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Mid-2018 Round Up: 10 New Halal KL Eateries You Might Have Missed Out On


Nursyazana Kahardy •  Aug 08, 2018


Can you believe it’s already past the middle of 2018?! In these past few months, there have been plenty of new cafes popping up all over KL (kind of like mushrooms after the rain?). So, to make sure you’ve got you bases covered, here’s a list of some of the new halal KL eateries that you might have missed out on! Credits: giphy
1. La Carne by Kopimeo
Credits: @dollah_16ronin on Instagram Great ambiance, gorgeous, upscale façade and beautifully crafted food that would make your Instagram feed the envy of foodies everywhere, La Carne is the perfect place to sate some of your more… carnivorous urges ?.
Credits: @lacarnebykopimeo on Instagram The café’s name literally translates to ‘meat’ in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish and the menu certainly reflects it! Don’t be fooled by the simple ‘bread, meat and pizza’ advertised on their store front. La Carne’s menu actually boasts an exciting array of exotic sounding delicacies ?
Credits: @hairyanti on Instagram From classic wood-fired pizza to succulent lamb dishes (seriously, though the meat is SUPER tender), the café’s red-meat roasts, Peruvian Spring Chicken and doughnut ice-cream are quickly becoming some of La Carne’s more popular menu items? Status: Muslim-Owned Address: 35, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah B 9/B, Seksyen 9, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor Opening hours: 4pm - 11pm (Mondays - Fridays) 1pm - 11pm (Saturdays & Sundays) Thursdays Closed Reservations: Call 012-206 0326 Facebook | Instagram
2. Food by Fat Cat
Want to feel like the cat who caught the canary AND polished off a bowl of cream on the side? ? Better head on down to Food by Fat Cat, the latest collaboration between Jaya Grocer and the culinary team behind ‘The Good Batch’ and ‘Nara Kitchen & Co’.
Credits: @sk.lowskon Instagram With a soothing pastel pink backdrop, marble top tables and an eye-catching wall of brass shelving systems, decorated with cute potted plants and little knick-knacks, the ambiance here is super comfortable and screams hipster!
Credits: @dearchar_ on Instagram As for the food, the café has some puurr-fectly delectable dishes that range from one-meal rice bowls, fusion ramen to homemade waffles and all-day breakfasts.
Credit: @e.s.t.repeat on Instagram The ‘Fattie Bom Bom’ (a tasty chicken kaarage rice bowl) and cinnamon dusted churros dipped with matcha pandan sauce (a mouthful to order, but what a tasty mouthful it is!) are also quickly becoming the stars of the café’s menu ?! Status: Halal-certified ingredients used Address: Jaya Grocer, Sunway GEO Avenue, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, 47500 Subang Jaya Opening hours: 10 am – 10pm (Mondays – Sunday) Thursdays Closed Reservations: Call 03-5650 5181 Facebook | Instagram | Email
3. Flower Girl Coffee
Credits: Flower Girl Coffee on Facebook Tucked away on the ground floor of Sunway GEO, Flower Girl Coffee offers a delightfully cosy atmosphere in a beautiful glasshouse setting. With its young, friendly staff, an extensive menu packed with ‘feel good’ food, delicious desserts and of course, really great coffee, it’s the perfect place for a lazy afternoon hangout session with your BFFs!?
Credtis: @flowergirlcoffeemy on Instagram The food served here are primarily western in style with a dessert menu that’s both pleasing to the eyes as well as the palate; but there are a few Asian-inspired gems on the menu if you feel like having something a bit more ‘local’. Plus, the cafe also offers some pretty egg-citing options for those of you who crave that good ol’ protein.
Credits: Flower Girl Coffee on Facebook From their tantalizing omelettes served with smoked salmon, avocado toasts with perfectly poached eggs on top to chicken schnitzel with poached eggs, you’re definitely going to want to put Flower Girl Coffee on your brunch list ?! Status: Halal-certified ingredients used Address: Sunway Geo Avenue, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, Selangor Opening hours: 8 am – 10pm (Open Daily) Thursdays Closed Reservations: Call 03-56117251 Facebook | Instagram | Email
4. Dew @ Bangsar
Credits: frhanamalim on Instagram Stepping into Dew is like stepping into a foreign country. With a florist out front and glistening marble-topped tables taking centre stage inside, Dew makes the most of its limited space with an inviting yet minimalist décor that makes the patisserie, florist and sometimes speakeasy look effortlessly chic and sophisticated ?
