bing! is billed as a coffee company, similar to the
likes of Starbucks and Coffee Bean, except it’s not a franchise (unlike
what I mentioned in the video tour, my mistake). The front of the
establishment is designed with lots of see through windows to provide
natural ambient lighting and probably to allow the patrons to be seen,
This is the real entrance…the door is not on the front of the
bing, but to the alley at the side of the coffee place. It’s a newly
opened venue, located along Jalan Padungan, Kuching, near the SOHO and
This is the counter of the bing, they offer a variety of coffees as well as fruit juices and tea.
There’s a good crew to customer ratio and the service was good.
the bing also offers a variety of pastries, cakes and bottled drinks from the counter.
Here’s a shot of the interior, the view facing outwards (towards the
front). The seating arrangements varies from comfortable soft couches
to intricate rattan chairs, like this one below.
This is a photo from another angle:
The shot is facing inwards, showing the minimalist decor on the
walls, and the second compartment towards the back where al fresco
seating arrangements are available.
This is the drink I ordered – a caramel doused ice blended mocha (hey, it was a hot day :p).
Here’s a shot of their cappuccino – it comes with a slice of almond biscuit on the side, a very nice touch.
There’s some interesting decors on the tables, a recurrent motif is green bananas. These are not edible, if you’re wondering…
Here’s a video tour of the bing:
Download: bing tour [sixthseal.com]
It’s a great place to relax and have a couple of drinks with
friends…though I can’t shake the association of the venue’s name with
a certain club in The Sopranos.