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Choon Hui Cafe

Ban Hock Road, Kuching, Malaysia
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good59%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“popiah” (26 reviews)
“sarawak laksa” (20 reviews)
“toasted bread” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Malaysian, Chinese, Cafe
Ban Hock Road, Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Went this morning (Friday) 10am. When I first arrived I was told by the vendor they had sold out of laksa so got a popia to try instead. Loved it so got another. With that a family arrived asking for laksa, they were also told...More

Thank KitegirlUK
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is the coffee shop famous for the Sarawak laksa that Anthony Bourdain decided was the "Breakfast of the Gods". We tried the Sarawak laksa, popiah, kolo mee and toast here. All tasted good. Come early as the coffeeshop is normally packed and the food...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Came here by Grabcab. There's lots of people in the morning and things usually finish before lunch. Therefore, do go early. It's a first come first serve snatching table kind of arrangement. You need to target a table with diners who are about to finish...More

Thank Ptrcks
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is THE place for Sarawak laksa when I come back to my home town. Sarawakians have their favourite laksa haunts and this is mine because of my childhood memories of coming here on Sundays after mass at the nearby church. The place is always...More

Thank Michaelina C
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Good foods but be prepared to wait unless you go as early as 7am. But it is worth the wait. Close every Monday

Thank AnnieChai07
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Was at Grand Continental Hotel nearby attending a workshop. Local friends reminded me to try out Choon Hui Cafe and warned that it would be full by 7am. So I went with a few friends and arrived at the cafe at 6:45am (walked for <5...More

Thank EstherW15
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Went here for breakfast. Their laksa is delicious. Placed was filled with Patron quite early in the morning.

Thank Thilak_Ramanna
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is our usual spot for breakfast if we are staying in Kuching town centre because it is a true classic for laksa! There is also Kolo mee, popiah, toast and other food if you do not fancy laksa. Some claim it is the best,...More

Thank Christabel90
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The coffee shop is extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Be sure to go early so you can get a table as the place is buzzing with activity. The laksa is delicious and very popular due to the very good reviews by Anthony Bourdian....More

Thank moonlotus18
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This coffee shop near Grand Continental hotel Kuching always packed with customers in the morning. Sometimes hardly could find any table. They have a few good food stalls and the coffee with half boiled eggs and toast is always a good choice. Service is typically...More

Thank HO D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Hock Road, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
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