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Address: Btwn. Carpenter Street and India Street, Kuching 93400, Malaysia
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Old colonial building

One of the oldest colonial building in Kuching. Currently it's occupied by restaurant, ChinaHouse which provided authentic environment with various facility. Well, you can play... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 26, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food, a fusion of local and international cuisine, with an unbelievably friendly staff. The choice of cakes is amazing!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

One of the oldest colonial building in Kuching. Currently it's occupied by restaurant, ChinaHouse which provided authentic environment with various facility. Well, you can play guitar or piano at the courtyard. Or ping pong if you like.

Thank KarolaRS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This old colonial building is formerly the court building of Kuching. At present, it has another lives as coffee cafe, culture hall and museum all residing inside it. You normally pass through this building when you walk from India Street to Carpenter Street and vice versa. It is conveniently located behind Merdeka Plaza.

Thank Ngan H
Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

This building is located between Carpenter Street and India Street. Many young people are playing board skates at the back of this building at afternoon. In front of this building, there is a statue with information of the James Brooke, the white king of Sarawak at the past.

Thank akadir64
Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We dropped in here accidentally and boy were we glad. The cakes and desserts on offer are like nothing we have seen in our modern western cafes. We had a caramel cheesecake and orange and pistachio cake with coffee. Both were absolutely the best we have had, ever. Great service in a really cool setting and the coffee was good... More 

Thank Darren W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

This place has a number of different outlets - all look as though owned and operated by the same people. Cakes appear to be very popular - I tried "The Library" which was empty apart form our table - good service and reasonable food - and generally a pretty pleasant environment

Thank Kieran11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

good are done up recently as a cultural area, café sells a wide range of freshly baked cakes, nice but pricey for Kuching.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

add it to your waterfront walk nice colonial building. easy to get too. close to backpacker stays lots of food options nearby

Thank Ken J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

What a treat! Great location and try those yummy cakes.......you won't be at all disappointed! Inside cafe or sit outside on the veranda and go back in time in the colonial courtyard.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is an amazingly beautiful building with a few very modern cafes inside but unfortunately more staff then customers. We were told there were art exhibitions to be found but we only saw a few very expensive shops and a lot of empty shops. A real shame for such a beautiful historic monument.

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