6 Verified Muslim-Friendly Independent Cafes in KL & Klang Valley


Aiman Anuar •  Nov 24, 2021

Finding a verified Muslim-friendly cafe in KL or Klang Valley can be a challenge! If you have ever been to a Malaysian city, you might have noticed signs like "pork-free" or "alcohol-free" splattered across restaurants and cafes. In the past, these seemingly self-explanatory signs were enough to get any Muslim through the front door. But nowadays, most of us have become a little more discerning with our food choices. We want to spend our time in nice cafes, enjoy the ambience, take beautiful (insta-worthy) photos and not have to worry about whether our food is truly halal or not. 

The problem is that there aren't very many certified halal independent cafes in KL or Klang Valley. So the only way you will know whether a place is Muslim-friendly is to ask the cafe yourself. Luckily for you, we have done just that! We've rounded up some of the best Muslim-friendly independent cafes for you to visit on your next trip to Malaysia. 

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Verified Muslim-Friendly Independent Cafes in KL & Klang Valley

1. Mukha Cafe 

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Dubbing themselves a "Community Cafe" (with some pretty nifty events) in the Heart of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (AKA TTDI). Mukha has been serving delicious, well priced (most dishes are below RM20!) meals since 2011. More importantly, while the selection is modest, it's also eclectic. Get everything from a Falafel Wrap to Chips, Gravy and Beef Strips at this cosy cafe and join in on their soul-enriching community. 

Halal Status: Muslim-Owned 

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2. The Third Letter 

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A minimalist gem in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, the Third Letter Cafe not only has friendly staff and insta-worthy spots for all your photo needs, but their food is also (legit) delicious. While their menu is extensive, covering everything from home-baked cakes to breakfast, their pasta selection is probably some of the best things you will ever eat! Particularly their famous Belacan (Shrimp Paste) Seafood Olio, TTL Lamb Pasta and Chicken Mushroom Alfredo. 

Halal Status: Muslim-Owned

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3. Pokok KL

Credit: @pokok.kl on Instagram

This picturesque "all-glass" cafe is located in the heart of Petaling Jaya, off Jalan Universiti. People from all over KL and Klang Valley flock to Pokok KL to eat in their beautiful glasshouse environment. To top it off, their selection of food includes both local and Western delights. Get everything from their Nasi Lemak Bomb, Pan Seared Salmon, to a massive selection of brunch items. 

Halal Status: All Ingredients are Halal Certified, and Pokok KL is in the process of getting Halal Certified.

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4. Kafe Kleptokrat 

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Kafe Kleptokrat is a literal oasis in KL city - with actual trees and a pool! Hidden behind a shophouse front, Kafe Kleptokrat invites visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of KL and sip on refreshing smoothies while enjoying any one of their phenomenal local dishes. But if you're not in the mood for lontong or their rice dishes, then enjoy their specially curated breakfast items, like French toast or Frittatas. 

Halal Status: All Ingredients are Halal Certified, and their Head Chef is Muslim.

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5. Wolf & Turtle Coffee

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Wolf & Turtle serves great speciality coffee, pastries, breakfast AND the cycling community. Despite having seven outlets, one of their most popular locations happen to be in the hip (and relatively new) development called The Stories in Taman Tunku. Cycle over, or drive (if you must), and enjoy a warm welcome while you dig into some of their Salted Egg Croissant or pasta. Or, if you're daring enough, give their Alpha breakfast which will most likely keep you fueled for the entire day!

Halal Status: Muslim Owned

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6. Warunk Koffie 

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If you need a break from a minimalist aesthetic and want to get lost in a maximalist wonderland, then Warunk Koffie is the place for you! Recently launched in Seksyen U7 of Shah Alam, this cafe also doubles as an exhibition studio where you can purchase modern furniture and paintings. But that's not all; there's also food, lots and lots of deliciously rich food. Get everything from Salted Egg Chicken Chop to Grilled Lamb and Steaks to an array of speciality drinks. 

Halal Status: Muslim Owned

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And that's our list, folks! Now, get out there and enjoy these amazing cafes in KL and Klang Valley - worry-free ?.