Located somewhere in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Street is no stranger to most of us. While the old gather along the streets of Chinatown for good old chats, the young flock over for good food and Instagram-worthy shots of mushrooming cafes around the area. Besides it being the melting pot of food in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Street is frequented due to its convenient location. Today’s list of cafes are all located near (within 1km) Petaling Street and can be accessed via the Pasar Seni LRT/MRT stations. Here are another 14 cafes to add to your already overflowing list of to-visits!
These 14 Cafes Are Located Within 1KM From Petaling Street And Pasar Seni LRT/MRT
1. cafe etc.
First up, Cafe etc. The white, no-nonsense walls of this cafe give out an aura of humility and simplicity amidst the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur. Within this simplicity lies the grandness that comes from the three giant arched windows on the second floor of the cafe, giving the spacious interior an ancient Greek vibe. Spoil your tastebuds with an array of affordable food and latte art coffee!
Address: No. 198, Jalan Tun H.S.Lee 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 10am – 6pm (Closed on Mondays)
2. 源昌隆 Kafei Dian
Feeling extra Malaysian? Kafei Dian is here to help you relive the old kopitiam vibes. Just a two minutes walk away from Pasar Seni MRT, this is the place to go for kampung-vibe Instagram shots without having to leave KL. They serve a wide variety of breakfast foods, from everyone’s favorite nasi lemak to piping hot dim sums and char kuey teow!
Address: 15-1, Jalan Balai Polis 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 7am – 5pm (Daily)
Address: Lot 16, Jalan Panggong 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 9am – 6pm (Closed on Mondays)
4. leaf & co. cafe
Amidst the city of concrete lies an old two-story wooden shophouse that has stood for over 80 years. Battered but not forgotten, a still revamp of the site led to the birth of leaf & co. The cafe’s chipped walls, tall pillars, and wooden stairs take its visitors back to the pre-Merdeka days. They have an extensive menu that serves everything from Western pasta to Thai-style chicken rice.
Address: 53, Jalan Sultan 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 10am – 8:30pm (Daily)
5. Luckin Kopi
If you frequent cafes near Petaling Street, you’ve probably already heard of Luckin Kopi. Another case of an old shophouse turned cafe, what makes Luckin Kopi stand out from the pack is the twist that they add to our favorite Malaysian foods. The cafe’s interior is rather old-school, with areas of the wall’s red bricks exposed, making it the perfect backdrop for your Instagram shots. If you’re looking for authentic Malaysian food with a little fusion, Luckin Kopi is the place for you!
Address: 14 Jalan Panggong 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 9am – 6pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
6. Mingle Cafe 名樂閣
Next up, a cafe known for its vintage vibes built upon the philosophy of nostalgia from reused furniture and untouched walls. This cafe is a good reminder of finding joy in the simplest things in life; like a used table! Perfect for brunch and dinner, some interesting items on their menu include an array of vegan-friendly cakes and pastries, Thunder Rice, Nasi Ayam Geprek, and Nasi Ulam Rainbow Ayam Percik.
Address: 55, Jalan Sultan 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 11am – 10pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
7. Pandan Republic
Calling all pandan lovers! For those who are absolutely in love with the fragrant pandan leaf, Pandan Republic is your haven! Inspired by Peranakan delicacies for the Little Nyonya vibes, they serve a plethora of Malaysian desserts with their own twist; from nyonya kuihs, to the classic pandan layer cake. Their creamy soft serves are the crowd’s favorite, with unique Malaysian flavors like Kuih Kapit and Pandan.
Address: No 6,Lorong Panggung 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 11am – 6pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
8. Niko Neko Matcha 2.0
Come on, you knew this was coming. Smack right next to the Pasar Seni MRT station is the infamous Niko Neko 2.0. Niko Neko Matcha is known for its heavenly matcha drinks and desserts, and a minimalistic interior – another great spot for your gram’s feed! The early birds get the worm though because as you may already know, their desserts sell out real quick.
Address: 181, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11am – 5:30pm (Closed on Mondays)
9. Vintage 1988
From its simple but classy exterior, you can already expect Vintage 1988 to have a lot to offer. Besides being a cafe, it is also a vintage accessory store! The perfect place for a bit of retail therapy plus good food? Besides their usual menu, Vintage 1988 has their very own homemade gelato with unique flavors to quench your thirst on a hot and humid day.
Address: 34, Jalan Sultan 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 9am – 11pm (Daily)
10. YUM CHA KL
This cafe near Petaling Street is an extension of Yum Cha OUG. This outlet features a different vibe from the tiffany blue theme at their OG store. The cafe is filled with accents of pink and red, giving the entire place a warm and comfy feel. Fluffy and soft, areas of the cafe are decorated with brown ferns that will look oh-so-good on your gram. This is the perfect place for you and your friends to, well, yum some cha with some sweet treats!
Address: 1, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 8am – 5pm (Daily)
Next up, is this cozy little cafe that lets you escape the hustle and bustle of KL for a little while. This adorable spot is perfect for those looking for a quiet place to work, study, or just chill. Yewyewkl is where you would go for specialty brewed coffee, cakes, and pastry.
Address: 63D, Ground Floor, Bangunan Ka Yin, Jalan Sultan 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 10am – 5pm (Closed on Mondays)
12. Merchant’s Lane 美真林
Tucked on the second floor in one of the bajillions of shophouses near Petaling Street is this rustic-looking cafe. Make your way up a flight of wooden stairs, into a haven for photography and good fusion food! The cafe’s interior, with rustic decorations, rattan chairs, and a touch of greenery here and there makes it an IG-worthy spot for you and your friends. If you’re a fan of hand-crafted teas, you will want to head over to Merchant’s Lane for a sip.
Address: No, 150 Jalan Petaling 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 11:30am – 9pm (Monday to Fridays) | 10:30am – 9pm (Saturday & Sundays) (Closed on Wednesdays)
13. Malaya Garden
Next up, is ‘Malaya in all her glory’ in the form of a cafe. This cafe celebrates all that is of Malaysia by bringing the outside indoors. Savor your weekend brunch among green plants and trees while catching up with your besties on the latest gossips. Be careful what you say though because Malaya Garden’s tigers and hornbills know when to snitch on you.
Address: 1A jalan balai polis 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 8am – 4:30pm (Daily)
14. The Hungry Tapir
Calling all vegan and vegetarian foodies! Within the walls of yet another old shop lot near Petaling Street stripped bare to reveal its century-old iron beams and red wall bricks lies KL’s first-ever vegan restaurant with a full-service bar! The Hungry Tapir serves our favorite local dishes, but with a vegan twist! Don’t forget to complete your meal with vegan-friendly desserts! Oh, the cafe is pet-friendly too!
Address: 135, Jalan Petaling, Chinatown 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Tuesday to Fridays & Sundays) | 12pm – 9pm (Saturdays) (Closed on Mondays)
Status: Pork-free, but serves alcohol
Where Are You Headed For Your Next Cafe Hopping Adventure?
Cafes around the Petaling Street area are always a good idea if you couldn’t be bothered with searching for parking as it is easily reachable by public transport. While some cafes on the list have been around for a little over two years, you can always revisit! Who knows, they might update their menu from time to time.
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