[PHOTOS] SAYS Top 20 Must-Try Coffee Places In KL

Klang Valley's cafe culture is more 'happening' than you think! Riding on the cafe fever, the team at SAYS has compiled a list of some must-try coffee places situated in the Klang Valley for your cafe-hopping pleasure.

1. #AcmeBar&Coffee @ The Troika is the perfect place for a special date with that special someone

Easy parking and quiet ambience. Will highly recommend Acme Bar & Coffee for people who need a place to talk: easy to get parking, easy to get seats and quiet corner seats available


It may ultimately only ‘be’ a café-bar, but Acme has definitely thrown down the gauntlet to other restaurateurs and shown that leadership by example is the way of the future.


Acme Bar Coffee,
Ground Floor, The Troika,
19 Persiaran KLCC,
50450, Kuala Lumpur.


2. #ArtisanRoast @ TTDI's Cheesecake is to die for, no joke.

One of the great things about Artisan Roast is that their prices are really affordable.


Artisan Roast places importance on handcrafted coffee good enough to drink on its own, as proven by their full-bodied espresso with just the right amount of acidity and sweetness – there’s no such thing as syrups here.


Artisan Roast. 2-26, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


3. #Brew&Bread @ Kota Kemuning has a collection of boardgames for you to play with while you dine

Not only the coffee there, but claimed that
Brew & Bread serves one of the best Egg Benedict ever!


Brew & Bread.
10, Jln Anggerik Vanilla M31/M, Kota Kemuning, SA 40460.


4. #CoffeeAmo @ Jln Sultan is situated in the heart of nostalgic old KL

Coffee Amo is run by a team that (based on first impression appear pretty genuine about wanting to make customers happy; there's a sense of respect here that's palpable, including respect for the city's heritage & for the art of making satisfying coffee.


Coffee Amo. 1st Floor, 54, Jalan Sultan
50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


5. #Garage51 @ Bandar Sunway is a garage-concept cafe beside a garage

As for the shoplot numbered 51 nestled in between all these garages, it is filled with the aroma of espresso coming from this bright cafe. A cafe that has captured the hearts of young lovers, students, hipsters and families alike.


The theme is inspired by car workshop, hence the name Garage 51 featuring rustic design, you’ll also be able to spot lots of wood and container metal elements.


Garage 51. 51, Jalan PJS 11/9, Bandar Sunway, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


6. #HotShotsCoffee&Tea @ Solaris Dutamas' Seriously Rich Chocolate is seriously rich

A very homely interior it has; there is this sofa area, a long kitchen bar in the center, and you could also choose your favourite seats facing the window.


I tried a small cup of the hot chocolate and it leaves the deep rich chocolate taste behind my taste buds. Just by the smell, it has a very strong and thick sense of chocolate. After tasting it, it's definitely one of the best hot chocolates I've ever tasted and I would love to try it again and again.


HotShots Coffee & Tea.
A2-UG1-07, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.


7. #LOKLCoffeeCo @ Jln Tun H. S. Lee has a wall decorated fully with Malaysian-themed artworks

LOKL is situated on Jalan Tun H.S.Lee about ten minutes walk from Petaling Street and they share a common place with Backhome hostel, which is also a very lovely place for backpackers.


LOKL Coffee's main claim to fame might be a celebrity connection _ Cheryl Samad owns it _ but it isn't a hollow vanity project. This is one of 2012's nicest new cafes.


LOKL Coffee Co. 30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, KL.


8. #MinistryofCoffee @ Soho KL serves really good coffee, that's why it's called the Ministry!

For you coffee hunters, here's a new coffee place in SOHO KL, Solaris Mont Kiara called the Ministry of Coffee (MOC).


Here they use Doi Chaang coffee beans. These are organically grown in Doi Chang, in north-west Thailand near Chiang Mai. It's an area with lush forests and narrow valleys which is suitable for coffee growing.


Ministry of Coffee. J-G-09, Soho KL, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.


9. #Mr&Ms @ Oasis Ara Damansara will make you go all lovey-dovey with their Chocolate Love Affair cake

The interior in Mr. & Ms. is cozy and welcoming and we love how every table comes with several pairs of moustaches and pouty lips for customers to have fun with while waiting for their grub!


Mr. & Ms. B-G-3A, Block B, Oasis Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya.


10. #Mukha Cafe @ TTDI is named after a Yemeni town where coffee is traded in the 15th century

Right from the start, this winsome cafe has nailed the formula for keeping customers content, with a thoughtfully crafted menu of well-executed fare, warm service and a spiffy setting.


