Imagine wind in your hair, a glass of cool drink in your hands, laughter around the table as one of your friend shares something funny while sitting under blue skies and fluffy clouds – that sounds like a pretty cosy hang out, don’t you think? Well, this scene is totally possible when you visit any of the rooftops cafes and bars in Klang Valley and there are quite a few. This list of rooftops eateries focuses more on casual vibes and a comfortable ambience so that you can spend a relaxing time with your loved ones.
Whether it’s the end of a long day or just a weekend evening out with your besties, here are 8 rooftop cafes and bars in Klang Valley for you to chill and hang out with no worries on your mind.
1. Eden Cafe @ Lot 10
Not so hidden anymore, this café tucked away on Lot 10’s rooftop has been the talk of the town for their killer views and affordable coffee. To get here, take the lift next to Isetan in Lot 10 and head to level eight. You will walk out to find greeneries, simple architecture and gorgeous views of the KL Tower and surrounding city skyline. The café itself has indoor and outdoor seating while serving the usual beverage menu, desserts, and light snacks. It’s just one of those perfect places to head for a breather before going back to dealing with the hustle and bustle of city living.
Address: Lot 10, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 9am – 5:30pm (Monday to Friday), 10am – 5:30pm (Saturday), 8am – 4:30pm (Sunday)
Contact no: n/a
2. Basecamp @ The Row KL
Having just opened its doors last weekend, head over to The Row KL to get your camping vibe on. Inspired by the founder’s love of camping, expect a rustic and refreshing feel to the café when you visit. Located on the second floor, you will have to climb up a flight of stairs before sitting down to enjoy a selection of breakfast options, sandwiches, pasta, and snacks. You can also sip on a refreshing glass of Yuzu-Cha or any of their handcrafted lattes under clear skies.
Address: 62, Second Floor, The Row KL, Jalan Doraisamy, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10am – 6pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact no: +603-2602 3152
3. Shhhbuuuleee @ REXKL
Serving only dinner at the moment, this new hidden rooftop bar and restaurant at REXKL has gotten the attention of many food enthusiasts. Not only because of its location that is shared with BookXcess but also its unique name that makes you wonder what it means. Well, I’m here to enlighten you – ‘shhh’ is self-explanatory because of the bookstore while ‘buuuleee’ is the Chinese word for ‘don’t care’. Helmed by Chef Mui who has worked at several notable restaurants, the menu consists of small plates of local food with Asian influences. They also serve an interesting selection of beverages such as sake, shochu, whisky, highballs, and natural wines. Sounds like a great place to unwind but remember to make reservations as they do not accept walk-ins.
Address: Rooftop, REXKL, 80, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 5pm – 12am (Wed-Sun)
Contact no: +6012-612 0786
4. Little Salty Cafe @ Ampang
Looking to spend a romantic time with your loved one without heading into the city? Head over to this cosy café with equally beautiful views on Ampang Hill. Located inside a property development building, this café has an alfresco dining decorated with fairy lights that makes the atmosphere even more romantic. Of course, you can go there during the day too where you can look out at KL’s skyline and nature while indulging on decadent desserts such as their signature Dark Heaven Waffle.
Address: Lot 9270 Bukit Ampang Permai, Bukit Ampang, Off, Jalan Hulu Langat, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Opening hours: 4pm – 10pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact no: n/a
5. Popsicola @ Mahsa Avenue
When I missed out on this gorgeous place in my article on 10 eateries by the water in Klang Valley for a refreshing meal – I knew I had to find a way to include it somewhere. Well, it’s not farfetched to call this place a rooftop bar with its unobstructed view of the blue skies. Colourful and totally Insta-worthy, Popsicola is the best place to relax and unwind with your besties while having fun at the same time. Quench your thirst with cold glasses of juices, sodas and milkshakes and satisfy your hunger with delicious tacos, sliders, and burritos. Don’t forget to take plenty of pictures as well!
Address: Block B, Level 2, MAHSA Avenue, off, Jalan Ilmu, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 12pm – 9pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact no: +6016-406 5218
6. PJ’s Bar & Grill @ Paradigm Mall
Located on the 30th floor of the New World Petaling Jaya Hotel next to Paradigm Mall, you get to enjoy 360-degree views of the city on top of spending a memorable time with your friends or loved one. One of the better kept secrets (is it just me that didn’t know about this place?) – this is a splendid option for those looking for a more sophisticated and romantic rooftop dining place without heading into the city centre. With a wide selection of Asian and Western dishes, hand-crafted cocktails and alcohol, guests can choose to sit indoors or choose to be served on the adjoining deck. Either way, you will still get to enjoy the view.
Address: Level 30, New World Petaling Jaya Hotel, Paradigm, 1 Jalan SS7/26A, Kelana Jaya 47301 Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: 4pm – 12am (Daily)
Contact no: +603-7682 0000
7. Mantra Rooftop Bar & Lounge @ Bangsar Village II
With so many bars and restaurants in Bangsar, you are spoiled for choice. But if you are looking to hang out with your friends under the night sky, Mantra Rooftop Bar & Lounge is the place to be. Perched on the fourth-level rooftop of Bangsar Village, the rooftop bar exudes a cosy vibe with plush sofas in their indoor section while the al fresco viewing deck is decorated with potted plants, high tables, and steel chairs. It’s a wonderful place to unwind with bespoke cocktails and Asian-inspired tapas while enjoying a panoramic view of the neighbourhood.
Address: Bangsar Village II, Jalan Telawi 1, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 3.30pm – 12am (Daily)
Contact no: +6017-344 8299
8. Vogue Lounge @ KL Gateway
Expect to dine in style and sophistication when you are at a place named after fashion bible Vogue. Located on the 38th floor of Menara SUEZCAP at Bangsar South, Vogue Lounge features a main dining area, cocktail bar, wine cellar and private dining room. It also has a rooftop garden with a rooftop bar and seating where guests can enjoy a spectacular view of the city’s skyline. Elevate your senses with Eurasian and Asian-Med fusion fine dining if you are in the mood for food. Alternatively, you can also head to the rooftop bar for a glass of the perfect drink to accompany a wonderful night with your friends.
Address: Level 38, Menara SuezCap 1, KL Gateway, Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 5:30pm – 12am (Tues-Thurs), 12pm – 3pm; 5:30pm – 12am (Fri), 3pm – 5pm; 6:30pm – 12am (Sat-Sun)
Contact no: +603-2771 1530