Tired of Hipster Cafés? These 7 Kopitiams in The Klang Valley Serve The Best Local Coffee!

Don’t get us wrong, we love ourselves a good latte every now and then, but we can get a little jelak from having one too many, not to mention how they can get a little expensive at some places. Plus, sometimes, many of us just crave a simple, strong cup of local coffee at a regular good ol’ kopitiam.

So, if you’re looking to get back to your roots after spending some time living that hipster café lifestyle but don’t know where to start, allow us to help you out by suggesting some of the best kopitiams in the Klang Valley that serve a great cup of old school coffee!


1. Ho Kow Hainanese Kopitiam, Jalan Balai Polis

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Located along Lorong Panggung, How Kow is one of the veteran kopitiams in the city that has been running for the past 60 years. With a kopitiam that has seen generations of loyal customers, you can rest assured that this is one place that serves one of the best cups of coffee in KL!

Ho Kow Hainanese Kopitiam
1, Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 7.30am – 3pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays


2. Hiap Hing, Batu Caves

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Besides delicious kaya toast and char siew pau, Hiap Hing serves a mean cup of coffee made from powder produced in-house! Nothing beats a simple, strong cup of coffee, and Hiap Hing is definitely the place you should visit for a no-frills, authentic Malaysian coffee experience.

Kedai Kopi Hiap Hing
Address: 28, Jalan Sri Selayang, Taman Sri Selayang, Batu Caves
Opening hours: 6am – 6pm (Mondays – Saturdays), Closed on Sundays


3. Thong Kee Cafe, Sea Park

If you’re familiar with PJ, you’ve definitely tried Thong Kee Cafe at least once. Filled with hundreds of regular visitors, Thong Kee serves some of the best coffee in the Klang Valley that you definitely should try for yourself.

Thong Kee Cafe
Address: 33, Jalan 21/1 Sea Park Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: 7am – 4.30pm (Tuesday – Sunday), Closed on Mondays


4. Yut Kee, Chow Kit

While Yut Kee is famous for its delicious roti babi and Hainanese pork chop, its coffee is definitely a hit among both locals and foreigners too!

Yut Kee
1, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 7.30am – 3pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays


5. Ah Weng Koh, Pudu

If you’re looking for some great Hainanese-style coffee that’s super gao, look no further than Pudu’s very own Ah Weng Koh!

Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea & Coffee
Address: G85, ICC Pudu, Jalan 1/77C, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 5.30am – 2pm (Tuesdays – Sundays), Closed on Mondays


6. Toong Kwoon Chye, Bukit Bintang 

While this particular joint is famous for its wantan mee, Toong Kwoon Chye in Jalan Bukit Bintang definitely has some of the best kopitiam-style coffee in KL, hands down!

Toong Kwoon Chye
 9, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 7.30am – 7.30pm daily


7. Chong Kok, Klang

Klang is home to some of the best kopitiams, and Chong Kok is one of them! There’s nothing like a staple breakfast at Chong Kok Kopitiam where you can get a plate of their signature nasi lemak with a cup of their rich, aromatic coffee.

Chong Kok Kopitiam
Address: 5, Jalan Stesen, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang
Opening hours: 6.30am – 5pm daily


Have you tried the coffee at any of these kopitiams? Which one is your personal favourite?