Who doesn’t love a comfy cafe with a good cuppa in hand and some quality time alone or with mates? Be it coffee, food, presentation or ambience, we always have a soft spot for cafes. Now we know 2018 hasn’t ended but we’re planning ahead for you. Here are some of the new cafe in KL that perhaps, should make it in your bucket list by 2019.
Another brainchild of the Brickhouse Group, POKOK rose to fame recently with its breathtaking architecture. A glass house surrounded in lush green, the floor to ceiling glass windows offers 360 view while dining. Serving fresh goods, fresh bakes and coffee, POKOK definitely needs to be on the “new cafe in KL” list. Ps: Waiting time could be a pain, but hey, they’re still new, give them some time foodies.
Address: MAHSA Avenue, Block B, Jalan Elmu, off, Jalan Universiti, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Daily)
As the name suggests, this place serves up some seriously good curries. Spacious and cozy, Cureé is a new cafe in KL among the neighbourhood with colorful, aesthetic vibe. Meals are never too complicated here, simple yet authentic. The owner gears up his recipes from a friend in Japan, so expect some classic Hokkaido soup curry. Cureé also serves barista coffee and lip-smacking brownies, so hit them up by 2019.
Address: 38, Jalan 1/77A Off Jalan Imbi, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs) 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. (Fri-Sun) 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
#3 Thurs 2.0
A relatively new cafe in KL, Thurs 2.0 is for the hipsters. Though a bar, we would like to “assume’ it as a cafe. Why? They serve the latest hype, earl grey bubble tea cake. Fluffy chiffon earl grey cake topped with sea salt cheese milk foam and handmade boba. Not only it’s milk tea related, the presentation wins our heart away. Those who are thirsty are welcomed at Thurs 2.0 as well, they have cool teas and drinks with quirky names.
Address: No.270, Jalan Cheras, Taman Miharja, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs) 9 a.m.-12 a.m. (Fri-Sun) 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
#4 小日子 Les Petit Jours
A new addition to the cafes scene in Cheras, Les Petit Jours looks neighbourhood-friendly on the outside. Step inside and you’ll get the Taiwanese vibe, cozy and unpretentious. Serving comfort food with no fixed menu, every day could be a surprise, using every ingredients available daily. The longer you stay, the more you’ll feel like you’re in a Zakka store, with friendly, attentive staff. Les Petit Jours might be our favourite among the “new cafe in KL” list. we love a little serenity and honest attitude.
Address: C-1-4 (first floor), Medan Connaught Center Point, Jalan 2/142a, 56000 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: (Wed-Fri) 12 p.m.-5 p.m. (Sat&Sun) 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
#5 Good Monster
While poke bowl is no longer new here in Malaysia, Good Monster is a new poke joint tucked in Midvalley. Different from other poke bowls, Good Monster uses local ingredients to create the protein-fueled bowl. You can find ingredients like ikan bilis, otak-otak, ikan bakar and more. Or you can customize your own bowl starting from the base, which they offer buckwheat soba. Besides all the Asian flavors, can we take a moment to appreciate the blush pink storefront and cute pastel packaging?
Address: LG089B, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
#6 Delirium Cafe
If you’re into craft beers, Belgian beers in particular, then you’re no stranger to Belgium’s beer haven Delirium Cafe. We’re proud to have it stepped foot on KLCC, which is the first franchise in South East Asia. Look up for a pink elephant and you’ll spot Delirium Cafe. With extensive range of craft beers on tap or in bottle, it’s the best chill out spot in KLCC, overlooking the park. This new cafe in KL is definitely a great hang out spot not just for the white collars, but also families and friends.
Address: Ground Floor, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-12 a.m. (Fri&Sat) 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
#7 FROZEN by Ken
Though this is not the Disney movie “Frozen,” it still serves some icy cold sweet treats. FROZEN by Ken is a new ice cream shop in Bangsar known to serve awesome artisanal ice creams. Each has a uniqe name, like “old-fashioned” and “golden crunch.” FROZEN offers fancy cakes as well especially their ice cream cakes, which might be the best looking in town. Get your sweet cravings fixed and get laid back at this Instagrammable spot.
Address: 6, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Fri&Sat) 8:30 a.m.-12 a.m. (Sun) 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
F.R.Copper is a very new cafe in KL. In fact, they just launched about two weeks ago, you can barely find any Instagram photos of it. You can definitely find some cafe staples like big breakfast, eggs benedict, mouth-watering cakes and coffee. Mains like sea bass, pasta, beef stew are also available. Minimalist but welcoming. try out F.R.Copper’s bestselling burnt cheesecake as well.
Address: 117, JALAN AMINUDDIN BAKI, TAMAN TUN DR ISMAIL, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Daily)
Kitchen Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed on Fridays)
“C’mon, Kakigori is new? We all know this dessert cafe.” True that, while Kakigori is definitely not a new cafe in KL, their new outlet in Tropicana Avenue is. Unlike their every other outlet, this one in Tropicana Avenue is the most Instaworthy. First you have to find the door, and behind it is an aesthetic land of Japanese shaved ice. Get your kakigori, place them at the most pictureable corner and snap.
Address: First Floor, Golf & Country Resort PJU3, No.12, Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 2 p.m.-11 p.m. (Fri&Sat) 2 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Wednesdays)
#10 Lisette’s Cafe and Bakery
Formerly known as DR.Inc, this place has gone through a rebranding recently to Lisette’s Cafe and Bakery. Nestled in the residential area of Bangsar, Lisette’s has a rustic, leafy charm, which is very pleasing to the eyes. Serving vegan brunch buffet on every Tuesday and Friday, they’re committed on eating clean. Regular brunch is also available on Sundays. Other than that, Lisette’s is also a bakery with fresh bakes and good coffees every day.
Address: No. 8, 8A and 8B, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (Daily)
We Want to Hear You Out on New Cafe in KL You Have to Visit By 2019:
What do you guys think of this list? If you’ve been to any of this, congratulations, you’re ahead of others. Frequent cafe hoppers would love this list regardless being in a bucket list or not. Throw us with more suggestions and opinions, we’d love to hear them. Buh Byee!
The article was first published on Foodie.