13 Cafes And Coffee Shops In Kuala Lumpur You Must Visit

KL Cafe Guide

The next time you visit Kuala Lumpur, keep a look out for an interesting mixture of cafes—from specialty coffee shops to up-and-coming potential cafes. Some of the cafes have retained traditional Malaysian touches while others are influenced by foreign cultures from abroad.

Needless to say, we are excited and anticipating more cafes to pop up in the near future. As for now, here are our picks for 13 Cafes and Coffee Shops in Kuala Lumpur.

A.Toast Exterior

A.Toast Bamboo Charcoal Toast


A hidden gem under a pedestrian bridge along Jalan Pudu, the humble breakfast bar has been making rounds on social media thanks to its photogenic breakfast toasts and refreshing fruit juices. There is a counter outside so you can grab a sandwich to go.

291 Jalan Pudu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 13 277 5654
Mon to Fri: 6am – 3pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 3pm



This stylish cafe is the perfect spot for looking for a place to celebrate special occasions. Have coffee in the chic cafe by day or sip on champagne at night when the cafe transforms into a bar. When at Acme Bar & Coffee, you have to try the Sizzling Brownie & Oreo Ice Cream (RM19++/ S$6.30++).

Ground Floor, The Troika
19 Persiaran KLCC
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 03 2162 2288
Mon to Thu: 11am – 12 Midnight
Fri: 11am – 1am
Sat: 9.30am – 1am
Sun: 9.30am – 12 Midnight

Chocha Interior

Chocha Cafe KL


Visitors will fall in love with its charming retro interior and impeccable attention to details. With old wooden tables, exposed light bulbs and a sunny courtyard, every corner of Chocha Foodstore makes for great OOTD backgrounds.

156 Petaling Street
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3 2022 1100
Tue to Sun: 11am – 10pm

Coffee Amo KL

Coffee Amo Interior


One of the more popular cafes in Chinatown is Coffee Amo and it is near the touristy Petaling Street. Rest your tired feet while waiting for the barista to craft out cute latte art on your coffee! Besides that, their simple food menu consists of sandwiches, waffles and sliced cakes.

54, Jalan Sultan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel:+60 3 2857 2677
Daily: 10am – 9pm

dr inc


Firstly, Dr.Inc is actually intended to sound like “drink” and not “doctor inc”. The quaint hideout is located a stone’s throw away from Bangsar’s main bustling area and is more than just any other ordinary cafe. Dr.Inc also shares the same space with local boutique designer Nala Designs.

8, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 11 2368 2537
Mon: 9am – 7pm
Tue to Sun: 9am – 10pm

drip loft kl


A new wave of cafe has sprouted along Kuala Lumpur’s streets and Drip Loft is one of the brilliant hybrids. Combining a coffee shop and a comprehensive vape store, visitors get to indulge in aromatic caffeinated beverages and try a vast variety of different vapes.

1, Bangsar Baru, 5, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2202 1330
Daily: 12pm – 12am



Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is Feeka Coffee Roasters, a third-wave specialty coffee shop that is the go-to place for a satisfying cuppa. The casual eatery also offers an all-encompassing menu of cakes, sandwiches and other delightful mains.

19, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2110 4599
Daily: 8am – 11pm

league of captains kl


League of Captains is a successful venture by Malaysian clothing brand Pestle & Mortar, where both cafe hoppers and shopaholics alike can come forth to shop for clothes whilst indulging in espresso-based beverages. The industrial-chic two-storey cafe offers alfresco dining upstairs.

42, Jalan Doraisamy, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2602 2281
Mon to Fri: 8am – 8pm
Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm

lokl Cafe


Located in Kuala Lumpur’s historic neighbourhood, LOKL Coffee Co is a one-stop destination for coffees, cakes and comforting food with Asian twists. Start your day with a hot cappuccino (RM$12) and fill your tummies with a scrumptious Buttermilk Chicken Chop (RM$25.50).

30, Jalan Tun H S Lee, 50100 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2072 1188
Daily: 8am – 6pm

merchant lane


Situated in Chinatown district, Merchant’s Lane is considered a hidden gem—unless you look hard enough to spot its barely visible entrance.

Do try their bestselling dessert, aptly named Better Than Sex (RM$16)—which is essentially a pandan roti jala topped with melted cheese, served with kaya ice-cream and completed with a drizzle of gula melaka.

150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2022 1736
Wed: Closed
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 11.30am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 10pm

pulp kl


Independent boutique coffee shop PULP by Papa Palheta is actually the brainchild of the same people behind Singapore’s reputable Papa Palheta and Chye Seng Huat Hardware Coffee Bar. An impressive collection of roasted beans and coffee equipment are available for purchase too.

29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2201 3650
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 10pm
Sat and Sun: 9am – 11pm

three little birds kl


While there are a total of three Three Little Birds Coffee cafes across Kuala Lumpur, it is the cafe at Sentul that coffee connoisseurs should check out. Look out for Artisan Roastery’s SmartRoast Merlin coffee roaster, where you can witness the entire roasting process and then sample the freshly roasted beans firsthand at Three Little Birds Coffee itself.

D7, Jalan Sentul, Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mon to Thu: 8am – 11pm
Fri and Sat: 8am – 12am
Sun: 9am – 10pm
Tel: +60 012 508 0510

vcr kl

#13 VCR

VCR is housed within a double-storey dark-grey shophouse, and is the ultimate hipster brunch place to check out. We thorough enjoyed the Soft Shell Crab Burger (RM$24)—a tasty battered crustacean sandwiched between two lightly toasted fluffy brioches. Highly recommended!

2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2110 2330
Daily: 8.30am – 11pm

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