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“Well worth at least one visit”
Review of Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam - CLOSED

Borneo 1945 Museum Kopitiam
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

The restaurant and kitchen have recently been thoroughly cleaned and are now spotless. The tables are reminiscent of the old coffee shops in Sabah as they have marble tops. The food is excellent and the service quick and friendly. Callum, Mei and May Ling make you very welcome and can give you lots of useful advice to help you in your travels. The WW2 theme works well and there are loads of pictures and maps to interest you. Altogether the best place to hang out in KK.

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Had the opportunity to try out the main branch in the busy town centre located opposite the famous Gaya Street (they have another branch in Kingfisher Plaza) just for the curiosity of the kopi botol (bottled coffee).

Service was horrible from the coworkers as they ignored my waves and calls directed to their attention. After spending minutes of grabbing their attention to no avail, I walked up to the counter and approached the owner of the place and placed my order. In striking contrast, the owner is quite a pleasant lady who knows her stuff. Another couple from China walked in at the same time I did and I saw her explaining at length to them about what to do in the town centre of Sabah.

Food is fairly okay, price is within budget range and the bottled coffee was an innovative idea and it definitely has that attractive label on it that you've just got to give it a try when you're around town. The surroundings are decorated with historic pictures, pages from books and a timeline of events during the WW2 invasion by the Japanese in the isle of Borneo. Gives you some time to kill while you're waiting for your orders.

Generally, not so much of a pleasant experience as a result of the service that I got, but I might make a return trip in the future for the bottled coffee as I found the aroma irresistible.

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Reviewed 29 August 2013

I ordered an iced americano, assuming it's sugarfree as like in all americano(definition in menu and common sense: coffee mix with hot water), but they added sugar in it. I then requested for a new non-sugar added americano. However, the lady boss told me if i were to order a new one, she'll charge me for it. Helo?! What kind of service is this?! Plus the teh tarik my partner ordered has no taste whatsoever. Just tasted diluted! Terrible!! Avoid at all cost!!

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3  Thank GCT86
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Like the environment of the cafe very much. Kopi botol is must try especially when the weather is hot.

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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Neat little piece of history honoring the men and women who served the forces of good; most who made the ultimate sacrifice. Your sacrifice will be missing out on a great meal with great atmosphere and the nice folks who work there.. We enjoyed breakfast which included western style eggs (American Breakfast) for the kids, toast with coconut jam, local style chicken roasted in palm leaves (Pandan Chicken Rice), Teh Tarik and the White Coffee. Topped all off with an ANZAC Biscuit. Definitely worth a visit when you are in Kota Kinabalu.

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