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5 Places You Can Grab Your Coffee Before Heading To Work

Updated: Jun 19, 2020

by Sara Soo. |

Ever heard of the phrase "A yawn is a silent scream for coffee"? A common staple amongst work folk and even students, coffee can be deemed as the world's engine. If you absolutely cannot start off your day without a cup of coffee, don't worry, we got you covered! Listed below are some places you can stop by as early as 8am for your quick cuppa.

1. Butter + Beans

Source: Butter + Beans Facebook

What started out as a humble shoplot in the nook of Happy Mansion, Butter + Beans has now evolved into a landmark that has expanded twice its original size! Specializing in fragrant coffee, enjoy your morning cuppa along with their selection of French pastries to kickstart your day. This cafe is perfect for those looking for a quiet spot to just get crunching and productive. Since it is located in an apartment block, one can expect minimal crowds especially in the morning!

Location: Happy Mansion, BG- 1, Jalan 17/33, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

2. Transparent Coffee

Source: Transparent Coffee Facebook

When searching for this coffee shop, one might not notice it at first due to the copious amounts of lush greenery that surround its front. Located only a few doors away from the ever popular Lisette's Cafe & Bakery, Bangsar, Transparent Coffee offers a speakeasy feel with its hole in the wall entrance. As you walk into this cafe, be greeted with a granite wall that sports an unfinished touch and be enchanted by its simple and rustic vibe. Pop by whenever you need a hushed spot to do your work in uninterrupted peace.

Location: 6-G, Jalan Abdullah, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

3. VCR

Source: VCR

Known for being specialized in coffee, VCR offers fellow coffee enthusiasts a wide range of their favourite drink. With hand brew options like Aeropress, Hario Syphon, Chemex, cold brew, and more, as well as various espresso choices, pick and choose your desired coffee style! Not sure what to choose? Ask the friendly baristas to recommend one to you! With both outlets located in convenient and central locations, it serves as a great meeting place in case you need to meet clients. VCR also offers an all day food menu as well as delightful cakes if you're having a meeting over breakfast or lunch.


a. KL: 2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

b. Bangsar: 31, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

4. Ali, Muthu and Ah Hock

Source: Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock Facebook

For those who want to stick to a more local flavour, try out Ali, Muthu and Ah Hock! Here, you can get your well-loved options like teh ais, Nescafe ais, kopi ais, cham, and more. You can also enjoy a complete Malaysian style breakfast with the roti bakar and half boiled eggs set. What's great is that you can enjoy them at reasonable prices. Its Bangsar South outlet is located within office areas so it's convenient and accessible for a quick and affordable daily coffee run! Additionally, they also have two other outlets - one in Oasis Square and another in Kuala Lumpur.


a. Oasis Square: Lot B-G-01, 2, Jalan PJU 1A/7, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

b. Kuala Lumpur: 13, Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

c. Bangsar South: Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

5. Bean Brothers

Source: Bean Brothers Malaysia Facebook

From Korea, Bean Brothers presents a unique approach to coffee. The team behind Bean Brothers believe that no two cups of coffee can ever taste the same. They stand by this belief and encourage diversity in their flavours by using a combination of 60 to 70 coffee beans. For those who prefer a non-caffeinated option, Bean Brothers also offers a delicious option of iced chocolate that I personally love as it is rich in flavour and is every chocolate lovers' dream! With its open space concept, many individuals love to work here as it offers a calming and bright atmosphere. You can even enjoy some brunch / lunch as you work with their food menu available.


a. Kota Damansara: Jalan PJU 3/50, Sunway Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

b. The LINC KL: G-1, THE LINC No, 360, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

We hope this list has pointed you in the direction of good coffee! Stay away from moody days and even if you got off on the wrong side of bed, hopefully these coffee spots will get you right back on track!

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