Best Cafes In Langkawi

Looking for the best cafes in Langkawi to visit during your trip?

Langkawi is well-known for its beaches and scenery, but the local café scene is fast catching up as well!

Check out this list of credible cafes in Langkawi. They bring new flavors together with a refreshing or Insta-worthy environment!

1. Arts Cafe Langkawi

Doubling as both a café and art gallery:

Arts Cafe Langkawi has art pieces on its walls that are also available for sale.

Exterior Of Arts Cafe
Exterior Of Arts Cafe – Photo credits to artscafelangkawi (Instagram)

The main attraction on the menu is the Potato Rosti. Which has a thick sauce and chicken fillets.

Besides this, the café whips up delectable evening tea treats. Like carrot cake and cream cheese strudel.

You’ll get a good mix of international flavors as well. From creamy carbonara pasta to classic, local fanfare. This includes beef rendang, and roti canai.

Pasta Aglio Olio By Arts Cafe In Langkawi
Pasta Aglio Olio By Arts Cafe In Langkawi – Photo credits to artscafelangkawi (Instagram)

With generous portions, great vibes, and top-notch service:

Arts Café is a great hangout for good food and artsy coffees to start your day right.

2. Yellow Beach Café

Yellow Beach Café has some of the best sunset views along beautiful Cenang beach (Pantai Cenang). Additionally, this café in Langkawi offers all-day dining options.

Sunset View From Upstairs At Yellow Beach Cafe At Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
Sunset View From Upstairs At Yellow Beach Cafe At Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
Front Of Yellow Beach Cafe At Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
Front Of Yellow Beach Cafe At Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

Its location (beside Langkawi Inn) makes it a must among tourists.

There’s a vibrant atmosphere, different seating situations, a bar, and excellent music from a live band. These benefits make up for its okay-ish food.

Drinks At Yellow Beach Cafe At Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
Drinks At Yellow Beach Cafe At Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

We had coffee and a mango shake here and neither was outstanding. Although the sauce that came with the chicken tenders was memorable.

Chicken Tenders At Yellow Beach Cafe At Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
Chicken Tenders At Yellow Beach Cafe At Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
Dessert By Yellow Beach Cafe
Dessert By Yellow Beach Cafe – Photo credits to vlkvon (Instagram)

Because of its popularity, do expect prices to be higher at Yellow Beach Cafe.

3. Hidden Langkawi

There are no specialty cakes or coffee on the menu at Hidden Langkawi. But there’s the unbeatable ocean view and a lively atmosphere too.

They do have fresh fruit juice, latte, pizza, tacos, and other western meals like fish and chips. Sweet potato fries are one of their best sellers.

Western Cuisine At Hidden Langkawi Restaurant
Western Cuisine At Hidden Langkawi Restaurant

Either sit on top (the views are even better but service is slower) or outside where they have chairs and tables on the sand.

Outdoor Seating At Hidden Langkawi, Tengah Beach
Outdoor Seating At Hidden Langkawi, Tengah Beach

The most popular time to visit Hidden Langkawi is evenings as they have fire performances at 8pm.

However, this venue does not feel very family friendly as they have alcohol and music that would be appropriate for clubs. Read more about Hidden Langkawi.

4. Smiling Buffalo Café

Smiling Buffalo Café stands out with its vintage, Malay-style village décor set in an open-air area.

Exterior Of Smiling Buffalo Cafe
Exterior Of Smiling Buffalo Cafe – Photo credits to smilingbuffalo (Instagram)

Accompanying the rustic ambiance is tasty food:

Their butter-fried rice is a best seller, along with the beef burger and caramel frappe coffee.

Butter Chicken with Steamed Rice At Smiling Buffalo Cafe
Butter Chicken with Steamed Rice At Smiling Buffalo Cafe – Photo credits to smilingbuffalo (Instagram)
Smiling Buffalo’s Banana Pancakes
Smiling Buffalo’s Banana Pancakes – Photo credits to smilingbuffalo (Instagram)

There’s also a quaint chalet open to guests who needs a place to stay overnight.

And while you may have to put up with flies:

The owners go the extra mile by lighting up candles on each table. Which gives the place a romantic atmosphere when night falls.

5. The Fat Frog

Exterior Of The Fat Frog
Exterior Of The Fat Frog – Photo credits to thefatfroglangkawi (Instagram)

On the hunt for delicious vegetarian food in Langkawi?

The Fat Frog has an interesting menu of local and continental plant-based cuisine.

It’s hard to tell that this is vegetarian food. Due to the way they prepare and serve the food.

Coffee At The Fat Frog
Coffee At The Fat Frog – Photo credits to thefatfroglangkawi (Instagram)

The Mediterranean Platter is a must-try. Along with their daily soups, pasta arrabbiata, and burgers too.

Portobello Mushroom By The Fat Frog
Portobello Mushroom By The Fat Frog – Photo credits to thefatfroglangkawi (Instagram)

Dog lovers will like that this cafe has a friendly resident golden retriever.

This cafe overlooks a scenic golf course, the ocean, and cliffs. And this is another reason that makes it one of the best cafes in Langkawi.

6. Cactus At Pantai Tengah, Langkawi

Next to Aloft Hotel and opposite the Holiday Villa Langkawi Hotel:

Cactus Langkawi deserves recognition:

Exterior Of Cactus
Exterior Of Cactus – Photo credits to amanlangkawi (Instagram)

Its exterior evokes a vintage-like Mexican feel. While its interior has celebrities of yesteryears on the walls.

