Third-wave coffee shops and cafés have long landed on Malaysia’s shores. Nowadays, locals and tourists alike can get their coffee fix at traditional kopitiams, speciality shops and cafés everywhere in the city. Here are the 10 best places to kickstart your day with a good cuppa coffee.
Pulp by Papa Palheta
Coming from across the Causeway, Pulp is Papa Palheta’s flagship store in Malaysia. Pulp is a coffee retailer first, supplying coffee equipment and beans at both commercial and retail levels, rather than being just a café. Coffee aficionados can get serious in the cupping room with the experienced baristas.
Opened in 2013, Nutmeg is a homely place for locals to gather and enjoy time together over good food. Beautiful cakes tempt customers inside a glass display at the front of the shop and the place is constantly bustling with people. The healthy servings of hearty meals and decadent desserts will keep you coming back for more.
Acme Bar & Coffee Bangsar
Tucked away in Bangsar Village I, this stylish eatery is a great place to start your day. Inside you’ll find plush sofas and floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the place with plenty of natural light. Fuel up for your day with a cup of their delicious coffee and stellar food from their extensive breakfast menu.
If you want to fully experience Australian café culture, make your way to Antipodean. This hip spot is created to be a meeting spot for all – where patrons can bond over a cup of excellent coffee and modern café fare. Antipodean takes pride in using only quality coffee beans sourced from Indonesia’s top speciality roaster, Merdeka Coffee.
Artisan Coffee Bar
Having been a purveyor of good coffee for years, Artisan Coffee offers a relaxing cuppa Joe for shoppers at Bangsar Village II. A perfect spot for a quick break, patrons will find a good brew roasted with beans sourced from Common Man Coffee Roasters and Oriole Coffee Roasters.
VCR has been leading the local coffee scene for years at a charming terrace house built in 1972 in the old parts of Kuala Lumpur. With a new outlet along Bangsar’s busiest street, VCR expands its reach by offering excellent coffee in the neighbourhood. Bring a friend, or spend a lazy afternoon by yourself to wind down for the week over their special brews.
Leave your worries behind as you step into this well-hidden gem in Bangsar. With outdoor seating and a courtyard, the atmosphere here is peaceful and laid-back. The wonderful surroundings here are definitely on par with the coffee and food offered. Must-try drinks include the unique Fat Americano, Presso Bomb and Che Guevara.
With the kitchen runned by Tray Cafe and Ojo serving delicious caffeinated drinks to keep you going, this chic spot is one of Bangsar’s most well-loved coffee spots. Kick back, relax, and get a slice of their freshly baked cakes or pastries to go with your cup of coffee.
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