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Opeum Bistro, Lloyd's Inn Kuala Lumpur

Opeum Bistro, Lloyd's Inn Kuala Lumpur

February 29, 2024

Opeum Bistro brings a breath of fresh air and equally fresh culinary fare to KL, feeling like a vacation in the city centre, perched on the fifth floor of the latest boutique hotel, Lloyd's Inn. Now soft-launched, the first Malaysian outpost of Opeum Bistro channels the tropical oasis vibe...

Mai Kohi, Shah Alam

Mai Kohi, Shah Alam

February 25, 2024

Fans of cosy, compact coffee shops, check out Shah Alam's new Mai Kohi - founder Arief currently offers three choices of Curate-roasted Brazilian, Colombian or Honduran beans for espresso-based beverages. Also sip on the hot chocolate, made with 63% Peruvian cocoa and 100% pure chocolate flake...

Heart4Cafe, Bangsar

Heart4Cafe, Bangsar

February 22, 2024

This family-run cafe in Bangsar's Bayu Angkasa Clubhouse is well worth a visit, open to the public. True to Heart4Cafe's name, founder Nicole and her parents serve a memorable menu with warmth and passion.Heart4Cafe's unique homemade curry puffs come stuffed with a whole roe-filled squid, spiced ...

Better Days, Bangsar

Better Days, Bangsar

February 20, 2024

Better Days is here for nighttime caffeine cravings - this Bangsar backyard coffee bar is a secret sanctuary that starts serving 6pm through midnight on Maarof. It's a colourful, leafy hideout for fun beverages like the Fatty Latte and Aren Latte. Better Days 58 Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lump...

Kopi Punai, Cheras

Kopi Punai, Cheras

February 19, 2024

Cheras' new home-based cafe Kopi Punai warmly welcomes patrons to a lovely, leafy space spearheaded by uncle-and-nephew team Rizal and Rico at their longtime family residence. Food and drinks are remarkably priced, making Kopi Punai a breath of fresh air in every way. Enjoy nasi lemak bungkus...

Artisan Roast & Seniman Kakao, reborn in Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Artisan Roast & Seniman Kakao, reborn in Taman Tun Dr Ismail

February 18, 2024

Bookmark this new venue to visit: Artisan Roast and Seniman Kakao are back in TTDI, the former moving from its longtime Rahim Kajai home to the Datuk Sulaiman neighbourhood, the latter revived from dormancy, both sharing a beautiful cafe-roastery setting. With Nick Cave singing on the sp...

Pucks Coffee, Tun HS Lee Road

Pucks Coffee, Tun HS Lee Road

February 17, 2024

Duck into Pucks Coffee, tucked on a Tun H.S. Lee Road side lane, now on a trial run. Latte lovers are in luck - Pucks’ brews have plenty of pluck, beautifully brewed for creamy comfort. Pucks’ grilled cheese also doesn’t suck, with a gorgeously toasty-hot crispness that melts into a s...

Bakul DimSum, Bukit Damansara

Bakul DimSum, Bukit Damansara

February 13, 2024

Bakul DimSum is Bukit Damansara's new dim sum destination, promising 'muhibbah teahouse dining' with a pork-free kitchen. It's the latest sleek entry in The Five F&B hub.Bakul's modern takes on familiar favourites include Szechuan-inspired chicken dumplings with chilli oil, steamed Australian...

Kai Nusantara Eatery, REXKL

Kai Nusantara Eatery, REXKL

February 11, 2024

Dishing out deep, dense flavours in a swirl of sultry spices, Kai Nusantara Eatery is REXKL's new concept restaurant, putting a progressive take on culinary classics of the Malay Archipelago.Fire up your tastebuds with the Kerabu Jantung Pisang (pickled banana blossoms with unripe bananas and t...

Early Bird Uptown, Damansara Utama

Early Bird Uptown, Damansara Utama

February 7, 2024

Don't be late for Early Bird Uptown's charming CNY coolers - Lucky Peanut is a lovable latte with peanut butter, while Good Fortune is alluringly auspicious with Mandarin orange slices, Yakult and green tea.Early Bird Uptown101, Uptown 2, 2, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya,...

Kafe Seni, Novum Bangsar South

Kafe Seni, Novum Bangsar South

January 28, 2024

On sun-kissed Sundays, Bangsar South’s new Kafe Seni rewards sunshine-seekers with fresh air plus fresh croissants, carrot cake and cinnamon rolls. The gracefully green space is a serene match for matcha - sip slowly with a slice of tangerine blossom cream cheese cake. Kafe SeniG-3, Residensi...

Giraffe Coffee, Bandar Sunway

Giraffe Coffee, Bandar Sunway

January 25, 2024

Giraffe Coffee holds its head high as Bandar Sunway's charming new corner for coffee, complete with figurines and portraits of the world's tallest land mammals.Sip on satisfyingly smooth nitro coffee and cold brews from the cafe's wide selection of caffeination, coupled with warm meals and warm...

Indian Empire, Bukit Bintang

Indian Empire, Bukit Bintang

January 16, 2024

With a fleet of cooks who hail from all across India, Indian Empire lives up to its name, bringing the tastiest North and South Indian treasures to Bukit Bintang. Headed by veteran chefs born in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Indian Empire does delicious justice to classic and contemporary favourites - ...

Lotus Florist Cafe x VCR, Gasing Road

Lotus Florist Cafe x VCR, Gasing Road

January 15, 2024

VCR’s surprising new cafe collaboration with a PJ florist, Lotus Florist Cafe brings together fresh bakes with fragrant blooms on Gasing Road. Roses are red, violets are blue; savour this spread, with a hot brew - avocado admirers can go gluttonously green at this welcoming space, thanks to Lo...

Pickle Dining, Tun Tan Cheng Lock Road

Pickle Dining, Tun Tan Cheng Lock Road

January 14, 2024

Pickle Dining offers one of our favourite restaurant experiences so far in 2024 - Malaysian chef-founder Danial Thorlby brings a genial, gracious presence to a gorgeous space that evokes a lower Manhattan industrial loft apartment, warmly rustic with wood and brick tones.The open kitchen reveal...