12 Cafes in Petaling Street To Visit For Your Next Cafe-Hunt
Petaling Street is known to be one of the best places for cafes that offer scrumptious food and drinks. Plus, some of these cafes are so aesthetic, you can put on your go-to dresses and capture some insta-worthy shots too! If you’re not sure which cafes in Petaling Street to visit first, we rounded up some of the recommended options where customers left a bunch of positive reviews online to save you the trouble of thinking where to go first!
12 Cafes in Petaling Street
1. Merchant’s Lane
Aside from being Instagram-worthy, Merchant’s Lane offers unique Asian or Western meals and desserts that’ll satisfy your taste buds. Some of the bestsellers include Butter Chicken Pasta and Kai Fan 4.0. As for their dessert, try their ‘Better Than Sex’ which is roti jala topped with kaya flavoured ice cream.
Address: 150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 11.30am to 9pm, Weekends, 10.30am to 9pm
2. The Hungry Tapir
If you’re in need of good vegan food, The Hungry Tapir is where you should head to! Aside from the portions being quite big, even if you’re not vegan, you’ll enjoy their menu such as Ulam Fried Rice, Pink Bun Burger, Jungle Laksa and Truffled Mac & Cheese. Their cookies and smoothies are all vegan too!
Address: 135, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 12pm to 10pm. Friday & Saturday, 12pm to 12am
3. Wildflowers Restaurant & Bar
Another one of those Instagrammable bars and cafes in Petaling Street that offers a colonial feel upon entering. Their must-try items would be the Unagi, MaPo Tofu Nacho and Chicken Katsu Berempah.
Most people would head over here for their wide selection of cocktails. One of their bestselling cocktails is the ones with Tuak.
The major downside about this cafe is the parking - can be difficult to find and though you can park at Four Points Sheraton located nearby, it’s quite expensive - going up to RM10 for 2 hours.
Address: 153, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, closed. Friday, 3pm to 11.30pm. Saturday & Sunday, 12pm to 11.30pm
4. Bubble Bee Cafe
Craving for some egg waffles? Bubble Bee Cafe is one of the best cafes in Petaling Street that offers the perfect egg waffles which comes with a free americano! For something a little different, you should try the Butterfly Pea Tea with Honey Lemon, Coconut Shake or any of their matcha drinks. They also offer mains such as panini, pasta and wraps.
Address: 139, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Thursday to Monday, 9am to 6pm. Tuesday & Wednesday, closed.
5. Yew Yew KL
One of the well-known minimalist cafes in Petaling Street which offers great coffee and cakes. They are famous for delicious Croffles, which is soft and buttery on the inside while crispy on the outside. It comes with various flavours including Biscoff & Sugar Cinnamon and Choco Almond.
Address: 63-D, Ground Floor, Bangunan Ka Yin, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 5pm
6. Niko Neko Matcha 2.0
Calling all matcha lovers out there! If you can’t live without matcha, you’ll love Niko Neko Matcha 2.0, deemed as the best cafes in Petaling Street that offers delicious matcha desserts and drinks!
Aside from matcha, they also offer hojicha and genmaicha options. One thing to bear in mind is that parking is quite difficult and during peak hours, you would have to queue up.
Address: 181, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am to 5.30pm
7. Leaf & Co. Cafe
Offering a 70s atmosphere, this is one of the unique cafes in Petaling Street which provides a comfortable ambience for some coffee or Western and Asian meals. You’ll be listening to Chinese oldies songs while hanging out with your loved ones. They also offer a wide variety of croissants such as salted egg and crispy chicken.
Address: 53, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 9pm
8. Vintage 1988
Vintage 1988 is another one of the insta-worthy cafes in Petaling Street that offers a vintage feel. There are unique drinks here as well such as Black Coconut, Dirty Latte and Iced Pandan Coconut Milk Latte. For meals, you should try their burgers which come in red coloured buns.
Address: 34, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am to 8pm
9. Malaya Garden
A three-story cafe with an instagrammable swirly staircase to take pictures at! There’s also a garden rooftop area to dine in. The meals offered are a mixture of Western and Local cuisines like Laksa Curry Pasta and Sweet & Sour Chicken Rice. You can even find common local delights such as curry puff and traditional kuih muih.
Address: 1A, Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 3pm & 3.30pm to 9pm
10. Luckin Kopi
Luckin Kopi is somewhat similar to your regular kopitiam, but it’s known as one of the must-try cafes in Petaling Street for a more modernised kopitiam filled with heritage brick walls and high ceilings.
You can find all your local favourites including Rojak, Indo Mee, Nasi Lemak, to name a few. Most customers pay a visit for breakfast. While you’re here, be sure to try the 5 states coffee that comes in five cups of coffee which are all inspired by the five states of Peninsular Malaysia.
Address: 14, Jalan Panggong, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. Saturday & Sunday, 8.30am to 6pm
11. Beryl’s Chocolate
Love all things chocolate? While you’re looking for chocolate cafes in Petaling Street, you should check out Beryl’s Chocolate as it has a chocolate shop, chocolate museum and of course the chocolate cafe to indulge the chocolate desserts or drinks.
Address: Lot 18, Jalan Panggong, City Centre.
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm
12. Pandan Republic
It’s easy to spot this cafe in Petaling Street as it is painted with a yellow, white and blue exterior. If you’re not sure what to order, you should try the Sambal Fried Egg Rice and Lei Cha. As for desserts, the recommended options would be the Pandan Layer Cake and Gula Melaka Cheesecake.
Address: Lorong Panggung, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Sunday to Tuesday, 10am to 5.30pm/ Wednesdays, closed.