Looking for a coffee break in the heart of town after touring around by foot? Here are my picks for coffee lovers.
*Take note : all shops close from 12:00pm to 2:00pm during Friday prayers*
1. Piccolo Café
This cozy café offers a number of desserts and freshly brewed coffee. The café ranked #1 in my top pick list because I simply love the nice ambiance and of course, the Tiramisu!
Address : Lot 11, Jalan Mcarthur, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (opposite waterfront)
Opening hours: Mon – Wed 8am to 6pm/ Thu – Sat 8am to 10.30pm/ Sun 9am to 10.30pm
2. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Everyone knows this popular chain! Another nice place for a break, good coffee as usual but not the cakes. I think it serves the best mocha in town! Price is slightly cheaper than Gloria Jean’s Coffee.
Address : Lot 36 & 37, Ground Floor Maya Puri Building, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (opposite HSBC Bank/ Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saiffuddien)
Opening hours: Sun – Wed 8am to 12am/ Thu – Sat 8am to 1:30am
3. Another Café
Have your cuppa in this newly launched café would be another good choice too! The interior decoration is impressive. This café offers some quick bites at the moment, not much choices. Cappuccino is recommended.
Address : 68, Ground Floor Wisma Jaya, Jalan Pemancha, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 7:30am to 6:30pm/ Close on Sun
4. De Royalle Café
It is another place to chill out, the café serves Illy coffee, an Italian coffee roasting company that specializes on espresso. Instead of coffee, it offers a variety of pricey drinks such as juice, ice-blended, mocktails etc. It is also one of few places that operates 24 hours.
Address : 38, G-1, Ground Floor, Bangunan Haji Ahmad, Jalan Sultan, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (next to Coffee Bean)
Opening hours: 24 hours
5. Gloria Jean’s Coffees
Another international coffee chain. A larger space than Coffee Bean, coffee price is slightly expensive and the pastries are not that satisfying.
Address : Ground Floor, Bangunan PGGMB, KG Kianggeh, BS8111 Brunei Town, Brunei (opposite Tamu Kianggeh/ next to the Chinese Temple)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 7:00 am to 12:00 am