After a two-month hiatus due to the global pandemic, we’re back with new restaurants and cafes for you to pay a visit to this June 2020.

Over the past few months, dining out wasn’t an option. We could not patronise our favourite restaurants and cafes, instead opting to have them delivered instead. While that did help some businesses stay afloat, not all survived the pandemic. Thankfully, we’re now in the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) phase, which grants us greater flexibility.

We can now finally go out and socialise with friends and family, of course, while practising social distancing and other SOPs. With that said, check out these new restaurants and cafes that are waiting to greet you with open arms. On the list includes a famous restaurant hailing from Australia, a new restaurant within a hotel, and more.

Check out what’s good for the month of June below.

(Featured & hero image: Monroe KL)

1
Flour

Flour has been around for a few years now, serving us with a fresh and delicious take on Indian cuisine. While not exactly new, Flour actually closed its Damansara Heights doors and moved into the heart of the KL city centre on Jalan Kamuning, a stone’s throws away from Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. With its doors already open, you can now head on over to satisfy your cravings for authentic and delicious Indian food.

(Image credit: Flour)

2
Calia Malaysia

Calia is a unique Australian restaurant-to-retail brand, operating two outlets in Emporium Melbourne CBD as well as Chadstone. This coming 19th June, Calia Malaysia will officially open its doors in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, bringing Japanese-inspired Australian cuisine to our shores. At the helm of Calia is Michelin-starred chef, Francisco Araya. Be sure to check out its signature ‘Calia Wagyu Bowl’.

(Image credit: Calia)

3
Monroe

KLoe Hotel was one of our shining stars in the hospitality section of Malaysia in 2020. After a few months of unrest, it’s back and it brings Monroe along for the ride. It matches with the entire aesthetic and vibe of the hotel while offering breakfast, brunch, and lunch in an informal setting. Dishes that you should check out include its salmon benedict, its breakfast burger, and its lamb ragu.

(Image credit: Monroe)

4
Akâr Dining

The Asian-inspired, French-influenced eatery in TTDI is now back on its feet with two new four- and five-course carte blance menus. Having officially opened its doors back in early March, Akar Dining is making a comeback to showcase modern French cuisine from an Asian perspective. A bread starter, as well as a palate cleanser, comes with the menus alongside a wide variety of wines to choose from.

(Image credit: Akar Dining)

5
A.Zeta Kitchen

To truly experience authentic Italian fare, A.Zeta Kitchen is your best bet. It doesn’t consider itself to be a usual Italian restaurant, and with good reason. It showcases the best of modern trattorias in Italy, home to where tradition and innovation come together. It has plenty of fresh-made pasta to choose from as well as a range of main courses to go along with its cocktails and wine.

(Image credit: A.Zeta Kitchen)

Wi-Liam Teh
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Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.