Specialty Coffee In Malaysia: The Top 5 Places To Find Them

Hello Coffee Lovers! If you were asked by a friend to recommend a good speciality coffee place, would you say “There are many cool cafes near me?” Or would you say, “I don’t know any specialty coffee near me?” Even so, how sure are you sure that those are the only cool ones in Malaysia? There are many other cool cafes out there in KL that serves delicious coffee. Let us see what are the Specialty Coffee In Malaysia: The Top 5 Places To Find Them that is worth a visit: 

VCR Cafe

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Source: VCR Instagram 

This makes it to the top on the list of specialty coffee Kuala Lumpur. Located in the central of Kuala Lumpur, this cafe has been one of the most instagrammable specialty coffee cafes in Malaysia. VCR Cafe stands out for its photogenic dark exterior and retro-style interior. Their flavourful coffee is made from roasted in-house beans with measured consistencies. If you are confused about what to get because of their variety of options, you can always have a chat with their friendly baristas for a recommendation. Once the lockdown has eased, be ready to hit up VCR Cafe as it is a have to visit for coffee lovers since it serves one of the top-rated coffee in Malaysia. Not only that, you don’t have to worry about it being crowded since VCR Cafe is at two different locations in Kuala Lumpur.

VCR Bangsar Business Details

Opening Hours: 8 am – 7 pm 

Location: 31, Jalan Telawi 3, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Contact: +603 – 2201 0011

VCR Galloway Business Details

Opening Hours: 8.30 am – 5 pm 

Location: 2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur


Contact: +603 – 2110 2330

Merchant’s Lane 

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Source: Merchant’s Lane Instagram

This coffee shop is a hidden jewel in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur. This cafe has been known for its nature-theme atmosphere with a vintage interior that attracts coffee lovers of all age groups. Their coffee is known for its strong, memorable taste that just hits your taste buds right. Merchant’s Lane is not only known for their coffee but also for their fusion dishes, which goes well with your coffee. If you are looking for an instagrammable place with a nice cup of specialty coffee KL, then Merchant’s Lane is your place. 

Business Details

Opening Hours: 11:30 am to 10 pm (closed on Wednesday)

Location: 150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

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Contact: +603 – 2022 1736

Eight Ounce Coffee Co

Eight Ounce Coffee Co in Kuala Lumpur is the place one of a kind of specialty coffee Malaysia that leaves your taste buds craving for more. In the lively part of Kuala Lumpur, this cafe provides a contemporary ambience with its red and black interior. The moment you step your foot into the cafe, you can whiff the scent of coffee in the air calling you. In addition to savouring their aromatic coffee, you can always enjoy them with their contemporary dishes. Just like VCR Cafe, Eight Ounce Coffee Co is in more than one location. You can even enjoy a warm cup of coffee in a chill surrounding Genting Highlands. 

Suria KLCC Business Details

Opening Hours: 7.30 am to 10.00 pm (Weekdays) & 9.00 am to 10.00 pm (Weekends & Public Holidays)

Location: Unit 115, Level 1, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.


Contact: +603 – 7622 8780

The Gardens Mall Business Details

Opening Hours: 8.00 am to10.00 pm (Weekdays) & 10.00 am to 10.00 pm (Weekends & Public Holidays)

Location: F.K06, First Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact: +603 – 7622 8780

Sky Avenue Mall, Genting Highlands Business Details

Opening Hours: 10.00 am to 10.00 pm

Location: T2-39, Level 1, Sky Avenue, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia.

Contact: +603 – 7622 8780


Pulp is underrated coffee heaven that is in Bangsar for coffee lovers. Besides, they aspire to increase the customer’s engagement with coffee brewing with aesthetically pleasing coffee bars. You will enjoy their brews made from in-house coffee beans. If you ever come across this, you know that it is the best place to chill in KL. 

Business Details

Opening Hours:  8 am to 8 pm 

Location: 29-01 Jalan Riong, Bangsar 59100, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia


Contact: +6012 – 948 3988

Transparent Coffee

Transparent Coffee is in the heart of Bangsar and their specialty coffee is to die for. This is a relatively new cafe and few knew about it. They are known to brew their coffee from their rich and aromatic coffee beans which makes them one of the best coffee in KL. You can enjoy yourself with a cup of brew of the day in a comfy ambience.

Business Details

Opening Hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm.

Location: 6-G, Jalan Abdullah, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur


Contact:+6014 – 333 4521

Enjoy your caffeine fix! Not a coffee lover but craving for some mouthwatering dessert? Fret not, we’ve got you covered. You can check out these Dessert Cafes for your fix.

Shasvini Murali
Shasvini Murali
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