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23 Most Instagrammable Cafes in Malaysia

A good food is a must when you want to choose a café but nowadays good food is not enough to satisfy one’s hunger because it has to come together with an aesthetically pleasing interior.

So get your camera ready for an Instagram-worthy experience at all these cafes that we’ve listed down just for you.

KEDAH

1. Caffe Diem

Fancy hanging out at a café that was originally a prison during the colonial era circa 1800? Then, check out this charming cafe called Caffe Diem. There’s a room there reserves for private functions called Tunku Room, which is decorated with photos of Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia. Since Caffe Diem is located in Pekan Cina (China Town), its private dining room was named the China Room.

The room, however, is not a typical Chinese-style room but is infused with local culture and contemporary arts. Patrons of Caffe Diem are greeted by five beautifully handcrafted Chinese lanterns by the local artisan and lantern-maker. One of the most interesting fixture at the café is its hanging Perahu Kedah (small row boats), which is suspended from the glass ceiling of its enclosed double volume courtyard of the building.

Caffe Diem
44, Jalan Penjara Lama, Pekan Cina
Alor Setar

Business Hours: 12:00 NOON – 12:00 AM (Opens Daily)
Tel No: 04-730 8895
E-mail: caffediem@outlook.com

image source: facebook.com/diemcaffe/

2. Art Nature Café

This cosy little café focuses on fresh coffee and healthy, vegetarian food. Although its location is a little secluded but that’s the beauty of it. Apart from its delicious assam laksa and handmade noodle soup, Art Nature Café’s garden-inspired décor and eclectic furniture add to the relaxing ambience of the café. This café has also become a favourite spot for a pre-wedding photoshoot.

Art Nature Cafe
158 Taman Berjaya, Lorong Teratai Merah 1,
05050 Alor Setar, Kedah,

Tel Number: +6011 55088158 / +6017 4833795 (Thony)
Business Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Email: info@artnaturecafe.com / artnaturecafe@gmail.com

PENANG

3. Norm

Norm is a quaint and cosy little haven tucked in a hidden corner of Lebuh Carnarvon in the heart of George Town, serving specialty coffee, specialty tea, cocktails, as well as delicious signature waffles and tiramisu. This café is definitely an insta-worthy hang out with its minimalistic décor, rattan furniture, real plants complete with natural sunlight.

Norm
260C, Lebuh Carnarvon,
George Town, Penang

Business Hours: 10 AM – 12 AM (Opens Daily)
Tel Number: +6017- 401 1300
Email: norm@orgeto.com

4. Pik Nik

In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It is a positive color inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay. Therefore, hanging out at Pik Nik will definitely help lessen your stress because there’s a section in the café that is fully pink. Apart from that, Pik Nik is such a funky café and its comfy sofas, rocking chair and colourful pillows just make you want to laze around at the café.

Pik Nik
15, Nagore Road,
10050 George Town, Penang

Business Hours: 12.00 NOON – 12 AM (Closed every Tuesday)
Tel Number: +604 – 226 0562
Email: piknikeveryday@gmail.com

5. Matcho Café

This dreamy café makes you think of a warm summer breeze with its pink walls, green plants and rattan furniture. Matcho Café itself stated that it offers a great selection of summer treats and food with matcha and chocolate beverages and desserts as their specialty.

Matcho Cafe
99B, Lebuh Noordin,
10300 George Town, Penang

Tel Number: +604-261 0031
Business Hours: 10.30 AM – 11.30 PM (Closed every Tuesday)
Messenger: m.me/matchocafe

image source: facebook.com/matchocafe/

PERAK

6. Burps & Giggles

Burps & Giggles has all the elements to become a hit on Instagram, which the café quickly did. What’s not to like about this funky café – it is part of a colonial-era shophouse, there is an eye-catching giant murals on the walls, as well as a quirky mix of antique and contemporary décor and furnishing that are so 80ish.

