If you're looking to do some cafe-hunting, there's no question that KL is a great place for it. From nature-themed cafes to minimalist ones, the city is filled with plenty of wonderful spots where you can grab coffee and catch-up with friends over a delicious meal. One particular place that we think is worth your trip to the downtown area is Timothy.
Located right on the outskirts of Chinatown, this hidden gem of a cafe is housed in a repurposed Chinatown shophouse. Now over 100 years old, the building continues to hold its own charm and since the cafe has kept most of its rustic appeal, with the exception of some minor furnishing, it makes for the perfect place to get a unique photo for your Insta feed. Whether you drop by in the early mornings or late evenings, you'll be able to get a snap that'll instantly elevate the aesthetics of your social feed.
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Just as special as the building, the cafe's menu offers a wonderful variety of modern Malaysian and Western cuisine that includes dishes inspired from Bangkok, Jakarta and other region capitals in Southeast Asia. So you can fully expect to treat your taste buds to a feast of flavours here! If you're visiting for the first time, their signature 'Gayithri Feels Nauseated' is a good dish to start with. Featuring mushroom risotti, paneer cheese, baby spinach and toasted pumpkin seeds, it's the type of comfort food that both hits the spot and makes you crave for more ? For future visits, make sure to try out other signature dishes like Asian Glazed Lamb Ribs and Thunder Rice.
Of course, you can't skip out on their colourful selection of desserts. From classics like walnut carrot cake and lemon cake with poppy seeds to more special flavours like onde-onde cake and cemepdak burnt cheesecake to, there's no resisting when it comes to these mouthwatering treats. Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you'll definitely appreciate their one-of-a-kind flavours.
A visit to Timothy doesn't just stop at great food. If you wander into the alleyway right beside it, you'll find a lovely hidden gem in the form of two cat murals! Painted by Jean Lynn, fish out your camera once more and strike a pose by either one (or both cause why not?) of the walls to mark your time at the cafe.
Halal status: Muslim-owned
Opening hours: Open daily; 8AM-8PM
Address: 24, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: +6018-200 0262