A secret rooftop cafe in the heart of Bukit Bintang
We can thank Jesus for keeping the prices at Eden Coffee Rooftop Cafe so low. This coffee shop is a secluded spot on the Lot 10 roof with a heavenly view of the KL Tower. I have to assume this cafe is somehow affiliated with the Holy Trinity Bukit Bintang (HTBB) Church since they share the space, but anyone can get a coffee here… even non-believing heathens like me.
There is an elevator right at street level that you can take directly up to Eden Cafe. Look for the main Lot 10 entrance, where the Sweet Potato Factory is. The secret elevator is right next to the Machi Machi drink shop. It’s a tiny elevator, but it’s much faster than the one in the mall. Once you get to level 8, take the path on the right, which takes you onto the Eden Coffee rooftop terrace.
If you are already in Lot 10 and want to get up to Eden Cafe, look for an elevator that goes up to level 8. We took the elevator on the ground floor that’s located past the Sasa. It took forever to arrive and was slow while going up. At the top, the corridor looks sketchy but just follow it until you come to a structure encased in windows. When you go inside, there will be some wooden tables and a short staircase pointing up to Eden Cafe. The other people who shared the elevator with you are likely going to the same place, so just follow them if you’re not sure.
Ambience & Amenities
There are a limited number of tables inside the cafe. It’s a small rectangle room where you’ll be sitting in between the ordering counter and the sliding door that people will be constantly opening and closing. There is a bookcase on one wall where guests can peruse the cafe’s books. Unless you have an interest in religious texts, there’s not much for the average visitor.
The best seats at Eden Cafe are out on the deck. The reason to come here is for the view of the KL Tower and the surrounding skyline. There are about six tables sheltered with umbrellas. A couple of the tables will have large air conditioners next to them that guests can control. Past the tables where the colourful flower bushes are is where people will be taking pictures. Eden Cafe is still relatively unknown, so you won’t have to wait to get your own Instagram photo.
There is a toilet on the 8th floor that Eden Cafe guests can use, but you have to ask the staff for the keycard. Once you have it, exit the cafe and turn right. Walk past the elevator and you’ll see a narrow corridor on your left. The keycard only seems to work on the first door, so use it on that panel. The washroom has a sitting toilet, a sink with soap and, curiously, a shower. There was no toilet paper when I went, so maybe take some napkins from the cafe. The paper towels were well stocked, though.
The menu is on the counter in front of the register. There are three laminated sheets: one listing the drinks, one with food, and the last one gives a description of their cakes. The cakes are in a cabinet on the left side of the counter and some of the hot food like the puffs will be in a warm oven on the right side if you want to browse before buying.
The Americano (RM5) is pretty ordinary and nothing special. However, it is a great cup of coffee for its price that didn’t have any burnt taste. The Babyccino (RM3) is a fair size with the requisite froth and cinnamon. I got a Vanilla Flavour Shot for only RM1 for more decadent sweetness.
I thought the cost of the food at Eden Cafe did not match the cheap prices of the drinks. The Sausage Puff (RM6) is big enough as a fair-sized snack. The outer pastry is like a soft croissant and the black sesame is a nice touch for extra aesthetic appeal. This is very salty, though, and you’ll be craving water afterwards. I thought the Mellow Taro cake (RM16) was especially small and overpriced. It doesn’t win any presentation awards, being served on a paper plate with plastic forks. Deep purple chunks of sweet potato hover in yam mousse on top of a thin cake base. This is a very light cake, and not too sweet.
This is a cool, Instagrammable place to hang out with friends that’s very easy on the wallet. It’s very spacious and the cafe doesn’t insist on shoving as many tables as they can to maximize capacity. Especially if you sit outside, you’ll have a big table far away from the next guest. The downside of this is that you might not get a table, especially a coveted one with a view. A couple of times, we saw other people awkwardly standing around because there were no more tables left for them to sit at.
The drinks are an incredible deal for this location in Bukit Bintang. If you just need a caffeine fix, this place will save you from spending RM15 for an Americano. However, Eden Cafe is much better suited for long, drawn-out socializing sessions. I can’t think of anywhere else in this city where you can get a coffee for RM5 and enjoy it with such a lovely city view.
Price for 2 Pax: RM31.00
Add Vanilla Flavour Shot: RM1.00
Sausage Puff: RM6.00
Mellow Taro: RM16.00
Address: Level 8 (Alpha Hub/HTBB), Lot 10, 50 Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5:30pm, Saturday 10am – 5:30pm, Sunday 8am – 4:30pm
Alcohol Served: No