Those who are wary of street side stalls dispensing the ubiquitous Malaysian kopi can head to any of the modern air-conditioned kopi tiam now dotting KL. A departure from the old-fashioned kopi tiam of old, the upscale version is more Western than Malaysian as far as physical structure and interiors are. The coffee however is distinctly Malay. Served hot or cold, with condensed milk or not, it’s Malaysia in a cup or glass. I prefer the hot sweet kopi c paired with some kaya toast.
Old Town Coffee is probably the best of the lot of modern kopi tiam. It is everywhere in KL and the I guess, the rest of Malaysia too. I saw a branch in Georgetown. This one was taken on my first trip to KL back in 2008 at a small branch inside the Central Market where I ducked for respite from the heat.