Where To Find Great Coffee For As Cheap As RM5

Instant coffee doesn't count. :p

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1. Baristar Coffee & Tea @ Damansara Utama

Nestled within a cozy nook in Damansara Uptown, Baristar's range of hot beverages are priced from RM5.00 to RM8.00, with an additional RM1.00 for ice, an extra shot, or to upsize. In addition, they also serve signature iced teas (RM7.00) as well as iced blended frappes and signature coffees (RM9.00).

Address: 25, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor (opposite Uptown 2).

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 7.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday: Closed

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2. Room 203 @ Publika, Solaris Dutamas

Room 203 aims to start a coffee revolution i.e. to make coffee more affordable in Malaysia, with coffee - both black and white - that costs only RM5.00 per cup.

Address: Lot 54, Block B3, Level G2, Art Row @ Publika, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 6.30pm.

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3. Glasshouse Café @ MAHSA University (Jalan Universiti Campus)

A prime hangout spot for MAHSA students and non-students alike, Glasshouse's hot coffee range is priced from RM5.00 to RM8.00 with an additional RM0.50 for the iced version. Non-caffeinated options are also available e.g. hot and iced teas, fizzy sodas, and Frozzies which cost between RM4.50 and RM9.00.

Address: MAHSA Universiti (Jalan Universiti Campus), Jalan Ilmu off Jalan Universiti, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 11.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8.30am to 11.00pm

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4. The Bloom Café @ Bloommaze Boutique Hotel, Puchong

The newly-opened Bloommaze Boutique Hotel houses a coffee bar called The Bloom, which predominantly serves coffee and pastries to-go. The coffee menu is priced between RM5.90 to RM7.90, with an additional RM1.00 for ice or an extra shot.

Address: 55, Jalan Puteri 2/3, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Selangor.

Opening Hours: 7.00am to 11.00pm daily.

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5. Urban Coffee @ Mid Valley Megamall, KL and Gurney Plaza, Penang

UPDATE, 22 NOV 2017: The "pay as you wish" promo at Urban Republic is no longer ongoing. 

Urban Coffee is currently running a "drink what you like, pay as you wish" program for selected beverages at its Mid Valley and Gurney Plaza branches, where YOU decide how much you want to pay for a cup of coffee. The most popular amount? RM5.00 per cup.

1. Mid Valley Megamall: Lot T- 074, 3rd Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
2. Gurney Plaza: No. 170-03-39/40/41, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang.

Opening Hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm daily.

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6. Coffee Rescue @ Penang

The Coffee Rescue truck operates in various locations and pop-up events across Penang. Coffee goes for RM7.00 (espresso, long black, hot tea) and RM8.00 (latte, cappuccino, flat white, mocha, hot chocolate), with an additional RM1.00 for iced drinks.

Check out their Facebook page or call 017-477 9276 to find out where they're setting up shop next!

7. Eco Coffee @ Kulim, Kedah

Eco Coffee's americano and espresso are priced at RM4.00 while the latte, cappuccino, and mocha costs RM5.00, with an additional RM1.00 if you'd rather have it with ice. The cappuccino and mocha also comes ice blended at RM6.50. The café also serves tea and assorted flavoured beverages priced between RM3.50 and RM5.50.

Address: Lot 609, Jalan Tunku Putra, 09000 Kulim, Kedah.

Opening Hours: 12.00pm to 12.00am daily.

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What is your favourite coffee shop for affordable, quality coffee? Give us your recommendations in the comments section below!

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