17 Best ‘’Low Key’’ Cafes In KL To Visit For Super Subtle Weekend

Good location, good foods and good #ootd spot
By: Aqilah Najwa Jamaluddin
April 7, 2022

What’s better than planning a weekend-day out with your favourite person after a week of dealing with piles of work? That’s right, a good cafe hunting! We all know that Kuala Lumpur is totally famous for offering over hundreds of hipster cafes that are worth visiting for, but sometimes, being away from the crowds is necessity to regain our composure. 

Sure, we can easily detect the best Instagrammable cafes from miles away but being put under the ‘waiting list’, and cramming up in compact spaces, (not to mention super slow waitering services) could really ruin our weekend moods. That’s why we at Glitz decided to track down some of the best lowkey cafes in the Klang Valley with catchy interiors that offer even more tasty foods on the menu. 

You got to enjoy your cup of coffee with your loved ones without having to deal with screaming kids and loud conversation around. What a bliss! 

1. Feeling +

Feeling + is a cosy environment developed by Trev Ng of Optimist Coffee that is powered by pastries, toasties, and happiness. Motivational phrases and doodles painted on the walls aren’t the only things to help up your spirits; its Twice-Fried Chicken Sando and Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower Karaage are nearly likely to make you grin.

Where: A-1-01, 5th Place, The Five Block A, Kompleks Pejabat Damansara, Jalan Dungun, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Everyday, 8.30am-5pm
Contact Information: N/A

2. Wu Di Cafe

Wu Di Cafe, located in Bukit Bintang, is yet another new destination for individuals who prefer white exteriors and minimalist eateries. Step inside this renovated heritage building to find a cosy area filled with custom-designed rattan furniture, brick walls, exposed beams, and plenty of peaceful, picturesque corners. The café even has a rooftop outdoor dining area with unobstructed views of the KL cityscape!

Where: 10, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Everyday, 10am-10pm
Contact Information: 014-269 5923

3. The Hub Coffee Roasters

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The Hub Coffee Roasters takes pride in its Japanese minimalist philosophy—the clean lines and natural tones, on the other hand, are incredibly soothing. Hub Coffee roasts its own coffee and provides over 30 different origins of beans. They also make their own evaporated milk, which adds a pleasant smoothness and sweetness to your drink. So far as we know, it is the only cafe in the country that provides this service.

Where: 61, Jalan Hujan Rahmat 3, Taman Overseas Union, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Everyday, 9pm-6pm
Contact Information: 012-808 8843

4. Elephant Republic

This dynamic Bukit Bintang sector welcomes yet another new and refreshing hangout location – Elephant Republic emits a quiet and soothing feel despite being in the centre of frenetic KL. This trendy new cafe is well-known for its coconut-infused beverages (from iced coconut lattes to espressos made with coconut milk and drinks topped with coconut flakes).

Where: 7, Jalan Rembia, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Everyday, 11am-8pm, Closed on Tuesday
Contact Information: N/A

5. Kopi Jiran 

Kopi Jiran is a little home-based café in Kajang’s tranquil neighbourhood. While it may not be as opulent as other cafes in town, we adore how cosy and friendly this garden café is! Pair your coffee (specially prepared using a moka pot and coffee beans obtained from local roasteries!) with your choice of pastry and relax beneath the shade of luscious trees at one of their tables.

Where: 133, Jalan TKP 2, Taman Kantan Permai, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
Operating Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm, Closed on Monday-Wednesday
Contact Information: N/A

6. OhApong

Oh Apong, located in Kota Damansara, is a family-run cafe. The founder, Ellyna Merican first found gula apong in 2020 while on a work vacation in Kuching with her family. Ellyna’s sister – Emylia – proposed a concept to start a shop that specialised in gula apong ice cream, inspired by the family’s fondness of the sweet and salty flavour of gula apong. Oh Apong was founded with the goal of giving a one-of-a-kind delight to Kuala Lumpur, and it has been offering delectable sweets ever since.

Where: F01-03 Emporis, Persiaran Surian, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Everyday, 12pm-12am
Contact Information: 03-7612 4690

7. Gure Cafe

Gure Cafe, a new large neighbourhood cafe for coffee and fresh bakes, in Pusat Dagangan NZX, giving Ara Damansara residents another option for their daily caffeine fix. Cold brew black (RM11) and white (RM12) to Flat White (RM10) and Affogato are among the coffee-based beverages available (RM12). All of their coffee beverages are made using coffee beans from roasters like Brewsmiths Coffee and Eureka Grinders, so you can mix up your normal cup of 3-in-1 coffee.

Where: K-G-06, Jalan PJU 1A/41B Pusat Dagangan NZX, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Everyday, 8am-5pm
Contact Information: 03-7493 0121

8. Half & Hafu Coffeebar

Half & Hafu Coffeebar is another coffee shop on the list with two physically separate areas. This vintage café, as the name implies, shares space with Half & Hafu Hair Salon, so customers might consider having a snip before grabbing a snack at the coffee bar – or vice versa. You should certainly try their house specialty cocktail, Half n Hafu. This Instagenic drink combines rich mocha with orange juice and is topped with chocolate powder and a dried orange slice. But we highly love their unique Matcha Toast, which is toasted bread topped with a simple yet delicious spread of aromatic matcha.

