1. Acme Bar & Coffee KLCC

Acme Bar & Coffee, situated within The Troika (just beside KLCC), is an award-winning eatery that’s well-loved for its extensive menu and chic yet casual setting. Resembling a New York City loft, the interior is a sleek combination of clean steel lines, comfy sofas, plush cushions and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, as well as jazz music playing softly in the background. Serving delicious and wholesome breakfast from starting from 09:30 all the way to 17:00, we highly recommend its salt beef Eggs Benedict (RM27) as well as the organic buckwheat pancakes (RM25). Drinks-wise, Acme Bar & Coffee offers a range of detox juices such as combinations of apple, carrot, celery and ginger, gourmet Tea Forte teas, and chocolate drinks.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday 11:00 – 24:00, Friday 11:00 – 01:00, Saturday 09:30 – 01:00, Sunday 09:30 – 24:00

Address: G1, The Troika, 19, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2162 2288

2. Antipodean Cafe

Antipodean Cafe, situated along Jalan Telawi in Bangsar, resembles a charming Spanish bistro with its large rust-orange tiles, glossy black wood furniture and Tuscan red walls. The extensive western and Asian-styled menu is scribbled with colourful chalk on a massive blackboard-style wall. Its all-day breakfast offerings allow diners to enjoy savoury treats such as smoked salmon omelette (RM20) while its fluffy banana pancake with butterscotch (RM16) is a great choice for those with a sweet tooth. A selection of cakes such as butter-free chocolate cake, carrot cake and lemon meringue pie is also available. For drinks, Antipodean Cafe serves various coffee and tea, milkshakes, and healthy fruit juices; we particularly enjoy the milky and robust café latte (RM8).

Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 08:00 – 22:00, Friday & Saturday 08:00 – 23:00

Address: 20 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2282 0411

3. The Good Batch Cafe

The Good Batch is a cosy brunch retreat in Damansara Utama that serves sumptuous all-day breakfasts, crunchy salads and light snacks, as well as a good range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Serving a harmonious blend of Malaysian flavours in classic western fare, we highly recommend The Good Stuff (grilled mango-stuffed French toast drizzled with crushed nuts, gula Melaka, caramel sauce served with a side of creamy vanilla ice-cream) and Malaysian-Lah (chunky lamb marinated in Malaysian spices, tossed with potato cubes and fresh greens, all wrapped in roti canai). The Good Batch is situated in Petaling Jaya, approximately a 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre via Sprint Highway.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 – 00:00, Friday 11:00 – 01:00, Saturday 10:00 – 01:00, Sunday 10:00 – 23:00

Address: 53, SS21/1A, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya

Tel: +603 7733 2303

4. The Red Beanbag at Publika

The Red Beanbag, situated within Publika Mall in Solaris Dutamas, is a modern Australian-inspired cafe that serves up hearty all-day breakfasts and western delicacies. During weekend mornings, it is often fully-packed with youths and families so be sure to head there by 10:00 to avoid a long queue. French toast, eggs Benedict, and pancakes are served for breakfast while mains such as risottos, pastas and burgers are served from 12:00 onwards. Perfect for a brunch or dessert option, we highly recommend the Skyscraper (RM17), which consists of a stack of piping hot pancakes heavily drizzled with Canadian maple syrup and dark chocolate sauce, served with a side of caramelised fruits.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10:00 – 22:00, Friday 10:00 – 00:00, Saturday 09:30 – 00:00, Sunday 09:30 – 22:00

Address: A4-1-8, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 6211 5116

5. Yeast Bistronomy

Yeast Bistromy, situated along Jalan Telawi in Bangsar, is a stylish French-themed bistro, boulangerie and wine bar that’s well-patronised for its flavoursome artisan French breads, ranging from its bestseller almond croissant to the rare smoked duck cheese puff. Its dine-in menu consists mainly of French cuisine, as well as more unique dishes such as grilled bamboo king prawn with saffron risotto and seared Hokkaido scallop while the breakfast menu is a colourful array of croissants, Danish and pastries. Hailed as a favourite hangout spot amongst expats and local brunch lovers, the quality of food and beverages here certainly justifies its rather steep prices.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday 08:00 – 22:00; Friday – Saturday 08:00 – 22:30

