The dining and café scene in KL (and Klang Valley) has never been more interesting, with great examples of commercial interior design that you can replicate at home.
New establishments seem to pop up daily, with tongue twisting items on their menus. But beyond the quirky menu, the cafe interior design of some of these places would look awesome in your dining space at home. These places are highly instagrammable, and are great places to just hang around for hours.
So, why not take inspiration from them to give your own dining area at home the same vibe with a chic, stylish makeover? We rounded some of the best café and restaurant interiors in KL to inspire your dining room design.
1. The Antipodean Café, Mid Valley
What we like: The high ceilings with full windows, the pendant lights, the dark wood, the blackboard menu, and the deep red walls.
Images from Mid Valley Megamall
2. BEAM, Bandar Sri Damansara
What we like: The industrial feel with bare metal stairs and exposed cement and brick, with touches of greenery.
3. Grey Sky Morning, Subang
What we like: The monochromatic, minimalist feel.
Images from thedeckzine.com
4. Feeka, Bukit Bintang
What we like: The peeling paint and weathered masonry. Not something you may want to replicate at home, but great atmosphere! Oh, and the main barista area is located in a tall airwell, flooding it with lots of light. Nice!
Images from Feeka FB page.
5. Garage 51, Bandar Sunway
What we like: As the name suggests, this place really IS a converted garage. Lots of metal, chains and piping, including furniture made from oil barrels. There’s even a converted VW Beetle in front.
6. Plan b, Publika
What we like: Lots of unfinished wood that still manages to give a comfortable vibe. And check out that ceiling!
7. Pickle and Fig, TTDI
What we like: Bare concrete dominates the cafe interior design here. Simple to clean, keeps cool, and easy to change the look with different furnishings.
Photo: Malaysian Flavours
What we like: From the main entrance, visitors can easily see a wall full of interesting artwork hung on cinderblock walls, through the full glass doors.
Image from perkygraphy.wordpress.com
9. V1 Concept, Puchong
What we like: Not really a cafe, but we simply had to show you those chilli-red bucket seats and racing memorabilia.
10. Aku Cafe & Gallery
What we like: Mismatched, handcrafted wood furniture, combined with the clean white walls make the perfect canvas for sculptures and artwork.
11. DR.Inc, Bangsar
What we like: Lovely little corners that have been perfectly setup using a mix of wallpaper, tapestry and quirky furnishings. You could browse for hours! Recommend.my and The Malay Mail Online recently had their event here.
12. Awesome Canteen
What we like: Earth tones give this place a nice natural feel.
13. The Library
What we like: While this chain has over 10 branches already, we love their style of keeping the bookshelves close by so you can linger at the table with a good book and coffee.
14. École P
What we like: This classroom-inspired cafe invokes lots of nostalgia. We don’t know how it will look in your dining room, though.
15. Wood & Steel
What we like: As the name suggests, this cafe is also deals in wood furniture. We love the bolted-on side tables and light fixtures that resemble piping.
Images from hinika.net
16. 3 Bags Full
What we like: The clever use of wood panelling and ribbed wood ceiling
[Added] 17. VCR, Bukit Bintang
What we like: That lovely aged wooden floor mixed with dark industrial steel frames.
Images from mecoffeyjourney.com.
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