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.
#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.
44, Jalan Penjara Lama, Pekan Cina
12:00 NOON – 12:00 AM (Opens Daily)
#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,
+6011 55088158 / +6017 4833795 (Thony)
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (
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.
260C, Lebuh Carnarvon,
George Town, Penang
+6017- 401 1300
10 AM – 12 AM (Opens Daily)
#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.
15, Nagore Road,
10050 George Town,
+604 – 226 0562
12.00 NOON – 12 AM (Closed every Tuesday)
#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.
99B, Lebuh Noordin,
10300 George Town
10.30 AM – 11.30 PM (Closed every Tuesday)
#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.
93-95, Jalan Sultan Yusof
30000 Ipoh, Perak
09.00 AM – 05.00 PM (Weekdays)
09.00 AM – 09.00 PM (Weekends)
#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.
133 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil,
06.00 PM – 01.00 AM (Closed every Tuesday)
#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
12.00 NOON – 04.00 PM (Closed every Tuesday and Wednesday)
05.00 PM – 23.00 PM
#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
08.30 AM – 06.00 PM (Closed every Tuesday)
#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
10.00 AM – 05.00 PM (Closed every Wednesday)
#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
10.00 AM – 11.00 PM (Closed every Tuesday)
#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
08.30 AM – 05.30 PM (Opens Daily)
#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
11.00 AM – 11.00 PM (Daily)
#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.
Ground Floor, Titanium Tower,
Lot 11963, Block 16, Brighton Square,
Jalan Song, Kuching, Sarawak
11.00 AM – 10.00 PM (Closed every Tuesday)
#15 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.
No, 150 Jalan Petaling
11.30 AM – 10.30 PM (Closed every Wednesday)
#16 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
09.00 AM – 09.00 PM (Opens Daily)
#17 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.
Damansara City Mall, Jalan Damanlela,
Damansara Kuala Lumpur
09.00 AM – 01.00 AM (Opens Daily)
#18 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!
No. 16, Jalan SS 21/35, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya
10.00 AM – 07.00 PM (Closed every Wednesday)
10.00 AM – 10.00 PM (Every Friday and Saturday)
Photo credit @maxin.mx (instagram)
#19 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.
Jalan Singgahsana 4A/KU5,
Bandar Bukit Raja, 41050 Klang,
08.30 AM – 10.00 PM (Opens Daily)
#20 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
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)