Food + Drink

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

Dining in, eating out


By Natalie Khoo

15 Cafes and restaurants with outdoor dining areas 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.


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.


1. Jibby by the Park

Photo: Design Anthology

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.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Jibby Group (@jibbygroup)

Walk-ins are welcome (no reservations required).

Wet skin and massage Tanamera Toning Green Coffee Body soap to cellulite prone areas with firm circular movement. Leave for a few seconds and rinse with water. Best used twice a day. For daily use, combine the Toning Green Coffee Soap with Tanamera Green Coffee oil. Use the Green Coffee oil on wet skin and massage vigirously on problem area such as thighs, buttocks and stomach (This is important to get maximum result) For more effective result combine with Tanamera Toning Green Coffee Scrub twice a wee

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



2. Lisette’s Café & Bakery


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by ckk (@kokkeongchan)

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.

Photo: / Instagram

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


  • 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)



Kafe Kleptokrat


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by (@hxiehx)

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.

Explore More