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Boci Bar One, Petaling Jaya

Boci Bar One, Petaling Jaya

January 29, 2023

Coffee bar by day, cocktail parlour by night, PJ's new Boci Bar One brings the best of both worlds to Dataran Prima - if caffeine is your poison, sip on the pineapple oat cold brew coffee; if liquor is your true love, try the smooth, soothing take on the classic Negroni. Boci Bar One21, Jalan P...

Em Teerak, Kota Damansara

Em Teerak, Kota Damansara

January 29, 2023

Em Teerak is Kota Damansara’s terrific new Thai and Vietnamese restaurant, putting a playful stamp on Indochinese flavours. Recipes here hit the sweet-sour spot, spiced up with impeccable produce and impressive preparation. The Rough Sea & The Butcher (RM45) is the signature creation, bri...

Ola Lina, Bukit Damansara

Ola Lina, Bukit Damansara

January 29, 2023

Bukit Damansara's pink house is all decked out in Chinese New Year cheer, its porch full of bunnies frolicking beneath plum blossoms, beckoning customers for takeouts of bakes such as creamy-buttery truffle lobster rolls and cinnamon buns.Ola Lina76, Jalan Kasah, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

Maguro-ya Honpo, Petaling Jaya

Maguro-ya Honpo, Petaling Jaya

January 28, 2023

Inspired by the Japanese fishing community’s traditional hamayaki cuisine of grilling fresh seafood off the boat, Maguro-ya Honpo offers a promising catch. Tuna is the top treat, spanning barbecued collar to tail skewers. For two ways of tuna belly, raw and cooked, try the tuna rice bowl, with ...

Petit Mary, Ara Damansara

Petit Mary, Ara Damansara

January 25, 2023

Ipoh's Petit Mary Patisserie has opened its first Klang Valley offshoot, a cosy space for a calm treat of fragrant, fresh-baked rolls and refreshing blue pea lattes. Hot meals are also available, spanning big breakfasts to nasi lemak.Petit MaryC-LG-5, Residensi Cantara, 6, Jalan PJU 1A/42B,...

Baba Closet, Taman Sea

Baba Closet, Taman Sea

January 18, 2023

Swathed in Taman Sea's shadows, this cocktail bar is ready to break out of its closet: Inspired by Nyonya artistry, Baba Closet's setting is beautifully intricate, making it a distinctive destination for drinks served with a nod and a wink. The (cock)tail selection includes the suggestively pha...

The Gelato Spot, Subang Jaya

The Gelato Spot, Subang Jaya

January 17, 2023

Subang’s friendly new gelato parlour hits the spot for cool, creamy comfort. The shop showcases its own-churned gelato, densely elastic and not too sweet, with flavours like Pistachio and Wafer Pistachio Cheesecake, the perfect double scoop. If you love smooth, indulgently thick milkshakes that...

AUZ by A, Taman SEA

AUZ by A, Taman SEA

January 17, 2023

Taman SEA's latest cafe serves the A to Z of cafe favourites, from full breakfasts, avocado toast, eggs Benedict and smoked salmon omelette to pasta aglio olio and salted egg yolk chicken burgers. It's a pleasant stop for a sip, spanning hot chocolate to honey lemon coolers. AUZ by A 19, Jalan S...

Oddday, Petaling Jaya

Oddday, Petaling Jaya

January 16, 2023

Damansara Jaya's MBPJ hawker centre seems like an odd location for a contemporary coffee bar, but Oddday fits in fine amid the roti canai and rojak stalls. Conveniently beside Atria Shopping Gallery, Oddday offers an economical caffeine fix to pair with economy rice - a satisfying hot flat whit...

Dude Cafe, Bukit Jalil

Dude Cafe, Bukit Jalil

January 14, 2023

Dude, where's my cafe? Bukit Jalil's new Dude Cafe is a pleasant hideout with a placid view from the window of its leafy neighbourhood.  Go green with gorgeous pesto fettuccine, tossed with chicken, cherry tomatoes and Parmesan cheese; smashed avocado toast on sourdough, well-layered with a ...

BoiBoi, Imbi

BoiBoi, Imbi

January 10, 2023

The Boi is fine: A Bukit Bintang bungalow transformed into a restaurant, beautifully crafted from floor to ceiling, serving Southeast Asian kopitiam staples that seem to span nasi lemak to bakso. BoiBoi currently closes by 5pm, a bit too early for those of us who work for a living, but it looks...

Spring Spring, Taman Paramount

Spring Spring, Taman Paramount

January 8, 2023

Paramount Garden's latest cafe - Spring Spring - blooms with summertime vibes, lined with caudex plants within and leafy views of the neighbourhood outside. It's a pleasant place for donburi devotees (the selection includes a tasty Avocadon meat-free treat, topped with plump, ripe avocado an...

Bröom Artisan Bakery, Sin Chew Kee Road

Bröom Artisan Bakery, Sin Chew Kee Road

January 7, 2023

The first contender for 2023's loveliest new cafe has surfaced on Sin Chew Kee Road: The latest branch of Bröom Artisan Bakery has beautiful corners to explore, sprawling through two soothing levels of a colonial-built former home with plenty of plant life.  Find your favourite table for a ...

Folk Kofii, Taman Melawati

Folk Kofii, Taman Melawati

January 7, 2023

Taman Melawati's coffee-loving folks have been flocking to the neighbourhood's new Folk Kofii for their fix, paired with old-school nasi lemak bungkus (RM4) sourced from the villages of Selangor's Paya Jaras. Folk Kofii 9170, Jalan Negara, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur.

Zhufu Cafe, Taman Megah

Zhufu Cafe, Taman Megah

January 6, 2023

Homemade Hokkien bak zhang, paired with fresh-baked Louisiana-style beignets and Japanese matcha?  Taman Megah’s new Zhufu Cafe assembles an eclectic ensemble - not only for its menu and furnishing but its space, housing a curated thrift store of preloved clothes and accessories.  Browse the...