During my recent visit to Kota Kinabalu, I'd stayed at Borneo Backpackers & Borneo 1945 is right downstairs, in fact, it was the first place I'd noticed when I got the the area. Basically, for me, having my meals here was sheer convenience on evenings when I didn't feel like walking in search of food after a big day out. They open from 8.00am till 11.00pm - a bit too late for me to have breakfast (I'm usually off before 8.00am) but late enough so I can have a drink in the late evening.
The menu isn't terribly extensive but it has enough variety to choose from. I particularly liked the fish & chips as the fish tasted nice & fresh, so much so I had it twice! The coffees, of which I'd tried 2 varieties, was ok but then again I hadn't tasted any coffee that I'd particularly favoured during my stay in this city. So, ok is good enough. Plus, RM3.00 for an iced coffee isn't bad.
Service was decent & food/drinks that I'd ordered all arrived fairly quickly. During all the times I'd been here I'd only sat at the seats outside as there's always a nice breeze. There is a cute black cat that belongs to the cafe but he's quite aggressive at demanding for food, jumping up on to the table & coming up close to your plate! Me, I'm cat person, so, tolerate it to a certain extent, then I'd if he goes too far, I'll just remove him (from off the table) but, I reckon, not all patrons are going to be patient & it may be a good idea for the management to keep an eye on the little fella.
On the whole, it's a nice place but like I said, it was sheer convenience for me since I stayed right next door. However, had I stayed elsewhere, I don't think I would've gone out of my way to come here. Let's just say, if you happen to be in the area, yeah sure, you can give it a try but it's not a "must eat here while in KK" place.
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