The 10 Best Brunch Spots in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

Chocolate cake with berries
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Photo of Karuna Ang
29 August 2018

Not a morning person? Worry not, there are many brunch options in the quaint neighbourhood of Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur to help get your day going. Check out the 10 best spots.

With an abundance of 24-hour mamak joints, colorful street food stalls and fancy cafes in the city, there are plenty of food options anytime of the day. For those who like to take time enjoying a late breakfast, here are the 10 best brunch spots in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur for whatever you crave.

Gastro Sentral

Bar, Pub, American, European
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Eclair with chocolate icing and raspberries
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Attached to the luxurious Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, Gastro Sentral dishes out meals from breakfast to dinner, serving customers in a elegant and comfy setting. The comprehensive menu has a good mix of hearty and healthy dishes, with items like Gastro Steak and Egg Hash, Fluffy Gastro Pancakes, Energy Booster Salads and an Avocado Burger. For an indulgent treat, the 22-hour braised wagyu cheek will have you gushing for the rest of the day.


Hotel Restaurant, Pastries, European
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A more casual cousin of Gastro Sentral, Latitude03 is a modern lounge spot made for those looking for light yet decadent bites. The restaurant basks in the smell of freshly baked bread and a rich aroma of signature coffee. On the menu you will find scrumptious pastries, heavenly cakes and indulgent chocolates – perfect for a lazy brunch on a weekend.

Brickfields’ Pisang Goreng

Food Stall, Dessert, $$$
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Fried bananas on rattan tray
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Find your way to Restoran One Sentral, a popular hawker stall in Brickfields, and you will spot one of the oldest pisang goreng stalls in Kuala Lumpur. Before heading in for your main meal, make sure to drop in your order for the crunchy golden brown fried bananas as the line tends to get long. For your main dish, take your pick from the many options at the hawker stall, including chicken rice, char kuay teow and pan mee.

Hoagies Hauz

Restaurant, American, Healthy, $$$
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For a healthy brunch, head over to Hoagies On-The-Go at Nu Sentral. Here you will find flavourful sandwiches, made with garden-fresh greens, buttery cheese slices and crispy hand-tossed bread. Even if you are in a hurry, you can take your lunch to go.

Melur & Thyme

Restaurant, Cafe, Fusion, Malaysian, European, American
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Exuding an air of modern elegance with its monochromatic furnishing and plenty of seating, Melur & Thyme is perfect for brunching with your friends. This restaurant specialises in balancing the flavours of the East and West, including murtabak quesadilla with cheese, crispy chili baby crab and sardines on toast with harissa sauce. If the weather is good, the outdoor terraces are the best place to enjoy your meal over beautiful views of the city’s skyline.


Cafe, European, $$$
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Helmed by the folks running Quartet in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, this smaller branch in the city center offers the same satisfying bites and most importantly, coffee. Homemade bread and sandwiches take the main spotlight on the menu, paired with popular items like eggs florentine and crispy bacon, as well as smoked salmon and cream cheese.

Oro Cafe

Hotel Restaurant, Pastries, Dessert
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Occupying space at the lobby of Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Oro Cafe offers not only staple breakfast items such as freshly baked pastries, sandwiches and coffee, but also elegant cakes and desserts. This classy cafe features an inviting polished marble bar counter, perfect for a late morning caffeine fix with light bites.

Moorthy’s Mathai Indian Rice

Restaurant, Indian
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Malaysian banana leaf rice
Malaysian banana leaf rice | © KYTan / Shutterstock
Banana leaf rice is the most loved brunch dish among Malaysians. There are many ways to enjoy this dish – a full spread of vegetarian dishes, rice doused with spicy gravies, or with plates of fried chicken – so full of choice that there is something for everyone. Moorthy’s is celebrated for its flavourful curries and perfectly fried bitter gourd (here’s a tip – it’s best washed down with a glass of beer), earning a place on top of the list for many banana leaf lovers.

The Lounge

Hotel Restaurant, Malaysian, European, American
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On clear days, you can enjoy beautiful views of the city at The Lounge. Newly refurbished in a modern eclectic style, it’s the place to be for relaxation and hanging out with friends. The restaurant serves a comprehensive menu of international and local fusion food including pasta, pizza, burgers, laksa, chicken rice, tandoori chicken and naan.


Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Vishalatchi opens daily at 7.30am, serving authentic Chettinad south Indian food, where early risers can start their day with light Indian dishes like dosa. Wait a little longer and the heavier dishes like banana leaf rice, biryani and curries are served, filling the restaurant with a rich aroma that instantly tempts your appetite. Get ready to have your fingers covered in gravy, with popular choices such as crab curry, beetroot curry and fish curry.

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