Minimal-guilt nasi lemak isn’t an oxymoron; folks in search of relatively wholesome recipes for our national dish can now explore Fortunate Coffee, a new vegan restaurant & coffee bar in Riverwalk Village off Jalan Ipoh.


Wholesome Nasi Lemak

Fortunate Coffee’s nasi lemak is built with brown rice & a little less coconut milk than the norm; most of the flavour comes from the accompaniments – organic tempeh, potato rendang, a tasty-thick sambal & a side salad with passion fruit dressing. RM11.80; typically available Mondays through Thursdays.


Soy Burger

Prefer Western-inspired fare? This speciality burger (RM12.80) has a soy patty laced with morsels of corn, peas & potatoes. There’s enough of a savoury bite to make it worthwhile, but it’s still not the match of chomping down on a meaty-juicy burger.


Cold Brew Coffee

Fortune favours the coffee lover: Enjoyable cold brews are available here, as are hand-drip & espresso-based preparations.


Unification Clocks

Some context: Fortunate Coffee is Malaysian-owned, but the name is licensed from a Taiwanese brand. It also sells DMG Bright Time Universal Family clocks & watches that are meant to ‘convey inner peace’ & ‘bring unification to the cosmic life.’



Location and Contact Details

Fortunate Coffee

H-G-3A, Plaza Riverwalk, Off Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 4040 0305

Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-7pm

Find: Fortunate Coffee directory page here.

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