We always debate whether or not desserts are worth the calories, but some desserts really are just too good to pass 😍 Just like how the world continues to develop and technology gets more advanced with each passing day, desserts also get sweeter and even more innovative!

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If you’re always on the search for avant-garde desserts that aren’t just delicious but also a treat for the eyes, these places are just the place for you!

1. Dreamz Bakery

Fancy a one of a kind tea party? Head over to Dreamz Bakery for their whimsical treats that wouldn’t just look lovely on your Instagram grid, but taste great as well! Their signature dessert includes Honey Toast with ice-cream, which is a decorated stack of toasts topped with their homemade ice-cream that come with a choice of three flavours: Lavender, Oreo Mint and Rose Lychee 😋

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Try their Monster Lava Cookie dessert! It comprises of a chunk of cookie and a cute block of ice-cream on top. You can choose between chocolate or green tea filling for the cookie, and Matcha Red Bean or Rose Lychee for the ice-cream. Expect a beautiful mess on your plate when you dig in!

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Opening hours: 12 pm – 10 pm daily (Closes at 11pm on Friday & Saturday)
Address: No. 32-1, The Strand, Jalan PJU 5/20d, Pusat Perdagangan Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya
Phone: 012-200 3441

 2. Urban Artisan

The newest ice-cream on the block is also known as Malaysia’s most Instagrammable soft-serve ice cream! Urban Artisan have been around in Penang and Johor Bahru for a while but it is only in April that they’ll be opening their third outlet in KL!

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Decorate your beautiful ice cream with chocolate-coated waffles, sprinkles and more! But if you’re not a fan of cone ice creams, then consider piling topping your waffles with it 😋

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One thing’s for sure – whichever option you choose, this will be your new favourite soft serve place! If you’re still not convinced, this will change your mind😉

Disclaimer: Do note that although Urban Artisan is not halal-certified, they do not serve pork nor alcohol in the establishment.

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3. Aboong

Bungeoppang or fish-shaped waffle is one of the most common street snacks in South Korea. It’s traditionally filled with azuki beans, though recently custard filling has gained popularity especially among the younger generation. Enter Aboong, changing the bungeoppang game completely with their unique twist!

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In addition to azuki beans, the bungeoppang is filled with yogurt ice-cream and topped with a drizzle of chocolate sauce and chocolate-dipped marshmallows. If you’re not here for something conventional, there’s also a choice of custard or nutella instead of azuki beans filling. The fish waffle itself comes with chocolate or red velvet-flavoured options 😋

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Opening hours: 11 am – 12 am daily
Address: 49, Jalan SS15/8A, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Status: Pork and alcohol-free

Disclaimer: Do note that although Aboong is not halal-certified, they do not serve pork nor alcohol in the establishment.

MAD About Coco CLOSED.

If you’re nuts over chocolate, head over to MAD Over Coco where chocolate takes the limelight. Waffle, pancake, crepe, toast… you name it and they have it!

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Their signature dessert is Innocent Devil Tiramisu Ball which is made up of a small tiramisu slice with almond chunks encased in a white and dark chocolate sphere. That’s not the end of it! The highlight of this dessert is when you pour piping hot chocolate sauce over, which deconstructs the ball and melts everything to create chocolatey goodness. Definitely not an innocent treat, after all 😉

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Don’t forget to try their crunchy chocolate pizza. A thin bread layer covered with cornflakes marshmallows, and of course, melted white, milk and dark chocolate; this treat is what every chocoholic’s dream was made of.

Opening hours: 12.30 pm – 11.30 pm daily
Address: Publika Solaris Dutamas, A1-1-9, No. 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60 362119998 | Facebook

4. Sepiring

Before the bingsu fever hit Malaysia, ABC (ais batu campur or sometimes referred to as ais kacang) reigned as the locals’ go-to dessert to beat the hot weather. However, that doesn’t mean ABC has become less popular or special ever since.

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Don’t miss out on their Durian Pancake, one of Sepiring’s signature desserts! A generous dollop of fresh, pure durian is used for the filling along with whipped cream which is wrapped with a super thin crepe.

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In the past, ABC was simply shaved ice with red beans (hence the name ais kacang), but as time passes, more ingredients have been added to enhance the taste as well as the visual. Sepiring serves good ol’ ABC with peanuts, beans, jelly, corns, raisins and palm sugar. Sometimes, simplicity is best.

