How to find the cheapest cafes and cheapest eateries (very affordable) yet yummy food in Kota Kinabalu? Follow us! We found a few places with super affordable prices and these are the top 3 places in Kota Kinabalu.
We all know that a cafe is a simple yet attractive looking place to eat. It is somewhere where you go to eat food you are familiar with. Most cafes are built up based on the concept of serving coffee, food and sometimes beverages.
However, cafes come in all shapes and sizes and if you love cafeing, then you certainly need to do a bit of research to find the places which are the cheapest.
To help you find the cheapest cafes in Kota Kinabalu, we have put together a list of the cheapest cafes and eaters in the city.
1. Kafe Abang J
Address: Lot 36, Jalan Dua Puluh 4, Bandaran Berjaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Operation hours: 6pm-10pm
Price Range: From RM2 onwards (finger food onwards); RM2 onwards (drinks)
Since: 29th December 2017
This place is heaven!! Food is well cooked and marinated, the portion is just nice for one person and you can choose your favourite type of finger food (sate sticks) to add as side dishes. Every day it will surely be filled with people. Please beware of *out of stock* if you come too late, so “catch” them before 9pm is the best!
2. Seng Yi Cafe
Address: Lot 20-0, Riverside Plaza, Kingfisher Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Price Range: From RM4 onwards (meals); RM0.50 onwards (drinks)
Since: 6th June 2008
Come with an empty stomach and you’ll surely be filled! There are few stalls available in Seng Yi Cafe, one of it is this one. With just RM4-5 you can leave with a filled stomach! Their noodles are handmade with their well-marinated fried dumplings and meatballs.
3. Big Cafe 333
Address: Lot 65, 2nd Floor, Block H, Plaza 333, Lorong Plaza 333-5, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Direction: Above 嫲嫲时代 Granny Chung 50s, Plaza 333.
Operation Hours: 12:30pm – 1pm
Price Range: From RM3 onwards (meals); RM1.50 onwards (drinks)
Since: August 2018
Craving for some mixtures of western & Sarawakian cuisine? Big Cafe at Plaza 333 answers to your cravings and it opens till as late as 1 am! Satisfy your hunger with these affordably priced comfort food when you have the midnight munchies. Fully recommend their top 2 Signature Dish, Big Cafe Chicken Rice & Mexicana Chicken Rice!!
Big Cafe Chicken Rice is fully recommended by SEATS! It is served with aromatic sauce on their chicken chop, spring roll as a deco on plain rice and some fresh vegetables. The combination of their aromatic sauce and crunchy chicken is the bomb! Try it yourselves!
Bali Fried Chicken is served with deep fried soya bean, Sweet & spicy sauce (sambal), fried chicken and some vegetables. Served best when fried chicken dip on their special sauce.
When it comes to finding the cheapest cafes in Kota Kinabalu, there are a number of things to consider. Firstly, you need to consider how much the coffee costs to make. If the coffee is expensive to make then the cafe is making money hand over fist.
The cheaper coffee shops generally sell coffee which is brewed in a filter. The cafes which serve coffee using this method tend to charge a higher price. However, if you have the money to spend, then drinking a cup of coffee which is brewed in a filter and then put into a mug is probably what you prefer.
Check out another restaurant that sells cheap Naan-Kebab!