(Kuala Chenang/Pantai Cenang)
Smiling Buffalo offers up some of the best coffee on the island and is often bustling with locals and hotel guests alike. In addition to coffee, the menu lists a comprehensive choice of breakfast, lunch and dinner options all served in the high beamed open air building. Smiling Buffalo is also a favorite place for local and visiting musicians to perform. With live music, Sunday Brunch and a sea breeze swaying through the tall palms? How much more perfect could it be?
*Open: Daily 8:00am-6:00pm Tel: 017-364 3319
Yellow Cafe is known for its steaks and casual beach dining atmosphere. The menu has a great selection of appetizers, seafood, Malay and Western food and of course steaks, and now pizza too!
*Open: Tuesday- Sunday 1:00pm-1:00am Tel: (01)2 459 3190
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When it comes to a perfect little seaside café, the casual beachgoer will find such an oasis at Bilina Corner. Located on the Pantai Cenang waterfront, behind Cenang Guest House, Bilina’s not only has a true tropical beach vibe, they also serve delicious Malay and western dishes. Affordable too. Homemade burgers, salads, nasi goreng ayam and even nasi goreng sotong! And their customer service? Excellent.
*Open: Daily 10:00am-7:00pm Tel: 016-339 1620
Renowned for its fresh ground beans and a wide variety of coffee this thatch roofed and eclectic Malay ‘meets the beach’ fusion restaurant sits centered on Cenang Beach. They serve up breakfast all day with a complimenting menu of Malaysian and western favorites for those seeking lunch and evening dining. The Huggin Hippo brings a new destination dining experience for those just off the beach or wandering in from the main road of Jalan Pantai Cenang. Whether its feet in the sand or more typical indoor dining the Huggin Hippo also serves up smoothies, juices, deserts and Tapas for a lighter bite.
*Open: Daily 9:00am-9:00pm Tel: 012-292 8102
Casual yet sophisticated dining on the most beautiful stretch of Pantai Cenang, Cba offers a full bar and an extensive menu. For the sundowner and cocktail set there are Spanish Tapas and Malaysian appetizers served while you sink into the comfortable lounge seating under palms. And for the beach side diners the tables offer you a view and the fresh sea breeze while choosing from mains such as Sea Bass, Lamb and Steaks. They even have a kid’s menu. Tucked away under the palms, just inside the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort, Cba is open to the public.
*Open: Daily 10:00am-1:00am Tel: (04) 952 8888
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3 AMIGOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT
It’s difficult to miss the brightly colored saloon door entrance livening up this Pantai Cenang corner. The Mexican style cuisine served here is close enough to pass as authentic. Their fish tacos and ceviche alone set them apart from the norm, but they serve non-Mexican dishes as well. Located across from Baron Best Star.
*Open: Daily 11:00am-11:00pm
NAM RESTAURANT @ BON TON
This restaurant is located in the beautiful Bon Ton resort in a traditional Malay environment. The chef creates a fusion of East and West with a distinctive Asian flair. The extensive menu offers a great selection of Tapas/Mezza to creative and original main courses.
*Open: Daily 11:ooam-11:00pm Tel: (04) 955 6787 / 3643
The Cliff Restaurant offers stunning views from the cliff above Pantai Cenang in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Their Chef fuses traditional Malay dishes with a contemporary flair. Try happy hour at the bar with an excellent selection of appetizers or dine in the restaurant overlooking sea on fresh seafood and steaks.
*Open: Daily 11:00am-11:00pm Tel: (04) 953 3228
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In New York, San Francisco or Chicago some of the best pizza eats are often at the little joints wedged into a small shop spilling out to the street. Artisan’s Pizza in Pantai Cenang has that ambiance and hosts a few street sidewalk tables and one busy pizza oven. 8” and 11” pizzas made to request or straight off the menu combinations. They also have delicious sandwiches, soups, salads and daily specials, Artisan’s draws in a crowd of both locals and tourists.
*Open: Daily 10:00am-2:00am