KUALA LUMPUR - When most people think of places to hang out at for a late night get together, chances are, they think of a mamak, or a fast food restaurant. However in recent years, trendy hipster cafes that have been popping around the city keep their doors open till late to meet the growing demand of the city's night owls.
These 10 cafes are perfect for social interaction, a place where you can hang out with friends or colleagues, or to just chill by yourself, late at night.
1. The Port
The Port in Bandar Utama is a container cafe that features a modern mamak theme with wooden and steel table seating. Even the menu is reminiscent of the mamak store as they serve local mamak and Malaysian street food like keropok lekor, laksa and mee kari. The chilly environment is a great choice for lepak-ing at night, which opens from 4pm until 4am daily.
Address: Lebuh Raya Bandar Utama, Damansara, Selangor
Opening hours: 4pm-4am daily
LewisGene offers quite a huge variety of drinks and food compared to other cafes. Their menu is written all over the chalkboard that hangs by the ceiling, and it consists of about 30 to 40 items. If you're craving for sugar, you must opt for their waffles or pancakes because they happen to be this cafe specialty. Although it can get quite crowded on Friday nights, LewisGene is still a lovely space to read a book, do assignments, and to chill out.
Address: Lot 2-1 (first floor), Jalan Solaris 3, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 KL
Opening hours: 10am-12am (Sunday to Thursday); 10am-1am (Friday to Saturday)
3. Donutes Coffee & Bakery
Donutes Coffee & Bakery is probably the only cafe in the Klang Valley that runs for 24 hours, throughout the day. If you are looking for a cosy and spacious cafe to pull an all-nighter at, you know where to be. Despite the name "donutes", the cafe also serves coffee, teas, cakes, and pastries.
Address: 8, Jalan Kenari 6, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: 24 hours
Situated at less than a five-minute drive away from Berjaya Times Square, with their chic, classy and incredibly unique ambience, Caffeinees is a popular choice among working professionals and late night clubbers to meet over a cup of coffee or even a late-night session of shisha.
Address: 6, Jalan Kampung Pandan, 55100, KL
Opening hours: 3pm-1am (Monday to Friday); 10am-2am (Saturday to Sunday)
5. Acme Bar & Coffee
Acme Bar & Coffee is a great place for those who want to have a good cup of coffee at a more high-end place, late at night. The place is beautifully decorated with modern glass surroundings, complete with great ambience that's filled with jazz music in the background. If you happen to come here after dinner, remember to try out their sizzling brownies.
Address: Ground Floor at The Troika, Persiaran KLCC.
Opening hours: 3pm-12am (Monday to Thursday); 11am-1am (Friday); 9.30am-12am (Saturday); 9.30am-10am (Sunday)
6. Coffea Coffee
Coffea Coffee is a Korean-based franchise cafe that you're most likely to come across at major shopping malls throughout the Klang Valley. However, their Bangsar and SS15 outlets has carved out a niche for themselves by operating till late hours. The coffee house's signature drinks are Peanut Butter Latte and Green Tea Latte, therefore while you are here, remember to grab a cup of Joe.
Address: 8, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59000 KL | A-10, Jalan SS 15/4d, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 9pm-12am (Monday to Thursday); 9am-2am (Friday to Saturday); 9am-12am (Sunday)
7. CHEMISTRY Cafe+Lab
As the name suggests, this place is a combination of a coffee joint and a laboratory. The decor and interior is specifically decorated and ornamented to resemble a Chemistry lab, and even the baristas wear lab coats. This place offers an ideal environment for students to discuss assignments, or a place to relax after a tiresome workday.
Address: 26, Jalan Kristal J7 / J, Seksyen 7, Shah Alam, Selangor
Opening hours: 3pm-1am (Tuesday to Friday); 2pm-1am (Saturday and Sunday)
8. Moonlight Cake House
Having seven branches in Johor, Moonlight Cake House opened its first store in Sri Petaling in December 2014. The cake house attracts many customers due to its gorgeously detailed and thoughtfully designed building. The interior of the cake house is comfortable, making it a perfect place to relax with a cup of Joe. If you are a fan of durian, you should try out their Durian Fresh Cream Cake.
Address: 1, Jalan Radin Bagus, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 KL
Opening hours: 8am-2am daily
This rustic cafe in SS2 is the perfect place to chill out and think about the good old days. Their transformed sewing machine tables and vintage deco will certainly help you while immerse yourself into the past. There is even a corner with beanie bags if you want to just sit down, chill and read a book.
Address: Ground Floor, 25, Jalan SS2/64, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 12pm-12am (Sunday); 12pm-12am (Tuesday to Thursday); 12pm-1am (Friday to Saturday)
10. Ojo Coffee
This cafe was set up in Bangsar and its elegant interior consists of white walls and wooden floors, which gives it a modern vibe, a relaxing yet stylish ambience. Just in case you are looking for a place to have a discussion or a gathering, Ojo has everything you need - power sockets, a spacious environment, and relaxing music playing.
Address: 23, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 KL
Opening hours: 9am-1am (Sunday to Thursday); 9am-2am (Friday to Saturday)