With desserts such as locally-made gelato, the cempedak with seared gula melaka bananas, and cendol gelato with atapchi and longan, this café is not one to miss when you are in Ipoh.

Burps & Giggles
93-95, Jalan Sultan Yusof
30000 Ipoh, Perak

Business Hours:
09.00 AM – 05.00 PM (Weekdays)
09.00 AM – 09.00 PM (Weekends)
Tel Number: +605-246 1308
Email: bng.ipoh@gmail.com

7. Thumbs Café

Thumbs Café may have the look of a typical traditional Malay house but the café actually serves both local and western food with a contemporary twist. I guarantee that you will feel nostalgic once you step inside this rusty-looking café because its antique décor such as the sewing machine, gramophone and old potraits will remind you of your childhood home in the kampung.

Thumbs Café
133 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil,
30450 Ipoh

Business Hours: 06.00 PM – 01.00 AM (Closed every Tuesday)
Tel No: +6019-776 0618
E-mail: thumbscafe_133@yahoo.com

image source: facebook.com/thumbscafe/

NEGERI SEMBILAN

8. Once Upon A Bear Café

Unleash the inner child in you by hanging out or celebrating birthday at this new insta-worthy café in Seremban 2, which is filled with various kind of cute teddy bears. Everything about this café screams “fluffy and cuddly”.

Once Upon A Bear Café
No.233-G, Jalan S2 B10, Uptown Avenue,
Seremban 2, Seremban

Business Hours:
12.00 NOON – 04.00 PM (Closed every Tuesday and Wednesday)
05.00 PM – 23.00 PM
Tel Number: +606-601 8017
Email: onceuponabearcafe@gmail.com

MELAKA

9. Eat At 18

A hidden gem in Hang Lekiu Street, Eat at 18 is a quaint little café with a courtyard that is perfect for taking selfie. Inside, it’s a genuine café filled with artworks, books and chandeliers. This café is specially known for its fresh juice drinks made from exotic local fruits such as mangosteen, durian, dragon fruit and star fruit.

Eat At 18
18 Jalan Hang Lekiu,
75200 Melaka

Business Hours: 08.30 AM – 06.00 PM (Closed every Tuesday)
Tel No: m.me/eatat18
Messenger: m.me/eatat18

image source: facebook.com/eatat18/

JOHOR

10. Bev C Cafe

Rather than being just a fashion label, Bev C doubles up as a café, providing a space for creativity to be expressed through fashion design together with beverage crafting. While their philosophy in fashion is ‘Seeking your own style’, their philosophy in their foodie is “We serve what we like to eat”, which will go along well with the adventurous millennials.

Bev C Café
54 Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
Johor Bahru

Business Hours:
10.00 AM – 05.00 PM (Closed every Wednesday)
05.00 PM – 23.00 PM
Tel Number: +6016-725 3530

image source: bevcclothingbrand.com

PAHANG

11. 90 Degrees Café & Art

90 Degrees Cafe & Art is located in a refurbished wooden grocery stores in the heart of the Air Putih neighbourhood. This unique space has soaring ceilings, well pre-served wooden structure and a warm and classic atmosphere that met with the relax nature of a beach fronted city. It is the perfect place to chill out and have great chatter with your friends and family.

90 Degrees Café & Art
B-882 Jalan Air Putih
Kuantan, Pahang

Business Hours: 10.00 AM – 11.00 PM (Closed every Tuesday)
Tel Number: +609-505 5905
E-mail: 90.cafe.art@gmail.com

TERENGGANU

12. Terradala Museum Cafe

Terradala (which means ‘Land of the Dala flower’) is a cafe, mini museum, crafts and souvenir store rolled into one. At Terradala, travellers are also invited to savour the drinks and delicacies available at affordable prices. The café also encompasses an outdoor garden that features a wooden gazebo made from chengal.

