Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Europe (2017): Solo Trip to Vienna, Austria

I can't stay longer in a place. Therefore after spending 3 days 2 nights in Budapest, I decided to proceed to the next country, the next city - Vienna, the capital city of Austria. Austria is not a new country to me as I've been before 9 years ago but at that point of time, I only managed to cover Tyrol, one of the cities located in the west of Austria. So for this time around, I included few cities of Austria in my list that I must visit and shouldn't miss out. 

From Budapest To Vienna
There are numerous way to get into Vienna from Budapest but of course for me, I would prefer the cheapest option, which is my main priority then following according to the time schedule which suit me. I took train from Budapest-Keleti Railway Station to "Wien". Bear in mind the station names of all stops in Vienna begin with its German name "Wien". I bought my train ticket in advance from MAV at www.mavcsoport.hu/en for €13 or HUF4,030 (approx. to RM69) for almost 3 hours train ride.

It's really hard for me to explain everything here, hence I recommend you to read this "The Man in Seat Sixty-One" - the best train travel guide which helps me a lot in planning most of my trips. 

2017 Europe Budapest Keleti railway station
Budapest-Keleti Railway Station, the main international and inter-city railway terminal of Budapest

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Europe (2017): Great Market Hall of Budapest, Hungary

The thing that I like to do when travel overseas is visiting souvenir markets. I love to hunt for souvenirs such as postcards, fridge magnets, keychains and even their own local products. And when in Budapest, the most recommended place if you are looking for souvenirs for your family and friends back home would be the Great Market Hall.

2017 Europe Budapest 07 Great Market Hall

Also known as Central Market Hall, it is the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest city. It consists of three-storey hall where the ground floor selling daily products such as fruits, poultry, vegetables and etc whereas for the upper floor where you can find raft of stalls selling variety of souvenirs such as Hungarian dolls, embroidered linens, glassware and more. Obviously the upper floor is my favourite section where I wandered for hours, until sensory overload kicks in. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Chasing Autumn in Hokkaido, Japan

In case you follow my Instagram, yes I'm on another trip to Japan again and I choose to be back to Hokkaido once again which I went last year during the end of winter and early of spring but this time around, I travel during the fall which is one of my favourite seasons after spring. 

My second trip to Hokkaido I went and discover new places such as Furano, Biei and Asahikawa which I missed out last year. Here are the sneak peek as usual:

Blue Pond
#1: The calm and serene famous Blue Pond in Biei

Hokkaido Furano
#2: Vibrantly colourful flower farm in Furano

Asahiyama Zoo
#3: Asahikawa Zoo in Asahikawa 

Of course some of the places I encountered and went back for the second time but it's really worth for another visit. Trust me, Hokkaido is amazing and mesmerising in any seasons. Planning to go for the third time.

Hokkaido Otaru 01
#4: Otaru Canal, been here before but I really love this small and calm port town.

Hokkaido Otaru 04
#5: It's sunny day in Otaru and I love the weather

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#6: A trip to Hokkaido is incomplete without having the famous King Crab. Five of us ordered the crab weighted 1.6 kg. It's so sweet and juice. 

Oh yeah! I haven't back to Malaysia yet cause I'm currently wandering around Tokyo alone while my friends went back home already. I don't feel like wanna go back home yet. This gal with itchy feet never stop wandering around. 

#7: The life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue in Odaiba

In case you haven't read my previous post on Hokkaido which I went last year, check out this:
9D7N Hokkaido (Japan) 2016 Itinerary & Travel Expenses

Sayonara!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Europe (2017): 3D2N in Budapest, Hungary


Honestly to say right after I purchased the airticket to Europe with Thai Airways, I was indecisive of which countries should I cover this time around. Besides Denmark and Finland, I have no idea where should I go and travel. There are so many in my bucket list - Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Poland and more (I know I know I'm greedy) but it's impossible for me to cover all when I only have 16 full days in Europe. At the end I decided to go Budapest, Hungary when I stumbled upon flight from Copenhagen, Denmark to Budapest directly for as low as €49.20 (approx. to RM256) which included 20kg baggage allowance via Norwegian. There is another airline, Ryanair which offer more lower fare but unfortunately the flight is at night. Cause I travel alone, therefore I prefer to travel during the daytime.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Solo Trip to Europe

18 days. 6 countries & 9 cities. Travelling alone all by myself and now, I'm back safe and sound. That's explain why I didn't update my blog for quite sometime. 

