The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Plaza Damas, Hartamas and Mont Kiara

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Karuna Ang

Along with the growth of third-wave coffee culture in Malaysia, many hip cafes have opened up all over town. Here are the 10 best coffee shops in Plaza Damas, Hartamas and Mont Kiara for coffee lovers and foodies alike. Start your day with a good breakfast over delicious coffee at the many coffee shops in Plaza Damas, Hartamas and Mont Kiara. Whether you are on the hunt for caffeine, desserts or a spot to hunker down and work, you’re sure to find something that will strike your fancy. Here are the 10 best coffee shops around the area to sip your day away.

Tray Cafe

Cafe, Dessert

The ideal spot for a relaxing brunch, this cozy and homely cafe is tucked away in Plaza Damas. Settle into the cozy setting peppered with wooden furniture and greenery. To satisfy the hungry fans, Tray Cafe offers a great selection of freshly prepared wholesome food, from sandwiches and wraps to pastas and pies. If your sweet tooth is aching, choose from their selection of decadent cakes sold at the counter to go with your coffee.


Bakery, Bistro, Cafe, Healthy, Australian, Pastries, Contemporary

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At Rubberduck, the first thing you’ll notice is the welcoming al fresco seating area that is bustling with people having a good time over excellent food and good coffee. This neighbourhood gem is popular among local residents and in recent years has expanded its menu. On offer are their popular smoothie bowls, quiche, big breakfast, quinoa fried rice and vegan chips.

Per Mille Cafe

Cafe, Asian, American, Dessert

Sourcing quality beans from all over the world, Per Mille Cafe offers a strong cup of Joe that will definitely kickstart your day. Hidden away in Plaza Damas, this cozy cafe draws in patrons with its laid-back atmosphere and tasty dishes like smoked salmon cream cheese bagel, braised pork rice and waffles.

Blue Cow Cafe

Cafe, Steakhouse, Dessert

Veal Tomahawk steak with onion marmalade, boletus sauce and grilled vegetables
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Get your hands on the freshest quality meat as you dine at Blue Cow Cafe. You will find dishes made with top quality Australian beef and lamb, house-made patties and sausages as well as local pork and ham. Don’t miss out on their juicy steaks and ribs. This down-to-earth cafe is a great place to hang out with your friends over excellent food and coffee.

The Prep Room

Cafe, Fusion, Contemporary, Dessert

Stepping into this cozy eatery, you will be greeted by Zaki, who manages the floor, while Kuan Ling takes charge of brainstorming new recipes in the kitchen. Run by couple Kuan Ling and Zaki, the restaurant has been given constant improvements in order to bring good food to customers. Drop by this humble cafe tucked away in Sri Hartamas for their delicious food over a cup of well-brewed coffee.


Cafe, Market, Healthy, Dessert

For years, locals have been frequenting Breadfruits for their therapeutic meals. Walking in on a weekend, you’ll find the space filled with happy chatter from loyal customers enjoying popular dishes like aglio olio prosciutto, banana french toast, and rosemary pork chop risotto.

The Forum

Cafe, Malaysian, Dessert, Contemporary

Latte cup with rosetta latte art
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Known as one of the most Instagram-worthy cafes in town, this spacious eatery is filled with plenty of natural sunlight coming in from the huge window panels. Filled with blooming flowers and modern furnishings, this contemporary cafe is ideal for many occasions, including a brunch with family, gathering with friends and birthday parties. Indulge in their Southeast Asian-inspired dishes with options like ayam masak lemak, Singapore Katong style laksa lemak, and nyonya popiah.

Proof Cafe & Sky Lounge

Cafe, European, Dessert

Cheesecake And Coffee
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The ideal place for coffee-sipping over views of the city, this bright and spacious cafe is set on the roof of the iconic The Signature Serviced Suites & Studio in Sri Hartamas. Open early in the morning, the cafe seems to be the perfect place to kickstart the day with a cup of coffee. If you are feeling peckish, order the European-inspired dishes along with a slice of cake for a great meal.

The Red Beanbag

Cafe, American, Dessert, Australian

Sponge cake
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Reputed to be one of Mont Kiara’s top coffee and brunch spots, The Red Beanbag gets their beans from the folks at Grand Central Premium Coffee Roasters in Perth, Australia. There are two custom Red blends – The Skywalker and The Kenobi. The bold blends will definitely keep you going all day long.

Caffe Crema Coffee & Tea

Cafe, Dessert

Decorated like a countryside-villa with a charming and rustic vibe, Caffe Crema Coffee & Tea is a boutique cafe that offers coffee connoisseurs a well-rounded drinking experience. This cafe sources their beans from local roasters Cloud Catchers. Patrons can also learn the art of making their own cup of coffee from the trained baristas here.

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