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15 Cafes and restaurants with outdoor dining areas in the Klang Valley

15 Cafes and restaurants with outdoor dining areas in the Klang Valley

Dining in, eating out

Text: Natalie Khoo

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Here’s a list of cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating areas that are now open for dine-ins in the Klang Valley

After months of prolonged total lockdown in KL and Selangor, it’s understandable for some to jump at the opportunity to dine-in again following the government’s relaxation of some SOPs last month. However, not all are happy about this development given the still considerably high number of Covid-19 cases in the country.

The good news: Covid-19 cases in the Klang Valley has actually shown some improvement over the last few days as more people attain a full vaccination status. The not-so-good news: even those who are fully vaccinated can still be infected with Covid-19, albeit the majority having less severe (Category 1 to 2) symptoms.

With that said, one safer (though by no means fail-proof) way to enjoy dine-ins is to opt for outdoor seating areas or al fresco dining. By this definition, the place should have unrestricted cross-ventilation, which means that air can flow freely from opposing sides. This minimises the spread of respiratory droplets and allows potentially harmful aerosols to disperse more quickly than in indoor settings. It’s also worth noting that eateries are only allowed to operate at 50 per cent diner capacity and with tables distanced one meter apart, according to current MKN guidelines.

REMINDER:

Based on the latest SOPs effective from 20 August 2021, dine-ins are only allowed if:

  • You are fully vaccinated (14 days or more after receiving your second dose of a Pfizer/Sinovac/Astra-Zeneca vaccine OR 28 days after receiving a Johnson & Johnson or CanSino vaccine)
  • You are able to produce your Covid-19 vaccination digital certificate as proof of your vaccination status
  • You are under 18 years old and accompanied by an adult who is fully vaccinated (however, this is not encouraged)

If you meet the above criteria, here’s a list of cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating areas that are now open for dine-ins in the Klang Valley.

Jibby by the Park

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Located at The Waterfront at Desa Park City, Jibby by the Park offers an al fresco outdoor seating area with lush greenery and a healthy dose of sunshine. Meanwhile, the indoor dining area features high ceilings and reasonable space for ventilation, so that could be an option if the seats outside are fully occupied. The menu here includes a range of café staples, spanning from pasta and pizza to brunch foods and local dishes.

Walk-ins are welcome (no reservations required).

Address: The [email protected], No 5, Persiaran Residen, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 9.30am to 9pm, Monday to Thursday; 9am to 9pm, Friday to Sunday

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Lisette’s Café & Bakery

Whether you live in KL or Selangor’s Petaling district, Lisette’s Café & Bakery has outlets in both districts to cater to your dine-in needs. The bright outdoor space right at the entrance of the Bangsar outlet is a popular spot, especially for its pretty pink flower wall. On the other hand, the Subang outlet features a roomy al fresco dining area with colourful wooden and rattan furniture. Though formerly famous for buffets, Lisette’s will not be having its usual spread for now, but will continue to offer well-loved pastries, brunch meals, burgers, and mains on-site.

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To make a reservation, contact +6016 7670122 / +603 22017772 (Bangsar outlet), +6016 6370019 / +603 86021219 (Subang outlet) or click here

Address:

  • Bangsar: 8, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
  • Subang Jaya: GK09 G Floor, Empire Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 8am to 10pm daily (both outlets)

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Kafe Kleptokrat

Opened earlier this year, Kafe Kleptocrat rose to almost instant fame for its rustic setting and poolside views. There’s ample space between tables for diners to maintain social distancing while savouring traditional and reimagined local dishes such as nasi lemak, lontong, and rendang, to name a few.

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On another note, you might want to keep a look out for its vintage Volkswagen Kombi Bus that has frequented the Mont Kiara, Wangsa Maju, and Sentul neighbourhoods to offer an assortment of freshly baked goods and beverages. (Follow them on Instagram for updates.)

To make a reservation, WhatsApp +6017 6428052 or click here.

Address: 18, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; 8am to 6pm, weekends

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Huckleberry

Huckleberry is a well-established local artisan bakery and café with two outlets located in Damansara Heights and Bangsar Shopping Centre. Each outlet boasts a spacious outdoor seating area with a splash of greens enlivening the dining experience. The former flagship location was a crowd-favourite brunch spot in pre-pandemic times, but both remain popular even post-pandemic for their extensive menu of all-day breakfasts, specialty sandwiches, pastas, main dishes, and many more food, beverage and dessert options.

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For more information or to make a reservation, contact +017 2399264 (Damansara Heights outlet) or 012 3200250 (BSC outlet).

Address:

  • Damansara Heights (flagship): 2G & 4G, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Plaza Damansara, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
  • BSC outlet: G108 & GK2 Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours:

  • Damansara Heights (flagship): 7.30am to 10.00pm daily
  • BSC outlet: 8.00am to 10.00pm (last call: 9.30pm) daily

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Pokok KL

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Nestled on the grounds of Mahsa Avenue, this glasshouse-style café is a stunning spot for brunch and dinner dates. The glasshouse is an enclosed space, however, so diners will have to request for a table at the outdoor garden for better ventilation and peace of mind. Either way, you’ll enjoy plenty of sunlight during the day and a serene atmosphere in the evening for perfect photo-ops with the beautifully presented mains, cakes, and wraps available here.

To make a reservation, click here.

Address: MAHSA Avenue (Jalan Universiti Campus), Block B, Level 1 Jalan Ilmu, off, Jln Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 10am to 8pm daily (kitchen closes at 7.30pm)

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Botanica + Co

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Botanica + Co’s Bangsar South outlet has reopened exclusively for outdoor dining as a safety precaution by the management team. Rest assured, al fresco dining can be a breeze at the restaurant’s capacious courtyard area with air-conditioning, fans, and shades installed for proper ventilation. Let your hair down as you indulge in your preferred dishes from the restaurant’s extensive menu, which includes a mix of breakfast favourites, local dishes, pastas, and burgers.

