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5 best cafes in Langkawi that serve delicious coffee and good vibes

Craving a good cuppa during your time in beautiful Langkawi? Here’s where you’ll find the best cafes on the archipelago.

You might be miles away from your favourite neighbourhood coffee shop while on holiday, but it doesn’t mean you should stop exploring other brews accessible to you. If you’re planning a trip to Langkawi and are particular about your brew, you’ll do well to bookmark these places.

The best part? These aren’t just touristy spots; the locals too adore these cafes for their beautiful surroundings, homey ambience, and incredible roasts. Ideal for takeaways and dine-in, these spots are highly recommended if you’re looking for a space to unwind after a long day. 

Here is a list of the best cafes in Langkawi:


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Treat yourself to a good cup of coffee after exploring the waterfalls and grab a seat to savour the moment before heading off to your next destination. Located by Langkawi’s famous attraction, Telaga Tujuh Waterfall, Coffeenuts is a humble cafe specialising in the best brews. Their signatures are CoffeeNuts Coffee, CoffeeNuts Cocoa, and CoffeeNuts Affogato. Teas are available too, including Genmaicha, Black Tea and Camomile. Be sure to ask what their specials are for the day.

Straits & Co

best cafes in Langkawi
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If you’re staying in The Danna, head over to Straits & Co to enjoy a selection of local treats and afternoon tea delights. Influenced by the Straits’ settlement, diners here can immerse themselves in neo-classical elements, from the interior and furniture selections. The expansive menu comprises Asian and Western favourites ranging from Ipoh Ripe Mango and Avocado salad to Char Kway Teow and Burgers. Order their Classic Goreng Pisang that’s topped with desiccated coconut, coconut ice cream, and gula Melaka syrup to cool down on a balmy afternoon. The restaurant’s Signature Afternoon Tea features savoury and sweet delights accompanied by refreshments. 

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Melior Cafe

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Your hunt for the best plant-based meals on the island is finally over. Melior Cafe serves healthy yet delicious vegan comfort foods such as Nasi Lemak, Meatballs Spaghetti, Mee Jawa and more. Don’t miss out on their Tropical Fruits and Chocolate & Banana Smoothie Bowls for a refreshing snack.

3PM Dessert Cafe

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Consider adding 3PM Dessert Cafe to your list of new cafes for your next visit. Located on Persiaran Bunga Raya, Kuah, this compact yet cosy space is exceptional for its pastries and coffee selections. Other highlights include waffles, honey toasts and pancakes as a sweet treat. Savoury options are available if you’re in the mood for sandwiches, pastas and local specialities.

Smiling Buffalo

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Located on the lively Chenang beach, Smiling Buffalo is famed for its tasty breakfast selections to go with your morning cuppa. After exploring the island, reward yourself with a memorable brunch date with your loved ones. Surrounded by lush greenery, the airy space serves hearty meals such as sandwiches, big breakfasts and pancakes. Our recommendations? Order the waffles and pancakes for a sweet start to your day. 

(Hero and featured image credit: Alexander Spatari/Getty Images)

5 best cafes in Langkawi that serve delicious coffee and good vibes

Amalina Anuar

Senior Writer

Amalina seeks joy in writing the ins and outs of the fashion, dining and beauty world. When she’s not stalking for her next handbag purchase, you can find her binge-watching the latest tv series, testing out beauty products or singing her heart out at concerts. As a part-time spin instructor, she uses music as a quick escape, which explains why she’s always bopping her head to a good tune, no matter where she is. Amalina is a fashion journalism graduate from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco and has always loved exploring big cities.

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