Acme Bar & Coffee

Acme Bar & Coffee is a cafe within walking distance from KLCC. We were delighted to have found another great place to hang out in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Check out our previous visits to Tous Les Jours in Bukit Bintang.

The cafe is located in the ground floor of The Troika, a luxury condominium just beside KLCC. We took a much longer route going along the main road Jalan Ampang, and found out from the staff that we could have actually taken a much shorter route walking along Jalan Persiaran KLCC, which was what we did when we headed back. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and perhaps a little surprised that two tourists found their way to the cafe.



My girlfriend was probably mad at me for dragging her for such a long walk in the unforgiving heat, but that dissipated after we settled ourselves in the cafe. Acme Bar &a Coffee has a very different ambiance compared to Tous Les Jours. While the latter was bright and cheerful, the former was dark and calming. Both were equally cosy and it would be hard to choose between the two.

If I had to choose where to hang out, I would probably pick Acme Bar & Coffee simply because it is less crowded. While Tous Les Jours is right smack in the middle of Bukit Bintang where many tourists would pass through and notice the prominent café, Acme Bar & Coffee is more out of the way and caters to the locals. The serenity of Acme Bar & Coffee was a fresh change from the constant bustle and hum of conversations in Tous Les Jours.

Then again, we have only been to Acme Bar & Coffee only once, compared to the several times we have been to Tous Les Jours, and it was on a weekday afternoon, so it is hard to gauge how crowded it can get. Given that it has two levels with a lot of seats available, it could probably get packed in the evenings and weekends. The upper level was closed but the staff allowed us to go up and have a look. Alfresco seating is available but we chose to hide indoors to avoid the heat and humidity.

Long table

Flowers on the table

Sunset girl

Wine cabinet

Upper floor

Cosy upper floor


The second level had a very distinct vintage feel to it. Ideal for photo or video shoots. So, I inevitably had an impromptu shoot with my girlfriend as the model. She was clearly smitten with the place and we ended up spending quite some time there until the sun started setting. Check back soon for my next entry or subscribe to my RSS feed.

These were shot on my Leica M8 with the Cosina Voigtländer Color-Skopar 21 mm f/4 P and the Nikon D40 with the 18-55 mm kit lens.

For those of you who are wondering, check out their website and here’s their address: Unit G1, The Troika,19 Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.

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