Eastern Sabah drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Coffee in Sandakan

Urban Cafe

A favourite with young, laptop-toting locals and coffee fiends, this cafe is well worth the detour to Bandar Utama. There are cosy couches to lounge around on, an impressive array of hot and cold coffee beverages an…
Cafe in Tawau

Simple Sandwich & Coffee

With cheerfully mistranslated slogans on walls, this is central Tawau's best coffee shop. Full range of coffee drinks, including frappés, and if you go for an espresso, you'll get a potent, slightly bitter hit of Sa…
Sports Bar in Sandakan

Best Brew

This cosy harbour-view bar in Sandakan's top hotel features a few international beers, wine and decent cocktails as well as excellent snacks. There's a pool table and darts and it's ideal for watching the game on th…