Credits: @dewbangsar on Instagram The French-inspired patisserie often takes inspirations from nature to create their amazing Instagram-worthy desserts. Not only are they gorgeous to look at, they taste phenomenal as well!
Credits: @dewbangsar on Instagram And for all those coffee lovers out there, Dew even has a Kopiko Tart that’s filled with Nescafé ganache, coffee bean praline and a coffee-soaked sponge, topped with a thick, light layer of bittersweet Nescafé mousse ? Status: Halal-certified ingredients used Address: 7, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100, Kuala Lumpur Opening hours: 11am – 7pm (Tuesday – Friday) 11am – 8pm (Saturday – Sunday) Closed Mondays Reservations: Call 03-56117251 Facebook | Instagram | Email | Website
5. Wizards @ Jalan Imbi
With a name like Wizards, you’d best expect the place to be magical! From the very same team that brought to us ‘The Red Beanbag’ and ‘Yellow Brick Road’, Wizards offers its patrons more of a contemporary-style dining experience.
Credits: @dao.c on Instagram The cafe is light-filled and airy, the colour scheme and décor making it look rather sophisticated. The waitstaff are also really friendly, polite and attentive, offering excellent customer service while not being intrusive ?
Credits: @waiyeng on Instagram But of course what's an excellent cafe without their food? Both their mains and desserts are delicious and beautifully put together, such as their Eggs Royale. With lightly smoked salmon and poached eggs on thick brioche buns topped with hollandaise sauce and bonito flakes, this all-day breakfast dish is a must-try! Plus with only the freshest of ingredients used, you know you're eating quality food ? Status: Halal-certified ingredients used, Alcohol is served in establishment Address: 201, Jalan Imbi, Pudu, 55100, Kuala Lumpur Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm (Daily) Reservations: Call 03-2715 5308 Facebook | Instagram | Email
6. Omulab
If you watch a lot of anime or Japanese Dramas, then you’ve definitely come across the famous ‘omurice’. For those of you who aren't sure of this term, omurice is basically a fluffy omelette served on top of a bed of rice. When the omelette is sliced open, the insides gush out and spread evenly on your rice (kind of like a chocolate lava cake ?).
Credit: Slurp Cafe Malaysia on Facebook Omulab is the ONLY omurice specialty restaurant in Klang Valley and almost every item on the menu features a variation of this omelette-style dish. The prices might seem a little expensive at first, but the work it takes to craft such a perfect, anime-esque omurice that tastes just as good as it looks makes it worth every penny ?!
Credits: @omulab_my on Instagram One of their best sellers is the ‘Omu Kare’ with add-on Crispy Fried Chicken Chop (made with Japanese fresh panko) but you can also order the omelette as it is (and request sauces separately for dipping purposes). If you prefer your eggs kind of salty and peppery, the Master Demiglace is perfect for you; featuring minced beef fried rice, topped with an omelette and drizzled with a delicious demiglace sauce ? Status: Halal-certified ingredients used Address: No. 7, Jalan 17/45, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Opening hours: 10.30am – 10.30pm (Tuesdays – Sundays) Closed on Mondays Facebook | Instagram | Email
7. 43 Coffee
If you fancy yourself a kind of coffee connoisseur and would like to be surrounded by good coffee and like-minded people, then you’re going to love 43 Coffee.
Credits: 43 Coffee on Facebook The café is practically heaven for any caffeine addicts with its sheer range artisanal coffees and teas. For those of you who don’t really fancy the good brew, their tea and chocolate-based drinks are pretty amazing and come highly recommended too ☕!
Credits: @anothercanonguy on Instagram As for the atmosphere here, the word ‘comfortable’ would be the best adjective to describe it ☺️. The staff are all super friendly and with the invigorating aroma of fresh coffee permeating the air, the café would be the perfect place for a relaxing high tea session with your friends or a quiet space to clear your mind and get some work done. Status: Halal-certified ingredients used Address: 14a, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Opening hours: 2.30pm – 11.00pm (Mon – Thursday) 11.00am – 11.00pm (Saturday – Sunday) Closed on Fridays Reservations: Call 016 – 2063658 Facebook | Instagram | Email | Website
8. The Other Half Café
For those of you who love clean, bright and airy spaces, The Other Half Café has got you covered. Not only do they serve good food and coffee, but the café is absolutely Instagrammable ?! Thoughtfully designed, the place has a simple décor to go with its high ceilings.
