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13 Best Spots for Breakfast and Brunch in KL Malaysia
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Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but they also know that brunch is the one you’re more realistically going to wake up for! In case you’re looking for some incredibly good spots for brunch in KL, you have opened the right article!

Personally, I love brunch. I love coffee, tea and I (shamelessly) love hipster hangouts that play Vance Joy with a moustached, top-knot wielding hunk behind the coffee machine.

If you feel the same, below I’ve made a list of 3 of the best brunch and coffee spots around Kuala Lumpur (hipster barman subject to availability). I’ve also created a list of bonus recommendations at the end of the article that I didn’t get to try out myself; fear not, they come recommended with great reviews and they’re pretty popular.

 

Let’s begin:

3 Amazing places for the best brunch in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - GATW approved!

1 - Merchant’s Lane

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Merchant’s Lane Kuala Lumpur
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Dubbed as the most Instagrammable coffee shop in Kuala Lumpur, you’ll find this café tucked away off the busy streets of Chinatown. Once you arrive, you’ll understand why this café is so popular among the snap-happy ‘grammers. The exposed walls are covered in leafy greens and floral decor, rattan chairs with colourful cushions are dotted around wooden tables and you’ll find picture-perfect corners to settle into while you dig into your dish from their Asian fusion menu.

Yes, this place is very aesthetically pleasing, but this doesn’t mean their food, drinks or service is anything less. I personally loved the chill atmosphere; plus, lots of locals frequent this place, which means it’s more than your classic tourist trap. Would definitely return here! 

NOTE: Yes, this place is super popular but, unfortunately (or luckily, I’m not sure), they don’t take reservations. They work on a simple walk-in system, which means waiting time will depend on your luck!

Merchant’s Lane Kuala Lumpur menu
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WHAT WE HAD:

  • Their signature dessert called Better Than Sex is a great sweet treat: pandan roti with kaya toast flavoured ice cream.
  • Honkie Beef Stew – a delicious mix of flavours, served with mash and gravy.
  • Kg. Sg. Tua – grilled salmon served in a delicious masak lemak chilli padi sauce. I know these are a lot of words, but it’s also a lot of flavours!

USEFUL INFO:

OPENING HOURS: 

Weekdays from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Weekends from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM.

Closed on Wednesdays

ADDRESS: 150 Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

FACEBOOK: Merchant’s Lane 美真林

FOR THE GRAM: @merchantslane

2 - LOKL

LOKL Kuala Lumpur
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I love the ethos at LOKL, the pride they have for being locals from the neighbourhood and their aim to create a shared space where everyone is welcome to meet and eat together. They promise you’ll always find a friendly face there and they encourage you to come to them with questions you may have on what to see or do in the area… Isn’t that absolutely amazing? And they’re right in the historical heart of Kuala Lumpur.

You can get both western coffee and local kopi at LOKL, which is a great way to gain some confidence in making your first kopi order in Malaysia. What is a kopi, you might ask? In short, kopi is black coffee made with Robusta beans instead of Arabica, which have a higher amount of caffeine. Energy rush, we welcome you!

Their food menu is very good and it offers an Asian spin on your international favourites, with a lot of thought put into the flavour combos.

LOKL Kuala Lumpur menu
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WHAT WE HAD:

  • Try a local Kopi! Some options include Kopi O (black with sugar), Kopi C (with condensed milk) or Kopi Kosong (just black).
  • Fried Chicken Adobo & Waffles – for that perfect sweet and savoury blend.
  • For something sweet, their fluffy pancakes are THE bomb.

USEFUL INFO:

OPENING HOURS: Daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

ADDRESS: 30 Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

WEBSITE: loklcoffee.com

FOR THE GRAM: @loklcoffee

3 - Leaf & Co

Leaf & Co Kuala Lumpur
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Leaf & Co Kuala Lumpur
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You’ll find Leaf and Co. inside Mingle Hostel at Julan Sultan KL, right near the well-known shopping street called Petaling Street. The décor is cool with a retro swing chair set in the corner, a mishmash of stools and shabby-chic walls with peeling paints and wallpapers. The style is that of a post-modern kopitiam that perfectly matches their menu of traditional Malay dishes with an international twist.

This historical coffee shop is a perfect choice for the best brunch in KL with Banh Mi sandwiches, chicken satay, doughnuts, marshmallows, pasta, coffee, milkshakes and everything in-between.

Leaf & Co Kuala Lumpur food
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WHAT WE HAD:

  • For all of you that have a sweet tooth, I recommend you try their Oreo shake topped with a chocolate-covered doughnut. It looks and tastes amazing!
  • For something a bit lighter, their mushroom bruschetta was a perfect choice.

USEFUL INFO:

OPENING HOURS: Daily from 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM.

ADDRESS: 53 Mingle Hostel, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

FACEBOOK: leaf & co. cafe

FOR THE GRAM: @leafandco_cafe

RELATED READ: Top 10 Instagrammable Places in KL, Malaysia

BONUS: 10 Other notable brunch places in KL

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If you’re a breakfast or brunch lover just like me (seriously, I could eat breakfast food any time of the day!), then 3 recommendations are definitely not enough. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we need to eat every day, right?

This is exactly why, after extensive research, I made this additional bonus list with some of the best brunch places in KL I could find on the web. I, unfortunately, didn’t get to try these spots out, but I’ve only heard amazing things about them. Maybe you’ll check them out for your next Sunday brunch in KL, eh?

