Trishates’ Guide to 8 Kuala Lumpur Cafes

In this editorial, we are elated to have Trisha T. share her cafe stash in Kuala Lumpur. @Trishates is a talented photographer residing in Kuala Lumpur who loves food and cafes. We are a huge fan of her photography and great personality, you will know why if you hop onto


Brunch is definitely one of my favourite activities to do in life, even if it means gaining 5 kilos from eating over the weekend.

Presented below are a few of my favourite spots with everything organized by the areas they are located. Click the links for accurate opening hours, location and other related information.



Red Beanbag

If you’re looking for a quintessential Australian dining experience, Red BeanBag is the place to be. This buzzing café is popular with those seeking a late breakfast and brunch that extends well into the day. If the amazingly poached egg is on the menu, do yourself a favour and order it. And don’t forget to save room for coffee. And while you’re there, check out Outdated for things that are true to its name and find timeless pieces that will please everybody, no matter their interest. I can never resist bringing home an apothecary bottle each time I visit. Just sayin’.

Address: A4-1-08, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel.: +60 3-6211 5116



Three Little Birds

Coffee in KL is not hard to come by these days but you haven’t tasted good coffee until you’ve been to Three Little Birds. Nestled in the trendy new development – D7, Sentul East, Three Little Birds is a café like no other. Manned by head barista Joey Mah (one third of the three birds), coffee serves justice to his passion for coffee both in the making and roasting. Go behind the scenes by checking out the coffee roasting machine located by the back of the café and have another cup before you leave.

Address: D7, Jalan Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Standing Theory

Unpretentious and simple, don’t be put off by its humbleness in decoration. Standing Theory is the place to be for the perfect marriage of delicious coffee and hearty food. Don’t get me started with the cakes. The range draws from Red Velvet to Lemon Poppyseed and they are the best versions of classics you can get.

Address: 26, Jalan SS2 / 103, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Tel.: +60129716425




Undoubtedly, the best place to have breakfast and brunch in the city, Antipodean lives up to its reputation for reasonable prices on hearty plates. Open as early as 8am, fuel up on Big Breakfast or keep it simple with Banana Pancake drizzled in butterscotch sauce. Brunch is still one of the toughest tables to get but this gem is well worth the wait.

Another option is to check out YEAST Bistronomy conveniently located just next door. Scroll through their menu and you will go home with a French accent in tow. Their Oeuf Poché Bénédictins packs a powerful breakfast punch and their coffee complements the handsome French décor.

Address: 20 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel.: +60 3-2282 0411

Inside Scoop

Before leaving, swing by Inside Scoop for ice-cream with flavours that follow the likes of Valrhona Dark Chocolate and Teh Tarik. Then, proceed to Snackfood, a boutique shop that sells happy things, and treat yourself to all things zany and nostalgic.

Address: 9, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel.: +60 3-2202 0235


TIP: If you find yourself homesick, head to PULP opened by Singapore’s very own Papa Palheta. Follow the genius minds behind Chye Seng Huat and Loysel’s Toy, and fans will rejoice at the location of this invasion. Buy one coffee and go home with a free paper printing education, JACKPOT!

Address: 29-01 Jalan Riong, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel.: +603 2201 3650




There’s no better vantage point for a coffee trail other than starting at this neighbourhood. Good coffee is taking over Malaysia, but you won’t find too many better than those at Taman Tun Dr Ismail. Specifically, Exhibit Café. Aside from serving coffee (sourced mainly from Tokyo), this spot is also home to some of the prettiest mid-century modern furniture. Continue down the road in a small streetfront, this hidden gem serves some of the meanest brunch options. Mukha’s extensive menu draws inspirations from the Arabian Peninsula and down under, for prices that can’t be beat. Ogle at the beautiful handwritten menu on the walls of the café and try to resist from ordering everything.

Address: 15, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel.: +60 3-7732 2248

Artisan Roast

One last stop at Artisan Roast and your trip is complete. This café has a good long-standing reputation for serving reliable quality coffee all.the.time. The folks behind Artisan Roast are also responsible for the opening of Three Little Birds, hence, trust me when I say ‘go’.

Address: 4 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel.: +60 3-7733 6397

She started with the love for cafe culture - the perfect marriage between a good cuppa and a relaxing environment. She adores cafes with intricate interior and will die for divine desserts, droolicious brunch and great coffee. Other than cafes, she loves cats, marketing and ultimate frisbee.