It’s a good thing that Malaysians are starting to warm up to health food trends, because now we can enjoy delectable smoothie bowls all over the city. Smoothie bowls are the latest in-thing among health food enthusiasts, because not only do they look amazing, they taste pretty darn great too!
Smoothie bowls aren’t your typical fruit smoothies poured into a bowl, they’re thicker in consistency and are filling enough to replace a whole meal (but that depends on the ingredients used). And of course, they’re packed with nutrients so you don’t have to feel guilty for indulging in them! Here are 8 eateries in KL that serve up this awesome healthy treat:
Rubberduck Café, Plaza Damas
This bright, cheery café in Plaza Damas gives us tropical vibes, not just because of their neon sign and palm tree décor, but also the fresh, fruity flavours present in their dishes. Famous for their vibrant smoothie bowls, they were one of the first to introduce this superfood to Malaysians! They currently have two different smoothie bowl options for you to choose from, the berry bowl, full of fresh berries, homemade granola, coconut flakes, flaxseed, and sprinkled with deliciously vibrant fresh fruits, or their sunshine bowl, with a banana mango smoothie, granola, chia seeds, coconut flakes, and more fruits on top! A perfect way to start of your day!
Address: Lot K-06 (Dorchester Service Apt), Plaza Damas opposite Don’s Warong.
Hours: 9am-6pm on Mon-Sat
Tel: 03-6206 1832
Ola Bowls, Pavilion KL
This new eatery just opened its doors in Pavilion earlier this month, and they specialize in one thing and one thing only: smoothie bowls. There’s loads of options for you to choose from when it comes to your healthy treat for the day, from the King of Greens (avocados and bananas blended together, topped with goji berries, almonds, cranberries, sliced bananas and shredded coconut), or the Sooper Dooper (a tangy blend of berries and açaí, sprinkled with granola, coconut flakes, chia, pumpkin seeds, and sliced fresh fruits). If you want something more indulgent (i.e. chocolate), try out their O’Time Favourite (with Oreos, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, and full-cream milk as the smoothie base), or Peanut Trouble (a blend of peanut butter, soy milk, and banana). Yum!
Address: 5th floor, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 10am-10pm daily
Artelier Coffee, Pavilion
This coffee shop just launched earlier this month too, and at Pavilion as well! Even though they’re starting to make a name for themselves for their delectable coffee beverages, don’t forget their smoothie bowls! With healthy bases like spinach, bananas, dragon fruit, or mango, you’ll find no end to your nutritious options for brunch. Keep an eye out for Artelier Coffee, they’ll be sure to make waves once they’ve properly gone up and running!
Address: Lot 2.75.00 , Level 2 , Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 10am-10pm daily
Goodness Greens Café, TTDI
This healthy café in TTDI was founded by the minds behind La Juiceria, so don’t be surprised that all the food they serve are super fresh and wholesome! They offer two different smoothie bowls, the crowd-favourite açaí berry bowl, filled with blended açaí berries, bananas, coconut oil, almond milk, maple syrup, and a sprinkling of granola, bee pollen, shredded coconut, chia seeds, strawberries, and cacao nibs, as well as the pitaya bowl, a tropical blend of red dragon fruit and bananas as the base, crowned with the same toppings as before. Who would have thought eating healthy would be so awesome?
Address: 32 Jalan Datuk Sulaiman TTDI, 60000 Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 9am-10pm on weekdays, 8am-10pm on weekends
Tel: 03 7732 0235
Açaí Lab has made a big name for themselves because of their delectable açaí smoothie bowls, and have even gained almost 3000 Facebook likes. And all this without even having their own physical store yet! Their motto ‘Desserts, minus the guilt’ have really pulled people in to find out more about their smoothie bowls, which they’ve sold at various fairs and events over the past few months. Their prices are quite affordable to, much lower so far than the other bowls on this list. And not to mention, they hand-make loads of their ingredients, from their granola to even their peanut butter! They’re set to open their very own store any day now, so keep your eyes peeled to their Facebook page so you won’t miss it!
Seoul Bing Dessert Café, Setapak
Even though a smoothie bowl being served at a Korean dessert café might seem a little peculiar, their twist to the traditional smoothie bowl makes it worth a try. It’s served more as a dessert than a healthy meal option, and looks just like their signature bingsu! The smoothie itself is mixed with cornflakes for added crunch and texture. Topped with a heaping mound of fresh fruit slices, this açaí bowl is a great way to end your meal on a healthy note!
Address: No. G-46, PV128 Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 12pm-12am daily
Tel: 03-4131 4228
Pickle & Fig, TTDI
Even though Pickle & Fig are known for their panini sandwiches, their bright smoothie bowls deserve a mention too. Choose from three different smoothie bases, dragon fruit, papaya, or honeydew. Not your usual options that you can find at other eateries! Each smoothie bowl is topped with toasted muesli and an array of sliced fresh fruits to complete the dish. Now you won’t feel so guilty about that bowl of pasta or that toasted panini you just wolfed down.
Address: 26, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 9am-11pm daily
Tel: 03-2858 9960
Impressed, Nu Sentral
Last but not least, Impressed specializes in cold-pressed juices and juice cleanse programs, so it’s no surprise that they’ve dipped their toes into the world of smoothie bowls as well! They have five different smoothie bowl offerings for you, like the famous açaí bowl (an açaí, banana, strawberry, and coconut water base, topped with sliced bananas, strawberries, buckwheat, and chia seeds), the Choco-Nana bowl (a blend of banana, cocoa, peanut butter, and coconut water, topped with granola, bananas, and peanuts), or the Mango Tango bowl (mangoes, bananas, and coconut water, with a sprinkling of chopped mango, buckwheat, and desiccated coconut on top). Super delicious!
Address: Lot 50A, LG, Nu Sentral Shopping Centre, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 10am-10pm daily
Tel: 03-2276 1290
These smoothie bowls have us actually wanting to eat something healthy for once! If you know of any other places in the city that serves yummy smoothie bowls, let us know down below!
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