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#BUROEats: 13 New cafes and restaurants to visit in the Klang Valley in September 2023

New hangout spots


By Natalie Khoo

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#BUROEats: 13 New cafes and restaurants to visit in the Klang Valley in September 2023

Where to eat in the Klang Valley this month: A Greek taverna in Bukit Tunku; a French bistro nicknamed the “king of steak and fries” in Jalan Mayang; and a lush cafe in Ara Damansara are among the latest eateries on our radar. Discover our full list of #BUROEats for September 2023 ahead.


1. Le Mirch


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Founded by foodpreneur Shyam Takur of Clifftop Group, Le Mirch is the latest Indian restaurant in the city, located on the rooftop of Avenue K. Its name means “The Chilli” in Hindi, which hints at the fiery passion of the culinary team as well as the spices used in its cuisine. Blending traditional Indian motifs with contemporary design, the interiors of the restaurant offer a sophisticated setting complete with stellar views of the Petronas Twin Towers. The extensive menu features vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes inspired by different regions in India, from Kolkata to Kerala.  


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Address: Level 4, Avenue K, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 11am to 11pm daily

Contact: 019 668 4528

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2. Mazi Greek Taverna

If you’ve been waiting for a Greek restaurant to open in KL, Mazi Greek Taverna is here to deliver. Set in Bukit Tunku, the new taverna (formerly Princeps Bistro) features a contemporary double-storey space with a lush al-fresco dining area to indulge in moreish, fun Mediterranean flavours. Take your pick from soulful salads, pastas, grilled meats, seafood dishes, charcoal baked delicacies, and other Greek comfort food. There’s also a range of wines, cocktails and house pours to complete your meal. 

Address: Unit A1 Taman Tunku, Off, Jln Langgak Tunku, Bukit Tunku, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 12pm to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10.30pm (closed on Mondays)

Contact: 03 6211 1866

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3. Oga Tea & Dining


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Fans of Japanese tea desserts and drinks (and we’re not just talking about matcha) should check out Oga Tea & Dining in Imbi, next to its sister restaurant, Iki Omakase. Revamped from an old house, the zen-like cafe promises to soothe the senses with its minimalist, warm interiors. As it is still in the soft-launch stage until 15 September, there is currently a limited menu and seating capacity. Options include crafted tea and coffee beverages, tiramisu, cakes and fusion-style meals. 


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Address: 16, Jalan Kamuning, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily

Contact: 012 238 2285

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4. Between Strangers

Brought to you by the same team behind Strangers at 47, Between Strangers is the latest addition to Petaling Jaya’s cafe scene. Sharing its space with a printing factory that made its water-resistant cardboard chairs, the cafe offers a modern, laid-back setting for a hangout with family and friends or a solo visit with quiet exchanges between, well, strangers. The soft-launch menu consists of sweet and savoury delights including sandwiches, baked goods and cakes, paired with crafted coffee and non-coffee beverages. 

Address: 32, Jalan 51a/223, Section 51a, Petaling Jaya

Opening hours: 8am to 4pm (closed on Wednesdays)



5. Meatmore


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If you enjoy meat or whisky (or both), give Meatmore a try the next time you’re in Bukit Bintang. Calling itself a meat specialist with “deep respect for tradition and heritage”, the restaurant prides itself on preserving the art of aging, slicing, and tenderising premium meats cooked over wood or charcoal. While steak is its specialty, you’ll also find a decent selection of seafood and other meats on the menu, along with starters, sides, cocktails and spirits. Speaking of spirits (specifically whisky), Meatmore is also home to an exclusive Mortlach Room, where patrons can enjoy special cuts of beef infused in the scotch whisky. 


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Address: B2, B3, B4 Ground Floor Block B, No.179, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 5.30pm to 1am (closed on Mondays)

Contact: +6012 7900553

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6. One Half Roastery


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The other half of One Half Coffee is now complete, complementing the latter’s brews with fresh beans and bites. Designed by Pow Ideas, the expansion of the coffee hub cum cafe welcomes caffeine addicts with a quirky space featuring vibrant pops of colour. Led by three-time national barista champion Keith Koay, the new spot will play host to cupping sessions, trainings, and other workshops for coffee lovers and professionals. Seating is limited, but you will find a small assortment of baked goods for a quick bite to go with your preferred coffee. 


