Last decade, it's been said that coffee has once again hit Asia region for the 3rd time and up until today, great coffee is considered a new norm in Asia.
Indonesia and Vietnam are among the top 5 coffee producing country with both are well known for their distinguish coffee with Vietnam's coffee is known for having a dark roast and Indonesia for their full-bodied flavour profile!
On my trip to Jogjakarta recently, I came across 'Klinik Kopi' were actually a well-known as a coffee shop that does not provide its customers with milk and sugar. Here, we'll be forced to enjoy "the true coffee" while listening to the storyteller. One experience that I won't forget!
Anyhow, when you talk about coffee and café, everyone has their own preferences and normally we go to the place for the coffee and the ambience.
Recently; Big 7 Travel featured 'the 50 best coffee shop in Asia' as they're updating their list to include the very best of 2020’s coffee scene. Guess what, among that list that consist of the best café throughout Asia is 4 of Kuala Lumpur-based coffee shop or café!
The top spot goes to Simple Kaffa – Taipei, Taiwan where it is the creation of a former Taiwan and World Barista Champion, and they are famous in Taipei for their cappuccinos. This is their 2nd year in a row being the top: this coffee shop is world-class!
Here are the coffee shop that manage to be listed :
#42. Bean Brothers
Bean Brothers is a coffee company originating from Seoul, Korea before being brought to Malaysia in 2015 and serving professionally brewed coffee to customers ever since.
Bean Brothers is a super handy coffee stop off for when you want a consistently good cup.
Located in PJ and KL, their coffee is expertly home-roasted using beans sourced from all across the world, and there’s always a new and exciting blend to try.
Bean Brothers at The Linc KL G-1, The Linc, No, 360, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur Opening Hours: 0830 – 2000 Kitchen by Bean Brothers: 0830 – 1700 Bean Brothers Petaling Jaya Jalan PJU 3/50, Sunway Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan Opening Hours: 0830 – 2000 Kitchen by Bean Brothers: 0830 – 1700
#33. Piu Piu Piu
Located in The Zhongshan Building (a creative studio collective), Piu Piu Piu is a casual and intimate cafe-bar inspired by the “standing bars” commonly found in Japan.
Located on the second floor of the building, the only way to get to this spot is through Tintabudi bookshop.
Despite the tiny size, you’ll find all your coffee needs will be fulfilled here. If you’re not lucky enough to grab one of the few seats instead, drink your coffee standing at the bar and just soak up the good vibes.
Piu Piu Piu Cafe 80B, 2nd floor, The Zhongshan Building, Jalan Rotan, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur. Opening hours: 1100 - 1900 (Tuesday–Saturday) | 1130 - 1800 (Sunday) Closed on Mondays.
#23. PULP | PPP Coffee
PPP Coffee is a leading speciality coffee boutique, specializing in sourcing, roasting and serving speciality coffee, in Singapore and Malaysia.
Established in 2009, their mission is to inspire and connect people through coffee, fostering a sense of belonging across communities.
This stylish flagship store, PULP is a combination of café, retail store and roastery located in APW Bangsar, and they also have weekly coffee and cupping workshops.
PULP 29-01, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Opening hours: 8am–8pm
Situated within the Kuala Lumpur city centre, VCR Café is accessible within a 15-minute walk from the Hang Tuah monorail train station. VCR Café is easily recognized for its all-black exterior!
Run by a team that’s dedicated to always giving you the very best coffee and experience, VCR Café’s perfectly brewed coffee (using Coffex and Artisan beans) is definitely its star attraction!
VCR 2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Opening hours: 8.30 am – 9pm