Amalina Anuar and Melissa Foong have collaboratively penned an article titled "In the Mood to Explore the Latest Eateries? New Cafes Await You in KL and Selangor this August 2023." Commencing the year with renewed vigor, they present a fresh compilation showcasing the newest and most enticing cafes and food stalls in KL. This curated list encapsulates the epitome of what should grace your exploration radar for the year 2023. Spanning from novel brunch havens to coffee sanctuaries deserving of your attention this month, one can rest assured that this year will once again unfold with a tapestry of tantalizing cuisines and indulgent confections. As their monthly guide unfolds, readers are encouraged to bookmark it, knowing that it will consistently capture the pulse of the dining landscape in KL and Selangor.
Here are the Cafes they featured:
Xiao by Crustz
Image credit: Instagram/@sancafehop "Xiao by Crustz," a veritable haven for dessert enthusiasts, has recently completed its relocation to a more spacious locale within Kuala Lumpur, as shared by Amalina Anuar and Melissa Foong. This newly established setting beckons patrons to revel in an extensive array of delectable sweet and savory pastries, alongside their signature cakes, ice cream, coffee, and tea offerings. The interior aesthetics of this patisserie, thoughtfully designed, incorporate lush live plants and wooden furnishings. With Tatami style seating, a traditional ambiance is seamlessly intertwined with modernity. The inclusion of wooden benches and low tables fosters an inviting and snug environment, ideal for unwinding and savoring the delectable assortment on display. The true protagonist at Xiao by Crustz Patisserie, as highlighted by the authors, is undeniably the cuisine. Each item on the menu is a manifestation of meticulous precision, resonating with the quality of ingredients in every bite. The equilibrium of flavors is a testament to the artful approach employed in crafting these offerings. The sweet indulgences presented by the patisserie are nothing short of exquisite, boasting both delightful textures and flavors that are poised to gratify even the most discerning sweet palate. Address: (SS2, PJ)18, Jalan SS2/72, Petaling Jaya , 47300, Operating hours: 8.30 AM – 6.30 PM (closed on Tuesdays)
Image credit: Instagram/ @unfold.tgtinlife "Unfold," a newly inaugurated coffee bar, has emerged within the serene and scenic confines of Subang Ria Recreational Park's Parc Hub facilities, as detailed by Amalina Anuar and Melissa Foong. Nestled amidst this tranquil milieu, the café presents a captivating setting with vistas of the placid lakeside, rendering it an idyllic haven for repose and leisurely picnics. The café's internal composition resonates with a contemporary and invigorating design, cultivating an ambiance of serenity that harmonizes seamlessly with the act of relishing a cup of coffee while absorbing the panoramic sights. Steered by the capable hands of the team responsible for The Roast Things, Cream Coffee Stand, and Neutrals, Unfold stands as a testament to their commitment to excellence. A pedigree synonymous with quality brews ensures patrons are treated to nothing short of the finest coffee and beverages, a splendid accompaniment to the exceptional vistas and tranquil environment. Irrespective of whether the objective is camaraderie with friends or a productive work session, Unfold beckons as a mandatory pilgrimage for aficionados of remarkable coffee and awe-inspiring panoramas. Address: 3JJ2+Q8, Taman Subang Ria, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Operating hours: 8 AM – 5 PM (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays) Pawty Time
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"Pawty Time," an enchanting and inviting café situated within the Cheras locality, commenced its operations to the public in March 2023, as narrated by Amalina Anuar and Melissa Foong. This establishment stands as a haven tailored for pet proprietors, particularly those accompanied by canine companions, providing a haven where they can partake in meals or beverages in the company of their furry confidants. Under the supervision of three resident canines, this café emanates an ambiance of exuberance with their lively barks, effectively cultivating an environment of safety and reassurance. Beyond its status as a pet-friendly haven, Pawty Time adopts the role of a host for a medley of pet-themed workshops and festivities commemorating pet birthdays, fostering a sense of camaraderie amidst pet enthusiasts. The core ethos of this establishment revolves around elevating spirits and establishing a hospitable milieu, one that both individuals and their pets can revel in to unwind and savor the moment. It stands as an optimal enclave to forge deeper connections with furry companions, all while indulging in delectable fare. The culinary repertoire at Pawty Time is thoughtfully curated to gratify both human and animal palates alike, extending a gamut of wholesome and flavorful selections. Furry friends are bestowed with a spectrum of pet-appropriate options, encompassing fare like the chicken and rice bowl or the vegetable stew. For human patrons, an array of choices unfolds, spanning classics such as spaghetti bolognese and creamy mushroom risotto. Complementing these offerings is an assortment of coffee and tea-based libations, exquisitely suited for leisurely afternoons. Address: 155G, Jalan Lanchang, Taman Sri Bahtera, Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur Operating hours: 11 AM – 6 PM (weekdays, closed on Thursdays), 10 AM – 8 PM (weekends) Baked by Dream Coffee
