Although Sentul isn’t chock-full of hip cafes like Petaling Jaya is, there are dining havens like Tiffin At The Yard and Artisan’s Playground to check out. That said, sometimes instead of a gastronomic journey, we’d like to just visit a friendly neighbourhood cafe.

So, when you’re in Sentul and looking for somewhere to chill with a friend or perhaps work from a cafe, this list may be of help!

1. Curio Coffee Roaster & Cafe

Although small in size, Curio is a nice place to chill, with ample natural sunlight and a delightful selection of pastries, cakes, and pies. The cafe houses its own roasting room, where they roast their coffee beans, which are also available for purchase in-store. So, coffee enthusiasts, perhaps it’s time to grab a cuppa here.

Zafigo tip: Curio is only a few minutes walk from the MRT Sentul Barat station. It may be hard to spot them at first — the secret is to look for a spiral staircase! Take the spiral staircase up, and you’ll find yourself at their front door.

Address: Rivercity, Lot 468, G26-A, Block G, Rivercity Roof Top, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6012 290 2302

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2. Third Mile Rivercity

Located in the same building as Curio, Third Mile can be found on the ground floor with cosy seats both indoors and outdoors. Natural sunlight streaming through its windows makes this all-day dining restaurant feel inviting, whether you’re here for their all-day breakfasts, lunch, or dinner.

Zafigo tip: Third Mile only opens for dinner on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, which is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a nice dinner out while treating yourself to their wine and cocktail menu.

Address: Lot G-17, Block G, Rivercity, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6011 1137 9386

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3. Three Little Birds Coffee

If you work in the Sentul area, you’ll be happy to hear that Three Little Birds opens at 8am, making it easy to grab coffee or breakfast before heading to the office. This cafe is also home to Artisan Roastery, a speciality coffee roastery at the fringe of Kuala Lumpur city.

That said, the greenery around the outdoor patio of this cafe is a welcome sight — a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. You’ll find standard cafe fare of sandwiches, bagels, pasta, and the lot when you dine here.

Zafigo tip: Be prepared to spend a little extra on parking, as it can get expensive. You’ll be parking inside the D7 Offices Sentul East building, where this cafe is located. Alternatively, it’s an 11-minute walk from LRT Sentul station.

Address: Lot G-18, D7, Jalan Sentul, Sentul, 51000, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6010 832 6249

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4. No.10 Cafe

No. 10 Cafe is known for their outstanding customer service, reflected in an almost perfect Google review rating. The interior is simple, with retro fittings that give the cafe a homey ambience. There’s definitely something for everyone here, as their menu presents a wide variety of options, from croissant sandwiches to waffles, to rice and pasta dishes.

Zafigo tip: They’re located next to Three Little Birds in the same building, so you know the drill when it comes to parking.

Address: Lot G-20, D7, Jalan Sentul, Sentul, 51000, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6019-301 3941

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5. Craf Roasters BBQ

This restaurant in Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) is right beside Sentul Park. With surrounding greenery and space for the young ones to frolic about, it’s undoubtedly become a kid-friendly place to dine. Known for their barbecue meats (especially their smoked beef brisket), Craf Roasters is a great place for dining with the family.

Zafigo tip: Craf Roasters is a 15-minute walk from MRT Sentul Barat station and has great views of the park and lake from its large windows. The restaurant only opens till 6pm, so it’s more of a lunch or early dinner spot. Bring mosquito repellent for the kids if they plan on playing at the park!

Address: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC), Jalan Strachan, Sentul West, 51100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6016 245 0775

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6. Overtime Cafe

WFH folks! Overtime Cafe might just be the perfect place for you. Their opening hours are 12pm to 12am, specifically catering to those who need a cafe to work from. Have lunch, dinner, and tea time at your convenience while you crunch away — they have croffles too! We’re by no means encouraging overworking yourselves, but we know it happens.

Zafigo tip: For those of you driving, here’s their parking guide. If you’re taking public transport, take the free GOKL bus (maroon line) from the LRT Sentul station and get off at the Sentul Village stop. The Sentul Point building, where Overtime Cafe is, will be in your sight.

Address: A1-1, Sentul Point, 8, Jalan Sentul Pasar, Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6019 229 8606

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Known for their coffee and croffles, Today’s by Dalton opened their fourth establishment in Sentul in August 2023. Boasting a minimalist interior, their croffles and beverages are fairly priced, making it an affordable spot for your daily fix of caffeine and tea time snack.

Zafigo tip: Located in the same building (D7 Sentul) as Three Little Birds and No. 10 Cafe, parking here can get expensive. For public transport users, it’s an 11-minute walk from LRT Sentul station. Alternatively, there’s a GOKL bus (Maroon line) available from LRT Sentul or MRT Kampung Batu that makes a stop at D7.

Address: Lot G-13, D7 Jalan Sentul, Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6014 350 6282

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This cosy little cafe is perfect for those who love working from a cafe. Its vibes are quiet and laid-back, offering a nice escape from your home office. Besides coffee, you can get smoothie bowls, pastries, cakes, sandwiches, and bagels too. Your breakfast and lunch will be sorted as you comfortably work here.

Zafigo tip: Melry is located in the same building as Overtime Cafe but in a different block. They’re above 7-Eleven, where there’s an elevator you can take up to Level 2. They only accept cashless payments!

Address: BC-02-6, Level 2, West Wing Sentul Point Suites Apartment, Jln Sentul Pasar, Sentul, 51100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6011 5418 2523

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published on 15 June 2023 and has been updated to include more locations.