In the ever-busy streets of Bangsar and the heart of Kuala Lumpur, coffee lovers find solace in the comforting embrace of a freshly brewed cup of java. The quest for the perfect caffeine fix has become a daily ritual in a city that never sleeps.
It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is; it’s always a good time for coffee. From hidden gems to well-established favourites, these coffee havens promise to elevate your daily routine. Whether you’re a seasoned coffee connoisseur or just looking for a quick pick-me-up, these coffee spots have you covered; they’re also perfect for those who just want to grab and go.
1. Peep, Bangsar
A personal favourite and, hands down, the best coffee spot in Bangsar, Peep Coffee is a true hidden gem. Nestled inside Vernakular, a sunglasses store, it’s easy to overlook if you don’t know where to find it. Their brews will surely delight any coffee lover, thanks to their selection of local and imported beans.
Parking can be a challenge in the ever-busy streets of Telawi, but they offer curbside pickup, making it ideal for those seeking a quick coffee fix. And don’t limit yourself to their perfectly brewed coffees; try their sandwiches as well.
Address: Located inside Vernakular Store, 33, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6018 465 0733
2. VCR Ritchie, Ampang
Since their debut in 2013 at Jalan Galloway, VCR has grown a loyal following and now boasts three different outlets, all uniting coffee lovers and those who appreciate good food. Also on this author’s favourite list, VCR’s coffee is some of the best in town, and sure, they’re slightly on the pricier end, but I promise it’s worth the splurge. Parking here depends solely on your luck, so be prepared to have someone wait in the car while you dash in for a takeaway order.
Address: 319, Ritchie’s Pavilion, Persiaran Ritchie, Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 4265 2008
3. Feeka Coffee Roasters, Bukit Bintang
Expect your usual coffee fare at Feeka, a top priority here. Known for their expertly roasted beans and artisanal brews, Feeka offers the perfect grab-and-go experience. Whether you need a quick caffeine fix or seek a delightful morning pick-me-up, their meticulously crafted coffees cater to every taste. With a central location in the bustling Bukit Bintang district, it’s the ideal spot to fuel up with exceptional coffee before exploring the streets of Downtown KL.
Address: 19 Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2110 4599
4. Starbucks Drive-Thru, Ampang
Okay, hear me out. Ever since I discovered artisanal coffee, Starbucks seemed like a distant memory. However, one day, I found myself in the middle of nowhere with no cafe in sight. Lo and behold, I stumbled upon a Starbucks and decided to give their Americano a shot, which surprisingly wasn’t bad. So, with plenty of drive-thru spots around the Klang Valley (though more should pop up), this coffee chain makes grab-and-go super easy.
Address: 4258 & 4259, Jalan Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6013 333 7015
5. Sugarbrew, Sri Hartamas
Another spot for those searching for a quick and delightful coffee experience in Hartmas is Sugarbrew. With a rep for serving superbly crafted brews, this unique spot is the go-to destination for coffee aficionados on the move. Its convenient location in Sri Hartamas ensures you can effortlessly grab and go, whether you’re a busy local or a visitor exploring the area. Their cookies are to die for, so please grab some!
Address: 58 Jalan Sri Hartamas 18, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480
Contact: +6011 5404 4841
6. Costa Coffee, Bangsar
If you’re a fan of speciality and flavoured coffee, you’ll be very familiar with Costa Coffee, which is available at most Shell petrol stations. Still, the one in Bangsar Shopping Centre is the ultimate destination for coffee lovers seeking both classics and specialities.
Their speciality and flavoured lattes, infused with various delectable flavours, add a unique twist to your daily caffeine ritual. Their indulgent Frappuccino drinks offer a refreshing alternative for those looking to cool off, especially in the Malaysian heat.
Address: Lot GK9, Ground Floor, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6016 230 3098
7. Optimist Coffee, Kuala Lumpur
Optimist Coffee is all about grab-and-go, and with three locations within Kuala Lumpur (Ampang Park LRT, Lot 10, Menara YTL), getting your caffeine fix will be easy and fuss-free! Located in a pretty accessible alley, this place is quickly building a loyal fanbase, thanks to its speciality coffee. Be sure to follow them on social media, as they often have pop-ups all around Klang Valley!
Address: SE1 Side Entrance Facing Jalan Bukit Bintang Lot 10, Shopping Centre, 50, Jln Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6016 230 3098