Palm Terrace Café – Renaissance Kota Bharu Kota Sri Mutiara, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, Kota Bharu (09 746 2233).
Palm Terrace Café offers local Malay cooking, with a smattering of ‘international’ dishes thrown in. With its sumptuous buffet spread, it offers a fantastic dining experience in a relaxed and refined Renaissance ambience. It also has a particularly good selection of healthy vegetarian food. Halal. Kids’ menu. Credit cards accepted. Free parking. Disabled friendly. Daily, 6.30am–12midnight. $$$$
NEW Ozarah Café 714-G, Section 9, Jalan Tok Hakim, Kota Bharu (09 743 2243).
Ozarah Café is where all the locals go for fine snow cones in flavours like strawberry, Oreo, banana and even honey coffee. If desserts are not your thing, the café also offers a rather random mix of items on the menu like egg sandwiches and tom yam spaghetti.
Halal. Child friendly. $$