Lindung, means protection in Bahasa Malaysia.
I was shocked when BigFish told me about this cafe opened at Sepilok, 25KM (or nearly 1 hour drive) from Sandakan. If you are unsure where Sepilok is -- it house the well-known Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and the Rainforest Discovery Centre. No major town around here but Sandakan, so I wonder who are this cafe + art gallery's target customers.
Tourists, and young people from Sandakan, may be the answer. Still, I was quite impressed with the interior of Lindung Cafe and Gallery. Let's see piece by piece what's been offered here:
|Location: Next to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehab Centre|
Parking: Street Side
Environment: Purposely-built round-shape building surrounded by rain forest and river
My favourite angle of Lindung Sepilok! WOW!!!
There is one espresso machine there but nobody order coffee that time, so no coffee smell...
|The spiral staircase in the cafe|
|Art work display|
|Caramel Milk Tea|
|Mushroom and Swiss Cheese Pizza|
|At the pond|
|Panoramic view from the cafe|
I only visited once and haven't got chance to re-visit again. Anyhow like many other visitors said, the food is always out of stock and service is terribly slow. We was briefed by the waitress that certain food on the menu such as Cendol is only offered to tourists bring in by bus (I didn't bother to clarify with the manager though it sound extremely ridiculous). At the end, we get a good pizza but terrible drinks. The cafe was certainly under-staffed and not-supervised. Lindung is managed by the team behind BaLin Rooftop Restaurant of Nak Hotel Sandakan, I do expect an above par F&B the cafe can offers.
FOODIOT'S POINT: 65%
BUSINESS HOUR: 11AM -10PM
Jalan Sepilok, Mile 14,
90000 Sandakan, Sabah,