Make time to grab some grub at these awesome cafés and soak in the ambiance.
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Themed cafés are gaining popularity in Malaysia. With the advent of social media interactions via Instagram and the likes, eating out and sharing the experience is a joy to behold.
In this respect, themed cafés are special because their atmosphere, design and menu items are tailored to delight their customers. Be it a family outing, a gathering with friends or even a date, visits to themed cafés can make the event an unforgettable one.
Here are five truly unique cafés in Kuala Lumpur that you can visit:
The Shire Café
Did you know that there is a Middle Earth-themed café in the Klang Valley? Tucked in the Sri Petaling area, this charming café has a map of The Shire, the fictional region of Middle Earth created by English author J.R.R. Tolkien. Visitors can have fun taking pictures at the ‘entrance’ to that famous Hobbit Hole, recreated in 3-D painting. A simple menu comprising dishes like ‘Elven Bow’ (Green Tea Waffle) and ‘Shire Feast’ (Breakfast Plate) completes the experience. Even better: Dress up as your favourite Hobbit or Lord of the Rings character!
Location: 6-1 (1st Floor), Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. Call 016-715 1143.
This charming café has a map of The Shire on its wall.
Purradise Cat Café
Cat lovers would definitely love this joint. Anyone who wants to visit will be charged an entry fee which includes a complimentary drink. Snacks and sandwiches are also available. Those interested can even adopt a cat if they are deemed suitable owners (by the proprietor). The business hours are shorter than the surrounding areas, so do call to find out before you make your way there.
Location: 24A (1st Floor), Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Call 03-2389 0976.
Cat lovers can drink here and even adopt a cat if they want to.
Old China Café
This café is worth a visit even for just a glimpse of its pre-war architectural details. The furniture and décor is reminiscent of a gilded old Chinese café in the 1900s.
It serves Straits Chinese delicacies such as Itik Tim (Duck and Salted Vegetable Soup)) and Bubur Cha Cha (a porridge of sweet potato, yam and bananas).
Sadly, other similar units in the area have been demolished to make way for modern commercial shops. Make your way here and enjoy the aura of an era that is long gone.
Location: 11, Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur. Call 03-2072 5915.
Old China Cafe may be old-fashioned, but it's beautiful nonetheless.
DC Comics Superheroes Café
You’ll definitely be taking plenty of pictures here! There are lots of artworks, posters, cutouts and graphic designs of DC Comics heroes embellished on the walls, in menus, and on tables and chairs. And yes, even on the food, of course. For example, you will get Batman’s logo art and cutout on lattes and burgers. You can also adjourn to the DC Comics merchandise shop next door to get some memorabilia.
Location: Unit 29 (Level 2), Sunway Putra Mall, Kuala Lumpur. Call 03-7954 6377.
There are lots of artworks, posters, cutouts and graphic designs of DC Comics heroes here.
A cosy and quiet café, this one will surely be a hit among fans of Japanese anime. Its theme is centred around Totoro, a character from Hayao Miyazaki’s famous fantasy animation My Neighbour Totoro. You will see plenty of Totoro plush toys once you step into the café, and some dishes and drinks feature designs of the character as well.
Location: 1-3-M (upstairs), Jalan Jalil Perkasa 13, Kuala Lumpur. Call 012-218 7587.
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