Work-friendly cafes in Kuala Lumpur

Digital nomads rejoice! If you, like me, find that a change of scenery helps with focus and productivity, then these cafes should be perfect for getting things done. From cosy corners to strong Wi-Fi, I’m sharing my list of work-friendly cafes in Kuala Lumpur that offer more than just great coffee. The best part is that most of these cafes are conveniently accessible via public transport, making your next work-cation in Malaysia a breeze.

1. VCR

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VCR’s branch along Jalan Galloway is popular among local coffee aficionados, and rightfully so. Decked out with dark wood and steel furnishings, the second floor is typically where you’ll find people working or studying. There’s free Wi-Fi and charging points here too, though that means it’s often teeming with patrons.

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Their Filter Coffee (RM25+/~S$7.20+) is a must-try for coffee lovers. It’s brewed using a V60, with beans roasted in-house—just ask the barista about the bean selection of the day. Apart from their range of coffees, you can expect a diverse selection of all-day specials, including the Soft Shell Crab Burger (RM30+/~S$8.60+) and Pennsylvania’s Soul (RM30+/~S$8.60+), a crispy chicken and sourdough waffle with chrysanthemum syrup. The cafe is also a seven-minute walk from the Merdeka MRT Station.

Address: 2 Jalan Galloway, Kuala Lumpur 50150
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 8pm
Tel: +603 2110 2330
VCR is a halal-certified eatery.

2. Bean Brothers KL

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Bean Brothers KL sources and roasts premium coffee beans at their central Incheon roastery before distributing them to their global outlets. Their spacious work-friendly cafe at The LINC KL has a lofted indoor seating area equipped with speedy Wi-Fi and charging points, while their outdoor seating is a pet-friendly area adorned with lush greenery.

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Coffee enthusiasts rave about their Black Suit Signature Blend (RM10/~S$2.90) for its nutty flavour profile, balanced with bittersweet dark chocolate flavour. Enjoy it black, with milk, or for the adventurous souls, as a bold espresso shot. For a light snack, try their Croissant (RM11+/~S$3.20+) and top it with either scrambled eggs or avocado sprinkled with smoked sea salt. The cafe is a 5-minute walk from Ampang Park LRT Station.

Address: 360 Jalan Tun Razak, G-1, The LINC, Kuala Lumpur 50400
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 8:30am to 8pm, Tue 8:30am to 6pm
Bean Brothers KL is a halal-certified eatery.

3. V88 Starhill

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Inspired by Japan’s post-war jazz-kissa tradition, V88 Starhill is an all-day restaurant, cafe, and listening bar nestled within a bookstore. Ideal for late-night coffee drinkers, their Friday and Saturday night all-vinyl DJ sets create the perfect atmosphere for work or chilling. You can enjoy the cosy vibes indoors with palazzo floors, wooden furniture, and forest green accents, or dine on their outdoor balcony area for a panoramic view of the city centre.

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The cafe specialises in Japanese fusion cuisine, as well as unique dishes with Malaysian flavours and ingredients. Get their Hibachi Beef Sandwich (RM38/~S$11), which features a ribeye marinated in hibachi sauce, topped with bonito flakes, and served in a fluffy baguette. Then, wash it down with the Pandan Coconut Milk Latte (RM18/~S$5.20), a coffee mocktail with a local twist. And if you’re a fan of pandan-coconut flavours, their Onde-Onde Cake (RM18/~S$5.20) is a beloved choice among locals. Personally, I find their alcoholic Signature Tiramisu (RM18/~S$5.20) to be the standout option. The cafe is also a convenient five-minute walk from Bukit Bintang MRT Station.  

Address: 181 Jln Bukit Bintang, G-1, L112-1, Level 1, The Starhill, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 10am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 12am
Tel: +603 2144 9888
V88 Starhill is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

4. The Hub Coffee Roasters

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Considered one of KL’s most esteemed coffee roasters, The Hub Coffee Roasters take pride in their meticulous sourcing and roasting techniques. Many locals swear by their coffee beans. Their original outlet in Taman OUG is equipped with charging points, natural light, and a variety of different seating options—all to suit your remote working needs. On the decor front, the space gives off a simple modern charm. Their coffee menu, however, is anything but simple.

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Caffeine addicts will be spoilt for choice here with over 30 varieties of house-roasted, single-origin coffees to choose from. Their bestsellers include Colombia Cerro Azul Geisha (RM35/~S$10.10) and Ethiopia Gesha Village Illubabor Forest (RM22/~S$6.30), which are only served as filtered coffees. For their usual house blends such as Latte (RM13/~S$3.70) or Cappuccino (RM13/~S$3.70), be sure to top it off with their house-made Evaporated Milk (RM3/~S$0.80) for a richer cuppa.

Address: 3 Jalan Hujan Rahmat, 61, Taman Overseas Union, Kuala Lumpur 58200
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 9am to 6pm, Thurs 9am to 5pm
Tel: +6012-808 8843
The Hub Coffee Roasters is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

5. Kofi By 77

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Kofi by 77 is a pet-friendly and work-friendly cafe in Mont Kiara that’s hard to miss. The minimalist zen interior has free Wi-Fi and diverse seating options, including long tables for group meetings, and bar seats by a large bay window for solo work sessions. Here, you can also book a private room that’s equipped with a large projector screen for business meetings.

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Treat yourself to their Signature by 77 (RM12/~S$3.40): an espresso topped with sparkling soda and refreshing lemon slices, or opt for a classic Flat White (RM12/~S$3.40) to get your caffeine fix. If you’re feeling peckish, try the Don by 77 (RM32/~S$9.30), a pan-seared teriyaki salmon with tamago, grilled asparagus, salad, and Japanese rice. If you’re in need of a sweet treat, go for their best-selling Honey Lemon Burnt Cheese Cake (RM15/~S$4.30).