To make a reservation, click here.

Address: G5, 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 9.30am to 10pm daily

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Cielo KL

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Cielo KL prides itself as the first retractable rooftop sky dining restaurant in KL, boasting panoramic views of the city’s skyline. A go-to place in town for a rendezvous, the double-storey restaurant and bar lounge serves up a modern menu featuring seafood delights, steaks, and cocktails for a romantic candle-lit dinner.

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To make a reservation, click here

Address: 23-01, 1D, Vida, Jalan Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 6pm to 10pm daily

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Ruma Puteh

This Instagram-worthy café needs no introduction to users of the social media platform, who will likely have seen viral photos of its white arches and vibrant interiors on their feeds when it first opened in March. If you missed your chance to visit before, now’s your chance as the café has reopened for dine-ins. What’s more, it’s offering a new menu with more local dishes, while retaining customer favourites such as the Nasi Kerabu and Laksa Bugis.

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Walk-ins are welcome (no reservations required).

Address: 60A, Jalan Kuantan, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, 54200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 9am to 7pm

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The Farm

Formerly known as The Farm and Foodcraft, this farm-to-table restaurant advocates all-natural sourced directly from local farmers to showcase dishes in their freshest and purest form. Diners will find some of the herbs and vegetables on the menu on-site at its garden, which also serves as landscaping alongside the restaurant’s verdant greens. Homely rattan furniture and rays of sunlight welcome you at the al-fresco area, setting up the mood for photos or simply to treat your taste buds to the medley of Asian dishes, burgers, pastas, and drinks available.

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To make a reservation, call or WhatsApp +6014 9933880.

Address: Unit G-01 & G-02, Level Ground, The Sphere Bangsar South City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 11am to 8pm

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Wet Deck, W Kuala Lumpur

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Dine-in with a spectacular view of the Petronas Twin Towers at Wet Deck, W Kuala Lumpur’s al fresco bar cum dining hotspot. Order from an assortment of fresh locally sourced seafood and imported meats such as grilled lobsters and steaks, paired with your favourite sundowner cocktails. Come during the day to soak in the vistas as you dine-in and stay on after sundown for a lively atmosphere over a tipple or three.

To make a reservation, click here.

Address: Level 12, W Kuala Lumpur, No. 121, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm on weekdays; 10am to 10pm on weekends

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Dome KLCC On-The-Park

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Dome’s flagship KLCC On-The-Park café has recently opened its doors in a new location, with a complete refresh to celebrate 26 years of pioneering coffee culture in Malaysia. It now faces the mall’s iconic water fountains and KLCC park, featuring a lush al fresco dining area to enjoy a breath of fresh air while you dine-in. The menu has also been updated with dishes inspired by all four corners of the world, from the Mediterranean to the Middle East to South Korea, including sandwiches, falafel, wraps, burgers, and more.

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No reservations are required. Walk-ins are welcome.

Address: Lot G-45A, Ground Level, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 11am to 8pm

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Bo All Day Dining

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Nestled inside the trendy The Linc KL, Bo All Day Dining presents a unique dining ambience with tropical-inspired interiors and an outdoor dining area in the mall’s atrium, where a 100-year-old ficus tree is deeply rooted. The restaurant is famous for its signature rotisserie roasts and classic brunch, but there’s surely something for everyone from the extensive pork-free fusion menu. It also features exclusive house partnerships with Harriston Chocolatier and Cellar 18 to offer a range of artisan chocolate creations as well as wines and spirits.

Address: Linc KL, Lot 1-10/1-11, No 360., Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm (closed on Mondays)

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Horizon Grill, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

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At 58 floors high, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur’s Horizon Grill boasts breathtaking bird’s eye views of KL’s skyline from its rooftop terrace, promising an inimitable outdoor dining experience. There’s a wide selection of grilled dishes on the menu, including fresh seafood and premium steaks. Guests can also take their pick from an arsenal of fine wines to pair with their preferred dishes for a complete meal.

To make a reservation, click here.

Address: Level 58, 2 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 12pm to 2.30pm; 6pm to 10pm daily

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Kopenhagen Kapas

Kopenhagen’s latest flagship café in Jalan Kapas, Bangsar is fast gaining the attention of café hoppers and coffee addicts alike. Located inside a residential area, the new space encompasses a central kitchen and coffee roastery coupled with well-ventilated indoor and outdoor café seating areas. Those who have visited the cosier Mont Kiara outlet will be familiar with its Scandinavian-themed interiors that draw inspiration from the lifestyle in Copenhagen (hence the name). As for the food, its philosophy is led by the Nordic Food Movement, with a focus on local seasonal produce and Danish-inspired dishes.

No reservations are required. Walk-ins are welcome.

Address: No 3, Kapas Condominium, Jalan Kapas, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 7am to 4pm on weekdays; 8am to 5pm on weekends and public holidays

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Sabayon

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Perched on the 51st floor of EQ, Sabayon is a contemporary European fine dining restaurant that prides itself in both premium imported ingredients and local produce. Tall ceilings accented by bronze and copper tones set a classy atmosphere at its indoor dining area, while a separate al fresco area offers a breezy atmosphere with panoramic views of KL’s cityscape. Come for date nights and intimate dinner parties at the award-winning rooftop restaurant, then head to the swanky bar next door, Blue, for drinks to unwind.

To make a reservation, click here.

Address: Level 51, EQ, Equatorial Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 5pm to 10pm

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Note: Social distancing, hand-washing and mask-wearing when not eating or drinking should still be observed to protect yourself and others from spreading/contracting Covid-19.

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