What is it?

An open-til-late café which serves alcohol. If Underground Société (US, for short) sounds familiar, that’s because you may have heard of its sister café: CoffeeSociéte. The latter started out as a low key café in Publika and became lauded as one of the city’s top places for coffee.

Despite the similar interior decor and vibe (minimalist, warm lighting, lots of wood), this new outlet is more grown-up. For a start, there’s an extensive alcohol menu, as well a food menu which lists unusual brunch dishes such as a Slipper Lobster Benedict (RM28). Open from 11am to 2am every day (yes, seven days a week), Underground Société looks set to be a relaxed alternative to going to a bar.

Lobster Slipper Benedict: a lobster tail on bread muffins and topped with poached eggs.

Who is it?

Underground Société was created by the same brothers that set up Garage 51 and CoffeeSociété. Kar Wai and Kar Heng Choong, the founders, have taken their ambition up a notch.

Go For…

The cold brew coffee (RM15). Ours arrived looking like stout, and that’s because they have coffee on tap here – it’s thought to be the first commercial outlet to serve coffee this way in the country. There’s also Underground Coffee, for those who like their coffee spiked: it’s coffee plus vodka and Baileys (RM26).


Food from RM16 to RM99 and drinks from RM6.90 to RM26.

Rathika Sheila. Photos courtesy of Underground Société,

Underground Société, 68, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway, 46150 PJ.