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#BUROEats: 7 New cafes and restaurants in Klang Valley to check out in September 2021


By Natalie Khoo

#BUROEats: 7 New cafes and restaurants in Klang Valley to check out in September 2021

Box KL

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First opened in July, Box Kuala Lumpur is a humble new café nestled on the corner of Jalan Hang Lekiu. It is popular among cyclists looking for a quick coffee break, thanks in part to the convenient bicycle parking area right in front of the shop. The menu includes a range of breakfast sets, pasta, sandwiches, salads, cakes, and beverages. If you’re fully vaccinated and ready for dine-ins, catch views of passersby on the busy street outside from the window seats or chill out in the bright blue box as you bask in (almost) a sense of normalcy.


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Available for: Dine-in, takeaway, delivery and drive-thru

Address: 34D & 34E, Jalan Hang Lekiu, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm on weekdays, 8am to 8pm on weekends


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Circle Café, Bukit Bintang

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Circle Café is the latest coffee joint in the heart of KL, occupying a 100sq ft shop lot on the corner of Jalan Alor. Despite its tiny space, you won’t miss the café’s minimalist all-white interiors that stand out in juxtaposition to the vibrant street art murals surrounding it. Designed with an open-air concept, it’s the perfect pit stop to grab a cuppa from the selection of seasonal coffee which includes a variety of local and global roasters.


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Available for: Dine-in (very limited seats available), takeaway and delivery

Address: Jalan Alor KL Street Art 1 Lane, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 8am to 5pm (closed on Fridays)


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Messy Buffalo, Taman Sungai Besi

Tucked away in the unassuming Midfields Square, Messy Buffalo is home to “Malaysia’s first wood-fire wings”. The restaurant is distinguished by a bright orange sign displaying a buffalo graphic logo, but you’ll probably be greeted first by the fragrant incense of smoked wood if you opt for takeaways. The buffalo wings come in a variety of flavours, grilled on skewers over rubber tree firewood and complemented with a side dip of your choice. There’s also a decent selection of wood-fire pizzas, ranging from classics like Ala’ Margherita to premium options like Wagyu Supremo and Smoke Quack.


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Available for: Takeaway and delivery

Address: B1-3, Midfields Square West, Jalan 11/108C, Off Lebuhraya Sungai Besi, 57100, Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 11.30am to 8.30pm


Nanami Restaurant, Bangsar

Can’t get enough of Japanese food? Here’s another new Japanese eatery in KL to check out: Nanami restaurant. Whether you’re fond of the usual sushi, sashimi, and maki dishes or you’re looking for carb options like rice bowls and noodles, the extensive menu offers a bit of everything to fix your cravings. For those with bigger appetites, there are also hot pot dishes as well as individual and corporate set meals.



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