When we first knew about APW, or Art Printing Workshop Works in Bangsar Kuala Lumpur, it was all about famous roastery Papa Palheta from Singapore has landed in Malaysia. And then last year, Breakfast Thieves from Australia began getting attention from brunch lovers. When we went back again for a cuppa at PULP by Papa Palheta, we were glad to know that more new restaurants have opened in APW! All looks good! Haven’t been to any? Check out this coming weekend!
1. Kaiju Company Co., when Japanese meets Thai in food
Dine in a modern chic restaurant with a paper dragon above your head. Tuck into Japanese Thai fusion food, with a glass of cocktail specially concocted by the bartender. Kaiju scores pretty well on the ambience, drinks, and food wise, is a hit and miss but not bad overall. We like their Tom Yum Udon and Sashimi Salad.
29, Jalan Riong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact: 03-2788 3796
Tue-Sun (12PM-3PM; 6PM-10PM)
Closed on Monday
2. Proof Pizza + Wine, of plenty cheesiness over your pizza
One of the latest addition in APW Bangsar KL, about 3 months old. As its name tells, Proof restaurant is prides for their artisanal pizza and great wine. We are yet to check them out but according to our friends, for those who likes your pizza cheesy and meaty toppings for their pizza, this is the place for you.
29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact: 03-2788 3613
Mon :12.15PM-3PM; 6PM -10.30PM
Fri: 12.15PM-3PM; 6PM-10.30PM
Sat: 12.15PM-3PM; 6PM-10.30PM
Sun: 12.15PM-3PM; 6PM-10.30PM
3. Agak-Agak Cafe, you contribute to an apprentice programme when dine in here
Dining here is truly rewarding, as you get not only Malaysian favourite dotted with modern touch, further infused with flavours of Chinese, Western and so forth; but also sees the effort of Agak-agak in helping Malaysian youth through an apprentice programme. Chilli Pate Pan Mee, Miso Caramel Brownie, Duck Hoisin Sandwich, Mangkuk Tongkol Tuna Rice Bowl, Ulam Quinoa Bowl, Kacang Tumbuk Bundt Cake on Agak-Agak menu can easily surprise you with their good taste. At the end of the day, the food price you paid, 40% of the profit goes directly into this programme.
Address: 29-5, APW Bangsar, Jalan Riong, Off Jalan Bangsar
Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 10AM-6PM ( closed Monday)
4. PULP by Papa Palheta, by the famous Singapore Roastery
This cafe doesn’t need further introduction. Mentions about the Singapore coffee boutique Chye Seng Huat Hardware and these are the people behind PULP. They are the very first cafe in APW Bangsar KL, still going strong after years. Excellent coffee on every visit. They started with just coffee and cakes, and slowly rolling out fantastic breakfast menu that has won the heart of many loyal customers.
29-01 Jalan Riong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Mon, Wed, Fri : 7.30AM – 10PM
Tue: 7.30AM -10.30AM; 3.30PM -10PM
Sat, Sun : 9AM -11PM
5. Breakfast Thieves Cafe, your place for Melbourne-style brunch
Well-know eatery from Melbourne, Australia. Charming interior like a glasshouse, with shades from green trees. Queue for your breakfast or brunch is expected here if you arrived too late. We thought that the crowd will be lesser after few months but no. When we were there for Kaiju Company last week, about 2.30PM, people was still making a beeline in front of Breakfast Thieves Cafe. LOL. Do try their 24 hours slow braised beef cheek with egg benedict.
29-5 Jalan Riong, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 9AM-5PM (Closed on Monday)
Now, APW is more than just a space for cafe hoppers, but also creative collaborative workspace and event venue. Chill at their Case Study Bar next to Kaiju are worth checking out too!