Head to the busy neighbourhood of Sri Petaling in Kuala Lumpur as Three Little Birds Coffee opens their third permanent outlet. The twist this round is a shared space with Malaysian ice cream artisan Inside Scoop. So enjoy the usual finely crafted cuppas made from single origin coffee beans with a scoop or two of ice cream (the D24 Durian and XO Cranberry are two crowd favourites).

Three Little Birds Coffee head honcho Joey Mah will introduce specialty hot chocolate made with Seniman Kakao’s 80% cocoa chocolate from Lam Dong, Vietnam. The indie F&B scene in Kuala Lumpur just got that much more exciting.

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White label coffee is usually a term of anonymity – coffee suppliers who supply retail-appropriate roasted beans to cafés and companies to be packaged with the logos of these clients – but White Label Coffee is certainly known for roasting their own beans.

Started by Franscesco Grassotti (formerly a barista at Amsterdam coffee landmarks Espressofabriek and Quartier Putain) and Elmer Oomkens (who was Grassotti’s colleague at Brandmeesters), White Label Coffee does have an aura of anonymity, situated as it is in the Jan Evertsenstraat neighborhood. This is not a café that screams for attention.

With high ceilings, white walls and blonde wood floors, White Label Coffee is minimalist in décor but not without character – Oriental rugs and a sketched map of the world with origins of beans they carry tagged on it ensure that.

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