The Ultimate Guide To The Best Muslim-Friendly Cafes In KL And Selangor


Qistina Bumidin •  Mar 11, 2022

Planning for a halal cafe-hopping adventure in KL and Selangor but not sure where to start? Fret not, because we compiled the ultimate list of Muslim-friendly cafes to suit whatever mood you're in - from cosy, homely venues to the trendiest spots in town. If you're ready, let's go!

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17 Muslim-Friendly Cafes In KL And Selangor

1. Luckin Kopi

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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 9 am 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 ?

Halal status: Uses halal-certified ingredients. No alcohol, pork or lard is used or served.

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2. dUCK Cafe

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The local luxury brand, founded by Vivy Yusof, ventured into creating a flagship store in Bangsar Village last year which is perfect for a girls' day out!  They've got everything for a pampered day out with the dUck Cafe that serves delicious pastries and fresh coffee and a reading nook lined with paperbacks, created especially for book lovers! Check out what else you can expect at dUCK Cafe by clicking this link ?

Halal status (for cafe): Muslim-owned


3. Jibby By The Park

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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.


4. 28 Fireplace

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This vibrant and homely spot in Ampang has been serving unique and delicious Aussie-inspired cafe fare since 2015, and they've got everything you need, from a fresh morning cuppa to a hearty pasta. The cafe offers a delicious range of all-day breakfast options, gourmet sandwiches, pasta and desserts. You definitely have to try their coffee! It uses roasted Australian beans, which promises a robust, full-bodied flavour, which coffee lovers will definitely get enough of ?

Halal status: Uses halal-certified ingredients. No alcohol, pork or lard is used or served.

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5. Seniman Kakao

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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 speciality 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!

Halal status: All ingredients used are sourced from halal-certified suppliers. No pork, lard or alcohol is used.

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6. Soul Sacrifice

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If you were wondering why the name of this cafe sounds like a rock song, it's because it is named after American rock legend Santana's instrumental classic. But while you don't need to part with your soul for a bite at Soul Sacrifice, there is plenty of soul to be found in the menu offerings! ?

If you are feeling adventurous, make sure to try the Beetroot Hummus Toast!  ? Atop a bed of warm toast, beetroot hummus is spread evenly for a refreshing, delicious taste you can't get enough of ? Just scroll through their Instagram and see how much customers rave about this dish.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

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P.S. We have a list of Instgrammable cafes in KL and Selangor you should check out right here!

7. FaSo Pattiserie

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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. 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!

Halal status: Muslim-owned


8. Bean Brothers

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If you enjoy spending your downtime in cafes, or you just love the smell of roasted coffee beans, consider heading to Bean Brothers at THE LINC. This industrial-inspired cafe features a high ceiling, pretty pendant lights, long wooden tables, and it's filled with lots of greenery and natural lighting. Kick back and relax here as you enjoy a cup of their smooth coffee, (made with beans internationally sourced from Ethiopian, Brazilian and Guatemalan to name a few and home-roasted) or dig into their simple, yet scrumptious menu of pasta, croissants and small bites ?

Halal status: All ingredients used are sourced from halal-certified suppliers. No pork, lard or alcohol is used.

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9. Ink Library Cafe

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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 it's 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.

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Take a break from reading and order yourself any one of their delicious pasta, 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 yoghurt or stick to a classic cup of coffee ?

Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers. No pork, lard or alcohol is used or served.

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10. Merchant's Lane

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After temporarily closing down last year, they're back! Tucked in the upper floor of a prewar shophouse, you'll find a rustic-looking space dotted with many charming photo spots, rattan furniture and colourful decor. The cafe is perfect for brunch sessions, but you should head over early before the crowd arrives, especially on weekends. The menu here is simple and straightforward - choose from Western dishes that are made with a local twist such as the Kai Fan (grilled chicken chop with Thai green curry sauce), or Butter Chicken Pasta ?

Halal status: Uses ingredients from halal-certified suppliers

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11. Cafe Ame Soeur

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At one glance, the outside of this French-inspired 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. With savoury bites and delectable desserts included, it’s the perfect treat whenever you’re in the mood for something extra special ?

Halal status: All ingredients used are sourced from halal-certified suppliers.

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12. F.R. Cooper

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With its sleek interior featuring white marble and copper tones, a sense of peace will wash over you at F.R. Copper as you grab a table and order a smooth cuppa ? Pair it with one of their yummy desserts like chocolate banana bundt cake, lemon tarts and more! Their sweet treats tend to run out fast so arrive early and keep an eye out for social media updates.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

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P.S. Check our more minimialist cafes in KL and Selangor here!

13. Torte by Linda 

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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 ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

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14. Tenggek Burung Cafe

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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. The yummy raspberry coulis sandwiched between layers of rose pistachio cake sounds like a heavenly treat ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

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15. Tujoh

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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 ambience await you. Once you've settled yourself at the table underneath the skylight, enjoy a peaceful me time as you dig into hearty brunches like smoked salmon benedict, banger & mash or avocado toast. Make it a truly special meal when you pair it with their unique drink of pandan ice black or pandan ice latte ?

Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers

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P.S. Can't get enough of coffee? We got you covered with these cafes serving coffee that will fix your caffeine needs deliciously!

16. Pokok.kl

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Pokok.kl is a beautiful glass cafe located near MAHSA University. The cafe offers abundant natural daylight and is backdropped by lush greenery, making it every Instagrammer's dream ? The cafe serves a mix of western and local dishes, from burgers and brunch favourites to Nasi Lemak and of course, coffee. The beautifully plated dishes and pretty beverages will guarantee great food flatlay too!

Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified supplies

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17. RGB & The Bean Hive

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RGB & The Bean Hive is a boutique cafe located in a colonial-style bungalow right in the heart of KL. The cafe offers a lush outdoor garden and homely interiors, with many cosy corners to settle yourself in. They also have a play area for your kids too! Be spoilt for choice with their tempting Asian or Western dishes, many that are healthy and vegan-friendly as well! The cafe is also perfect for tea time visits, as they serve a range of delectable cakes and desserts. They are serious about its coffee, with beans roasted in-house, so it's definitely a must-try when you head there.

Halal status: Uses ingredients from halal-certified suppliers, Meat-free

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