Whenever I travel, I can almost always be certain that I’ll stop by Kuala Lumpur. Not only is the city great for sightseeing, Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. This time around, I hopped in Feeka Coffee Roasters in Bukit Bintang for a post-breakfast, pre-lunch cup of coffee. Admittedly, this was not my first trip at Feeka, in fact I previously visited this popular coffee shop last year.
Located in in one of Kuala Lumpur’s liveliest food scenes, Feeka has made a name for itself as a popular neighborhood brunch spot. With simple quality fare such as brioche French toast, steak and fries, and mouthwatering duck sandwich, Feeka is in a league of its own when it comes to great food. The red velvet cake was just as good as I remembered, and they even had a couple bakes that I hadn’t seen the last time around, like their light and delicate almond crepe cake.
A homely space that is somewhere between cozy and industrial, Feeka is cool without trying too hard. In the making of the shop, the walls were left as they were, telling a story through years of layering on paints as new tenants called the space their own. Today, the old feel of the walls is juxtaposed with mod bare light bulbs and warm herringbone floors. Overhead, a skylight illuminates the baristas’ counter and brings an element of natural light into the space. Want to really get some sun? Outside is a charming tree-shaded patio for breezy days and iced lattes.
Three year veterans in the relatively young Kuala Lumpur coffee scene, Feeka purveys a wide variety of coffee from Asia all the way to South America. The shop favors light to medium roasts that complement the sweet treats it has on display. Whatever the origin, Feeka makes it a point to use coffee that is clean, sustainable, and traceable for a more ethical and transparent coffee industry. During the time of my visit, Feeka was serving up some sweet and nutty Brazilian coffee that made for a rich and creamy latte. If cappuccinos and lattes aren’t your thing, considering trying their Aeropress coffee instead.
When I visitted this time around, I brought company: my grandparents, my aunt, and a relative who lived in Kuala Lumpur. Feeka is a play on the Swedish word fika meaning to have a coffee break with friends and family, which I think is always a good idea. For the ideal fika with great fare, outstanding coffee, and a warm inviting atmosphere, there's no better place than Feeka itself.