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm daily
Address: 86, Jalan Putra, Chow Kit, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: 03-2856 0460
Status: Halal-certified

5. Maison de Gigi

Imagine a croissant and a waffle. Now imagine them combined 😃 You’ve probably heard of cronuts and duffins before, but have you heard of a croffle? Maison de Gigi presents this creative hybrid that combines two well-loved grubs – croissant and waffles.

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This crispy and puffy snack is made fresh at the store and contains a savoury or sweet filling. Some of the choices are Harmony Chipechee (chicken pepperoni and cheese), Exciting Volcano (spicy sausage and corn) and Peaceful Green (red bean and matcha).

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Meanwhile, coffee lovers will definitely enjoy their Nitro Dandy Coffee, which is cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen gas. If you can’t handle coffee, fret not! There’s a tea option in which they use Specialty Organic Tea Leaves and gives you tropical fruity aroma with a mix of rosehip, hibiscus, lemongrass and tangerine.

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm
Address: Lot S6, Sidewalk Island, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50250
Status: Pork and alcohol-free.

6. Terracotta Cafe

Who doesn’t fancy a cute, whimsical cafe? Terracotta is a small, blink-and-you-miss-it cafe located at a mixed commercial hub in Petaling Jaya. Once you step inside, you’ll realize that it isn’t some place that you can just miss.

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Besides the lovely and distinctive interior (they don’t even use two of the same chairs or tables 🤗), you’ll find some interesting dishes and desserts here. Try their best guilty pleasure, William’s Cheese Cottage, a sweet and savoury waffle layered with cheese, honey and salted butter and topped with Terracotta’s own vanilla and tea ice-cream.

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Another signature of theirs is Unicorn Teardrop, Terracotta’s version of mizu shingen mochi or Japanese’s water cake (some call it raindrop cake). It’s a wobbly, jelly-like clear dessert that looks like a giant rain drop on a plate. Or simply imagine agar-agar, but posh. Here, it’s served with roasted soybean flour and brown sugar syrup.

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Opening hours: 10 am – 12 am
Address: P-1-15, Tropicana Avenue, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 012-616 0270
Status: Pork and alcohol-free.

 7. Cake Jalan Tiung

Cake Jalan Tiung has a reputation for their pretty and yummy cakes, but did you know they also have other unique treats?

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Creampuffsaurus, crisp craquelin shell cream puff with smooth vanilla bean filling, is such a popular item especially among the regulars that they always run out quickly. If that doesn’t sound that special enough to you, they also have Beyoncepuff (chocolate pudding filling) and the newly introduced Midorisaurus (matcha filling)!

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If you’re lucky enough to visit when Taufeefah is available in their chiller, be sure to have a taste of this dessert! It’s a reimagined tau foo fa made from silky smooth taufu with biscuit crumb base, topped with pomegranates and drizzled with sweet gula melaka.

#HHWT Tip: Cream puffs are only available on Wednesdays and weekends. They change their menu weekly so check out their Instagram to find out which cakes are available at the moment!

Opening hours: 12 pm – 7 pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Ramadan hours: 8pm – 11pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
Address: 31, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah J 9/J, Seksyen 9, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor
Phone: 012-878 7258
Status: Halal-certified

8. Patissez

Hailing from the Land Down Under, Patissez was the one who started the FreakShakes phenomenon. In case you’ve never heard of FreakShakes, they are giant-sized milkshakes with extravagant toppings and decorations!

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Pretzella, Nutella milkshake slathered with Nutella,  Nutella-dipped pretzels and whipped vanilla mousse and salted pretzel on top, is a popular choice. Chocolate lovers would go head over heels for Muddy Pat, a concoction of chocolate fudge shake, chocolate fudge lashings and chocolate fudge brownie with torched marshmallow 🙆🏻

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Patissez also invented several special FreakShakes just for the Malaysian menu, including DurianFreak and Teh Tarik Freak, so be sure to try those as well!

Opening hours: 8 am – 11 pm
Address: 42 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2202 2999
Status: Pork and alochol-free.

Disclaimer: Do note that Pattisez is not halal-certified, but they do not serve pork nor alcohol in the establishment.

Miss RoseCLOSED.

