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#GracePicks: Restaurants & cafés to check out this February 2020

by Grace Sundram

We can’t help but note that new restaurants and cafés are popping up in both Selangor and KL district every month. There are all kinds of new restaurants: a pizza parlour, a local kopitiam with a twist to even a taco bar that is suitable for Taco Tuesdays. We are such avid foodies and we can not wait for all of our readers to try out what’s new and trending in the F&B world.

This is a curated list made exclusively for our readers (in no particular order).

Good Luck Kopitiam


No matter where you’ve been and how long you’ve strayed from your home ground, nothing really beats local food, especially like the Malaysian cuisine. Every bite just brings back the good ol’ memories from your childhood and that is absolutely priceless. At Good Luck Kopitiam, they serve everything from nasi lemak to curry mee and even onde-onde. Although there are many similar eateries in town, what makes Good Luck Kopitiam stand out is their Instagram worthy interior that is covered in teal and neon signs that screams the Peranakan feels.

Hours: 8am – 10pm (Tuesday – Sunday)

Address: No.49-G, Jalan Menara Gading 1, Medan Connaught, Cheras

Fino Piza


TTDI, one of PJ’s many food hubs, has a new addition to the F&B family which is Fino Piza. They cook their pizzas by using a wood-fired-oven, which you don’t see at many pizza parlours these days. That said, the end result of the pizzas comes with a touch of smokiness that elevates every flavour profile. This pizza parlour has a variety of options and comes with three different servings: nine inches, 12 inches and also 21 inches.

Hours: 11am – 10pm, daily

Address: 44, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur



When it comes to the colour blue, you might think of the sky right away. However, in the case of all foodies, it is Trois. This new eatery offers a variety of food options that is perfect for any time of the day. To name a few of their dishes, they serve Bibimbap, Dak Bokkeum Deopbab, housemade Rosti, Truffle Fries, Pasta and so on.

Hours: 8am – 12am (Monday – Friday) & 10am – 12am (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday)

Address: Uptown 2, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama

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This minimalistic cafe is located at The Hub in SS2 and offers an adequate menu from breakfast food to tasty desserts. One of the crowd favourites is the Confit chicken that is served with potatoes and peppers. Honestly, one whiff and you’ll be wanting to try it out yourself. But one thing you mustn’t overlook when you’re there for a visit is their zen-like setting that makes you feel calm and at peace.

Hours: 9.30am – 6pm, daily

Address: B-G-03, The Hub SS2 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya

The H Temptation

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It is all about living a healthy life at The H Temptation. Located at Symphony Square in Seksyen 13, this all-new eatery isn’t just serving an all-green menu but it is also known as a green oasis. What’s exciting about this new cafe is their presentation of the dishes and the natural lighting that gleams through their eatery. Plus, bonus point for all burnt cheesecake fans: The H Temptation has up their version of Burnt Cheesecake with fluffy custard cream.

Hours: 11am – 9pm (Sundays – Thursdays), 11am – 10pm (Fridays – Saturdays)

Address: Lot 3A-1, Level 1 Symphony Square – Menara Symphony No, 5, Jalan Professor Khoo Kay Kim, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya

Tomo Ramen Bar

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There is no doubt that we locals love our noodles especially when it comes to Japanese ramen. There’s a new ramen bar in town and its interior is reminiscent of a Japanese home. Specialising in traditional ramen with new flavour profiles, one of the must-have dishes at this new spot in town is the Soy Milk Ramen or the Spicy Jigoku.

Hours: 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 12am (Tuesday – Friday), 12pm – 12am (Saturday – Sunday)

Address: 75, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya

Momosita Taco Bar

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If you love the food at Troika and Mr. Chew’s, then you would certainly enjoy this all-new self-service taqueria. It is located in the newly opened hotel called Momo’s Kuala Lumpur. It is basically a mini café for all hotel guests and also outsiders. They don’t just serve a delicious spread of Mexican cuisine from tacos to churros but they also have a variety of cocktails to enjoy after a tiring workday.

Hours: 12pm – 10pm, daily

Address: 316, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Kew’s Patisserie


Located in a quiet neighbourhood at Taman Desa, pastry lovers can now drop by to try their exquisite French pastries. One of their best-sellers would be their ultra-light French Cheesecake that is fluffy with a hefty amount of cheese. This can be a nice place to enjoy with family and friends.

Hours: 9am – 6pm, closed on Mondays

Address: 33, Jalan Bukit Desa 5 Bukit Desa 51800 Kuala Lumpur

The Fire Grill

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If you are a hearty meat eater, then you might want to add this modern grill restaurant in your list. Recently open, The Fire Grill restaurant is located in Taman Tun Dr Ismail and serves more than just ordinary grilled meat. The restaurant offers a variety of grilled dishes with an Asian twist. From lamb, beef or even fish, your meat cravings will certainly be satisfied. Spice-Rubbed Rib-Eye, Grilled Prawn Mee Goreng and Grilled Teriyaki Mackerel are some of the crowd favourites.

Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm; 5.30pm – 11.30pm (Mondays-Saturdays), closed on Sundays

Address: 24, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur



Flos is another brainchild of the team behind Flos.co and offers a more minimalistic ambience with a curated menu of food and beverages. Known for their artisan coffee, Flos is the place you should go if you are in need of some peace and alone time. What makes this place stand out among the rest is that there will be exclusive menu changes on a weekly basis by a different chef just to keep things more interesting and special. The café is known to be more reserved than other places so make sure to call them up before making your way to them.

Hours: 11am – 8pm (Tuesday – Saturday)

Photos by the respected restaurants, @zalmanzainal and @paulinajhns

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