What’s not to love about cafés? It’s the go-to place for catching up with friends, families, or even a casual meeting. The ambience and interior of a café give inspiration or a sense of peace that comes with free Wi-Fi, yummy treats and coffee that will keep you energetic and fresh. What’s better than the average coffee shop? Well, themed cafés, of course.
As soon as you see the exterior and interior of the café, you’ll be immersed with their furniture, menu, staff uniform and even themed drinks. These locations are ‘Instagram-able’ as said by millennials on the popular social media app. Due to their unique appearance, these cafés usually trend and become viral on various social media platforms.
This wide outreach leads to long queues and bookings to frequent the cafés. Not only in Kuala Lumpur, there are many themed cafés popping up all over Malaysia to cater to the locals and tourists. Here are a few famous themed restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that you should visit:
1. Chemistry Café + Lab
Chemistry Lab Café serves you coffee with a laboratory experience. We have been taught not to eat in the lab, but here, you can break the rules! The fun and vibrant presentation of the café is excellent. Food is served in pans and drinks in a beaker complete with lab apparatus. It’s a great way to fool around with memories of being in the lab and
The crowd’s favourite is their signature dish; beef lasagne. You should try it out! The Belgian waffle is also a dessert not to be missed. The café is located at Shah Alam if you want to try the delightful dishes there.
2. TOKB Café
TOKB café is short for ‘Taste of Kota Bharu’ that give you a military theme meant to pay tribute to war heroes from the past. This café mainly serves Kelantanese food for those that want a taste of home in the city. The signature dish on the menu is the Nasi Kerabu with original Kelantanese budu (anchovies sauce). The place is quiet enough for you to chill and escape from a busy day.
The decor is full of historic artefacts and items that belong to the owner. Drop by for a visit of TOKB Café at Petaling Jaya.
3. Shire Café
This café is inspired by the movie and books of The Lord of the Ring. Lord of the Ring’s fans will be amazed by this themed coffee place. For those familiar with the lore, The Shire is the home of hobbits and the café interior is designed to look similar to a hobbit’s house. Besides, the decor is full of wall art and Tolkienesque maps.
In fact, they even a 3D wall art of a Hobbit’s house. Enjoy the cosy and quiet setting while sipping coffee or tea. Located in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, drop by to experience a tiny bit of LOTR.
4.La Fluer x Uniqorn
If you’re into pink and unicorns, then this is the perfect place for you! With every inch of La Fluer decorated in pink, prepare to take plenty of photos.
Enjoyable and fun, it’s a cheery place to visit even if you don’t particularly like unicorns or the colour pink. Take a bite of their rainbow cake or unicorn cake and get ready for la-la land! Located at Sunway Geo Avenue, go discover the other end of the rainbow now! Also, the café utilises Halal-ingredients and is pork-free!
5.Leaf & Co
Set in an old shophouse, Leaf & C0 instantly brings back the sense of nostalgia and historic architecture. The rustic, broken wall interior blends and the small walkways give off rustic and heritage vibes.
If you like the feeling of old school and greenery, you’ll love this café! Drop by for a visit at City Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Yes, it’s Halal!
6. DC Comics Super Heroes Café
Calling all DC fans! Besides the cool DC merchandise and clothing in the main retail store, the DC Comics Super Heroes Café offer fans a DC experience with themed drinks and plates and cups. Fun fact, this is not just any themed café; it is a licensed café, with only two outlets in Malaysia. Find them at Petaling Jaya and Sunway Putra Mall.
Immerse yourself in the world of DC with cakes, pastries and Western food. Take photos of and with the large superhero statues. They stay true to the theme that even the ice cubes have the shape of the Superman logo.
‘I am batman chocolate toffee’ and ‘Smallville café Mocha’ is a drink that everyone would die or. Every penny you spent on the food here is worthy.
The themed cafés don’t attract only diner but also fans of the theme, in general. From the design, foods, drinks and atmosphere can bring you into the world of comics, movies and retro atmosphere. The themed cafes are not only Instagram worthy but also worth your money, time and tummy.
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Article Written By Evans
Evans Hu is a foody at heart. He is always on the look out to explore best places to dine in Klang Valley. When he’s free, he often goes on a “culinary trip” out of Klang Valley with his friends and family.