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Here are six cafes on our radar in this neck of the woods

1. Yue Coffee Bar

Entering this cafe under a huge old tree is like coming back to a childhood kampung house. Yue Coffee Bar is an open-air home-style cafe that’s refashioned into a watering hole, complete with a mini library with rustic furnishings. Not only do they serve artisanal coffee, both espresso-based and pour-over, they also serve a variety of craft beers. For nosh, the baked sourdough croissants and big breakfast plates are a hit. Look out for roast and barbecue pork (char siu, siu yuk) platter on weekends.  

Yue Coffee Bar | 114, Jalan 15, Batu 11 Cheras, 43200 Cheras, Selangor | Wednesday to Monday, 9am-6pm

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2. The Den

This eatery is popular for crisp crullers made with with homemade milk mochi and topped with a choice of black sesame sprinkles or chunky red beans with gula Melaka. Other local specialties include nasi lemak and mee soto; there are also sandwiches, which have been the thumbs up from patrons. 

The Den | 124-GF, BLK P/D, Jalan Kaskas, Taman Cheras, Kuala Lumpur |  +6012 2012438 | Wednesday to Monday, 10am-11pm

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3. Poppy Kat

Cute felines, all of them rescues, can be found roaming around, looking for some friendly attention. People also come here to treat themselves to the golden brown croffles that come with a wide range of toppings, from the zesty Grapefruit Elderflower Croffles to Japanese Curry with Fried Chicken Croffle. The vibrant orange interior also entices avid Instagrammers.

Poppy Kat | 34A, Jalan Nadchatiram, Taman Taynton View, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur | +6011 54313453 | Friday to Sunday, 9am-10 pm, Monday to Thursday, 10am-6pm 

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4. Chye Seng Foo Coffee Shop

A cosy space for getting some work done and a caffeine fix, lunch and dinner crowds can satiate their hunger with comforting rice bowls, be it the Pan-Seared Salmon Steak or the Chicken & Egg bowl. Looking for something nutty and healthy in the morning? The homemade granola is a good choice. 

Chye Seng Foo Coffee Shop | 268, Jln Cheras, Taman Miharja, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur | +6017 3907896 | Monday to Sunday, 10.30am-9.30pm 

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5. Core by The Mechanic

Boasting a striking white but minimalist interior, this eatery offers a rotating selections of fresh pastries. This month, it highlights Caramel Walnut and Crispy Brownie Croissant and Sausage Cheese Croissant.

Core by The Mechanic | D-G-12 (Ground Floor) Medan Connaught, No. 1, Jln 3/144a, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur | +603- 9108 1828 | Monday to Sunday, 10am-6pm 

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6. Aki’s Kohi

Tuck into homemade sweet treats such as Salted Brownie, Blueberry Crumble Cake, and Marble Butter Loaf in this humble establishment. Or simply unwind with a nice cup of Matcha Latte as Bossa Nova tunes play in the background.  

Aki's Kohi | Lot 2-00-07, Ground Floor, D'alamanda Pudu Ulu Impian IV, Jalan Pudu Impian, Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur | +6016 3018087 | Thursday to Tuesday, 9.30am-5.30pm 

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