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.
Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
87,Ewe Hai Street(carpenter St.), 93000 Kuching.
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.
38 Upper China Street, 93000 Kuching.
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Monday – Sunday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Lot 4126 Jalan Stapok, 93250 Kuching.
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.
Monday – Friday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am- 10:00pm
One Jaya, Jalan Song, 93350 Kuching.
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.
Monday – Tuesday: 11:00am – 10:30pm
Thursday – Sunday: 11:00am -10:30pm
Ground Floor, Lot 11963, Block 16, Brighton Square, Jalan Song, 93350 Kuching.
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.
Monday – Wednesday: 10:00am – 11:00pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00am
Sunday: 10:00am – 11:00pm
Lot No. 45, Ground Floor No. 1, CityONE Megamall, Jalan Song, 93350 Kuching.
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
Monday: 1:00pm – 11:45pm
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00am – 11:45pm
JT Building, 7th Mile, Kuching-Serian Road, 93250 Kuching.
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.
Monday – Saturday: 10.00am – 12:00am
Sunday: 10.00am – 11:00pm
G62 Ground Floor, CityONE Megamall, No.1 Jalan Song 93350 Kuching.
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.
Monday: 1:00pm – 11:45pm
Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00am 11:45pm
GF, Sublot 16, Song Plaza, Off Jalan Tun Jugah/Jalan Song, 93200 Kuching.
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.
Monday – Sunday: 2:00pm – 12:00am
Ground Floor, No.8, Lot 12159, Jalan Tun Jugah, Jalan Song, 93300 Kuching