SAYS Top 20 New Cafés In Klang Valley For Your Next Café-Hop Sesh

Great food and Insta-worthy locations abound in the 2016 edition of the SAYS Top 20 Cafés list!

  • 1. Breakfast Thieves @ Bangsar (pork-free)

  • 2. Bean Reserve @ Bangsar (pork-free)

    • Independent specialty coffee roasters aside, Bean Reserve also prides themselves as one of the pioneers of nitro cold brew coffee and tea in South East Asia. The café's own-roasted Colombian-Brazilian house blend and Cereal Milk flavours, are also bound to make an impression.

      Address: 8, Jalan Lengkok Abdullah, 59000 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

      Opening Hours: 9.00am to 6.30pm daily.

      Contact Details: Call 018-969 9453 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • 3. Botanica Deli @ Bangsar South City (pork-free)

    • Botanica Deli - a healthy, refreshing addition to Bangsar South's food scene - offers 'crafted' sandwiches and salads as well as warm soups of the day. You can ever customise your own salad from their selection of fresh ingredients which includes edamame, grapes, and candied pecans.

      Address: G3A/G5 Podium, The Verticals, Bangsar South City. No. 8 Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

      Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 7.00pm.

      Contact Details: Call 016-965 6422 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • 4. Merchant's Lane @ Petaling Street (pork-free)

    • Located above an old shop next to ATC, Merchant's Lane currently serves a simple menu of fusion food that includes aglio olio served with an option of prawns or chicken rendang and Cantonese-style Hongkie Beef Stew. Also, check out their interesting beverage choices such as jasmine black coffee and rose honey milk.

      Address: No. 150 Jalan Petaling, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.

      Opening Hours:
      Monday and Tuesday: 11.30am to 10.00pm
      Wednesday: Closed
      Thursday and Friday: 11.30am to 10.00pm
      Saturday and Sunday: 9.30am to 10.00pm

      Contact Details: Call 03-2022 1736 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • 5. Chocha Foodstore @ Petaling Street (pork-free)

    • Making its home in the lovingly restored Mah Lian Hotel, Chocha Foodstore offers a Malaysian-inspired menu featuring signature dishes such as kerabu mango slaw, cincalok fried chicken, Chinese pesto flat noodles, and ulam raja crème brûlée.

      Address: No. 156, Jalan Petaling, 5000 Kuala Lumpur.

      Opening Hours: 11.00am to 10.00pm daily. Closed on Mondays.

      Contact Details: Call 03-2022 1100 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • 6. Leaf & Co. Café @ Mingle Kuala Lumpur (pork-free)

  • 7. Boxes Café @ Bukit Bintang City Centre (pork-free)

  • 8. Dotty's Pastries and Coffee @ TTDI (pork-free)

    • Dotty's fancy pastries have been the talk of the town for awhile now, thanks to its Salted Egg Cronut - a crisp croissant-doughnut hybrid stuffed with molten salted egg yolk custard. Other baked goods worth trying include the Salted Egg Yolk Doughnut, Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cronut, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cuboid.

      Address: 20-G, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

      Opening Hours: 8.00am to 8.00pm daily. Closed on Tuesdays.

      Contact Details: Call 03-7733 4233 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • 9. Cottle Coffee @ Damansara Uptown (pork-free)

    • Established in 1972 in South Melbourne, Australia, Cottle Coffee has now reached Malaysian shores with an outpost in Damansara Uptown. The café also serves as a retail hub for Cottle's premium coffee beans as well as coffee-making accessories and home coffee machines.

      Address: 15 Jalan SS21/60, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

      Opening Hours:
      Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8.30am to 10.00pm
      Tuesday: Closed
      Friday and Saturday: 9.00am to 12.00am
      Sunday: 9.00am to 10.00pm

      Contact Details: Call 03-7733 7070 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • 10. Peter & Mawar @ Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara (pork-free)

    • Beautifully decorated with flower motifs and quirky decor, Peter and Mawar prides itself on its signature dishes that include the Peterbread (an omelette sandwich with minced meat), salmon with ratatouille, banana fritters with cheese, and cinnamon churros.

      Address: C-01-GF, Block C, Sunway Nexis, Jalan PJU 5/2, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

      Opening Hours:
      Monday: 12.00pm to 11.00pm
      Tuesday: Closed
      Wednesday and Thursday: 12.00pm to 11.00pm
      Friday: 3.00pm to 12.00am
      Saturday and Sunday: 12.00pm to 11.00pm

      Contact Details: Call 03-6150 4400 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • 11. Blackwood Café @ Ara Damansara (pork-free)

    • The homey and cozy Blackwood Café is an awesome hangout space for those who'd prefer a spot of privacy. The café offers some pretty creative dishes such as Eggette with curry fish balls, veggie spicy tomato pasta, pandan and banana waffles, as well as quirky drinks such as their Signature Coffee Soda, Mocha Cloud, and a funky selection of frizzy sodas.