It's not like I never travel alone before as I did to Melbourne, Saigon and few places but to be honest, travelling alone is never my favourite kind of thing. However for this time around, it has totally changed my mind and the experience of wandering alone is really different and unique. I can proudly say it has become one of the best things I'd ever done in my life and I really love to do it again, soon. 

It was kinda last minute decision to proceed with this trip alone as I was a little worried and skeptical going to the places which I never been before. Everything was indeed last minute booking - including flight, transportation such as trains and buses and even the hostels. And what worse was right before my trip even started, I actually encountered few obstacles such as my flight being delayed 6 times, then I had to switch from one airline to another, my luggage went missing and I travelled without any extra clothes with me, being fined by bus officer and many more. 

Was supposed to fly with Thai Airways but at the end, being switched to Emirates

What an adventurous and challenging journey but then thinking of the bright side, all of these indirectly trained me to be stronger, tougher and I learned to how to keep calm when something undesirable happened toward me. 

For this 3 week trip, I covered Northern, Eastern and Central Europe which including Denmark, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland and Finland. It might seems packed and tight schedule but for someone like me who can't stay in a same place for longer period, I actually quite enjoy it. Almost every morning I woke up very early like 6-7am to wander around and only back to hostel when the day turned into night time. Sometimes, I don't even feel wanna go back to hostel and prefer to walk around the town instead. 

Here are few sneak peek of my favourite cities:

Budapest - Pearl of the Danube. I fall in love with the capital city of Hungary 

The magical village of Hallstatt

Prague - City of a Hundred Spires 

Krakow - the former capital of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland

Currently, my favourite book. Planning for next Europe trip. 

Regardless the bad incidents and unexpected circumstances, it will never stop my passion from keep on travelling. And right now what I need to do is updating my blog frequently or else, I will have more and more backlog travelogues. Probably I should just update my recent and latest trip instead. What do you think? 😅

Monday, July 3, 2017

Australia (2014) Day 5: Brisbane - Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Date Visited: 15th October 2014

When one visit Australia, the thing you shouldn't miss is to get up close and personal with the Aussie wildlife. What are the animals on your mind when come to Australia? Of course, none other than koalas and kangaroos especially.

It's really hard for me to resist all these cute, furry and cuddly creatures whenever I was in Australia. One of the things in my bucket list is to cuddle and take photo with the koala. It so happens that I stumble upon Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, which is the world's first, oldest and largest koala sanctuary with over 130 koalas.

How To Get Here From Brisbane City
  • Bus #430 from Platform 2C at Queen Street Station
  • Bus #445 from Stop 40 at Adelaide Street
From Central Adelaide Street Stop 40, it takes approximately of 40 minutes to reach Lone Pine. In order to travel around Brisbane using the public transport, we purchased "go card", a contactless smart card which similar to our Touch 'n Go card. A deposit of AU$10 is required when purchasing "go card" and this card can be purchased and reloaded at the train stations, some ticket vending machines as well as few selected news agents and convenience stores which there are many of them in the city centre.

Day 6 - Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 01
#1: Kiss the koala statue first before entering

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Australia (2014) Day 4: Brisbane & Its Attractions in CBD & South Bank

I have to admit that spending 3 days in Sydney is indeed pretty short but what to do as our vacation days weren't long enough. So right after Sydney, we proceed with our next destination which is Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland.

Of course the fastest and convenient option is by taking flight from Sydney to Brisbane. Tigerair Aiways, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia and Qantas are among the airlines flying directly without any transit. The first two are low-cost airlines, similar like AirAsia. We chosen Jetstar Aiways not because it's the cheapest one but because my friend had worst experiences flying with Tiger Airways before. We managed to book one way flight which cost us AU$74.50 (approx. to RM290) including 20kg luggage allowance. 

Day 4 - Sydney Domestic Airport
#1: Jetstar Aiways check-in counter at Sydney Domestic Airport (T3)

Day 4 - Jetstar 01
#2: Boarding pass - Checked. Luggage tag - Checked. Time for boarding! 