Address: 3 Jalan Kiara, Shoplot 7, Vista Kiara, 5, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur 50480
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am to 4pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 4:30pm
Tel: +603 6206 1020
Kofi by 77 is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

6. The Orange Couch Cafe

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The Orange Couch Cafe in Subang Jaya pays homage to the hit TV show Friends, honouring the iconic Central Perk cafe’s couch in its name. The cafe boasts an industrial atmosphere, featuring concrete interiors and stylish burnt orange accents. Plus, there’s Wi-Fi and ample charging points to cater to your WFH needs.

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Don’t pass on their range of specialty coffees, including The Orange Couch Signature (RM16/~S$4.60): espresso with fresh orange juice and pulp, or give Snooze The Day (RM18/~S$5.20) a try, for a cold brew coffee with strawberry syrup and fresh strawberries. Some of their menu items are also creatively inspired by the show’s characters. The food menu isn’t as extensive, but you’ll find waffles named Rachel Berries (RM24/~S$6.90) and Chandler Bean (RM24/~S$6.90); the latter features tau fu fa ice cream and seasonal fruits sprinkled with chocolate chips and coconut flakes. Although located a little further from KL, it’s only a 4-minute walk from the SS15 LRT Station.

Address: Jalan SS 15/4c, 11, Subang Jaya, Selangor 47500
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 10:30am to 6:30pm , Fri-Sat 10:30am to 10pm
Tel: +6016-906 5611
The Orange Couch Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

7. LOKL Coffee Co

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Discover LOKL Coffee Co located in the heart of KL. Touted as one of the city’s top brunch destinations among locals and tourists, this is where you go to indulge in a feast for both your eyes and tastebuds. The indoor seating has an urban chic vibe juxtaposed with vintage decor, while the al fresco area is the epitome of a concrete jungle, with gravel floors, lush plant displays, concrete walls, and dark wood bench seats. And the best part is it’s all decked out with speedy Wi-Fi and plenty of charging points.

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From their brunch menu, the Fluffy Pancakes (RM20/~S$4.20) topped with whipped coconut cream, gula melaka syrup and honey pecans is a crowd favourite. But if you’re in the mood for something savoury, try their Thai Breakfast Omelette (RM18/~S$3.80) or Eggs Florentine (RM32/~S$6.70). Pair these with their selection of either espresso-based or local coffee, including Piccolo Latte (RM12/~S$2.50) and Kopi O (RM7.50/~S$1.50).

Address: 30 Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur 50000
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 5pm
Tel: +6018-968 5515
LOKL Coffee Co is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

8. Pause Cafe

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Hidden away from the hustle and bustle is Pause Cafe in Kampung Attap. This quiet cafe welcomes both furry and digital companions alike, offering Wi-Fi and charging points for patrons to get some work done.

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If you’re looking for a double dose of caffeine, try their best-selling So Matcha Better (RM15/~S$3.10): Niko Neko matcha combined with espresso. You can expect a mish-mash of Asian flavours on the menu, with highlights such as Stir Fried Kam Heong Lala Pasta (RM26/~S$5.50), spaghetti made with in-house kam heong sauce and a generous amount of white clams, as well as the Kimchi Pork Belly Rice (RM23/~S$4.80).

Address: 140 Jalan Choo Cheng Khay, Kampung Attap, Kuala Lumpur 50460
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10am to 7pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 6pm
Tel:  +603 2857 2071
Pause Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. M’Laboori By Murni Discovery

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M’Laboori is a vegetarian cafe that also serves as a library. Although not technically in KL, it’s only a 5-minute walk from the Taman Bahagia LRT Station. Equipped with Wi-Fi and charging points, it offers a relaxed environment for either working or reading.

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Those who love spice can try their signature Curry Nyonya With Wonton (RM15/~S$3.10), served with vegetarian chicken, eggplant, tau pok, tofu, potatoes, long bean veggie sambal, and taugeh. Otherwise, the Nasi Lemak Plant Based Fillet (RM15/~S$3.10) is also worth a try. They also offer a variety of coffee-based beverages, including Cappuccino (RM10/~S$2.10) and Ojuah (RM6/~S$1.20), a Thai-Chinese black coffee served with hot milk.

Address: Jalan SS 2/75, 55A, Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47300
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am to 10pm
Tel: +6017-755 2004
M’Laboori by Murni Discovery is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

10. Superluna KL

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A brisk walk from Abdullah Hukum LRT Station will take you to Superluna KL, a hidden gem tucked away amidst the bustling hub that is KL Eco City. The interior of the space-themed cafe gives off an elegant futuristic atmosphere—basically what you’d imagine NASA’s canteen to look like. Complete with strong Wi-Fi, charging points, and half frosted windows for added privacy, it’s great for those aiming to finish tasks at warp speed.

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Have a sip of their specialty blend coffees, I recommended the Latte (RM12/~S$2.50) or Long Black (RM10/~S$2.10). For something hearty, many regulars praise the Smokey Business (RM26/~S$5.50), a sourdough sandwich generously filled with smoked chicken breast, salsa verde, provolone cheese, avocado, and wild arugula.

Address: 3 Jalan Bangsar, Lot G-01, KLEC Mall, Kuala Lumpur 59200
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm, Sat 9:30am to 5:30pm (Closed on Sundays)
Tel:  +603 4810 4652
Superluna is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

Where to find work-friendly cafes in Kuala Lumpur

Your next work trip to KL doesn’t have to be boring, after all, it’s easier to meet deadlines with a caffeinated beverage in hand. These work-friendly cafes in KL are an escape for good coffee, great food, and even better vibes. 

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Featured image adapted from, @pausecafe_kl, @v88_starhill and @kofiby77

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