Top 9 Cafes in KL – Hop Around and Explore!

Looking for new spots to enjoy brunch and coffee this new year? You have come to the right page!

Wave goodbye to the cafes that you have repeatedly visited and say hello to your soon-to-be new favourite cafes this 2023! 

In this article, we have done you cafe enthusiasts a favour by gathering some of the best cafes in KL to get your brunch and coffee fix.

Now, get your notebooks ready to include these places in your checklist!

1. Antipodean Coffee

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The infamous black, wall-sized menu covered across half of the cafe interior instantly sparks a familiarity. Want to see their menu? Sorry, no physical menu, it’s all written on the wall!

But fret not, you can still view their online menu from the comfort of your table when you dine-in by scanning their QR code available on each table. Thanks to technology!

Antipodean Coffee has been one of the longest-standing cafes in Malaysia, now opened in several outlets across Klang Valley and also in other countries like the Philippines and Indonesia.

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No doubt, you are able to get your staple brunch fix with their menu ranging from breakfast items to mains, sandwiches, pizza, pasta and more!

Not only are their dishes wholesome enough to satisfy your tummy, their coffee also gives your brain a good hug, all roasted in their roastery in Jakarta since 2003.


If i were you, i’d opt for their outdoor seats to maximize my experience of their ambience. Selected outlets are pet-friendly too which is a plus for your fury friends!

Antipodean Bangsar
Address:20, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: Daily, 7am-8pm

Antipodean Tan & Tan
Address: 207, Menara Tan & Tan, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: Daily, 9am-4pm

Antipodean Mid Valley Megamall
Address: GE-011(A), Ground floor, Mid Valley Megamall Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8am-10pm, Fri-Sun, 7:30am-10pm

Antipodean Atria
Address: G37 & GK1, Ground floor, Atria Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS22/23, Damansara Jaya Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: Daily, 10am-8pm

 2. Wú Cafe Gallery 


Introducing Wú, a new neighbourhood cafe located at the busy shop-lot streets of Kota Damansara. The space and ambience is inspired by the name of the cafe itself which derived from a Chinese character that defines “nothingness”. Hence, the minimalist concept of the space with a consistent grey monochrome colour tone interior.


Wú is popular for their “dirty latte”. It is basically espresso served on chilled milk, curated to be consumed without stirring the concoction to allow drinkers enjoy the aroma and flavour of espresso followed by the cold fresh milk as a sweet ending.

They also offer a Japanese inspired menu with a variety of ramen and donburi dishes on the menu that looks absolutely delicious! 

Address: 38-2, Jalan PJU 5/11, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 
Operation Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 10am-6pm.

3. Dou Dou Bake


Does Dou Dou Bake sound familiar?

This bakery cafe is definitely no stranger to cafe hoppers. From the flaky pastry-hype to the long queue crowding at their entrance as early as 6am in the morning, no doubt this cafe is a must-visit.

Legend says: right now, there are still people queuing for a seat just to dine in Dou Dou Bake! 


Not only do they serve a variety of scrumptious-looking french pastries, they also have a range of breakfast dishes for your brunch fix, cheese platter and natural wine for your fancy taste and of course, a wide selection of artisanal coffee for your caffeine fix!

Dou Dou Bake is sure to also ensure only top-notch quality ingredients go into their food and beverage. 

Address: 38, Jalan SS 4c/5, Taman Rasa Sayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening Hours: 7.30AM – 11PM

4. Planter Chin x Taman Hati


Planter Chin, is not one ordinary cafe. It is (literally) located in a garden; Taman Hati. A space where you can dine with AND shop for plants! Opened not too long ago, this space is a collaboration between Planter Chin and Taman Hati who made use of their lovely space to create a garden-like ambience for visitors to enjoy a unique dine-in experience. 


Being a small space that can occupy that many customers, their food menu is also limited, yet promising with selections such as hotcakes, toasts and quinoa salad.

Not to mention, they are also serving a variety of desserts such as cakes and donuts, as well as artisanal coffee which is a must. Definitely worth a visit! 

Address: 6a, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.  
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.

5. Hide and Seek


Previously located in the heart of KL, Petaling Street, Hide and Seek has now relocated to the city of Petaling Jaya with a brand new look! Their fun and quirky furniture are really eye-catching, making their space irresistible for some instagrammable photos. 


Not only is the space extraordinary and adorable, the coffee and food served at Hide and Seek are also irresistible! Their menu consists of a selection of rice bowls such as braised pork and Japanese char siew (non-halal) that has received much praise from visitors. 

Of course, they serve some of the best specialty coffee in town with coffee beans roasted by one of the top local coffee roasters in Malaysia ensuring that coffee lovers leave the place content and happy.

Address: 33-A, Jalan 20/16, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours:  Monday to Sunday 11AM – 11PM

6. VCR Stacks


VCR is another reputable cafe that is no stranger to cafe hoppers out there. They have built their brand over the years with their ‘OG’ branches at VCR bangsar and VCR galloway, serving their best in-house roasted coffee and mouth-watering brunch!


With the new VCR Stacks that recently opened not too long ago in Mont Kiara, this particular branch focuses on artisanal sweet and savoury sandwiches such as egg sando and nut butter jelly which mind you, sounds really tempting! 

Besides their wide range of sandwiches, they also serve some amazing pastries to go along with your coffee which is perfect for tea time! 

Address: Unit 15-0-5 Shoplex, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: 8.30AM- 5PM daily

7. Sunday Coffee & Cakes 


Tucked quietly in the neighbourhood of Taman Bukit Indah, Sunday Coffee is surely one hidden gem. They offer mainly sandwiches, pastries that are made in-house as well as coffee.

Although their menu is simple and straightforward, visitors are often surprised by the flavour they can offer in their dishes such as the egg Tamagoyaki Sando and white toast served with seaweed butter. 


Visitors are also welcomed by a wide selection of pastry by the counter that many raved over such as their brownies, madeleines, banana bread and more!

However, please do yourself a favour and try their amazing home-made tiramisu which will leave you wanting for more! Pair it with a cup of pour over coffee and we ensure you, it will be a perfect Sunday for you to spend here at Sunday Coffee!

Address: 14, Jalan Selera 1, Taman Bukit Indah, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.
Operation hour: Open daily from 9am to 6pm

8. PULP by Papa Palheta

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If you’re a coffee lover, you won’t want to miss PULP by Papa Palheta, one of the best coffee cafes in Petaling Jaya. With a sleek and modern interior, this cafe offers a wide selection of speciality coffee drinks that are sure to satisfy any caffeine craving. Their house blend is a must-try, and they also offer a rotating selection of single-origin coffees.

Address: 29-01, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Daily from 9:00am to 6:00pm

9. Tommy Le Baker

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Tommy Le Baker is a hipster café which reportedly serves the best version of sourdough bread in town. Its also known for its delicious French pastries and exceptional coffee. The cafe has a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with a focus on high-quality ingredients and artisanal techniques. Be sure to try their croissants and pain au chocolate when you’re visiting.

Address: No 82, Zhongshan Building, 80, Jalan Rotan, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday – 8:00am to 8:00pm

Monday – 8:30am to 8:00pm

Recap of our top 9 cafes in KL for 2023

  1. Antipodean Coffee
  2. Wú Gallery
  3. Dou Dou Bake
  4. Planter Chin
  5. Hide and Seek
  6. VCR Stacks
  7. Sunday Coffee and Cakes
  8. PULP by Papa Palheta
  9. Tommy Le Baker

We hope you enjoy your brunch and coffee dates in any of the cafes listed above. Stay healthy and caffeinated, cheers!

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