The Grumpy Cyclist, Kuala Lumpur

Fancy taking a shower at a café? You can do that after a ride at The Grumpy Cyclist, a space for cycling enthusiasts and coffee lovers alike. The fitness vibes of Taman Tun Dr Ismail with its parks and running trails provide the right ambiance; there’s even a bicycle “spa” here for you to work on your wheels!

The Grumpy Cyclist is the brainchild of avid road cyclist Alex Iskander Liew. He says, “When I cycled in Europe, I stopped by a lot of cafés in small towns. Meeting other cyclists and having cups of coffee together before continuing with my ride was a good way to learn more about the place, people and culture.”

So when Liew returned to Malaysia after working in London and Australia, he set out to open a cycle café that is not just restricted to cycling enthusiasts, but also for those who are interested to learn more but afraid to ask.

Since opening late last year, The Grumpy Cyclist has seen its community of regulars grow to include runners and triathletes, especially during weekends. Some families bring their children along so they can start the young ones on cycling as bicycles are also sold on order. This might be the healthiest café in town yet!

Grumpy Cyclist是一家結合了自行車和咖啡的咖啡館。
我在倫敦和荷蘭也去過類似的咖啡館,不過在本地還是頭一遭。
這家咖啡館的主人是一位自行車愛好者,
在歐洲旅行時,他以自行車為代步工具,
遊覽過不少的城市和小鎮。
在途中他也不忘抽空拜訪一些當地的咖啡館,
從兒認識了許多其他自行車愛好者。
他說通過和這些人的對話和聊天,
能更深入的了解當地的風土民情。

Grumpy Cyclist於去年開業,
雖然時間不長,但卻已經累積了不少的熟客群。
除了一些跑步者和運動員外,
還有不少家長帶著對自行車有興趣的孩子一起來,
是一家非常健康又活力的咖啡館。
這裡的咖啡以意式為主,沒有我偏愛的手沖咖啡。
我們點了兩杯卡布,咖啡的味道已經忘了,
只記得溫度過關,不過奶泡不夠綿密。
我們拜訪時正值治水期間,所以咖啡都裝在紙杯裡頭,
雖然如此,卻無損咖啡館的魅力,來光顧的人依然不少。


The Grumpy Cyclist
36, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Wed-Mon 8am-11pm / Tue closed
+603-77311400
www.thegrumpycyclist.com

10 thoughts on “The Grumpy Cyclist, Kuala Lumpur

  1. 哈哈哈,终于等到吉隆坡咖啡馆文了,呵呵。
    这家是众多咖啡馆中比较有特色的了,很喜欢那个为了骑士们准备的浴室耶!

        1. Oh trust me, we have many more Kuala Lumpur cafés we haven’t written about yet. Look out for them!

          P.S. Hint: For next week’s café we will be heading Down Under… 😉

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