Best Places for Desserts in KL

Best Places for Desserts in KL

Whether you need a post-meal sweet treat, teatime respite or simply a quick sugar fix — this guide is for you. From gorgeous plated desserts to Japanese shaved ice and smooth tau foo fah, here are 14 dessert spots that are worth the extra calories!
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Find globally-inspired desserts at this cosy spot in TTDI that features a creative and ever-changing menu based on the chef's latest travels. If you have space for just one dessert, the community recommends you go straight for the Strawberry Tart with Balsamic Vinegar Ice Cream (RM18). This treat boasts a wonderful balance of flavours, from the unexpectedly delicious, tangy ice cream to the buttery crust and sweet strawberries. Another standout is the crispy yet fluffy Passion Pavlova (RM23) with layers of lime chantilly and fresh passion fruit. They also do great ice creams, so don't stop yourself from dropping by for a simple scoop of housemade Chocolate Earl Grey or Guinness (RM10 per scoop).
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If you had to pick a no-fail, crowd-pleasing place for dessert, this would be it. The community heartily agrees, especially Burppler Mark Johnson, who says, "I've eaten a lot of pastries in my time, and across the world, yet Jaslyn's is still one of the best". Once you enter, you'll be greeted with a stunning line of cakes, brownies, cookies and more. Top picks include the gooey Salty Valrhona Brownie (RM12) that comes sprinked generously with sea salt, as well as the moist Lemon Drizzle Loaf (RM9). For something lighter, the fluffy Earl Grey Chiffon Cake (RM7.90) will satisfy. From the chiller, get your hands on the Lemon Cream Tart (RM14), which Burppler Cassie Ong praises for the strong citrus flavour. Ps. You can also find Jaslyn Cakes in Mont Kiara!
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Commanding the dessert scene is this joint serving affordable soy milk desserts in all forms – shaved ice, soft serve and the classic tau foo fa. On warm days, get their creamy Soy Soft Serve (from RM3.80). Otherwise, it's always a good idea to get the Dao Fu Fah (RM3.90), where smooth beancurd is doused in ginger, brown or white syrup. For the best experience, ask for a two-syrup combo! Pro-tip: Add Tong Yuen (RM1.30 for four pieces) to your bowls, which Burppler Carmen Chan describes as "chewy, dense, glutinous balls of goodness."
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Not only do they have over 20 outlets under their belt, they are master inventors of local-inspired flavours — think Teh Tarik, D24 Durian and Cempedak (from RM8.30 for single scoops). Kick it up a notch by pairing your ice cream with their signature Buttermilk Waffle (RM15.40 for a single scoop). Burppler LiYin Chew is a fan of the addictive Salted Egg Yolk Charcoal Waffle (from RM15.40) which she says pairs excellently with the ice creams.
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Catch up with pals over fluffy waffles at this homey spot in Taman Paramount. They're only open from noon, so it's a perfect after-lunch treat. Waffles are the main attraction here, and they come in a variety of flavours – plain, charcoal and even a boba stuffed waffle. Pooh Bear's Favourite (RM18) takes the airy yet crisp waffle to the next level with fresh berries, salted caramel, crushed honeycomb and a scoop of Hokey Pokey ice cream (vanilla and honeycomb). Bubble tea lovers might just fall in love with the Boba Waffle (RM21), where a boba-studded waffle is topped with milk tea ice cream and caramelised brown sugar boba. Ps. They also offer a solid selection of cakes!
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On blazing hot days, take shelter in this well-loved Japanese kakigori joint for hand-crafted shaved ice desserts. A crowd-favourite is the Uji Matcha Brûlée (RM17) that conceals soft red beans within a mountain of matcha shaved ice, crowned with creamy brulee custard. Burppler Alyssia Yu also recommends the Houjicha (RM17), a nutty version that comes with candied chestnuts and garnished with a drizzle of kinako (roasted soybean) milk. You'll also find hot Japanese treats on the menu like the Warabimochi (RM14), a chewy jelly-like snack that's covered in either matcha or kinako powder.
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Dive deep into the fantasy world of Marcus Low, the runner-up of Masterchef Asia 2015, for a witty, innovative take on desserts. Take the refreshing Watermelon and Asam Boi Tart (RM15) for example. The tart is filled with asam boi custard and topped with a thick watermelon slice. The Bubur Cha Char (RM23) is another must-try, where a deconstructed take on the local classic sees a moist sweet potato cake topped with pumpkin brûlée, sago pearls, gula Melaka foam and a silky scoop of bubur cha cha ice cream. Ps. The plated deserts are only available after 7pm!
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Bookmark this bakery tucked away in SS17 for wholesome baked goods to bring home, such as buttery chocolate chip cookies and savoury quiches! A must-have is the fudgy Seasalt Brownie (RM10) topped with a sprinkle of sea salt. Burppler Joey Tee recommends the to-die-for Matcha Tart (RM10) featuring a rich filling and dusted with powdered matcha. Don't miss out on Good Ground Bakery's Plain Croissants (RM6) and Almond Croissants (RM8) that are bound to satisfy!
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Nothing strikes a nostalgic chord quite like a warm bowl of tong sui (traditional Chinese dessert). Come to Pudu to find the best bowls in town. Owner Ricky Yan shuns everything artificial and insists on keeping the tradition of freshly grinding the black sesame and almonds in a stone mill. Dubbed as "The King of Chi Ma Wu", his Black Sesame Paste (RM3.50) is a must-order. Caution! Take slow sips of the velvety paste as the dessert is served hot. Another crowd-favourite is the Peanut Paste (RM3.50) which boasts the same creamy texture and a super nutty flavour. If you want the best of both worlds, go for the Cha Wu (RM4.50) that features a delicious combination of peanut and black sesame paste.
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Dreaming of fluffy Japanese-style souffle pancakes? Journey to Puchong for your fill of jiggly Souffle Pancake and Ice Cream (RM24) doused in maple syrup. Their waffles are also worth a try, like the Classic Waffle (RM13) that is simply satisfying with salted butter and maple syrup. Otherwise, go with Burppler Hemlatha Nagappan's combo of choice – the Red Velvet Waffle with Vanilla Ice Cream (RM19).
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Shaped to look like real fruits, these delicate desserts in Namelaka contain bits of the actual fruit within! Order the Passionfruit (RM23) for a punchy sour-yet-sweet dessert, or the Green Apple (RM19), which Burppler Calie Tang declares as her favourite. Not shaped like a fruit, but also yummy is the Yuzu (RM23), which Burppler Rachel Yong says is perfect for those who don't have much of a sweet tooth – expect hints of sourness! The creative team also make more traditional desserts like pancakes and burnt cheesecake.
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Desserts that are yummy and healthy are now a reality thanks to our friends at Kind Kones – think soy-free ice creams, gluten-free cakes and more. Standouts include the earthy Charcoal Vanilla (from RM10.90) and Durian (from RM10.90), both made with coconut and cashew milk. Also worth a try are the tangy Passion Fruit Sorbet (from RM10.90) and the rich Chocolate Sorbet (from RM10.90). Besides ice cream, look out for an array of cakes and breads that are just as good like the gluten-free Brownie Sundae (RM23.90).
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