So you’ve mastered the veteran list of coffee joints around The Klang Valley and are itching to try out others? Can’t sleep, can’t eat and can’t concentrate on Flappy Bird (or Flappy Bert) because all you can think of is ‘there has to be other cafes out there for me to explore!’
Well, fellow coffee addict – you are absolutely right, there are other cafes around town! With a new café or two opening up every other month, the coffee scene in Malaysia is currently at its boom. Which makes it absolutely lovely if you’re a café and coffee lover
From the new kids on the block to those that are in a league of their own, here are 10 other coffee joints around this side of Malaysia to satiate your caffeine cravings!
Eight Ounce Coffee at KLCC and The Gardens
Come here for: Iced latte and apple crumble.
What We Like: Roasting their own beans, the coffees served are smooth to the palette. However, take note that each of their drinks are served with two shots, so be sure to order according to your preference. Also, do yourself a favour and get their moist, tasty and ever so yummy Apple Crumble!
What We Don’t Like: Residing only in shopping malls, patrons should prepare to pay a slightly more expensive tab.
Standing Theory at Jalan SS2
Come here for: Strong-tasting coffee, waffles with bacon and the interesting concept.
What we like: If you like your coffee full-bodied, this is the place for you! In addition to that, their hot menu is also something to look out for as it comprises of items such as waffles with bacon and Korean + Mexican Burrito!
What we don’t like: Regardless how many times we’ve been here, their coffees are always with a strong body and taste – so we reckon those who have a penchant for lighter tasting cuppas would not prefer it here.
WACafe at Pavilion
Come here for: Magic, Dirty and cute baristas!
What we like: To clear the confusion, Magic is deemed to have the perfect ratio of espresso to milk (1:4) and Dirty is cold coffee but without ice. Wondrous eh! The fact that they use premium Arabica beans, serve up matcha soft serve and have super nice (and cute) baristas are also definite plus points.
What we don’t like: The area can become quite hot during the afternoon, so be prepared.
Grumpy Cyclist at TTDI
Come here for: The bike-loving concept.
What we like: It’s a café that has cyclists on their minds – complete with showers for them! Nonetheless, even if you’re not a cyclist, we’re quite certain that their nice selection of cakes and wholesome cuppas with plaster a smile on your face.
What we don’t like: Sadly, this is one other café that will frustrate you with parking woes; which is exactly why you should cycle!
CAFFEine; at Setiawalk, Puchong
Come here for: Chai lattes, alcohol cakes and friendly service!
What we like: There are several cafes situated in Setiawalk itself but CAFFEine; holds a special place in our hearts because their coffees are always served in the right temperature, and their Chai lattes are one of the best in town! In case you still need some more convincing, the cafe also serves up unique alcohol-laced cakes, FatBaby ice cream and their barristas never fail to make us feel at ease.
What we no like: No matter what telco you’re using, reception is bad in Setiawalk; which is why we’re thankful for WIFI in CAFFEine;!
Feeka at Jalan Mesui, KL
Come here for: The hipster ambiance, flat white and homemade pastries.
What we like: Being the big sis of Butter and Beans, be sure to expect comforting cuppas and tantalising baked goods. What we personally like best is how KL folks need not drive down to Selangor to get our fix, and the how Feeqa has a hot menu to fill up our tummies.
What we don’t like: Parking. Trust us when we ask you to go at night or weekends.
7 Cups at Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana
Come here for: The serene ambiance and affogato.
What we like: Situated in a quiet area and donned with décor that’s of a Japanese-Scandinavian feel, 7 Cup is one café suited for those who just want some time to themselves or have quiet conversations with friends (or strangers). Using Singapore-based Nylon Coffee roaster’s beans, the coffees served here are suited for those who like lighter notes.
What we no like: As far as we know, there are no ATM machines at Empire Damansara, so get your cash ready for your visit here.
Coffee 5 Cups at Plaza Damas
Come here for: Coffee brewed from Organic beans from Bali, coroquettes and Hokkaido Soufle Cheese Cake
What we like: We’re playing cheat with this one, because Coffee 5 Cups is more of a café than a coffee joint. Nonetheless, their iced coffees deserve a mention because they’re served with espresso and cream cubes! Cakes are not hald bad but we would recommend the sweet potato and pumpkin coroquettes instead.
What we don’t like: Aside for the espresso and cream cubes, the coffee is honestly nothing to shout about – unless you have an acquired taste for Balinese beans.