This is Probably the Smallest Cafe You Will Find in KL

Piu Piu Piu Zhongshan Building

3 reasons why you should check out what’s brewing at Piu Piu Piu.

Quietly tucked in The Zhongshan Building, Piu Piu Piu is a casual and intimate cafe-bar inspired by the standing bars commonly found in Japan. Located on the second floor of the building, the way to get to this place is through Tintabudi bookshop.

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This is the door in Tintabudi that will lead you to Piu Piu Piu.
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The actual door to enter Piu Piu Piu.
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Some of the decor on the wall.
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More decor next to the counter, all DIY-ed by Unagi himself.

The cafe is cosy and comfortable but there may not be much space there for you to bring the whole gang. Nonetheless, you should still pay a visit as Piu Piu Piu has a lot more to offer despite probably being the smallest cafe in KL.

Here are 3 reasons why you should check out Piu Piu Piu:

1. Get to know the unique owner

If you see a bespectacled bearded man with tattoos standing at the bar counter, that is Unagi — the owner. Having travelled to Japan quite often in the past, Unagi developed a dream of owning a small bar that is hidden from the hustle and bustle of the city — which is why he chose this 1950s-constructed shophouses in Kampung Attap as a spot for his cafe.

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There he is, Unagi. Feel free to chat with him while he makes your coffee.

2. Nothing beats good coffee and cakes

The drinks here are on the calling card. A coffee enthusiast himself, Unagi believes that coffee connects people and makes them happy, which is why he sources for himself the beans from local roasters Aim Coffee and uses them for his espresso, black and white coffee drinks.

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Military Latte — Japanese matcha green tea combined with vanilla syrup, espresso and cocoa powder.

Of course, good coffee goes along well with home-baked pastries. On your lucky day, if there’s any left, be sure to order their most popular items, which are Burnt Cheesecake, Apple Crumble, and Nangka Cheesecake. (We consider ourselves unlucky as there weren’t any left when we were there.)

3. Making new friends is now made easier

Thanks to the small space, now you have no choice but to socialise. Even you if plan to squeeze yourself to the corner, you can’t avoid bumping into people especially when the cafe is at its peak hour — usually lunch time. But fret not, I can assure you that the usual crowd coming here is the cool and friendly one. So, maybe it’s time to put away your smartphone for a while and make real friends.

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See? We made new friends there!

Piu Piu Piu Cafe
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80B, 2nd floor, The Zhongshan Building, Jalan Rotan,
Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday – Saturday: 11.00 am – 7.00 pm
Sunday: 11.30 am – 6.00 pm
Closed on Mondays.

Tel: 010 – 406 3695

Basir Zainuddin

Basir Zainuddin

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