Cafe hopping Near Pasar Seni MRT/ LRT Station

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There are too many must visit cafes near Pasar Seni station. You can’t complete cafe hopping within one day.

Why you should take MRT or LRT to visit these cafes? As you can’t get parking lot easily and you will fed up with traffic jam.

So, bookmark this page in your cafe hopping list now!

 

Lucy In The Sky, Chinatown KL

Lucy In The Sky cafe is very easy to reach where just opposite of Pasar Seni MRT/LRT station.

Lucy In The Sky, Chinatown KL
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If you are not so new in Kuala Lumpur and you’re looking for that perfect coffee shop that will make you want to spend your whole afternoon there, find Lucy in the Sky. It’s good for solo book reading sessions, couple-chats afternoons, undisturbed study sessions, and even all out friendly brunch outs. It’s a café you don’t want to miss out.

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Into the second section of the cafe lies an area with more comfy sofa seats and a long communal table to accommodate bigger group of patrons. It has a great easy-going vibe which I don’t mind spending my whole afternoon here sipping my cup of tea with my favourite book.

Read full review from www.choiyen.com

 

The interior was simple yet cosy, stylish & chic at the same time. Metal tables & chairs with contrasting colours were used, giving the cafe some vibrant vibes. One side of the walls were finished with red bricks, and the other side was just plain grey cement, which I find really rustic yet charming.

Read full review from www.jiaaqieats.com

 

Lucy In The Sky promises relatively healthy cooking, relying on organic ingredients whenever possible. But that’s not necessarily meant to provide customers with carte blanche to overdose on four preparations of eggs in one sitting: poached, scrambled, sunny-side-up & over-easy …

Read full review from eatdrinkkl.blogspot.my

 

The Pesto Pasta, which is packed with a generous mix of pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, local spinach, chilli flakes and garnished with fresh cherry tomatoes. Also try their own house blend of coffee, Friday the 13th (a blend of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Brazil Yellow Bourbon and Sumatra Lintong) – but it’s not for the superstitious.

Read full review from poskod.my

 

Visit Lucy In The Sky

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lucyintheskykl/

Address: Ground Floor, 167, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.143099, 101.696418

 

Aku Cafe & Gallery, Chinatown KL

You can walk from Pasar Seni MRT/LRT to Aku Cafe & Gallery within 5 mins.

Aku Cafe & Gallery offers the perfect spot in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown neighbourhood to unwind and relax with a cup of aromatic coffee.

The cafe is a comforting space created by a Malaysian film producer for his friends and other creative people to meet and express their individualistic style and talent.

It is a convenient place either for an intimate chat or to hold brainstorming sessions in an inspiring environment.

Aku Cafe & Gallery, Chinatown KL
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The owners of the prewar Old China Café have ventured into a more contemporary project – a nifty little café along Jalan Panggung. The space is a bit like your nanna’s house meets hip coffeeshop with wooden chairs, mahogany coffee tables and a stand fan. Try the hand-drip or siphon-brewed house coffee blend featuring a merging of local and international beans, which you can sip alongside a slice of their signature coffee cake embedded with walnuts and chocolate chips. Both a café and art gallery, this new joint lets you order a cup of coffee and enjoy art at the same time.

Read full review from www.timeout.com

 

This hidden hideout’s not exactly a hipster hangout: Aku exudes Chinatown charm, reflected by its blast-from-the-past furnishings. This isn’t a cafe that could have existed in the 1980s, but its historical inspirations lie in plain sight. Rocking horses rule.

Read full review from eatdrinkkl.blogspot.my

 

Aku Special Cake for Coffee (Rm 6.90). Read its name, and I knew I must order this. Their signature Fluffy spongy coffee cake that was richly filled with walnuts and chocolate chips, sweet but not too sweet and went well with the coffee. The sourish homemade apple jam/sauce that loaded with goji berries compatible well with the cake too!!! It played around the sourish and sweet note on the tastebuds at the same time.

Read full review from http://www.ivyaiwei.com

 

In short, what makes the cafe special besides the good coffee and relaxing ambience? – The occasionally screening of movie directed by Tsai Ming Liang, the Malaysian born director who has won numerous film festival awards and with films acclaimed worldwide. Admission is free, location will be the ‘lobby’ area in the cafe. so run through their Facebook page more often for the lates screening time. More reasons to visit this place now- good ambience, good coffee, good movie. Do drop by one day!

Read full review from www.malaysianflavours.com

 

Visit Aku Cafe & Gallery

Website: www.oldchina.com.my

Facebook: www.facebook.com/akucafegallery/

Address: No.8, 1st Floor, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.

GPS: 3.142002, 101.697168

 

Old China Cafe, Chinatown KL

Just 1 or 2 mins further down from Aku Cafe & Gallery, you reach Old China Cafe. Old China Cafe is more focus on nyonya food instead of coffee.

