A Guide to APW Bangsar

A Place Where stylish dining and entertainment hub converge.

Many years ago, 29 Jalan Riong was alive with the sound of printing machines. Today, it’s dominated by lively chatter coupled with the clinking of glasses and cutleries. Once a printing factory, now the printing workshop and its surrounding space host regular markets and festivals, as well as several beautifully-designed eateries and even a co-working space.

There are plenty of things to do here, including weekend flea markets, free yoga classes, networking events, talks, and workshops. Here are some of them for you to check out.

52 Barbers

Hair services range from RM60 for the bespoke gentlemen cut to RM40 spruce for children, while beard trims and shaves cost RM20 upwards. As it accommodates two people at a time, bookings are highly recommended even though walk-ins are accepted here.

Uppercase Bangsar

Offices are available for rent at collaborative workspace Uppercase in APW Bangar, which is located on the second floor of the main building. Basic monthly rates are priced at RM450, which grants you five days of desk usage, high-speed internet, as well as discounts for on-site dining venues.

PULP

Helmed by Singaporean coffee boutique Papa Palheta, the caffeine hub draws a steady weekend crowd of coffee enthusiasts and trendy youths. High ceiling, paper-cutting machine repurposed into a coffee bar, and a vast space bathed in sunlight make Pulp one of the prettiest cafés in Bangsar.

Makirito

Operating from a cosy space above 52 Barbers, Makirito is primarily a grab-and-go eatery that can accommodate a handful of people inside, with a small al fresco dining area for smokers.

Breakfast Thieves

Founded by a team of Malaysians (Brandon Chin, Kevin Foo and Edwin Koh), KL’s Breakfast Thieves features a minimal brunch menu of modern Australian dishes with Asian influences—think berry compote yoghurt with granola, ginger apple crumble and soft-boiled eggs; spicy baked eggs with beef salami, onion jam and okra; even the eggs Benedict is given an upgrade with braised beef cheeks, honey apple compote, and yuzu hollandaise.

Proof

APW’s latest addition is Proof Pizza + Wine, which serves up an artisanal array of pizzas and, well, wine. Although a two-storey space, the restaurant is fairly small, exuding an intimate atmosphere. The first floor is shared between the seating area and the kitchen, while the loft upstairs holds a few booths for small groups. The floor-to-ceiling wine shelf commands your view as you walk in, and there are piles of logs scattered around the restaurant—not just as mere props, but actually used to fuel their impressive wood-fire ovens.

As APW Bangsar is set within a residential area, it can be slightly challenging to make your way here if you’re relying on public transport—the closest LRT station, Bangsar is about 10 minutes away on foot.

APW Bangsar
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Tel: 03-2282 3233

29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Basir Zainuddin

Basir Zainuddin

Of coffee, music, and sea breeze.
Basir Zainuddin

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