1. Bref by Darren Chin
Bref is French for “brief” and is chef Darren Chin’s “vision of a contemporary Parisian bistro”. The menu is still very much French, his flair for cooking is still very much Darren Chin-esque, but the setting is more casual and has less of the air of a fine dining setting.
Address: 26A, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 7pm - 12am
Phone number: 03 7731 5032
2. Saint Pierre KL
Yes, it’s the same one-Michelin-starred Saint Pierre of Singapore – opening at the new W Hotel KL come September 11. Expect celebrity chef Emmanuel Stroobant and his talented team, headed by KimKevin De Dood, to showcase their Michelin-starred contemporary French cuisine with Asian-inspired elements.
Address: W Hotel KL
Opening hours: 11.30am - 3pm (Lunch); 6.30pm - 11pm (Dinner); closed on Mondays
Phone number: 03 2732 5008
3. Siti Li Dining Room
One of our favourite spots for classic Malay favourites and local delights has finally reopened after a short disappearance from the scene. To our delight, they have relocated to a new and cosier spot next to The Bread Shop. From laksa sarawak to cekodok pisang, be prepared for a very happy Malaysian stomach.
Address: 15 Jalan Setiakasih 5, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50490
Opening hours: 11am - 7pm
Phone number: 019 734 6628
4. Little Rimba
Defining themselves as a place that serves all-day comfort food, Little Rimba is no doubt an Instagram-worthy cafe in a quiet corner of TTDI. However, be warned that service might be a tad slow, depending on the crowd.
Address: No. 1, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 7.30am - 6.30pm
Phone number: 03 7733 6177
5. Atap Rooftop Cafe
For something a bit more casual with a whole dollop of sinful indulgence, head to Atap Rooftop Cafe where they serve amazing HSP – halal snack pack, or essentially halal-certified kebab meat mixed with chips and different kinds of sauces – as claimed by a lot of satisfied diners. The cafe comes with a decent view and makes for an interesting mini adventure different from the usual #cafehopping. Fun fact: Atap Rooftop Cafe is the brainchild of YouTuber and actor Sean Lee and his friend, Hatta.
Address: 1-3, Jalan PJS 8/12, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: 5pm - 1am; closed on Mondays
Phone number (WhatsApp for reservations): 010 205 2827
This article originally appeared on Buro 24/7.