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Best New Cafes In KL 2019: 6 Muslim-Friendly Places For Your Next Hangout


Atiqah Mokhtar •  Aug 02, 2019


[Updated 1 Oct 2019] The cafe scene in KL is one that constantly changes, with new cafes continuously opening-up. No complaints here, it just means we have new places to try when hanging out with friends, going out for weekend brunch, or looking for spots to get our caffeine fix! Credit: Giphy If it's hard to keep track of the new places that have sprung open this past year, don't worry because we've got you covered! Here's a round-up of the new cafes you need to try for 2019.
1. Apronfools
Credit: @apronfools on Instagram Apronfools is a new cafe in Subang Jaya that is serving up some delicious bakes, including cakes, doughnuts, brownies, and more! With a selection that rotates weekly, you can look forward to favourites such as Lemon Crumb Loaf and Carrot Walnut cake, and also more unique bakes such as the Speculoos Biscoff cake, Vanilla Funfetti cake and the Brooklyn Blackout cake!
Credit: @apronfools on Instagram They also serve a selection of savoury foods like pasta, cheeseburgers and spiced meatballs, so you'll be able to have a delicious meal with mains AND dessert. Apronfools sells some of their bakes (like macadamia milk chocolate chip cookies!) online so you can even pick up a jar or two from the comfort of your home. Halal-status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue – Thu (12pm – 8pm); Fri (3pm – 10pm); Sat & Sun (11am – 6pm); closed on Mon Contact No.: +60380110666 Address: 27, Jalan USJ 2/2C, Subang Jaya, 47620 Selangor Website | Instagram
2. Pokok.kl
Credit: Pokok.kl on Facebook Pokok.kl is a beautiful cafe housed in a glass and brick structure located near MAHSA University. Opened late last year, you may have not had a chance yet to visit this lovely place! The cafe offers abundant natural daylight and is backdropped by lush greenery, making it every Instagrammer’s dream ?
Credit: @pokok.kl on Instagram 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 ensure that the flatlay game will be strong at this cafe ? Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified supplies Opening Hours: Open daily; 9AM-9PM (the kitchen closes at 7PM) Address: MAHSA Avenue, Block B, Jalan Elmu, off, Jalan Universiti, 59100 Kuala Lumpur Contact no.: +60 3-8408 1811 Facebook | Instagram
Chubbeecloud (Closed)
Credit: @chubbeecloud on InstagramAdd a splash of colour to your Instagram feed! Find unicorns, fluffy clouds and bright rainbows at Chubbeecloud! Take photos in a bathtub with bright neon lights, or pose in front of a whimsical dessert cart – this place was definitely designed with the Instagrammer in mind
Credit: @chubbeecloud on InstagramP.S. You can create your own bespoke marshmallows too! Use their designs or upload your own pictures on the marshmallows.Food status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers. Pork and alcohol-free establishment.Address:  85-G, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, SelangorOpening hours: Tuesday to Thursday 12pm – 10.30pm, Friday to Sunday 12pm – 11.30pm, Closed on MondaysContact: 03-7733 7708Website | Facebook | Instagram
3. Upstairs Cafe
So Upstairs Cafe in Subang Jaya isn't exactly new. BUT! They've recently undergone some major refurbishments and re-opened with a brand new look, so we've included them in our list!
Credit:@upstairscafe on Instagram This cosy cafe is located on the first floor of a row of shops located just across Subang Jaya Medical Centre (now known as Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care). The spot has grown to become a neighbourhood favourite and serves a full menu with brunch favourites, western dishes like pasta and burgers, and also baked goods (try the red velvet cake or cupcakes!).
Credit:@upstairscafe on Instagram The new-and-improved Upstairs Cafe still serves up all your all-time favourites, but we've been seeing new additions  (like homemade kombucha ?). Follow their Instagram to see what's being cooked up in the kitchen! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon – Sat (10am – 11pm); closed on Sun Contact No.:+60 3-5611 1950 Address: No. 12A, Jalan SS 12/1b, Ss 12, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Instagram
4. F.R. Copper
Credit: @leweekender on Instagram F.R. Copper is a relatively new cafe in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. The clean white and copper decor of the cafe is definitely a pleasing sight for cafe-hoppers.
Credit: @casperwong on Instagram It’s the perfect spot to grab a cuppa with friends, but don’t forget to check out their menu too! From salads to pasta, brunch favourites and delectable desserts, you’ll be making it a regular haunt in no time. Halal status: Uses halal ingredients. Pork and alcohol-free establishment. Opening Hours: Weekdays 9am – 12am; Weekends 8.30am – 12am Address: 117, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact Number: +60 12-958 0788 Facebook | Instagram
5. Kettlebell
Credit: @eatforthegramkl on Instagram This one is for the health-conscious or just lovers of beautiful food! Kettlebell's been open since the second half of last year and is located in front of Firestation gym at Plaza Mont Kiara, but it's not just for the gym-goers. This small cafe is sure to charm you with its pink tableware, pink lattes (!), and beautifully plated dishes.
Credit:@kettlebellmy on Instagram You can expect food that's nourishing, healthy and hearty at Kettlebell. From rice bowls with toppings like smoked duck, tofu, tempeh, chicken to avocado toast and smoothies, it's the perfect food for those wanting to get their greens in or are trying to eat clean. Don't forget to order a pink latte (the colour comes from beetroot!) or a matcha one to complete your meal. Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers. Pork and alcohol-free establishment. Opening Hours: 8am - 6pm daily Address: C-G-1 Plaza Mont Kiara, Ground Floor, 2 Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480 Facebook | Instagram And that wraps up our list! Check out these places the next time you're heading out for your weekend brunch, and feel free to share with us any places we may have missed out in our list ?
6. Kiara Cakes
Credit: @eats.mia on Instagram Looking for a nice pretty cafe with baked goods and good coffee for an intimate catch-up with your BFF, a cafe date with your better half or some alone time? Kiara Cakes may be just the place for you. This cafe in Mont Kiara (just down the road form Garden International School) serves up a rotating selection of cakes and pastries that's perfect for some chill cafe time.
Credit: @aiman_junior97 on Instagram Kiara Cakes takes their bakes seriously - from burnt cheesecakes to cannelles to the popular Salted Egg Yolk Croissant, Earl Grey scones and dreamy desserts like the Strawberry Lychee Rose Cloud Cake, it'll be a feast for those with a sweet tooth. Halal status: Uses halal ingredients. Pork and alcohol-free establishment. Opening Hours: Mon - Fri, Sat - Sun:9am - 7pm. Closed on Wed. Address: 7.4, Vista Kiara, Jalan Kiara 3, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480 Facebook | Instagram