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Go On A Hunt For These 9 Halal Hidden & Unique Coffee Shops, Pop-Up Stores & Cafes In Malaysia

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Ili  •  Sep 07, 2021

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Halal hidden cafes in Malaysia 

Does the idea of cafe-hopping excite you as much as it does for us? How about going on a hunt for obscure cafes and restaurants? We're always thrilled to discover new halal places where you can enjoy a good cup of coffee and a good bite to eat. If you feel the same way, save this list of halal hidden cafes in Malaysia for when travel restrictions lift and you're ready to put on your exploring hat.

1. Pulut & Kopi

Credit: @dillayahya_ on Instagram Making its debut earlier this year, Pulut & Kopi is a roadside stall in Kajang founded by two students who wanted to make premium coffee accessible to those living further away from the city. And as the name suggests, you can also get your pulut cravings satisfied here as well! Some of the must-try items are Gula Melaka Latte and pulut with daging hitam. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Sun-Thu; 12PM till sold out (closed on Friday) Address: Lot 21452, Jln Anggerik Perdana 1, Bandar Teknologi Kajang, 43500 Kajang, Selangor Instagram

2. Kopi dan Kudap

Credit: @kopidankudap on Instagram If you happen to find yourself in Kuala Terengganu or more specifically the road where Masjid Jamek Mengabang Telipot is at, keep your eyes peeled for Kopi dan Kudap. This lone stall that's gone viral on Twitter several times is the perfect stop for a refreshing cup of iced coffee. It also makes for a great place to relax while you enjoy the therapeutic breeze of the nearby ocean. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 4PM-7PM (closed on Monday) Address: T145, Kampung Tanjung, 21020 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Instagram

3. Xofi Grab & Go

Credit: @abeyricano on Instagram Another spot in Kuala Terengganu to quench your thirst for coffee is Xofi. Located in the parking lot outside of Giant Hypermarket, Xofi Grab & Go is part of the Xofi establishment that primarily serves coffee such as espresso, latte and cappuccino. If you'd like to tuck into light snacks, sandwiches or pastries, head over to Xofi Gong Badak or Xofi Jalan Sultan Omar. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Sat-Thur; 8AM-2PM (closed on Friday) Address: Parking lot outside Giant Hypermarket Kuala Terengganu Facebook | Instagram P.S. Here are 5 other halal cafes you should visit in Terengganu!

4. Kue Street Cafe

Credit: @rvdhidzvlkvfli on Instagram While you're having a  fun holiday in Melaka , stop by Kue Street Cafe for some deliciously amazing frappe and mouthwatering cakes. From classic flavours like banana cake and Victoria sandwich cake to their special Lotus Biscoff cheesecake, treat yourself to a slice or two. They even have sweet and savoury snacks available such as chocolate waffles, nachos and cheese dip, cheesy wedges, loaded beef fries and strawberry waffle bites. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 12.30PM-6.30PM (closed on Monday) Address: J5599 KM25, Jln Muar - Tangkak, 77300, Melaka Instagram

5. Teduh Sedjenak

Credit: @hafffiss on Instagram Aptly named Teduh Sedjenak which translates to 'taking shade for a moment', this cafe in Kuching is tucked away in what used to be the iconic Ting & Ting Supermarket (the building has now been transformed into an art space called Think & Tink). Grab yourself one of their menu favourites, Kopi Chai Latte Teduh Nadi, and take a break while you prepare for your next adventure in Kuching. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Check their Instagram for updates on opening hours Address: 30, Jalan Tabuan, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak Instagram

6. Kopi Senget

Credit: @kopisenget on Instagram Blink and you'll miss Kopi Senget, a small quaint coffee shop neatly situated on the street of Jalan Klang Banting. It's common to see a line of people outside waiting to get a cup of iced coffee. But it's not just coffee that's served here. You can also look forward to desserts like pavlovas and Japanese strawberry softcakes. Need something heavier? They've got you covered with nasi lemak kak served with telur mata (fried egg). Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Wed-Sun; 12PM-7PM (closed on Monday & Tuesday) Address: Lot 239, Batu 11 1/4, Jalan Klang Banting, 42500 Telok Panglima Garang, Selangor Instagram

7. biasa.

Credit: @_kedaibiasa on Instagram While this small coffee stall named 'biasa' means normal in English, the story behind it is anything but! Repurposed from a cabinet that belonged to the mother of the stall's founder, the piece of furniture was painted all white to achieve a simple and minimalistic look as pictured in the image above. Their menu may be limited to drinks only but it's enough to have anyone circling back for more - especially with unique items like Indian chai and taro latte. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Wed-Mon; 10.30AM-8PM (closed on Tuesday) Address: 46, Jalan SM 5A/16, Fasa 2D, Seri Manjung, Lumut, Perak Instagram

 8. PastelMonoMY 

Credit: @pastelmonomy on Instagram PastelMonoMY is an absolute paradise for anyone who appreciates yummy desserts and savoury bakes. Brightly decorated with cool ambience, this cafe serves cakes, waffles, pies, strudels, creampuffs, scones - we could go on forever! They've got a constant menu rotation that you can check from their Instagram story and while it may be difficult to choose from their range of goodies, you definitely won't go wrong with any one of them. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Sun-Tue; 11.30AM-7PM, Fri; 2.30PM-7PM (closed on Wednesday) Address: LOT 2913, Lorong Cempaka 10, Kampung Tok Adis, 20400 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Instagram

9. IJO Matcha

Credit: @ijo.matcha on Instagram Calling all matcha lovers! Head to IJO Matcha's home-based pop-up in Setapak where you'll find all things matcha waiting for you. From iced drinks like Matcha Chai Cincau and Matcha Bandung Selasih to delectable goodies such as Sea Salt Matcha Brookie, get ready to be on cloud nine with everything they have to offer. If you're not in KL, they also have a hole-in-the-wall store nestled within Plnt.co - a plant nursery located in Tamarind Square. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 11AM-5.30PM  Address: 73, Jalan Ayer Dusun, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur Facebook | Instagram Once travel restrictions lift, grab your friends and family and go on a hunt for these awesome cafes 😄