Indulge in Some Sugary Bites at Kak Kiah Coffee House
From its humble start as a home-based bakery in Papar, a small township south of the city, Kak Kiah Coffee House has spread its wings to the booming foodie centre of Plaza 333 in Penampang with the opening of its fourth branch there. The name Kak Kiah has become synonymous with a wide selection of cakes, pastries, cookies and light bites at very affordable prices. Colour is liberally used in decorating their eye-catching cakes, which you can buy by the slice, tempting patrons to ogle at all the sugary goodies like a kid in a candy store before piling up their tray to the brim. Their cheese cakes get the most praise but have a go at their doughnuts or ‘bomboloni’ filled with durian cream, nutella, chocolate or mango, or bite into their crunchy churros dusted in cinnamon sugar. The bright pink walls and glass walls give the interior a cheery and warm touch which is great to settle in for a cup of coffee or mid-day snack.
Location: Lot 44, Ground Floor, Block F, Plaza 333, 89500 Penampang, Sabah
Operation hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm daily
Contact details: +60 88 717 907
This article first appeared in the January-March 2019 “Art of Borneo” issue of Borneo Insider’s Guide magazine.