What happen when few avid travellers decided to open a cafe? It end up with a cafe name Biru Biru serving local food with a western twist. The decoration is simple with collections of paintings and stuff collected from their travelling. If you looking for Biru Biru Cafe, you will see “Sharikat Biru Biru” sign above the entrance.
Jules, one of the owner of Biru Biru, kind enough to explain to us the story behind the name biru biru. The name Biru Biru was picked because they cannot decide on a name and one of them say, “just call Biru if we cannot agree on a name” and hence it is named Biru Biru. Definitely not an inspiring way to decide on a name but the name Biru Biru somewhat sound hip and fun, truly match the atmosphere at Biru Biru
The interior is clean and simple. Great ambiance inside the cafe.
Match box collections and some old paintings decorate the wall inside Biru Biru.
When we look at the menu, we were impressed with the offering with a good mix of local flavours and western food. They only serve Hinava on weekends for the time being. Best way to start a meal at Biru Biru with Pusas (Dusun word for snacks) which goes well with drinks.
Sinagol, a local appetiser features sting ray, turmeric and lemongrass
Deep fried okra sprinkle with cumin
corned beef fried rice. the corned beef fried rice is not only flavoursome but also reminds me of my carefree childhood year
Tomato + Tuhau pasta with chicken. Great use of tuhau mix with tomato as the paste for pasta.
nasi Lemak with fried chicken
Fish Tacos, one of most popular dish at Biru Biru
Coconut cream + turmeric pasta with prawns
our big feast at Biru Biru
Waffle with coconut ice cream and gula melaka. one of the best waffle we ever had. Highly recommended!
Biru Biru Cafe +Bar is Located at Jalan Dewan, Ground floor of Borneo Backpackers(formerly Museum cafe). They are currently open for lunch and dinner time.
Location: Jalan Dewan
GPS Location: 5.9833227N 116.0776699E
Opening hours: 8am to 12am