Upstairs…

If there was a bigger sign somewhere, I did not see it – just this little one…

Upstairs Coffee 1

…hanging from the ceiling at the entrance to the stairs leading upstairs to the cafe…

Upstairs Coffee 2

…on the first floor.

My doctor-friend and I dropped by that night after our very scrumptious dinner and we certainly were amazed and impressed by what they had done to the place…

Upstairs Coffee 3

I was told that they got the wood from Kanowit and they have a workshop somewhere to make all the things such as the tables,Β benches, stools and so on.

Upstairs Coffee 4Upstairs Coffee 5

It certainly is very different from all the rest and has its own character and appeal.

Upstairs Coffee 6Upstairs Coffee 7

There is also a balcony…

Upstairs Coffee balcony

…so one may opt to sit out there, should one be thus inclined.

This is the counter…

Upstairs Coffee counter

…and the menu is on the wall right behind it…

Upstairs Coffee menu

Dennis, the proprietor, reads my blog and he did post a comment once or maybe, twice or more and somehow or other, we ended up becoming friends on Facebook. However, I had never met him face to face prior to this. I had known Sanjeev for a long time now – he used to work at Payung Cafe and I was impressed by how he was able to work independently and was always prompt and very efficient plus he was very friendly. Eventually, he left and I did meet him again at this other place and we did go out for breakfast once before he left to work in Kuching. Since he got back to town, he had been getting in touch with me asking me to drop by this new cafe where he is now and I finally did!

Actually, both of them are not new to this thing – Dennis was running Β a place like this before he moved back to Sibu and Sanjeev went and worked for him there for a while before he joined my friend here. In fact, before he went over to Kuching, he was running a little coffee place along these same lines on his own at the Sibu Heritage Centre here.

My friend wanted the long black and I had the same, iced…and though we were both very full, I just had to order this (RM9.00)…

Upstairs Coffee Horlicks mille crepe

– their Horlicks mille crepe to try…and yes, it was very nice and the best part was that it was not sweet at all unlike most of the rest that I have had elsewhere. The guys were very apologetic that their resident baker had been sick for a few days so at that point in time, they did not have a wide selection of cakes to choose from but it did not really matter to us as we could hardly take anything much after our dinner. I did say, however, that it would be nice if they could have something other than cakes and crepes as I, for one, would not be all that keen to drop by just for coffee and those and Dennis did say that they had in mind stuff like sandwiches, quiches and pies, croissants and so on. Gee!!! I would love that!

They also served us samples of their vanilla latte ice blended…

Upstairs Coffee vanilla latte ice blended

…which I liked a lot and their lemon mojita mint mocktail…

Upstairs Coffee Lemon mojita mint

…on the house. My friend said it was very refreshing but if you ask me, let’s just say that fat people are generally not into anything sour. Hehehehehe!!!!!

They had this right above the door leading to their washrooms…

Upstairs Coffee washrooms

…and I just had to go and ask what happened to the rest of the scrabble set and Dennis said that his son had been asking when he could get his tiles back. LOL!!!

Well, if anyone does not know where this place is, it is along Causeway (where Wisma Sanyan is located), right above De’History Cafe (2.291352,111.826308), the first shoplot behind the petrol station opposite HSBC…

HSBC Sibu
*Archive photo*

…and their business hours are as follows…

Upstairs Coffee opening hours

I would say it is a pleasantly nice place, worth checking out…and absolutely great for hanging out with friends!

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Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

34 thoughts on “Upstairs…”

  1. LoL at the fat people are generally not into anything sour. I LOVE sour drinks.

    Eh that Horlicks mille crepe looks so yummy; not too creamy and not too dry. I would love to try that .

    You are so thin…and tiny! I wonder if that is because of the sour drinks – gotta try that. Hehehehehe!!!!

  2. Very artistic deco and antique feel to it by using old wood for some furniture and new wood for other pieces. With coffee and cakes crepe it must be a suitable place to hang out with friends and relax.

    Nice, very creative and so unique. Great hangout place for young people, definitely.

  3. What a lovely interior. Feel like transported to olden day with those woody look. So creative!!

    I may agree with you on your statement of fat people not into sour food. My hubby is one that not keen on overly sour food. Lol.

    Horlick mille??? Look delicious.

    Yes, very creative indeed, very innovative. Just the place along is enough to make it stand out among all the rest. Hmmm…you probably will have to stay a couple of nights here at the end of the year on your way to Kapit. πŸ˜€

    Hah!! I am sure there are more than just the two of us…a lot more. πŸ˜‰

  4. Your title sounds creepy, hehe.. Oooo :O crepe cake! I like! I love the classic vanilla one, I can eat 2 slices! Hubby loves sour stuffs, maybe you are right, he’s thin, wakakakakakaka πŸ˜›

    Creepy? I thought that’s sexy…very seductive – let’s go upstairs…darling! Hehehehehe!!!! There! I told you so! Maybe I should start eating lots of sour stuff – may slim down a bit. πŸ˜€

  5. Very impressed with the decor, all those wooden tables, benches, stools and how creative to make use of the scrabble tiles. Lemon mojita mocktail looks so refreshing & great to have a glass to drown down everything.

