Caffeine Chase: Kuala Lumpur

Caffeine Chase: Kuala Lumpur

Yup, you read it right. Every time I visit a big town or city, one of my aims is to find a  G O O D  cup of coffee. I do a little bit of research online to have a starting point & see what's out there, but I do enjoy just getting out there & finding awesome gems myself. & I can simply say, there are some pretty good finds &  G O O D  coffee in KL. 

 Dr.Ink Cafe - 8, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar (Bangsar LRT Station)  

Dr.Ink Cafe - 8, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar (Bangsar LRT Station)
 

Dr.Ink Cafe was a lovely hangout space to escape the busy main streets of KL. I could have stayed here all day if time allowed, however I did spend enough time to take in the atmosphere of the area, the design & feel of the interior, lunch and of course a cup of coffee. I ordered one of their specialties "Presso Bomb" which is a shot of coffee with cream soda. It was too sweet for my liking, but I enjoyed it in the garden nevertheless. 

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 Leaf & co Cafe, 53, Jalan Sultan, Mingle Hostel (Upstairs) (Pasar Seni Station)

Leaf & co Cafe, 53, Jalan Sultan, Mingle Hostel (Upstairs) (Pasar Seni Station)

Leaf & Co Cafe is located in the heart of China Town district, underneath the Mingle Hostel. One of my friends suggested the hostel, & trusting her good taste I looked it up & loved the look of it, therefore I booked in. When I arrived to KL, I googled the address & "thought" I knew where I was going. For the first time ever, I learned that don't always trust google maps, but perhaps do more research before setting off. I'm thankful for the kindness of the locals, they helped me to locate the hostel & one kind man actually gave me a lift. As it turned out, it was on the other side of the city. Well, not all lost, at least, I managed to see the city from the train, in rush hour. 

 Chatty barista & the rooftop bar at Mingle Hostel.

Chatty barista & the rooftop bar at Mingle Hostel.

Once I got to the correct location, I walked into a cafe & then was kindly directed upstairs to my hostel. After checking in, I desperately needed my coffee fix & do some late minute planning of my KL tour. My plan was to spend an hour or two just chilling, but ended up watching the torrential rain in their outside area. I didn't complain at all, as I loved watching life passing by in the rain, chatting with one of the baristas about coffee, life & getting tips on KL. In the end, I ended up getting a pretty awesome Piccolo, exactly the way I like it. After 6pm, if you're in the area, go check out the rooftop bar at Mingle Hostel, it's pretty awesome too. 

 VCR, 2, Jalan Galloway (Hang Tuah Station)   

VCR, 2, Jalan Galloway (Hang Tuah Station)

 

I was heading to VCR Cafe & yet again I was chasing another storm & making it just in time. It's in a nice quiet neighbourhood, at the end of block of houses with a black exterior, beautifully designed. All I wanted to do after getting soaked, was to have a hot cup of coffee & a piece of cake. The choice of cakes there was insane, so yeh I couldn't resist but get a piece. The food looked great & the coffee itself was spot on. 

 Colourful houses on Jalan Galloway, coffee & cake time, shoe selfie after the rain.

Colourful houses on Jalan Galloway, coffee & cake time, shoe selfie after the rain.

 This image summed up my KL tour - always trying to escape the afternoon downpours. 

This image summed up my KL tour - always trying to escape the afternoon downpours. 

 LOKL Coffee Co., 30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee (Masjid Jamek Station) 

LOKL Coffee Co., 30, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee (Masjid Jamek Station) 

LOKL was my last stop before jetting off to Terengganu. I was super happy that it was open early, as just like many other Asian countries not much is open before 10/11am. I met up with two of my friends to say my goodbyes, & have a coffee. LOKL is a pretty trendy hangout with an outside area where many people were already on their laptops working away. 

So, these are just the ones I visited & had the pleasure of enjoying coffee in. There are others such as Feeka Coffee Roasters (I visited but didn't have a coffee, as already had way too many earlier in the day), Three Little Birds, The Hub & Pulp by Papa Palpheta. I can't wait to come back to KL & explore this city more in terms of coffee, its culture & architecture. In Love! 

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