I haven't toured the Sibu alleys for a long time having very little time each trip back to do the less important but no less interesting things I used to do when I was younger. This trip I managed to walk from the Central Market to the High Street through one small alley by accident as I took a wrong turn towards the Kompia shop.
The alley was fairly quiet without the shouting of the hawkers and the haggling of prices! The morning shopping crowd has always been a happy and loud group to me. Shouts of surprises and screams of recognition of a friend with a "long time no see"! and of course a great brotherly slap on the back! No inhibitions and no reservations! There might even be a few pulling here and there as invitations to a cup of kopi-o at a nearby shop come forth.
But this particular morning I was in for a certainly a delight to discover tucked at the back of one shop which fronts the Channel Road a small back street cafe called Bali Cafe with some inkling of Balinese and Indonesian art.
I did not eat my breakfast here alhtough it would have been very tempting. Some early risers were already reading newspapers and having a good conversation going. Life seemed to be similar to the old days but efforts have been made to make this little place very pleasant and more "cosmospolitan"!!
This I suppose is the frontage with two blue plastic stools displaying some Balinese art decor.
Side of the cafe.
A view from another angle.
As I walked away I wonder what signature dishes they would serve! Perhaps the young people (I presume) would have their specialties to tantazlise their customers be they old or young (first time customers or long term customers).