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Most Instagrammable cafes in Kuala Lumpur
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Muse Eatery

Muse Eatery
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Muse Eatery continues to be a crowd favourite when it comes to hanging out in Happy Mansion. Easily recognisable through its dark moss green facade and interiors, the highly IG-worthy cafe serves its signature har cheong gai burger (juicy chicken thigh marinated in an unmistakable fermented shrimp paste in between fluffy buns) as well as a menu of western dishes and coffee.

Muse Eatery
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B-G-7, Happy Mansion Block B, Jalan 17/13, Jalan, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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Timothy

Timothy
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Opened by a group of fun people, Timothy is a quaint cafe that will bring smiles to your face and tummy. Comfort food such as chicken rice, butter chicken, eggs on toasts and lei cha are served here but with a contemporary twist. The old school decor also reignites memories especially with drinks served in steel enamel mugs.

Timothy
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24, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Urban Daybreak Cafe

Urban Daybreak Cafe
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Originally from Penang, the Bangsar outpost serves its signature Australian breakfast and brunch dishes including the fried chicken waffle, baked eggs, French toast and more. It is a popular place to hang out, especially if you’re craving for a caffeine fix during the midday. Desserts are also aplenty.

Urban Daybreak Cafe
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11, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Nourish by Kenny Hills Bakers

Nourish by Kenny Hills Bakers
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Nourish is opened by the people behind Kenny Hills Bakers, and focuses on a menu centring organic produce, fresh vegetables and gluten-free ingredients. Enjoy sweet and savoury items that are almost guilt-free including a lineup of vibrant salads, the delectable pecan pie and orange polenta cake.

Nourish by Kenny Hills Bakers
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No. 35, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Hideaway Cafe

Hideaway Cafe
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

A hidden gem in Section 17’s Happy Mansion, Hideaway is where you can enjoy a cosy environment paired with delicious old-school homemade cakes and crowd-pleasing classics like butter cake, marble cake and its signature banana cake. Pair that with a cup of latte and you’ll have the perfect tea time fix.

Hideaway Cafe
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AG7, Block A Happy Mansion Section, 17, Jalan 17/13, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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Therefore

Therefore
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Therefore is the third F&B outpost by FourbyFORE group, the brains behind Forbidden and Foremula Cafe (both in Ara Damansara). The interiors are plush with feminine touches of coral pink and green hues. Enjoy a good mix of crowd-pleasing recipes comprising Asian and Malaysian flavours that are sure to hit you at the right spot. Therefore is also perfect for large parties and gathering thanks to its expansive IG-friendly space.

Therefore
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Lot 02-G, Menara Symphony, No, 5, Jalan Professor Khoo Kay Kim, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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Tapestry

Tapestry
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Located in the heart of Chow Kit, Rise & Shine by Tapestry is where you can find classic brunch dishes inspired by Malaysian flavours. Its breakfast rendition of includes locally-sourced ingredients, homemade bread and passionately brewed coffee. The exterior is chic — emulating European bakeries — while the interiors are exceptionally Instagrammable. Find a seat at the courtyard where you get the best ambience (and lighting) for the perfect flat lay.

Tapestry
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28, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Wildflowers

Wildflowers
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

The latest entry in the list of cafes in Chinatown is Wildflowers that’s beautifully designed by design studio pow ideas. Brought to you by the muscles behind Merchant’s Lane, the food takes on a modern Asian-inspired touch with bright bold flavours. Try the nachos with mapo tofu, salmon sashimi with coconut milk and green Thai-inspired salsa verde, as well as the coconut panda cotta for dessert. If you’re there at night, enjoy a drink or two as the cafe turns into a vibrant bar setting.

Wildflowers
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153, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Provisions

Provisions
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

Decked in a solid shade of terracotta, it is hard to miss Provisions in Damansara Jaya. It is a bakery, coffee shop and supply store combined. Here, you’ll be delighted to find a slew of freshly baked pastries and decadent cakes including the house specialty Chocolate Espresso Cake. Never leave without trying its fresh homemade toasts with spreads of kaya and peanut butter.

Provisions
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49, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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Flakes

Flakes
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

The 2019 picture-perfect cafe to hit town is Flakes, brought to you by the folks behind Table & Apron. Located in The Hub SS2, this is a place where you can get your caffeine fix here while indulging in flaky and buttery croissants. There’s a wide variety of them including cinnamon, almond and pistachio variants. Have it on its own or with its specialty fluffy crabmeat scrambled eggs.

Flakes
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B-G-06, The Hub SS2, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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Martin Teo
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Martin loves traveling the world to see ancient ruins and classical architecture. He enjoys the culinary experience of various cities but (still) refuses to eat anything insect-like. On a daily basis, he finds time hitting the gym to compensate for the amount of food he needs to eat just to write an article.