Bangsar is a popular spot when it comes to café-hopping because most cafes are located along the same street or at the very most, a short drive from each other. From hipster cafes to pretty-looking ones, here are five Instagram-worthy cafes I recently checked out in my hood.
Tiny Temptress is located along the bustling Telawi 2 – a cosy little cafe where you’d find some of the prettiest looking desserts and cakes. Bear Necessity (RM14.90) is one of their best sellers, an oolong infused chocolate mousse with marzipan sponge and passionfruit ganache on biscuit base. This was taken using the Live Focus feature of the Samsung Galaxy J7+ for bokeh effect.
I also like their selection of teas in pretty teapots; each of them personally sourced by the owner and baker herself, Wendy.
Naj & Belle
Possibly one of the most Instagram-worthy cafes around, Naj & Belle is a popular pick among the younger crowd. You’ll find most of them here, arranging their preferred flatlay and making sure lighting is on point for that perfect photo. The Low Light feature from Samsung Galaxy J7+ makes my photos brighter in dim surroundings, which gives a more natural outcome in the photo itself.
Food-wise, this is one of my least favourite as all three items I tried from the best seller category failed to impress. I will however, acknowledge they do a pretty good matcha latte – thick and creamy with a bittersweet finish. Service is a tad slow so while you wait, go admire the interior and take some stylish #OOTD shots.
I’ve always been a fan of Papa Palheta’s coffee since I had my first cup in Singapore many years back. When PULP opened in Bangsar, it became my favourite spot for good coffee, especially their special brews. It’s a place I go to for my coffee runs and also work meetings, and the interior and exterior are both great for photo ops. The cold brew is pretty amazing and they happen to serve my favourite brew – Ethiopian.
Upperhouse is one of the newer kids on the block along Telawi 3 and are known for their plated desserts. I find their Mille Feuille very Instagrammable though personally, I prefer Textures of Chocolates in terms of flavour.
The place has large windows with plenty of natural light coming through so if you manage to get a window seat, your pictures will turn out pretty great.
Fittie Sense serves healthy nutritious meals that tastes good and keeps you fit. My yoga instructor highly recommended this place for pre and post workout meals, to ensure we stay in shape. I come here for the chai spiced latte (RM13) and Cajun chicken chop (RM28) on a bed of millet quinoa pilaf – a portion is good enough to keep me full till my workout session in the evening.
I like the interior here as the lighting is good and the ambiance is cosy. If you’re there for breakfast, try their avo-chia-doe (RM19), a healthy start of coconut chia seed pudding with avocado soy smoothie and fruit salsa.
*all photos were taken using the Samsung Galaxy J7+.
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