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Malaysia, Truly Asia.

Is Malaysia included in your must-visit places in Asia?

If so, you should know that there are plenty of interesting and Instagram-worthy cafes to visit here!

After visiting tourist spots like the Petronas Towers, Batu Caves, and so on, check out this list and see where you can chill for a bit with your travel buddies. Or better yet, visit them all if you can!

Botanica Deli

Botanica Deli is a beautiful brunch place with a cute neon sign that says, “Plant Dreams, Pull Weeds, and Grow a Happy Life”. It serves salad bowls, sandwiches, pastries, and good coffee.

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G3A/G5 Podium, The Verticals, Bangsar South City. No.8 Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 16-965 6422

Merchant’s Lane

Merchant’s Lane is a charming and vintage cafe that serves good eats and coffee. This place has so much history, and was actually a brothel back in the ’80s.

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No.150 Jalan Petaling
03 2022 1736

LOKL Coffee

LOKL Coffee is a chic brunch cafe that serves all-day breakfast meals and specialty coffee. LOKL is pronounced as ‘local’ and is not an acronym.

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30 Jalan Tun H S Lee, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2072 1188

Three Little Birds

Said to serve some of the best coffee in town, Three Little Birds is a zen-inspired garden cafe that serves healthy meals, pastries, cakes, and specialty coffee.

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D7 (Lot G-18), Jalan Sentul, Sentul East, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Coffee Amo

Coffee Amo is beautiful hipster cafe that is popular for their 3D latte art. It also serves pancakes, waffles, and desserts.

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54, Jln Sultan, 50000 KL

Feeka Coffee Roasters

Inspired by the Swedish philosophy, ‘fika’, Feeka is a charming cafe that serves egg-centric dishes, breakfast meals, pastries, and coffee.

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19, Jalan Mesui, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+603 2110 4599

ACME Bar & Coffee

Acme is a casual cafe and restaurant that serves a fusion of Western and Asian cuisine. It also serves good desserts and coffee.

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The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2162 2288

Pickle & Fig

Pickle & Fig is a cozy and friendly cafe that specializes in panini, poke bowls, and coffee. Don’t forget to try the butterfly pea latte, available hot or cold.

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26, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2858 9960

PULP by Papa Palheta

PULP is owned by a respected coffee boutique, Papa Palheta. It specializes in third wave coffee and believes that capsule coffee is long gone.

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29-01 Jalan Riong, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2201 3650

Hoppers KL

Hoppers is a chic and classy brunch cafe that serves Sri Lanka cuisine, infused with Malaysian flavors.

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76 Jalan Pudu. 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2022 0832

Leaf & Co. Cafe

Leaf & Co. Cafe is a charming kopitiam situated in a restored old building. It serves buttermilk fried chicken, pasta, desserts, and specialty coffee.

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53, Jalan Sultan. 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2020 2220

VCR

VCR is reputable cafe, known to be an expert in specialty coffee and appetizing dishes. It serves meals like soft shell crab burger, granola, french toasts, and more.

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2, Jalan Galloway, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2110 2330

Greyhound Cafe

Originated in Bangkok as a fashion retail, Greyhound Cafe is a fashionable casual cafe that serves Thai-fusion dishes. It serves dishes like Thai Steak, Noodles with Thai Duck Stew, and more.

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Lot G-001, Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2201 2226

Breakfast Thieves

Breakfast Thieves is an award-winning brunch cafe that serves Australian cuisine with a touch of Asian influence. They serve really good coffee here too!

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29-5 Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Bangsar
+60 3-2788 3548

The Owls Cafe

The Owls Cafe is a fun and quirky cafe with owls as its main concept for the interiors and decor here. They serve different types of coffee including rose latte, but they’re most popular for their homemade waffles.

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+60 3-9543 9828

Nara Kitchen

Nara Kitchen is a cute and quirky cafe that serves beautifully-plated dishes and desserts. The cafe lives up to its name which means ‘happy’ in Greek.

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61, SS21/1A, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
+60 3-7733 5897

Tree 15 Cafe

Tree 15 Cafe is a hidden gem in Bandar Sri Damansara known for its pretty interiors and exteriors, delicious meals, and beautiful cakes and pastries.

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15, Jalam Tembaga, SD5/2G Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-6731 1139

Bookmark this article for your upcoming trip to Malaysia. Don’t forget to tag us on your food adventures on Instagram @bookyapp and use the hashtag #bookymanila for a chance to get your photo featured next time!