      Address: A-01-05, Eve Suite Ara Damansara, Jalan PJU 1A/41, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

      Opening Hours:
      Monday: 2.00pm to 12.00am
      Tuesday: Closed
      Wednesday to Friday: 2.00pm to 12.00am
      Saturday and Sunday: 12.00pm to 12.00am

      Contact Details: Call 03-7610 3408 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • 12. WhupWhup @ Subang Jaya (pork-free)

    • Located in a semi-industrial area in Subang Jaya, WhupWhup's signature dishes bear French influences, such as the Duck 3 Ways (spaghetti or fettuccine with duck breast, duck bacon bits and salted duck egg yolk) and fresh scallops with salted egg yolk puree and shaved parmesan.

      Address: 12, Jalan SS 13/3B, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.

      Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday from 11.00am to 10.00pm.

      Contact Details: Call 03-5612 6250 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • 13. Naj & Belle @ SS15, Subang Jaya (pork-free)

    • Hot food and drinks aside, Naj & Belle offers a variety of delicious cakes and pastries, particularly the uniquely refreshing Watermelon Cake, the slightly crunchy Rose Lychee Almond Crumble, and One Sweet Mess - a banana hot cake dressed with strawberries, blueberries, pistachio, burnt butterscotch, and vanilla ice cream.

      Address: Jalan SS15/4G, Courtyard SS15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.

      Opening Hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm daily.

      Contact Details: Call 03-5612 7078 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • 14. The Parque Café @ EcoWorld Gallery, Telok Panglima Garang (pork-free)

    • The Parque Café may be a long drive from ahead, but the quaint glasshouse café - inspired by Johor Bahru's The Palladium Café - might just be worth the journey. Currently a temporary fixture in EcoWorld Gallery, it offers top-notch blends as well as sandwiches and baked goods for when you're feeling peckish.

      Address: Eco Sanctuary @ EcoWorld Gallery, Lot 41296, Persiaran Eco Sanctuary, 42500 Telok Panglima Garang, Selangor.

      Opening Hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm daily.

      Contact Details: Call 018-221 1566 if you have any enquiries.

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  • 15. Soft Launch Café @ Sri Petaling (pork-free)

    • Waffles and soft serve ice creams are the star attractions at Soft Launch Café, with both items featured heavily in the café's menu. Must-try dishes include the waffles stuffed with strawberries and cream, waffles with chicken tenders and scrambled eggs, waffles with soft serve, and soft serve ice cream with toppings of your choice.

      Address: 101-1, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.

      Opening Hours:
      Monday: 12.00pm to 11.00pm
      Tuesday: Closed
      Wednesday to Friday: 12.00pm to 11.00pm
      Friday: 3.00pm to 12.00am
      Saturday and Sunday: 11.00am to 11.00pm

      Contact Details: Call 03-9054 8686 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • 16. Huckleberry Food & Fare @ Damansara Heights (pork-free)

    • Huckleberry Food & Fare is a café-cum-bakery offering a wide variety of handcrafted bread, cakes, and pastries as well as nutritious sandwiches, salads, soups, and hot meals. Note: After 5pm, the café turns into Huckleberry After Dark, which serves alcohol.

      Address: 2G and 4G Medan Setia 2, Plaza Damansara, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

      Opening Hours:
      Monday: 7.30am to 6.00pm
      Tuesday to Sunday: 7.30am to 5.30pm

      Contact Details: Call 03-2098 7933 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • 17. The Hound @ OUG (pork-free)

  • 18. New Chapter by The Owls Café @ Bukit Jalil (pork-free)

    • A spin-off from The Owls Café, New Chapter by The Owls Café features signature waffles paired with excellent coffee. With a picturesque landscape and natural light sprucing up the café, it sure is a great place to chill out at.

      Address: Calgary Convention Centre, No. 1, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 1, Taman Teknologi Malaysia, Bukit Jalil 57100 Kuala Lumpur.

      Opening Hours:
      Monday to Thursday: 10.00am to 10.00pm
      Friday and Saturday: 10.00am to 11.00pm
      Sunday: 11.00am to 10.00pm

      Contact Details: Call 03-8999 1615 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • 19. One Half @ Taman Paramount (pork-free)

  • 20. Wild Sheep Chase @ Taman Desa (pork-free)

    • Wild Sheep Chase prides itself as KL's first ever soufflé café. The café's signature soufflé - made with kampung eggs and vanilla pods - served with orange-infused syrup and homemade grapefruit sorbet is definitely a must-try, as well as their molten lava cake and fluffy waffles, served with osmanthus-maple syrup and Earl Grey tea-infused cream.

      Address: 6-1, Jalan 1/109E, Off Old Klang Road, Desa Business Park, Taman Desa 58100 Kuala Lumpur.

      Opening Hours:
      Monday: Closed
      Tuesday to Thursday: 12.00pm to 8.00pm
      Friday and Saturday: 12.00pm to 10.00pm
      Sunday: 12.00pm to 8.00pm

      Contact Details: Call 012-288 7233 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.

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  • Know of a new café we should feature? Let us know in the comments below!

    • Also, check out the SAYS Top 20 Cafés lists from previous years here.

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