#BUROEats: 7 New cafes and restaurants to visit in the Klang Valley this August 2022
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Desa Sri Hartamas recently welcomed Copaa to its neighbourhood, offering modern cuisine in an upscale, contemporary setting. The restaurant and bar features Asian inflections in its main menu, showcased in dishes like the Wild Green Salad (kerabu pakis), Grilled Squid with Ulam-churri and Cold Ramen, and Aubergine Miso. There’s also a private dining menu with optional wine pairing for those who appreciate a curated course meal incorporating quality ingredients and fine culinary techniques.
Address: No 38-1, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Wilayah Persekutuan, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 5pm to 1am
Contact: 017 272 8971
Flaon is the latest addition to Chinatown’s burgeoning F&B scene, beckoning dessert lovers and social media shutterbugs alike for a visit. The dessert parlour is named after flan, which is unsurprisingly featured on the menu, along with an assortment of mini cakes that look almost too pretty to eat. Passersby can get a glimpse of its minimal interiors through the organically-shaped glass window, mirroring the curvy furniture and seating arrangement within. Meanwhile, the upper floor—occupied by a wine bar called Coupe de Vin—offers a semi-outdoor space with cosy nooks and tall tables overlooking the bustling street below.
Address: 180, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10am to 6pm (closed on Mondays)
Contact: +6012 502 3683
3. Joon Dining
Joon Dining opened its doors for dinner service from 12 July, bringing a taste of modern Asian European fare to Petaling Jaya. Helmed by Chef Tyrell Joon, who spent years sharpening his culinary skills at Singapore’s Les Amis and Iggy’s, the double-storey restaurant promises a menu filled with innovative flavours that reflect his experience in the industry. Expect an array of seafood surprises, meat options, and comforting desserts, paired with your choice of wine or sake.
Address: Lot 1, b. Land, 2, Jalan 51a/225, Seksyen 51a, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 6pm to 11pm (closed on Mondays)
Contact: 016 848 4257
If you’ve been *scouting* for a place to satisfy your taco cravings, Scout’s may just be it. Making its debut in Damansara Uptown, the colourful Mexican restaurant serves up a range of tacos, burrito, quesadillas, and fries with no lack of cheese and salsa. In terms of interiors, the space is as lively as its food, with vibrant mosaic tiles, fresh coats of paint, and unique potted plants jazzing up every corner. With its exterior double-story arched glass windows, it’s poised to be your cool new hangout spot.
Address: Uptown 5, 101C, Tower C, Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 11am to 8.30pm (weekdays) | 12pm to 8.30pm (Saturday) | Closed on Sunday
Contact: 012 780 0270
When it comes to the best burnt cheesecakes in KL, The Tokyo Restaurant often comes top of mind. If you agree, you’ll want to stop by Bask in APW Bangsar. Brought to you by the same kitchen behind said Japanese restaurant, this new cake shop specialises in Basque burnt cheesecakes with that signature burnt exterior and creamy, melt-in-your-mouth middle. Pair your indulgent treat with coffee sourced from Curate Coffee Roasters and relax in the rustic space, characterised by a forest green palette and dark wooden furnishings.
Address: APW, 29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11am to 9pm (closed on Mondays)
6. Maillard Grill
Located in Republik Damansara Heights, Maillard Grill is the latest grill house in town with a plethora of charcoal-grilled offerings. Taking over the space that was once Krungthep, the modern restaurant is defined by striking red walls adorned with neatly framed monochrome portraits, and smart yet unassuming decor. Among the highlights on the menu include Omi Sirloin A4, Lobster Wellington, and butter-aged Diamantina ribeye for mains, in addition to a range of starters and sides.
Address: G05, Ground Floor, Republik, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 6pm to 11.30pm (closed on Mondays)
Contact: 03 7622 8770
7. MÄD Coffee
Mad about coffee? Get your daily dose of caffeine at this new Puchong-based spot that’s set to attract a throng of coffee addicts and cafe hoppers. Its name stands for Mother and Daughter—a tribute to Taryn and Joyce (one of the former’s three children), the founders of the cafe. Opened just last week, the space radiates with warmth, featuring rattan and wooden furniture, modern light fixtures, and playful textures. The menu comprises a variety of crafted beverages, pastries, and desserts lovingly made by local bakers.
Address: IOI Rio, 15, Lebuh Puteri, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: 10am to 7pm
Contact: 012 219 6415
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