18 Instagrammable Cafes in Kuala Lumpur

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1. VCR

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One of KL’s most good-looking cafés is perched on Jalan Galloway, a curiously unusual option for a contemporary coffee spot. The café is remodeled from a building on-site, while much of its original charm and old-world feel are retained. On the ground floor is a dim, narrow seating area where coffee machines whiz, baristas chatter and tempting cakes parade.

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VCR Cafe

VCR, known for their King cake and brunch items, is no stranger to cafe hoppers. But have you tried their Brioche French Toast topped with a generous scoop of espresso ice cream? The tanginess of the berry compote cuts the richness of the mocha drizzle and espresso ice cream, not leaving you with an intense food coma. Most people would consider French toast a breakfast food, but who cares, what time you have this, really.

How to get there: 2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2. Thursdvys

Located on a further end of TTDI along Lorong Datuk Sulaiman, this cafe will surprise you with their unexpected flair for Mac And Cheese (RM12). Served in a small casserole, this affordable favourite might end up being your favourite late night guilty pleasure, considering its well-balanced flavours and just-right creamy texture. Top it off with additional beef bacon bits (RM2) for a little extra in every bite. Then, treat yourself to a Cold Brew (RM12) to wash it all down.

How to get there: 22, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3. New Chapter by The Owls Cafe

If you have a hard time queuing up for the excellent waffles at The Owls Café, make your way to New Chapter instead, a new venture by the same team. Located within theCalvary Convention Centre in Bukit Jalil, this light-filled café features lots of greenery by way of picturesque views of the Bukit Jalil Golf Club, a garden by the entrance, and house plants strategically placed in the café.

They serve excellent coffee, aesthetically pleasing interiors, great service, as well as a thoughtful menu consisting of its signature waffles, pasta and brunch fare. Try the Midori, where matcha-based waffles are served with mandarin oranges, red bean cream, pistachio flakes as well as two large scoops of black sesame and coconut ice cream.

How to get there: Calvary Convention Centre,1 Jalan Jalil Perkasa 1, Taman Teknologi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

4. Battery Acid Club

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When is a cafe not completely a cafe? Maybe when its founders consider the coffee-selling business to be incidental to their main mission: In Battery Acid Club’s case, to serve as a space where designers meet & share ideas in a creative collective.

When is a cafe not completely a cafe? Maybe when its founders consider the coffee-selling business to be incidental to their main mission: In Battery Acid Club’s case, to serve as a space where designers meet & share ideas in a creative collective.
How to get there: 21, Jalan SS 21/34, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

5. Mei by Fat Spoon

The menu bears the trademark creativity of the sisters (Michelle and Melissa), with a Japanese touch evident in the use of ingredients such as shiso leaf, sashimi and mentaiko. Try the torched salmon, Hokkaido scallop and lychee tartare. Desserts-wise, patrons won’t miss the durian crème brulee at Fat Spoon too much as Mei by Fat Spoon’s green tea version with sesame ice cream is one must-try dish.

How to get there:
22G, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

6. Nara Kitchen & Co.

Dishes in the menu boasts a lot of fresh ingredients; the team makes their own jams, marmalade and almond butter, and even the breads are baked in-house (except for the croissants, which are outsourced for now until they perfect their own recipe). Once everything is up and running, you’ll be able to buy their bread to take home. There are also plans to supply these breads to The Good Batch.

How to get there: 
61, Jalan SS 21/1, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

 7. Bowery Petit

Bowery Petit satisfies two camps: those who like cake and pastries, and those who like pizza. If you belong to the former, the café’s tempting display of baked goods will put you in a bit of a pickle decision-wise: should you go for the caramelised nuts monkey bread, Boston cream pie danish or filled doughnut?
What about the cakes and pies? And you haven’t even gotten to the milkshakes yet (available in banana cream pie, raspberry macaron and peanut butter brownie).

The range is tempting – Boston cream pies to pecan pies, cherry lime pop sodas to peanut butter brownie milkshakes. Note that Bowery Petit might seem more of a grab-&-go outlet – there’s sufficient seating here for perhaps 40 patrons, but it’s not a place that’s meant for lingering too long.
How to get there: 8, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 8. The Forum KL

The space is decked out like a living room in an interior design magazine you’d pick up at an airport. It’s part warm, part fresh. The best details are the potted plants in the corners and the large glass windows that allow in a generous amount of natural light.

