Kampong Ali Kopitiam

This restaurant has ceased trading.

Kampong Ali Kopitiam
North Bridge Arcade, 7–9 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1SB
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–9pm.
  • Average price £7 (one course)
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No-frills Malaysian pit-stop delivering a hit of spice to lunchtimes in the Old Town.

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Tucked into the North Bridge Arcade, this no-frills café offers a welcome break from the crowds at lunchtime. Part of the Kampong Ali stable, the café features a pared-down menu of simple Malaysian food which is perfect for a speedy, spicy lunch pit-stop. Softly unctuous roti canai is traditional Malaysian street food, usually served with a simple curry sauce as it is here, but you could also go large and add a chicken curry or beef rendang – slow cooked, savoury and perfect for a nippy day in the city. Big bowls of laksa are also on offer, as well as satay and soupy noodles. At first glance, prices seem high, but you’re getting far more than a wee sandwich here – it’s a filling lunch which will spice up the rest of your day.

  • High point: Nicely spicy
  • Low point: A few more frills wouldn't hurt
  • Notable dish: Roti canai
  • Average price: £7 (one course)
  • Provides: Halal options, Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: nothing
  • Open since: 2015