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#BUROEats: 10 New cafes and restaurants to visit in April 2023

New hangout spots


By Natalie Khoo

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#BUROEats: 10 New cafes and restaurants to visit in April 2023

Where to eat in the Klang Valley this month: A lush Mediterranean restaurant at the heart of KL, a Korean-inspired cafe in Kota Damansara, and a sassy gastrobar serving yakitori in APW Bangsar. Scroll on for more new eateries to check out in April. 


1. Solh Restaurant & Bar


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Located a 10-minute drive away from KLCC, Solh marks a charming new spot for Mediterranean cuisine in the heart of KL. Its name is the Persian word for peace, and the space reflects this with its lush, al-fresco dining atmosphere that offers a calming respite. The food menu consists of mezzo-style small plates, grilled meats and pizzas, accompanied by a variety of cocktails, craft beers and natural wines. 


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Address: Jalan Damai, Off, Jalan Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 5pm to 2am (weekdays) | 12pm to 2am (weekend)

Contact: 0124453601



2. Lilian’s Cake House


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After two years of running an online cake shop, mother-daughter duo Lilian and Jessica have finally set up a brick-and-mortar cafe in Mont Kiara offering an array of homemade cakes. Self-taught baker Lilian handles the baking side of things, having picked up the hobby from watching online videos; whilst Jessica, who is a content creator, manages the marketing and other business operations. Soft launched in March, the Instagram-worthy (and pet-friendly) retro space promises to be all over your social media feeds in no time, along with its equally aesthetic chiffon cakes and tea lattes. 


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Address: S-B5-01, 4, Jalan Kiara 1, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 11am to 7pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays | 11am to 8.30pm, Fridays to Sundays (closed on Mondays)

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3. Sekalf 

If you’re familiar with Flakes at The Hub in SS2, meet its sister cafe—Sekalf (hint: spell the name backwards), which recently opened its doors along Tun H.S Lee Road. This warm, spacious double-storey establishment is serves up Aussie-inspired brunch favourites with an Asian twist. Think dishes like Redang rigatoni and creamy mud crab scrambled eggs, for instance. Of course, patrons can also expect the same freshly baked flaky croissants popularised by its older counterpart, plus speciality coffee to fuel up on caffeine. 

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Address: 208, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur 

Opening hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm daily

Contact: 013 536 9303



4. Gomihaus


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Gomihaus is one of the latest cafes to open in Kota Damansara, presenting Korean snacks and sweets in a modern space. It’s distinguished by eclectic, bright orange furniture and neon signs juxtaposed against bare concrete walls, with a bear for a mascot (gomi means teddy in Korean). You’ll find street food items such as rabokki, kimbap and ramyeon on the menu, as well as cold brews and lattes prepared with a Korean-built lever-driven coffee machine. 


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Address: 31-2, Jalan PJU 5/10, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm (closed on Wednesday)

Contact: 012 282 4782

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5. Almost Human Club


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Some days, it’s tough being human and dealing with life’s curveballs. Almost Human Club is all about committing to that journey of becoming a better human each day, while continuing to hustle with a freshly crafted coffee in hand and a hearty meal before you. Tucked with KL Eco City Mall, this cafe sets the tone for you to work towards your goals with its cosy space, (caffeinated) shots of sustenance, and a selection of all-day breakfast staples and mains. 


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Address: Lot G-20, KL Eco City Mall, Jalan Bangsar, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 7.30am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays | 10am to 5pm, Saturdays (closed on Sundays)

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6. Flying Peacock KL

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APW Bangsar has just welcomed a sassy gastrobar that serves a fusion of yakitori and modern Asian dishes, dubbed Flying Peacock. The name is inspired by a quote from Mark Wahlberg in The Other Guys (2010), representing the need to freely express creativity. And creativity is what you’ll find around its colourful interiors and on the menu—featuring small plates, rice bowls and sides on top of signature yakitori options. Meanwhile, the bar offers a range of craft cocktails, beer, wine, as well as premium sake and shochu to pair with your meal. 


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Address: C­-07, 29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

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

Contact: 03 22201 7388

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7. Un by Dayday

Over in Puchong, Un by Dayday wants to help you un(wind) in its un(usual) space. Officially opened last December as a home and living concept cum cafe, this cosy hideout is hidden within the K Homie Japandi furnishing showroom where guests can stop by for coffee and croffles after shopping for new furniture. It’s the perfect spot to sit back and sip on latte or matcha while embracing the slow-living lifestyle amidst a homey setting. 

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Address: C-06-1, Block C Dataran Puchong, Jalan PU 7/1, Taman Puchong Utama, 47140 Puchong, Selangor

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm, weekdays (closed on Tuesdays) | 11am to 7pm, weekends

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8. Slow Wood Coffee 

Another new cafe that recently launched in the Mont Kiara neighbourhood is Slow Wood Coffee. This pet-friendly hotspot is popular among dog owners and social media shutterbugs alike, thanks to its visually pleasing outdoor dining area that’s adorned with gorgeous floral arrangements. In terms of the menu, there’s a plethora of breakfast and brunch classics, desserts, pastries and speciality coffee to enjoy on a fine day out with your favourite companions (furry ones included!). 


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Address: B5-03A, 4, Jalan Kiara 1, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm daily



9. Moody Coffee


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Always feeling moody before your morning cuppa? Get your coffee fix at this humble new joint in Pudu, which opens as early as 8 o’clock for the morning larks. The coconut Americano is a best-seller, arriving in a coconut husk brandished with its moody mascot. Besides that, there’s an assortment of pastries for a quick breakfast or tea-time treat to pair with your preferred caffeinated beverage. Curb-side pickups are also available for those who prefer to grab-and-go as seats (and parking) are limited here. 

Address: No 414-2-1, Jalan Kancil, Off, Jln Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm, Mondays to Saturdays (closed on Sundays)

Contact: 016 990 8892



10. Cha Inn


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Joining Gomihaus in the Kota Damansara cafe scene is Cha Inn, which specialises in coffee-tea creations, AKA “cofftea”. Coincidentally, this tea house cafe is also characterised by a vivid orange hue—from its tiled facade to its interior coat of paint. Further adorned with cute illustrated posters on its walls, Cha Inn invites customers for modern tea and coffee coolers paired with Chinese-leaning fusion flavours such as dim sum, oriental hanbao burgers, and more. Pets are welcome too! 


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Address: 30, Jalan PJU 5/5, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 11am to 10pm, Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays)

Contact: 014 354 2788

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