    I was very impressed too. Ok, here…you can have mine, sour! πŸ˜€

  6. Oh…that’s a nice cafe. I would love to check out this place if happen to drop by Sibu some day. Ohh…they have mille crepe too. As good as Noodles House>?

    Not as sweet. Dunno what else they have – the baker was sick so he was out of commission when I dropped by. May check it out again another time to see what else they would have.

    1. I am good with sour drinks, that’s why im am outta the fat group πŸ˜›

      You’re out? Hmmmm…good for you but bet it is not just because of the drinks. πŸ˜‰

  7. I will love the mille crepe…

    I’m ok now, been having a lot…so I think I’ve got over it already.

  8. Errr…I actually like sour hee..hee… Anyway, I like the decor of this Upstairs Coffee but I think due to the lighting, it looks a bit creepy. I am sure it is not πŸ™‚

    Ladies usually do. πŸ˜‰ You think it is creepy too? Like an old deserted house? Maybe it’s the photos – a rather nice place, I would say, different, has a character of its own and since they get the wood to make their own stuff, there can be no other like it.

  9. i like the sense of mystery and mystique in the ambiance here … it looks like a place with a history, with intrigue, and possibly even a tinge of danger! πŸ˜€

    Lovely set for a mystery movie, you reckon? πŸ˜€

  10. Very pleasant atmosphere at the coffeeshop, must be pleasant to spend time there.

    It is, most definitely…especially for the young & trendy. Old folks like me would just sit at home & drink my own local brew. Hehehehehe!!!!

  11. Love the comfort environment there. The mille crepe has attract my attention! Would invite my friends and hangout at there someday! Thanks for the sharing

    Nice place to hang out, that’s for sure. You’re from Sibu too? First time around, I see. Welcome…thanks for visiting & commenting and do drop by again!

  12. Wah…the prices of the coffees are almost similar to KL prices! >.< The scrabble tiles remind me of the Yellow Brick Road cafΓ© over here.

    That does not stop the young crowd from coming – poor old pensioner like me would probably sit this one out unless they add some nice stuff to their menu like they said they would.

  13. I love this place. Will check it out on my next trip back, good for some catch up with friends and have some cakes and coffee.

    Yes, perfect for that – can sit and relax and talk all night long!

  14. When I passed by the other day I thought de History Cafe occupied two floors. So is Upstairs Coffee a different entity?

    Different. Don’t think there is any connection whatsoever.

  15. I’m so moved by all the positive comments from all of you!

    I especially like to thank Arthur for taking the trouble to visit our coffee outlet with a friend. I hope the climb isn’t too big a challenge to you sir! Haha! By the way our slogan is : “Upstairs Coffee – coffee that’s worth the climb!” Hope those who have been here agree to this bold statement!

    I would like to thank God for giving us the creative ideas and providing us with the necessary materials to make the renovation possible.

    We look forward to serving our customers with our beverages that are prepared with our hearts and cakes and snacks from our equally committed in-house baker who works from another floor above us.

    My pleasure! And nice meeting you in person…at last. πŸ˜€ The climb up was all right – it was the climb down I had to be careful of being heavy in all the wrong places and I had to make sure I would not tumble over like Humpty Dumpty. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Keep it up, all the best to you, looking forward to dropping by again sometime…

  16. I’m so moved by all the positive comments from all of you!

    I especially like to thank Arthur for taking the trouble to visit our coffee outlet with a friend. I hope the climb isn’t too big a challenge to you sir! Haha! By the way our slogan is : “Upstairs Coffee – coffee that’s worth the climb!” Hope those who have been here agree to this bold statement!

    I would like to thank God for giving us the creative ideas and providing us with the necessary materials to make the renovation posdible.

    We look forward to serving our customers with our beverages that are prepared with our hearts and cakes and snacks from our equally committed inhouse baker who works from another floor above us.

    Oh? Edited. It’s all right, I would usually do it sometimes. Never mind, the more the merrier. Hehehehehe!!!!

  17. i really love the concept using the wood from Kanowit, it just makes me wanna stay longer just to enjoy looking and feeling them. I like that washroom sign too! SCRABBLE! πŸ˜€

    Yes, I was very impressed, so different…stands out over the rest.

    1. Haha, glad you like the Scrabble idea, mind you many customers don’t even realise they are actually Scrabble tiles (with the tell tale small Arabic number symbols below each alphabet). While explaining to some curious admirers of the sign, I found out many don’t even know what game this Scrabble is! Or is it us who belong to the antiquated generation?

      Yes, the new/young generation. Like many other board games, Scrabble is a thing of the past…and even more so because it is a language game AND in English. I think there is a Malay version – Sahibba, but I don’t think it is very popular either.

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