If like me, you are confused about what veganism is and how it is different from being vegetarian, you are in the right place. In short, a vegan diet means excluding all meat and products derived from animals such as dairy, eggs, and honey. A vegetarian diet on the other hand only excludes meat, poultry, fish, and seafood.
If you are a lover of all things related to desserts, you might feel that you wouldn’t be able to enjoy them as much because most desserts do contain dairy and eggs. However, with more and more people adopting a vegan lifestyle, the options for vegan desserts have also increased. For those of you who are looking to enjoy (or try out) vegan desserts regardless of your diet choice, here are 7 cafes that serve them in Klang Valley.
1. Kind Kones
With the philosophy that food should be made out of food and not “fake stuff” such as thickeners, preservatives, colourings, flavourings and other additives, Kind Kones serve the most delicious all-natural vegan ice-cream and desserts in Klang Valley. Whether you are living the vegan life or you have certain dietary restrictions such as lactose intolerance, you don’t have to worry that you don’t get to enjoy life’s greatest pleasure which is ice-cream. They also have gluten-free options for most of their ice-creams which is wonderful news for those with gluten intolerance. Other than ice-cream, Kind Kones also serve a selection of desserts in healthier versions such as the chocolate ganache cake, flourless sweet potato brownie and keto passionfruit cheesecake. There are available in-store as well as online. With several outlets all over Klang Valley, drop by with your friends or family for a guilt-free indulgence!
Address (Outlets): 1 Mont Kiara, Plaza Damansara, Bangsar Village, Mid Valley
Opening hours: Depends on individual outlets
Head over to Plaza Damas for some tropical vibes and decadent vegan chocolate fudge. Rubberduck used to be located within one shop lot while serving a limited menu, but it has since expanded to triple that size adding on an al fresco dining area as well. A friendly neighbourhood café that is known for their smoothie bowls, they also have a selection of vegan dishes such as the Quack Bowl, Tempeh Bowl, and Kale Salad. Rubberduck is a nice and relaxing place for catching up with your friends over brunch on a weekend.
Address: 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Plaza Damas, Lot K-0-8B (Ground Floor), Dorchester Service Apartment, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm (Mon – Sun)
3. LN Fortunate Coffee
A vegan and vegetarian bakery and café that specialises in coffee, LN Fortunate Coffee is a franchise that originated from Taiwan with outlets across the Southeast Asia. The “LN” in its name stands for “Loving Nature” following its philosophy that all earthly creatures are one family. It seems that each outlet is individually operated, hence the menu might vary according to each location. Well-known for their coffee especially the hand drip coffee, they also serve vegan/vegetarian main dishes such as pasta, burgers, ramen, and rice. The bakery part of the café carries a wide selection of bread and of course, cakes and tarts. Some of the crowd favourites are Raw Lime Cheese Pie, Orange Cake and Banana Chocolate Cake.
Address: Lot 468, G 29, Block G, Rivercity, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10am – 7pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
4. Fittie Sense
Fittie Sense aims to change the way you see healthy through their all-day menu that is tailored towards nutritious food without compromising on deliciousness. Not only that, but they are also committed to using locally sourced ingredients and their food is cooked as healthily as possible. This means deep-frying food is out and highly processed, hydrogenated oils and refined sugars are not even kept let alone used in their kitchen. Their Fit Menu consists of salads, soups and main dishes that are nicely seasoned to the point where it’s hard to believe they are healthy food. When it comes to desserts, they have the Nice Cream which is a fruit-based ice cream along with various cakes and kuih that are vegan-friendly, keto-friendly, sugar-free, gluten-free, etc. And just in time for Easter, they are selling scrumptious vegan and gluten-free Hot Cross Buns. For those celebrating Raya, this year’s collection consists of vegan Orange Chocolate cookies, sugar-free Spicy Sambal Shrimp cookies and low-carb FS Pineapple Tarts. You can order them online!
Address: 23A, Jln Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
5. Simply Good Food
Simply Good Food is the place to go if you are looking for honest, clean, and nourishing plant-based food. The people behind Simply Good Food believes that the decisions you make regarding the food you eat, where it comes from and how it’s cooked will have a positive and direct influence on your health, as well as the health of your community and the environment. Serving vegetarian fusion food with vegan options available, they also make the yummiest looking vegan cakes such as their Macadamia Passionfruit Cake (pictured below) and Classic Earl Grey Cake.
Address: G-11, 1 Mont Kiara, 1, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm (Daily)
6. RGB & The Bean Hive
Located in the residential area of Jalan Damai, RGB and The Bean Hive is well-known for their awesome coffee (they roast their own coffee!) and a great selection of vegan and vegetarian-friendly food. If you are a coffee lover, you will not be disappointed by the options available here. If you are looking for vegan desserts, this is also the right place to be. You can also order whole cakes online through their website – whether vegan-friendly or regular cakes. You can look forward to delectable cakes such as the chocolate pumpkin mousse, mocha almond fudge and ginger nutmeg.
Address: 35, Jalan Damai, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 8am – 6pm (Daily)
Serving Japanese Asian fusion plant-based comfort food and health pleasure, you can find Hijau currently based in REXKL. With a specially curated menu for the month of Ramadhan, they will be running an all-day ala carte menu for non-Muslims, and they will also have Ramadhan buffet from 7pm to 10pm. If you are looking to break your fast with plant-based Malay food, you must give Hijau a try. They are also known to serve up some pretty delicious vegan desserts (such as vegan cheesecake bars and tiramisu with a Japanese twist), so do keep an eye out on their social media pages to be in the loop.
Address: REXKL, 80, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 12pm – 10pm (Tues – Sun)
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