Looking to find a spot to get a caffeine fix before a day of sightseeing? Perhaps savouring a cup of speciality coffee beans with a light brunch sounds more appealing. If so, check out Culture Trip’s favourite coffee shops in Bukit Bintang for any personality, taste and budget.
Feeka Coffee Roasters
Cafe, Dessert, $$$
Located in a former townhouse in Bukit Bintang’s Changkat, Feeka Coffee Roasters brews some of the freshest coffee in the city. The highest quality coffee beans originate from local roasters and are prepared by expert baristas delivering a coffee worth savouring. A selection of food is available, including cakes and snacks to nibble on at brunch or more hearty dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Feeka, named after the pronunciation of the Swedish word ‘fiki’ meaning ‘work’, provides a comfortable and quiet spot to enjoy a coffee.
Purple Miao is an ideal spot for a coffee in Bukit Bintang while enjoying Taiwanese cuisine. With a varied menu offering traditional Taiwanese street food and snacks along with a decent selection of tea and coffee, the modern café gets busy during the early morning rush hour. Combine good food with strong coffee and Purple Miao provides the perfect environment to unwind. Despite the popularity of this coffee shop in Bukit Bintang, seating is limited.
Providing a variety of coffee blends from single beans to secret mixtures known only by the highly-trained baristas, VCR delivers arguably Kuala Lumpur’s best cup of coffee. Favourites include cappuccinos, flat whites and a variety of iced drinks to choose from inside the cosy, high-ceilinged coffee shop in Bukit Bintang. From the outside, the black-coloured building sits between traditional shophouses and modern high-rises. The interior produces a rustic atmosphere. Sit down on one of the rattan chairs and order a morning fix of caffeine and watch the world pass by through the wall-to-ceiling windows.
This speciality coffee shop in Bukit Bintang along Jalan Imbi caters to connoisseurs. Inside Q Cup Café, customers will get a menu filled with a variety of coffee profiles and descriptions. Anyone wanting to sample some of the world’s best and most exclusive beans can satisfy their palate here with favourites such as beans from Panama and Ethiopia. The owner, Mr Yu, wants to introduce global varieties to the public served by his highly-skilled baristas in a welcoming and enticing manner. Food is available at Q Cup Café too.
Once a fashion outlet in Thailand before entering the food industry in 1997, Greyhound Café has expanded into a chain throughout Southeast Asia. With a reputation for high-quality food and service in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, stopping by for a coffee or two gives customers a high-end experience. Prices are slightly higher compared to other coffee shops in Bukit Bintang, but coffee drinkers almost always enjoy their time at Greyhound Café.
Looking for a piece of Paris in Bukit Bintang? Head to Café De Paris inside Pavillion along Jalan Bukit Bintang. Featuring decorations replicating an authentic French café, the customer can choose from an extensive food and drink menu while enjoying the atmosphere and ambience. Several types of hot and cold drinks, as well as wine with French dishes and pastries, are to be enjoyed on the café’s outdoor terrace. What can be better than sipping French coffee with a pain au chocolat while flicking through the guidebook?
A favourite household name with a branch in Bukit Bintang. Old Town White Coffee, with its wooden tables and chairs, provide ample space to unwind or to catch up on work is and always has been a favourite coffee shop in Malaysia. Apart from the location and chain name, another highlight is the regular drink promotions, including buy-one-get-one-free offers. Basic Malaysian dishes on the menu attract customers along with the guaranteed WiFi connectivity.
Catering to the higher end clientele, Wizards At Tribeca isn’t a cheap coffee shop in Bukit Bintang. Instead, the airy and bright café-cum-restaurant provides speciality dishes and international standard drinks, both hot and cold, and cocktails. Customers pay slightly more than the going rate to receive the excellent and prompt service and for the gastronomical experience found nowhere else in Kuala Lumpur. Expect to pay in the region of RM 50 ($12.80) for a light meal and coffee.
Café Capitol provides customers with a local coffee shop experience in Bukit Bintang. Forget the espressos and cappuccinos, instead find Malaysian favourites such as Nescafe ice, kopi-o and teh ice. The interior exudes an air of nostalgia with wooden chairs and marble tables along with mosaicked tiles forming the elegant decorations. But the best features lie in the menu, availability of Malaysian food and rock-bottom prices. Grab a Nescafé ice and plate of nasi lemak and expect to spend no more than RM 10 ($2.55).
Looking to enjoy a coffee and indulge in some chocolate? Check out Molten Café and find a menu filled with good coffee and a variety of snacks including its signature chocolate desserts. Expats and long-term residents know the favourite European treat is difficult to find in Southeast Asia. Molten provides a superb treat satisfying any cravings. Another feature making it one of the best coffee shops in Bukit Bintang is its central location in the heart of the tourist centre.