Cactus serves a decent mix of local and international cuisine at reasonable prices.

There is a satisfying selection of fusion and Thai dishes too. Grilled steaks, char koay teow, and barracuda are some of the notable dishes here.

They have fried wontons, fragrant (kam heong) prawns, and bean curd. Plus, fried calamari, and fried fish with buttermilk sauce.

Rotijala At Cactus Langkawi
Rotijala At Cactus Langkawi – Photo credits to gracie_sjiea (Instagram)

7. 3pm Dessert Café

While its name suggests that they only serve high-tea:

3pm Dessert Café actually serves hearty meals for most of the day (except dinner).

Interior Of 3pm Dessert Cafe In Kuah, Langkawi
Interior Of 3pm Dessert Cafe In Kuah, Langkawi
Green Tea Honey Toast By 3pm Dessert Cafe
Green Tea Honey Toast By 3pm Dessert Cafe – Photo credits to 3pmdessertcafe (Instagram)

The Belgian Liege Waffle specialist has artisanal coffee, mocha, and hot lattes too!

HoneyComb Coffee Latte By 3pm Dessert Cafe
HoneyComb Coffee Latte By 3pm Dessert Cafe – Photo credits to 3pmdessertcafe (Instagram)

For a quick bite, their sandwiches are divine. Their vanilla ice cream and Nutella Chocolate Honey Toast rank high among all ages.

For heavier meals, their Nasi Lemak with Chicken Rendang is a crowd-pleaser as well! When we went in the afternoon on a weekday though, they did not have cooked rice available yet.

There’s decent service, reasonable pricing, and a variety of desserts. See our full write-up of 3pm Dessert Café.

8. Lang Cafey House

Backed by skillful baristas, this cozy café serves up sophisticated brews.

Coffee At Lang Cafey House
Coffee At Lang Cafey House – Photo credits to langcafeyhouse (Instagram)

Apart from latte art, they have mouthwatering Asian fusion food. With sandwiches and vegan food as well.

Food And Drink At Lang Cafey House
Food And Drink At Lang Cafey House – Photo credits to langcafeyhouse (Instagram)

Their sambal is a notable delight, while their nasi lemak cake is an invigorating novelty.

Because it is right in front of a wildlife park frequented by families:

Lang Cafey House caters to fussy toddlers too, with plenty of kid meals on offer.

Beautiful ambiance and first-grade service make Lang Cafey House great for tea time!

9. Melior Café Langkawi

If you’re looking for healthy and tasty vegetarian food, Melior Café Langkawi is the place to be.

Exterior Of Melior Cafe Langkawi
Exterior Of Melior Cafe Langkawi – Photo credits to meliorlangkawi (Instagram)

Decor includes chic knick-knacks and flowers. And this café offers a wide selection of vegetarian Malay food on its menu.

The curry puffs are scrumptious. While the vegetable tempura is flavorful.

They have gyozas and Mexican-styled baked sweet potatoes too that taste heavenly.

Pancakes By Melior Cafe Langkawi
Pancakes By Melior Cafe Langkawi – Photo credits to meliorlangkawi (Instagram)

With 80% of its products from local sources, the café keeps prices affordable. Without compromising on presentation or taste.

10. CoffeeNuts Café

If you’re visiting the Telaga Tujuh Waterfall, check out the CoffeeNuts Café right beside it.

Exterior Of CoffeeNuts Cafe
Exterior Of CoffeeNuts Cafe – Photo credits to coffeelangkawi (Website)

This smallish, cozy café scores top marks for its iced chocolate and mocha with an option to go vegan with oat milk.

The café offers a host of seasonal beverages. And if you want more unique coffee options, the baristas here serve brews outside of the menu too.

Intricate Coffee Art By CoffeeNuts Cafe
Intricate Coffee Art By CoffeeNuts Cafe – Photo credits to coffee.langkawi (Instagram)

So, go ahead and have a coffee here. While you enjoy 5-star hospitality and laid-back vibes

11. Hangout Café

Exterior Of Hangout Cafe
Exterior Of Hangout Cafe – Photo credits to hangoutscafelangkawi (Instagram)

In the heart of Kuah town, Hangout Café made its name serving first-class meats and beverages.

Must-try dishes on the menu include their chicken chop, beef burger, and bacon burger. The latter is flavorful and succulent.

Combo Meal At Hangout Cafe
Combo Meal At Hangout Cafe – Photo credits to hangoutscafelangkawi (Instagram)

Their latte is also unrivaled. It has a nice balance of roast and creaminess. The Langkawi peach tea is a novelty drink worth savoring too.

Desserts Matcha Red Bean Ice At Hangout Cafe
Desserts Matcha Red Bean Ice At Hangout Cafe – Photo credits to hangoutscafelangkawi (Instagram)

But seating capacity here is few. And since the crowd peaks during dinner time, make a reservation if you can!

Conclusion

Within our list of the best cafés in Langkawi, you’ll find a wide variety of cuisines and pastries.

The café scene in Langkawi is delightful. There are artisanal brews and great food within comfortable environments. Some have sea views too!

So, while you’re in Langkawi for a holiday, take some time to explore these hidden gems and you’ll be in for a treat. Bon appétit!

But if you’re after breakfasts:

Check out our article on amazing breakfast places in Langkawi to start off your day right!

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