4 Muslim-Friendly Cafes In KL & Selangor To Savour Fluffy Japanese Pancakes


Maryam Zainol •  Jun 21, 2018

[Updated 21 October 2021]

You might have seen a photo or two of this tall, fluffy pancakes online and thought, "Wow, doesn't this look yummy?" ? Well, friends, this beauty here is called a soufflé pancake. Yet another dessert originating from Japan (where this is known as the fuwa fuwa pancake), soufflé pancakes are a lighter, airier version of our traditional, dense pancakes. Just like the soufflé, this pancake is made with egg whites stiffly beaten until it rises. ?

While there are a limited number of cafes that serve this mouthwatering dessert in KL & Selangor, here's where you can find them ?

1. Franco Malaysia

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A contemporary dining space in the heart of KL, Franco Malaysia is where family and friends gather for a quick catch-up over food. You might find the truffle and mushroom pizza, mac and corn, and sirloin steak tempting, but there's a dessert that is worth a try. Nudge the waiter for the ever fluffy and airy souffle pancakes. Comes in four flavours, we recommend trying vanilla, matcha, cheese and chocolate flavours to soothe your sugar cravings.

Address: Franco has outlets at Nu Sentral, Avenue K, Paradigm Mall, and IOI City Mall.

Opening hours: Open daily, 10AM-10PM

Halal status: While the restaurant is not halal-certified, the ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers.

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2. Neighbour's Coffee Bar

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Adorned with hanging lights, all-white tables and wooden chairs, you'll love the minimal touches that flourish Neighbour's Coffee Bar. It's a pleasant coffee hang-out for friends who find themselves around Happy Garden, and there's one thing on the menu that will encourage you to stay. Yes, we're talking delicious souffle pancake that comes complete with soft serve ice cream. Perfectly fluffy, you know it'll pair well with that hot latte of yours.

Address: Neighbour's Coffee Bar, A-G-1, Seri Gembira Avenue, No 6, Jalan Senang Ria, Happy Garden, 58200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Daily (9.30AM-6PM)

Contact number: +6011 3109 0903

Halal status: While the restaurant is not halal-certified, the ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers.

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3. Souffle Dessert Cafe

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Baked and prepared from scratch fresh everyday, Souffle Dessert Cafe is a must-visit in this list! Their pillowy and beautiful Japanese pancakes are irresistible and they have a wide range of toppings to choose from. You could opt for big chunks of fresh mango, berries, bananas, chocolate sauce or the generous glaze of yuzu line cream and honey. They also serve fluffy yet crispy waffles with a side of maple syrup and salty butter to compliment them. Whether you're enjoying these desserts with friends or alone, you'll feel full and happy with their sweet treats.

Halal status: Muslim-friendly. They don't serve pork or alcohol.

Address: CS-1F-7, 1st Floor, Kompleks Kenari, Jalan Kenari 19a, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor 

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (1PM-9PM), closed on Tuesdays.

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4. Soylab

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As the name of the cafe, Soylab specializes in all soy desserts but they have special fluffy souffle pancakes that no one can miss. Paired with sweet maple syrup and a huge dollop of whipped cream, their Minimalist fluffy soyffle pancakes are to die for. Do note that they make these fresh to order everyday so the waiting time will be slightly longer compared to other desserts here but the wait is worth it!

Halal status: Muslim-friendly. They use ingredients from halal sources.

Address: SS21/39, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Tues-Sun (11AM-10PM), closed on Mondays.

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