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Best Cafes in KL & Selangor [2022]

June 28, 2022 by The Fun Empire Team

Cafes KL & Selangor

Cafes KL & Selangor
Cafes KL & Selangor

One thing we absolutely miss (apart from travel) in the midst of this pandemic is the freedom to go cafe-hopping and people-watch over a decent cup of coffee without feeling worried. Regardless of how things have changed in the last few months, these cafes in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor are still able to cope with the obstacles and deliver excellent service to their customers.

If you need a weekend brunch or a good coffee to keep you going, stop by one of these charming cafes in Malaysia. Also, remember to practice social distancing, wear your masks appropriately, and follow the MCO guidelines. Alternatively, add these spots to your post-pandemic checklist and head over when the situation improves.

But before you check out the list of Best Cafes in KL and Selangor, let's take a look at The Fun Empire's awesome activities.

1. Wizards At Tribeca

Wizards At Tribeca
Key ServicesFood & Beverage
AddressTribeca Service Residence, 215 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Phone603-2715 5308
Operating HoursMonday to Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday to Sunday: 10am - 10pm

WIZARDS is a gastronomical treat in the heart of Kuala Lumpur with a contemporary dining concept which includes delicious, beautifully presented meals using quality ingredients. Located on the lobby level of Tribeca Bukit Bintang, the dining experience is complemented with plenty of natural light, leafy green décor and a stylish, sophisticated vibe. 

Key Differentiators

  • Firstly, it offers Modern Asian Fusion Food.
  • Secondly, it is helmed by the Malaysia Brewer's Cup Champion 2017 & 2019 and the Malaysia Barista Champion 2013, 2015 & 2017.
  • Thirdly, Specialty Coffee Focused.

Client Testimonial

The ambience is really good and the place is very bright and spacious. The Magic Mushrooms pasta tasted fantastic with the truffle flavour in it. My friend had the carbonara as well as the Korean Fried Chicken and it tasted equally great. If you’re not into pasta, they have a salmon bowl dish that is very filling and would highly suggest this place if you’re in the area and want to get a nice quick lunch.

Justin Ong

2. Three Years Old Cafe

Three Years Old Cafe
Key ServicesServe Cakes, Pastries, Drinks and Hot Foods.
Provide rental service for photoshoots and events.
Address1, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Phone+603-2110 6666
Operating HoursMCO operating hours: 9am - 6pm
Usual operating hours: 8.30am - 6.30pm
*Closed on every Tuesday

Three Years Old is the latest addition to the booming cafe scene in KL and it is never short of cakes, pastries and    coffee. The cafe is nestled in a heritage building and refurbished with modern interior. The theme of the cafe is white, contemporary with a hint of Scandinavian essence. 

So why Three Years Old? - a daily question from their guests. Three Years Old is co-founded by the three founders namely Jane, Joyce and Liz. Each of them have something to offer from their background. They want to send a message of preserving a young at heart perspective on life and looking at the world like a child with a pure heart. Hence, the name "three years old". 

Key Differentiators

  • Firstly, they are a fun bunch of young people running the cafe like a Three Years Old.
  • Next, they are called Three Years Old but they live in a 100 years old building.
  • Lastly, they offer more than 15 flavours of cakes everyday that are baked in house. 

Client Testimonial

Lovely new cafe spot in KL behind VCR. Open minimalist decor with greenery. Most cafes are only Instagrammable with mediocre food but food here is great! Came for lunch, grilled chicken sandwich had generous portions of chicken. Cookie butter cake is delicious as well! Not too sweet, amazing icing with moist sponge. Would come back to try their other cakes.


3. Kaffe 16

Kaffe 16
Key ServicesSpecialty Coffee, Chocolate Drink
AddressKaffe 16, Lot 16 Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone+603-2022 2552
Operating HoursMonday to Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9am - 6pm

Established in October 2020, Kaffe 16 is a cafe in KL that strives to serve delicious comfort food with hints of local flavours to their customers. Kaffe 16 aims to promote specialty coffee, with coffee beans sourced from local coffee roasters. Being in the heart of the city, the cafe was established with a vision to provide their guests a cozy yet elegant environment whereby nature and modern architecture meets minimalism.

