As we’re entering the second quarter of 2018, we’ve realised once again how time is passing by really fast. While these 7 new restaurants and cafés in KL occupied our weekends in March, we now have another five that recently opened to visit this month.

This round of restaurants and cafés includes something futuristic, contemporary, unique, and even one that made their way to KL from Penang. A futuristic eatery would be Great – The Healthier Fast Food. There are no wait staff (except one that assists when you order) as everything is automated. All orders have to be done through mobile. There is also Anther & Stigma, a florist-cafe that just opened earlier this week. They serve cafe food and drinks but also takes orders for flower arrangements.

As for Urban Artisan, you may be able to recognise their swirly ice cream from social media. This dessert parlour is from Penang and they’ve finally expanded to Kuala Lumpur after opening one outlet in Johor Bahru.

No more scratching heads on where to dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Let these new restaurants and cafés in KL be the beginning of your food adventure this month.

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Great - The Healthier Fast Food

Malaysia’s first futuristic automated restaurant has set up shop in 1 Utama. This high tech eatery promotes healthy living by substituting regular items to healthier alternatives. No MSG and lard is used to prepare these food items so you can dig in their healthy version of a burger without worries. Be sure to follow these steps properly when ordering.

Great – The Healthier Fast Food, Lot LG 328, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, +6016-682 1752

 

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ANT Cafe & Bar

Ant cafe and bar is located in the new Petalz Residences and caters to both diners and drinkers. The menu during the day is what you’re expecting a cafe to be — coffee, pastries and a few main courses that are pork-free. But when night falls, the bar is set for drinkers to ease into the night.

ANT Cafe & Bar, G-01, Petalz Residences, Residency Rimbunan, No. 2, Jalan 1/132A, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, +603-6206 4964

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Amphawa Thai Tea & Co

Those who are looking for a light drink and bite should venture here. The name may sound familiar to you if you’re a frequent Thailand traveler as Amphawa Thai Tea & Co is named after the popular floating market village near Bangkok. Here, they serve Thai-inspired street fare, desserts and beverages — just classic, Thai comfort food for the soul.

Amphawa Thai Tea & Co, Lot T-045, Level 3, Midvalley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, +6019-755 2533

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Urban Artisan

You may have seen Urban Artisan’s swirly Instagrammable ice cream cones all over social media so here’s some news: it is now available in Kuala Lumpur. Originally from Penang, this dessert eatery has found a home in Petaling Jaya. The spot serves up seasonal flavors of artisanal ice cream, as well as waffles and toasts, depending on the outlet. Check their Facebook or Instagram for updates on their newest ice cream flavours.

Urban Artisan, 149 Jalan Petaling Street, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

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Anther Stigma

Adding to the growing hub of Plaza Arkadia is newly opened Anther Stigma. This is a florist-cafe, where you can relax with a hot cup of coffee and sample their wholesome dishes such as the salted gula Melaka granola bowl (that you can purchase to add into your own granola bowl at home).

Anther & Stigma, H-1-10, Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, +603-6262 2818

 

Jolin Lee
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