10 Cafés for Hipsters to Hang Out in Kuching, Sarawak

Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak, is no longer a small and quiet city as perceived by many people. They have the big malls, growing businesses, famous franchises and many more. People in the city gradually catching up with the trends at cities like Kuala Lumpur and Penang etc. When people ask about places to hang out in Kuching, they do have the conventional kopitiams, famous franchise like Starbucks and Coffee Bean & Tea, but not forgetting to also check out these local home grown coffee outlets in the city.


1) Black Bean Coffee & Tea Company

If you live in Kuching, Black Bean Coffee & Tea Company wouldn’t be an unfamiliar name to you. Operated since 2011, it was believed by many to purvey Kuching’s finest brews. This tiny café serves coffee freshly roasted from Sarawak coffee beans as well as others such as Arabica, Liberica and Robusta coffees grown in Java, and Sumatra. In addition, they also serve oolong and green teas from Taiwan.

Operating hours:
Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Location:
87,Ewe Hai Street(carpenter St.), 93000 Kuching.

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Image Credit: Black Bean Coffee & Tea Co. Facebook

2) Indah House Kuching

If you’re an art lover, you will definitely fall in love the moment you step into this café. Indah House Kuching is the only place in the city where you can have a sip on a drink, a slice of home baked cake, appreciate the paintings of the local silk artist and buy some handmade jewellery all in one go. Customers who walk in will also be greeted with big smile by the team who runs the café. The art pieces are showcased at the art gallery located at the upper floor of the café.

Location:
38 Upper China Street, 93000 Kuching.

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Image Credit: Indah House Kuching Facebook

3) Sharing-Planet.com

Looking for Western cuisine in Kuching? Look no further than Sharing-Planet.com. This place serve scrumptious traditional American and Italian cuisine. It is a cosy place for you to relax, catch up with friends, while having snacks, supper or dinner together.

Operating hours:
Monday – Sunday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Location:
Lot 4126 Jalan Stapok, 93250 Kuching.

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Image Credit: Sharing-Planet.com Facebook

4) Cuppa-Kap Coffee

Cuppa-Kap Coffee started its operation in 2013 by a couple originated from Sibu. They express their love for coffee through every effort of making a perfect cup of drinks for their customers as well as the seamless latte art. Apart from the variety of coffees, they also serve tea, soda drinks, and cakes.

Operating hours:
Monday – Friday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am- 10:00pm

Location:
One Jaya, Jalan Song, 93350 Kuching.

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Image Credit: Cuppa-Kap Coffee Facebook

5) Sukha

This is one of the most hipster cafés in Kuching. This cosy place is furnished with the re-manufactured table from the sewing machines and every corner is well designed with the owner’s utmost effort. They serve a selection of menu and great coffee. Occasionally, there will be performances organised by the café to light you up with good music.

Operating hours:
Monday – Tuesday: 11:00am – 10:30pm
Thursday – Sunday: 11:00am -10:30pm

Location:
Ground Floor, Lot 11963, Block 16, Brighton Square, Jalan Song, 93350 Kuching.

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Image Credit: Sukha Facebook

6) Earthlings Coffee Workshop

This café is operated by team of Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) certified Barista, Roaster, Golden Cup Technician, Lead Instructor, and CQI licensed Q Grader. Their goal is to serve fresh quality coffee beans that are sourced from different origins, treated and brewed prudently with different methods to extract the quintessence of every bean into a cup for their customers to explore and enjoy. Apart from coffee, they also serve a selection of desserts and pastries.

Operating hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 10:00am – 11:00pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00am
Sunday: 10:00am – 11:00pm

Location:
Lot No. 45, Ground Floor No. 1, CityONE Megamall, Jalan Song, 93350 Kuching.

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Image Credit: Earthlings Coffee Workshop Facebook

7) The Coffee Factory

Although The Coffee Factory is located a little far from Kuching city centre, its coffees have never failed to attract more and more customers. Its interior is made out of recycled wood, unique lighting, coupled with natural sunlight and the scent of freshly brewed coffee in the air, explains why it manages to attract many youngsters to choose this café for hangouts and gatherings. This place serve good coffee, cakes, breakfast, Asian and Western cuisines

Operating hours:
Monday: 1:00pm – 11:45pm
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00am – 11:45pm

Location:
JT Building, 7th Mile, Kuching-Serian Road, 93250 Kuching.

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Image Credit: The Coffee Factory Facebook

8) Destino De Espresso

The café owner, Mr Willie, hope to provide a place for his customers to hang out with their friends, meeting over business deal, or just indulge in your own solitude, or a place to find your destined partner. This is why he named his café as ‘Destino’, because he believes strongly in fate and destiny. Its beautify decoration definitely attract many customers, especially the unused piano string exerted in a full cast-iron frame as the partition in between seating area, it was such a brilliant idea! Apart from coffee, the café serves cakes, salad, pasta as well sandwiches.

Operating hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10.00am – 12:00am
Sunday: 10.00am – 11:00pm

Location:
G62 Ground Floor, CityONE Megamall, No.1 Jalan Song 93350 Kuching.

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Image Credit: Destino De Espresso Facebook

9) The Coffee Clinic

This café serves fine coffee and fresh bread and cake. Speaking of the decoration, it emphasise a lot of raw timber and coupled with the wooden floor it has a rustic vibe which is very in the moment. The café plays high fidelity music and occasional live bands, made this café stands out from the hipster café scene in Kuching.

Operating hours:
Monday: 1:00pm – 11:45pm
Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00am 11:45pm

Location:
GF, Sublot 16, Song Plaza, Off Jalan Tun Jugah/Jalan Song, 93200 Kuching.

Image Credit: The Coffee Clinic Facebook
Image Credit: The Coffee Clinic Facebook

10) Cupella

Founded in 2014, this café is designed for selfie crowd with its quirky artwork that lines its walls. The decoration gives us a New York feel to the place. The owner, Jago Ten, would like to turn this place to a place to head to after work or study to grab coffee and meet up with friends. The café serves good coffee as well as a selection of cakes and desserts.

Operating hours:
Monday – Sunday: 2:00pm – 12:00am

Location:
Ground Floor, No.8, Lot 12159, Jalan Tun Jugah, Jalan Song, 93300 Kuching

Image Credit: Cupella Facebook
Image Credit: Cupella Facebook