After 1 hour and 30 minutes, we landed safely at Brisbane Airport. From the airport to Brisbane city, we travelled via Airtrain to South Bank Station, where our hotel situated nearby. One way fare cost us AU$21.70 (approx. to RM65) and the train journey took 33 minutes. 

Where We Stayed in Brisbane?
My friends and I stayed at Riverside Hotel South Bank, which not far from Brisbane River. The room was good value for money and short walk to museum, art gallery, train station and CBD. It was pretty clean and comfort. Overall, we're satisfied with it and couldn't ask for more. 

Brisbane Southbank River Hotel
#3: Riverside Hotel Southbank

Date Stayed: 14 October - 16 October 2014 (2 nights)
Rate I Paid: AU$130 per night (approx. to RM404) for a standard double room with one single bed (Booked via Booking.com)

Day 4 - Brisbane 01
#4: Just across the bridge to CBD

What To Do & See in Brisbane's CBD & South Bank
Getting around in Brisbane is pretty easy. The CBD is relatively flat and condensed, which makes it excellent for walking or cycling and virtually all other areas can be reached by public transport. Here are few attractions and famous landmarks we managed to visit during our stay in Brisbane: 

Day 4 - Brisbane 02
Queen Street Mall - pedestrian mall situated in the center of Brisbane. It offers an unrivalled mix of local, national and international labels and flagship stores. Besides shopping, the mall also offers wide selection of restaurants and cafes for dining and relaxing option.  

Day 5 - Brisbane 03-1
Brisbane City Hall and King George Square - city's most significant historical landmark which situated between Adelaide Street and Ann Street in Brisbane.

Day 4 - Brisbane 04
Albert Street Uniting Church - heritage listed church with red and white decoration.

Wheel of Brisbane 01
Wheel of Brisbane - A city ferris wheel that you able to observe the city from 60 m with views across the Brisbane River. The trip is a 15 minutes ride in an enclosed, climate controlled gondola.

Wheel of Brisbane 02
One ride costs AU$15 for an adult but we got half price, so we decided to try.

Day 5 - Brisbane South Bank Grand Arbour
South Bank Grand Arbour - Take a stroll under this colourful and vibrant magenta bougainvillea arbour at South Bank and you'll be rewarded with the beautiful sights of Parklands along the way. This is my favourite spot and I can't stop taking photo here. This arbour has won multiple awards for its stunning and excellent architecture. A must seen and visit attraction in Brisbane.

Day 5 - Brisbane Museum & Art Gallery
Museums and art galleries - If you are type that love art and history, then Brisbane is an ideal place for you to visit. You'll find scattered across the city for its world-class art galleries and interactive museums that delve into both the past and present.

Day 5 - Brisbane South Bank River Bridge
In case you have nothing to do at night, why don't take a stroll nearby the Brisbane River for its spectacular night view?

Overall, I personally heart Brisbane so much. Brisbane is the most underrated city in Australia and it has so many different layers to be explored. I'm wondering why so many people tend to skip this beautiful city and only focusing on other cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and etc. Brisbane is no longer a sleepy and boring rivercity like what many people expected. Therefore, don't forget to include Brisbane in your itinerary. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Foodie Friday: Lifestyle Cafes in Kota Kinabalu

UPDATED POST ON 16 NOVEMBER 2018

Lifestyle cafes in Kota Kinabalu are springing up like mushrooms after the rain. There are more and more options of these cafes opened lately and honestly to say, it's kinda hard for me to chase up sometimes. Some of these cafes are specialise in producing the best cup of coffees in town and some of them do serve from breakfast to dinner. Some I even patronised over and over again for their good  and delicious food. 

October Coffee House
[Serve pastries, desserts and beverages]
Read here for my full post of this cafe.
October Coffee House - Jalan Gaya

For your information, based on the survey done by Sabaheats for Favourite Coffee Cafe in Kota Kinabalu, October Coffee House ranked as the No. 1 best coffee in town. They even beat the international coffeehouse chains such as Starbucks and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Well done, October Coffee House!

