Sunday, September 22, 2013

Kuching 2013 - Boardriders Cafe

I came across this great looking cafe at the new Plaza Merdeka shopping mall recently. It caught my eyes with its bright colours and nice design touches. Upon closer investigation it turned out to be a cafe operated by surfer fashion label Quicksilver. A quick search on the net also reveals that they have another outlet in Mid Valley Megamall KL.


It is like a more hip version of Starbucks. The concept is very similar - create a nice cozy ambiance for hipster to drink coffee and chill - maybe with some bites of sandwiches to keep the stomach happy. A quick check on the menu confirms that food is not the main thing here. Its all about the lifestyle.


Plaza Merdeka Shopping Mall opened towards the end of 2012. It is one of the nicer new shopping centres in town, and due to its strategic location in the heart of the city - has become quite a popular local hangout.


The shopping centre building boom in Kuching shows no sign of slowing down. There are a few under construction, and some more in the pipeline. Soon we may overtake KL as the shopping capital of Malaysia !

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