Our dessert preferences are changing as Malaysians strive for a better lifestyle by eating more plant-based foods. Plant-based treats such as waffles, pancakes, and pies are helping folks in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya maintain a healthy diet. Who says you can’t have your vegan ice cream? I have compiled a list of nine places in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya where you can satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty.
Namul Vegan Cafe
This hidden gem serves vegan Nyonya kuih and vegan dorayaki. Namul is tucked away up a wooden stairwell in the heart of Chinatown, which is brimming with lively, youthful energy. I like how it offers a fantastic combination of historical architecture and modern additions. This is a warm and inviting location where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of KL and unwind with a cup of cappuccino and some adorable foam art. If you’re hungry for a full meal, they also feature a revolving lunch menu featuring Asian favourites like Vegan curry.
Location: 1st Floor, No. 54, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
Contact Number: 012-265-4472
We work hard all week, so some hearty brunch fare on the weekend is definitely in order. When you dine at Fittie Sense, you won’t have to worry about blowing your diet by having a cheat day because everything is designed with healthy eating in mind. Deep-fried, processed, or sugary foods are not sold.
Location: 23A, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hours: Every day, 11 am – 10 pm
Contact Number: 03-2858 4023
Kubis & Kale
Kubis & Kale has a large assortment of greens to cater to the current fad for Hawaiian poke bowls. The new cafe promotes and celebrates better lives with a curated menu of healthy, simple and seasonal poke bowls that are great for vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians. Besides that, the protein components include maple tofu, faux crab cakes and chargrilled tofu adobo, and each bowl can be modified with a variety of toppings, appetizers, and vegan sauces like green apple hot sauce, pesto vinaigrette and so forth.
Location: Lot 2 & 4, Ground Floor, Jalan PJS 11/5, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Business Hours: Every day, 10.30 am – 8 pm
Contact Number: 016-934 5994
If you’re unhappy, a tub of vegan ice cream from this vegan cafe in Malaysia will likely make you feel less guilty and provide more satisfaction than traditional ice cream. Kind Kones offers all-natural vegan ice cream at its shop. This healthy kind of ice cream will also satisfy the sweet desire of non-vegans, with flavours ranging from varied chocolate to local favourite Pandan Gula Melaka.
Location: F.29, Level 1, Bangsar Village, 1 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur / Lot LG, 02, Jalan SS 16/1, Ss 16, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Business Hours: Every day, 10 am – 10 pm
Contact Number: 03-2201 5013
The Honest Treat
There are basic vegan cakes, and then there are The Honest Treat’s raw vegan cakes, made with the freshest fruit and best ingredients. These vegan cakes are handmade in small batches with minimum heat and were founded by two mothers to provide Malaysians with healthier sweet-tooth solutions.
Location: No. 2, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hours: Every day, 8 am – 8 pm
Contact Number: 012-362 3636
LN stands for ‘Loving Nature,’ and is a vegan restaurant that is entirely plant-based. This is one of the best vegan cafes in KL, and I like it. Waffles are typically made with flour, eggs, butter, and refined sugar, which are all unhealthy ingredients. Thankfully, LN Fortunate Coffee offers delicious, fluffy vegan waffles to Kuala Lumpur residents. The plant-based cafe thinks that healthy eating should be enjoyable, so try their apple berries or matcha waffles.
Location: Rivercity, Lot 468, G29, Block G, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hours: Thursday – Tuesday, 10 am – 7 pm
Contact Number: 03-4040 0305
The origins of Real Food at Mont Kiara can be traced back to Singapore. Organic pancakes created with dense organic ingredients, soy milk, coconut oil, and self-raising flour are served at the Malaysian location, which caters to the vegan dessert scene in Kuala Lumpur. One of the flavours is their famous sweet pumpkin pancake, which is served with tropical fruits, agave syrup, and a dollop of vegan ice cream.
Location: G-11, 1, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hours: Every day. Monday – Thursday (10 am – 9 pm), Friday – Sunday ( 10 am – 9.30 pm)
Contact Number: 03-6211 9078
Loving Cafe is a perfect example of how old is gold. This cafe in PJ has been serving great vegan food in Sri Petaling since 2010. The cafe’s mission is to promote veganism as the future’s best food option. In the creation of their meals, the cafe employs organic vegetables and products. Aside from that, they don’t utilise any artificial additives in their food. Their in-house Sourdough Vegan Burgers recently won PETA’s Best Veggie Burger in Malaysia Award for 2021, so it’s worth a try!
Location: 23, Jalan 13/149l Bandar Baru, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm
Contact Number: 012-313 8221
Is there vegan Japanese food? Please sign us up! Not only is this the finest spot to unwind amidst the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur, but you can also enjoy some of the most popular Japanese rice dishes without ever worrying about accidentally swallowing fish sauce. Even though Japanese cuisine is notoriously difficult to imitate in a plant-based version, I must applaud Supe for making this a pleasurable experience.
Location: Unit G2, Wisma Noble Land No 2, Lorong Changkat, Lorong Ceylon, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hours: Wednesday – Monday, 10.30 am – 7.30 pm
Contact Number: 03-2859 2462
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