Foodie Art: The Gen Z & Alpha Lepaking

Cafes are always in trend, despite the mushrooming of food delivery services, people will crave social interactions in a nice setting rather than eat delivery food alone at home! A popular area with a variety of cafes is at Bukit Bintang. New cafes are opened frequently here in Bukit Bintang.

The beautiful old houses on Jalan Sin Chew Kee with their expressionistic walls and decorations are unique. Add to it Fusion Asian Western food, it creates some very appetising menus. Here are two cafes where we decided to relax and eat. Let’s have a seat.

  1. Three Years old Cafe 

A white cafe with an aesthetic vibe will smuggle your dream to fantasy. This Instagram-worthy cafe along with other cafes, is located on Jalan Sin Chew Kee.

The Three Years Old Signature

This four-year-old cafe serves delicious coffee and toast in the morning. They started just several months before Covid-19 pandemic. During the pandemic they depended on strong social media presence and word of month to sustain themselves. Now that we gather without any restrictions anymore the cafe is busy with people.

The location of this place is little bit (tersembunyi) as the buildings are at the end of the road. Eventually, it is surrounded by trees where you can get free oxygen, maybe while sipping your drinks. The design of the cafe is unique, especially at the front yard, where their seats are attached with the brick fence so it provides more space for very cool lepaking. 

Three Years Old’s Entrance

Due to the pandemic, QR Menus are the in thing now, so ordering food will be a breeze; simply scan the QR Code on the table and begin ordering without having to wait in line at the counter or pay online. While you wait for your order to be done, you can go inside and take a selfie for your Inst-Gram shot! 

The menu offers a good selection of breads, pastas, desserts, and toasts, as well as a variety of coffees and other beverages. If you prefer an easier method of ordering, go to their website. 


We chose two types of pasta which were Smoked Duck Aglio Olio Spaghetti [RM 24.00], Carbonara Spaghetti [RM 25.00] and one beverage, Iced Chocolate [RM 13.00]. The pasta tasted amazing and it was so delicious that I felt like adding another plate. The price is reasonable for the quality and quantity of the food.

Operating hours: 9.30AM – 6.30PM

Address: 1, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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  1. Breakfast Spot 
Breakfast Spot. Credit images:

A new glass-cafe in Bukit Bintang alley with a variety of western breakfast menu offered. The cafe is located in front of Three Years Old Cafe. The taste and ambience is worth the price!

Breakfast Spot is a pork-free that serves contemporary foods such as pies, pasta, salads and alongside with their signature coffees and other beverages too.

The style of decoration of this new cafe had caught the attention of many people passing through this alley. The combination of green from nature and light mint plus white that creates a calm feeling of peace.

Breakfast Spot

The two-level cafes that surround the front yard offer spacious cement seat layouts with natural sunlight under glasses.

While the cafe is well-known for its breakfast offerings, it is open until 6 p.m., allowing for an early breakfast dinner. It is KL’s newest hip brunch spot, complete with a side mural painting.

The side-mural
The side-mural

The combination of heritage style architecture and modern touches gives the café a vintage appearance and evokes old-school style. As the name implies, there is a seat in every corner of the café. You can either have your brunch outside under the skylight or inside under the cozy lighting.

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Breakfast Spot’s Interior

We also ordered some dessert and drinks that were affordable but still looked pricey to us. We ordered Blueberry Pie, Lemon Soda and Ice Mochasize. The pie was smaller than the pies that I have eaten before but it was delicious!

Blueberry Pie, Lemon Soda and Ice Mochasize.

Operating hours: 8.00 AM- 6.00 PM 

Address: 2, Jln Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Google Business:

Because this place is kind of new, they do not have website pages yet. Maybe later they will make it, hehehehe. So you can get their google business page here and check out others’ reviews and opening times too. 

We loved eating and exploring the cafes here especially when we are not the one paying. LOL! The cafes we ate and chilled at had good vibes and tasty drinks and foods. Definitely these are the cafes we would recommend to our friends. That is the end of my review of the cafes I went to at Jln Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang. Do enjoy reading it. 

