We’re all suckers for a good Sunday brunch that we can perhaps show off on Instagram! Here are some new brunch places that have sprouted KL within recent years that you’ve probably never heard of – but definitely think you’ll want to know more about.
1. Snitch by the Thieves @ The Gardens Mall
Founded by the genesis of hearty KL brunch places, The Breakfast Thieves are testing the waters with their second venture, Snitch. This new restaurant differs from their iconic APW café as it serves a wide selection of Western, Asian and local cuisines. And their breakfast and brunch dishes play within these cuisines as well, serving up some truly unique foods!
And if the endless rows of cakes don’t already tempt you up front, we don’t know what will! Snitch houses an in-house pastry chef so you know everything is made with fresh ingredients from scratch. Their red velvet is a godsend, a tasty mix of your typical classic cake entwined with chocolate nibs, lending to some interesting cake textures.
The atmosphere is cheery, warm and simply delightful, and the space is sectioned out well so there’s a different vibe in every room. If you’re after a more rustic space, one of the doors lead to a covered and cozy area – perfect to sip coffee and some reading on the Kindle!
Address: T-225A&B, Third Floor The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 11am-12am (Monday to Thursday & Sunday), 11am-3am (Friday & Saturday)
2. Nourish by Kenny Hills Bakers @ Bukit Damansara
If comfort food and wholesome meals with lots of greens are your thing, then you should definitely pop by Nourish for a visit! A lot of vegans and vegetarians love the food from this place, but don’t be too quick to pass it as just that place because they do some killer meat-friendly dishes as well! Their steak dish is seared to perfection and will definitely give meat-lovers a run for their money.
But if you’re looking for healthy options, you will be spoilt for choice when you arrive to see the massive display of salads, veggies and fish waiting to be picked. As for their drinks, nothing is spared as most are prepared with premium ingredients. Fan favourites would be their coffees and lattes – and you can choose to have them with soy, oat, almond or low fat milk.
Coupled with the light and homey atmosphere, Nourish is simply a delight for all food lovers alike!
Address: No. 35, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Daily)
3. Pokok @ MAHSA University
If you’re looking for a place flooded with light for truly amazing Instagram food photos, this is the place for you! Designed to emulate a greenhouse, Pokok’s aesthetic lends itself to a rustic and natural atmosphere with trees peeking from every available window that it will make you feel like you’re one with the environment. The place is flooded with light, no doubt great for when the food arrives – so you no longer have to get your friend to shine their phone light anymore!
Their brunch dishes follow after American and European cuisines; some popular options include the Big Breakfast and Avocado mash on Rye Bread with Poached Eggs. They also throw in a local favourite like their Nasi Lemak Platter.
It’s a great place to enjoy food while being surrounded by light chatter and natural light. There’s even an outdoor patio area under the shady tree as well – perfect for a breezier kind of day.
Address: MAHSA Avenue, Block B, Jalan Elmu, off, Jalan Universiti, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 9am – 9pm (Daily)
4. Thurs2.0 @ Jalan Cheras
Looking for a new hipster café? This is the perfect one for you! Thurs2.0 will fulfil all your old Tumblr and Pinterest dreams with their grey minimalism and ambient, woody tones to set the mood.