The next time you're in Chinatown, head into the new Tian Jing hotel to find Lim Kee, a privy spot to huddle up with a cuppa in the city. The cafe shares the same traditional-made-contemporary charm as its building, and the old-time aesthetics of wooden chairs on ceramic print tiles are easy to love. The menu is now limited to sweet sustenance: cakes and ice cream for those who want a little treat in between meals. Hot food will be offered much later, perhaps when the hotel too is open for business. For now, cool off the KL heat with a scoop of Ice Cream (RM6). Theirs are aptly flavoured with a local twist, from pandan to teh tarik and soursop. Cakes are also on offer, sometimes a decadent chocolate or a light, spongy raspberry tiramisu. Pro tip: Keep an eye out on their Facebook page to chance upon the occasional daily deals — a free slice cake with every coffee purchase and the likes!
Avg price per person: RM15
Photo by Burppler Trisha Toh