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15 Cool Neon Light Cafes & Bars In KL That You Will “Light” A Lot

These cafes took One Direction’s lyrics “baby, you light up my world like nobody else” a little too seriously but if that’s the trend to have a lit (literally) Instagram feed, you bet that millennials are going to jump on that bandwagon. To save you some time researching, we have rounded up a list of 15 Cool Neon Light Cafes & Bars In KL for you.


15 Cool Neon Light Cafes & Bars That Will You Will “Light” A Lot

1. Amore Espresso Bar

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A rather new addition to TTDI that has just opened at the end of 2017 and it has certainly become a new favourite spot for TTDI folks. With simple decor and minimalistic colour scheme, their giant neon decor is hard to miss and it’s totally Instagram-worthy. This cafe combines the east and the west with its fusion menu such as Dak Bokkeum Bowl and their soft serves are something you shouldn’t afford to miss!

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Address : 24A, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours : Mon-Fri (except Wedn) 11am-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-9pm, Wedn (Closed)

2. Dessert Bar by Stanley Choong

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If you ever walked past Dessert Bar by SC, its cute rabbit neon light plastered on the glass window is too irresistible not to bust out your camera. The pastry chef who is none other than Stanley Choong who was trained at the prominent Le Gorden Blue Malaysia & Japan so, you can be assured that you are at right place to satisfy your sweet tooth. With such a talented patissier like Stanley, you can expect desserts that are both pleasant to the eye and palate.

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Address : 16, Jalan Radin Bagus 9 ,Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours : Sun-Thurs (except Tues) 1pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 1pm- 11pm, Tues (Closed)

3. Forebidden

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Looking like a place that is straight out of a Shanghai movie – this cafe is another well-loved fusion eatery. If you’re a fan of Chinese cuisine but are bored of the typical dai chow, you can count on Forebidden to come up with creative Chinese fusion dishes and their quirky names will let you have a good laugh. Nai You You and Soup-er Crab seem to satisfy everyone’s’ taste buds so be sure to give that a go!

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Address : LotD7-10-G Dana 1 Commercial Centre, Jalan PJU 1A/46, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hours : Mon-Thurs 12pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am, Sun (Closed)

4. Gravy Baby

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Enough with Shanghai, let’s take a trip to Broadway! Exuding an inviting ambience with bright yellow-orange lights and its exterior that looks similar to a Broadway theatre, the decors are enough to lure you in. Famous for their Gravy Baby pies and cocktails, you’ll be definitely be spoilt with choices .

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Address : 9, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours : 7am-3:30am. Opens daily.


5. Inside Scoop

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If you are still unfamiliar with this ice cream joint, what have you been doing all your life? Okay, jokes aside, Inside Scoop has recently come up with a new ‘White Rabbit’ flavour to relieve our childhood days and Malaysians definitely went crazy for it. They are always trying their best to come up with inventive recipes and with their super cute neon decors, they are here to satisfy our obsession with the perfect Instagram feed too.

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Address : 20, Jalan Manis 4 Taman Segar, Batu 9 Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour : Mon-Thurs 1pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12:30pm-12am, Sun 12:30pm – 11pm

6. Jack Rose

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Dark and mysterious – Jack Rose is the perfect hideaway after a hectic day of work. Many may think this is a speakeasy bar but it is actually situated right at the underground basement of a building so it’s easier to find that you think 😉 And am I the only one who thought they named their bar after Titanic characters? (Okay, maybe it’s just me) If you’re a cocktail newbie like me, Jack Rose is actually a very popular cocktail in the 1920s and 1930s, so remember to opt for their signature drink!

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Address : B1, Wisma E & C, Lorong Dungun Kiri, Damansara Heights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours : Tues- Thurs 5pm-1am, Fri 5pm-3am, Sat 6pm-3am, Sun & Mon (Closed)

7. Mich’sology

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If you have a soft spot for cute decors and PINK, Mich’sology is calling your name. Founder, Michelle is passionate about food that is natural and healthy to our body, mind and soul hence the name Mich’sology which translates to Michelle’s healthy theory. Healthy food and literally a pink paradise? Count us in!

