1. Transparent Coffee
If you know Coley Cocktail Bar, you’ll know where to find Transparent Coffee which takes over the space by day. And boy, it’s a gorgeous space with a greenery-adorned entrance. But of course, the highlight is the beans that are sourced directly from the producers. Owned by Joey Mah of Three Little Birds, you can be sure of an extraordinary cuppa. On the side, you can order freshly-baked sourdough served as toast with French butter and other types of spread; as tartines or as traditional sandwiches.
Address: 6-G, Jalan Abdullah, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 8am – 5pm, daily
Telephone: 014 333 4521
2. Lucky Tora
A modern Japanese diner and bar, Lucky Tora has no difficulty attracting the locals’ attention with its Instagrammable corners and a menu that will have everyone spoilt for choice. From sharing platters to donburis to yakitori to okonomiyaki to sushi rolls, it’s going to be tough to pick just one, two or three things. Our advice: Go in a big group.
Address: 25, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Mon – Fri: 12pm – 3pm | 5pm – 1am
Sat & Sat: 12pm – 1am
Telephone: 03 2859 0489
3. Muse Eatery
Happy Mansion has a new, gorgeous tenant! And not only does she house a pretty space—complete with an abundance of green shades and touches of pastel to match—but she also has a menu of cakes, drinks and plenty of comfort food.
Address: BG-7, Block B, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Section 17, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm, daily
Telephone: 019 912-0934
How many ways can you drink soymilk? Well, it turns out it’s enough to open a cafe dedicated to it. Soylab serves soymilk, black soymilk, shaved soy ice with toppings, pearl soymilk and our favourite, tau fu fah-style with soymilk and a choice of two toppings.
Address: 104, Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Tues – Fri: 1pm – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 1pm – 12am
Closed on Mon
Telephone: 03 7731 6099
5. Namelaka Patisserie
Tucked away on the first floor of a shop lot on Jalan Telawi is a cafe that offers handcrafted desserts that look like real fruits. But it’s really a crispy chocolate shell encasing a variety of textures within—and that includes real fruits.
Address: 1st floor, No 34, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Sun – Thurs: 11.30am – 8pm
Fri – Sat: 11.30am – 10pm
Closed on Wed
Telephone: 03 2201 3241
6. Chubbeecloud Damansara Uptown
Chubbeecloud first started as an online marshmallow customisation service but it has since grown to open a brick-and-mortar store slash cafe. And let’s just say, the cafe is perfect for those who love rainbow colours and anything unicorn-inspired. Beginning January, they’re even serving Grilled Rainbow Happy Toast (yes, like the one that Ipoh has with the stretchy rainbow-coloured cheese) made with natural food colouring.
Address: 85-G, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Tues – Thurs: 12pm – 11pm
Fri – Sun: 12pm – 11.30pm
Closed on Mon
Telephone: 03 7733 7708
7. Super Ramen by rudifook
Remember Ru Di Fook Noodle Bar and their menu of local flavours? Well, they’ve ramen-ted (lamented) and switched gears, location and a whole new name. Besides a variety of unique ramen options, they’ve also included a bar offering some pretty good cocktails.
Address: 65 G, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11am – 2.30pm | 6pm – 1am
Telephone: 03 9548 0876
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