8 of the very best Coffee Shops in Kuala Lumpur


The coffee scene in Kuala Lumpur is developing quickly and beginning to cater for those with a penchant for superior coffee. There are now a handful of coffee shops in the city that really care about the quality of the bean and the quality of the cup. In this guide we’ve covered these speciality coffee shops, as well as a couple of novelty cafes serving up innovative and interesting caffeinated concoctions.


Kopenhagen Coffee, Kuala Lumpur

Kopenhagen Coffee
For a slice of Scandinavia in KL, head to the perfectly designed and minimalist Kopenhagen Coffee. Their flawless coffee is served inside pretty china by Royal Copenhagen. On the simple yet well-executed menu you’ll find bagels, granola and a classic Danish breakfast.
7, Jalan Kiara, Sunway Spk 3 Harmoni, 50480
Monday to Friday: 7am to 7pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9am to 7pm

CREME, Kuala Lumpur

This minimalist cafe decorated with hanging botanicals, is a dream for any coffee enthusiast. Their menu also extends to cater for tea drinkers with a careful selection of speciality tea such as white peony and jasmine.
A-G-01, Prima Avenue, The Tube, Jalan PJU 1/39, Dataran Prima, 47301
Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 6pm

Whimsical, Kuala Lumpur

This is much more of a dessert bar than a speciality coffee shop, but the cotton candy affogato is reason alone to come here. This novelty espresso-based dessert blew my mind. A scoop of coconut gelato sits inside a nest of cotton candy which dissolves as you pour the shot of espresso over it.
D2-G3-05 Solaris Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480
Monday to Friday: 11am to 11pm
Saturday to Sunday: 11am to midnight

Pulp, Kuala Lumpur

Pulp by Papa Palheta
This speciality coffee shop serves their coffee so strong that you can feel an immediate caffeine rush to the brain. The focus here is very much on the coffee from flawlessly crafted flat whites to excellent filter coffee to rich and powerful cold brews.
29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100
Monday to Friday: 7:30am to 10pm

Saturday to Sunday: 9am to 11pm

VCR, Kuala Lumpur

By the number of expats hanging around VCR on the weekend, you'd be right in thinking this place knows how to make a good cup of coffee. They seem to get everything right from their flawless flat white to their popular brunch. I can personally vouch for their avocado on toast which comes with feta cheese, pomegranate and roasted quinoa.
2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150
Monday to Sunday 8:30am to 11pm

Coffee Société, Kuala Lumpur

Coffee Société
I came here to try their signature mochatella. A thin layer of Nutella sits underneath espresso ice cubes which melt once you pour the milk over the top. Whoever thought of espresso ice cubes is a genius. Stir and slowly savour this heavenly iced chocolaty coffee.
Solaris Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 11pm
Saturday to Sunday: 10:30am to 11pm

Coffee Stain, Kuala Lumpur

Coffee Stain
If novelty coffee is your kind of thing, then the special brew menu at Coffee Stain is sure to get you excited. Aside from the regular latte, you can order all kinds of caffeinated concoctions such as the Xplorespresso made with two shots of secret syrup and served on ice.
D4-G3, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480
Monday to Sunday: 8am to 11pm

Toast, Kuala Lumpur

Toast & Co.
If you’re after speciality coffee in the heart of Chinatown, then look no further than Toast & Co. As the name would suggest you can match your coffee with a slice of toast topped with the likes of smoked salmon and egg or sautéed mushrooms and thyme. Escape the chaos of Chinatown at this industrial-style café.
78, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am to 7pm; Saturday to Sunday: 9am to 6pm


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