#BUROEats: 7 New cafes and restaurants to check out in December 2021
1. WIP on the Park
After much anticipation, The Souled Out Group has officially unveiled the latest addition to its F&B empire with the opening of WIP on the Park last October. Occupying the space where Tujo once was, the new gastro-lounge will mirror its sister establishment in Bangsar Shopping Centre—offering a chic, urban tropic oasis for city dwellers.
The venue boasts 10,000 square feet of space, featuring contemporary interiors with verdant walls for those who prefer indoor dining, as well as a lush patio for those who enjoy an open-air experience. There are over 100 local and international dishes as well as an extensive range of specialised wines, beers, whiskies, gin, rum, vodka, brandy, tequila, and craft cocktails on the menu to cater to varying dining and drinking preferences.
Address: Marc Residence, No. 3, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 012 210 3055
Opening hours: 12pm to 12am daily
Bangsar is well-known to be a breeding ground for cafes and dessert shops, the latest of which is Plump by Tao Bakes Cakes. Its tongue-in-cheek name hints at the assortment of mini cakes in store that will probably (definitely) plump you up; but who’s counting calories when you have mouth-wateringly divine Pistachio Cakes and Earl Grey financiers to sink your teeth into? Even those indifferent to desserts may be tempted for a bite, or simply pop by for a cuppa in the laid-back, tropical-themed space.
Address: 67-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 012 315 7890
Opening hours: 10am to 6.30pm (closed on Tuesdays)
3. Breathing Space
Breathing Space is SS2’s new kid on the block, offering a bright, clean space to literally take a breather. The café’s unique spatial design and modern furnishing presents minimalism at its finest—offering a temporary escape from the bustling streets outside. Come for the ambiance, stay for the coffee, desserts or craft beers.
Address: 135A, Jalan SS2/6, SS2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 011 1665 8477
Opening hours: 8am to 5pm, Sundays to Wednesdays | 10am to 10pm, Fridays & Saturdays (closed on Thursdays)
4. Nothing Fancy
Set apart by its bright yellow façade, Nothing Fancy is OUG’s latest restaurant that’s a little more elegant than its name suggests. Inside, soft pastel hues and understated furniture make up its contemporary interiors. As for the menu, expect a mix of breakfast and brunch favourites, as well as pastas, coffee, and desserts (including vegan-friendly options!).
Address: No 4, Jalan Hujan Emas 4, Taman Overseas Union, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 012 355 2245
Opening hours: 9am to 6pm (closed on Monday)
5. Seasons by Spatula
Dessert lovers, you’ll want to book a spot on your calendar to pay this new café a visit. Nestled in Aurora Place, Bukit Jalil, Seasons by Spatula is founded by the same homebaker behind Spatula Cakes and Desserts, offering decadent cakes, sweet treats, and colourful drinks. The café’s modern atmosphere and unique décor pieces exude a Korean-inspired aesthetic, which add more reason to visit especially if you’re looking for the latest gram-worthy spot in town!
Address: B-01-15, Aurora Place, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 012 904 9939
Opening hours: 10.30am to 6pm (closed on Monday)
6. The Den
Blink and you might miss this unassuming neighbourhood café, located at the corner of an old flat in Yu Lek, Cheras. Although the café is best known for its Youtiao Mochi, some have also raved about its local offerings such as Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah and Asam Laksa with Spring Roll. Pair your preferred dish or snack with a classic cup of Kopi O and you’ll have a nostalgic Malaysian meal with a playful, fusion twist.
Address: 124 Ground Floor , Block P/D, Jalan Kaskas, Taman Cheras 56100 KL
Contact: 012 201 2438
Opening hours: 10am to 11pm (closed on Tuesdays)
7. Ni Hao Café
Folks in Bandar Rimbayu, there’s now a new artisan bakery café in your area to satisfy cravings for pastries and coffee. Cue Ni Hao café (meaning “hello” in Mandarin), an intimate, cosy space serving croissants, Danish, sourdough, and other baked foods fresh from the oven, as well as hot meals from the kitchen. Featuring large arched windows that allow natural lighting in to highlight the wooden and natural elements in its interiors, this spanking spot offers a serene setting if you’re looking to explore outside of the usual KL-PJ haunts.
Address: Blossom Square, 19-G, Jalan Flora 1/4, Bandar Rimbayu, 42500 Telok Panglima Garang, Selangor
Contact: 03 5131 6242
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (closed on Mondays)
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