Flowers, plantations, and gardens have recently been essential to the ambience of visually beautiful cafes and restaurants, especially around Kuala Lumpur (KL). We have seen a change in consumers’ tastes and styles when it concerns choosing the best cafes to spend their time at. Imagine abandoning the city to dine amidst the trees, with stunning vistas of lush gardens from every corner — sounds too good to be true, but there’s such a thing!
For people who enjoy eating delicious meals while surrounded by nature, we’ve compiled a list of the top farm-themed cafes and restaurants less than two hours from KL.
1. Kebun, Selangor
The name Kebun is a fitting title. This eatery is located inside a vegetable farm named Ho Ho Organic Farm near Ulu Yam Lama, which is around 45 minutes from KL. So, those wishing to unwind can spend a relaxing day drinking tea and devouring pastries at a table facing huge, vista-framing windows.
However, don’t expect full-blown meals from their menu — their forte are pastries, desserts, and cakes that are absolutely satisfying. Popular flavours include the Pandan Mango, Black Sesame, and Chocolate Banana.
Address: 29 Jalan Patin 2, Taman Patin, Ulu Yam Lama, 44300 Batang Kali, Selangor
Contact: +6016 660 1023
2. Florescence, Selangor
This time in Batang Kali, another farm and garden-themed cafe is Florescence. Tucked in World of Phalaenopsis, a 6-acre orchid farm that produces and distributes the plant, it is renowned for its water lily lake, reminiscent of Monet’s garden. Diners can enjoy their meal with such a view as their backdrop, which is definitely not commonly found in the city.
A section of the cafe also includes potted orchids so that you may choose between window seats facing the pond or the blossoming flowers. Either way, you’ll have a touch of nature nearby. Besides the spectacular view, patrons can enjoy meals like nasi lemak, various noodles, pastries, and more.
Address: 686, Lorong Kiambang, Kampung Sungai Kamin, 44300 Batang Kali, Selangor
Contact: +603 6075 1133
3. The Acre by Farm Fresh, Seri Kembangan
The Acre, co-owned by Ladang Farm Fresh, provides an authentic farm-to-table experience. This restaurant, nestled around a gorgeous farm and only an estimated 30-minute drive from KL, provides a farm-to-table menu and includes picnic-style eating on verdant meadows. Guests can also interact with farm animals such as cows, deer, and ponies.
If interested, you can take tractor rides throughout the area and take pictures at various lush greenery spots. The restaurant has a farm-to-table philosophy, sourcing fresh vegetables from the farm for its Italian-inspired and regional meals. Their extensive menu includes shared platters, main courses, and pastries.
Address: Jalan Maklumat, 43400 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Contact: +016 206 7133
4. Bug’s Paradise Farm, Puchong
Bug’s Paradise Farm in Puchong serves nutritious meals against the backdrop of the urban farm, which harvests the food used in the restaurant’s meals. The Nutritious Steamboat Set, which includes mee sua or yee mee, and a pot of quality ingredients like mushrooms and tofu, is a hallmark meal here.
To go with the toppings are five different types of soup: miso, kimchi, oat milk, kombu, or pepper. The restaurant’s menu has also extended to offer healthy, plant-based burgers. So everything about this place screams green and clean.
Address: Lot 46692, Jalan Pulau Meranti, Kampung Pulau Meranti, 47120 Puchong, Selangor
Contact: +6016 742 8086
5. Lemuni Cafe, Pahang
Janda Baik has proven itself as a convenient nature retreat for KL residents. Apart from the abundance of nice hotels and staycation spots, some woodland cafes and restaurants will transport you deep into nature — and Lemuni Cafe is one of them.
This place is set in a stilted kampung-style structure that faces a river, the Lentang Forest Reserve, and the three buildings that make up Istana Lemuni. Lunch sets are a favourite order among Lemuni’s customers, which may be enjoyed indoors or outside, and both come with a breathtaking view of lush surroundings.
Address: Lot 9756, Kg Chemperoh, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang
6. Orchard Hill, Semenyih
Most people link Semenyih with the famed Broga Hills, but did you know there’s a hidden gem in Hulu Langat town that offers a range of affordable foods? Introducing Orchard Hill — a durian orchard that harvests various durian types. They also share their space with a camping ground and a woodland cafe.
Brunch is offered from 10am to 6pm, with extended menu items available from 12pm. Find robust breakfast options like the Big Breakfast, or stack up on carbs with their classic croissants, which come with fillings like Fish Fillet and Ham Cheese.
Address: Lot 3009, Jalan Tanah Pinggir, Broga, 71750 Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan
Contact: +6011 5139 3009