[Updated 1 July 2021]
We are officially in 2021 which means a brand new year of exploring the vibrant cafe scene in KL and Selangor! But considering how 2020 panned out - with lockdowns, travel restrictions and whatnot - it's possible that many of us didn't get a chance to visit all the cafes we wanted to. If your plan is to turn that around, we've curated a list to help you rediscover some of the more familiar spots while introducing new ones along the way. In no particular order, here's a 2021 guide to Muslim-friendly cafes in KL and Selangor 😊
1. Luckin Kopi
If you're someone who loves going on breakfast dates, Luckin Kopi should be one of your top choices. Nestled in Jalan Panggong, Kuala Lumpur (located just a 3-minute walk from the Pasar Seni station), they open as early as 8am and tend to fill up within the first half hour especially on the weekends. So if you prefer copping a table without waiting in line, make sure to arrive early!
A highlight here is their unique offering of coffee from five different states in Malaysia! Served on a wooden platter with biscuits on the side,
don't miss the chance of tasting coffee from KL, Ipoh, Melaka, Johor and Penang during your visit. They're all marked accordingly, so you won't have to guess blindly - though it does make for a fun challenge to see who's the local coffee expert within your group of friends 😁 Read more about Luckin Kopi in this article
Uses halal-certified ingredients. No alcohol, pork or lard is used or served.
Mon-Fri; 8AM-6PM, Sat-Sun; 8AM-8PM
14, Jalan Panggong, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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2. Jibby by the Park
As one of the most recent additions to Serai Group (a home-grown food and beverage brand), Jibby by the Park is a must-visit for anyone who’s a fan of eateries where nature meets food. Located at The Waterfront at Desa Park City, the eatery boasts high ceilings, plenty of natural light and lush green plants, giving off greenhouse vibes that are both charming and unique. Truly made for capturing your brunch #ootd, you won’t have any problems finding the perfect background here 😁
Just as exciting as its ambience, you can expect plenty of enticing dishes at Jibby
by the Park. From hearty breakfasts like Champion Brekkie and mouth watering mains like Australian Beef Sticky Ribs to local flavours such as Ayam Bakar Madu, our foodie hearts are already fluttering from all these delicious eats 🤤 Even if you’re not here for a full on meal, you can always choose their lighter bites such as crispy calamari, umami salted egg chicken wings and corn with chipotle. Halal status:
The central kitchen is halal-certified. Ingredients used are halal and no alcohol is served or used in its food preparation.
Mon-Fri; 10AM-10PM, Sat-Sun; 9AM-10PM
FF-18 & FF-19, First Floor, The [email protected]
, No 5, Persiaran Residen, Desa ParkCity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur
P.S. Take a look at our list of 8 halal nature-themed cafes in KL & Selangor for a dose of greenery!
3. Seniman Kakao
To all our fellow chocolate lovers, make sure to stop by Seniman Kakao, a bean-to-bar chocolate maker that made its cafe debut early of 2020 with Seniman Cafe. This homegrown brand has been producing chocolate since 2015 and uses only local cacao to make their products. An impressive feat considering most places often resort to sourcing beans internationally
for high quality chocolate!
Take a pick from their wide selection of beverages that all, of course, incorporate chocolate. Whether that's a coffee, a chocolate and espresso combo or a specialty drink, you'll definitely be in chocolate heaven 😋 Don't forget to also try out their popular banana fritters served with a side of chocolate shot as well! For something that's non-chocolate, they've got breakfast dishes, mains and rice bowls to fill you up. Read more about what else Seniman Kakao has to offer in this article
All ingredients used are sourced from halal-certified suppliers. No pork, lard or alcohol is used.
Open daily; 8.30AM-4.30PM
29, Jalan Pudu Lama 50200 Kuala Lumpur
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4. FaSo Patisserie
Located at Sunsuria Forum in Setia Alam, FaSo Patisserie made its debut back in August 2020 and has been enticing customers with all kinds of mouthwatering pastries and viennoiserie (French for "things in Vienna" and means a bridge between pastry and bread) ever since!
#HHWTTip: Things get sold out pretty quickly, so plan your visit earlier in the day or keep an eye out on their Instagram so as not to miss
out on any updates!
Offering French vanilla flan, brioche caramel, kouign amann, flower pistachio apricot and more, you won't have to worry about having limited choices. If you're not entirely sure of where to begin, take your pick from the classic croissant that's also available in different flavours like chocolate, almond, mango, pineapple and apricot. From time to time, they offer limited boxes of goodies such as the Special Viennoiserie Combo and you can order it through WhatsApp (+6019-486 1231) for a delicious mid-week treat.