Old China Cafe, Chinatown KL
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In the Old China Cafe, spicy dishes rule the menu and as an introduction, try out their Nyonya pai tee. Crispy deep-fried flour in a shape of a top hat comes with condiments such as bean sprouts, shredded turnip and carrots, and if you’re wondering how to attempt this, here’s how. You stuff the deep-fried flour with the vegetables and top it off with the chilli sauce before eating it whole. Eating pai tee is always a fun affair, and it serves as a great starter, especially during big family dinners. For mains, we recommend beef rendang and fish head curry, and you can have it with a choice of either plain white rice, or the blue-tinged coconut rice. The cafe’s beef rendang is especially good – tender and spicy, just as how we like it. As for soups, try out the itik tim, which is a duck soup boiled with salted vegetables and lean pork meat, and ginseng soup, a great option for the health-conscious. For RM8.90 per bowl, this is one of the cheapest ginseng soups we have ever stumbled upon in KL. As for desserts, items such as bubur cha-cha and sago gula Melaka make up the menu. The bubur consists of little cubes of sweet potatoes and taro in a thick sweetened coconut milk served as a nice ending to our pleasant evening of Peranakan fare in the cafe.

Read full review from www.kuala-lumpur.ws

 

Classic old Chinese cafe. The furnishing and lighting enhanced the ambience. Paintings on the wall were slightly crowded but that was how I remembered it from old films. Background music brought back memories of that era. From the entrance door to the flight of steps to the kitchen, Old China Cafe did a marvellous job at keeping he place intact. However, I wished they had invested in a little refurbishment. Also, I am sure that the place can do with a bit of dusting.

Read full review from www.vi-vian.com

 

My favourite dish today was the Pork Pong Teh. Cooked in a different manner to which I am accustomed, this dish had a complex balance of flavour, with a sensible kick of spice. Tender pork belly slices, smothered and slow cooked in local spices, gave a new twist on what has been an old favourite of mine. Interesting to note was the use of banana blossom – adding to the uniqueness of the flavour.

Read full review from theyumlist.net

 

Old China Cafe was shortlisted in the Best Malaysian Restaurant category of the Time Out KL Food Awards 2012. Our food awards are 100% voted for by the people of KL. This way, we guarantee that popularity and consistent performance is rewarded.

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Visit Old China Cafe

Website: www.oldchina.com.my

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oldchina.my/

Address: 11, Jalan Balai Polis, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.

GPS: 3.141407, 101.697305

 

Merchant’s Lane Cafe, Jalan Petaling KL

Merchan’t Lane Cafe is defintely a must visit cafe near Pasar Seni train station. There are many good reviews and featured in many news portal. You can walk there from Pasar Seni station around 6 min.

Merchant's Lane Cafe, Chinatown KL
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A fierce contender for the title of KL’s most beautiful cafe, this new venue is blessed with the kind of old-world charm that’s long been monopolised by Malacca, Ipoh & Penang. The cafe’s over-the-counter tagline – ‘This Must Be The Place’ – might prove prophetic in a sense, though it feels tantalisingly vague, potentially referencing a panoply of pop-culture possibilities.

Read full review from eatdrinkkl.blogspot.my

 

Overall, the food isn’t much to shout about though I prefer this to the other hangout spot down the road. Prices are affordable so if you’re looking for a casual hangout place with photo-worthy corners, this is an option. If you’re going for just the food, you won’t be too impressed.

Read full review from www.bangsarbabe.com

 

In the hopper: toasty, nutty Tanzanian coffee, from local roasters HotShots. “We try to support local businesses,” says Ho. Other popular drinks include the Superfruit Lemon Tea (RM13), with a base of hibiscus, lemon and lychees, and the lightly fizzy Pandan, Lemongrass and Ginger Cooler (RM13).
Read full review from http://www.star2.com

 

It’s not hard to understand the appeal of Merchant’s Lane. It’s filled with plenty of natural light perfect for photography (and Instagramming), friendly staff, menu is a bit different from the rest which gives it a touch of uniqueness, plus it’s not obscenely overpriced. What more can you ask for of a cafe? Air conditioning, maybe.

Read full review from www.vkeong.com

 

This entire property fulfill with heritage as well as several contemporary design to it, which what makes the business got into trend on the social medias platform. The whole idea of the owner of MLC, was to preserve the heritage element and to conduct the F&B business in here, moreover, the geographical location for the business is the key point which able to attract number of people into it.

Read full review from honeydewpoint.blogspot.my

 

The third section just before the kitchen is more homey, unfolding a cross between classic, old-fashion local living room with modern touch. Walls are adorned with artistic paintings that showcases young, energetic vibe, a total contrast the rattan woven furnitures, sturdy cupboard.

