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Books, Bamboo and Tea – Ingredients For Culture

Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one Chinese proverb

Such is the importance of tea in Chinese culture. An integral part of the social fabric, tea is consumed by young and old and is served during any event. Life Café embraced the vitality of tea drinking and brought this culture with a local flair.


Established in 1995, Life Café refined and perfected the art of brewing. The organisation developed into a café with contemporary management to provide a traditional service. The two-storey teahouse is located on Padungan Street. The antique interior design pairs symbolism and beauty of Chinese tea culture in well-appointed décor.

The ground floor welcomes guests to the restaurant and the first floor is the perfect setting to enjoy tea, food or both. Of note are the books lining the shelves next to the tables that signify enjoying tea is a slow process, not rushed. This sentiment is the foundation of brewing tea.

Using only naturally preserved tea leaves and brewing them according to age-old practices guarantee that visitors drink healthy, organic tea. Guests are invited to make their own tea with specific tools. The dynamic process is simultaneously therapeutic and necessary, but most importantly vital to extract the optimal flavour. People can request for assistance if they’re unfamiliar with the process.

Popular teas include Tie Guan Yin, Pu’er, Jasmine, Long Jing and Mulberry Leaf teas. Whether you need to feel energised, unwind after a hectic day or enjoy the health benefits, Life Café has all bases covered.

The restaurant serves splendid Chinese cuisine for hearty meals. Recommendations include lamb special, traditional chicken soup with lotus root, spring onion egg pancake and fried chicken dumpling.

Life Café invites Kuching to build a community around tea connoisseurship. Enjoy the culture of tea drinking and embrace the tranquillity in the process.

For more information, contact

Life Cafe Kuching Sdn Bhd (HQ),
Lot 8961, Section 64, KTLD, Jalan Sekama,
93200 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
at +6082 337939,
or visit www.lifecafe.my
or lifecafemalaysia.

Opens Daily:

Life Café @ Brighton Square, Jalan Song (10.00am – 11.30pm)
Life Café @ Train Terrace, Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce (10.00am – 10.00pm)
Life Café @ Padungan (NEW), (10.00am – 10.30pm)

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