Hold on to your handlebars – this new hidden rooftop cafe is the wheel deal: Perched atop a weathered Bangsar shop-house, Makan At The Basikal is a rustic refuge that’s set to speed up its evolution from quirky neighbourhood secret to hip hangout.

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As its name suggests and its decor confirms, this venue – accessible furtively via a back lane – is fuelled by pedal power, a community space created by cyclists for cyclists, with retail and repair facilities complemented by events and workshops. But food enthusiasts shouldn’t simply whiz past; the cafe whips up a compact but well-considered menu of classic local crowd-rousers.

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Terengganu-style laksa kuah putih (RM6), Penang’s assam laksa (RM6), curry mee (RM7) and nasi lemak (RM4) are the highlights here – princely portions at relatively pauper-friendly prices, prepared with less salt and oil than the norm, in line with the cyclist’s creed of healthy living.

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Kopi Muar Ais (RM3.50) and Bandung Soda (RM4) serve to refresh customers following the hike up The Basikal’s narrow stairs, a climb that comes with several irresistible stops for Instagram photography opportunities.

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Location & Details

Makan At The Basikal Cafe

Backlane of 90, Jalan Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

Mon-Sat, 5pm-11pm.

Tel:  012-645-9560

Find: View directory for Makan At The Basikal here.

46 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Phoenix Han November 13, 2016 Subscriber

    Mia D Ouh

    • Mia D Ouh November 13, 2016 Subscriber

      Mcm kt penang adr je. Dorg gantung basikal kat dalam kedai ?

  2. Remus Chong November 12, 2016 Subscriber

    Facade is honestly ugly.

  3. Amran Yahaya November 12, 2016 Subscriber

    Amrul Karim

  4. Hanif Kamarudin November 11, 2016 Subscriber

    Denysse Sukqing Pang

  5. Sarah Holgate November 10, 2016 Subscriber

    Jay

  6. Abdul Hafiz Rozali November 10, 2016 Subscriber

    Christopher Sien Vee Zhen might have to check it out one day

  7. Daphne Ham November 9, 2016 Subscriber

    Hardip Singh

  8. Aba Shahril November 9, 2016 Subscriber

    Atas kedai uncle

  9. Adam Sama November 9, 2016 Subscriber

    Aba Shahril

  10. Daphne Low Chiou Wern November 9, 2016 Subscriber

    Lisa Spv SoOk EnG Ho Lee Wan Elaine Wong AiVee Chong after run makan place~

  11. Sarah Leong November 8, 2016 Subscriber

    Lim Cheng Mun, we go this Saturday

  12. Adele Teo November 7, 2016 Subscriber

    Samson Yuhyao

  13. Azhan Rabi November 7, 2016 Subscriber

    Han Sen Hau I told you some of those rooftop we climbed are going to be something!

  14. Ika Zy November 7, 2016 Subscriber

    Eric Soong see told u must be a cafe or restaurant

  15. Sabrina Zulkifli November 7, 2016 Subscriber

    Awan Azmi

  16. Diana Chew November 7, 2016 Subscriber

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  17. Adin Rifai November 7, 2016 Subscriber

    Nabilla Yasmine

  18. Izziyana Aziz November 7, 2016 Subscriber

    I-Wei Tee near with us. Should try 🙂

  19. Theodora Zhang November 7, 2016 Subscriber

    Syafira

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