In such a large, spread out city like Kuala Lumpur, with so many great places to eat and drink, putting a finger on that perfect place to grab your coffee can become a really hard choice. Luckily, we were in KL for close to a week and spent all the money we didn’t spend in the city’s enormous shopping malls on finding the best coffee corners we possibly could.
We stayed in two different neighborhoods, Chinatown and Bukit Bintang as do most tourists staying in the city for a short visit. Here are our five favorites around these areas which we would highly recommend:
Inspired by the Swedish concept of Fika, Feeka is a minimalist café serving up delicious coffee and a good selection of breakfast and lunch items. We especially loved the dragon fruit smoothie bowl and the iced lattes. As well as being a great place to eat and get your coffee fix, Feeka is a perfect work spot and the decor is Instagram worthy both inside and out. Do note that it gets very busy around lunch time due to its location.
2. Cafe Amo
Nestled in the heart of Chinatown, Cafe Amo is a quiet café that is great for getting work done, studying or simply reading a book. The coffee, much like the latte art is amazing and the staff is always very friendly.
3. Cafe etc.
Cafe etc. serves tasty coffee and food in a beautiful space. We particularly loved the croissant that came with the big breakfast. Prices were in general a bit lower than most other trendy cafés in the area, which had us coming back for more.
4. Ra-Ft Cafe’
Ra-Ft Cafe’, with its upscale atmosphere and flawless customer service, serves some killer bacon and maple syrup french toast. Although all their coffee beans are roasted on site, Ra-Ft feels more like a restaurant than a cozy café where you’d sit for hours and work. It’s still definitely worth a visit, especially if you’re in the mood for a great brunch!
Although technically not a café, we couldn’t end this article without mentioning the Sky Bar! This bar on the 33rd floor of the Traders Hotel offers unbeatable, unobstructed views of the KLCC and the Petronas Twin Towers. We suggest you go on a weekday and arrive about 1h before sunset to watch the colors change and see the towers light up. They have happy hour specials everyday all the way up to 9pm, which make it quite affordable considering the location and upscale vibe.
Hope this gives you some great ideas of places to visit in KL! If you’ve enjoyed this post, share it with your friends!