Another month is upon us and what better way to kick it off with the hottest new restaurants and cafés in KL to visit. This time, we’ve listed six newly opened eateries scattered across the city, so people from near and far would get the chance to explore these spots.

Popular hubs TTDI and Bangsar have welcomed new eateries in their area — French patisserie O Petit Paris is the newest kid on the block over at TTDI while Bangsar sees Grano Pasta Bar and Skive. Puchong on the other hand may not be synonymous with all things hip and cool but that doesn’t mean the eateries there are not buzzing. If you’re not into the popular hot pot restaurants there, check out Empty Cup Coffee House for its cafe classics.

That’s enough of spoilers for now. Read on to see where and what else opened that you can explore and dine in this month of May.

1
Drop KL

Drop KL — a Hong Kong establishment that has won multiple awards — has landed in Kuala Lumpur. The institution offers a modern American dining experience with European, Asian, and Latin American influences in their dishes. Once you’re done with your meal, venture up into the rooftop bar that overlooks the city skyline for some specially crafted cocktails.

Drop KL, T-1-02 & T-RT-02, 1st Floor & Rooftop The Terraces TREC, Jalan Tun Razak, 55500 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2110 4343

2
Grano Pasta Bar

Grano Pasta Bar is Proof Pizza’s sister establishment, located right next door at APW Bangsar. As their name suggests, they serve honest, soulful pasta dishes for a comforting dining experience. The establishment has eschewed classic dishes like bolognese and carbonara from their menu, but their spaghetti alla chitarra or ravioli stuffed with cured duck breast are a must-try.

Grano Pasta Bar, 29, Jalan Riong, APW Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, +603-2788 3595

3
O Petit Paris

O Petit Paris is the latest addition to growing cafe hub TTDI. It’s a French boulangerie opened by Zac who hails from France’s northern city of Lille, and chef Pascal who comes from Annecy. Here you can find the classic baguettes, brioches, but their bouchée à la reine on top of meals if you’re feeling more than a little peckish.

O Petit Paris, 12 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

4
Burnin' Pit

Carnivores, eat to your heart’s content at this Texas-style barbecue restaurant in Desa Sri Hartamas. They take their meats very seriously — just take a look at how they prepare their premium wagyu brisket. It’s seasoned with just enough salt to enhance its natural flavours, then cooked for no less than 14 hours for that perfect buttery texture. Here you also can get halal Australian brisket, Jamaican jerky, and the local favourite smoked percik.

Burnin’ Pit, 24, Jalan 24/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, +6012-222 2042

 

5
Skive Bangsar

Skive Bangsar is opened by Malaysian owners and husband and wife, Jon and Wen Huey so expect influences of local cuisine on the menu. Upon entering, you’ll be greeted with the sight of freshly baked bread and pastries to savour over coffee or tea. If you’re looking for a full meal, check it out for lunch or dinner for an extensive menu. Don’t leave without trying the ‘breakfast ice cream’, made of soybean milk with caramelised yew tiao.

Skive Bangsar, Ground Floor Telawi Square, No. 41 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, +603-2202 0313

6
Empty Cup Coffee House

Other than being a well-known steamboat hub in Kuala Lumpur, cafes like Empty Cup Coffee House are also seen popping up in Puchong. This minimalist-looking establishment is great for those who just want to relax with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Even so, their East and West menu has our attention. Pick from the classic spaghetti or American-style breakfast, or even Chinese style yam cakes to go with your drinks.

Empty Cup Coffee, No. G-10, Prima Avenue 3, Jalan Cenuk 1, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47170 Selangor, +603-5892 6378

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