Many times, I have come across cafes that have quite expensive and — frankly — merely passable food offerings. And often this makes sense, as coffee flavors and excellence tend to get all the attention in these environments. That’s why Malaysia’s Adelphi & Co was such a refreshing and lovely dining experience. Surprisingly excellent food paired with equally stellar beverages. Balance! And while I would not call it inexpensive, you definitely get quality on your dollars spent.
While we were there, Nica and I got to taste their steak and salmon dishes, paired with beautiful espresso coffees from Singapore’s Papa Palheta and Common Man Coffee Roasters. Single origin espresso, “Ardi” from Ethiopia was quite an eye opener, I ended up taking a batch home to serve in Kendo Creative.
On top of that, their slow bar featured a number of coffees from some of the harder-to-find find Nordic roasters that I’ve been very much itching to try: Koppi and Kaffa from Oslo.
It’s always exciting to experience new takes on familiar origins and my mind was really opened up by the variety of flavors available here. Adelphi & Co is a must-visit when in Kota Kinabalu.