10 Best Coffee Shops in Kuching

As opposed to how the city is perceived, Kuching is not just an ordinary, small city anymore. Over the past years, the locals in this city have been opening businesses such as coffee shops and following the trends of the bigger cities. There are a lot of growing businesses and rising infrastructure to check out in the area.

A lot of tourists, when they visit Kuching, tend to look for famous restaurants and coffee shops such as Starbucks, completely missing out on the amazing cafes this city has to offer. There are a lot of up and coming coffee shops in every corner and many of them have such an amazing theme and chill ambience. Visiting a nice, coffee cafe in Kuching is one of the things you definitely should do the next time you are in the city.

So if you ever find yourself in Kuching and wondering ‘what’s the best place to get coffee near me?‘, here are the top 10 best coffee shop in Kuching:

Destino De Espresso

Recognized by its name, Destino Espresso is a Spanish-themed cafe. This Kuching coffee shop is very romantic because the owner himself named his coffee shop after the english word “destiny”. If you believe in fate and destiny, and how it would bring two lovely souls together, this cafe is a must-visit for you.

Enjoy the warm, cozy ambiance inside the shop as you sip a hot cup of coffee in Kuching. Their specialty is their house salad with mixed vegetables, smoked salmon, crabsticks and sesame sauce. The savory salad is perfect with their famous bittersweet espresso.

Location: G62, City One Megamall, No. 1, Jalan Song, Taman Phoning, 93350 Kuching

Earthlings Coffee Workshop

If you are a die-hard coffee lover, this humble cafe will be perfect for you. With cakes that will go with your coffee, your sweet tooth will be satisfied. Earthlings Kuching coffee shop is one of the best in the city because they roast their own coffee beans. They want their coffee to be as fresh and aromatic as possible. If you decide to drop by, remember to try out their famous home blends.

Location: Lot 45, CityOne Megamall No. 1, Jalan Song, 93350 Kuching

Sukha Café

For those of you who grew up watching 90’s sitcoms, Sukha cafe will be like a dream come true. With their 90’s themed setting and decorations, you will be taken back from when the technology was still advancing and the world was simple.

Enjoy the retro vibe with your coffee that you can order with waffles or fried chicken. Satisfy both your sweet and savory cravings with their back in the days menu.

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

Clans One Café

Perfect for your gamer friends, Clans One cafe is named and designed after the Clash of Clans mobile game. As you enter the door, you will be amazed by how they designed the inside to look like the virtual gaming world of COC. Its futuristic design and wallpapers really look like the mobile game many of us learned to love.

Known for their delicious Western dishes, this cafe is famous for young people who love to drink coffee while playing or talking about COC. Enjoy a game with your friends while eating a delicious steak or sipping some of the best coffee in Kuching.

Location: 381, Jalan Seng Goon Garden, Taman Seng Goon, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, 

Boardriders Café

With much creativity and imagination, some of the business owners really think outside the box to come up with the perfect theme for their Kuching coffee shop. Boardriders cafe is one of those places. With this surfing themed cafe, you will feel the energetic and chill vibe of the sea. The yellow lighting encourages the sunny beach ambiance that we are all familiar with.

You would want to take a vacation after going to this coffee shop for sure, because along with their perfect theme, they serve sandwiches, fries, and beverages we usually order on a vacation.

Location: 88, Plaza Merdeka, Pearl Street, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Indah House Kuching

Calling all the artists and art lovers out there, this humble cafe in Kuching will be like a paradise. Prepare to fall in love and appreciate the beauty of art pieces displayed on the upper level of the cafe. You can also buy some handmade jewelry from their gift shop.

You can walk around the art gallery or just chill and be laid back with your good coffee and a slice of some homebaked, delicious cake.

Location: 38 Upper China Street, 93000 Kuching

The Coffee Factory

Famous for its delicious local coffee, many locals go as far as this coffee shop in the far corners of Kuching. It has a calming ambience that invites any visitor to have a nice cup of coffee on a beautiful afternoon. It has a very homey vibe with its recycled wood floors, soft lighting, and smell of freshly brewed coffee. You can hangout and have a lazy day as you drink your coffee and eat Asian and Western cuisines in their menu.

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

Black Bean Coffee & Tea Company

The name of the cafe may sound foreign to other customers, but locals are very familiar with it. Started out their business way back 2011, this cafe is one of the first ones to grow and a place to get some of the best coffee in Malaysia. This humble shop serves delicious freshly roasted coffee. You can drink classic brews such as Arabica, Robusta, and many more. You can also enjoy green teas from Taiwan and just relax.

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

The Museum Café & Shop

If you think the art gallery coffee shop was a great place to spend time in, check out this Museum Cafe & Shop. Know the culture of the city and look at all the beautiful handicrafts and artifacts made by locals. If you want something to take home with you, you can always buy souvenirs from their gift shop such as orangutan plushies. You can now enjoy a nice cup of coffee in Malaysia and learn all about the city’s culture all in the same spot.

Located: No 96, Jalan Main Bazaar, 93000 Kuching.