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Address: 19, Jalan Bukit 11/2, Seksyen 11 Petaling Jaya, 46200 Petaling Jaya

Opening hours: 8am – 5pm, Saturdays to Tuesdays



7. Les Bouchons

After opening in Puteri Harbour, Johor Bahru, Singapore-born F&B brand Les Bouchons is now making an entry in Kuala Lumpur along Jalan Mayang. Touted as the “king of steak and fries”, the French bistro serves up an array of entrees, meats, burgers and desserts, alongside a curated list of fine wines. The expansive restaurant features an elegant wine room and private dining room that comes with a balcony, making it an ideal venue for corporate events and special dinners. 

Address: Lot 183, 1st Floor Jalan Mayang, Off, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur 

Opening hours: 6pm to 10pm daily

Contact: +6010 217 2828 

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8. If Only KL


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First opened in 2019, If Only has just introduced its newly revamped space in Jalan U Thant. Furnished with Balinese-style rattan light fixtures, wood accents and upcycled marble counters, the pet-friendly cafe exudes an inviting, resort-like atmosphere. Instagram appeal aside, the menu offers new yet familiar flavours that focuses on Australian fare with Asian influences. Expect rice bowls, sandos and burgers, to name a few. Plus, the eatery is also home to the second outpost of Universal Bakehouse, serving up tarts, croissants and other baked treats. 


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Address: Ground Floor, Regal House, 1, Jalan U Thant, Taman U Thant, 55000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 9am to 5pm daily

Contact: 017 288 2243



9. Brella Bakehouse


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Brella Bakehouse is ready to serve up freshly baked bread, pastries, bagels and pizzas in SS3, Petaling Jaya. The name is a portmanteau of Bryan and Ella—the names of the couple who run the bakery cafe together with their relatives. Bryan was formerly a graphic designer who started baking full-time during the Covid-19 lockdowns after losing his job, spurred on by Hong Kong-born Ella. Their Hong Kong polo buns and Taiwanese pineapple shortcakes gained popularity online even before they set up shop, and they have since added sea salt butter rolls, country loaves and sourdough toasts to their crowd-favourite offerings. 


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Address: 5G, Jalan SS 3/37, Taman Universiti Garden, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 8am to 4pm (weekdays, except Mondays) | 8am to 5pm (weekends) 

Contact: 011 3990 4814



10. NOff Coffee

Cheras Selatan folks now have a new hangout spot for fuss-free coffee and a meal. NOff stands for Not One Off, and this cafe warrants a return for its caffeine range which includes three different single-origin choices—Ethiopian, Costa Rican and Guatemalan—on top of a range of house blends. There’s a variety of offerings on the menu too, spanning sandwiches, pasta and classic brunch dishes. 

Address: No 8-1 Kompleks Komersil Akasa, Jalan Akasa, Akasa Cheras Selatan, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm daily



11. Zukkini 

Zukkini joins Oasis Ara Damansara’s directory of eateries, offering Australasian fare in a bright and beautiful space. Verdant greenery and spruce up the ambience, with sunny views of the piazza adding to its charm. As one might guess from the name, this cafe features zucchini in several dishes on its menu, taking different forms including zucchini bread and zucchini ribbons with potato rosti. Come for a wholesome brunch, stay for the serene surroundings. 


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Address: R07, Ground Floor, Jalan PJU 1A/7, Oasis Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

Opening hours: 11am to 10pm daily

Contact: 011 6105 9163



12. Beirut Habibi

Beirut Habibi is the latest venture by The BIG Group, bringing modern Australian brunches with Lebanese inspirations and ingredients to Bangsar. Colourful cushions and lace lampshades add eclectic touches to the unassumingly charming restaurant. Likewise, the menu reflects the chic setting with equally appealing dishes spanning fresh salads, breakfast bowls, shakshouka, haloumi, and so much more. 


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Address: Taman Weng Lock, 11B, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 8am to 3pm, Tuesdays to Sundays

Contact: 03 2282 3571

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13. Zuilong KL


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Mont Kiara sees the addition of Zuilong to its growing list of eateries, offering Korean-Chinese comfort food in a casual, neon-lit space. The opening menu consists of noodles (freshly made daily), snacks and hot dishes best enjoyed with rice and paired with refreshing highballs. Private rooms are also available for special occasions and group functions. 


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Address: 1-1, Jalan Solaris, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 11am to 3pm | 6pm to 1am (10pm on Sunday)

Contact: 03 2858 7482




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