Fancy eating your meal while being surrounded by fresh flowers in an indoor garden? Of course you do.
These days, the urban crowd is no longer just looking for places that serve good food. It’s all about the whole package: taste, ambience, and a certain je ne sais quoi. So the next time someone ask you, “Where should we eat today?”, suggest a unique dining experience from this list of places.
1. Happ Cafe @ Tropicana Avenue
Have you ever visited a flower cafe before? If you’re a fan of flowers, coffee, and cakes, then hop over to Happ Cafe at Tropicana Avenue. The 2-storey cafe may be minimalistic in design but there is a flower corner that radiates warmth and joy. The flower bar sells both real and artificial flowers.
Besides that, you can also purchase postcards, stickers, envelopes as well as painting materials. While you’re at it, place your order on their equally attractive meals. Psst, the Camomile Honey Cake (RM16) is simply to die for!
- Address: P-G-09, Tropicana Avenue, Persiaran Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya
- Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm (closed on Monday)
- Tel: 011-28886826
- Website | Facebook
2. Le Gardenz Café @ Balakong
Le Gardenz Café has flourished over the years thanks to the growing number of loyal customers. Out of all the container cafes that we previously mentioned, Le Gardenz Café stands out because you’ll feel as if you are walking into someone’s garden as the compound is filled with flowers, shrubs, and lots of greenery. The hipster outpost also has an open-air deck that gives you the full view of the surrounding vista. Recommended dishes include chicken skewers, seafood pizza, and pasta dishes.
- Address: Lot 24646, Jalan KPB 5, Kawasan Perindustrian
Kampung Baru Balakong, 43300 Seri Kembangan
- Opening Hours: 9:30am – 10pm
- Tel: 019-3010108
- Website | Facebook
3. Flora Kafe Ampwalk @ Ampang
It’s no wonder Flora Kafe is beautifully decorated with lots of flowers and chandeliers; its founder Razak Ahmad is also a well-known florist and wedding planner. Not only is the ceiling loaded with flowers, but a mini floral arrangement and candles awaits you at your table. Flora Kafe serves traditional Malay cuisines, particularly from the Johor region. We’ve been told that their Pisang Sira is a must try.
- Address: Ground Floor, The AmpWalk 218, Jalan Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
- Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm
- Tel: 03-21618010/012-2070166
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4. The Jungle City @ Kuala Lumpur
If Tarzan and Jane were living in the city and decided to venture into the F&B business, how will their restaurant look like? Opened last November, The Jungle City Kitchen & Bar is a double-storey eatery with a greenery decoration concept. The Jungle City is the only jungle where you’ll get a combination of great food, service, and environment. Speaking of food, this restaurant offers both local delights and western cuisines.
- Address: Lot 37635, Jalan 6/37A, Taman Bukit Maluri, Kuala Lumpur
- Opening Hours: 5pm – 12am (subject to change)
- Tel: 03-62623332
5. Thai Fish Farm @ Ampang
We’re not going to lie, getting to Thai Fish Farm can be tricky but rest assured, the pay off is worth it. Built on wooden platforms with thatched roofs, the restaurant is right next to a fish farm. Besides sampling the freshest seafood, Thai Fish Farm also serves organic vegetables from the restaurant’s vegetable plots. Their signature Thai dishes include steamed siakap (barramundi), snail meat, and grilled crab. Weekends are usually packed with people, so do make it a point to arrive early.
- Address: KM 4, Jalan Ampang – Hulu Langat, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
- Opening Hours: 11am – 11:30pm
- Tel: 016-3986493
6. OneSixFive @ InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
If you’re looking for somewhere luxurious and soothing to unwind and enjoy an exquisite afternoon tea, head on over to OneSixFive. Located near KLCC, the glamorous hotel provides a picturesque view that overlooks a tropical garden and a cascading waterfall. Guests have the option to choose either the Selera Afternoon Tea set (local Malaysian menu) or the Royal Afternoon Tea set (traditional English menu). Each set comes with a pot of tea.
- Address: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Lobby Level, 165 Jalan Ampang, 50450, Kuala Lumpur
- Opening Hours: 2pm – 5pm
- Tel: 03-27826168
7. The Orchid Conservatory @ Majestic Kuala Lumpur
Walk into the picturesque Orchid Conservatory and you’ll be amazed by the spacious glass atrium that houses a seasonal range of Phalaenopsis orchids. Guests visiting this lovely 28ft by 50ft venue will be amazed by thousands of stunning large-petaled blooms in this dedicated orchid conservatory. Savour their English afternoon tea with a local twist. The Orchid Conservatory can also be booked for intimate lunches or celebratory dinners.
We don’t know about you, but this place of beauty is certainly worth the visit.
- Address: 5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
- Opening Hours: 3pm – 6:30pm
- Tel: 03-27858000
8. Carcosa Seri Negara @ Kuala Lumpur
There is hidden gem tucked away on a hilltop that looks across a 16 acres gorgeous verdant garden. Carcosa Seri Negara is a combination of a luxury hotel and also a mansion that serves delectable afternoon tea sessions. England’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip previously stayed here during the 1989 Commonwealth, so you know this place is rich with history.
High tea can be enjoyed in the beautiful Victorian-style dining room (The Drawing Room) or outside on the terrace (The Verandah) where you’d be amazed by the flora and fauna in the immediate background. Apart from the standard English Afternoon Tea, a traditional Malay option is also available. Carcosa is a testament to an older way of life – even though you live in a busy city, you can always make time to enjoy nature while enjoying some awesome food.
- Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
- Opening Hours: 3pm – 6pm
- Tel: 03-22950888
9. Jeff’s Cellar @ Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
We’re sure that some of you may have experienced (or at least heard of) Dining In The Dark, but what about Dining In A Cave? Sounds interesting, no? Dark, mysterious, and enchanting, Jeff’s Cellar is a restaurant and wine bar built within a fully air-conditioned and very well-furnished limestone cave. There, guests can opt for a 6-course meal and taste some of their excellent rare wines.
- Address: 1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, 31500 Ipoh, Perak
- Opening Hours: 6pm – 11pm
- Tel: 05-2107777
10. The Lakehouse @ Cameron Highlands
The Lakehouse is an English cottage located at Ringlet, Cameron Highlands. Framed against a breathtaking landscape, we can’t think of a better way to spend your chilly afternoon than sipping your tea and eating your scones while listening to birds chirping in melodious harmony. Besides freshly baked scones and pot of tea, the 3-tier English tea platter also comes with finger sandwiches, cakes, tarts, as well as fruits.
- Address: 30th Mile, Jalan Ringlet – Tanah Rata, 39200 Ringlet, Pahang
- Tel: 05-4956152