Older the sign, better the place
Lot 1697 Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi
T: (049) 552 602
Pantai Tengah’s Jalan Teluk Baru offers an assortment of small restaurants displaying signs of their particular days of glory. It’s almost safe to say that the older and more weathered the sign, the more staying power that particular restaurant has had among the competition and probably a good ‘sign’, so to speak. And although finding inexpensive meals in this area is relatively easy, especially if you’re a big rice and noodle fan, sometimes you just want to sink your teeth into a big juicy Western sandwich or start the day with a serious breakfast.
There’s one option in Pantai Tengah that’s sure to satisfy that craving and then some. Troppo Co. is not only a standout visually but they may have dibs on claims of the largest loaves of bread made in Langkawi. And their retro beach feel is right at home in this less developed beach area, creating a unique cafe. It’s just down the road from Zackry Guest House – you can’t miss the colourful roadside sign.
Troppo Co. pride themselves on their eclectic coffee options, but they’re also well known for some serious breakfast, sandwich and salad selections. The prices may put some budget travellers off, but when you see the size of their portions you may make allowances. Their hearty breakfasts and rustic sandwiches are easily a one-order-for-two option considering the size of their homemade bread, which is made on-site with naturally processed stone-ground flour.
Their sandwiches start at 18 ringgit for tuna and mayo up to 28 ringgit for the General Issimo beef extravaganza. Assortments of healthy and creative organic salads are 16 to 25 ringgit and a meal in themselves. Their relaxed, no-rush atmosphere is also perfect for a caffeine re-charge. And what self-respecting caffeine addict wouldn’t order a coffee here when they promise you it’s going to be hair-raising? Make mine a double.
By Vanessa Workman
Last updated on 25th August, 2014.