Terradala Museum Cafe
77A Jalan Sultan Sulaiman
Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Business Hours:
08.30 AM – 05.30 PM (Opens Daily)
Tel Number: +609-626 2020
Email: info@terradala.com

image source: terradala.com

KELANTAN

13. The Bold Lab Café

A place to experiment art, coffee and food, in alphabetical order. As bold as its name, this quirky café has various kind of lab equipment such as flasks, beakers, test tubes as interior decoration, minus the mad professor. Science students will probably feel at home at this cafe. For those leaning towards right-brain, this café will give you a chance to imagine that you are chilling out with friends at a science lab, perfect for an instagram selfie.

The Bold Lab Café
Jalan Abdul Kadir Adabi
Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Business Hours: 11.00 AM – 11.00 PM (Daily)
Tel Number: +609-743 3868
E-mail: theboldlab.cafe@gmail.com

SARAWAK

14. Sukha Café

This quaint and quirky café is definitely a magnet for millennials hunting for an insta-worthy café. Sukha Café is filled with random antique stuff such as old radios and a scooter, as well as high ceiling and lamps that are decorated with tons of bicycles’ wheels. The café serves Asian, Western and fusion food and quite innovative too. Check out their beef rendang penne.

Sukha Café
Ground Floor, Titanium Tower,
Lot 11963, Block 16, Brighton Square,
Jalan Song, Kuching, Sarawak

Business Hours:
11.00 AM – 10.00 PM (Closed every Tuesday)
Tel Number: +6082-555 915
Email: doyousukha@gmail.com

image source: instagram.com/doyousukha

15. Feast and Furious Café

As furious as its name sounds, Feast & Furious café is a unique café owned by Alex Wong; one of the pioneers in Malaysia’s jet ski racing arena. The café is decorated with eye- catching motorbikes, cars and scooter collections which will certainly excite automobile enthusiasts. The food and beverages are offered at affordable prices. The café is perfect for gatherings, birthday parties as well as casual meetups. The café serves varieties of food from local dishes to western cuisines. Be sure to experience the café’s furiousness, only in Kuching, Sarawak!

Feast and Furious Café
244 Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman,
93100 Kuching, Sarawak

Business Hours:
7.30 am – 10.30 pm (Daily)
Tel No: +6016-262 0916
Messenger: m.me/feastfuriouscafe
Facebook : feastfuriouscafe

image source:artsydaphy.com

16. Keeper’s Ground

A mesmerizing European style café located in The Spring shopping mall, the décor in Keeper's Ground will leave you in awe. The café serves a variety of food and beverages including special meals for vegans such as its signature pesto. The design of the café will instil a calm and relaxing feeling for visitors. Don’t forget to try their coffee, pastries and mouth-watering meals which will keep you coming back for more.

Keeper’s Ground
Ground Floor, The Spring Shopping Mall,
Persiaran Spring,
Kuching, Sarawak

Business Hours:
10.00 am – 10.00 pm (Daily)
Tel Number: +6082-235 853
Email: social@foodjournal.asia
Facebook :KeepersGroundKch

image source: www.getteaspoon.com

17. Lima.Tujoh Café

A simple meal at Lima.Tujoh Café will bring you back in time to the 19th century, a delicate experience made for visitor’s peace of mind. The café features distinctive embellishments that highlight its specialty in dining and will trigger you to reminisce past chronicles. Housed in a 19th century heritage shophouse, the café is located in the heart of Kuching; a convenient pit spot for all visitors looking to explore Kuching’s nightlife and historical sites.

Lima.Tujoh Café
No.57 Upper China Street,
93000 Kuching, Sarawak

Business Hours:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Thu – Tue)
Tel No: +6082 - 231 382 / +6012 - 822 8422
Facebook :limatujoh57

image source: www.theborneopost.com/

KUALA LUMPUR

18. Merchant Lane

When it comes to Instagrammable cafes in KL, no doubt Merchant’s Lane is on top of our list. What’s the best way to explain East Meets West? Merchant’s Lane. Tucked in off Chinatown, Merchant’s Lane has a strong Asian vibe with rattan chairs and rustic walls. Every corner screams picture-perfect. The entrance is a bit discreet so have fun hunting down Merchant’s Lane.

