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Calling all Kopi Lovers!

Chawan, the local kopi café’, began operations on the 21st of August 2006, in the CHOW Food Gallery, Level 4, The Weld, KL. The two partners of this fully owned local venture are Ahmad Farid Yahaya and Afzal Abdul Rahim. Chawan was created from the need to have a local kopi joint with all the comforts of a bistro, along with the added convenience of offering free Internet access to its customers.

Chawan is open daily from 8.00am to 1.00am (Mon – Thurs & Sun) 8.00am to 2.00am (Fri – Sat & Eve of Public Holiday) and caters to our local makan trends in that it offers breakfast, lunch and tea time sets as well as those very important teh tarik sessions which very often include local tea time treats. Speak to our team here at Chawan and they will be happy to suggest if your particular choice of kopi is best served hot, cold or in some cases as ice blended drinks. 
From just a small joint serving local kopi with roti bakar & sandwiches, it expanded into a full fledge café serving local food when the second location at Jalan Telawi 3 in Bangsar was opened in June 2008. In June 2011, the third branch was opened at Citta Mall, Ara Damansara & the fourth outlet was opened at Publika, Solaris Dutamas in December 2011. Up to date Chawan has 14 types of local coffee namely Kemaman, Kota Bharu, Kulim, Hang Tuah, Taiping, Ipoh, Tanjung Malim, Teluk Intan, Muar 434, Batu Pahat, Aik Cheong, Tenom, Kapal Api and Tupai.

Each kopi is brewed fresh by the cup, served in a Baba Nyonya cawan, along with a "Biskut Kapal”. The kopi could be served hot, cold, ice blended or even milkshake and not forgetting our signature "Chawan Frappe” which is a mixture of nescafe with any of the local coffee and milk. Special request like kaw, kurang kaw, lebih kaw etc are cheerfully accepted as we know how important it is for you to have your kopi just right.

As Malaysians love to eat, Chawan offers a variety of local food from the all day breakfast menu with our famous freshly packed nasi lemak bungkus to ubi kayu (Tapioca) with kelapa parut and sambal, to big bites with nasi lemak ayam goreng berempah, nasi briyani, nasi tomato to named a few to noodles like mee rebus tulang, mee bandung and curry laksa and small bites like keropok lekor etc.

We are committed to maintaining a related atmosphere that is well managed, friendly and efficient, where our customers are able to take that much needed time out over a good cup of local kopi and local food.