The Black & White Kopitiam

July 28, 2012

Opened by the operators of The Warehouse and Ril's Steakhouse, Black and White Kopitiam offers mainly Malaysian fare less than a ten-minute walk from KLCC.

The fried rice looks good and tastes fine, but at RM10.90++, it seems rather expensive. 

Ditto for the mee rebus (RM7.90++); Black and White's menu is compact, but its offerings nevertheless range from nasi lemak to banana peanut butter toast, sup ekor to Hainanese chicken chop.

In recent weeks, Black and White shared its outlet with Ori, a Vietnamese-run stall, but Ori has since moved next door. Worth visiting them for this 'bun cha gio' (RM7.90) _ vermicelli with wonderfully crispy-juicy spring rolls. 

Ori's 'bo kho' (RM12.90) can probably be skipped. Tender beef and fresh leaves, but the stew on the whole could be a little less watery and a lot more flavorsome.

Black and White's cinnamon ice blended and hot tea. Espressos and lattes will be offered soon. 

Brilliant opening hours: Black and White only closes for three hours everyday. 

Some nice touches in the decor, as can be expected from the folks of The Warehouse.

The Black and White Kopitiam,
Jalan Law Yew Swee, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur.