It’s fun to scroll though #dessertporn on Instagram, but when it comes to real-time, real-life dessert cravings, we often settle for that bar of chocolate sitting in our fridge — how long has it been there anyway? The city has some incredible restaurants and cafes for savoury meals, but just as impressive a dessert scene… if you know where to look. With a little planning ahead and workouts scheduled, you can (and should) treat yourself to the best desserts in Kuala Lumpur.
Jaslyn Rangson began baking treats in her London studio apartment before starting up the charming Jaslyn Cakes in Telawi, Bangsar. The business has expanded to Dew next door which Jaslyn has fashioned as a patisserie meets florist. Since then, Jaslyn Cakes has opened its second outlet in Mont Kiara, proving that Jaslyn’s banana bread and earl grey chiffon cakes are here to stay.
Try this: The salted caramel chocolate ganache
Vegan desserts that taste amazing… what a time to be alive! Available at Bangsar Village, 1 Mont Kiara, Empire Subang and Plaza Damansara, Kind Kones is known primarily for their vegan ice cream with plenty of options for soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free and keto. Ice cream aside, the stores have pastries like a delicious, semi-sweet purple pecan pie, and bliss balls.
Try this: The charcoal vanilla
There’s no better place in KL for freshly baked bread than Kenny Hills Bakers. Thankfully, owner Au Tai Hon has brought the same magic – and buttery croissants – to KHB’s new outlets in Ampang, Desa ParkCity, and a new home in its original Bukit Tunku address. Not limited to just sweet stuff, KHB also rocks a good brunch / lunch menu. Check out their sister cafe, Nourish, at Damansara Heights for a slightly healthier take on desserts.
Try this: Our top pick is a tie between the egg tarts and peach strudel!
If you’ve had these famous mermaid waffles and didn’t take a ‘gram… did you even really have it? Shugatori was founded by two childhood friends named Daniel and Marcus, who pride Shugatori on being Malaysia’s first ever ‘dual waffle specialist’. Dual being the combo of waffles with different colours and flavours, like the famous Yin & Yang. While presentation gets an A+, we’re proud to say that it’s incredibly sweet, complementing flavours also get an A+ – just don’t come here for a post-meal dessert. At Shugatori, the dessert is the main. Show some love for the honey toasts and pancakes too.
Try this: The St. Mermaid Shibuya Toast