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Instagrammable Cafes- Kuala Lumpur

On a recent trip to Malaysia I discovered a burgeoning café/dessert scene.

The décor in these cafes appear to have been specifically designed  for Instagram and the food is mostly western with Asian influences and flavour combinations.

These cafes starkly contrast the no frills hawker stalls which sell excellent food but can sometimes lack ambiance. Be prepared to fork out a  lot more dosh at these cafes however- pretty comes at a price!  For your reference, a coffee at these type of establishments will set you back 10 ringgit or more (you can buy a plate of noodles from a hawker stall for around 6 ringgit).

Here are 3 “instagrammable cafes” in Kuala Lumpur which I visited during my visit:

Thursdvys

Pronounced simply as “Thursdays” (The “v” is used as a marketing tool) one of the owners of this café used to study in Melbourne and it shows. The café design is achingly cool and they make pretty good coffee too!  Bonus points for being a café that is kind to cats- they put out food for tem and cats will often be found lounging in the outdoor part of the café.

Address: 22, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Softsrve

Another misspelt word, another cute café. Specifically a dessert café which specialises in (duh) softserve ice cream. The base flavours offered are cereal milk (influenced from the famous cereal milk softserve from Milk Bar in New York), chocolate and oolong tea. You then choose your choice of topping. Dry ice is placed in a separate bottom cup, which creates a mystical, ethereal mist of smoke that serves no flavour purpose but looks ridiculously cool .

I had the cereal milk, and to be honest, I felt It lacked depth and flavour. It was a little bit bland and the ice cream itself was creamy but not indulgent.

The oolong tea was quite strong in flavour and a bit bitter. Personally I think this could have been milder so as not to compete so strongly with the toppings.

Anywhoo, flavour aside, the softserves  and décor are very aesthetically pleasing.

Address: Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

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Second Sundays

Textured white plaster walls with adorable ornaments- the perfect background for capturing food shots.

Btw this café does an awesome dish of pandan pancakes, cococnut ice cream and gula mulaka syrup – I’m drooling thinking of this flavour combination.

Address: 31, Jalan SS 22/19, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

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