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#BUROEats: 8 New cafes and restaurants to visit in the Klang Valley this May 2022

#BUROEats: 8 New cafes and restaurants to visit in the Klang Valley this May 2022

Bon appetit

Text: Natalie Khoo

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Image: The Lemon Tree
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Where to eat in the Klang Valley this month: a Victorian-inspired conservatory cafe in PJ, a modern Japanese restaurant in TTDI, and a Spanish steakhouse in Damansara Heights, among others
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1. The Lemon Tree

Newly opened in mid-April, The Lemon Tree welcomes visitors for brunch and coffee in its serene space nestled within the verdant surrounds of Tropicana, Menara Lien Hoe. Set inside a conservatory, the Victorian-inspired cafe is characterised by high-glass windows complete with iron grills and a dome-shaped sunroof allowing ample sunlight in to illuminate the 1,700-square foot space. An unmistakable lemon tree stands majestically at the centre, whilst bright yellow furniture accentuates a sunny setting evocative of a summer in Europe. Come for fresh artisanal pastries, brunch favourites, and specialty coffee and tea; stay for the warm ambiance.

Address: The Lemon Tree, Ground Floor, Menara Lien Hoe, Persiaran Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Contact: +6011 5763 0433

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm daily

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2. Aburii

Aburii makes its mark as the latest Japanese restaurant in TTDI, offering sushi, yakiniku, and contemporary omakase. Design-wise, this hip new spot looks far from the traditional Japanese establishments you may be familiar with. For starters, the space features an all-black exterior with two neon-lit samurai foxes greeting visitors at the entrance. The katana-armed foxes reappear on a poster inside the modern space, alongside Bored Apes plastered on the walls. There are yakiniku rooms for fans of grilled dishes, as well as a sashimi bar for those who prefer sushi or opt for the omakase experience.

Address: 5 Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6010 910 0267

Opening hours: 6pm until late, Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays)

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3. Undisclosed Location

Despite its name, Undisclosed Location’s whereabouts are not quite a secret. Tucked in Taman Rasa Sayang in Petaling Jaya, the contemporary cafe lives up to its brand of humour with an attention-grabbing sculpture portraying the Greek mythology of Theseus and the Minotaur in its spacious courtyard. The menu is equally playful, combining Mexican and Asian influences to offer a colourful variety of tacos, rice bowls, pastas, and sharing plates with a local twist. Dessert lovers have plenty of options to indulge with a cup of coffee or matcha too, including waffles and cakes.

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Address: 1, Jalan SS 4c/5, Taman Rasa Sayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Contact: +6012 902 6648

Opening hours: 11am to 6pm, Wednesdays to Mondays (closed on Tuesdays)

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4. Bocado

Bocado is the latest F&B offering by the Cinnamon Group, the team behind other notable establishments such as Natalina, Aliyaa, and Kikubari. Located in Bukit Damansara, the sizeable double-storey space features intricately designed ceramic wall tiles, with verdant plants adding a touch of greenery to the predominantly blue-themed space. Currently in its soft launch phase, the modern Spanish steakhouse is offering a limited selection from the full menu, which includes tapas, paellas, mains (cooked in the josper), and desserts.

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Address: Ground Floor, Bangunan ECM Libra, 8, Jalan Damansara Endah, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6017 294 1901

Opening hours: 11am to 6pm, Wednesdays to Mondays (closed on Tuesdays)

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5. Baristart Coffee

Hokkaido’s famed Baristart Coffee has arrived in Malaysia, housed in a new artisanal marketplace cum cafe and home living space in Bangsar Shopping Centre called Momaku. For the unfamiliar, Baristart Coffee started as a coffee stand in Hokkaido, Japan in 2015, before evolving into a full-fledged lifestyle cafe serving coffee and desserts made with milk produced in the prefecture. Besides its signature crafted coffee and cream puffs, the cafe also offers ​​Japanese-inflected meals including toasts and sando sets.

Address: Lot G133A, Ground Floor Bangsar Shopping Centre, Bangsar, 59000, Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2011 8342

Opening hours: 8am to 11pm daily

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6. VCR Ritchie

VCR needs no introduction to serial cafe hoppers and coffee addicts in KL. The fact that the group is opening its latest and biggest branch this May is a testament to its consistent popularity over the years. Nestled in Ritchie Pavilion in Ampang Hilir, the cafe boasts minimalistic interiors with a natural colour palette and a mix of aesthetically-pleasing furniture and fixtures. For now, it is partially open until its grand launch on 16 May 2022, serving a variety of brunch staples, mains, desserts, and crafted beverages.

Address: 319, Ritchie's Pavilion, Persiaran Ritchie, Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +6016 342 1598

Opening hours: 2pm to 9pm (soft opening hours—check their pages for updates)

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7. Kafe Bali

Fans of Balinese culture should check out Kafe Bali in Puchong, which just opened its doors last month. Everything from its interiors to its menu is designed to evoke Bali vibes, providing a sense of escapism from the city. Think rattan and tropical-inspired furniture, “bird’s nest” seats, and beautifully woven handicrafts decorating every corner. As for the menu, expect local and Western interpretations of Balinese flavours, featuring dishes such as Pasta Penne Kambing Bumbu​, Roti Fried Fish Ciabatta​, and Soto Macaroni.

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Address: 16, Persiaran Puteri 1, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor

Contact: +603 8052 4675 

Opening hours: 10am to 8pm daily

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Yeap Okay

Yeap, there’s a new cafe in Section 17, Petaling Jaya and it even doubles as a flower art gallery too! With its clean wooden elements and stunning floral installations by floratorie, Yeap Okay is sure to be a hit among social media shutterbugs. As for the menu, expect a humble selection of coffee (from Outcast Coffee), cakes, caneles, and tarts. Customers can also shop from a selection of pretty blooms or take home a customised hand bouquet.

Address: 1075A, Jalan 17/27, Taman Gembira, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Contact: +6019 616 5193

Opening hours: 10am to 5pm daily

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