Third Wave coffee is spreading fast across Kuala Lumpar, with cafes in this buzzing Malaysian city not only looking super, but serving superb brews too.
An ideal city for a spot of coffee hopping – if you can handle all that caffeine – we’ve put together the only places you need to get your cuppa in KL. From sleek coffee bars to more traditional tiny cafes, there’s something for everyone here…
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Run by a team that’s dedicated to always giving you the very best coffee and experience, VCR is a caffeine Mecca in the city. They’ve top-of-the-range coffee equipment and roast their own beans fresh every day. Plus, with two floors and outside seating, you’ll never be stuck for space.
Papa Palheta is an independent coffee boutique, specialising in roasting and purveying specialty coffee in Singapore and Malaysia. This stylish flagship store is a combination of café, retail store and roastery, and they also have weekly coffee and cupping workshops.
As part of The Zhongshan Building (a creative studio collective), Piu Piu Piu is creative and utterly charming. Despite the tiny size, you’ll find all your coffee needs will be fulfilled here. If you’re not lucky enough to grab one of the few seats instead, drink your coffee standing at the bar and just soak up the good vibes.
Coffee Stain has a wide range of unique coffee drinks for you to try, whether you’re looking for hot or cold brews. The baristas are brimming with knowledge and always happy to answer any coffee questions you may have – no matter how busy it is.
With two locations in KL, Bean Brothers is a super handy coffee stop off for when you want a consistently good cup. Their coffee is expertly home-roasted using beans sourced from all across the world, and there’s always a new and exciting blend to try. Both stores also look amazing, with a raw and rustic feel.
PODGY Kurau is a cute and homey small coffee shop in the Lorong Kurau neighbourhood – a welcome addition. The interior is super Instagrammable and the coffee fresh and strong. What more could you possibly need from a local cafe?
This swanky coffee store in the Pavilion shopping mall is surprisingly great for a shopping mall cafe. They use Single Origin coffee beans that are freshly roasted and brewed up just to your liking by expert baristas. A fantastic place to fuel up after some retail therapy.