Saturday, August 04, 2012

Old Bazaar Café, Kuching

images by Veronica Ng

Lot 65 – 66, Lebuh Wayang 93000 Kuching Tel 082 238521

No pork served. Free Wifi. Open 7 days a week.


Old Bazaar Cafe is located right in the city center of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The premise used to be an old theater in front of a temple, believed to be the oldest temple in Kuching. The existing theater is still being used for religious celebration purpose nowadays, with 3 Chinese operas a year during March, April and August.

Their 3 kitchens serve a variety of Asian fusion local Borneo, Chinese and Malay food featuring noodles and fried rice. A firm favorite is the salted egg fried kueh teow. 'Lok Lok' steamboat can also be found here. The homemade chicken rice is extremely popular and there are expansion plans for a Satay garden at the side of the café. A recent addition is the San Francisco Grill with an Englishman from the UK as chef.


There are plans to expand the current 60 seater arrangement to a 120 seater outlet due to its popularity both among locals and tourists. There are also 2 air conditioned cozily furnished private rooms for functions.  For entertainment there are cultural dances and acoustic performances.


Besides the usual pouring liquors and wines, this place offers customers a taste of Sarawak’s original Tuak which it sources from a Bidayuh village. The outlet does not sport any draught beer taps, preferring to sell its Heineken, Tiger and Stout by the bottle. Non tipplers can indulge in both hot and ice cold Nescafe, Cappucino, Tea, White coffee, Milo, Teh tarik, Lemon and green tea, soft drinks, pulpy juice or refreshing bottled mineral water

Happy hours start daily from 1530 - 2100

The extremely friendly operator Alex Yap is always around to offer you his personalized brand of hospitality.

Old Bazaar Cafe is highly recommended by for its all round feel good factor. Do check it out on your next visit.

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