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#BUROEats: 8 New cafes and restaurants to visit in September 2022

For foodies and 'grammers


By Natalie Khoo

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#BUROEats: 8 New cafes and restaurants to visit in September 2022

Where to eat in KL this month: A modern Latin-Asian restaurant in Chinatown’s latest hotel, a lush eatery cum bar in Imbi, and a dessert cafe in Kuchai Lama are among the new spots in town to dine in 


1. Noon Viennoiserie


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Set in a triple-storey building in PJ that’s home to three different concepts, Noon Viennoiserie churns out fresh croissants and sourdoughs six days a week. Contrary to its name, this artisanal bakery cafe also welcomes early risers as well as visitors on a mid-day break to satisfy their carb cravings. Meanwhile, its neighbour, Ground Coffee Roasters, is responsible for serving the perfect cuppa Joe to complement your carb of choice; whereas the aptly named Second Floor rooftop bar opens for craft beer, cakes, and cocktails after 6pm. 

Address: Jalan SS 4C/5, SS4, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 7.30am to 5.30pm (Tuesdays to Sundays) | Closed on Mondays

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2. Raw Kitchen Hall

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Raw Kitchen Hall has just opened its doors at the jazzy new Else Hotel in Chinatown as an extension of its sister brand in Singapore. Besides serving as the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, the new kid on the block offers modern Latin-Asian comfort food in a sophisticated yet unpretentious space that inspires engaging conversations. Among the eclectic dishes on the menu include Pad Kra Pao Croquettes, Warung Wagyu Beef Brisket. and Miso Jerk Chicken, just to name a few. 

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Address: Ground Floor, Else Retreats, 145, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 6am to 10.30pm daily

Contact: 014 2672887

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3. Superluna KL


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If you’re a fan of Superfine in Seventeen Mall, meet its younger sibling: Superluna. Recently opening its doors in KL Eco City Mall, the clean, contemporary cafe offers a casual spot to catch up with friends or colleagues over coffee or brunch. The menu features a decent variety of sandwiches, bagels, toasts, and cakes. 


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Address: Lot G-01, KL Eco City Mall, Jalan Bangsar, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 8am to 5pm (weekdays) | 9.30am to 5.30pm (Saturdays) | Closed on Sunday

Contact: 03 4810 4652

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4. Common Space


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Imbi has welcomed a new Common Space for coffee (or matcha, if you prefer) and comfort food, served in a lush, laid-back setting. Verdant alocasia plants line the entrance and liven up the interiors of the double-storey cafe, complemented by exposed white brick walls and rattan furniture that give the space a rustic edge. The current soft-launch menu includes a selection of pastas, burgers and desserts. There’s also be a cocktail bar on the way, set to open on the upper floor sometime this month. 

Address: 40 Jalan 1/77A Off Jalan Imbi, Changkat Thambi Dollah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm (Sundays to Thursdays) | 12pm to 12am (Fridays & Saturdays) 

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5. Guan’s


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Modern meets traditional at Guan’s in Taman Rasa Sayang, marrying your typical Chinese kopitiam (coffee shop) with contemporary cafe interiors. The newly opened space is a sister of the eatery of the same name and concept in Kota Kinabalu, except with a stronger emphasis on coffee culture as led by Klang Valley-based roastery, Brew & Bread. Similarly, patrons can expect a menu featuring local delights such as nasi lemak and curry mee, in addition to croissants, toasts, and pasta. 

Address: 29, Jalan SS 4C/5, Taman Rasa Sayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 8am to 5pm (Tuesdays to Sundays)

Contact: 012 367 6613

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6. Cafe Superfluous


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One may argue that adding another bakery cafe to KL’s F&B scene is *superfluous*, but we’re getting one anyway in the form of, well, Cafe Superfluous. Located in the Taman Desa neighbourhood, this minimal spot serves an array of sourdough toasts, croissants, freshly baked goods, and sweet pastries alongside coffee and other crafted beverages. The ambience is warm and inviting, with seating arrangements better fitted for smaller groups of two or three.


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Address: 35, Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Bukit Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 8am to 4pm (Thursdays to Mondays)

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7. BuTian Desserts

Who says desserts are often too sweet? Kuchai Lama’s new Bu Tian Desserts begs to differ, beckoning both dessert addicts and non-sweet tooths for a taste of its tea-based treats. The cafe’s name is literally translated from Mandarin to mean “not sweet”, with options spanning strawberry shortcakes, alcoholic tiramisu tarts, cakes, and an assortment of matcha delights. It’s also set to be a social media magnet with its warm, minimal aesthetic and pretty dried flower arrangements. 


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Address: 16-1, Jalan Indrahana 1, Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 11am to 7pm (Thursdays to Tuesdays) | Closed on Wednesdays

Contact: 011 3320 6680

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8. Rorru


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Fans of casual Japanese fare, check out Rorru, “Malaysia’s first hand roll bar”. Located in Publika Shopping Gallery, the modern restaurant and bar is characterised by quirky neon signs and an edgy atmosphere that really comes to life at night. Aside from its respectable range of hand rolls, there’s also a variety Japanese snacks like gyoza, as well as fresh-cut sashimi. Sake is also available as a pairing option or a la carte. 


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Address: Lot 35, Level G2 Block C5 Publika Shopping Gallery, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur 

Opening hours: 11am to 2am daily

Contact: 018 322 2882



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