A big part of travelling is getting the chance to taste various local desserts and traditional sweets. But since jetting off to different parts of the world, let alone planning a trip right now isn’t exactly ideal, the next best thing is to look for places right here in the city that can satisfy those cravings you may have! From French pastries to Russian desserts, this list is your map to some of the halal desserts in KL and Selangor that’ll bring your taste buds around the world ?
1. Marc et FaridA hidden gem that's perfect to satisfy your cravings for French pastries, Marc et Farid was founded by Marc B and Farid Tawfik who met in Paris before the duo decided to set up this bakery at Persiaran Rimbayu. Here to fulfill your dreams of eclairs, macarons, cannelés and more, start with the cafe's best-sellers like the absolut chocolat and strawberry tart. Otherwise, you can opt for co-founder Farid's personal favourite, millefeuille praline - a crispy, caramelised three-layered puff pastry filled with praline cream in between.Halal status
: Tue-Sun; 12PM-6PM (Closed on Mon)
: Persiaran Rimbayu, 42500 Telok Panglima Garang, Selangor
: +6012 702 8048
2. FaSo PatisserieLocated at Sunsuria Forum in Setia Alam, say hello to FaSo Patisserie ? Making its debut on the 1st of August 2020, this halal French patisserie and cafe is ready to welcome you with all kinds of mouthwatering pastries and viennoiserie. From French vanilla flan and brioche caramel to kouign amann and flower pistachio apricot, prepare to transport yourself to France with these amazing creations. Halal status:
Tue-Sun; 10AM-8PM (closed on Mon)Address:
D-G-07 Sunsuria Forum, Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, SelangorInstagram
3. Fari & Ali
Take your taste buds to the Middle East by getting yourself a box (or two!) of Fari & Ali's Persian cream puffs
. Made with mainly organic ingredients without preservatives or additives, one bite out of these light, airy puffs will have you falling in love immediately. While they may not have a physical store, you can always have it delivered or choose to do a self-pick up (only on weekends and in limited areas).
Uses halal-certified ingredients
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4. Big Tree Bakery
Specialising in desserts and pastries, Big Tree Bakery is a homegrown bakery where you can expect all sorts of delicious cupcake flavours like Ferrero Rocher, pandan gula Melaka, Nutella red velvet, teh tarik, Reese's peanut butter and more. But what we'd like to highlight here are their Japanese cream puffs! Available on Saturdays and Sundays, make sure to keep an eye out for their social media updates and make time out of your day to get these goodies.
: All ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers
: Tue-Sun; 12.30PM-7.30PM (closed on Mon)
: 32G, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
: +6019 977 8233
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5. Souka BakeshopYou'll be able to find all sorts of wonderful sweet treats at Souka Bakeshop. But what you should be keeping your eyes on are its unique desserts like this mouthwatering Nutella Babka! Besides that, you can also expect to see the famous Korean garlic cream cheese bread in their glass showcase alongside the bakery's classic pavlova and Italian doughnuts (also known as bomboloni). So take your pick from whichever because you truly can't go wrong with any one of them ?Halal status:
15 Lorong Rahim Kajai 13 Taman Tun Dr Ismail 60000 KL
Mon-Thur; 3PM-12AM, Fri; 3PM-1AM, Sat-Sun; 11AM-1AM
Contact: +603-7732 2248
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6. The Breadshop
Owned by Peng Merican, the Bread Shop isn’t your typical bakery. From freshly-baked white bread to decadent pastries and cranberry walnut loaf, one challenge you'll be facing here is picking out which yummy item to indulge in. But if we're talking international desserts and pastries, then you've got to go for their cruffins! A cross between a croissant and muffin, the cruffins served at The Bread Shop come in five flavours- lemon, chocolate, salted caramel, cherry and peanut caramel. Another popular bake is the Kouign Amann. Known as the world’s fattest pastry by Bretons in Brittany (France’s northwesternmost region), this is the perfect cheat day treat to have ?
Mon-Fri; 8AM-7PM, Sat; 8AM-6PM (closed on Sundays)
11, Jalan Setiakasih 5, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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7. Torte by Linda
Feeling adventurous and curious for a taste of Russian-inspired cakes and pastries? Come to Torte by Linda, a Muslim-owned cafe that's a must-visit for every dessert lover
. You may need to drive outside of Kuala Lumpur for this one, but it'll be worth it because their signature Tort Classic Medovik cake is yummy. Featuring eight layers of soft, caramelized honey sponges sandwiched between Dulce de leche (boiled condensed milk cream), this cake is an ultimate dream.
Tue-Sun; 11am-7.30pm (closed on Mondays)
Level 1, 8 Kinrara, Jalan BK 5a/1, Bandar Kinrara, 47180 Puchong, Selangor
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8. Tim's Teapot Terrace
Looking to bask in some British culinary delights? Well, then Tim's Teapot Terrace is the perfect choice for you! With afternoon tea specials on alternate Saturdays (twice a month), enjoy a lovely spread of goodies including scones, sandwiches and other sweet and savoury treats. Complete the experience by ordering from their extensive tea menu. Serving British Whittard tea, they have everything from the classic English Breakfast Tea to Golden Chamomile, Blueberry Rooibos and Peppermint, to name a few.
From RM15 onwards
Tue-Sun; 11AM-10PM (Closed on Mon)
9128, Lorong Perak, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
03-67325943 / 012-2348850Instagram
So while you won't be able to hop on a plane to France or Japan anytime soon, these amazing halal bakeries and cafes will definitely be able to keep you satisfied and coming back for more once you've had a taste of their creations ?