There probably aren’t many things that are more relaxing than a midday break in a café. We all love cafes for their homey ambience, aesthetically pleasing décor and, of course, great food and coffee! With the recent rise of popularity of the café culture, various cafes bearing unique themes have begun to make its appearance all over Malaysia—one hotspot for cafes being none other than KL. Being the capital city of Malaysia, there are numerous reasons for you to visit KL. From shopping to enjoying the nightlife, there’s just so much to do in KL. When you need to take a breather, the beautiful cafes in KL are where you want to be.
So, read on, and we will introduce you to some of the best cafés in KL!
1. Avocatier @ Desa Sri Hartamas
With their central theme revolving around the concept of serving avocado dishes, the Avocatier café would be your go-to if you are an avocado lover or a health nut. Besides the avocado dishes, another distinct characteristic of this café is its elegant, white tables and chairs—the white from the table and the vibrant green avocado sure to create a striking contrast that will be a feast for your eyes. In terms of its food, the dishes at Avocatier will overthrow your idea that eating healthy cannot be delicious. With a menu tailored around everyone’s favourite health food, the cafe takes a green spin on classic brunch dishes, such as the Avocado-bun burger. Besides that, some of their must-tries on their menu include the Avo Seafood Pasta, which is served with a generous serving of creamy avocado basil sauce.
You can visit this café at 10-1, Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur. Do note that this café is closed on Tuesdays.
2. Urban Daybreak @ Bangsar
Although it is situated amidst shop lots, you can immediately spot the Urban Daybreak café apart with its brightly-lilted interior that is visible from its panes of windows. If we were, to sum this café in one word, it would be “picturesque”. Besides its beautifully decorated wood-themed interior, its food plating is another facet of this café that you simply cannot take your eyes off of. On top of being artistically plated, the dishes are served in a generous portion as well—guaranteed to satisfy both your appetite and eyes. In terms of its menu, Urban Daybreak offers a variety of dishes which range from smoothie bowls to pancakes, sandwiches, and pasta. One of their most popular menu items includes the Fried Chicken Waffle, which will make you a fan of this café.
Give this café a visit at 11, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
3. POKOK KL @ MAHSA Avenue
If you know a bit of the Malay language, you would have realised that this café is called the tree café. As its name suggests, this café is shrouded among trees, bearing an appearance akin to a greenhouse in a park. If the outer appearance of this café wasn’t fantasy-esque enough for you, the interior of this café is sure to leave you staring in awe. With beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick walls, and rattan furnishing, a step into this café would make you feel as if you have been transported to a different world. Besides that, its menu is as impressive as its décor too—offering a selection of soups, small bites, pies, pastries, and brunch items, which all come in a generous portion as well as beautiful plating. If you are a fan of salmon, their smoked salmon benedict is one you don’t want to miss.
Stop by this café at MAHSA Avenue, Block B, Jalan Elmu, off Jalan Universiti, 59100, KL.
4. Wizards @ Imbi
If you are a Harry Potter fan, we’re sorry to say that this is not a Harry Potter-themed café. However, don’t let that disappoint you as his café is guaranteed to offer you a cafe experience so unforgettable, you will feel as if you have been put under a magic spell. Having a spellbindingly beautiful interior, a step into this café will surely have you looking up at the cage-lantern like decor hanging from the ceiling. With their menu centred on gorgeously plated Melbourne-inspired brunches and rich Southeast Asian-roasted coffee, Wizards would be the place to go if you want to pamper yourself. Some of their bestselling dishes that you must try include their Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burgers and Pulled Beef Tagliatelle.
Stop by this café at 215, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
5. Merchant’s Lane @ Jalan Petaling
Feeling tired after walking around the bustling Petaling Street? Then, stop by and rest your legs at Merchant’s Lane café that is conveniently nestled in Petaling Street. Having an old-school, rustic interior with a wooden floor, Merchant’s Lane exudes a homey atmosphere, making it an ideal chilling spot. In this café, you will get to enjoy a selection of fusion dishes with humorous names with a local twist that is sure to bring a smile to your face. Some of their popular food items on their menu include the South China Sea (grilled salmon served with a poached egg, salsa, and hash) and Eat Die Me (a big breakfast platter with eggs, sausages, cheese-baked tomato, corn, and hash). If you’re not a fan of waiting in line, do try to avoid the lunch hours as there may be a queue.
Give this café a visit at 150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000, KL. Do note that this café is closed on Wednesdays.
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