Address: 24G, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2282 0118

6. VCR Cafe

VCR Cafe, situated within a 15-minute drive from the bustling Kuala Lumpur city centre, is a great place for discerning coffee drinkers and brunch lovers. Remodelled from a corner-lot building, this attractive cafe retains much of its original charm and old-world feel while an airy, breezy, rattan-chaired setup dominates the first floor. Serving a nice range of coffee from single-origin beans and unique blends, VCR Cafe also offers hot chocolate that’s made with quality Valrhona cocoa. Complement your choice of caffeine with its delicious homemade cakes. We recommend The King Cake (RM12), an indulgent banana cake layered with peanut butter frosting, banana slices and chocolate.

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 23:00

Address: 2, Jalan Galloway, Kuala Lumpur Tel: +603 2110 2330

7. Pulp by Papa Palheta

PULP by Papa Palheta is a speciality coffee bar situated within a former printing factory in Bangsar. Originating from Singapore, the cafe interior is an eclectic mix of industrial and rustic chic, with high exposed ceilings, dark wooden panels and steel fixtures, as well as massive glass windows that provide plenty of natural lighting. With a winning combination of quality brewed coffee, home baked cakes and savoury pastries, a very welcoming vibe and a team of friendly staff, PULP by Papa Palheta draws a steady weekend crowd of coffee enthusiasts and trendy youths, local and foreign alike.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 09:00 – 19:00, Saturday & Sunday 09:00 – 22:00

Address: 29-01, Jalan Riong, Bangsar

Tel: +603 2201 3650

8. Feeka Coffee Roasters

Feeka Coffee Roasters, situated beside the No Black Tie jazz club, is a cool cafe that serves hearty breakfasts, homemade desserts, not to mention quality and aromatic coffee in Jalan Mesui, Changkat Bukit Bintang. This spacious cafe is beautifully decorated with mismatched furnishings, small potted plants, hanging light bulbs and wooden elements. Marvellously rich with a pleasantly lingering aftertaste, pair Feeka’s award-winning El Salvador (RM18) AeroPressed specialty coffee with the Feeka omelette (sautéed mushroom with herbs, sautéed cauliflower, tomato jam, and wild cheddar) for a satisfying Sunday brunch. If you’re not in the mood for coffee, Feeka Coffee Roasters also serves a selection of teas and bottled juices.

Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 23:00

Address: 19, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2110 4599

9. Plan B Cafe at Bangsar Village

Plan B Cafe is a coffee bar that looks very much like a modern, industrial-looking New York deli. Perfect for a mid-morning brunch, a quick business lunch or even a hearty dinner with family, the cafe has a great combination of rustic furnishings, good location, tantalising food, and unique style. While Plan B Cafe specialises in western food such as pastas, burgers, and sandwiches, Asian dishes like nasi lemak and Nyonya laksa are also available. Dessert-wise, our top picks include the sticky and sweet almond toffee bar as well as the apple crumble tart – the pastry simply crumbles in your mouth and the apple filling is sweet but sharp-tasting.

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 01:00

Address: 65, GF, Bangsar Village 1, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2287 2630

10. Jam & Kaya Cafe

Jam & Kaya Cafe is a charming venue in Petaling Jaya that offers simple yet tantalising all-day breakfasts and delicious chocolate drinks. Its speciality, however, lies within its fluffy pancakes, namely the Jam & Kaya’s Pancake (13.50) – a sinfully sweet dish consists of stacked pancakes with jam and kaya spread, fresh strawberries and blueberries, topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice-cream. While Jam & Kaya Cafe has a selection of espresso-based drinks that keeps most coffee drinkers satisfied, we are more partial to its signature hot chocolate with choco balls (11.90). Richly flavoured with a crunchy taste from the chocolate balls, it makes for a delightful complement to a slice of homemade cake during laidback weekends.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 19:00, Saturday & Sunday 09:00 -18:00

Address: 1, Lorong Sultan, Petaling Jaya

Tel: +6016 667 5078