Menu consists of Western dishes mingling with Middle Eastern items picked up by the owners during their studies in Yemen.


Mukha Cafe. 155-175, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


11. #Pickle&Fig @ TTDI is where yumminess and healthiness go together

What I love about Pickle & Fig is it’s honest food, simple sandwiches and healthy smoothies (there’s an avocado and date smoothie that the boo had and gushed about which I still haven’t tried myself yet).


This café is specialized in smoothies as I can see there are pretty interesting smoothie-blends such as blue healer and goji-me.


Pickle & Fig. 2-38 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


12. #PodgyandtheBanker @ Sri Hartamas has really good-looking baristas blushes

Podgy & The Banker serves up a pretty decent cuppa (my benchmark being a mocha - coffee aficionado, I am not).


The guys in Podgy and the Banker and Butter + Beans at Seventeen either used to be baristas at b+b or co-owners. That's because I recognized their faces. The coffee is the same and I love that plus they have wonderful desserts.


Podgy and the Banker. 2-16, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


13. #Quar/Tet @ TTDI is run by four guys from a local indie band

You can expect to hear great music at Quar/Tet, as this quirky café is harmoniously run by four friends belonging to indie bands.


A notable feature of Quar/Tet is the myxx salad, not your regular balsamic vinegar tossed greens. Tomato, celery, onions, capsicum, nuts with fresh vinaigrette dressing.


Quar/Tet. 21, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.


14. #RoyalPost @ Damansara Intan is NOT a post office

The concept of Royal Post is about delivery and the ideal of post office. I love how they set up these letter box to put newspapers :)


The man behind Royal Post café is Sam Lai, a former stockbroker and manager at Artisan Roast, an established indie café.


Royal Post. G02, Ground Floor Block C, Damansara Intan.


15. #ThatLattePlace @ Persiaran Ritchie is situated in a park, so you can enjoy coffee and nature at the same time!

For those who are looking for an outdoor spot for breakfast instead of the usual kopitiam, for those who wish to get closer to nature while sipping a cup of their favourite hot coffee,That Latte Place is definitely an ideal choice for you.


Opened environment, come early to get some windy breeze, else bear with the hot weather.


That Latte Place.
333, Yayasan Seni Berdaftar,
Persiaran Ritchie,
Off Jalan Ampang Hilir, KL.


16. #TheBee @ Publika has a different indie music playlist for each month

Just as they advocate that they're a neighbourhood hang out, The Bee really does fit into that category with a relaxed atmosphere.


36B, Level G2, Publika,
Solaris Dutamas,
Kuala Lumpur


17. #TheBreadShop @ Bkt Damansara has some of the best breads and pastries in town!

When we visited the place for the first time we were positively amazed by the wonderful selection of fresh breads. Contrary to many other bakeries they even have two slicing machines, one that does big slices and one for the small sliced bread.


A lovely pastry is the Cinnamon Swirl, especially for those cinnamon roll lovers. You will not be disappointed by the sweetness & cinnamon-ness balance with this pastry created by the bread shop.


The Bread Shop.
Address: 11 Jalan Setiakasih, Damansara Heights, KL.


18. #TheGoodBatch @ Damansara Uptown has an awesome breakfast menu

The Good Batch is in a league of its own. The reason we say this is simple – the restaurant runs on a kitchen, bar and coffee concept. A look into the menu puts that into perspective.


The Good Batch. 53, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.


19. #TheRedBeanbag @ Solaris Dutamas's Specialty Baked Eggs is everybody's favourite

The French toast is superb. Not too buttery but the bread here is fragrant without being too heavy and oh so fluffy!


RBB’s Specialty Baked Eggs was pretty good too, with eggs cracked into a baking dish of lamb bratwurst, sun-dried tomatoes, potatoes and cheese, baked to perfection and served with crusty bread.


The Red Beanbag. A4-1-08, Solaris Dutamas, KL.


20. #VCR @ Jln Galloway is the place to go for some peace and quiet... and good coffee

One of the foremost things we adored was the café’s quaint yet serene factor. We won’t lie though; when we first heard of VCR, we absolutely did not imagine it to be a black corner unit at the end of a row of houses!


VCR café serves coffee that boasts a rich aroma with just the right amount of milk and froth. Experienced hip baristas will guide you in your preferred espresso selection as you can then take your pick from a latte, cappuccino, mocha, flat white, gibraltar or even their own house brew.


VCR Café.
2, Jalan Galloway,
Off Jalan Pudu,
50150 Kuala Lumpur.


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