How to get there: Ground Floor, The Signature, Jalan Sri Hartamas 22, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur 50480

9. Podgy & The Banker Plus

A welcoming cafe located around the Verve Suites, you’ll find the cafe very comfortable to chill at and have your cuppa.
Even a cup of cappuccino can be pleasing to the eyes. There are many props such as colorful flowers and painted bottles with numbers that visitors can use to take nice pictures here, even the spoon is very unique and beautiful, plus the great access to natural lighting makes this cafe a really great place for picture taking.

How to get there: 
G-3, Verve Shops Mont Kiara, No. 8, Jalan Kiara 5

10. Orchid Conservatory At Majestic Hotel Kl

Showcasing a hanging garden and orchidscape within a glass atrium, this botanical wonder is the only one of its kind in the country. The Orchid Conservatory features a seasonal range of phalaenopsis orchids; with thousands of stunning large-petaled blooms displayed in a re-creation of their natural habitat. As the seasons progress, so do the variety of orchids on display.Bookings may be made to enjoy Afternoon Tea, intimate lunches or celebratory dinners for up to 15 persons in this gorgeous setting.

How to get there: 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, KL City Centre Malaysia., 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

11. Goodness Greens Cafe

Now that La Juiceria has established itself as one of the city’s leading cold-press juice brands, its next mission, apparently, is to promote clean eating with the opening of its first offshoot, Goodness Greens, where you can have vegan-friendly dishes, customisable salads, superfood-packed smoothie bowls and even rice bowls and pastas, alongside the juices that started it all of course.

How to get there: 32, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

12. Fifth Palate

At this cosy family-run restaurant, you can find almost everything from breakfast platters strewn with the usual eggs, streaky bacon, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and toast, to ramen with slow-braised pork belly in a light shoyu broth. See if you can stop yourself from buying more than one jar of the outlet’s homemade aubergine chutney, peanut butter, and rojak sauce. Forty Licks ice cream and This Juice cold-pressed juices are also available.

How to get there: Blk D-G-1 Encorp Strand Garden Office Malaysia, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

13. Fat Spoon Café

Fifth Palate has the potential to be a first-rate family-run restaurant – Timmy Ng keeps the kitchen humming, while his sister Caryne ensures customers secure warm service & their dad Dennis prepares home-made yoghurt & chutneys to complement an easily enjoyable meal here. It’s the sort of place that’s a lot of people will love & appreciate.

How to get there:  73, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

14. DR.Inc

At DR.Inc, the coffee menu is devised by barista Neil Liew. Including specialities such as Che Guevara (espresso over ice served with a slice of lemon and brown sugar) and Fat Americano (espresso with Coke), a highlight on the menu is the Presso Bomb (RM14).
Featuring a shot of espresso in Malacca-sourced ice cream soda, coffee purists might be outraged by this combination but that is precisely what makes DR.Inc unique at a time when its peers are specialising in siphon brews and copper pour-overs. For now, the sparse menu consists only of coffee and cakes sourced from home bakers, but we’re told that there will be healthier options (think quinoa salad) added in future.

How to get there: 8, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

15. The Red Beanbag

A gem of a café, The Red Beanbag’s reputation for friendly service is matched only by their scrumptious offering of delectable Australian-inspired food. Their coffee is hit-and-miss, but you can expect no less of an enjoyable espresso drink which will satisfy your inner coffee geek. Enter The Red Beanbag and enjoy a great cup alongside hearty, brunch delights that can’t be beat.

How to get there: Block A4 1st Floor A4-1-08, Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The magic is truly in experiencing Fancy Breakfast Club for yourself. Table arrangements – anything from Japanese-inspired bonsai and sweet fragrant Silver Dollar Eucalyptus to incorporating banana leaves in the décor – are lovingly crafted. Dishes invoke a sense of whimsy and childlike glee. No wonder diners keep coming back for more.
How to get there: 6, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

17. Wild Sheep Chase


Adopting a minimalist look with its white walls and bare decor, the space feels bright and airy. This is well reflected on their menu as well as it only has five items so far. Everything is made to order – including their already famous soufflé, a Taiwanese recipe made with real vanilla beans and kampung eggs.
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How to get there: 1, Desa Business Park, 6, Jalan 1/109e, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

18. Bean Reserve

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Bean Reserve, run by the folks behind Solaris Mont Kiara’s Brewmen, is tucked in a bungalow that primarily houses The Co., an impressive co-working space. Walk-in patrons who visit this photogenically sunshine-saturated cafe for their daily latte might wind up rubbing elbows with entrepreneurs & freelancers taking a break from The Co.’s office suites & meeting rooms.
How to get there: 8, Lengkok Abdullah, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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