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Jln Carpenter | Chinatown, Kuching, Malaysia
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Ranked #12 of 346 Restaurants in Kuching
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant was full of locals when we arrived - always a good sign. Very friendly service from lady who explained how to order. Speciality tea and delicious dim sum. All excellent value.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stumbled out into the humidity into old China town, this was the first place that was opened and how lucky were we. The menu has a healthy tone to it and the ginger and garlic smells were amazing. The ladies were so sweet and friendly, they helped us with the menu and we experimented with some local food and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Felt like a light lunch only and looking at the menu card noticed dim sims. Life cafe has inside(air Con) and outside seating. Inside the interior looks cozy Asian style. Very friendly lady explained ordering process ( dishes are numbered on the menu which you write down on ordering sheet, the quantity as well as indication of how spicy with... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were looking for other food choices around Kuching to try. This was located near our hostel and it had a cozy atmosphere that we decided to try and eat there. We expected it to taste pretty much the same as how the other noodles would taste like around Kuching/Malaysa. We were impressed, the noodles were cooked to perfection. We... More

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Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I can almost finish the noodles without serving with the meat and vege! The noodles itself was really great~! So chewy and the taste was unforgettable! It's a really nice place to have lunch, dinner and supper! I will definitely come back for the noodles and the Lamb soup as well. If you are looking for places to have a... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Loved the food and the cute ambience. Very cozy with a 'local' feel. The servers were extremely friendly. I will definitely go back for their noodle dishes and appies which are excellent for sharing.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We came for lunch and it was packed inside. There were only 2 people working and the lady was very apologetic. There were a lot of options. The noodles were very tasty. I ordered a Chinese soup as I've been travelling for over 2 months and miss my mums homemade soup. Of course its nothing compared to home but the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

5 of us visited for lunch on our last day in Kuching. We all enjoyed our noodle mains- lots of different options to suit everyone's tastes. The honeydew and mint juice was delicious! V good service and 7MYR for a main.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I actually chanced upon this place and decided to venture in because the exterior of the teahouse intrigued me. Like many Chinese/Taiwanese teahouses, the menu is extensive but not everything will be good. The teas are almost always guaranteed to be good and they do have a good selection. I had a plum green tea and it was an excellent... More

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Whangamata
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was one of the best cafes we came across on our trip Malaysia. Delicious food and a good selection at very reasonable prices. The friendly ladies running the place are so helpful.

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Additional Information about Life Cafe

Address: Jln Carpenter | Chinatown, Kuching, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sarawak  >  Kuching
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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