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10 Amazing Muslim-Friendly Cafes In KL For An Insta-Worthy Meal

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Sabrina  •  Feb 26, 2016

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[Updated 31 May 2021] Whether it’s the food or the ambience, there are many gorgeous halal cafes in Kuala Lumpur that are begging to be photographed and posted up on your Instagram. If you're anything like us, we bet you can't resist taking photos before you eat, while you're eating, and after you eat 😆 So here's our pick for the best Muslim-friendly cafes and restaurants in Kuala Lumpur!
1. 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 Bukku 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! For more places that are just like this, check out the best Instagrammable bookstores in Malaysia! Halal status: All ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers Opening hours: Open daily; 10.30AM-5PM Address: No.1, Jalan Singgahsana 4A/KU5, Bandar Bukit Raja, 41050 Klang, Selangor Contact: +6012 567 7392 Facebook | Instagram
2. 2D Cafe
2D Cafe is a cafe like no other! Situated in Sunway Geo Avenue, exploring this all-white café is like stepping into a comic book. Looking at the pictures alone, 2D Cafe is pretty surreal, and it makes you wonder if the furniture and decor are real (and they are!). You have to be there to see it for yourself! Splashed in Japanese and European aesthetics, follow the hallways that will lead you to different rooms. You can take a bubble bath (and sip your bubble tea) at the onsen area, chat with your friends at the Japanese tatami space, and be a playful student in the classroom. Basically, everything is decorated in the name of fun! Sip on the cafe's signature bubble tea while admiring at the decor. Click here to read more about 2D Cafe! Halal status: Uses halal ingredients Opening hours: Thu-Tues; 10.30AM-9PM (closed on Wed) Address: 2D Cafe, F-03-10, Sunway Geo Avenue, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Selangor Facebook | Instagram
3. Pokok.kl
Pokok.klis a beautifulglass cafe located near MAHSA University. The cafe offers abundant natural daylight and is backdropped by lush greenery, making it every Instagrammer's dream 😍 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 guarantee great food flatlay too!Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified supplies Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-8PM (the kitchen closes at 7PM) Address: MAHSA Avenue, Block B, Jalan Elmu, off, Jalan Universiti, 59100 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603 8408 1811 Facebook | Instagram
4. Jibby by the Park
Need an escape from the urban jungle? Then it's high time that you enjoy a delicious meal at Jibby by the Park. As Serai Group's latest addition to their amazing lineup of eateries like Jibby & Co. and Blonde, this gorgeous restaurant is literally breath of fresh air! Here, you get to dine in an impressively bright space that's been decorated with plenty of greenery and natural decor 🌿 And if that's not enough, there's an al fresco area for you to get the full experience of dining outdoors. And just as exciting as its ambiance, you can expect plenty of enticingdishes such as the Jibby Big Breakfast, Jibby's Moussaka Lasagna and Miso Glazed Salmon. Click here to read more aboutJibby By The Park! Halal status: Uses ingredients from halal-certified suppliers Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 10AM-10PM, Sat-Sun; 9AM-10PM Address: FF-18 & FF-19, First Floor, The [email protected], No 5, Persiaran Residen, Desa ParkCity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603 6263 1303 Website
5. F.R. Copper
Continuing our list of Muslim-friendly cafes in Kuala Lumpur is F.R. Copper in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. The cafe's clean white and copper decor is definitely a pleasing sight for cafe-hoppers. 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: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Wed-Sun; 11AM-6PM (closed on Mon and Tue)  Address: 117, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6012 958 0788 Facebook | Instagram
6. Dotty’s
Not only is their display of pastries super pretty, with salted egg everything being the flavour craze, you need to check out Dotty’sfor their salted egg yolk cronut (which combines two food fadsin one!). From what we hear, their speculoos éclair isn’t one to be missed as well 😋Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 8.30AM-10PM Address: 20-G, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 WP Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603 7733 4233 Facebook | Instagram
7. The Picnic Table by Simply Sandwiches
Want to have a picnic but it’s too hot outside or it’s raining cats and dogs? The Picnic Table by Simply Sandwiches is the perfect place to kick back and relax with healthy sandwiches, filling pasta (try their soft shell crab aglio olio!) or a cup of coffee and dessert. You can sit on their picnic tables or spread a mat on their indoor grass that's complete with comfy pillows, books and board games for you to laze the day away. #HHWT Tip: They also do deliveries and catering for events! Contact them to find out when they will deliver to your area. Perfect for a healthy lunch fix! Need help finding a good picnic spot? Check out the best picnic spots in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tues-Sun; 9AM-6PM (closed on Mon) Address: 62A-G, Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Contact: +6037497 4259Facebook | Instagram
8. Soul Sacrifice
If you were wondering why the name of this cafe sounds like a rock song, it's because it is named after American rock legend Santana's instrumental classic. But while you don't need to part with your soul for a bite at Soul Sacrifice, there is 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: Tue-Sun; 8AM-6PM (closed on Mon) Address: 38, Jalan 4/76C, Desa Pandan 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact: +603 9201 3596 Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. Little Rimba
Update: As of May 2021, Little Rimba is temporarily closed until further notice Tucked away in TTDI's neighbourhood is Little Rimba. ItsMalay name literally translates to Little Jungle in English, and you definitely want to be camera ready for this place 📸 💁‍♀️Little Rimba’s 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. 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! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 7.30AM-6.30PM  Address: No 1, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603 7733 6177 Facebook | Instagram
10. Merchant's Lane
Update: As of May 2021, Merchant's Lane is temporarily closed until further notice Starting our list of Muslim-friendly cafes in Kuala Lumpur is Merchant's Lane complete with natural lighting. A beautiful rustic café situated at the heart of Petaling Street, Merchant's Lane serves up Asian inspired comfort dishes and unique beverages like rose honey milk and jasmine infused black coffee. Stop by if you're exploring Petaling Street and want to relax in a hidden cafe inthe middle of the city.#HHWT Tip: We weren't kidding when we say it's hidden! Located on the first floor of the shop-house, look out for Kiat Loong Stationery Supplier near Advance Tertiary College (ATC). Merchant Lane's entrance is right next to ATC. Halal status: Uses ingredients from halal-certified suppliers Opening hours: Mon-Tue & Thu-Fri; 11.30AM-10PM, Sat-Sun 9.30AM-10PM (closed on Wed) Address: 150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603 2022 1736 Facebook | Instagram We can't possibly list down every picture-perfect place there is in KL, so do help us out by leaving a comment below with your favourite Instagram-worthy cafe! If you’re looking for places other than cafes to up your Instagram game, check out these stunning Instagram spots in Kuala Lumpur!