Where: Lot B-1-05, First Floor, The Hub SS2 Retail Office, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Everyday, 11am-8pm
Contact Information: 03-7931 1990

9. Burrow Bangsar

Burrow, an aesthetically beautiful café, opened its doors on the first day of MCO 2.0 and has been a spectacular success ever since. While they take pleasure in being the first “Canelé Café” in the Klang Valley, they also have various cakes and delicacies on their menu, most of which are prepared by home bakers and single mothers. Aside from the original Canelé, which is a fan favourite, try their Espresso Canelé and Maple Pecan Canelé, which have been aged with Maple Syrup and Madagascan Vanilla Bean.

Where: LOT GK12, Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Everyday, 10am-10pm
Contact Information: 03-2011 1221

10. Fine Coffee & Flowers

Fine Coffee And Flowers, tucked away in Ampang’s Little Korea neighbourhood, is a cosy new Korean-themed café cum florist that will open its doors in December 2020. The café provides a modest but wonderful menu with a range of main meals, with minimalistic decor and a tranquil ambience. They also offer a delectable drink menu, with options ranging from strawberry latte to earl grey tea!

Where: C2, Jalan Ampang Utama 1/1, Tmn, Taman Ampang Utama, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Everyday, 9am-6pm
Contact Information: 03-2300 0793

11. Ono 

In a stylishly constructed facility in Petaling Jaya, Ono offers customers smart coffee and matcha drinks. Ono follows a Japanese-inspired tale, selling Japanese-style sandwiches and sandos. Both the Ebi Katsu Taru Taru Sando and the Tangy Chicken Katsu Sando are highly praised.

Where: 47, Jalan SS 2/30, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Everyday, 9.30am-5.30pm, Closed on Monday
Contact Information: N/A

12. Peep Coffee by Vernakular

Peep Coffee, the caffeinated section of Vernakular Store on Jalan Telawi 3, is nestled among rows of clocks and other timepieces. It offers specific seating places for individuals who want to take a break from browsing and indulge in a treat or two. The great position has provided them an edge in brand development, and they have been turning time-keepers into coffee-drinkers since October 2020.

Where: 33, Jln Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Everyday, 8am-9pm
Contact Information: 018-912 0733

13. Hani Eatery

Hani Eatery is one of Bangsar’s newest hidden gems, set in a rustic, cheerful area with plenty of natural light, large windows, brutalist walls, and adorable furnishings. Some of their seats are literally cute camping chairs, which we adore! In addition to beverages and sweets, the café delivers a variety of Japanese-inspired rice and noodle meals for breakfast or lunch.

Where: 20A, Lrg Ara Kiri 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Everyday, 10am-10pm
Contact Information: 010-299 4883

14. Sunday Coffee & Cakes

Nothing beats a hearty breakfast to start the day, and Sunday Coffee & Cakes excels at it. If egg sandwiches are your thing, you’ll appreciate their traditional Japanese-style Tamagoyaki. Choose your favourite toppings for their handmade toasts since they are all equally wonderful. 

Where: 14, Jalan Selera 1, Taman Bukit Indah, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Everyday, 9am-6pm
Contact Information: 03-7498 1038

15. Daun

Drop by Daun, the sister café of the famed glasshouse-inspired diner Pokok, for a dose of greenery and a breath of fresh air. The all-white decor provides the café a new, clean look while also creating a serene atmosphere that puts you at rest. While you’re taking Insta-worthy photos, make sure to enjoy their pastries, desserts, and coffee.

Where: Professor Diraja, MAHSA Avenue, Block B, Level 2 Jalan Ilmu, off Jalan, Jln Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz, 59100 Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Everyday, 10am-10pm, Closed on Monday
Contact Information: 011-1001 5408

16. Michelle Young

This next location is a must-visit for a delectable spread of home-baked foods and sweets. What distinguishes this bakery café is its artistically beautiful facade and interior, which resembles a typical English tea house. It’s a benefit that the building always smells like fresh baked goods, with its exposed bricks and ancient decorations.

Where: C-1-8, Aurora Place, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Everyday, 10.30am-6pm, Closed on Tuesday
Contact Information: 016-321 9303

17. Lunar, Tropicana Gardens Mall

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Lunar, located within BookXcess at Tropicana Gardens Mall, is a simple café designed for individuals who want to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee with their new book. The people behind Lunar decided to build an urban sanctuary for the weary within the bookstore in order for people to interact with one another over nice coffee and reading. If you enjoy relaxing environs and reading, a visit here would round off your ideal Saturday afternoon. 

Where: Lot 1F-26 & 1F-26A, Tropicana Gardens Mall, No 2A, Persiaran Surian, Tropicana Indah, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Everyday, 10.30am-10pm
Contact Information: N/A

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