A barista once told us that latte art is the science of milk.
Latte art is a technique to decorate and create different patterns in a coffee cup and this form of art is believed to have started around the mid-1980s. It can be created by a mixture of crema (a brownish foam that forms on the top of a cup of espresso) and microfoam (milk foamed using a steam wand).
The coffee trend has become widely popular in the F&B industry and a study shows that consumers are willing to pay more for a picture perfect cuppa. From free pours to 3D latte art, here are 7 cafes in Klang Valley that are known for their stunning latte art:
1. Coffee Amo @ Petaling Street
Located at Petaling Street aka Chinatown, Coffee Amo is a popular coffee place that serves amazing coffee that comes with adorable 3D coffee art. Coffee enthusiasts would also be delighted to know that the cafe sources its beans from Ethiopia, Brazil, Costa Rica, the Jamaica Blue Mountain, and Italy. Besides that, the cafe is quiet and welcoming, making it a great “rest stop” for those who need a little break from work and shopping.
Psst, did you know “Amo” translates to love in Italian?
- Address: 1st Floor, 54, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
- Opening hours: 10am – 9pm
- Tel: 03-2857 2677
2. Coffee Stain @ Publika
“Great coffee starts with great expertly roasted beans, brewed
From espresso to specialty coffee, to house blends, there’s nothing the Coffee Stain’s award-winning barista can’t do. Best know for its aromatic coffee and delicate latte art, the cafe was also featured in JinnyboyTV’s popular short “Conversations over Coffee”. However, the 3D art is only available for their chocolate drinks and it costs an extra RM5.
- Address: D4-G3-1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
- Opening hours: 8am – 11pm
- Tel: 03-6211 2022
- Website | Facebook
3. Bookmark Cafe @ Taman Connaught
In need of a cute cuppa to boost your mood? Then Bookmark Coffee is the place to be.
Situated at Taman Connaught, the quaint little cafe offers customisable coffee art. That’s right, the talented barista can “draw” anything on your coffee – be it cartoon characters, cute animals, or flowers. And that’s not all. Bookmark Coffee also serves delicious comfort food such as deep friend chicken chop, various pastas, and big breakfast.
- Address: 12-1, Jalan Menara Gading 1, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur
- Opening hours: 12pm – 11pm, closed on Wednesdays
- Tel: 016-513 1305
4. Brew & Bread @ Kota Kemuning
Brew & Bread believes that coffee is more than just a beverage, it is also a portrait of lifestyle.
According to The Yum List, Brew & Bread is one of the few local coffee roasters that has the license to purchase and import green beans. To ensure the freshness of its coffee, the cafe roasts its coffee beans daily. Also, every cup of Joe here is definitely Instagram-worthy!
- Address: 10, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla M 31/M, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam
- Opening hours: 8am – 7pm
- Tel: 03-5131 5201
5. LewisGene Cafe @ Mont Kiara
LewisGene Cafe is a popular “lepak” spot in Mont Kiara that serves great coffee and honest food. Using only pure, premium grade single origin specialty beans, the cafe is known for its unique web-like coffee (or more specifically, mocha) art. Upon request, LewisGene’s barista can also make other cute designs (i.e. animals, snowman, etc) on your coffee.
Note: LewisGene Cafe’s flagship store is located at CyberSquare, Cyberjaya.
- Address: 2-1 (1st floor), Jalan Solaris 3, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
- Opening hours: 9:30am – 12am
- Tel: 017-639 2788
6. Caffe Crema Coffee & Tea @ Mont Kiara
Say meow to these lovely cat-shaped marshmallows! Imported all the way from Japan, the Yawahada Cafecat Marshmallow Collection is only available at Caffe Crema in Mont Kiara. Cuteness aside, the modern boutique cafe offers top-grade coffee and an array of delicious homemade desserts such as cakes and cookies. Furthermore, Caffe Crema also offer latte art courses for all skill levels.
P/S: The name “Caffe Crema” means cream coffee in Italian.
- Address: E01-02, Plaza Mont Kiara, Block E, 2 Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
- Opening hours: 8am – 6pm
- Tel: 03-6206 2237
- Website | Facebook
7. Eight Ounce Coffee Co. @ The Gardens
Established in 2013, Eight Ounce Coffee Co. is popular among coffee lovers who loves handcrafted coffee. The chain coffee shop serves its coffee between 92°C to 96°C and uses 100% Arabica beans from the top producers in Brazil, Columbia, as well as Sumatera. Some of the baristas here are award-winning latte art experts and can do classic free pour designs such as hearts and rosettas with ease.
Feel free to put in a request and see what they can whip up for you :)
Note: Eight Ounce Coffee Co. also has outlets at Suria KLCC and Sky Avenue Mall, Genting Highlands.
- Address: F.K06, First Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
- Opening hour:
- Tel: 03-2201 3190
- Website | Facebook
Got any personal favourites that you think should be on the list? Feel free to share with us your opinions in the comment box below! ?
Meanwhile, check out our list of cafes in Klang Valley that make for good event spaces or pet-friendly cafes in Malaysia.