Up to date, October Coffee House has three outlets located at three different locations;
i) The Peak Vista, Lorong Puncak 1, Tanjung Lipat, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Opening Hours: 11am until 10 pm (Closed on every Wednesday)

ii) Jalan K.K. Bypass, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Opening Hours: 11 am until 12 am

iii) Latitude 6, Off Jalan Lintas (Opposite Taman Iramanis)
Opening Hours: 11 am until 12 am

The Coffee Lab By Frankie Interior Design
[Serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts] #nonhalal 
Read here for my full post of this cafe.
KK Cafe - The Coffee Lab

What we like about this cafe is not just they serve great coffee and affordable desserts, but they do also served scrumptious main meals for lunch and dinner hour. Imagine Japanese cuisines such as Chicken Katsu Do, Curry Chicken Don and Oyakodon are available here at reasonable and lower price.

Address: Lot 10, Ground Floor, Taman Soon Kiong, Lorong Bernam 3, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 10:30 pm, Saturday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm (Closed on every Sunday)

Joe Sun - Food & Coffee Co. - Damai
[Serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, coffee and non-coffee drinks]
Read here for my full post of this cafe.
Joe Sun - Food & Coffee Co 00 (2)

Majority of the food served in Joe Sun are extraordinary and pretty unique, not the kind of typical meals you found in any restaurants or cafes. Absolutely beyond your wild imagination. Beside their signature dishes such as Chicken & Waffles, Ultraman Ham Dan Chiu Yan, they even served Ramen Burger sandwiched with beef party, Lobster Fettuccine, Soft Shell Chilli Crab Pasta and more. Making you wanna go back for more food adventures. Not forget to order a beautiful cup of Rainbow Latte to kick start your day.

Address: Lot 47, Ground Floor, Block D, Lorong Pokok Kayu Manis 2, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. (In between Maple and Nok Thai Restaurant)
Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily (Kitchen closed at 8:00 pm)

Hello Strangers Cafe - Riverson
[Serve breakfast, lunch, desserts, coffee and non-coffee drinks]
Read here for my full post of this cafe.
Hello Stranger Cafe 9 Viet Summer Roll with Chicken

Hello Strangers Cafe serves an interesting Asian fusion cuisines which inspired from Japanese, Vietnamese and Western foods. Here, you will find dishes like Banh Mi (Vietnamese kind of sandwiches), Vietnamese Spring Roll, Japanese Chicken Curry Udon, Thai Basil Chicken and more. Don't forget to try their Butter Chicken Linguine too which is so creamy and yummy making you wanna lick the whole plate.

Address: B-2, The Walk Riverson, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (8.30 am to 6pm)
                             Saturday & Sunday (11am to 6pm)

Sharikat Biru-Biru - Jalan Dewan (Nearby Gaya Street)
[Serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts]
KK Cafe - Sharikat Biru-Biru

This cafe offers mixture of local touch with western food. For example, they served tomato pasta with tuhau, a Sabahan Kadazandusun delicacy made from wild ginger. These fusion meals will surely tickle one tastebuds to the max. To end your meal, don't forget to order their signature dessert - Waffle with Coconut Ice-cream with Gula Melaka. I guarantee you will be back for more.

Address: 24, Jalan Dewan, Kota Kinabalu.
Opening Hours: 8 am to 12 am daily

Nook Cafe - Jalan Dewan (Nearby Gaya Street)
[Serve breakfast, lunch, desserts, coffee and non-caffeine drinks]
KK Cafe - Nook Cafe

Besides serving wide selection of tasty hearty breakfast and brunch and sandwiches, do try their mouth-watering pancakes and waffles such as Choc Kinabalu Waffles and Jungle Book Pancake pair with a cup of premium specialty coffee.

Address: No 8, Lorong Dewan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Opening Hours: 9 am to 11 pm (Closed on every second Wednesday of the month)
Instagram: look.for.nook

Woo! - Jalan Dewan (Nearby Gaya Street)
[Serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, coffee and non-caffeine drinks]
KK Cafe - Woo copy

One of their signature dishes are the crispy and crunchy tarts especially the Belgian Dark Chocolate tart. Not forget to pair with hot green tea latte. If you are looking for instagram-worthy cafe, this is one the place to be. With a minimal, modern yet classic interior, there is an airy with a huge window at the back looking over green jungle.

Address: No 7, Jalan Dewan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Opening Hours: 9.30 am to 11.30 pm daily

Print Cafe - Jalan Dewan (Nearby Gaya Street)
[Serve desserts, coffee and non-caffeine drinks]
Print Cafe 04

So far, Print Cafe is the only cafe that serve a 3D art coffee. Besides coffee, they do serve a selection of cakes, waffles and pizzas. While enjoying the coffee and food, you can spend your time playing Jenga along with your family and friends.

