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 Years Old is a labour of love by three founders, Joyce, Jane and Liz; the cafe's name points to their philosophy of preserving a young-at-heart perspective on life, looking at the world with childlike wonder.
Breakfast promises a nourishing reason to wake up early.
If every salad were as tantalisingly tasty as Three Years Old's Pumpkin Patch - charred pumpkin chunks with pumpkin seeds, pomegranate, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese in citrus miso dressing (RM20; add for RM3 for a soy egg) - we'd all enjoy eating wholesome much more often.
You can't give up carbs here though - if the Smashed Avo doesn't get you (RM22), the Sourdough Toast with Three Years Old's house-made 'umami butter' and berry compote might (RM10).
And with a counter filled with the kitchen's own-baked sweet treats, from calamansi cakes to frangipane tarts, temptation is just a few steps away from the table. Thankfully, Three Years Old's piccolo latte with oat milk is an excellent accompaniment.
Three Years Old Cafe
1, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur.
Currently open by reservations, Wednesday-Monday, 830am-630pm. Tel: 03-2110-6666