Have an hour between meetings? Need a quick caffeine boost in the middle of the day? Visit these hipster cafes around the W Kuala Lumpur to get your caffeine fix. All the cafes featured here are located within a 3km radius from the W Kuala Lumpur.
No debauchery ever happens at Concubine of late even though its walls may echo its sordid past – a former opium den, gambling parlor and brothel. Characterised by its colourful exterior, think bright yellow walls with turquoise doors and shutters, seductive murals of models and actresses lure you in to try their array of thirst-quenching cocktails and inventive dishes. Definitely a place not to be missed!
Lot 2, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Tues to Thurs & Sun – 5pm to 1am, Fri to Sat 5pm-2am
Inspired by those instagrammable cafes in Canggu, If Only lives up to its name because once you are there, sipping a fresh watermelon Lychee Cooler and savouring one of their Superfood Smoothie Bowls, you would definitely say to yourself. “If Only I was in Bali now…” With their wicker and rattan furniture, vibrantly painted walls and Macrame wall hangings, this would be the nearest you could get to Bali in the heart of KL.
Ground Floor, Regal House, 1, Jalan U-Thant, Taman U-Thant, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 9am-5pm daily
Located along the main thoroughfare of Jalan Imbi, Wizards is a welcomed addition to this popular and frequently visited area of KL. Sleek and modern, Wizards has an extensive menu which proves popular at breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger and Pulled Beef Tagliatelle compete with its Tree-Hugger Vegetarian Pizza and its Foie Gras Brioche. A separate dinner menu has dishes like High Steaks and Hail Halibut to satisfy any growling tummy.
215, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 10am-10pm daily
Leaf & Co.
Chockful of character, no one can accuse Leaf & Co of being another sterile and minimalist hipster café. Located in a bustling street in KL’s Chinatown, this former pharmacy now serves noteworthy fare like their signature Chicken Chop, Nasi Lemak Chicken Satay, Tomyam Prawn Spaghetti and Vietnamese Banh Mi (Baguette). A shot of Double Expresso or refreshing Lemongrass Soda will make you raring to go and face whatever challenges that come your way.
53, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-10pm. Sat&Sun 10am -10pm
Lim Kee Café
Nostalgia rules at Lim Kee so if you are a fan of the sixties or seventies, this is the place to indulge your senses. A cosy little nook along Jalan Sultan, this is the place to retreat to after an afternoon of shopping or meetings. Specialising in ice-cream – perfect for those scorching afternoons – one is spoilt for choice from all the flavours available. From coconut and Kalamansi to Teh Tarik and Pandan, a pit stop here would put a smile on anyone’s lips.
66-68, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 9:30am-6pm daily
At the corner of a row of pre-war shop houses lies this gem of a place. Serving a Big Breakfast consisting of Chipolata Sausages, Lamb Bolognese, Truss Tomatoes, Mushroom Fricasse, Turkey Ham and Free-range eggs of any style on Sourdough toast, it would be hard-put to stay on for lunch if everything is consumed. But the other items on its menu like its Soft Shell Crab Burger and VCR House Salad is worthy of another visit. With an all-black exterior and occupying two floors, VCR is a nice place to retreat to in the midst of a frenetic day.
2, Jalan Galloway Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 8am -11pm daily