9 Halal Cafes In KL & Selangor That Are Perfect For Social Distancing


Faruq Senin •  Jun 18, 2020

[Updated 23 June 2021]

Finding a hidden halal cafe in KL to hang out with friends is a difficult task. While the city is teeming with gorgeous cafes, there's a fear that they are always too crowded during mealtimes! So if you're looking for someplace with a bit of breathing space, we've come up with a list of 9 halal cafes in KL and Selangor that are perfect for social distancing!

1. Mukha Cafe

If you're looking for a place where you can indulge in mouth-watering dishes while catching up with loved ones in a homely ambience, Mukha Cafe is the place to go! Serving a fusion menu with Middle Eastern influences, such as Chicken Gulf Rice and Shakshuka, it's become a great place to have a quiet meal with friends. If you need a sweet treat, order cakes and other bakes from their sister cafe, Souka Bakeshop just beside ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 12PM-10PM, Sat-Sun; 11AM-10PM

Address: 15, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603-7732 2248


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2. Souka Bakeshop

Situated in the hipster neighbourhood of SS15, Souka Bakeshop in Subang makes freshly-baked cakes and homemade desserts. Don't confuse this one with their outlet at Mukha - the one at Subang is their larger and main outlet. Stepping into Souka, you will definitely be impressed by the fine selection of classic desserts including lemon meringue pie, traditional baked cheesecake, and chocolate fudge cake. When you're here, make sure to try out their to-die-for pavlova! Other bestsellers are the salted caramel chocolate cake, the hummingbird cake which is a banana-pineapple spice cake with cream cheese frosting, and the meringue-dessert pavlova.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 9.30AM-8.30PM

Address: 53, Jalan SS 15/5a, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Contact: +603-5613 3532


Delivery:Available on their website

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P.S. Love pastries? Check out these 9 halal bakeries in KL!

3. Pickle and Fig

If you're craving for a nice hearty meal along with a smoothie or a coffee, Pickle and Fig is the way to go. They are popular for their toasted panini sandwiches, including longtime favourites Rotkraut, Beef pastrami and Cheese panini as well as the Hoisin Chicken, Egg, Grilled Zucchini and Cheese panini. Other popular dishes include their Big Breakfast and their pretty smoothie bowls. The menu also includes protein bowls and pasta dishes, so there will be plenty for you to try! They have interesting beverages too, like the Honey Passion Assamboi and a blue-coloured Butterfly Pea Latte.

Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers

Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 9AM-9PM, Sun; 9AM-6PM

Address: 26, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603-2858 9960 (Reservations too)

Delivery:Available via website

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P.S. Check out our ultimate halal cafe guide in KL for 2020 here!

4. PODGY Kurau

One of the best coffee places in KL, PODGY Kurau is the new home of what used to be known as PODGY & The Banker that was located in Sri Hartamas.

And this new location in the hipster part of Bangsar complements PODGY well too. Enjoy a large menu selection from pasta, salad and sandwiches. And you must try their smooth coffees. Coffee lovers will love this place, for sure! Currently, they strictly accept only reservations - that means that your hangouts with your friends won't be crowded!

Halal status: Uses halal-certified ingredients.

Opening hours: 10AM-7PM (closed on Tue)

Address: 5, Lorong Kurau, Lucky Garden, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603-2022 0024 (for reservations too)

Delivery:Available via website


P.S. If you love IG-worthy backdrops, these 11 halal cafes in KL will be your dream come true!

5. Soul Sacrifice

Named after American rock legend Santana’s instrumental classic, there's plenty of soul to be found in the menu offerings ? If you are feeling adventurous, make sure to try Cup of Nations! This amazing dish is a unique take on scotch eggs, which sit on a lovely purple bed of sweet potato mash, surrounded by a pool of creamy leek sauce. A dash of sambal also occupies this soulful creation- definitely appealing to those who can't do without their spice! ? Every single dish is meticulously plated by the talented in-house chef, so you know you will definitely get a good crop of pictures for the 'gram ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tues-Sun; 8AM-8PM (closed on Mon)

Address: 38, Jalan 4/76C, Desa Pandan 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603-9201 3596

Delivery:Available on their website

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6. Little Rimba

Update: As of June 2021, Little Rimba is temporarily closed until further notice

Literally translated to Little Jungle in English, you definitely want to be camera ready for this place ?  Its stunning interior decor is jungle-inspired, with lots of wood, white, and greens. Large ceiling-to-floor windows allow plenty of natural light, perfect for your foodie photos! Outside, they have two feature walls (one with a giant tiger!) great for your Instagram feed ? Their main cuisine is hearty and scrumptious local Malaysian delights! But if you’re craving for some western meals, they also serve a variety of delicious pasta.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: 9AM-6PM (closed on Fri)

Address: No 1, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603-7733 6177

Delivery:Available on website

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7. Bukku Cafe

This hidden gem might be tucked away in Bandar Bukit Raja but it's well worth a visit for its cozy atmosphere! If you're an avid reader or you simply love having books around, then you'd love the bookshelves in the cafe. Their indoor seating might be limited but they have an outdoor dining area in their backyard, complete with wooden furniture and plants - perfect for that #ootd shot! Some of their best-sellers are the portobello, salted egg yolk croissant and hazelnut latte. The coffee beans are brewed in-house too! If you're looking for a peaceful hangout session with your partner or close friend, be sure to head over to Bukku Cafe!

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

Opening hours: 10.30AM-5PM (closed on Mon)

Address: No.1, Jalan Singgahsana 4A/KU5, Bandar Bukit Raja, 41050 Klang, Selangor

Contact: +6012-567 7392

Delivery: Available via foodpanda

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8. Cake Jalan Tiung

Starting out as home bakers, owners Shafinaz and Hidzad opened up Cake Jalan Tiung as their customers began to expand over the years. The folks at Cake Jalan Tiung are also known to offer cakes with funny and unique names - like Cheese Bedebah!, Samseng Kg. Pandang and Handsome Boyfriend! One of the crowd’s favourite is the Tiung Chocolate Mess - made with a mixture of chocolate cake chunks, meringue, cream, strawberries and a shot of either milk or coffee. It sounds weird until you actually taste it! During this period, they only limit their dine-in customers to 18 people at one time, so you don't have to worry about the cafe being overcrowded.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Wed-Sun; 12PM-7PM (closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)

Address: 31, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah J 9/J, Seksyen 9, Shah Alam, Selangor

Contact: +6012-878 7258

Delivery:Available via website

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9. RGB Cafe

RGB Cafe might be located right in the heart of KL (near KLCC!) but its vibe feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Labelling itself as a "friendly neighbourhood cafe", this is the place to head to if you need some tranquility. RGB which stands for "rather good beans" serves excellent coffee, mains and freshly baked cakes and bread. They have everything from all-day breakfast to nasi lemak kukus, avocado & hummus toast as well as vegan options. What's great is that they provide a variety of alternatives to dairy milk for their coffee - you can choose between soy, almond or oat milk!

Halal status: All ingredients are sourced from halal suppliers.

Opening hours: Mon-Thu; 8AM-5.30PM, Fri; 8AM-11PM, Sat; 8.30AM-11PM, Sun; 8.30AM-9PM

Address: 35, Jalan Damai, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603-2181 1329

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So, if you're planning to hang out at a cafe with your best buddies this weekend, be sure to check out these amazing halal cafes! With a cozy atmosphere, IG-worthy backdrops and the yummiest food, you'll have no problem enjoying your weekend ?