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#BUROEats: 7 New cafes and restaurants to check out in October 2021

#BUROEats: 7 New cafes and restaurants to check out in October 2021

Where to eat

Text: Natalie Khoo

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Where to eat in the Klang Valley this month: A Japanese-influenced café in Bangsar, a Malay restaurant specialising in Negeri Sembilan cuisine at Hartamas Shopping Centre, and a Muslim-friendly izakaya in Chow Kit, among others
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1. Hani Eatery, Bangsar

Hani Eatery, Bangsar’s latest hidden café, presents a bright, warm space for early birds to get their morning cuppa coffee. It is characterised by white brutalist walls, wide windows for natural lighting, a coffee cum bar counter, and camping chairs for seats—checking the right boxes for the Instagram crowd. The café offers mainly desserts and drinks throughout the day, with matcha being a highlight on the menu. For those looking for brunch options, the kitchen also serves up a selection of rice bowls and noodles (don and udon) incorporating Japanese inspirations and ingredients after 10 o'clock in the morning.

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Available for: Dine-in and takeaway

Address: 20A, Lorong Ara Kiri 2, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Contact: 010 299 4883

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (closed on Wednesdays)

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2. Cili Kampung, Taman Sri Hartamas

Born in Langkawi, Cili Kampung recently opened its first outpost outside of the island, gaining instant among foodies in Kuala Lumpur. Famous for Negeri Sembilan cuisine, the menu stays true to its name with spice-laden dishes such as Ikan Tenggiri Asam Pedas, Squid Sambal Cili Api, and Prawns Masak Lomak. The verdant space evokes Langkawi’s natural rainforests, complete with rattan furniture and no lack of potted greens to transport guests into a tropical setting without leaving the city.

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Available for: Dine-in and self pick-up

Address: V-02, Hartamas Walk, Hartamas Shopping Centre, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: 014 965 6124

Opening hours: 6pm to 10pm (closed on Mondays)

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3. Kopi Jiran, Kajang

Coffee addicts looking to find a hangout spot outside of KL should check out Kopi Jiran, a lush garden café in Kajang. Opened just over a month ago on Merdeka Day, Kopi Jiran offers the friendly, laid-back atmosphere of a humble neighbourhood eatery with a serious passion for coffee. Specially brewed using a moka pot, the coffee beans are sourced from local roasteries and rotated on a monthly basis for curious caffeine consumers. Pair your coffee along with your pick from an assortment of croissants, scones and pastries for a classic breakfast fix.

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Available for: Dine-in and takeaway

Address: 133, Jalan TKP 2, Taman Kantan Permai, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Contact: 018 2130137

Opening hours: 11am to 5pm, Thursdays to Sundays

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4. Blu Apron, Changkat

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Barely a few days old, Blu Apron is the newest eatery to grace Changkat Bukit Bintang in the heart of KL. Located along Bukit Ceylon, this modern restaurant is spruced up with green wall panels, colourful pillows, and an artificial ficus tree at the centre of its dining area. European classic meet a modern-Mexican influence here, featuring dishes such as Tuna Ceviche Mini Tacos and Seafood Bisque, alongside a selection of sandwiches, pastas, poke bowls, mains, and desserts.

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Available for: Dine-in, delivery and takeaway

Address: No.1, Lorong Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: 03 2938 1888

Opening hours: 4pm to midnight (last order at 10pm)

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5. Klik by Wanclick, Taman Mastiara

This isn’t just your average coffee spot; Klik by Wanclick doubles as a camera shop for you to pick up a new hobby too—if film cameras interest you. Though it appears to lean more towards the latter, its minimalist store front, cosy interiors, and cute coffee cups are sure to attract adventurous social media shutterbugs. Aside from the unique butterbeer-inspired beverage and your usual coffee range, there’s also an assortment of home-baked pastries for visitors to grab some quick refreshments while browsing through the cool collection of cameras.

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Available for: Takeaway

Address: G-01-23, Kiara East DEX Suites, Jalan 3/18a, Taman Mastiara, 51200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 8am to 8pm daily

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6. Kingu Kongu, Chow Kit

Kingu Kongu is the latest izakaya-style Japanese restaurant to debut in KL, featuring interiors and design elements that allude to its namesake movie—King Kong (alongside its nemesis, Godzilla). Japanese lanterns adorn the entrance, whilst posters of the film franchise decorate the wooden walls inside. Expect a Muslim-friendly menu with an array of yakitori, sushi, and modern Japanese fare such as beef tataki, chicken gyoza, and more.

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Available for: Dine-in (reservations are recommended) and takeaway

Address: 5&7, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: 03 2303 1967 / 012 8715456

Opening hours: 4pm to 10.45pm (closed on Mondays)

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7. Hello Patricia KL, North Kiara

Tucked inside a condominium club house in North Kiara, Hello Patricia KL offers a quiet space for visitors to enjoy a drink and desserts, minus the crowds. Boasting a secret garden in addition to a cosy indoor dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows, this charming nook serves up coffee and matcha (from Niko Neko), on top of a small selection of cakes that’s updated weekly, comprising options like lemon poppy seed and banana loaf.

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Available for: Dine-in, takeaway, and delivery

Address: No.1 Club House, Concerto North Kiara, 51200, Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 11am to 8pm (Tuesdays to Sundays)

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