Top 8 Best Breakfast Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu 2022

Breakfast is often considered the most important meal of the day. It refuels our body with essential nutrients and minerals after an entire night of fasting while we are asleep. It gives you an energy boost and powers up your brain and body to enable you to take on arduous tasks for the day. Having a balanced and healthy breakfast can also help you make better food choices for the rest of the day.

Kota Kinabalu is a haven for great food and breathtaking natural beauty. You can explore the town, have walks on the beach, snorkel, dive, hike, and enjoy peaceful sunsets while having satisfying and heartwarming meals in-between. For breakfast, you can have Laksa or Beef Vermicelli or Claypot Chicken Rice, or a variety of Western food, or even Korean food. You can also sit back and relax while enjoying a cup of fragrant local coffee and some sweet dessert. You will be spoilt for choices when you visit.

What are the benefits of having a daily breakfast?

A recent 2021 review of 14 observational studies by the National Library of Medicine found that those who ate breakfast daily have a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, abdominal obesity, and cardiovascular-related death. The best part about having a good breakfast in the morning is that it kickstarts your metabolism and helps you burn more calories throughout the day. 

Therefore, instead of resorting to unhealthy crash diets or fad diets, having a good breakfast would eventually lead to a healthy weight loss. A good, hearty breakfast has many health benefits. If you have been skipping your breakfast lately, check out these 8 best breakfast restaurants in Kota Kinabalu and have a great start to your day. It’s better to be late than never!

8 Best Breakfast Restaurants in Kota Kinabalu 2022

1. Woo!

Woo
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Woo
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Woo! is a rustic cafe with a variety of fusion dishes at reasonable prices. There is a wonderful library of books on wildlife for guests to flip through while waiting for their food. The restaurant serves delicious lamb and Beef Tacos. The “Mootabal” dish and the Pesto Pasta are unique and equally worth a try. Their drinks are equally good. The Yuzu Espresso Tonic is a must-try. It tastes fizzy, citrusy, and refreshing, which is perfect for a hot sunny day. This would pair well with the sweet Watermelon Cake. Other great drink options would be the Salted Caramel Chai Latte and the Hojicha Maple Oat Latte. 

Operating Hours:

  • 10am to 4pm (Sunday – Monday, Wednesday – Friday)
  • 10am to 2pm (Saturday) Closed on Tuesday

Address: 21, Lorong Dewan, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Website: https://www.facebook.com/eatplaywoo

2. Nook Cafe

Nook Cafe
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Nook Cafe
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If you are in the mood for some Chicken Cheese Sandwich, high-quality Sourdough, Scones, Brownies, and some Iced Mocha or fragrant local coffee, drop by at the Nook Cafe. It is one of the few cafes which opens at 8am and it has a quiet and cozy ambiance for you to enjoy your meal. There are other interesting drinks on the menu as well such as the Earl Grey Chocolate and Dirty Chai which is an espresso mixed into a masala chai latte. Both drinks can be served either hot or cold depending on your preference. 

Operating Hours: 8am to 9pm daily

Address: 19, Lorong Dewan, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Website: https://nookcafekotakinabalu.business.site

3. Yee Fung Laksa

Yee Fung Laksa
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Yee Fung Laksa
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Yee Fung Laksa remains one of the best in Sabah. After operating for more than a decade, the restaurant still retains its taste and quality. There are 2 different lanes to queue for dine-in and takeaway. The Laksa’s gravy, ingredients, and noodles pair beautifully together to form a heavenly meal, and the light garnishing of bunga kantan increases its fragrance and taste. The restaurant also serves really tasty Beef Noodles and Dry Noodles. It is a popular dining choice amongst the locals and remains crowded even on a workday. 