1 – BREAKFAST THIEVES KL

This super cool and super popular KL breakfast cafe is definitely one of the best choices out there. They have everything you can think of, from the classic French breakfast dish Croque Madame to granola, toast, fresh fruit and, of course, some excellent coffee. Breakfast Thieves was born in Melbourne, Australia, but their location in Kuala Lumpur has increased in popularity as well recently – and with good reason!

Find it on Google Maps here.

2 – FEEKA COFFEE ROASTERS

 If you’re looking for specialty coffee paired with filling brunch dishes and incredible desserts, this should be your choice. A visit to Feeka in Changkat Bukit Bintang means indulging in delicious food (ricotta pancakes, eggs on toast, poached eggs, smashed avo on sourdough toast, tacos and lots more) while relaxing in their cosy, sun-drenched tiny front yard.

Find it on Google Maps here.

3 – THE HUNGRY TAPIR

If you love pastel pink, search no further than this cute food spot on Petaling Street. They have lots of vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes on their menu (sweet potato fries, vegan meatballs, miso ramen, tempeh bowls, veggie burgers and more!). And seasonal cocktails, too!

Find it on Google Maps here.

4 – NIKO NEKO MATCHA

Matcha lovers (myself included), this one’s for you! Niko Neko is known to serve some of the best matcha drinks in the entire city, from colourful lattes to green tea mocktails. On their website, you can also find matcha powders to buy, because yes, they make their own!

Find it on Google Maps here and here.

5 – NIPPORI BISTRO

I like big breakfasts and I cannot lie! Nippori Bristo is a well-known Asian Fusion restaurant that also has a special breakfast menu that combines English and Japanese dishes, which sounds absolutely wonderful if you ask me. Regardless of whether you love sweet or savoury brunch dishes, you’ll find lots of options here. One note, though: this place has a reservation-only policy and you can reserve your spot using the link on their Instagram profile @nipporibistro.

Find it on Google Maps here.

RELATED READ: Ultimate Foodie Guide: Where to Eat in KL, Malaysia + Foods to Try

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6 – BIRCH

If you’re up for a bit of waiting (especially if you’re visiting during the weekend), this is where you’ll find (probably) the best Sunday brunch in KL. Shakshouka, a classic English breakfast, fried chicken burgers and more, plus a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere – for me, this sounds like the perfect brunch combo!

Find it on Google Maps here.

7 – COMMON MAN COFFEE ROASTERS KL

This place might be for the common man, but their coffee brews are definitely not common! In fact, some people mention that here at CMCR you can find some of the best coffee in the entire city. And their breakfast-brunch menu is pretty damn cool too: fluffy pancakes, veggie dishes and club sandwiches. This one may be a bit on the pricier side, but the entire setting is surely worth it. Plus, they have an all-day brunch menu!

Find it on Google Maps here.

8 – YEAST BISTRONOMY

If you’re looking for a classic Parisian restaurant in the heart of Bangsar, Yeast Bistronomy is definitely the best breakfast cafe in KL. Their main chef worked in Michelin-starred restaurants, so you’ll know for sure that the food will be top-notch. You can choose from classic egg dishes, fresh pastries and some French staples such as smoked duck, for example. 

Find it on Google Maps here.

9 – NUTMEG

Here’s another KL breakfast place that offers an all-day breakfast menu – one of my favourite concepts ever! They have lots of delicious dishes on their menu to choose from such as classic French toast, sausages, cakes and pastries, all made in-house, which I think is pretty great. Plus, they periodically showcase local artists in their cafe bar, which is designed to look homey and chill.

Find it on Google Maps here.

10 – PICKLE & FIG

Let’s end this list in style with one of the most stylish spots out there for a nice breakfast in KL, regardless of whether you’re going out during a weekday or weekend. Their menu is bursting with incredible combos: pastrami sandwiches, colourful smoothies, granola bowls, seafood pasta, luxurious salads and more. The interior design is super pretty as well and the entire place has lots of potential for Instagrammable pictures!

Find it on Google Maps here.

This was my complete list of superb brunch spots in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! Regardless if you’re a passionate foodie looking for the best breakfast in KL or a generously-sized brunch at any given hour during the day or evening, I’m absolutely sure you’ll find a perfect choice for you in one of my two lists above. The first list presents 3 gorgeous brunch spots that I visited and tested myself, while in the second, I included some extra options that are super popular among tourists and locals alike, but that I didn’t get to visit myself. Regardless, I’m sure you’ll be in good hands!

I’m 100% sure I missed lots of other good brunch spots too – there are so many in KL, it would be impossible to combine them all in a single post! But if you have a favourite spot that I missed, do let me know in the comments below and maybe I’ll check it out during my next trip to Kuala Lumpur.

In case you need more help planning your trip to Kuala Lumpur, I recommend clicking here to find all my posts about this amazing city. And here you’ll find all my articles and stories about Malaysia. Enjoy your reading!

 

xoxo,

Melissa

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    I’m a travel enthusiast, content creator and sun seeker extraordinaire! I love a good matcha latte, am obsessed with hats and like to give human names to the stray animals that I befriend on my travels ( I’m talking about you, Lesley!) In 2018 I took the leap and switched my London lifestyle for continuous adventures abroad.

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