1. Merchant's LaneLocated right beside Petaling Street (or also known as KL's Chinatown), this picturesque place is made for the photographer in mind. Its rustic old school decor and amazing natural lighting makes it one of the best places in town to grab a shot for your social media feed ? Not to mention their interesting menu serving a fusion of Malaysian and western taste! Halal status: Uses ingredients from halal-certified suppliers Opening hours: Mon-Tue & Thu-Fri; 11.30AM-10PM, Sat-Sun 9.30AM-10PM (closed on Wed) Address: 150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603 2022 1736 Reservations: Click the 'Book Now' button to make a reservation Facebook | Instagram
2. VCRWith two locations in KL - one in Bangsar and the other in Bukit Bintang, the latter spot is the perfect place to take a break from the city and enter into a zone of relaxation. Delight your taste buds with any one of their mouthwatering pastries or scrumptious desserts, and tie it all nicely with some freshly-brewed coffee. Halal status: All ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers. No alcohol is used or served. Opening hours: Open daily; 8.30AM-11PM Address: 2 Jalan Galloway, 50150, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact: +603-2110 2330 Website | Facebook (Galloway) | Facebook (Bangsar) | Instagram
3. Feeka Coffee RoastersKeep your eyes peeled for Feeka Coffee Roasters that's cleverly situated among a row of converted town houses. As you take in its rustic vibe and lush atmosphere, take a satisfying sip on one of their signature coffees - all of which are brewed from beans sourced from local roasters. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 8AM-11PM Address: 19, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-2110 4599 Facebook | Instagram
4. TimothyLocated right on the outskirts of Chinatown, this hidden gem of a cafe is housed in a repurposed Chinatown shophouse. Whether you drop by in the early mornings or late evenings, you'll be able to get a snap of the cafe that'll instantly elevate the aesthetics of your social feed. Enjoy its various offerings of modern Malaysian and Western cuisine that includes dishes inspired from Bangkok, Jakarta and other region capitals in Southeast Asia. Read more about Timothy here! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 8AM-8PM Address: 24, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact: +6018-200 0262 Facebook | Instagram
5. Luckin KopiHoused in a 150-year old heritage building, make your way to this modern kopitiam that's a favourite go-to spot among locals for coffee and roti bakar ? They open as early as 8am and tend to get crowded within the first half hour especially on the weekends. Dive into their selctions of breakfast dishes, mains or coffees from 5 different states! You can read more about Luckin Kopi here. Halal status: Uses halal ingredients. No alcohol, pork or lard is used or served. Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 8AM-6PM, Sat-Sun; 8AM-8PM Address: 14, Jalan Panggong, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Contact: +6014-263 6696 Facebook | Instagram
6. MukhaIf you're looking for a place where you can indulge in mouth-watering dishes while catching up with loved ones in a homely ambience, Mukha Cafe is the place to go! Serving a fusion menu with Middle Eastern influences, such as Chicken Gulf Rice and Shakshuka, it's become a great place to have a quiet meal with friends. If you need a sweet treat, order cakes and other bakes from their sister cafe, Souka Bakeshop right by the entrance ? Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 12PM-10PM, Sat-Sun; 11AM-10PM Address: 15, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 60000 Contact: +603-7732 2248 Website | Facebook | Instagram So go forth and prepare for a cosy weekend brunch with friends at these amazing, rustic cafes in KL.