So next time you're searching for a good cafe spot, don't forget to check out Kaffe 16!

Key Differentiators

  • Firstly, they serve Chocolate Drink with shaved Single Origin Chocolate, using local chocolate brand.
  • Secondly, Specialty Coffee.
  • Thirdly, it has a minimalistic interior design with high ceiling and natural lighting.

Client Testimonial

It is a cafe you might want to spend a little time to explore and wander in it. Many visitors come for the insta-worthy decoration of the cafe, but i find the coffee more intriguing than the decor! Specialty coffee is a must-order as the barista was good at hand pouring with V60 switch dripper. I find the whole coffee tasting experience pretty pleasant and soothing.

Jennifer Lee

4. Ra-Ft Cafe

Ra-Ft Cafe
Key ServicesItalian Style Cafe: Coffee Roaster, Bakery
Address3 locations:
1) Unit G1, GF, Binjai 8 Premium Soho, Lorong Binjai, 50450, Kuala Lumpur 
2) Unit G16 & 17, Arcoris Plaza, Jalan Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur 
3) Bungalow 1,2,3,4 (IGBIS Grounds), Jalan Sierramas Utamas, 47000,  Sungai Buloh, Selangor
Phone03 2181 1091 / 03 6412 2127 / 03 6143 6355
Operating HoursCurrently during MCO: 9am to 8pm

Ra-Ft Cafe / Bistro is an Italian-style cafe with four locations across Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. At Ra-Ft Cafe, they feature a Western-Italian menu with a touch of Asian influence served in an upscale and cozy environment.  The menu is inspired by specialties from different cuisines and will appeal to a wide and varied clientele.

They offer a western-style breakfast menu and old favourites such as fish & chips, burgers, pasta, and salads. In addition to the regular menu, a variety of weekly specials are also served. 

The main feature of the cafe is the Coffee Roasting, which is done in their roaster in Sungai Buloh using green beans from a number of countries including South America, Asia, Eastern Africa, and Central America. They also have a bakery that bakes fresh bread daily, which is included in the menu and for sale to their customers. 

Key Differentiators

  • Firstly, Environmentally friendly: One of the first cafes in KL to ditch the plastic straws for metal ones.
  • Secondly, it provides affordable in-house roasted gourmet coffee for their customers.
  • Finally, Great personalised friendly service.

Client Testimonial

Lovely lunch. The food was well prepared. Good pleasant service. Wide selection of beverages. Comfortable relaxing atmosphere.

Client via Facebook Review

5. Piu Piu Piu

Piu Piu Piu
Key ServicesProvide Coffee based beverages and Cakes
Address80A The Zhongshan Building, Jalan Rotan 50460 Kuala Lumpur
Phone010-406 3695
Operating HoursMonday: Closed
MCO operation hours: 12pm - 6pm

Founded in 2017 by Unagi, Piu Piu Piu is a way of paying homage to the izakaya and speakeasy cultures of Japan, while contributing to a burgeoning independent cafe renaissance that values your coffee-drinking experience as much as the coffee itself. From Unagi’s humble beginnings as a home brewer up until now, he is still trying to recreate that calm, warm, and familiar feeling that so charmed him during his extensive travels in Japan.

The coffee stand caters to a small but loyal crowd of customers, who in turn support it through word-of-mouth recommendations to their friends. Here, each cup of coffee is personalised to the drinker’s preference, and there are always new experiments brewing behind the scenes.

At Piu Piu Piu, everyone is welcome, newcomer or regular, coffee-drinker or not. Come and get your fix here some day — you might end up becoming a regular yourself!

Key Differentiators

  • Firstly, most of the displays are mementos from past travels, while furnitures are locally sourced and usually handmade.
  • Secondly, the space is set up to bring a homey feeling.
  • Thirdly, food and beverages are personally experienced and studied to reach perfection, and will never be sold because it’s trending. It’s only about passion.

Client Testimonial

Easily one of the best cafes in KL that serves great “white” coffee. Small space inside the cafe but cozy enough to chill down for cuppa coffee. If you’re opting for something different than coffee, Lemon Sour drink is also a good choice and a perfect drink to combat the scorching weather. Always a good experience at Piu Piu Piu and certainly the best hideout coffee place in KL!