No matter how much one tries to deny, it’s always a wonderful feeling to receive flowers 😜

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There are over ten flavours to choose from, including Banana Salted Caramel, Ferrero Rocher and Earl Grey. Don’t fret if one flavour isn’t enough, because you get to choose two flavours for your rose!

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Now, you can present your loved one a rose that’s not only beautiful, but also edible. Yes, you read that right. At Miss Rose, they serve their gelato in the form of a rose stalk, so pretty that it’s almost a shame to eat it!

P.S. Carving each petal for the rose gelato takes a while, so you’re advised to come when you’re not in a rush.

Opening hours: 1 pm – 11 pm weekdays, 3 pm – 11 pm weekends. Closed on Tuesdays
Address: 70, Jalan SS 15/4D, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 017-958 1933 | Facebook

Disclaimer: Do note that Miss Rose is not halal-certified, but they do not serve pork nor alcohol in the establishment.

9. Cookie Nation

What can be better than freshly baked soft cookies, one might ask? The answer lies at Cookies Nation in the form of ice-cream cookie sandwich!

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Cookie Nation offers over 15 different types of cookies for all ages. Fiesta, which is studded with M&M’s, is a hit among kids, while for those who prefer something a little healthier, The Cranberries with muesli and a hint of cinnamon would be a better pick. If calories are not an issue for you, go for something sweeter like Pumped Up Snickers and Peanutella. Pair any two and choose an ice-cream flavour for your sandwich! One topping of your choice is complimentary with every ice-cream sandwich.

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For a cooler option, you can always go for their milkshakes or ice-creams. There are six flavours to choose from, such as Chocolate Sin, Buzzing Honeycomb and Punchy Passionfruit. On the other hand, there are two types of milkshakes: classic and deluxe. Only one ice-cream flavour is used for the former, while two or more flavours along with several other ingredients are used for the latter 😊

Opening hours: 12 pm – 11 pm daily
Address: D-G-13, Sunway Nexis, 1, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara
Phone: 03-6143 1248
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: Halal-certified

10. Wizards At Tribeca

This contemporary cafe at the lobby level of Tribeca Bukit Bintang serves up Insta-worthy desserts fit for a king!

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This is the Citrus Delight, a zesty combination of lemon, lime curd, dried meringue and dacquoise, with yuzu sorbet to top it off!

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If you’re not much of a lime fan, the Mango Mille-Feuille is a delightful alternative! Just look at that layer of fresh mangoes, French pastry creme and mango compote. It’s a dessert that’ll get you reminiscing for days 🤤

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily
Address: Ground Floor, Residensi Tribeca, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-2715 5308
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: Pork-free. Alcohol is served in this establishment.

11. Dew

Have you always wanted to try those small desserts that seem too pretty to eat? Well, Dew’s got just what you’re looking for!

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This aesthetically pleasing dessert is a concoction of lime, sweet basil curd and basil curd in a buttery and crispy tart shell! Just imagine the medley of tastes and textures you’ll experience as you bite into this delight 😍

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Looks like flowers are a motif here! This one’s a Camembert cheese cake mousse that’s filled with blueberry compote and atop a crunchy cornflake base. There’s more where these delicious little desserts came from, so be sure to drop by!

Opening hours: 11am – 7pm (Tues-Fri); 11am – 8pm (Weekends); Closed on Monday
Address: 7, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-2280 0868
WebsiteFacebook | Instagram
: Pork and alcohol-free.

12. Kopenhagen Coffee

Did you know there’s a mini Scandinavia in KL? You can find it right in the gorgeous cafe!

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The must-have here is this Brookie, a blissful hybrid of brownies and cookies! Grab a friend to buy it with you because it’s only RM16 for two! (Or you could have both for yourself, we’re not judging!)

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Kopenhagen is also known for their Apple Pies, a different kind of dessert if you’re craving for something a little more savoury.

Opening hours: 7am – 7pm (Weekdays); 9am – 7pm (Weekends)
Address: Vista Kiara, 3, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-6211 6363
Website | Facebook | Instagram
: Pork-free. Alcohol is served in this establishment.

So there you have it, the best 12 places to check out unique desserts when in the city of food paradise! Did these pictures make you drool enough? Now, let’s pretend calories don’t exist and savour all these desserts that we know we deserve 😜


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