Many exciting new stores emerged around Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley in the last two months, from elegant chocolate boutiques to delicious healthy eats. Here's a list of store openings that you can explore on your next leisurely day out.
Photo: Juiceco Malaysia
Juiceco Malaysia officially opened in Bangsar in early July, offering a selection of 200 preservative-free fruit and vegetable juices, as well as smoothies, milkshakes and other specialty juices. Juiceco’s delectable beverages range from RM5 to RM15 a cup. And yes: Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has given it her glamorous seal of approval. Visit Juiceco's Facebook page or website for more information.
2, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2201 6633
Open: Monday to Sunday, 11am to 2am
Photo: Tania Jayatilaka
The well-loved SOULed Out brand turned 21 years old this year, opening its latest outlet in Taman Tun Dr Ismail in May which can take up to 180 people. Like the SOULed Out branches in Sri Hartamas, Ampang, Bangsar South and Kota Kinabalu, the new outlet serves Asian, Western and North Indian fare and delectable thirst-quenchers to the smooth tunes of a live band on Thursdays after 8pm.
G-02, Menara LGB, 1 Jalan Wan Kadir,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2788 4118
Open: 12pm to 12am Sunday to Friday, 3pm to 12am on Saturday
Photo: Patchi Malaysia
Renowned chocolate brand Patchi Malaysia opened its third boutique in Kuala Lumpur at Pavilion Elite, combining a decadent atmosphere with equally decadent chocolate selections. The 1,152 square foot boutique boasts chocolate collections made of approximately 55 flavours. Unique Patchi chocolate gift arrangements are available for bridal showers, baby showers, or any festive occasion that warrants a sweet treat.
2.09.01B, Level 2, Pavilion Elite,
168 Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Open: Monday to Sunday;10am to 10pm
Photo: OURS Eatery
Out of a desire to provide tasty, healthy and affordable meals on the go, OURS Eatery was born. OURS offers healthy pastas, wraps, soups, sandwiches, burritos, salads with exceptionally tasty toppings, smoothies, and sugar-free low-carbohydrate desserts! Try one of their delicious oven-roasted meals followed by a dark chocolate brownie and you’ll never again wince at the thought of a healthy diet.
Ground Floor, Damansara City Mall,
Damansara Town Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2856 0809
Open: 11am to 8.30pm
Newly opened at Damansara Heights is Jack Rose Kuala Lumpur, a spunky cocktail bar founded by Australian Callan C. Green and American James Estes. From their lovable illustrated menus to their simply suave cocktails (ask about their snow pea-infused vodka special ‘Give Peas a Chance’), they’re sure to win a spot on your list of favourite chill-out bars in KL.
B1, Wisma E & C, Lorong Dungun Kiri,
Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 012-689 0020
Open: 5pm till late
Serene blue seaside vibes will take you by surprise at Veli, a Maldivian cuisine restaurant that just landed at the cafe haven of SS15 at Subang Jaya. Don’t hesitate to stop by for a taste of tuna coconut salad along with delicious flatbreads, spicy curries, steaming rice dishes, and tangy pasta options as well.
97 Jalan SS 15/4c, SS15,
Subang Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-5611 5070
Open: 10am to 1am
Maze is a coffee saloon that doubles as a gin parlour at night. The highlights of this sultry venue are the bespoke gin cocktails and a luxurious high-tea from 12 to 6pm daily. That, and a seriously cool interior divided into velvet and leather sections boasting about 150 gin-focused labels. If you're hungry, you can even order various savoury snacks from Maze's sister outlet, Lavo, that's located one floor down from Maze.
1st Floor, Menara Lien Hoe, 8 Persiaran Tropicana, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 010-322 2888
Open: 10am to 1am