After a long week at work, don’t you find yourself craving for some good food with a good view to escape the hustle and bustle that the city life so demands? Well, rejoice as we have listed these 7 immensely GORGEOUS garden-themed cafes in KL and PJ for your convenience. Soon, you might even find yourself coming back every week!
1. One Half x Ilaika
This café may be one of the firsts to include the plant-themed concept in Klang Valley. The lush greenery and aesthetically pleasing interior draw Instagrammers to the front door. However, One Half x Ilaika is more than just a pretty café.
The sign located in front of the store “This way to great coffee” is not an exaggeration. If you’re a coffee connoisseur, you’ll immediately appreciate the handcrafted coffees served at the café. Keith Koay, the owner of One Half and crowned barista champion of Malaysia in 2016, ensures each cup of coffee served will leave you satisfied and coming back for more.
One Half also serves a selection of freshly baked goods, such as cakes and sourdough, to go with your drink. All in all, this café is a highly recommended spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Address: 17, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hours: 8.00 AM – 11.00 PM (Daily)
2. Merchant’s Lane
If you’re planning on going café hopping with your friends, Merchant’s Lane should definitely be on your list. The interior of the captures a rustic outlook with a modern touch, turning the spot to an Instagrammable heaven. The café also has a semi-outdoor seating, decorated with natural greens to look like a mini garden. It is a great spot to go with your friends to catch-up.
Merchant’s Lane is also known for coming up with quirky names for their meals. The South China Sea – the café’s popular choice – consists of grilled salmon served with salsa, hash and poached egg. There are also more delicious food options, like the Port Klang, Kg. Sg. Tua Pipits Nest and more worth exploring at this café. However, you may want to visit the café earlier than intended as it may get pretty crowded during lunch and dinner hours.
Address: 150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: Mondays – Fridays (11.30 AM – 9.30 PM);Saturdays & Sundays (9.30 AM – 9.30 PM) *Closed on Wednesdays
3. Botanica & Co
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and drown yourself in an atmosphere of lush greenery and relaxing atmosphere. Inspired by botanics, Botanica & Co has created a greenhouse-themed café where customers will get the feeling of dining outdoors amongst the beautiful leafy greens.
Among all the cafes listed, my money goes to Botanica & Co for paying special attention to their aesthetically pleasing decor and the delicious foods served.
Feel free to browse through their menu by clicking here.
Address: G5, 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: Mondays – Thursdays (11.30 AM – 10.00 PM);Fridays (11.30 AM – 12.00 AM);Saturdays (9.30 AM – 12.00 AM);Sundays (9.30 AM – 10.00 PM)
4. Café Tujoh
Nestled in the neighbourhood of Section 17, Petaling Jaya, Café Tujoh is a great spot to unwind during the weekend. The café’s immensely relaxing atmosphere also allows for a perfect spot to catch up with your friends and talk until the sun goes down. The food served at Cafe Tujoh makes for a hearty meal indeed. The popular choices of the café include the Soft-Shell Crab Creamy Tomyam Pasta, Fat Fish & Thin Chips and the Banger & Mash.
In terms of environment, you’ll immediately appreciate the café’s distinctive and contrasting setting – a comfortable modern interior with a lush greenery courtyard. If you’re planning to visit Tujoh anytime soon, be on the lookout for the iconic wall displaying vintage televisions and radios.
Address: 617, Jalan 17/10, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hours: Mondays – Thursdays (11.00 AM – 11.00 PM);Fridays & Saturdays (11.00 AM – 12.00 AM);Sundays (11.00 AM – 10.00 PM)
5. Café Aether Café
The hidden gem of TTDI – Aether Café! This café is known for serving wholesome and hearty foods that will put a smile on your face after a long week of work. The interior of the café is simple and cosy, a perfect spot to read a book or to catch up with your friends.
If you take a seat by the window, you have the chance of enjoying a beautiful leafy green view whilst indulging in your meal.
Address: 48, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: Mondays (10.00 AM – 7.00 PM);Wednesdays – Saturdays (10.00 AM – 8.00 PM);Sundays (9.00 AM – 7.00 PM) *Closed on Tuesdays
6. Lisette’s Café & Bakery
At Lisette’s, you’ll immediately appreciate the warm and welcoming ambience, accompanied by immense greenery. It is also worth mentioning that this café is a paradise for vegetarians as Lisette’s Mediterranean-inspired vegetarian dishes that burst with flavour, colour and variety.
Head on down on Tuesdays and Fridays to indulge in a plethora of vegetarian-friendly dishes that would even attract meat lovers.
You can view the menu from their website by clicking here.
Address: 8, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 8.00 AM – 6.00 PM (Daily)
7. Chocha Foodstore
Chocha, which translates to “sit and drink tea” in the Hakka dialect, is another great place to chill with your friends. The café is known for offering a great selection of tea that any tea enthusiast would surely appreciate.
Find yourself sipping the steaming-hot pots of Aged Fujian Shui Hsein from Mount Wuyi or the Shizuoka Sencha – a perfect place for a “yum cha” session with your friends. The food here does not fall short as Chocha is also known for serving unbelievably fusion dishes with a creative twist. You’ll be able to enjoy your meal with friends at the long wooden tables that add to the rustic interior of the café.
You can view the menu from their website by clicking here.
Address: NO 156, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 11.00 AM – 11.00 PM*Closed on Mondays
Garden-Themed Cafes in KL & PJ
There you have it – 7 beautiful garden-themed cafes in KL and PJ for you to visit, relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city life. For more food options, visit the foodpanda app! Just a few clicks and food will be right at your doorstep.
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