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8 Best Local Kopitiam Breakfast To Try In Kuala Lumpur 2020

When in KL, eat like the locals do!

Hello foodies! We all know it by now, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For some, it’s the perfect thing that motivates us to get up and out of bed to eat. So, considering the fact that it is the first meal of the day, it can either make or break your mood for the rest of the day. Here’s a list of cheap and good places to eat breakfast in KL 2020. Come on now, rise and shine…and eat!

8 Best Local Kopitiam and Hawker Stall Breakfast in Kuala Lumpur

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1. Restoran Win Heng Seng

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This hawker restaurant located right on Jalan Imbi is most famous for pork ball noodles. Served with a generous amount of minced meat and noodles that are soaked in thick dark soy sauce, this dish makes sweet and salty flavours all come together deliciously in a bite.

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And, be sure to get yourself some freshly made egg tarts from Tai Zi Tart (located on the right hand side of the restaurant). Locals and the amount of people who drop by just to tapao their pastries will definitely convince you to try their flaky and buttery egg tart. The stall also sells other pastries like kaya puff and pineapple tart.

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Restoran Win Heng Seng

Address: 183, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Thursday to Tuesday, 6AM – 3PM, Closed on Wednesdays

[Non-Halal] 

2. Ho Kow Hainan Kopitiam

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Originally from Lorong Pangung, this famous Hainanese Kopitiam has been around for over 60 years. Having recently moved to Petaling Street, you can now feast on nasi lemak, croissaint with meat floss and egg, curry chee cheong fun and even dry curry chicken noodles.

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Moreover, their menu is rather extensive with many popular food items so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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Ho Kow Hainam Kopitiam 

Address: Ho Kow Hainam Kopitiam 何九海南茶店, 1, Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 730AM – 330PM, Closed on Mondays

[Non-Halal]

3. Restoran Lai Foong

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If you love lala, this bowl of noodles is for you! Fresh lala, bihun, and piping hot broth is comfort food at its best right here at Lai Foong. The broth is packed with flavour because it is boiled with rice wine, ginger, and fragrant soy sauce. But, most of the sweetness of the broth comes from the lala (clams) itself.

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And, another popular pick would be Lai Foong Beef Noodles. It is equally as popular as their lala noodles – the number of locals and tourists there will prove it. So, if you prefer meat over seafood, opt for this bowl instead.

Restoran Lai Foong

Address: 1953, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 10AM – 830PM, Daily

[Non-Halal]

4. Yut Kee Restaurant

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Yut Kee Restaurant needs no introduction because almost every KL local will have heard of it, and have probably eaten there too. Popular and must-try dishes include belacan fried rice, pork chop, chicken chop, roti babi (yes!), hailam mee, roast pork with apple sauce (super yes!), and fluffy toast with kaya.

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Yut Kee Restaurant

Address:  1, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 730AM – 3PM, Closed on Mondays

[Non-Halal]

5. Tuck Cheong Dim Sum Restaurant

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Without a doubt, dim sum is one of the best local breakfast you can find in Malaysia. If dim sum is your go-to breakfast meal, head to Tuck Cheong for some seriously fresh dim sum choices!

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See for yourself how fresh their dim sum options are, steamed to perfection we would say!

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Tuck Cheong Dim Sum Restaurant 

Address: 29, Jalan Kancil, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday, 645AM – 10AM, Closed on Tuesdays

[Non-Halal]

6. Hon Kee Porridge

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Feeling under the weather but still craving for a hearty breakfast meal? This porridge stall in Petaling Street is your best bet.

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Famous for their raw snakehead fish porridge (sang yu zhuk), they serve the raw fish on a plate and you mix them into the hot porridge yourself. If you prefer meat, try their fried pork innards porridge (chu chap zhuk).

Hon Kee Porridge

Address: 93, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (in Petaling Street)

Opening hours: 4AM – 230PM, Daily

[Non-Halal]

7. Thong Kee Hainan Coffee Shop 溏记海南茶室

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Nothing beats traditional local Malaysian breakfast than some bread and eggs. In this case, it’s croissant toast! Originally from Bentong in Pahang, Thong Kee Coffee Shop has a branch right here at Pandan Indah KL. Must-try: croissant with ham and cheese, cham (coffee mixed with tea), kaya and butter toast, and Sarawak kolo mee.

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Thong Kee Hainan Coffee Shop

Address: 17& 19, Pandah Indah, Jalan Pandan Indah 1/23e, Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 7AM – 430PM, Closed on Mondays

[Non-Halal]

8. Yung Kee Restaurant

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This version at Yung Kee Restaurant is a little different than regular beef noodles because it is similar to a Hong Kong-style version. The beef is super tender and falls of the bone. With a generous portion, this beef noodle stall in Pudu KL is a must-try for those of you who favour thick brown beef stock as soup!

Yung Kee Restaurant 

Address: 9, Jalan Kancil, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 6AM – 230PM,  Daily

[Non-Halal]

There you have it, those are the eight best local kopitiams you should visit for a tummy-filling breakfast meal. Some of these places are usually very packed, be sure to reach early and be patient for your food. It’ll be worth it in the end. Don’t forget to take yummy foodie pictures and tag us on Instagram or on our Facebook group page!

Also, check out: Top 10 Best Malaysian Breakfast In KL For Morning Person

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