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Address : No. 16, Jalan SS 21/35, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours : 10am-10pm (Closed on Mondays)


8. Mighty Monster

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Bringing Australia to you, this Aussie-Inspired cafe & bar whips up a variety of dishes that will put a smile on your face. They serve decent portions when it comes to their food and if you are a small eater, you can easily share it with a friend. Additionally, they have tea time promo every day where you can get a slice of cake and tea for only RM15 (3pm-6pm) which is such a steal too!

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Address : G-26, No. 2, Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Operating Hours : Sun-Thurs 10am-12am, Fri-Sat 10am-1am

9. Pahit

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A hidden gem in Bukit Bintang, this bar is here to satisfy your thirst for delicious gin. If you’re looking for your next first date spot, we definitely recommend Pahit. It has a really chill vibe which makes it a great place to catch up on lives over a good glass of cocktail. With their attentive staffs that are equipped with extensive knowledge, your drinking experience will surely be a good one.

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Address : 3, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours : 5pm-1am (Closed On Mondays)

10. Pinggan Puteh

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This restaurant is unquestionably the perfect date spot to bring your friends and family! This eatery aims to deliver tasty Malay cuisines but with a modern twist that is enough to capture the heart of the old and new generation. One of the dishes that certainly got everyone driving all the way to Shah Alam is their Lontong and fret not, they are pocket-friendly! 😉

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Address : 30/G, Jalan Kristal K7/K, Seksyen 7, Shah Alam, Malaysia
Operating Hours : 12pm-11pm. Opens daily.

11. Random Food Store

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Another fusion eats to add to the list but honestly, fusion food is love because you get the best of both world. Neighbour to the infamous Village Park, this eatery is impossible to miss. Once you stepped inside, you’ll be greeted by a minimalistic vibe and a unique neon decor in the shape of the hand. Owner, Keith Koay is a Malaysia’s Champion Barista so coffee lover should definitely indulge a cuppa here because why not get a cup from the best?

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Address : 9, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama,Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Operating Hours : 9am-11pm. Opens daily.

12. Shi Er 十二

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There is an interesting story behind the name of this wine bar. Derived from the number 12 and representing the ancient Chinese zodiac knowns as the Sheng Xiao, Shi Er bar decided to enrich patrons’ experience by introducing curated cocktail followed by each zodiac characteristics. Enjoy and experience local live performances while you “whine and wine” with your pals and end the night by taking Instagram-worthy pictures at their neon light wall.

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Address : J-G-12, Solaris Mont Kiara, No 2 Jalan Solaris, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours : 5pm-3am. Opens daily.

13. Super Boring Club

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Oh no, don’t let its name fool you. Far from boring, Super Boring Club is definitely something you have never seen before. Offering both Japanese and Korean BBQ (only in the evening ) under the same roof, the owners’ aim is to provide high-quality cuisines that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. With their staffs who are just as humorous as the eatery’s name, you’ll definitely be visiting SBC a lot more often.

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Address : 15, jalan mesui Bukit bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours : Tues -Fri 12pm-2:30pm / 6pm-11pm , Sat-Sun 12pm-11pm, Mon (Closed)

14. Super Ramen by Ru Di Fook

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Another fun and exciting eatery in Sri Petaling – this part bar, part ramen shop will surely get passerby curious. Putting its own modern twist to Japanese ramen, the culinary team never disappoint when it comes to creative recipes. The only gripe is that it might be a little pricey but if you want to try out something new, definitely give this place a shot!

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Address : 65, Jalan Radin Bagus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours : Mon- Sat (except Wedn) 11am-2:30pm / 6pm- 1am, Sun 11am-2:30pm / 6pm -2am , Wedn (Closed)

15. Vintage 1988

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Joining the cafe scene recently, you are probably more familiar with the label Vintage 1988 as an accessories store. Nestled in Jalan Sultan, this quaint cafe specializes in both coffee and cakes. Inside, it has a mixture of retro and modern aesthetics which makes it Instagram worthy in every corner. If you’re on the hunt for a spot to get your work done, Vintage 1988 is a must go since it has a co-working space with plug points!

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15 Cool Neon Light Cafes & Bar That Will You Will “Light” A Lot

Thanks a WATT for reading 😉 see what I did there. Time for another trip of cafe hopping with the pals and if you love any of the cafes mentioned, do share your experience! If you have any other suggestions, let us know too!

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