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#BuroEats: 7 New cafes and restaurants in KL to visit for January 2020


By Ronn Tan

#BuroEats: 7 New cafes and restaurants in KL to visit for January 2020

1. Troís, Damansara Utama

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What comes to mind when you think of the colour blue? Whether it’s the sky, Squirtle, or Monday, there’s a new cafe in town that’s making a splash with its many shades of blue. Troís serves delectables such as Spicy Aglio Oglio, Bolognese, and Truffle Fries as well as coffee and alcohol. Try the Lemon Lime Bitters and the Iced Long Black. With its calming and serene interior, the cafe is a great spot to relax and get refreshed.

Address: Uptown 2, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama

Opening Hours: 8am – 12am (Monday – Friday) & 10am – 12am (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday)

Contact: 03 7733 0728

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2. Slow Coffee, SS2

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Fans of all things minimalist would be in awe of Slow Coffee’s interior aesthetic as soon they enter the establishment. Slow Coffee specialises in cafe fare—providing patrons with dishes such as Confit Chicken with homemade Lyonnaise demi sauce drizzled around crunchy smashed potato and grilled peppers, Cinnamon Eggy Toast (French toast served with homemade vanilla bean gelato, slow-cooked butterscotch apples, and butter crumbs), as well as Jerk-spiced barramundi with mellow coconut sauce and quinoa. Don’t miss out on Slow Coffee’s souffle pancakes (fuwa fuwa).

Address: B-G-03, The Hub SS2, Petaling Jaya

Opening Hours: 9.30am – 6pm (Daily)

Contact: [email protected]

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3. Good Girl, Ara Damansara

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There is nothing typical about this establishment and you’ll be quick to notice. The catchy name and the popping pink hues contribute greatly to the uniqueness of the place. The bar in Ara Damansara doubles as both a spot to hangout and drink with friends as well as a haven for Insta-worthy shots.

Address: R-08, Oasis Square, Ara Damansara

Opening Hours: 5pm – 1am (Daily)

Contact: 03 7859 7250

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4. Flos, Cheras

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Operated by the team behind, the cafe packs a major punch in terms of appearance. Flos doesn’t just present edibles and drinkables, the place serves looks too. From the beautiful flowers they are well-known for to artisan coffee, Flos has everything you need for a tranquil time out. Every week, a different chef will take charge of the menu while exclusive floral installations will be designed by the florist for each chef. You will also spot really adorable cats in the space! Among the desserts to try include the cannéle that’s soft on the inside with rum and vanilla aroma, the lightning puff eclāirs, and pavlova. Flos also often uses flower petals in their concoctions—food and drinks. Take note that Flos Cafe is currently operating on a reservation only-basis.

Address: Block A, Cheras Business Centre, Cheras

Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Tuesday – Saturday)

Contact: 018 2199 912


5. Tomo Ramen Bar, Damansara Utama

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If you’re a fan of ramen, there’s a new joint in town that’s definitely worth checking out. Specialising in traditional Japanese ramen with new flavours, Tomo Ramen Bar makes a carb-licious entrance into the dining scene in PJ. Make sure to give their signature Miso Soy Milk Ramen a go or opt for the Spicy Jigoku. Other dishes to try include the Buta Don—seared pork belly, onsen egg, scallion, and fragrant Japanese rice as well as grilled scallop yakitori with mentaiko sauce and Katsu Curry Don. They also have sake if you want some alcohol to go with your meal.

Address: 75, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya

Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 12am (Tuesday – Friday), 12pm – 12am (Saturday – Sunday)

Contact: 03 7733 7755

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6. Jann, Chinatown

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There’s a new bar at the heart of the city and you’ve got to check out the panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline. Located in the newly-opened Four Points by Sheraton in Chinatown, you will be able to unwind with one-of-a-kind cocktails that pay homage to its location’s history. Jann is headed by Lawson See and concoctions here aim to highlight the unique characteristics and heritage of the people and produce around the area. Try the Kapitan Yap (whisky sour that’s sweetened with honey and mixed with egg white) and Little Devils (Absolut Vanilla, Parfait Amour, roselle juice and Haw flakes). If you’re hungry, order the Salted Egg Fish Skin. The bar’s setting is beautiful and the cocktails are exquisite.

Address: Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Balai Polis, Chinatown

Opening Hours: 4pm – 12am (Sunday – Thursday), 4am – 1am (Friday – Saturday)

Contact: 03 2035 7333

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7. Good Luck Kopitiam, Cheras

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Most Malaysians have dined at a kopitiam at least once in their lives but here’s one that’s unlike the rest. Yes, you will still find scrumptious local classics here such as nasi lemak, curry noodles, and dim sum but where Good Luck Kopitiam truly shines is its Instagrammable elements as well as the space. Notice the neon signs at the entrance of the restaurant and the iron windows that are blanketed in teal. Coming here is an experience—from gourmet food to the comfortable environment.

Address: No.49-G, Jalan Menara Gading 1, Medan Connaught, Cheras

Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Tuesday – Sunday)

Contact: 03 9107 8978


For December 2019’s roundup of restaurants and cafes, click here.

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