Monday, 22 October 2012

Santola Bar Cafe @ Kolombong, KK

I can't find the meaning of Santola, its not explained in their FB or website either. Maybe its just a name created by the founder. Santola Bar Cafe is a coffee bar owned by a local coffee planter and manufacturer -- Kopi Cap Kuda. When we said local coffee, the bean is always caramelized while they roasted it. That is, sugar and butter are added to the coffee beans during the roasting process. However, coffee that  I see in Santola are mostly Italian style espresso! In fact, they do provide coffee course too targeting beginner to professional coffee learner. And don't expect they teach how to use kopitiam-style "uncang" or cloth filter to make coffee, they are all using espresso machine!

Santola Bar is a coffee bar, no alcohol here!

Short Black, Long Chat

Inside the coffee bar

I like this part of the cafe

As I mentioned earlier, they do teach how to make coffee


Apply as a member (RM20) to get 30% off on all COFFEE.
No discount for food thou...

Front: Cappuccino
Back: Mocca

Mocca with some coffee art

Homemade Yogurt

Nasi Kuning (RM6)

Varieties of cakes and sandwiches

Carrot Cake (RM8) - shouldn't have pre-cut the cake and put in the fridge,
it make the cake dry.

Iced Au Lait

Steamed Mantau with Chicken Curry (not in pic). The curry is nearly tasteless.

Not-as-seen-on-menu cappuccino, no coffee art, which is quite disappointing,
but the coffee itself taste OK.

Santola Bar Cafe is a hidden gem in KK. Located/hide inside the industry area of Kolombong (Sedco Industrial Estate, approximately 20min drive from KK town), Santola occupies the front part of the coffee production plant. You might missed the coffee factory if don't put extra attention!

FOODIOT'S POINT: 87% (Rating for coffee only, foods need further improvement!)

Monday - Saturday: 8am - 6pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

29, Jalan Kilang, SEDCO Industrial Estate,
88816 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah


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Unknown said...

Santola means spider crab in portuguese :)

Frankie H said...

Thanks for the info., Marisa!


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