Have you been updating your social media feed lately? If not, maybe it’s time you do, with some “aestetek” photos. September is full of public holidays so why not jio your buddies out for cafe hopping? KL has countless cafes to explore, and some of them are on point. We’ll guide you through 20 Most Instagrammable Cafes in KL, so wear your best and pose like pros.
#1 Merchant’s Lane
When it comes to Instagrammable cafes in KL, no doubt Merchant’s Lane is on top of our list. What’s the best way to explain East Meets West? Merchant’s Lane. Tucked in off Chinatown, Merchant’s Lane has a strong Asian vibe with rattan chairs and rustic walls. Every corner screams picture-perfect. The entrance is a bit discreet so have fun hunting down Merchant’s Lane.
*Yes it’s HALAL*
Address: 150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat&Sun) 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Wednesdays)
#2 Botanica + Co
Ever wondered how it feels like to have a garden dining experience in the city? Botanica+Co is a sophisticated cafe right in Bangsar South. With bright, glass-house like ambiance and real trees in it, dine with elegance. Lead by a Singaporean chef, Botanica+Co is very particular with the ingredients used. Enjoy a cuppa or a glass of cocktail and unwind in this beautiful setting.
*Pork-free, but serves alcohol*
Address: 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs) 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (Fri) 11:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
(Sat) 9:30 a.m.-12 a.m. (Sun) 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
One of the most raved cafes in KL recently, Wizards might sound like it was named after Harry Potter’s fan, but no. Enter into a “cafe” of aesthetic and poise with matching colors of decor. The cage-lantern like decor hanging from the ceiling softens the light and added pattern. Even the plating is Instagrammable, no?
Address: 215, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
#4 The Owls Cafe at One Space
Not any pet cafes in KL, The Owls Cafe at One Space is the sister of New Chapter by The Owls. Nothing related to owls or pets except the cute, soft logo at the entrance, this place speaks serenity. High ceiling with huge glass window allowing ample sunlight gazing through, with marble and soft yellow tones, perfect. We heard their waffles are to die for.
*Pork-free, HALAL ingredients*
Address: Jalan USJ 25/1C, One City, 47100 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Fri) 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat&Sun) 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
#5 Lim Kee Cafe
An old-school cafes in KL with contemporary furnishing and pleasant color pantone. Lim Kee Cafe resembles Hong Kong coffee shops, and no it’s not a chicken rice shop judging by the name. A place for coffee and cakes, relax with a cuppa and unwind on the rattan chair. Lim Kee Cafe is a walk down the memory lane, where old meets new.
Address: 66-68, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Daily)
#6 Lucky Peaches Eating Hall+Bar
While eating hall might sound like an informal place, we mind you that Lucky Peaches is a bit more upmarket than it sounds. Spacious, futuristic vibe with dark tones and minimal settings, on the phone every corner looks on point. Lucky Peaches is one of the cafes in KL that sets off this kind of atmosphere, with good food and of course, burnt cheesecake.
*Pork-free but serves alcohol*
Address: B-G-08, Plaza Arkadia, No 3, Persiaran Perdana, Jalan Intisari, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Mondays)
#7 PODGY Kurau
Think black and white tiles, lush greens and minimal decorations, aren’t they the perfect settings to Insta-worthy pics? One of the rising cafes in KL, Podgy Kurau is a new project of Podgy team. Quaint and cozy, there’s nothing pretentious over here. Get laid back and have conversations over coffee with your peers.
*YES it’s HALAL*
Address: 5, Lorong Kurau, Lucky Garden, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Closed on Wednesdays)
#8 Bukku Cafe
A Japanese-inspired cafe in the bustling KL city, you’ll find peace and solitude at Bukku Cafe. White toned with wooden furnishing, it has the Muji minimalism that brings harmony. It has a rustic backyard that resembles fall, sunbath yourself and have a zen moment.
*Pork&Lard-free, Staffs are Muslims*
Address: Jalan Singgahsana 4A/KU5, Bandar Bukit Raja, 41050 Klang, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. (Daily)
Started off as graphic designers, Wondermilk was established in 2000 solely for cupcakes. Today, they have four outlets across KL and owns other brands including Rimba and Rusa. One of the most promising cafes in KL focusing on cupcakes and treats, their ambiance is a dream. Cozy, aesthetic and quiet, get some sweet tooth here. If you have any events looking for treats catering, Wondermilk has you covered.
*YES it’s HALAL*
Address & Operating Hour: https://ilovewondermilk.com/pages/location
#10 La Fluer x Uniqorn
La Fluer is definitely the go-to place if you’re into unicorns pink land. Like Stylenanda Pink Cafe in Korea where everything is decorated in pink, same goes to La Fluer. Dive into a “pool” of pink balls and take thousands of photos. Don’t worry, the staffs are more than happy to assist you. Get your fork into their rainbow or even unicorn cake and live our day in La La Land.