Address: No 12, Jalan Dewan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Opening Hours: 8.30 am to 10.30 pm daily

Mosaic Cafe, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
[Serve lunch, dinner, desserts, coffee and non-caffeine drinks]
KK Cafe - Mosaic Cafe copy

Operating under Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, Mosaic Cafe is ideal for lights snacks, pizza, drinks and freshly baked cakes and breads. There are two things I personally recommend to try in Mosaic Cafe - Rainbow Latte and homemade ice-cream.

Address: Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu
Opening Hours: 10 am to 11 pm daily

The B Side - Lido Plaza
[Serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, coffees and non-caffeine drinks]
KK Cafe - The B Side

B Side consider as one of the earliest cafes set up in KK town. So most of the times, my friends and I love to hang out here especially for their wide variety of food. By far, their most popular dish is the soft shell crab pasta which is ordered by almost every table. Aside from a selection of pastas, B Side also have breakfast options including pancakes and French toast.

Address: Lot 21, Ground Floor, Lido Plaza, Jalan Nosoob, Penampang
Opening Hours: 10 am to 11 pm on every Tuesday to Friday
                           9 am to 12 pm on every Saturday and Sunday (Closed on every Monday)

Teddy 'N' Me - Lido Plaza
[Serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, coffees and beverages]
KK Cafe - Teddy N Me

The cafe is reminiscent of a doll house with its white-washed furniture and full with fluffy teddy bears display at each and every nook. It claimed to be one and only with the teddy bear cafe theme in KK town. They used to serve light meals only but now, they have extended their menu from serving eggs Benedict to Spaghetti Carbonara, Japanese Curry Beef Rice and Grilled Chicken. Don't forget to try their homemade buns, breads and waffles when you visit this cafe.
[Latest Update: Unfortunately, they are permanently closed now.]

KK Cafe - Teddy N Me 01

Address: Lot 15, Ground Floor, Lido Plaza, Kg Kobusak, Jalan Nosoob, Penampang
Opening Hours: 8 am to 10 pm on every Thursday to Tuesday (Closed on every Wednesday)

Ice Dream Cafe - Lido Plaza
[Serve breakfast, desserts, coffees and beverages]
KK Cafe - Ice Dream Cafe

A cafe that specialise in producing their own gelato and ice-cream using the fresh local fruits without using any whipped cream, eggs and preservatives which means it's more healthier to consume compare to conventional ice-cream. Besides waffles topped with homemade ice-cream which is their specialise, they also served all-day breakfast, coffees, non-coffees and fresh juices too.

Address: Lot 11, First Floor, Lido Plaza, Jalan Nosoob, Penampang
Opening Hours: 10 am to 11 pm daily

Furball Heaven - Lido Plaza
[Serve desserts, coffee and non-caffeine drinks]
KK Cafe - Furball Heaven

One of the two dog cafes in town where you can bring along your furkids while chilling coffee and cakes. What if you don't have dogs but love to play with them? Don't worry as this cafe has its own adorable and friendly in-house dogs.

Address: Lot 9, Ground Floor, Lido Plaza, Jalan Nosoob, Penampang.
Opening Hours: 11 am to 11 pm

The Bean Cafe Lounge - Lido Plaza
[Serve breakfast, lunch, desserts, coffee and non-caffeine drinks]
The Bean Cafe Lido Plaza

A cafe with cozy and relaxed yet executive environment. This is an ideal place if you are looking for a place to do your work while having a cup of smooth blend coffee as they provide a table for laptop users. Occasionally, they will organise a mini concert or live band as well. They have two The Bean Express currently which situated in Lintas and Wisma Merdeka. I saw there are more coming soon.

Address: Lot 8-1, First Floor, Lido Plaza, Jalan Nosoob, Penampang.
Opening Hours: 10am to 11pm

Inch Cafe Movement - Tanjung Aru 
[Serve specialty coffee, non-caffeine drinks and desserts]
KK Cafe - Inch Coffee

Besides specialise in coffee, their waffles claimed to be the best one in town. From their menu, they served Sabah Tea Waffle (only available on weekend) which using Sabah's very own tea in the form of ice-cream, Apom Balik Waffle, Banana Waffle and Caramel Waffle. Another thing I like about their coffee is they have variety of latte - Rose Tea Latte, Chai Latte, Masala Chai Latte and Green Te Latte.

