There’s just something about artisanal coffee that beats the regular cup of coffee you make at home — coffee aficionados would agree. Whether you are starting your day or needing a little pick-me-up to get you through the afternoon, nothing beats a good cup of coffee to reset your mind and give you that boost of caffeine-fuelled energy. And thanks to the thriving third-wave coffee culture in Kuala Lumpur, speciality coffee shops can be found peppered in the city in growing numbers. Here are a few spots we would recommend for the avid coffee-lovers.

1. Artisan Coffee Bar

Take a break from strolling along the alleyways of Bangsar’s Jalan Telawi and make your way to the neighbourhood’s shopping mall for a treat at Artisan Coffee Bar. Located on the upper ground level, the café exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere for those looking for some respite. If you are undecided about which coffee you’d like for the day, choose your poison with the assistance from their playful chalkboard hanging above the counter.

Artisan Coffee Bar

Artisan Coffee Bar

A selection of desserts are also available to accompany your drink of choice. For those who prefer something a little different, we highly recommend the caffeine-free red latte made from Rooibos tea.