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Get familiar with the coffee, cakes, charcuterie, and charcoal in Bukit Bintang and Ceylon Hill, in the bustling heart of KL city centre

1. Bottega Mediterranea

For as long as Bottega continues to serve up its impressive selection of charcuterie, pastas, and pizzas, consider your Italian groceries and dining cravings taken care of. Take your dinner parties to the next level with its Insta-worthy charcuterie and cheese boxes and don't forget to also place an order for a perfectly paired bottle of Italian wine to quench your thirst while feasting on some of the best slices of asiago and slivers of prosciutto.

For a more carbo-filled meal, go for the Sorrento, a satisfying plate of gnocchi drenched in fresh tomato and basil sauce with mozzarella. With dine-in and delivery services, it can be an option for any occasion whether it be a date night out or a family movie night in.

Bottega Mediterranea | 1A, Jalan Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur | +603-2070 4222 | Monday - Saturday, 11am - 10pm

See also: How to Create a Stunning Charcuterie Board At Home

2. Feeka Coffee Roasters

This one's for the coffee fiends. Feeka Coffee Roasters is the close-to-perfect spot for those looking for a cosy yet minimalist and nicely lit spot to sip, nibble, and chat or read as the day goes by. Its baristas work their espresso magic to make some of the best cups of coffee Kuala Lumpur has to order. An espresso macchiato will kick you into high gear smoothly, but for those who need a milder method of caffeine intake, go for the lattes.

Feeka Coffee Roasters | 19, Jln Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur | +603-2110 4599 | Monday - Sunday, 8am - 10pm

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3. Super Boring Club

Serving Japanese-Korean fusion fare, this barbecue-cum-izakaya joint is nothing like its name suggests. Decked in neon lights and fun decor, Super Boring Club offers your classic izakaya staples like gyozas and beef tataki, but pretty much every dish is served with an inventive and exciting twist. Must-haves include their Boring Fries, Salmon Tataki, and anything off the BBQ pages on the menu.

Super Boring Club | 5, Jln Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur | +6010-6655277 | Monday - Friday, 12pm - 3pm & 6pm - 10:30pm; Saturday - Sunday, 1pm - 10:30pm

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4. Three Years Old

Joining the ever-growing 'gram-worthy list of cafes and makan spots in the city is Three Years Old (TYO), a collaboration between three friends who met in university as an homage to the Australian coffee and pastries scene. Conveniently located, the cafe is home to some of the city's most dainty cakes and pastries, all served on pastel-hued ceramics to add to its minimalist flair and vibe. If you brew your own coffee at home and want to bring home a taste of TYO, don't forget to grab a bag of its house blend beans on your way out!

Three Years Old | 1, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, 50150, Kuala Lumpur | +603 2110 6666 | Thursday - Tuesday, 9:30am to 6:30pm

See also: 15 Cafés In Malaysia For The Best Instagram Photos

5. VCR

Brunch aficionados will be no stranger to this entry. It's got a handful of little brothers and sisters scattered across the city but if you're in Bukit Bintang and are peckish for some brunch fare, head to the original outpost on Jalan Galloway to satisfy your cravings. The classic VCR Big Breakfast will probably do the trick at giving you a little bit of everything brunch-y but if you're looking for something more unique, try your hand at the Soft Shell Crab burger.

VCR | 2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur | +603 2110 2330 | Monday - Sunday, 8:30am - 5pm

See also: Sunday Brunch: 10 Creative Versions of Nasi Lemak

6. Sushi Azabu

Born and raised in NYC, Sushi Azabu landed right here in Kuala Lumpur back in 2017 and has been inviting diners in for elegant and creative sushi in an intimate and cosy setting since then. Deliveries direct from Japan happen twice a week so you are ensured the freshest of cuts and flavours during your omakase experience. Depending on your appetite and palettes, you can choose from a few different omakase set options and while everything on the omakase menu is up to the chef, do not hesitate to order the silky chawanmushi as a sidekick to your meal. 

Sushi Azabu | 4F Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50, Jln Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur | +6012 789 8632 | Friday 6pm - 11pm; Saturday - Sunday, 12pm to 3pm & 6pm to 10pm

7. WU DI Café

The youngest entry on this list, WU DI Café provides coffee drinkers and Instagrammers alike with the perfect space to sip and snap. It's also located just down the road from VCR so definitely make this a stop on your next café hopping excursion.

WU DI Café | 10, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur | +6014 269 5923 | Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 10pm; Friday - Saturday, 10am - 11pm; Closed on Tuesdays

8. The Rabbit Hole

From Indonesian bakmi to mushroom pasta, The Rabbit Hole's food menu is just as impressive as its coffee. And with a beautiful minimalist interior built around a serene pool, it is the best spot to relax and unwind on the weekends. 

The Rabbit Hole | 16, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur | Monday - Friday, 10am - 12am; Saturday - Sunday 8am - 12am

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