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Poppy Kat Cafe, Cheras

Poppy Kat Cafe, Cheras

May 7, 2021

Pop into this cheerful Cheras cafe to play for a bit with the three rescue kittens - Mochi, Mimi and MeowMeow - and purchase a takeout of bagels and baked sweets. Bagels come in dessert-friendly flavours (RM10-RM12), with a bready bite and lightly toasted chew. Our favourite is the fruity mat...

Old Hands Cafe, Petaling Jaya

Old Hands Cafe, Petaling Jaya

May 7, 2021

Old hands, new cafe: Mr and Mrs Okamoto make mochi, bread and buns that offer a taste of teatime treats from their homeland, from Shizuoka to Sungai Kayu Ara with love. Fun fact: Okamoto-san is in his fifties, so contrary to the cafe’s name, he’s not that old at all. But he’s an experienced hand ...

Soul Byrd, Petaling Jaya

Soul Byrd, Petaling Jaya

May 5, 2021

For fans of fried chicken, Section 17's new Soul Byrd is something to squawk about: Southern fried wings, legs and sandwiches with inspirations that span New Orleans to Nashville, swathed in swirls of herbs and spices that'll make the Colonel envious, paired with the Klang Valley's sultriest pa...

The Gardenman KL, St Mary Place

The Gardenman KL, St Mary Place

May 3, 2021

Family recipes prepared with love and respect by a team of Malaysian friends who come from different corners of the country: From Nyonya Laksa to Sarawak Laksa, nasi lemak with a Malacca matriarch's rendang to chee cheong fun with Ipoh's red sauce, The Gardenman blossoms with honest, hearty fla...

Mahogani Roastery Coffee, Bandar Botanic

Mahogani Roastery Coffee, Bandar Botanic

April 30, 2021

Founded by two Klang residents who sought to create a genuine neighbourhood cafe, Mahogani Roastery Coffee will celebrate its first birthday within weeks, earning its place as a community favourite at a challenging time.Stepping inside, it's easy to fall in love at first sight. Founders Meng ...

Twenty Fourty Six 2046, Taman Sea

Twenty Fourty Six 2046, Taman Sea

April 28, 2021

From outside, Twenty Fourty Six 2046 looks like a nondescript shop-house in Taman SEA, hidden in plain sight between an auto repair workshop and an air-conditioning parts shop, without a view within for passers-by to peek into.Step inside and you’ll find a surprisingly cavernous space, with a col...

Cotta, Bukit Damansara

Cotta, Bukit Damansara

April 27, 2021

Whey to go: KL’s new ricotta specialist serves terrific toasts slathered with fresh, creamy-soft cheese. Cotta’s founder Ivan and his team simmer and strain their ricotta every morning, for delicious dairy delight in Damansara Heights.Note: Cotta is hidden above A1 Fresh - to find the cafe, enter...

Yakitori Syokudo Yae, Jaya One

Yakitori Syokudo Yae, Jaya One

April 26, 2021

Step into Yakitori Syokudo Yae and be transported to its founder's home city of Daisen in Akita Prefecture, with sights, sounds and scents that bring an authentic Japanese allure to this restaurant that has been open for barely six months in Jaya One.Yakitori Syokudo Yae channels the casual charm...

Common Feed, Plaza Batai

Common Feed, Plaza Batai

April 24, 2021

This new firewood-filled venue tackles not only wood-fired pizzas but wood-fire grilled steaks.Common Feed's Angus MB2+ ribeye (RM38 per 100 grams) emerges irresistibly at the table, its crisp, commanding char surrounding a perfect-pink medium-rare centre. No-nonsense beef that represents rustic,...

Najia's Pakistani Tawa & Grill, Solaris Mont Kiara

Najia's Pakistani Tawa & Grill, Solaris Mont Kiara

April 21, 2021

Stepping into Najia's Pakistani Tawa & Grill is like being instantly immersed in Pakistani culture and cuisine. Pop culture posters line one wall, portraying iconic entertainers like South Asia's late Queen of Pop, Nazia Hassan. A striking mural showcases globally renowned Pakistani personali...

Kebun Cafe by Hoho Farm, Hulu Yam Lama

Kebun Cafe by Hoho Farm, Hulu Yam Lama

April 19, 2021

A genuinely green escape, just a 45-minute drive from KL's city centre, Kebun is a new cafe launched this month by Hulu Yam Lama's Hoho Farm, set in a soothing heartland of pesticide-free, organically cultivated vegetables.Kebun is currently open Friday through Sunday; stop by for wholesome bever...

Abba Hot Pot & Japanese Fusion, SS2 Petaling Jaya

Abba Hot Pot & Japanese Fusion, SS2 Petaling Jaya

April 18, 2021

Abba Hot Pot has been SS2's super trouper of soupy steamboats and piping-hot barbecues for six months now - it's the perfect place in PJ for wholesome, rainy-evening comfort, especially throughout Ramadan. For the fasting month, Abba is adding even more value to its nourishing, Muslim-friendly ...

Jama KL, Solaris Mont Kiara

Jama KL, Solaris Mont Kiara

April 12, 2021

This new bright and airy space offers modern small plates that represent the good in food - honest, wholesome ingredients, cooked with care and nuance in imaginative, flavour-forward recipes.Brunch takes a welcome turn from the typical eggs Benedict and big breakfast platters.House-smoked salmon ...

Three Years Old Cafe, Bukit Bintang

Three Years Old Cafe, Bukit Bintang

April 11, 2021

Dreamy and creamy-hued, this double-storey residence-turned-cafe offers a beautiful new retreat in the city centre for coffee and cakes, brunch and bakes - a fresh face on a street with a history of terraced houses that reputedly stretches back to the 1920s.With serene corners to explore, Three Y...

 DéJà Brew Cafe, Damansara Utama

DéJà Brew Cafe, Damansara Utama

April 9, 2021

If you love spicy snacks, you might have heard of Takis, the Mexican rolled corn tortilla chips that have thrilled North American heat-seekers for nearly two decades.Now, you'll find the taste of Takis offered in a one-of-a-kind concept by Damansara Uptown's DéJà Brew Cafe: From burgers and pizza...