This Muslim Booktokker Opens Her Own Library Cafe For Book Lovers


Farah Fazanna •  Aug 03, 2022

Also known as @orchidslibrary, meet Dayana, a ‘booktok’ influencer who has opened her own library cafe for book lovers. The cosy cafe is located at KL Traders Square and has been welcoming patrons since early 2022.

From reviewing books on TikTok to opening her own library cafe, Dayana has a passion for reading and striving for a healthy lifestyle. She shares book-related content on TikTok and has amassed 68.3k followers on Instagram. Apart from reviewing books, she’s also a weight loss coach who helps people lose weight healthily.

So, it’s no surprise that the cafe serves smoothies and energising refresher drinks instead of the usual coffee that’s synonymous with cafes. It also serves waffles and cakes to go with your drink of choice. The best thing about the menu is that they use premium ingredients and reduced sugar in their food! Dayana encourages healthy eating, thus the items on the menu are all made with high-protein and low-calorie ingredients without compromising on the delicious factor.

The cosy cafe is perfect for those who are looking for a spot to study, do work or have casual hangouts with friends. There’s a wall-to-wall bookshelf that homed Dayana’s own collection of books, which she has already finished or is currently reading. You can even find her personal annotations in the books! Dayana also encourages readers to annotate the books with comments and thoughts on the storyline and characters. This way, everyone is able to share their own opinions with other readers. How fun!

You can also donate books to the cafe. If you donate three books, you'll get a free smoothie. Win-win!

So, if you’re looking for a place to unwind, check out Orchid’s Library Cafe!

Address: 53A - 1 KL Traders Square, Jalan Gombak, Kampung Kuantan, 53000 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours: 2PM - 8PM (Wednesday to Sunday). 

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