Kebun Sultan Food Court
Jalan Kebun Sultan Town Centre, Kota Bharu (09 746 1632). This bustling food court in the town centre shouldn’t be difficult to locate. It offers a wide variety of Chinese, Thai and local fare, so be prepared to be spoilt for choice. Some of the more popular stalls include claypot chicken rice, kway teow, satay and roti canai.
Child friendly. Daily, 6am–12midnight. $
Restoran 69 Jalan Dato Pati, Kota Bharu.
Suggestive name aside, Restoran 69 is famous for its nasi Sumatra, also known as nasi Padang. What sets this apart from others is the special curry gravy that accompanies the rice, served on fragrant banana leaf. As it is located right in the town centre, you won’t miss it, especially not with its big blue signboard.
Kopitiam Kedai Kopi White House 1329-L Jalan Sultanah Zainab, Kota Bharu (09 748 4119).
You won’t find many kopitiams in Kelantan so it’s not surprising that locals flock to this coffee shop with its much-loved breakfast dish of roti kahwin (toasted with a side of kaya and butter) and half-boiled eggs. Prepacked nasi lemak, nasi kerabu and nasi dagang are some particularly popular offerings. Halal. Free parking. Child friendly. SunThur, 8am–12noon, 8pm–12midnight. Closed on Fridays. $