#BUROEats: 6 New cafes and restaurants in KL to visit for December 2020
From guilt-free grain bowls to salacious speakeasies
1. Agrain, Bangsar South
Agrain's offerings are the perfect example of high-quality, delicious-yet-convenient food that doesn’t jeopardise on taste. You’ll be pleased to find that all vegetables are freshly sourced from Cameron Highlands and their sauces are made in-house, from scratch. Diners will be relieved to know that Agrian's ingredients are oven-baked with minimal oil involved. No deep-frying or pan frying takes place during the cooking process.
Their standout dishes include the “Golden Triangle” (RM23.90; golden crusted white fish served with fragrant brown rice, miso-glazed tofu, finished with sprinkles of bonito flakes) and their vegetarian “Buddha Bowl” (RM16.90; fragrant brown rice served with roasted french beans, topped with sunflower seeds and green curry sauce). If you’re in need of a detox, the “Agrain kombucha” and “Celery Spinach” drinks are definitely worth a try!
Address: The Sphere, Unit 1-6, level 1, No 1, Avenue, 1, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 11am - 3:30pm, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Contact: 012 680 5950
Self-proclaimed as Malaysia’s number one original chimney cake with the finest Kürtőskalács (a spit cake that has Hungarian roots) in town, Rollney is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth this holiday season.
Have a Merry berry Christmas with Rollney’s Santa-inspired soft serve strawberry ice cream that is set to curb your holiday sweet tooth cravings. Delightfully rich, indulgent and a festive feast for the eyes are just some of the terms one would use to describe these delightful treats.
Address: MyTown Shopping Centre,
Sunway Pyramid Mall
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm
3. G-String KL
A Malaysian speakeasy has never been quite so sexy. It’s all in the name—G-String KL is the ideal place to unwind after a busy week with a picturesque neon atmosphere and delicious gin- and vodka-based cocktails.
Shed away the stress and unleash your inhibitions with some risqué playful potions including the Bubbles & Panties (RM32; vodka with a refreshing twist of lychee and grapefruit) and the Cum On My Lace (RM24; fresh fuchuk stuffed with fish paste, and finished with béchamel). Don't judge it before you try it—you may be surprised.
Address: 147, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 4:00pm - 12:00am
4. Modern Vintage Lifestyle Café
Just a minute's walk from Petaling Street, this café serves everything: from coffee to gourmet burgers, gelato, waffles, cocktails and hearty breakfast fares. Their signatures include a house specialty “not-so-ordinary” factory-made burger. The patties and pink bunds are freshly handmade by local artisans with no preservatives and colourings. For a vegan-friendly option, tuck in to their delectable portobello mushrooms.
Not to mention the set-up is every Instagrammer’s dream. The late '80s backdrop, vintage wooden furnishings, white tiled flooring and neon lights will make the perfect IG story.
Address: 34, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Daily, except Fri & Sat: 11am - 8pm
Fri & Sat: 10.30am - 8.30pm
5) Lua x Acme Bar Coffee
This Fuss free and family friendly pop-up brings together a relaxed atmosphere, good food and great prices. You’ll find a wide selection of Asian and Western dishes all made from fresh ingredients. The selection of homemade baked cakes and some of the best-priced cold beers on tap also provides an ideal hangout brunch spot.
The best part about it is you don’t have to make reservations. Just walk-in!
Address: G1 The Troika Persiaran Kuala Lumpur City Centre 50450 KL
Opening Hours: 12–11pm
6) Wú Coffee Gallery, Kota Damansara
If you’re someone who enjoys café hopping, Wú Coffee in Kota Damansara is probably one of the most aesthetically pleasing spots in town. It is the antithesis of bright lights and luscious cousins. Instead you’ll find a minimalist, almost Scandinavian take on décor.
Crafted by the founders of Kota Damansara's Mobius Academy of arts and design, the space is full of grey concrete and raw, exposed brick walls juxtaposed with luscious green potted plants. Oh and the iced brews aren’t bad either.
Address: 38-2, Jalan PJU 5/11 Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: 10am–6pm