About Antipodean

The cafe experience is one of the central fabrics of life of the European society. From past to present, cafes in Italy, France, Spain, Austria and the former Yugoslavian states have been playing their roles as meeting places for the communities that surround them.

This idea of cafe and cafe life immigrated to Australia and New Zealand after World War II. Many of the immigrants arrived at their new countries only to find that cafe culture (as we know it today) did not exist! Rather than wallowing in despair, the new Aussies and Kiwis set about building a new bred of cafes.

Antipodean Cafe takes its very soul from the cafes that have gone before it, not only in the Antipodes, but also in Europe. The goal is to create a meeting place, a central spot where expatriates and locals can meet, chat, gossip, romance and chill out over a cup of excellent coffee and a plate of good tucker. Other than providing a great cafe experience, we took it upon us to ensure the cafe culture will continue to flourish with the times.

Founder

Alun Evans

Alun Evans is currently running Antipodean Coffee (cafes) and Merdeka Coffee (Coffee & Roasting). In 2015 he established DELIRIUM Café concepts. He frequently spends time in Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.

From 1998 to 2010, Alun was based in Jakarta, sourcing coffee directly from over 30 different farming communities through Indonesia. Travelling from Takengon (Aceh) to Tujuh Desa (Papua) working with coffee families to produce great coffee in an ethical and socially responsible way.

Before moving to Indonesia Alun worked in a range of food & beverage ventures in New Zealand, Australia and U.S.A.

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Founder

Arlini Evans

Arlini Evans, the company co-owner, has a long history in the F&B industry. Her family has been involved in the restaurant business for over 30 years. A graduate from Trisakti University, Arlini meet and later married Alun, a New Zealand expatriate who also has an incredible passion for coffee.

Arlini and Alun live in Bukit Sentul, just up the hill from Merdeka Coffee's office and roastery. Apart from coffee their interests include golf, sailing, mountain biking, travel and good wine.

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Community

Being a community cafe, we are aware of the need to help and support those around us. It is also our responsibility to make this world a better place too! Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like a notice to be posted on the community notice board in the cafe and on the website. Below are some of our photo collections on our farmers, and our community outreach programme.

Awards.

Neighbourhood’s Favourite Place or Breakfast

TEG MEDIA, 2018

Finalist Top 3 Cafe

JAKARTA NEW, 2014

Short Listed Best Cafe

TIME OUT KL, 2014

Top Ten Australian Restaurant Outside of Australia

HUTTINGTON POST, 2014

Best Place for Coffee

TIME OUT KL, 2013

Trieste Espresso Expo

ITALY, 2006, 2008, 2012

Runner Up Coffee

FOOD HOTEL ASIA, SINGAPORE 2012

Top 40 Best Restaurants

TIME OUT KL, 2012

Best for Coffee

TIME OUT KL, 2011

Best New Restaurant

TIME OUT KL, 2011

Best for Coffee

TIME OUT KL, 2011

1st Place World Barista Championship

INDONESIA, 2011

Come by and experience Antipodean café.

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Official Address: 
Antipodean Coffee
20, Jalan Telawi 2
Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Federal Territory, Malaysia

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