Mk Classico Caffé

A little different from any of the coffee places in Kuching, you can order your coffee on the ground floor and chill on the first floor of the building. It resembles underground bars from action movies and makes the customers feel cool and hip at the same time.

You can hangout with your friends and enjoy the cool interior of the cafe with wall paintings and lazy yellow lighting that complements each other. Enjoy a cup of coffee together with a mouthwatering steak and have a cool night hanging out.

Location: 31, Jalan Tabuan, 93100 Kuching.


Kuching definitely has some of the best local coffee shops near me and you. Although deemed as being the simple city by other folks, Kuching has developed and changed into a big, growing city, following the steps of big cities such as Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. All of the coffee shops listed above are recommended to anyone who wants to experience the best of the city while exploring the different themes of each one.

Enjoy your favorite coffee and have a fun time in the best places in Kuching, Sarawak!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Do these coffee shops only serve coffee?

Absolutely not! These coffee shops serve more than just coffee, from teas to desserts and even western cuisines, you can definitely enjoy more than just a cup of coffee if you are not so much of a coffee fanatic. Besides that, one of these coffee shops serves local Malaysian and Sarawakian menus for their customers such as Indah House Kuching!

2. Why does Espresso is popular at the coffee shops?

People seek for their espresso because of the distinct initial, middle, and finishing characteristics in the flavour profile. It can have a variety of flavours, including fruity, flowery, spicy, and sweet. A stronger coffee, like your typical filter coffee, could not have such a complex flavour. How is that even possible? The method of brewing espresso is the key to its excellent flavour. High-pressure of hot water can dissolve and extract fragrant coffee oils and acids that eventually end up in your cup as foams and bubbles when they come into contact with finely ground coffee powder.

3. Is it okay to drink Espresso every day at one of the coffee shops?

Daily espresso consumption is acceptable, but you shouldn’t overdo it and have one every time you want a beverage.
Espresso has a number of health advantages when used in moderation, but if it is consumed carelessly, it can also cause some issues. For instance, excessive coffee consumption has been related to high blood pressure, osteoporosis, liver damage, and insomnia. Additionally, it may cause you to experience a form of hallucination in which you hear noise that is not there.

4. Are these coffee shops instagrammable?

We assure you that most of these coffee shops are highly Insta-worthy. So fret not, once you have ordered your handcrafted iced coffee and a slice of cake, whip out your cameras and take some pictures to have your followers drool over the delicious coffee!

5. Do any of these coffee shops sell souvenirs?

Yes! For your information, Indah House Kuching is not only the place for you to drink coffee and enjoy local meals, but also it sells handmade jewellery and the ready to cook kits such as Pansuh and Masak Hitam. Besides that, if you would like to buy some souvenirs for your family back in Semenanjung, be sure to head down to The Museum Cafe and Shop. Apart from their delicious coffee and food, you can also bring home some souvenirs from their gift shop.

6. What are the payment methods at these coffee shops?

Most of the coffee shops listed above take cash and debit card as well as cashless payment methods. You can ask the cashier at these cafes you visit regarding their preferred payment methods.

7. Do these coffee shops offer delivery services?

Most of these coffee shops do offer delivery services via delivery applications, but it is best to check on the delivery application if they deliver to your location. You can also contact the specific coffee shop to ask if they provide any delivery services.

8. Why are coffee shops so popular?

Coffee shops are one of the places that have been gaining popularity for many years ago. In previous decades, coffee shops are the places that people would discuss any interesting topic or have hearty conversations with the friends while sipping coffee. Nowadays, coffee shops in the modern era are not only the places where people can taste coffee while enjoying the time either alone or together with other people, but also people can sit peacefully and do their unsettled jobs while sipping coffee at the coffee shops with the beautiful interior design of the coffee shops.

9. Why do people become energetic after drinking coffee at the coffee shops?

Drinking a cup of coffee at the coffee shops could help people become energetic and motivated to continue their tasks, thus it is not an exaggeration if someone says that he or she can not think too well without sipping coffee first. Inside a cup of brewed or roasted coffee, there is a natural ingredient that could help coffee drinkers to stay awake and boost motivation to do work, named caffeine. Besides that, caffeine in coffee makes people feel less tired, improves body and brain function, and increases energy levels.

10. Are coffee shops suitable and appropriate places to bring someone for a date?

Bringing someone to one of the coffee shops for a date is actually one of the good ideas. This kind of date falls into a category as known as a coffee date. This kind of date is different from the classic date that we have known. Bringing someone for a coffee date will be a date that is more casual and less stressful (don’t need to think about all the protocols that have been implied in the expensive restaurants), be more comfortable with each other and way more safer as a usual coffee shop is an open place and has many people.

11. Why does my heartbeats become faster than usual after drinking coffee at one of the coffee shops?

The heartbeats become more faster than usual after drinking coffee due to caffeine. There are many ways that caffeine affects the heart. First of all, it encourages noradrenaline and norepinephrine secretion. These hormones, among other things, raise blood pressure and heart rate. Caffeine can also affect the enzymes that cause the heart to contract more forcefully by stimulating those enzymes.

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