There’s A 2D Bubble Tea Cafe in M’sia That Makes You Feel Like You’re In A Comic


The bubble tea craze is getting a little out of hand.

Just this month alone we covered 4 articles related to this coveted drink (except 3 of them aren’t actually for drinking, and the last one is…special. The articles are here, here, here and here.)

Of course, as per any bubble tea article, we’ve to show you our bubble tea video about the ten facts of bubble tea you probably didn’t know about:

And maybe this question is long overdue. Look deep into your soul and ask yourself this:

Do you truly like bubble tea? What flavour do you like? Do you prefer the usual tapioca pears or something else like that pudding thing?

Well, it doesn’t matter one bit because the star of this article isn’t the bubble tea at all.

(Sorry if we’ve tricked you into watching our video!)

2D, a Trippy Cafe that Happens to Sell Bubble Tea

No, that’s not actually their tagline but how many people are coming here with the purpose of getting a taste of their glorious brews?

Yes, the Malaysian cafe is called 2D and with bold, uneven lines running along every edge, they’ve managed to reduce their 3-dimensional furniture into the flattest versions of themselves.

And that’s not where it ends. They’ve made the effort to use this effect on different scenes so you can take pictures of yourself in a classroom,

Or a Japanese style room with low tables and tatami drawn on the floor, complete with drawings of Japanese adornments on the wall (like a drawing of The Great Wave off Kanagawa painting)

How about an onsen, with a tub filled with white ball pit balls (which you can’t really see in the picture because they just blend into one white mass)


With the Japanese theme going on, this is going to feel more like a manga than an American comic book.

And by the way, even their queuing area isn’t spared. This is great for customers because I’m guessing there will be quite a wait in the next few weeks at least.

What about their Food?

They actually sell bento sets as well as bubble tea.

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And the recipe is set! 😱😱😱

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You can see that they’ve managed to make their food packaging 2D as well.

Not the First

As many have pointed out, Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20 in Yeonnam-Dong, Seoul, also has this concept.

Credits: YND239-20 Cafe
Credits: YND239-20 Cafe

It’s interesting to see the 2 cafes side by side because while 2D went all out to keep the illusion alive, the softer lighting in Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20 makes the place feel more mellow.

In fact, the 2D cafe makes me feel like staying there too long wouldn’t be good for your psychological health… (I mean it’s a far cry from the White Room torture, but it still feels a little harsh)


2D, as mentioned, isn’t in Singapore. Specifically, it’s at F-03, 10, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Sunway Geo Avenue, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.


But at least it’s closer than South Korea.

If you make a trip to Malaysia and visit this cafe, be wary of a probably disorienting, but also a potentially out of this world, experience!