Tue-Sun; 10AM-8PM (closed on Mon)
D-G-07 Sunsuria Forum, Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor
5. Marc et Farid
Can't get enough of French pastries and desserts? Make your way to Marc et Farid, a small pastry shop situated in Persiaran Rimbayu. Founded by Marc B and Farid Tawfik who met in Paris, this is the place that'll perfectly fulfill your dreams of eclairs, macarons, cannelés and more!
While you can't go wrong with any of their desserts or pastries, a good place to start with - if you're a chocolate lover - would be their chocolate praliné tart, absolut chocolat or classic opera. For something on the fruitier
side, try out their various tarts (the tarte aux fraises being their best-seller!) and if you're prepared to indulge in some buttery goodness, a taste of palmiers and kouign ammans will do the trick. With a selection that changes from time to time, make sure to follow their Instagram to keep up with the latest goodies available. Halal status
: Tue-Sun; 12PM-6PM (closed on Monday)
: Persiaran Rimbayu, 42500 Telok Panglima Garang, Selangor
: +6012 702 8048
Satisfying your sweet tooth cravings in the neighbourhood of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (or TTDI for short) is easy. There are plenty of halal cafes and bakeries
where you can get all sorts of cakes, brownies, cookies and more! But if you're looking for a new spot to hit up, Cakies is the place to be 😃
Indulge in a slice of Pandan Gula Melaka or Double-layered Burnt Chocolate Cheesecake - and if you prefer savoury notes over sweet ones, their classic original croissant should be right up your alley! They've also got chocolate croissants for those who want the best of both worlds. Of course, you can't forget the bomboloni (Italian doughnuts). These super
fluffy bakes filled with various fillings including Nutella are one of the highlights of the bakery. One bite of this pillowy dessert and you'll be back for more 😍 Halal status
139, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
P.S. Unleash your inner baker with this easy halal bomboloni recipe you can whip up at home!
Tucked away in the quiet suburbs of Petaling Jaya, Tujoh is considered a hidden gem if you aren't a local living in the area. Step into its homey space where creamy lattes, delicious food and a great ambiance await you. Once you've placed your order, cop a table underneath the skylight and enjoy a comfortable catch-up session with your friends.
Dig into the various selection of yummy dishes they have to offer - from pastas and burgers to lighter eats like soups, salads and side nibbles. Whether you're here for a simple brunch with a friend or looking to have a hefty dinner, the cafe's got you covered. Wash it all down with a glass of refreshing fruit juice or a perfectly warm cup of coffee. Halal status:
Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers
Mon-Thu; 11AM-11PM, Fri-Sat; 11AM-11.30PM, Sun; 11AM-10PM
617 Jalan 17/10, Section 17, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 46400
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8. Tenggek Burung Cafe
If you're looking for a new afternoon teatime spot in KL, you should definitely check out Tenggek Burung Cafe! Located on a hilltop in Jalan Bukit Keramat, this quaint and idyllic cafe reminds us of an English countryside cottage, or a mountaintop retreat you might find in Cameron Highlands. Complete with a small garden full of gorgeous flowers, you can snap some beautiful shots before heading inside for your meal. 🌺
Their Roti Paung is a customer favourite - soft, fluffy, and freshly baked 🤤 Pair it with an order of sambal ikan bilis for some extra spice, and you've got your mid-day snack lined up. Don't forget the sweet stuff either! Their cakes are all gorgeous, but the Raspberry Rose Pistachio cake definitely stands out. Look at how gorgeous those swirls are, and the yummy raspberry coulis sandwiched between layers of rose pistachio cake sound like a heavenly treat.
Mon-Sat; 11AM-6.30PM (Closed on Sundays)
Address: 2 Lorong Bukit Keramat
4, Jalan Bukit Keramat, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact:
+603-425 26221 or Whatsapp +6017-212 1856
P.S. Plan an amazing afternoon tea at these 7 Muslim-friendly high tea spots in KL.
9. POLA DOLA Café & Kitchen
Located at Ardence Labs in Setia Alam, dining at POLA DOLA Café & Kitchen means enjoying a meal in a space that features lush decor and plenty of natural light. With its minimalist yet homey interior, every corner of the cafe makes for the perfect background for you to capture your #ootd. No matter where you're seated, you can guarantee a well-lit photo.
Look forward to all the different kinds of delicious dishes served at the cafe. Craving for pasta? Get yourself meatball marinara, peperoncino or the classic Italian. Need a heavier meal to cure a big appetite? Then make sure to go for one of their mains like nasi goreng with sambal udang, iron-grilled lamb shoulder and golden chicken chop.
