Ralph and I discovered this quaint little cafe by chance when we were in Kuala Lumpur last month. I remember we went to Jalan Alor to satisfy our street food cravings. It was really raining so hard that night and I don’t know what’s on our mind that time why we’ve decided to walk from Jalan Alor to our airbnb which was ideally situated in Jalan Galloway. We were soaking wet while walking but when we were near our airbnb, we’ve spotted this cute black house along the street which seems like a cafe but we weren’t quite sure since they didnt have any signage outside so we decided to check it out. It is a cafe and a really cool one. We were still so full from our dinner at Jalan Alor and we’re soaking wet so we couldn’t stay (even if we badly wanted to because the place is so cozy) but since we are already there we bought a dessert and from their takeaway bag we learned that the cafe is called VCR.
The dessert that we bought was really good. it’s a lemon cake. Perfect with tea while listening to the sound of the rain while staring at the KL skyline. Well, we don’t experience that much rain in Dubai so that night was perfect.
The morning after, we’ve decided that we’re going to check VCR again and this time we’re gonna stay longer. So we woke up early for breakfast and headed there since it’s very near where we’re staying.
VCR is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur – Jalan Galloway. What i like about it is it’s not located on the busy streets of the city but instead it’s conveniently located in a quiet neighbourhood of Pudu. VCR is that black establishment on the photo above. I love it because it’s dark outside and very rustic on the inside.
The moment you step in this cafe, you will instantly feel that you’re away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a place where you can quietly enjoy your coffee while maybe answering to your emails or reading your favorite book. If I only live in Malaysia, this is where I would definitely be taking my clients for meetings. It’s so freaking hard to find a good and quiet cafe in Dubai for meetings (I always struggle to find one!). Also, have I mentioned that they really have good wifi but that’s just a plus factor. The ambience of this place is jut really homey.
Now let’s go down to business. I must say their coffee is really really good. Their baristas look young as well and that’s kind of amusing to me. It seems that they love what they do. I’m no coffee expert but they have high end coffee makers behind the bar and that makes me think that they take their coffee seriously – and yes it’s very instagram-worthy!
We also ordered their big breakfast which is for a small cafe, isn’t too bad. It was actually good and filled up our empty stomach really well. Their big breakfast is composed of: house made stewed beans, chicken chipolata, grilled tomatoes mushroom fricassee, two free range eggs in any style on sourdough beef bacon or turkey ham.
Me and Ralph had a nice conversation while eating our breakfast here. The place is so cozy, it makes you feel like home. We will definitely go back here given a chance.
2, Jalan Galloway,
50510 Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Daily from 8.30am – 11.00pm
You can visit their instagram account here.