Burnt top, charred edges, fluffy and creamy cheese filling in the centre… that’s burnt cheesecakes for you. And some of them are even served with fresh cream on the side. Either way, it’s a heavenly dessert worth hunting down! That said, here are 10 Best Burnt Cheesecakes To Try in Klang Valley, listed in alphabetical order.
1) Birch @ DC Mall
From its rustic interior to the calm greenery-inspired setting, Birch deserves a thumbs-up just for the environment alone. Their menu options are aplenty, combining everything from breakfasts to cocktails & light bites. And of course, not to forget their delectable selection of pastries and cakes. Burnt cheesecakes are one of them, which packs a velvety-smooth creamy cheese centre and a charred caramelised crust from edge to top. You can also find their delectable burnt cheesecakes at Huckleberry Food & Fare (see No. 3 below).
Address: Ground Floor, DC Mall (Damansara City Mall), Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 am to 1 am, Fri-Sat 9 am to 2 am & Sun 9 am to 11 pm | Tel: 03-2011 5966
2) Foremula @ Dana 1 Commercial Centre, PJ
Foremula’s version of burnt cheesecake is baked in the tradition of Basque-style — all caramelised crust and burnt top. Then, there’s the filling. Each bite gives you a subtle melt-in-your-mouth cheesy goodness that tastes both light and creamy. Best paired with espresso or coffee.
Address: D9-1-G, Dana 1 Commercial Centre, Jalan PJU 1A/46, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. | Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sat 10.30 am to 7.30 pm & Fri 10.30 am to 10 pm | Tel: 03-7496 7419
3) Huckleberry Food & Fare @ Plaza Damansara
Available in a slice (RM 18) or a 9-inch whole cake (RM 200), Huckleberry’s Basque-style burnt cheesecake is a true slice of heaven — French cream cheese and organic eggs with a slightly charred burnt crust in the exterior. And just so you know, they also happen to be among the first in KL to introduce Basque cheesecakes.
Address: 2G and 4G Medan Setia 2, Plaza Damansara, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Mon 7.30 am to 11 pm, Tues-Thurs 7.30 am to 12 am & Fri-Sun 7.30 am to 1 am | Tel: 03-2098 7933
4) Kohi Yatta @ Sungai Besi
Kohi Yatta, which literally means “coffee” and “yay” in Japanese, knows a thing or two about brewing great java. And while you are at it, don’t forget to pair your coffee or espresso with their burnt cheesecake. It’s light and airy minus the overwhelming aftertaste, making it suitable even for non-cheesecake lovers who can’t stand the strong cheese flavour. Coupled with a perfectly burnt and caramelised crust, the cheesecake is a perfect balance of charred exterior and creamy centre.
Address: 4, Jalan Sungai Besi, Chan Sow Lin, 57100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am to 6 pm & Sat-Sun 9 am to 6.30 pm | Tel: 012-250 7281
5) Littlepeople @ Jalan Klang Lama
Littlepeople is known for its comfort food selections ranging from hearty pastas to avocado toasts and of course, their signature share-worthy popiah ice cream. But if you are here for the cake, look out for their burnt cheesecake — spongy and creamy on the inside, with a nice caramelised crust around the edges.
Address: G-01, Avantas Residences, Jalan Klang Lama, Taman Shanghai, 58100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 10 am to 11 pm | Tel: 03-7971 9209
6) Neighbour’s Coffee Bar @ Happy Garden
Neighbour’s Coffee Bar may be synonymous with their signature Fuwa Fuwa pancake. But they also serve other delectable desserts, namely the burnt cheesecake. Each slice consists of nicely-charred crust on the top and around the edges with a light cream cheese filling on the inside. Perfect as a palate cleanser after a heavy meal or a mid-afternoon snack.
Address: A-G-1, Seri Gembira Avenue, No 6, Jalan Senang Ria, Happy Garden, 58200 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 am to 6 pm & Fri-Sun 9 am to 11 pm | Tel: 016-606 0784
7) Souka Bake Shop @ SS15
Souka Bake Shop specialises in a wide range of cheesecakes ranging from their signature Biscoff (cinnamon cookie) cheesecake to classic American lemon cheesecake. Then, there’s the Basque burnt cheesecake which features a combination of cream cheese and vanilla with a burnt top. Also available in 6-inch (1kg) or 8-inch (2kg) whole cake.
Address: 53, Jalan SS15/5A, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor. | Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun 10 am to 10 pm & Fri-Sat 10 am to 11 pm | Tel: 03-5613 3532
8) The Tokyo Restaurant @ Lot 10
No list of burnt cheesecakes in Klang Valley would be complete without a mention of The Tokyo Restaurant. Located on Level 4 in Lot 10, they are popularly known for their sought-after burnt cheesecakes. Frankly, it’s easy to see why: both its caramelised crust and top complements well with thick cheese filling and smooth fresh cream on the side. Sure, their burnt cheesecake is considerably pricier but it still worth trying, particularly if you like your cheese robust and creamy.
Address: Level 4, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Daily 11 am to 11 pm | Tel: 03-2119 2622
9) Upperhouse Kitchen & Dessert Bar @ Bangsar Baru
Fans of cheesecake can check out the trendy Boba Matcha Cheesecake or the luscious Burnt Cheesecake at Upperhouse Kitchen & Dessert Bar. The latter comes with a burnt top and isn’t particularly overpowering in taste while retaining its rich-and-creamy characteristics of a cheese filling. Served with a dollop of fresh whipped cream!
Address: 27A, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. | Opening Hours: Sun-Tues, Thurs 11 am to 10 pm, Wed 12 pm to 9 pm & Fri-Sat 11 am to 11.30 pm | Tel: 011-2872 0083
10) Wondermilk @ Damansara Uptown
Wondermilk may be primarily known for their oh-so-cute, Insta-worthy cupcakes. But they are no slouch when it comes to baking delicious cake varieties. Among them are their burnt cheesecake, which consists of a caramelised top and soft yet silky-smooth cream cheese in the centre.
Address: 37, Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Uptown, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. | Opening Hours: Daily 10 am to 9 pm | Tel: 03-7732 5136