Hip and aromatic coffee hang-outs are quickly sprouting up all over KL’s popular spots. A surge of independent cafés are starting to make their mark around the city and suburbs. Let’s check out what the fuss is all about!
COFFEE STAIN BY JOSEPH
If you are a true coffee connoisseur, then this is the place for you. Test your coffee knowledge with the 10 varieties of beans available at any time. Choose from the smooth Papua New Guinea blend, thrill your palate with a sprinkle of sweetness with the Guatemalan blend or choose reliable Columbian flavours. Take your coffee journey further by having it prepared by siphon, dripped or brewed using an hourglass-shaped Chemex manual coffeemaker. Add some fun to your sip with 3D coffee art prepared by expert baristas. Coffee Stain is a haven for discerning coffee lovers.
D4-G3-01, Publika Solaris Dutamas
1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
PODGY & THE BANKER
Located in the residential area of Hartamas, it serves as a relaxing hang-out spot. The décor is eye-catching, with playful rustic spurs of black and yellow. They use Sumatra Kudamas coffee beans and their flat white comes highly recommended. The coffee here is strong, so if you’re not a coffee junkie you might want to request to have yours prepared weaker. They also serve up a selection of delectable cakes, ice cream, breakfast and light bites throughout the day. The baristas are friendly so strike up a conversation with them.
2, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8
Plenitude Berhad Building (Ground Floor), 50480 Kuala Lumpur
ACME BAR & COFFEE
Acme Bar & Coffee is a sure win in postcode envy, located a stone’s throw away from KL’s iconic twin towers. The coffee bar is frequented by the business crowd during the day and socialites in the evening. The star player is the great food, and a must-try is the unique cempedak cake (jackfruit cake). The coffee is fresh and aromatically prepared by trained baristas. Be sure to make reservations; it can get pretty busy. If you’re in KL for the weekend, check out their brunch menu.
Unit G1, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
ROYAL POST CAFÉ
Royal Post is KL’s first mobile coffee café, so the trick here is to track down the truck. They have a dedicated social media website updating their daily location. The mobile café often parks itself around KL’s central business district in Damansara and Kuala Lumpur. Coffees are freshly brewed on-site, pastries are hot from the oven and sandwiches are freshly prepared for you. A great place for a caffeine pick-me-up, Royal Post Café is available for private hire.