Yuit Cheong is considered one of the oldest coffee shops in town. Established in 1896, Yuit Cheong was one of the few shops found in Jesselton (now known as Kota Kinabalu).
Yuit Chong remains a popular coffee shop for those looking to enjoy a quick cup of kopi O and home made buns especially during tea time. Yuit Cheong is also known for its satay, with a selection of chicken or beef. The tender skewered meat is not complete without the peanut sauce which complements it perfectly.
For individuals are just looking for a light tea time snack, there is always roti kahwin (you can order it freshly sliced or toasted). Roti kahwin (which literally translates to ‘married bread’) is a basic sandwich prepared with generous portions of butter and kaya (coconut jam). But the real magic is in the bread itself: a homemade recipe made from scratch – a family recipe that dates back to 1904!
Pair your food with their delicious Teh C (tea with milk) or Kopi C (coffee with milk). The taste of their Teh C and Kopi C is just right where you can taste the bitterness of tea or coffee and the mixture of the creamy milk. Other snacks that you can find in this coffee shop are the soft red bean paste pastries and ‘Lao Po Bing’ (sweetheart cake or wife cake).
Yuit Cheong is all about authentic kopi, family-owned recipes and a true local kopitiam feel that spans generations.