Platter @ Bottega Mediterranea
Ever salivated over the scene on Hundred-Foot Journey when Marguerite brings in a cheese platter to the table for the Kadam Family and Hassan expression deepens as he bites into some cheese. That scene, right here in Bottega Mediterranea is possible! This homely setup in Laman Ceylon is a haven for Italian food lovers. Part food store, part deli, Bottega Mediterranea boasts an eye-opening selection of Italian-imported products for sale.
As a deli cafe, their Charcuterie Platter (RM51.95) serving for two pax, with cold cuts (Mec Boneless Ham, Porchetta, Cecina, Lonzino and Spicy Salami), cheeses (Grana Padano, Provolone and Toma) and pickles (Caperberry, Sun-dried Tomato, and Grilled Egg Plant will guide you to the garden somewhere in Italy with the prettiest girl on your side sipping on red wine overlooking the ocean! All from that one bite of altogether. Worth every single penny for the taste and experience!
#2 Lamb Shashuka @ The Red-BeanBag
Pioneer café The Red Beanbag’s crowd-pleasing brunch menu is truly perfect for a weekend brunch with the bros and girls. While a great cuppa is guaranteed, this cafe has a notable menu of tasty Australian-inspired brunch plates to offer.
Though we’re here to talk about the star of the show: the Signature Baked Eggs. Eggs are cracked into a hot plate filled with lamb, beef and chicken bratwurst, sun-dried tomatoes, aubergine, potatoes and of course, cheese! Slightly runny thought well absorbed by the bread, the combination will blow your mind and wanting more and more! The other best part is if you’ve got one of these fur pups, bring em along for a fun adventure!
Address: Block A4, Publika, A4-1-08, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: Saturday 9.30 AM to 10 PM. Opens daily
Phone: 012-910 5094
#3 Big Breakfast @ Common Man Coffee Roasters
Making scrumptious brunch no matter the time of the day it is, Common Man Coffee Roasters is there to serve ya! You will find it difficult to not smile at the sight of servers dressed in their sunny, tropical-themed uniforms expecting to impress you with smiles and BREAKFAST or BRUNCH. Just like their theme and mood, Common Man Full Breakfast (RM39) will give you that boost with a variety of eggs, sausages, chorizo, and artisanal sourdough. As you delve into perfectly done eggs with streaky beef and vegetable rosti among other delights, you will soon realize that this fella here is a game changer!
#4 Golden Brown Fluffy Pancakes @ Mr & Mrs Cafe
Sounding like an old couple who makes the best comfort food in town, Mr. & Ms. Cafe’s pancakes are absolutely divine for any time of the day all stacked tall and brown. Golden brown on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, these pancakes are served with sweet grilled bananas, fresh whipped cream and a golden drizzle of butterscotch sauce that’s thick and gooey — all the ingredients to the perfect girdle cakes. It’s more toward trying to stop yourself for a second serving!
#5 Egg Benedict @ Huckleberry Food & Fare
Huckleberry’s loaves of bread are made the old fashioned way, using sourdough starters, and the loaves are left to rise longer than usual to produce a lighter texture while letting the flavors develop.
Aside from making bread the freshest way possible expect classics such as egg Benedict, shakshuka, banana French toast, and the punchy chili cheese toast with fried eggs (a Mumbai breakfast staple) welcoming you to their cafe. Poached to perfection and served with well-whisked hollandaise sauce on a classic style here in Huckleberry is an egg Benedict one needs to try if they’ve never! just picturing the image would get us all salivating.
#6 Buttermilk Fried Chicken @ Nutmeg
Looking for a spot after a horrendous hike and in need of some crispily fried start? cus this place has an excellent variety of meaty, greasy options, which makes it one of our top spots for a hangover brunch. What’s more, the breakfast and brunch menu is served all day so you don’t have to worry about waking up late for the meal.
Serving Y’all array of heavy, hearty meals, from all-day breakfast options that will carry you through the day in a glowing daze. We’re here for Southern fried chicken with herbed waffle featuring cheddar, SF chicken, corn salsa, honey Sriracha sauce and a sunny side up egg served in a bed of salad leaves. The combination is sinfully delicious and you’ve got to come here for the sake of chicken love!
Address: UGF-8A, Bangsar Village II 2, 2, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 9.30 AM to 10 PM. Opens daily
Phone: 03-2710 4018
#7 Banh Mi (Vietnamese Baguette) @ Banh Mi Cafe
If you haven’t tried their French-influenced pork pátê sandwich @ Banh Mi aka Vietnamese Baguette, it’s time to call up all your friends to have a trip down to this restaurant for an authentic taste of Vietnam. The most common flavor consists of grilled pork belly or roast pork loin, layers of ham, pátê paste, slices of cucumber and sprigs of coriander topped with special sauces. For the full Banh mi experience, the locals usually add a bit of chili as well as pickled radish and daikon.
Run by Cindy & her brother, both originally from Vietnam’s Dong Nai province, east of Ho Chi Minh City, they’ve been making a living out of making banh mi for nearly 2 decades now and they can’t keep customers away even if they want to! Upon entering the cafe, the smell of baguettes baked fresh every morning will entice you straight to the counter of neatly stacked baguette into a cornucopia of carbs. Have your sandwiches stuffed with grilled pork, bacon, ham, chicken or even fish!
#8 Grilled Cheese Sandwich @ SoftCore
Located among the car workshops and right behind myburgerlab Sunway, lies softcore Molton cake & co. If you happen to be a cafe hopper, you would probably know this place for their gooey centers. Molten Cake (RM16) as just another wannabe ‘liu sha pao’ — this golden hunk is paired with honey cereal and curry leaves, both of which add wonderful dimensions to the dessert. But what’s a hidden signature here is heir grilled cheese sandwiches are exceptionally melty as well.
What you want to go for is the classic grilled cheese sandwich; the ingredients are simple – melted cheddar, mozzarella, pickles and paprika in between two slices of butter-toasted sourdough bread – but all together they make a decent sandwich. The pickles add crunch, the crisp and buttery bread cuts the creaminess of the cheese, and the sides of thick-cut fries and salad make it a full meal.
#9 Nachos @ La Boca Latino Bar
If you’ve got 50 bucks to cash on awesome Mexican/Latino food, this is the way to go! Along the bar-filled outdoor strip, La Boca emerges as some favorite for its fun, boisterous vibes fit for a night out with friends.
Food wise, order a handful to share — it’s the best way to experience their diverse Latino menu for some scrumptious looking Mexican dishes serves one of the best nachos around KL where aside from that pint of beer that is usually solely to be had on its own, why not pair it with a bowl of nachos that enticingly attract its eater with a hearty amount of tortilla chips drenched under greenery bits of guacamole, cheese, onions, tomatoes and white nacho cheese sauce. Its savouriness is definitely divine.
Address: Lot C3. 10. 03, Level 3, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 9 AM to 1 AM. Opens daily
Phone: 03-2148 9977
#10 Lasagne @ SOULed OUT
A good bowl of lasagne just does it.SOUled OUT homes to one of the best lasagne in a building called Menara HSC! Have a seat at one of the rows of sofas and have a taste test of their beef lasagna. It doesn’t overflow with ragout and has every bite just nicely in place. Just the right amount of cheese, good bite, good amount of beef and a refreshing taste of olive oil. Ah pleasantly comforting!
Address: 20, Jalan 30/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2300 1955
In short, here’s our list to the awesome brunch you can find in KL.
As usual, please let us know your favourite to-go-cafe for brunch! We’ll definitely check them out and feature them in our article.
Have a great day, foodies!
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