Image credit: Instagram/ @baked.bydreamcoffee "Baked by Dream Coffee," a Korean-run café, has freshly unveiled its presence in Mont Kiara, as recounted by Amalina Anuar and Melissa Foong. Nestled within the Ceriaan Kiara condominium's lobby, this establishment extends an array of exquisite delights, including Korean honey cookies, cream cheese cookies, and organic rice bagels. The café's repertoire boasts an unmissable selection of croissants, available in enticing flavors like chocolate, sweet potato, and almond. The offerings at Baked by Dream Coffee extend to encompass an assortment of coffee and tea-based beverages, finely tailored to suit the need for a rejuvenating afternoon interlude. The café's distinctive ambiance and mouthwatering fare converge to establish an ideal setting, beckoning patrons to partake in a serene respite while crafting memorable experiences. Address: A-00-01, Ceriaan Kiara, Jln Kiara 3, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur Operating hours: 11 AM – 4 PM (Mondays to Thursdays), 11 AM – 7 PM (Fridays and Saturdays, closed on Sundays) Manyflow Artisanal Coffee
Image credit: Instagram/ @weichunnn_125 DouRemy by Wizards
Image credit: Instagram/ @douremy_my "DouRemy by Wizards," a newly inaugurated café nestled in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, precisely within Symphony Square's Section 13, has been introduced to the public by Amalina Anuar and Melissa Foong. Exhibiting a luminous and pristine ambiance, the café's environment exudes an air of comfort and relaxation, ensuring patrons feel at ease within its confines. Serving as a haven for aficionados of pastries, the establishment presents a diverse array of baked delights, designed to satiate even the most discerning sweet cravings.
Among the menu's standout offerings are cream-filled croissants, assorted cookies, and opulent creations such as black sesame croissants, hojicha butter croissants, and banana brownie croissants. However, the cafe's culinary offerings extend beyond sugary confections, encompassing a range of savory options including spicy beef & eggs croissants, pesto portobello pasta, and unagi chasuke rice bowls—ideal choices for those seeking heartier fare.
In tandem with the delectable food selection, DouRemy by Wizards also takes pride in serving a diverse assortment of comforting beverages such as sencha, earl grey, and coffee cold brews. This establishment serves as an ideal sanctuary for procuring a cup of coffee and unwinding with companions or engaging in work-related pursuits. Founded by the same visionaries behind Wizards at Tribeca, DouRemy by Wizards emerges as a promising addition to Kuala Lumpur's bustling café scene. A visit is highly recommended for individuals with a penchant for exceptional cuisine, convivial camaraderie, and an inviting setting. Address: Located in Menara Symphony – 5, Jalan Professor Khoo Kay Kim, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Operating hours: 8 AM – 6 PM Second Date Patisserie by Cubake
Image credit: Instagram/ @parisz "Second Date Patisserie by Cubake," a recently established patisserie-café, emerges as a distinct entity under the discerning observations of Amalina Anuar and Melissa Foong. The establishment features an innovative walnut-laminated ambiance, meticulously crafted to exude an air of uniqueness. Drawing inspiration from French aesthetics, the café's interior resonates with photogenic textures, from the counter to the panels, collectively crafting an atmosphere that seamlessly merges visual allure with inviting warmth. A notable focal point at the café is its brunch menu, a haven for culinary enthusiasts seeking delectable fare. Offerings include the delectable avocado toast complemented by a zesty lemony lavender beverage. The menu also extends to encompass a medley of pastries and tarts, poised to satiate the cravings of those with a penchant for sweets. Whether the intention is to foster a memorable date over brunch or simply savor a cup of coffee alongside delightful pastries, "Second Date Patisserie by Cubake" stands as a must-visit, as detailed by the authors. The fusion of a unique ambiance, tantalizing culinary offerings, and an inviting interior design culminate to render it an idyllic enclave for experiencing relaxation and crafting lasting memories. Address: G-13, Residensi Trion, Off Lebuhraya Sungai Besi, Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, 55200 Kuala Lumpur Operating hours: 9 AM – 6 PM (closed on Wednesdays)