Merchant Lane
No, 150 Jalan Petaling
Kuala Lumpur

Business Hours:
11.30 AM – 10.30 PM (Closed every Wednesday)
E-mail: merchantslane@gmail.com

19. Pokok KL Cafe

If you’re from MAHSA University, you’re one lucky fellow. Located at the entrance of the university, this cafe is famous for its open and natural concept. With big glass panels surrounding the cafe, you’ll be able to enjoy the lush greenery view and natural lighting to take that perfect food shot. Due to their rising popularity, it can get a little crowded at times so the waiting time might be the only downside here, but with such eye-catching interior as well for food that look too pretty on a plate, the wait is certainly worth it.

Pokok KL Cafe
MAHSA Avenue, Block B,
Jalan Elmu, off, Jalan Universiti,
59100 Kuala Lumpur

Business Hours:
09.00 AM – 09.00 PM (Opens Daily)
Tel Number: +603-8408 1811
Email: hello@brickhouse.my

image source: facebook.com/pokok.kl

20. Birch KL

Inspired by a West Hollywood vibe, Birch is an Instagrammer’s dream. Aesthetic (and delicious!) foods and a slick cocktail menu if you fancy something stronger than coffee.

Birch KL
Damansara City Mall, Jalan Damanlela,
Damansara Kuala Lumpur

Business Hours:
09.00 AM – 01.00 AM (Opens Daily)
Tel Number: +603-2011 5966
E-mail: hello@birch.com.my

image source: facebook.com/birchkl

SELANGOR

21. Aether Cafe

When we say this is a hidden gem, we literally mean ‘HIDDEN’ gem. Situated inside Pusat Kreatif Kanak-Kanak Tuanku Bainun, this will be a somewhat difficult spot to find if you are a first-time visitor. And health junkies, Aether Cafe’s menu may just be perfect for you as they focus on dishing out meals that are good for the body (and soul). Enjoy the leafy green view outside surrounding the cafe and if you’re looking for a hideout to get some work done, Aether Cafe is great as they provide plug points so you’ll have no excuse to leave till you complete your work!

Aether Cafe
No. 16, Jalan SS 21/35, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya

Business Hours:
10.00 AM – 07.00 PM (Closed every Wednesday)
10.00 AM – 10.00 PM (Every Friday and Saturday)
Tel Number: +603-2856 0416
Messenger: m.me/aethercafe

image source: facebook.com/aethercafe

22. Bukku Cafe

A Japanese-inspired cafe in the bustling KL city, you’ll find peace and solitude at Bukku Cafe. White toned with wooden furnishing, it has the Muji minimalism that brings harmony. It has a rustic backyard that resembles fall, sunbath yourself and have a zen moment.

Bukku Cafe
Jalan Singgahsana 4A/KU5,
Bandar Bukit Raja, 41050 Klang

Business Hours:
08.30 AM – 10.00 PM (Opens Daily)
Tel Number: +6012-567 7392
E-mail: bukku.cafe@gmail.com

image source: facebook.com/bukkucafe

23. La Fleur X Uniqorn

If you’re itching for a little dose of magic in your life, La Fleur X Uniqorn is the place to be at. In true Instagram-worthy café style, La Fleur X Uniqorn has its own bright baby pink bathtub covered to the brim in balls of various pink shades. If this doesn’t scream Insta-worthy, we’re not sure what will.

La Fleur X Uniqorn
E1-01-02, Sunway GEO Avenue,
Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway
Subang Jaya

Business Hours:
02.00 PM – 12.00 AM (Opens Daily)
02.00 PM – 01.00 AM (Every Friday)
12.00 NOON – 01.00 AM (Every Saturday and Sunday)
Tel Number: +6011-1179 6750
E-Mail: lecafedelafleur@gmail.com

 

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