Uses halal ingredients. No alcohol, pork or lard is used or served.
Open daily; 11AM-10PM
: L33, PT8, Persiaran Setia Alam, Eco Ardence, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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P.S. Don't forget to check out these 5 Muslim-friendly glasshouse cafes in KL & Selangor
10. Torte by Linda
Feeling adventurous and curious for a taste of Russian-inspired cakes and pastries? Then it's high time for you to pay a visit to Torte by Linda! Here, you'll get a chance to enjoy some of the dreamiest bakes in the form of their signature Tort Classic Medovik, Summer Berries Medovik and Chocolate Sparta Cake. They also have other yummy goodies lined up like oreshki, choux pastry, Uzbek chicken and beef Samsa.
Wonder what else the cafe has to offer? Jars of honey! And not just any regular ones, they're 100% natural honey from Ukraine so you can expect nothing but pure goodness that'll take your waffles and pancakes to the next level. For something a little different, go ahead and give their creamed honey a try - equally as delicious and nutritious 😉
Tue-Sun; 1PM-6pm (No dine-in & closed on Mondays)
Level 1, 8 Kinrara, Jalan BK 5a/1, Bandar Kinrara, 47180 Puchong, Selangor
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P.S. Treat yourself to a taste of desserts around the world at these 8 halal places in KL & Selangor .
11. Cafe Ame Soeur
For a special meal out with your significant other, say bonjour
to Cafe Ame Soeur. Its name in French means ‘soulmate’ and if that doesn’t say romantic already, then we don’t know what does! However, don’t let that stop you from coming here with your close girlfriends and family 😉 At one glance, the outisde of the cafe may seem unassuming but the inside tells a different story with full-length mirrors, hanging crystal chandeliers and gold accents everywhere.
Serving all kinds of delicious dishes like egg benedict, beef wellington and spicy prawn aglio olio, the cafe’s got you covered no matter what time of the day you decide to visit. If you’re a diehard fan of afternoon teas, make sure to order yourself their afternoon tea spread that’s available from Monday to Sunday between 3PM and 6PM. With savoury bites and delectable desserts included, it’s the perfect treat whenever you’re in the mood for something extra special.
All ingredients used are sourced from halal-certified suppliers. They are currently applying for a halal certification.
Open daily; 10AM-9PM
20, Jalil Link Block 2, Jalan Jalil Jaya 2, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact:
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12. Ink Library Cafe
Located at Grandeur Labs in Sungai Buloh, this stunning glasshouse cafe is one of the many Insta-worthy spots that should be on everyone's bucket list. By day, the reflections make the glass container look like its blending with the sky and by evening, it glows beautifully against it. Step inside and you'll see rows upon rows of books that'll instantly rekindle your passion for reading. Even if you're not here to catch up on a book or two, it's a great place to get work done or have a relaxing hangout with friends.
Take a break from reading and order yourself any one of their delicious pastas, pizzas or burgers. If you happen to be at the cafe earlier in the day, the breakfast and brunch options will be perfect for you. They also serve Asian delights for those craving local flavours. Treat yourself at the end of the meal with a milkshake and yogurt or stick to a classic cup of coffee.
Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers. No pork, lard or alcohol is used or served.
Opening hours: Sat-Tue & Thu; 11AM-10PM, Fri; 11AM-12.30PM, 2.30PM-10PM (closed
Address: Grandeur Labs, Lot 6232, Persiaran Mokhtar Dahari, Eco Grandeur 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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13. One Serambi Cafe
Situated in the heart of Bukit Jelutong, make sure to add One Serambi Cafe to your cafe-hopping list! Besides enjoying a cup of coffee, there are hearty and delicious meals to try. Some of their chef's recommendations include OSC Fried Seafood Spaghetti, Grilled Striploin, Grilled Chicken Balado, and OSC Lamb Burger.
: Tue-Sun; 9.30AM-11PM (Closed on Mon)
: 1-G, D'bayu Commercial Centre, Jalan Serambi U8/21, Bukit Jelutong, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor
: +603 7734 7700
14. Autism Cafe Project
Autism Cafe Project provides a space for youths with autism to secure future independence, so make your way to Subang Jaya to show your support! Serving local dishes like mee soup, beehoon goreng, kueh ketayap, ondeh ondeh as well as pulut kuning with chicken rendang, the cafe also offers catering services and it's best to reach out to them at least one week in advance.
: Open daily; 11.30AM-8PM
Address : LG-12, DaMen
Mall, Usj 1, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor Facebook
With this handy list, you'll be in for a true treat of hearty brunches, yummy desserts and creamy lattes this 2021 😋 Looking to add more spots on your to-eat list? Check these out: