New Instagram-worthy Cafes to Check Out in May 2023

Who’s up for a weekend adventure?

Get ready to unwind over mouth-watering pastries at these best new cafes to explore in KL and Selangor throughout May 2023.

We’ve returned with the latest guide to help every food enthusiast on their weekend escapades. This month, we’re highlighting five new cafes that offer delicious brews and baked goods with an ambience unlike no other. While they’re perfect for your tastebuds, these cafes are also great to flaunt on the ‘gram.

Ideal for every coffee drinker who craves a good night’s sleep, head over to Spillstone Coffee for their specialised decaf brews. If you adore The Hungry Tapir, then you will love their sister cafe down the street named LaGula by The Hungry Tapir. Here, you will find plant-based baked goods and brunch favourites. However, for those who can’t get enough of warm, toasty bagels – bagelhaus’ is the newest joint for you to add to your wishlist.

If you missed out on our April 2023 guide, check it out here. 

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Check out our list of new cafes to try in KL and Selangor in May 2023:

Spillstone Coffee


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Come experience the cosy and sophisticated atmosphere of Pudu’s newest coffee shop, Spillstone Coffee. Whether you’re a decaf coffee lover or a fan of the real deal, Spillstone Coffee has got you covered. With a wide range of delicious bites on the menu, including mushroom steak burgers, jerk chicken, and shepherd’s pie, there’s something for everyone. The cafe’s unique design features warm wood accents and minimalist glass walls that let in plenty of natural light – perfect for that Instagram-worthy shot. Don’t miss out on the soft opening from May 8th to May 13th, with the grand opening on May 15th, 2023. It’s the perfect spot for a late afternoon or evening cuppa.

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Address: 199, Jln Pudu, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Operation hours: 8.30 AM – 12AM

LaGula by The Hungry Tapir

Get ready to be visually transported to an island getaway. LaGula by The Hungry Tapir is Petaling Street’s newest spot for vegan breakfast classics and pastries. Yes, everything is vegan-friendly. Just imagine – they’ll be replacing butter with olive oil spread and switching out pastrami with black bean and soy brisket. Founded by the team behind The Hungry Tapir, the cafe exudes a vibrant yet quirky feel with its rattan-inspired interior and pink touches. Here, you will find their signature plant-based croissants, cakes, macarons and hearty yet appetising breakfast meals. Don’t forget to order a side of their delicious brews with your breakfast – you won’t regret it.

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Address: G-02, Ground Floor, Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.

Operation hours: 11AM – 7PM (open daily)

Sunyay Bakehouse


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Situated in Empire Damansara, Sunyay Bakehouse is your go-to destination for baked treats. Perfect to be enjoyed on a warm yet sunny day, the cafe is here to win hearts with its delicious sweets and laid-back interior. Decorated with its rustic-meets-modern contemporary interior, we can foresee this being a perfect sunyay hangout spot. You’ll find buttery scones, a mixture of sweet and savoury danishes, melon buns and beyond on the menu.

Address: First Floor, Empire Damansara, 111, Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operation hours: 8 AM – 5 PM (closed on Tuesdays)


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If you’re on the hunt for scrumptious bagels, look no further than PJ’s bagelhaus. To spot the cafe, their ‘bagelhaus’ sign on the chocolate-coloured window sill is hard to miss. Inside, you’ll be greeted by checked floors and the enticing aroma of freshly baked bagels. With various flavours like the OG, black olive & cheddar, blueberry, and golden garlic, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. But the key to a perfect bagel is the cream cheese spread, and bagelhaus’ has you covered with various mouth-watering options like strawberry delight, basil pesto & sundried tomato, and earl grey milk.

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Address: Lot G-10 & 11, Megah Rise Mall

Operation hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (open daily)

Soul Woaw

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Lastly, on our new cafe guide to explore in KL throughout May 2023 is Soul Woaw. Located in 163 Retail Park, the coffee bar exudes a warm yet sophisticated ambience filled with its nostalgic ’70s interior. Ideal for unwinding and having great conversations, the space offers delicious bites such as avocado toasts, chicken wraps, acai bowls and more. If you’re a hardcore oat latte fan, here’s where you can find a cuppa.

Address: Lot M-02, M Floor, 163 Retail Park, 8, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Operation hours: 8 AM – 8 PM (open daily)

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.