Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is home to glittering skyscrapers and pristine natural attractions. Petronas Towers, Batu Caves, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Perdana Botanical Gardens are some of the must-visit attractions in the city. Fly to Kuala Lumpur with Cathay Pacific for your next adventurous vacation! The city also boasts a plethora of local delicacies and fusion foods. While you are in the city, you might want to find a few cafes for a refreshing coffee break. If you are looking for some photogenic restaurants that is not only insta-worthy but also serve delicious coffee, check out our pick of top 5 instagrammable cafes in Kuala Lumpur: 

  1. Whimsical

Besides a range of coffee options, Whimsical offers local flavoured gelatos, such as durian, lavender, gula Melaka, etc. You will be spoilt with choice for the sheer number of ice cream flavours here. Other desserts such as pancakes and waffles are also available in the cafe. The most eye-catching item on the menu is undoubtedly the cotton candy drink! The fluffy cotton candy mounted on top of the coffee mug is the perfect material for an insta-worthy shot! For those who do not have a sweet tooth, the cafe also serves savoury dishes such as pasta and all-day breakfasts. You are bound to have you stomach filled up in this cafe! 

Address: D2-G3-05, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur, behind the main Publika building

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  1. Leaf & Co Cafe

Leaf & Co Cafe is located inside a historical building at the corner of Jalan Sultan, an area filled with pre-war architecture. Although the building is revitalized, the nostalgic vibe of the interior is kept intact, with traditional fans hanging from the ceiling and colonial elements. The interior design of the cafe mixes new and old, as you will notice the Terrazzo tiles as well as some modern embellishments. The menu here represents the flavors of East meeting West. You will be surprised by the creative mix and reinvention of class dishes, such as the crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Drumstick with Malaysian Fried Rice. Situated above the cafe is a hostel named Mingle. To capture the unique historic features of this cafe on your Instagram, head to the historic Jalan Sultan and enjoy a lovely coffee break!

Address: 53, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  1. One Half 

One Half features a wide array of specialty teas and coffees. Situated in Taman Paramount P, this stylistic cafe is founded by top baristas in Malaysia. A wide selection of coffee options feature beans from Colombia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, etc. The interior design of the cafe is minimalistic, sleek and modern, which is a great backdrop for an insta-worthy coffee break! The delicious coffee and simple yet elegant interior easily make it one of the most instagrammable cafes. You can also try their filtered coffees or espresso-based coffees, such as cappuccino, flat white, latte, etc. In addition to these artisanal drinks, desserts are also available on the menu. Don’t forget to try a few of their fusion dishes, which also contribute to the fame of the cafe. 

Address: 11, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

  1. Huckleberry Cafe

Situated in Plaza Damansara, Huckleberry Cafe is a stylish and quaint coffee shop and bakery serving delicious coffee and pastries. The beautiful interior is worthy of an Instagram post, while you are sipping way your cup of artisanal coffee with lovely latte art. As the name suggests, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” contributed to the conception of the cafe. Passengers passing by the shoop will be undoubtedly tempted by the delicious-smelling coffee and breads. Just like the coffee, breads are freshly made everyday. You can order sandwiches and burgers at the cafe, if you want to fill up your empty stomach. All of their dishes are so beautifully crafted and prepared that each of them deserves their own Instagram moment!

Address: 2G & 4G, Plaza, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Damansara Heights, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  1. VCR

Situated near Bukit Bintang, VCR is a charming cafe that got its name as a place originally renting out movies. The interior design of the cafe is aesthetically pleasing with floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking neighboring views of the city. The towering ceiling and warm lighting create an intimate and cozy atmosphere, offering a unique dining experience and photogenic photo opportunities to its customers. The head chef, who was professionally trained in France, is at the helm of the cafe. The menu is therefore diverse and full of delightful surprises! The wide selection of specialty brews use Coffex and Artisan beans to make espresso-based coffees, such as cappuccino, latte and flat white. Customers are guaranteed a cup of delicious coffee of their choice. An array of cakes and pastries are also available on the menu to complement your coffee! You can indulge yourself with a slice of cake or ice cream waffle for an indulgent meal. Alternatively, savoury dishes such as poached eggs and all-day breakfast sets are also available. 

Address:  2 Jalan Galloway 50150 Kuala Lumpur

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Are you tempted to grab your next coffee break in Kuala Lumpur? The local coffee culture is one of the highlights of the city’s myriad fascinating features. Fly with Cathay Pacific to arrive at the city for your upcoming trip! As one of the safest airlines in the world, Cathay Pacific delivers high-quality service to every passenger, ensuring your flight is hassle-free and safe. The vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur is only a four-hour flight from Hong Kong. Book now for a better price and time and explore the city with your camera!