Credits: @theotherhalfcafe on Instagram One of the most eye-catching things about the cafe is probably the giant word jumble on the wall. Besides the café name, the word jumble mostly involves coffee related things, like ‘espresso’, ‘latte’ and we’ll just leave it up to you to find the rest! ?
Credits: @theotherhalfcafe on Instagram As for the service, the staff at The Other Half are helpful, friendly and ever ready to help out if you get stuck on what to order! Speaking of food, the café offers a good range of Australian-inspired dishes with a cool local twist. From simple things like grilled cheese sandwiches to more elaborate dishes like their Ox Cheek Rendang Benedict and Cauliflower fritters, you’ll be spoiled for choice! As for drinks, you should definitely go for either their filter coffee or (if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous) their Kaya Matcha Latte! Status: Halal-certified ingredients used Address: 2-1 Greens Terrace, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur Opening hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm (Mon – Wed) 9:00am – 10:00pm (Thurs – Sun & Public Holidays) Closed on Fridays Reservations: Call 03-2771 6221 Facebook | Instagram | Email
9. Foremula
Foremula prides itself on being a place where creative people from different industries can come together and formulate the ‘Next Big Thing’ – thus leading to its name. The café is just buzzing with energy and the best part is, the coffee here is ALWAYS on point; perfect for those of you who enjoy working outside of your offices!
Credits: @weifen9 on Instagram The service you get here is simply amazing! The waitstaffs are well trained, knowledgeable and won’t judge you over how much caffeine you’re ingesting (because let’s face it, there are times when caffeine seems to be the only thing running through our veins ?)
Credits: @tvhai93 on Instagram As for food, they’ve got an extensive menu that consists mostly of western dishes that are delicious, with pretty big portions and quirky names. You should definitely try their ‘Butter Me Up, Chick’ which consists of boneless chicken thighs with seasoned flour batter, deep-fried till crispy and topped with a creamy curried buttermilk sauce. It also comes with a side salad and sweet potato fries! If that doesn’t strike you fancy, there are also other mains for you to consider, like their ‘Crabby Patty’, ‘Just My Lak-sa’ and ‘Sea Food. Eat Food’ ? Status: Halal-certified ingredients used Address: D9-1-G, Dana 1 Commercial Centre, Jalan PJU 1A/46, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Opening hours: 10.30am – 7.30pm (Mon – Thurs & Sat) 10.30 am – 10.30 pm (Friday) Closed on Sunday Reservations: Call 03-7496 7419 Facebook | Instagram | Email | Website
10. Podgy @ Bangsar
Podgy is a stunning, contemporary-style café that sports geometric patterned floors, light coloured walls and an eclectic collection of both furniture and plant life ?
Credits: @podgykurau on Instagram The café simultaneously gives off a homey yet hipster vibe, making it a great place to hang out with your friends and take a few (or dozen!) selfies or food shots for Instagram! Speaking of which, the café also has plenty of large glass windows that provide a ton of natural light – making for stunning photos opportunities ?
Credits: @podgykurau on Instagram As for food, Podgy serves all-day breakfasts, mains, desserts and of course, great coffee! The café’s menu items might be on the simpler side of things, but they’re always beautifully plated and taste amazing! A bonus is that the portions are also decently sized and the pricing is not too crazy! Just remember, if you do drop by, load up on their breakfast platter or try out their freshly baked cakes and brownies. You definitely won’t regret it ? Status: Halal-certified ingredients used Address: 5, Lorong Kurau, Lucky Garden, 59100, Kuala Lumpur Opening hours: 9am - 10pm (Wednesdays - Mondays) Closed on Tuesdays Reservations: Call 012-619 0841 Facebook | Instagram Well folks, that wraps up our mid-2018 round up of new halal eateries in the beautiful, bustling city of Kuala Lumpur. With this new list of cafes, hopefully you’ll be able to avoid the never-ending problem of figuring out just WHERE to eat…. at least for a little while ?