6. RGB Coffee Roasters

RGB Coffee Roasters
Key ServicesVegan/Vegetarian-friendly food, Meat options, Desserts, Waffles, Coffee
Address35, Jalan Damai, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone+60 3-2181 1329 / +60 12-590 1329
Operating Hours10am - 6.30pm daily

You have a friend that is a vegetarian or vegan and you're thinking of bringing him or her out for a meal? Don't worry, RGB Coffee has it all! They have a wide selection of vegetarian, vegan and non-vegan food for you to choose from. They believe in serving delicious and wholesome meals that everyone would enjoy. Each of their dishes are created from scratch, from freshly baked breads to sauces made daily, as they want to offer their customers the best.

So if you are searching for a good cafe spot, don't forget to check out RGB Coffee Roasters!

Key Differentiators

  • Firstly, a real food initiative.
  • Secondly, a truly Boutique Coffee Micro-Roastery.
  • Thirdly, an oasis in the centre of town.

Client Testimonial

Have been on my must-try list for a while now and finally ordered from them through FoodPanda today. Could totally relate to the others who gave them 5 stars rating. Their food quality is great, and value for money - one of the best variation of summer rolls that I have tried, didn't know that alfalfa sprout would be such a great addition to a summer roll before this and their peanut dressing is amazing. Also tried their vegan fruits waffle - so delicious and I think they added banana in the waffle batter cause I can taste a hint of banana in the waffle too. Would love to visit them in-person with my dog soon.

Judy Wong

7. LOKL Coffee Co

LOKL Coffee Co
Key ServicesServe comfort food with an Asian twist and brew both Western and local coffee.
Address30, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone+60 18-968 5515
Operating Hours8am - 5pm daily

LOKL Coffee Co is one of the most unique cafes in KL that you should not miss out! They are proud to be LOCAL – not just to be in Malaysia, but also to be part of the historic neighbourhood - the Tun HS Lee area. With spice merchants, craft shops weaving rattan furniture, and the best capati in town, LOKL Coffee Co is honoured to be located there!

They serve a full breakfast menu of eggs, sourdough and pancakes and their bestsellers include Thai Omelet Breakfast, Smashed Burger and Truffle Croque Madame. Besides espresso, lattes and cappuccinos, they also make coffee the local way – buttery local blends, hand-filtered and served with sticky sweet condensed milk.

Key Differentiators

  • Firstly, your food arrives no later than 20 minutes.
  • Secondly, your waiter looks you in the eye and smile.
  • Lastly, your meal always taste the same and delicious.

Client Testimonial

Refreshing cafe I should say. There is an area where is open space and you can see the blue sky and their special tree. Food is as classic as usual. Price is medium high. One thing I like is the way they serve you. They will look into your eyes and smile. This is something I appreciated. Cosy and a place where u can start your day with good coffee in the hustle city of KL.

Cheok Eng Huat

Cafes KL & Selangor

In recent years, Malaysians, particularly the working class and the younger generation, have viewed the cafe as more than just a coffee shop. It's not only about enjoying a wonderful cup of coffee. In fact, it's almost such as way of life. For some, the cafe serves as a second home, or as an integrated hangout for social events, business meetups, or mobile offices. Others may see it as just another casual space to get nice food and drinks.

We hope that this list of the best recommended cafes in KL & Selangor would help you satisfy your cravings when things get better. Some of them are doing delivery services as well so do support them!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a cafe?

A cafe is a type of restaurant that typically serves coffee, tea, and pastries. It may also serve light meals such as sandwiches.

What food and drinks are usually offered in cafes?

The food and drinks that are usually offered in cafes vary depending on the cafe. However, some of the most common items that are served include coffee, tea, pastries, sandwiches, and salads.

What is aesthetic café?

An aesthetic style, in general, should be rather self-explanatory; there should be a lot of coffee, café touches, calmness, and relaxation but no place to go and no sense that time is moving forward. Warm colors enhanced with cool neutrals.

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