Address: 1B, Perdana Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 2 pm to 10 pm (Closed on every Monday)

Crown's Coffee Corner - Tanjung Aru 
[Serve breakfast, lunch, coffee and non-caffeine drinks]
KK Cafe - Crown Coffee Corner

A cosy and simple cafe situated at the ground floor of Crown Hotel serving good and cheap coffee with simple and comfort food like toast, Korean Shin Ramyun and fluffy Pandesal Hot Buns.

Address: Crown Hotel, Jalan Pinang, Pekan Tanjung Aru.
Opening Hours: 7 am to 6 pm (Closed on every Sunday)


World Travel Cafe - Aeropod
[Serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, coffee and non-caffeine drinks]
World Travel Cafe Aeropod 01

A newly opened cafe with the world theme concept. You will feel like travelling around the world in a single day. This cafe serves all sort of cuisines; ranging from Japanese, Italian and more. And you know what, you can even witness and enjoy the beautiful sunset from this cafe too. Provided the weather is good. If not good, don't blame me cause I'm not the weather forecaster 😜

World Travel Cafe Aeropod 02

Address: Block C-3-8, Aeropod Commercial Square, Jalan Aeropod Off, Kepayan.
Opening Hours: 10 am to 12 pm

Puppucino Cafe - Plaza 333
[Serve lunch, dinner and desserts]
KK Cafe - Puppucino Cafe

You can now enjoying your food and drink with your furkids. One of the two dog cafes in town, this cafe owner has this very cute and fluffy Corgi with the name of Tedy which is so hyper active. Unfortunately, they are permanently closed now. Tedy, I miss you so much!

Address: 1st Floor, Lot 15, Plaza 333, Block B, Kobusak Commerial Center, Penampang (Just above Fook Yuen)
Opening Hours: 3 pm to 12 pm daily

the 1985 Cafe - Plaza 333
[Serve breakfast, pastries, desserts and beverages only]
KK Cafe - the 1985 Cafe copy

This is one of my favourite cafe that I love to spend my time here. What to expect from this cafe? Besides coffee, they served two types of breakfast and various selection of pastries. One of the most recommended is Avocado cake. Currently, they are serving three different choices of freshly baked croissants - tuna, chicken ham and egg. Oh boy! I love their croissant that I'm looking forward to come back for more.

KK Cafe - the 1985 Cafe 02

Address: 1st Floor, Lot 9, Plaza 333, Block A, Kobusak Commerial Center, Penampang (Just above Pick N Pay)
Opening Hours: 9.30 am to 11 pm on Tuesday to Sunday (Closed on every Monday)


Omma's Oven - Lintas 
[Serve breads & buns, breakfast, pastries, desserts and beverages only]
Omma's Oven 01

This cafe specialise in making wholemeal buns and breads. If you are looking for healthier and organic pastries, this is cafe you should head to as the pastries are without any artificial colouring, preservaties and softener. Besides selling freshly baked pastries, they also served all-day breakfast and waffles.

Address: Lot 19, Lintas Plaza, Lorong Lintas Plaza 3.
Opening Hours: 10 am to 5.30 pm (Closed on every Monday)

Scoopee - Coffee & Ice Cream Co. - Lintas
[Serve ice-cream, pastries, coffees and non-caffeine drinks only]
KK Cafe - Scoopee

Another cafe I love to spend my time here after meeting clients and auditors for its cozy and comfortable environment. The highlight of this cafe is their nitrogen ice-cream which they regularly surprised the customers with new and unique flavours such as Salted Caramel Chocolate, Pistachio, Fresh Watermelon, Baby Blue Lychee, Sweet Potato and more.

KK Cafe - Scoopee 02

Address: 21-0, Ground Floor, Block H, Lintas Square, Kota Kinabalu
Opening Hours: 11 am to 12 pm (Closed on every Monday)

Cafe Haru í•˜ë£¨ - Hilltop
[Serve light meals, coffees and non-caffeine drinks only]
KK Cafe - Cafe Haru copy

Another Korean cafe in town. This cafe is operated by a Korean husband and wife who is currently living in KK. It's pretty obvious when browsing through their menu, I spotted few Korean dishes like Tteokbokki, spicy stir fried rice cakes which is very popular in Korea. So far, I only been twice and I'm looking forward to go back to try more of their other dishes.

