While Kuala Lumpur may be known for its vibrant nightlife, this bustling city still has plenty of tricks up its sleeve once dawn breaks. The epicentre of an ever-evolving coffee movement, this café-loving capital has no shortage of trendy espresso bars, barista-led bistros and traditional kopitiams to keep coffee drinkers spoiled for choice.
Fancy a morning pick-me-up? We asked our PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur concierge team for their favourite coffee spots where you can curb your caffeine craving.
Acme Bar & Coffee
The Troika, Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Just moments from Suria KLCC – Kuala Lumpur’s most prestigious shopping precinct – this hip café and eatery has become a haven for big spenders looking to refuel between purchases. Known for its high-quality coffee and laidback approach to fine dining, this trendy café-cum-bar is open morning and night to keep your caffeine cravings at bay.
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 11:00am to 12:00am; Friday 11:00am to 1:00am; Saturday 9:30am to 1:00am; Sunday 9:30am to 12:00am
Image courtesy of: Feeka Coffee Roasters
4, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
True to its namesake, this boutique café sources its beans from the finest coffee growing regions in the world before roasting them to perfection in their state-of-the-art facility. Not just a great place to sample unique single-origin blends, Artisan Roast also provides visitors with all the tools needed to make their delicious cuppas at home.
Opening Hours: Daily 8:00am to 12:00am
6, Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
If Kuala Lumpur’s warm weather has you feeling coffee-shy, opt for one of Brewmen’s legendary ‘Nitro’ coffees. Infused with liquid nitrogen to provide a cool, creamy texture, this next-level cold brew really hits the spot on a balmy afternoon. After a midday snack? Brewmen also serves up some of the city’s most extraordinary waffles, with flavours like ‘Waffogato’ and ‘Smore-ffle’ topping the must-try list for locals and travellers alike.
Opening Hours: Monday – Closed; Tuesday to Thursday 11:30am to 10:30pm; Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 12:00am; Sunday 10:00am to 10:30pm
2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
Also known as ‘the ‘lil black house’, this unsuspecting heritage building on the fringes of the bustling Bukit Bintang district is home to one of the city’s most charming cafés. Specialising in coffees and cakes of all kinds, the real star at VCR Café is the hot chocolate, made with fresh milk and a decadent single-origin ganache.
Opening Hours: Daily 8:30am to 11:00pm
Image courtesy of: Feeka Coffee Roasters
Feeka Coffee Roasters
19, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
A stone’s throw from the PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur hotel, this relative newcomer to KL’s thriving coffee scene is quickly climbing the ranks as one of the most sought-after cafés in the city. A reliable spot for hearty, western-style breakfasts and good coffee, Feeka Coffee Roasters is a must-visit when exploring the vibrant streets of Bukit Bintang.
Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am to 11:00pm
8, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
For hand-crafted coffees in impressive surroundings, travellers will be hard-pressed to find a better venue than DR.Inc. A little more curious than your average café, this architect-inspired coffee shop swaps the average cup of joe for Coca-Cola infused americanos and espresso shots served with cream soda.
Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am to 7:00pm
Image courtesy of: Antipodean
20, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Taking inspiration from the coffee capitals of Australia and New Zealand, this Bangsar brunch institution is a favourite amongst Kuala Lumpur’s coffee connoisseurs. A perfect fix if you’re after a traditional flat white, Antipodean also serves some of the best Vietnamese cold-drip coffee this side of Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 8:00am to 10:00pm; Friday and Saturday 8:00am to 11:00pm
Ready to try KL’s best cuppas? Experience the epicentre of Malaysia’s up-and-coming coffee scene when you stay at PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur.
Featured image courtesy of: Antipodean