Please keep in mind that this is just my personal taste and opinion. All opinions expressed are my own, honest opinions that have not been influenced in any way. My review is based on my visits at the time. I am not a food critic and do not consider myself to be one; however, this platform allows me to write about and review my own personal dining experiences, whether they are good or bad, delicious or not; all of my opinions are honest and truthful. If you disagree or agree with me at any point, or if you do not have the same experiences that I have, I accept no responsibility because everyone will have their own experiences that they will encounter.

Happy Eating 🙂

Chow Kit a Suburb Every Malaysian Tahu!

Chow Kit is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Kuala Lumpur. Founded by Loke Chow Kit, a well-known miner, municipal councillor, public official, and the first local owner of a department store with the name Chow Kit. 

Chow Kit has since the 50s grown to a bustling commercial centre till today and its demographic too has gone from being mainly Chinese to a strong immigrant community from Indonesia starting from the 80s. That too is changing with the influx of people from South Asia mainly from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepalese all setting up shop and living here too making it thrive even more.

Loke Chow Kit (left) and the Chow Kit & Co. department store in the 1920s (right). Image credit: Malaysian Heritage and History Club / Facebook

Chow Kit is wide and has many interesting attractions and foodie places. It will take you days to see it all but we would like to just take a sample if you only have a few hours to see Chow Kit. The pasar or market in Chow Kit is divided into two sections: wet market and dry market. It is interesting to see the traders and customers haggle over the price which can sound loud and argumentative but people all walk away happy all round.

The wet market, also known as Bazaar Baru Chow Kit, is Kuala Lumpur’s largest Pasar Pagi (Morning Market). The dry and wet markets are located in the same area. Exploring it will take time but if you are a fruitarian we suggest exploring the fruit section here and sample the many fruits here. Haggle away.

Variety of fresh exotic fruits & other local fresh fruits

In addition, the wet market sells a variety of fresh and inexpensive raw foods such as fish, chicken, seafood, and so on. You can go there if you want to see what they sell in the wet market; nevertheless, it is connected to the dry market, which makes walking easier.

After buying fruits we suggest you sample the food along the main pathway of Chow Kit. There are numerous foods to try out. We suggest the following: Restoran Mohd Yasmeen, Kudu Nasi Kandar, Thai Boat Noodle, the most authentic Thai food on this street! Nasi Kapau Indonesians and Negeri Sembilan food at Restoran Salai Salai. They’re all on the same street!

Image credit: Facebook Little Rara Thai Boat Noodle
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Little Rara Facebook page: 

Google Business page: Little Rara Chow Kit

Mohd Yaseem Nasi Kandar Pulau Pinang, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur 

Google Business page: Mohd.Yaseem Nasi Kandar Restaurant

Nasi Kapau, Masakan Minang, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur 

Google Business page: Restoran Nasi Kapau (Masakan Minang)

Restoran Nasi Kandar KUDU, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur; Variety type of nasi kandar dishes. 

KUDU Nasi Kandar Facebook Page:  

Google Business page: Restoran Kudu Abdul

Restaurant Salai-Salai, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur 

Salai-Salai Facebook Page:

Google Business page: Restoran Salai-Salai @Chow Kit

These restaurants are located on the same street. Check them out.

Chow Kit has largely retained its reputation as one of Kuala Lumpur’s most authentic districts. Travelling around Chow Kit is great fun for people of all ages. It allows visitors to gain a better understanding of the culture of the residents as well as the history of the town. Chow Kit is a Malaysia, past, present and future. 

Just to let you know, MyRehat Regalia Residences is located near the Chow Kit district, about a 15 minute walk away. Come stay with us and enjoy the sights and sounds of Chow Kit. MyRehat accommodations are on Agoda and Airbnb as well.


As Salam -… – Little Rara Thai Noodle House at Jalan TAR, 2020.

Chow Kit, Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 27 July 2022.