Read full review from www.malaysianflavours.com

 

The highly rated ‘South China Sea’ (RM24) left us disappointed. While we loved the tender grilled salmon fillets and mango-corn salsa, the house made hash were charred and the poached eggs were really weird. The eggs were filled with puddles of water as we cut into it. Coffee was decent though. Despite some minor misses in our food order, Merchant’s Lane is still a venue worthy of our idyllic weekend afternoon.

Read full review from kampungboycitygal.com

 

Visit Merchant’s Lane Cafe

Facebook: www.facebook.com/merchantslane/

Address: 1st Floor, 150, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

GPS:3.140925, 101.698072

 

Chocha Foodstore, Jalan Petaling KL

Chocha Foodstore is just few steps further down of Merchant’s Lane Cafe. Your phone, camera and stomach should not miss this place!

Chocha Foodstore, Chinatown KL
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Welcome to the neighbourhood: Petaling Street’s latest destination is an ambitious amalgam of a tranquil restaurant called Chocha Foodstore & an upcoming wine lounge, coffee bar, co-working space, newsagent & bicycle rental shop, initiated by the MentahMatter design firm, with a raw, almost unvarnished authenticity shored up by charming embellishments (check out the lovely, leafy courtyard), squeezed into yet another former brothel on the same street as smash hits Merchant’s Lane & PS150.

Read full reviews from eatdrinkkl.blogspot.my

 

Upon entering the cafe, visitors are greeted with old wooden tables, exposed light bulbs and an open staircase that leads up to the second floor. Do note that guests are not allowed to go up to the next level.

Read full review from www.ladyironchef.com

 

Split over two levels, the ground floor houses Chocha Foodstore — which the design duo now run together — a place for clients to sit (Cho) and drink tea (Cha); surrounded by the sort of industrial ruin that could send urbex Instagrammers into a fit of self-combustion, and natural sunlight that casts oft-ethereal shadows throughout the day. Creative spaces are dotted around the ground- and first-floor, solid walls downstairs creating a more private space that is juxtaposed by upstairs’ raftered openness.

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The place is “Instagram-worthy”; ideal for social media influencers looking to create more content. That said, I visited to see what the hype was and if the food was worth raving about. Service was quick though I feel some of the staff could have been friendlier and more accommodating.

Read full review from www.bangsarbabe.com

 

As for coffee, we ordered a cup of flat white from the “Addicted” Coffee Bar and we were pleasantly surprised by its flavour. Café hoppers have become so savvy and so protective of the way they enjoy their coffee lately, that if a cappuccino dropped below RM7, they’d be suspicious. Or if coffee was served at an establishment that didn’t display a very expensive coffee machine. None of that nonsense at Chocha, as the flat white we had, was light on the tongue, didn’t overwhelm the palate, and paired nicely with the food. Well… wine’s better, but if alcohol isn’t your thing, just know you’ve got options.

Read fulll review from theyumlist.net

 

Visit Chocha Foodstore

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chocha.foodstore/

Address: 156, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.140856, 101.698097

 

Leaf & Co. Cafe, Jalan Sultan KL

Leaf & Co. Cafe is 6 mins walking distant away from Pasar Seni station. This is another great cafe together with mingle hostel.

Leaf & Co. Cafe, Chinatown KL
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The cafe’s repertoire spans East & West – for a taste of both, the crunchy-juicy buttermilk fried chicken leg with Malaysian fried rice, Indonesian sambal terasi & Thai-dressed sweet-sour salad makes for a fulfilling meal (RM23); other options include satay chicken baguettes & chicken chop with spaghetti. The piccolo latte is satisfactory too, though its presence illustrates how this isn’t a venue for the neighbourhood. True story: A man who works nearby walked in, saw the coffee on the table & asked how much it costs. Two ringgit, he guessed. When told it was RM10, he recoiled & muttered his surprise, leaving without hesitation.

Read full review from eatdrinkkl.blogspot.my

 

Quartz stone slabs floor tiles, torn wall paints, ceiling wood planks, vintage shade lamps – most of the elements in this lot are remained untouched, further completed with marble tables, kopitiam round chairs, restructured sewing machine, Chinese armchairs and so forth for deeper retro style. At the same time creatively blend in cutting-edge look with a mini courtyard and a little lush greenery.

Read full review from www.malaysianflavours.com

 

There are espresso-based coffees, some which gotten On’s creative treatment as well – such as the rose latte and coconut latte – and a range of fragrant, pretty drinks like lavender green tea, Black Forest tea infused with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries and a tangy-sweet and very aromatic rose lemonade, made with fruit and actual flowers.
Read full review from www.star2.com

 

There are so many more signature dishes and drinks at Leaf & Co., but due to its big portion, we were only able to get to 3 of their dishes. In today’s world, it is very rare to get cafes in city centre that are still giving out a very relaxing and zen ambiance. Leaf & Co. is the rare few that do! If you are looking for a getaway in KL, why not drop by Leaf & Co. We are sure you’d feel recharged after spending some time at the cafe!