Operating Hours: 6.30am to 5pm daily

Address: 127, Jalan Gaya, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Website: https://www.facebook.com/yeefunglaksa/

4. Laundroluxe

Laundroluxe
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Laundroluxe
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Let the Laundroluxe take care of your laundry while you enjoy a classy breakfast or brunch with helpful and friendly staff. This unique restaurant has a glass divider that separates the dining area from a fully operational laundromat. Relax and enjoy the tasty dishes and special drinks available at the Laundroluxe. The dishes are presented and prepared with great care and they are simply a sight to behold. The most interesting part is that if you brought your laundry, the staff would have it washed, ironed, and ready for you to pick up when you leave the restaurant.  

Operating Hours: 10.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 9pm (Tuesday – Sunday) Closed on Monday

Address: 3-G-3, Lorong Api – Api 1, Api-api Centre, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Website:https://laundroluxe.business.site/

5. October Coffee Gaya

October Coffee Gaya
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October Coffee Gaya
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The October Coffee Gaya’s design is wood-themed with a hint of vintage and a low ceiling. There are many quirky ornaments and trinkets around the place as well. While you are there. Try the Afogatto, an Italian coffee-based dessert, it comes with 3 scoops of delicious vanilla ice cream. There are also other mouthwatering desserts such as moist Chocolate Cake, soft and fluffy Strawberry Swiss Roll, and a tasty sandwich made from juicy meats, slightly melted cheese, and high-quality bread. To step it up a notch, pair any one of these breakfast options with a good ol’ cup of Cappuccino, and you will have the best breakfast experience in Kota Kinabalu. 

Operating Hours: 9am to 10pm daily

Address: 13, Lorong Dewan, Pusat Bandar, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Website: https://www.instagram.com/octobercoffeegaya/

6. Haru Cafe (Hilltop Branch)

Haru Cafe Hilltop Branch
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Haru Cafe Hilltop Branch
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The Haru Cafe has a nice and cozy ambiance and a hint of Korean-inspired decor. There would be relaxing oldies playing softly in the background while you enjoy your breakfast. The highlight here would be the great coffee art which will put a smile on your face. They also serve French toast, Ricotta salad, a variety of sandwiches, Waffles with whipped cream, and a refreshing plate of Fruit Salad. You can also set up your workstation at The Haru Cafe as they have a place to charge your laptop or phone at almost every table. Be it for work or just to relax with a cup of coffee, the Haru Cafe will give a warm welcome to all guests who visit. 

Operating Hours:

  • 8.30am to 11pm (Monday – Saturday)
  • 10am to 11pm (Sunday)

Address: 7, Lorong Gunung Juo, Taman Far East, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Website: https://www.facebook.com/cafeharukk

7. The B Side

The B Side
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The B Side
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The B Side has been in operation for more than 5 years and it is still as popular as ever due to its consistent tasty meals with high-quality ingredients. It serves very good Hojicha Latte and has a wide selection of food, beverage, and desserts. The burgers and sweet potato fries are simply amazing, and the sea bass and soft shell crab dishes are rather unique. That’s not all, the Egg Benedict at the B Side is a must-try dish as its Hollandaise Sauce is simply divine. The staff are friendly, responsive, and provide great service, which makes for a great experience at the B Side. 

Operating Hours: 10am to 11pm (Tuesday – Sunday) Closed on Monday

Address: 21, Lido Plaza, Jalan Nosoob Hungab, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebsidekk

8. Chiu’s – The Modern Local

Chius The Modern Local
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Chius The Modern Local
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Have a quiet morning at Chiu’s – The Modern Local, a chic little cafe with a relaxing ambiance and good food. They serve Fish and Chips with a side of leafy greens and chopped onions and tomatoes, Soft Shell Crab Pasta, Fungi Carbonara for vegans, Tortilla Wrap, Barbeque Chicken Burger, Chicken Sandwich, and more. Overall, Chiu’s is a great place where they serve quality food made from the freshest ingredients. So invite your family and friends to share and enjoy the carefully prepared dishes and creamy cakes at Chiu’s – The Modern Local. 

Operating Hours: 10am to 7pm (Wednesday – Monday) Closed on Tuesday

Address: 2, 88 Marketplace, Block D, Ground Floor, Lot 8, Lorong Pusat Komersil 88, Kampung Kepayan, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Website:https://chiusmy.business.site

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