There are many ☕coffee shops and cafes everywhere in Klang Valley, and many are aesthetically pleasing. While some people might find joy in ordering a cup of coffee for Instagram, others might not. Real coffee lovers would want to visit a place that serves good coffee for coffee addicts with sophisticated taste buds! But how do you know which one offers good coffee? Check out these 7 best cafes & coffee shops in Klang Valley that might be your salvation.
Are you an adventurous coffee lover who is constantly looking for new tastes? If yes, then you have to go to the CO2 Coffee Bar. However, be warned as this is not a place that serves traditional coffee. They specialise in Cofftail, which is a fusion of coffee and mocktail. At night, you get to enjoy their ?☕alcoholic coffee.
Each cup of coffee comes with a piece of paper inscribed with descriptions of its ingredients. Now you might think that they simply throw in a couple of 🍑🍈fruits into the coffee to come out with their Coftail. Well, guess what, you are wrong! To make a nice cup of Coftail, they carefully selected the type of bean to match its flavour with the suitable fruits and ingredients.
The sleek and minimalist interior gives it a nice and clean ambience. The white countertop, floor, table and chair make it look futuristic and make you want to handle your cup of ☕coffee carefully so that none drips on the white surfaces.
Must try: Secret Drink
⏰Hours: 10am - 12am (Sun - Thurs), 10am - 1am (Fri & Sat)
📍Address: E3.109.00, level 3 Pavilion Bukit Jalil, Bandar Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Looking for a speciality coffee roastery that focuses on different bean profiles? moka & grain (yes, small letters) is the one! It also doubles as a cafe so that coffee lovers to sit down and enjoy their cup of ☕coffee with delicious 🥐pastries. It is a new cafe that not only serves good coffee but also has an 📸Instagrammable interior.
If you have no idea which ☕coffee to pick, the barista will explain the coffee profiles and recommend the blend that suits you best! You should try the Maple Smoked Biscoff S’mores Latte. It is served in a very unique way that will take you by surprise. You have to see the way they smoke it! It's very cool.
On a side note, moka & grain pays attention to every complaint and feedback from customers because they strive to improve their service and coffee! So if you have any feedback after visiting their cafe, feel free to let them know!
Must try: Maple Smoked Biscoff S’mores Latte.
⏰Hours: 11am - 6pm (Weekdays), 11am - 7pm (Weekends), Tue closed
📍Address: 8, Jalan USJ 9/5t, Subang Business Centre, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Afloat Coffee Roaster opened on the 24th of May 2022 and is helmed by a husband and wife team, Jimmy and Leng. They are baristas with years of experience in their repertoire. Being a coffee roastery, they roast their own single-origin beans (obviously). They serve 3 types of ☕coffee which are macro, micro and unique (which reflects the origin of the coffee).
The coffee aroma is so rich that you can already smell it from the stairs leading up to the 2nd floor. If you are 🙅♀️🐄lactose-intolerant, no worries because they have an oat milk option from Oatside. Their food menu is simple, just 🥯bagels and 🥨pastries from Dou Dou Bake to pair with their specialty coffees which can all get you addicted in no time.
Coffee lovers will love this place because it is spacious, and the minimalist brown interior provides a cosy ambience. This cafe is also very Instagramable, especially the balcony with a panoramic view overlooking the greenery. If you want to relax while enjoying your cup of ☕specialty coffee, do not come on the weekends and public holidays because the seats are limited and can get crowded.
Must try: Latte (might not be on the menu but you can ask them), Filter Coffees.
⏰Hours: 10am - 6pm (Mon closed)
📍Address: 2-15, Second Floor, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 13, Arked Esplanad, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Coffees in House of Kendal Cafe are as local and original as you can get because they grow, mill, roast and brew their own coffees in Batu Pahat, Johor! It is a family business revived by father and son duo Esham Salam and Adam just a couple of years ago after a 🔥fire that burned down their family’s coffee farm in the 1960s.
They specialise in homegrown Liberica (grown, milled & roast) and Arabica (roast). Their coffee beans are roasted at least 3 times a week to ensure freshness. Besides specialty coffees, they also serve ☕Kopi Bagan which is 100% Liberica beans for traditionalists who favour traditional coffee or kopi kampung.
You can pair your cup of ☕coffee with their 🥯bagels and nasi lemak. This cafe has a nice indoor ambience and boulevard-style outdoor seating with a lake view. So if you are looking for a quiet place with tranquil surroundings, this is it!
⏰Hours: 8:15am - 5pm, 9am - 5pm (Sat), Sun closed
📍Address: D-08-02, Plaza, Jalan SS 7/13a, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Elephant Republic is easily spotted with its white-washed 2-storey terrace house remodelled as a cafe. Away from the busy streets and along an alley, this cafe is surprisingly 🤳Instagramable with its similarly white-washed interior coupled with wooden & rattan furniture, brown floorings and lots of green plants.
The courtyard also gives a holiday vibe with the white-painted concrete seats and gravelled ground, which looks pretty zen. They are also selling some cute blue T-shirts with their white elephant logos. Plus, there is a 🔮tarot reading on Sundays from 12.30pm to 2.30pm!
Their speciality is 🥥coconut-infused drinks and ☕coffees, especially the signature Iced Coconut Latte. If you love coconut, you’re going to love its fragrant coconut aroma. It is also a perfect place for brunch as they have a variety of food like sandwiches, 🍝pasta, 🍕pizzas and 🥞breakfast set. If you are feeling adventurous, you should try their Tom Yum Soda😶.
Must try: Iced Coconut Latte
⏰Hours: 8am - 6pm (Tue closed)
📍Address: 7, Jalan Rembia, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tucked in an industrial area, this cafe is a hidden gem for coffee lovers in Klang Valley. It’s pretty unconventional, but that is where the charm is. The interior is designed with an industrial look with exposed vents & pipes, mismatched 💡light bulbs, a concrete floor, grey-painted walls and metal railings.
At Beam (Bean Expedition at Manufactory), you can enjoy a hearty lunch with their ☕coffee. There are a lot of yummy western and local delicacies, including traditional local kuih like kuih kosui and curry puff.
This 🐶dog-friendly cafe is run by a bunch of friendly and attentive youngsters. They have over 10 choices of single-origin coffees with a wide range of premium specialty coffees. Beam takes serious care in the consistency and quality of their roasts which is why their coffees are so good.
⏰Hours: 9:30am - 5pm (Tue closed)
📍Address: 25, Jalan Gangsa SD 5/3b, Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Established in 2017, 43 Coffee takes pride in their custom roasted coffees. Now you might be wondering why 43? Unbeknownst to many, 43 is the lot number of a bungalow in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI). They intended to establish the cafe and roastery with it but were not approved by the municipal council. Then, they found this gem, an ex-office space (also in TTDI) and opened the cafe here. Whereas their roastery is in a warehouse space in Section 16, Shah Alam.
Located on the 2nd floor, this cafe is usually pretty quiet. However, if you find it not quite enough, there is a quiet zone for you to enjoy your ☕aromatic coffee. Their head barista is very knowledgeable about their coffees & machines and would even divulge his brewing techniques to you! They also carry a wide selection of good beans that are typically only a few days old, and you can buy them to bring back home. From time to time, there will be private events that you can join like a coffee buffet and coffee tasting, so make sure to follow their social media closely for announcements.
⏰Hours: 10am - 6pm
📍Address: 14A, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
If you love ☕coffee, then these 7 best cafes & roasteries should definitely be on your list of places to check out! It won't be long before you find the one that pulls you in with its tempting aroma of coffee and other specialties.