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Artelier Coffee: Master barista Masahiro brings his brewing magic to Pavilion Bukit Jalil

Artelier Coffee: Master barista Masahiro brings his brewing magic to Pavilion Bukit Jalil

May 21, 2022

Bukit Jalil's coffee enthusiasts have recently welcomed a familiar face and a beloved brand to their neighbourhood: Veteran barista Masahiro 'Masa-san' Aoki can now be often seen behind the counter of Artelier Coffee's newest outpost in Pavilion Bukit Jalil.It has been six years since Artelier Co...

Afloat Coffee Roaster, Bukit Jalil

Afloat Coffee Roaster, Bukit Jalil

May 18, 2022

Bukit Jalil's cafe fans will warmly welcome Afloat Coffee Roaster next week, slated to open 24 May, helmed by husband-and-wife team Jimmy and Leng Leng, two baristas with nearly a decade of experience in KL's coffee scene. This discreet destination seeks to offer a soothing sense of space and s...

BYTZ, Petaling Street

BYTZ, Petaling Street

May 13, 2022

BYTZ might sound a bit like a tech start-up, but this new Chinatown cafe tackles croffles, not crypto, pairing these croissant-waffle hybrids with savoury and sweet Chantilly cream spreads, some laced distinctively with herbs and spices.  BYTZ has a bite: Its croffles are densely crisp, a firm...

Rust KL Cafe & Bar, Petaling Street

Rust KL Cafe & Bar, Petaling Street

May 12, 2022

The dust has settled on construction at Rust KL, a new Chinatown cafe by day and bar upstairs by night, many months in the making.  With stripped-back walls straddling a two-level, decades-old building, Rust showcases the rustic edge of Petaling Street, turning another former brothel into a pl...

Boiling Mad Soup, Damansara Jaya

Boiling Mad Soup, Damansara Jaya

May 10, 2022

From the all-time favourite ABC to pork ribs with peanuts and lotus roots, Boiling Mad Soup confidently conveys the comfort of cherished Malaysian Chinese classics - free of MSG and stock cubes, these soups are light but not thin, delicate but not bland, brimming with the honest essence of lov...

Yellow Brick Road, The Five

Yellow Brick Road, The Five

May 6, 2022

With three clicks of the heels, Yellow Brick Road has left Plaza Batai after seven years, travelling over the rainbow to its new home in The Five complex, a plant-powered emerald cafe that continues to serve with heart, smarts and courage. Munchkins have much to munch on here: We’re off to ...

Toast & Co, Puchong Jaya & Mahkota Cheras

Toast & Co, Puchong Jaya & Mahkota Cheras

May 5, 2022

Fans of huge and hearty stuffed toasts, fun and fresh-pressed croffles, plus crowd-pleasing brunches paired with coffee and coolers, check out Toast & Co's newest branch that opened in Puchong Jaya in April 2022.  This is the second location for Toast & Co in only six months, compleme...

El Cerdo TTDI

El Cerdo TTDI

May 4, 2022

Our fondest memories of El Cerdo stretch back to its humble origins in Tengkat Tong Shin, before it moved to Changkat Bukit Bintang and conquered that street with multiple themed restaurants. This month, El Cerdo embarks out of the Changkat neighbourhood for the first time since its 2005 incept...

Bocado, Bukit Damansara

Bocado, Bukit Damansara

May 3, 2022

Fans of Spanish fare will savour a big bite of Bukit Damansara's new Bocado - start with robust tapas such as sweetly smoked piquillo peppers, stuffed with soft, slow-baked cod brandade (RM42); scoop up every moist, scrumptious spoonful of the seafood paella (RM130); then sink your teeth into the...

Fingerprint Cafe, Segambut

Fingerprint Cafe, Segambut

May 3, 2022

Fingerprint Cafe bears the unique mark of its friendly founder Joe, a former art director who long envisioned running her own cafe. Joe (not Jo, not Joey) has assembled an eclectic mix of her personal inspirations in a riotous splash of retro colours, setting Bertoia wire-lattice diamond chairs a...

Playte brings polish & poise to new space in Bukit Damansara

Playte brings polish & poise to new space in Bukit Damansara

April 24, 2022

After a four-month hiatus, Playte is reborn with renewed energy, moving to a ravishing new space, still in Bukit Damansara but sleekly overlooking the neighbourhood now.Graceful and gorgeous, Playte has refreshed its repertoire of contemporary European creations that sparkle with Asian inflection...

Baristart Coffee Malaysia, Bangsar Shopping Centre

Baristart Coffee Malaysia, Bangsar Shopping Centre

April 23, 2022

Hokkaido-born Baristart Coffee opens its first Malaysian outpost in Bangsar Shopping Centre this week, serving up specialities of food and beverages fuelled with Hokkaido milk.  Baristart started out as a Sapporo coffee stand in 2015, spreading since then to Singapore and now KL, with plans to ...

Aboutyu, Happy Garden

Aboutyu, Happy Garden

April 22, 2022

With its leafy view of Happy Garden, Aboutyu is an attractively airy cafe helmed by husband-and-wife team Gary and Katherine, serving simple soul food like roast chicken and pasta. Pair the gorgeous greenery here with genmaicha cake and matcha pineapple kombucha.  Aboutyu’s name is a play on w...

ALLO by The Owls Cafe: Mont Kiara's hottest new cafe for brunch, waffles, coffee & more

ALLO by The Owls Cafe: Mont Kiara's hottest new cafe for brunch, waffles, coffee & more

April 18, 2022

It's been less than four months since ALLO by The Owls Cafe first opened on Christmas Week 2021, but this has fast become one of the neighbourhood's favourite hangouts.ALLO's pastel-hued entrance is now instantly recognisable, while its pretty-in-pink coffee bar has been endlessly photographed. I...

Undisclosed Location, Petaling Jaya

Undisclosed Location, Petaling Jaya

April 16, 2022

Undisclosed Location unveils an unabashed sense of humour, revelling in its rebellious name, art-adoring adornments (spot the sculpture of Theseus slaying the Minotaur, while portraits of Artemis and Fyodor Dostoyevsky observe nearby) and genre-defying menu. A Malaccan-Mexican mash-up m...