New Cafes and Restaurants to Check out in January 2024

Get ready to explore the newest eateries in KL.

There is always something exciting about trying out a new restaurant or café. It could be the unique menu items, the trendy ambience, or the friendly service. Luckily, in Kuala Lumpur, there is a constant flow of new eateries to explore every month. Whether you are looking for a new place to enjoy a cup of coffee and freshly baked pastries or restaurants to try out for an upcoming gathering, we have got you covered.

With so many options to choose from, each outing presents a chance to discover a new hidden gem and indulge in delicious cuisine.

Join us on a culinary journey as we recommend a few of the best cafes and restaurants in KL to check out in January 2024.

All the new cafes and restaurants to try in KL – January 2024:

Kopi Kubo

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in a tranquil treehouse-inspired atmosphere at Kopi Kubo in Ampang, KL. This café specialises in exquisite Filipino-grown coffee beans that every coffee enthusiast must try. The café’s wooden elements and ceiling-to-floor windows provide natural light and a calming ambience amidst lush greenery. Not only is every corner of the café picture-worthy, but it’s also an ideal spot to relax and enjoy a warm cuppa with loved ones.

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Where: 34 Jalan Belakang Risda, off, Jalan Ampang Kiri, 50450, Jalan Berembang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 7AM – 11.30PM (Sunday – Thursday) | 9AM – 11.30PM (Friday & Saturday)

Che Restaurant


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Ampang is brimming with new spots to explore. Upon entering the restaurant, you’ll be immediately struck by its mid-century modern interior, which adds character and charm to its overall appearance. The restaurant specialises in Sundanese cuisine but also offers a Western menu that includes pizzas and pasta to cater to a wide range of preferences. One of the highlights of their menu is the Indonesian-inspired Kambing Bakar Cairo, which is served with rice and sambal – hearty and fulfilling.

Where: No 322C, Jalan Ampang Kiri, Kampung Berembang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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Operating hours: 11AM – 11PM (daily)



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Located in Petaling Jaya, Nondua is like a serene escape to Bali with its warm and friendly atmosphere. Decked with lush greenery and wooden touches, the restaurant is a haven for its vegetarian and vegan bites. Their menu features wholesome meals with Mediterranean-inspired flavours, including roasted tempeh wraps, slow-cooked sakura melon soup, and pizzas. Additionally, their vegan pastries are a definite must-try, and they pair perfectly with their freshly brewed coffees, completing your dining experience.

Where: 34-1, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Bandar Baru Petaling Jaya, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating hours: 11AM – 10PM (Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday) | 11AM – 10.30PM (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)

Butter & Scotch

This new spot in Bukit Damansara is where you need to add to your wishlist. Cafe by day and restobar by night, Butter & Scotch is a delectable way to kickstart any morning starting with their breakfast menu. You should try their board of toast, which comes with a choice of their speciality butter flavours, such as maple and pumpkin, or honey and garlic butter, for a unique dining experience. Don’t forget to pair your breakfast with their delicious butterscotch latte or iced coffee shake.

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Where: 44G, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: Tuesday – Sunday | 10AM – 12AM

Little Cup

Looking for a heavenly combination of coffee and pastries? Look no further than Little Cup at Plaza Batai. Don’t be fooled by its compact space, as their freshly brewed coffee brings a whimsical charm to your day, pairing perfectly with the delicious baked treats by flaaah. In our opinion, it’s the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long day. Be sure to stop by and indulge in this delightful experience.

Where: Lot 8-3, Plaza Batai, Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 7.30AM – 3.30PM (Monday – Friday) | 8.30AM – 4.30PM (Saturday & Sunday)


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Amalina Anuar is the Digital Director of Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. From covering the latest runway trends to the hottest happenings in Kuala Lumpur, she also delves deep into all things lifestyle and beauty.