Read full review from www.becky-wong.com

 

Visit Leaf & Co. Cafe

Website: www.minglekl.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/leafandcocafe/

Address: 53, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.142828, 101.698667

 

Coffee Amo, Jalan Sultan KL

Coffee Amo, Jalan Sultan KL
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“Amo,” in Italian is short for “love”, and at this hidden gem of a café in Chinatown, Coffee Amo lives up to its moniker. The owners and baristas at Coffee Amo pour a whole lot of love and passion for their brew into the cup and pass it to their patrons. And judging from the healthy group of regulars who had stopped in for a cuppa on a recent Sunday afternoon, I’d say the community is giving the love right back.

Read full review from theyumlist.net

 

Coffee Amo is a quiet and cosy coffee place in KL to sit down and relax with a good novel or laptop. If you’re walking around Petaling Street (Chinatown) looking for a place to chill and relax, Coffee Amo is a great place to enjoy good coffee and cakes. Oh yea, the barista here can draw really nice 3D coffee art, so drop by and have a cup of good coffee with beautiful 3D coffee art!

Read full review from blog.saimatkong.com

 

A trip to Coffee Amo is only complete when you order their specialty drinks. Sweet 16 (RM16/S$5.30) is a latte infused with hints of hazelnut flavour and came with just the right blend of sweet and bitter for us. Of course, you can also choose to add in more sugar.

Read full review from www.ladyironchef.com

 

Visit Coffee Amo

Facebook: www.facebook.com/coffeeamo/

Address: 1st Floor, 54, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur,

GPS: 3.143296, 101.698544

 

The Toast Co. Cafe, Jalan Sultan KL

Same row with Amo

The Toast Co Cafe Jalan Sultan KL
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The Toast Co. Cafe at The Grocer’s Inn, Jalan Sultan Kuala Lumpur (Next to Petaling Street) has taken over the former location of The Front Door. Glad that changes to the interior is minimal, as we have always love the charming vintage, back-to-olden-days ambience of this century’s old building. The more obvious change would probably be the colourful painting at the shop front that adds lively touch to the cafe.

Read full review from www.malaysianflavours.com

 

Like any good cafe, a number of desserts and pastries are offered to take with your cuppa. We asked about the origin of the Carrot-Walnut Cake (RM12) and Joshen indicated that he is the sole proprietor of this deeply textured, homestyle dessert. This is not surprising since the baker is… wait for it…his MOM! His family has enjoyed this lovely cake every year since it was always Dad’s choice for his birthday. Apparently, she also makes a killer orange cake too.

Read full review from theyumlist.net

 

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of bread but I love my toast. I can’t get enough of the crunchy texture and the slightly-burnt side of a toast. If you love bread, then you are in luck! Because…. I’ve discovered a place along Jalan Sultan in KL serving killer toasts!

Read full review from www.becky-wong.com

 

I like the ambiance here, it is spacious and tables + chairs are arranged in such a way that enables ample spaces between each other. For some reason this cafe exudes a chilled out + ‘take it easy’ vibe. At the time when I was there, there was a couple of caucasians in their shorts + tshirts + singlets talking and laughing to their hearts content which naturally lead to it being a boisterous and jolly environment. Every now and then people from the Grocers’ Inn, some would decide to sit in and have something to drink and some would just pass through to head out. No matter what though, there would always be greetings thrown every now and then – hellos, hey, hows it going?, good day. It was all pretty fascinating. You feel yourself being automatically pulled in into this jovial atmosphere. I liked it.

Read full review from thefoodbunny.com

 

Bringing you with the classic appearance and olden feel of houses; but one can actually amazed on how it is transform from a olden house to a café. As most of café –hopper knows, you can actually enjoy having a cozy and relaxing time here enjoying a cuppa of coffee and toast. What is the highlights here if course “ The Open Faced Toast” .

Read full review from www.malaysianfoodie.com

 

Visit The Toast Co. Cafe

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thetoastco/

Address: 78, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

GPS: 3.144167, 101.698501

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2 Responses

  1. Luna Yuebing
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    Hello, I like Malaysia and cafe hopping!
    Of course, I like your blog!
    I have been to OLD CHINA CAFE, but I have not been to any other cafe.
    This time I knew there are many nice cafe around China Town in KL.
    If there are any opportunities, I wanna go to those cafe.
    Thank you for your nice information!

    • coffeeofday
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      Hi Luna Yuebing, thank you very much for your comment and support for local cafe.