Address: 7, Lorong Gunung Juo, Taman Far East, Kota Kinabalu.
Opening Hours: 8.30 am to 10.30 pm (Monday to Saturday)
                           10 am to 10.30 pm (Every Sunday)

5ive Degree Celcius - Latitude 6
[Serve desserts, coffees and beverages]
5ive Degrees Celsius

Another cafe in town that specialise in making their own gelato and ice-cream. Oh look! They even have charcoal waffle which is their signature dessert. Don't forget to pair with ice-cream flavours such as Salty Caramel, Rum and Raisin, Pistachio and more. Must try when visit this cafe.

Address: Latitude 6, Jalan Lintas, Taman Bunga Raja (Phase 3 & 4), Kota Kinabalu.
Opening Hours: 12pm to 11pm (Closed on every Monday)

Haus Cafe - 88 Marketplace
[Serve breakfast, pastries, desserts and beverages only]
KK Cafe - Haus Cafe

Address: Lot 3A, Ground Floor, Block F, 88 Marketplace, Lorong Pusat Komercial 88/1
Opening Hours: 9 am to 11 pm on Wednesday to Monday (Closed on every Tuesday)

Chiu's - The Modern Local (88 Marketplace)
[Serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and beverages only]
KK Cafe - Chiu Cafe 01
The first time my friend and I went, we walked away with disappointment as there are many things were not available. But then, we decided to give another second chance and it's worth for another revisit. Another cafe I found out served simple but unique comfort food like Pan Fried Grouper dipped with Curry Laksa Veloute, Cajun Chicken Thigh Burger and more.

KK Cafe - Chiu Cafe 02

Address: Lot 8, Block D, Ground Floor, 88 Marketplace, Kota Kinabalu.
Opening Hours: 10 am to 11 pm (Closed on every Tuesday)

Tree Monk - Lintas Jaya Uptownship (Nearby Open University)

KK Cafe - Tree Monk Cafe
Latest cafe in town serving not just great coffees, but their desserts making us hard to choose which one we would love to have.

Address: Lot 2, Ground Floor, Block 1 Lintas Jaya Uptownship.
Opening Hours: 12 pm to 10 pm daily

See World Cafe - T1 Bundusan
[Serve lunch, dinner, pastries, coffees and non-caffeine drinks only]
See World Cafe 1

Another cafe with a world theme concept but with lesser decoration. Instead they decorated using more of their own personal touch like where the owner display her SHE albums collection. Somehow I feel like their cafe resembles Taiwanese cafe.

See World Cafe 2

Address: B5.3, Block B, 5th Floor, T1 Bundusan, Jalan Bundusan, Penampang.
Opening Hours: 11 am to 11 pm (Monday to Friday)
                             12 pm to 12 am (Saturday & Sunday)

Relax Coffee Cafe - Menggatal
[Serve lunch, dinner, pastries, coffees and non-caffeine drinks only]
KK Cafe - Relax Coffee Cafe 02 copy

Address: G-1-12, Menggatal Plaza, Menggatal, Kota Kinabalu
Opening Hours: 11 am to 11 pm

Cafe De Vie
[Serve lunch, dinner, desserts, coffee and non-caffeine drinks]
KK Cafe - Cafe De Vie copy

If you are looking for the best layer crepe cake, I personally recommend Cafe De Vie. Well of course not as best as Nadaje Mille Crepe but so far, this cafe served the best layer crepe cakes in Kota Kinabalu town. Some of their crepes are very unique like Cempedak, Red Bean Sauce, Plum Crepe cake and more. You can either buy a slice which cost from RM11 to RM13.70 or even the whole 1kg to 1.4kg of crepe cake. 

Up to date, Cafe De Vie has three outlets located at three different locations;
i) Lintas
ii) Metrotown
iii) Pavilion Bundusan

In order to compile more than 20 cafes into one post, it took me months and months to complete this. But can you imagine there are almost 40 different cafes in KK town. Therefore, this post would be updated from time to time once I visit the rest of the cafes.