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The latest cafés to check out in 2020

Coffee culture has been on the prominent rise in Brunei which is great news for those looking to fuel their caffeinated lifestyles.

20 October 2020, 3:25 PMTags: Adventure, Food and Drinks

We’ve noticed that many people have taken an interest in learning to brew their own coffee at home – whether it’s pour-overs, cold brew or perfecting their skills in latte art. This, of course, goes hand in hand with the quirky independent cafes popping up all over Brunei. 

Feeling overwhelmed with which one to choose? Here’s the list of latest cafés for you to try in 2020: 

1. BICARA

A home-based café in the heart of Seria that’s made it to everyone’s IG Stories lately, you can check out recently opened Bicara nestled in the residential area along Jalan Nakhoda Manis. Bicara derives from the Malay word “talk or speak”, which reflects the owners’ intentions to create an atmosphere of great coffee and conversation. If you ever find yourself commuting between Brunei-Muara and KB, be sure to stop by!

2. 7T1

Occupying a tiny corner unit in Kiarong (same block as Gohan Sushi and Project Ice-Cream), this new café is easy to overlook while one is driving by! Once inside you’re greeted with a minimal white café exterior which can accommodate only a handful of customers. Get cozy with a coffee and cake while enjoying a view of Jame‘ Asr Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque.  

3. THE CORNER HOUSE

Located on the fourth floor of Keoja Hotel, there’s been a lot of buzz around this café in the sleepy town of KB. The modern interior of wooden furniture and concrete floors pair nicely to create a café atmosphere you’d find in Melbourne or Bali. Enjoy your coffee here with a generous window view of the Belait River and try to pop by for their popular Sunday Roast. 

4. THREE LIGHT COFFEE BAR

Tucked away in Gadong (same block as McDonalds) and sharing an intimate space with an interior design agency, Three Light Coffee Bar offers a convenient spot if you’re ever out and about in the area. They close 12am daily which is perfect for your long overdue late night coffee catch-ups with your buddies  

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