*Pork-free, HALAL ingredients*
Address: 01, E1, 02, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Sunway Geo Avenue, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs) 12 p.m.-12 a.m. (Fri-Sun) 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
#11 Terracotta Cafe
A hidden gem in the bustling city, Terracotta Cafe is a charm with its unique presentation. Soft and harmony with its flower decorations of roses and wildflowers, Terracotta has a Bohemian touch. Serving fusion food and in-house desserts, it’s a one-stop quick fix place. Bestseller? Japanese-inspired waterdrop cake.
*YES it’s HALAL*
Address: P- 47410 1, 15, Jalan Tropicana Selatan 1, Tropicana, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
#12 Leaf & Co
Leaf & Co is set in an old shophouse with strong sense of heritage and nostalgia. The torn-off brick wall, rustic vibes and alley-like walkways complements the name, Leaf & Co. It’s pretty similar to Awesome Canteen and Ome by Spacebar Coffee in Penang. If you love heritage and good coffee, you’ll fall in love with Leaf & Co.
*YES it’s HALAL*
Address: 53, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Fri) 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat&Sun) 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Kettlebell is yet another pink cafes in KL that will lit up your heart. Well, not everything pink but enough to melt you away. The pink, white and gold tones matches so well together your social media will love it. Even the plates and cups are worth taking photos of, so get your cameras ready.
Address: Block C, G Floor, Unit 1, Plaza, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (Daily)
#14 Le Petit Dotty’s
Another desserts cafes in KL on our list, Le Petit Dotty’s is no stranger to many. Serving French-inspired bakes and treats, even the ambiance and settings resemble French cafe. We love how the blue and gold tones complement one another, it’s a pleasing to the eyes. Their pastries, salute.
*YES it’s HALAL*
Address: (Platinum Park Branch) Lot 1.03, Ground Floor, Menara TH, Platinum Park, Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Daily)
#15 Jao Tim
A shop lot turned cafe in Chinatown, we have an indescribable affair with Jao Tim, which translates to “hotel” in Cantonese. A cafe, an art gallery, jam sessions, event space, whatever it is, Jao Tim scores it. Brick walls, high ceilings and spacious hall, it kind of gave us an old London vibe.
Address: 61, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Tues-Thurs&Sun) 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Fri&Sat) 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
While Dew might not be the most Instagrammable cafes in KL, we thought we would skip one on ambiance but on presentation instead. Serving french patisserie, their desserts are too pleasing look at. Beautiful and carefully crafted, each and every piece will melt your heart away. Dew is also a florist and sometimes speakeasy, take a break from the hustles and get your sweet cravings here.
Address: 7, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hour: (Tues-Fri) 11 a.m.-7 p.m., (Sat&Sun) 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
#17 Kopenhagen Coffee
Inspired by the cafes in Denmark, Kopenhagen Coffee is a rising star in KL and a favourite for coffee lovers. The owner himself is a Danish who aims to introduce his country to the locals. White and black tones, high panel windows with ample sunlight gazing through. It’s a bright and quiet cafe perfect for work and reading, plus point for awesome coffee.
Address: Vista Kiara, 3, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Fri) 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat&Sun) 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Neighbourhood’s favourite, Li is a translate of “energy” in Chinese. A simple, quaint cafe serving Malaysian favourites with a twists. Li has touch a Tokyo vibe with the open-kitchen, very Asian- Malaysian. Sit by the counter for more intimate experience or casually dive into their legendary sousvide kaya with sourdough toast.
Address: 47, Jalan SS 22/23, Ss 22, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: (Tues to Fri) 11.30am-9.30pm, (Sat) 10.30am-9.30pm, (Sun) 10.30am-5pm *kitchen break from 4pm till 6.30pm
#19 Piu Piu Piu
Looking for hipster cafes in KL to channel your inner trend? Piu Piu Piu is the place, you know that just by the cafe’s name itself. Nostalgic coffee stand with an old-school vibe, it has a unique personality, so are the people. There are only a few seats available, you get to make friends and talk to other strangers while standing, which is part of Piu Piu Piu’s concept.
Address: no 80b, zhongshan Building, Jalan Rotan, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: (Tues-Sat) 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sun) 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
#20 Little Rimba
Another addition to the cafes in KL, Little Rimba is the sister of Rimba&Rusa. Serving local fares in a bright, modern ambiance, Little Rimba is perfect if you’re craving for comfort food. Be it the mural outside or the minimalist tones adapted, every corner is picture-worthy.
Yes it’s HALAL*
Address: No1, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
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