3pm Dessert Café lies along an uninteresting row of old shophouses in Kuah town.
Its opening hours make it a good stop for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or tea. What can you order here? And is there more to this café than its good looks?
Find out in this post as we share our experience visiting 3pm Dessert Café in Langkawi!
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Despite its trendy appearance, 3pm Dessert Café is around 7 years old at this point.
Malay food like chicken rendang or Nyonya laksa, pasta, sandwiches, waffles, pancakes, and toasts feature in the menu.
Note: There are no cakes in this café.
For drinks, there are fruit or flower teas (the teapots are very beautiful), interesting flavors of latte, fresh fruit juice, and decent coffee (no special artisan blends here).
The coffee menu does include americano, cappuccino, café mocha, etc.
And during festive occasions, they introduce special value sets or items to the menu to spice things up.
Opening hours start from 9am and they used to open for dinner too but now close at 6pm.
Ease Of Parking
If you visit in the late afternoon on a weekday, finding parking close to 3pm Dessert Café is easy.
There are many parking lots in this area.
3pm Dessert Café has a strong Bohemian Scandinavian style. The shop lot is small but inviting because of the natural light the café receives.
They manage to fit more than one photogenic spot into the interior. Although this does mean less space for tables.
Moreover, the air-conditioned café is decorated to match current festivities like Christmas or Chinese New Year too.
There are bench seats along one side of the café that are suitable for groups. Other smaller tables on the opposite side are more conducive for groups of 4 or less.
The counter is at the back of the café. And so is the toilet and kitchen.
When we went, there were 2 staff behind the counter. And though they were not especially attentive (e.g., we had to get the menus ourselves), we will say that they were still polite when serving us.
The waitress did let us know ahead that all rice dishes would take an extra 20 minutes too.
Serving of both food and drinks is timely (we did not order any rice dishes). We did not have to wait long even though we had a large order.
That said, there were only 2 other occupied tables at around 4pm on a weekday.
In general, the food at 3pm Dessert Café was surprisingly good.
The most memorable dishes we had were the banana cinnamon toast, and spaghetti Bolognese.
Creamy mushroom pasta, and the sandwiches were not as good. The sandwich could have been vegetarian for the amount of meat it had.
Drinks (e.g., cappuccino) were decent too. We regret not getting their loose-leaf teas which other tables ordered.
Their rice dishes sounded very appealing too (e.g., katsu curry rice) but since we were short of time, we did not get these. It was disappointing that they did not have ready cooked rice during our visit.
Pricing is fair for food and a little expensive for drinks.
The ambiance and food presentation are lovely at 3pm Dessert Café. Portions are not stingy either.
However, we don’t think the sandwiches are worth their cost (~RM15) since they mostly consist of vegetables and not the expensive sort either.
It costs RM15 for a plate of spaghetti or nasi lemak with rendang chicken.
The price of beverages ranges between RM4 (mineral water) to RM16 (Flower or fruit tea). A matcha latte will set you back for around RM12.
Expect to spend around RM20 to RM30 per person here.
- Address: 52, Persiaran Bunga Raya, Kuah, 07000 Kuah, Kedah
- Location: Google Maps
- Opening Hours: 9am–6pm; Closed on Fridays
- Contact: +604-963 5275
It may not have specialty coffee or cakes, but 3pm Dessert Café does come close to some of the cafes we have in Ipoh.
And since Langkawi cafes are few (Langkawi doesn’t have as nearly many cafes as Ipoh, Penang, or Kuala Lumpur):
3pm Dessert Cafe is one of the only options if you are looking for an attractive and comfortable modern café in Kuah town.