Burgers are probably the last thing in (most) locals’ mind when it comes to hunting for good food in Ipoh. Besides, they are better known for local delights ranging from white coffee to salt-baked chicken and kai si hor fun (shredded chicken with flat rice noodles). But that doesn’t mean good burgers are totally out of the question upon visiting Ipoh. You just have to know where to look and we have made it easier for you by listing down these selected 8 Patty-licious Burgers in Ipoh in alphabetical order.
1) 21 Grilled
Burgers are what they do best at 21 Grilled, notably their signature Monster Burger varieties. Available in either beef or chicken patty, the burger is suitable for sharing among 2-3 persons. You can find their outlets at Taman Cempaka and Gunung Rapat.
Address: (Taman Cempaka) 87, Regat Cempaka, Taman Cempaka, 31400 Ipoh, Perak / (Gunung Rapat) 1, Laluan Gunung Rapat 2, Gunung Rapat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak. | Opening Hours: Daily 11 am to 11 pm | Tel: 013-610 6687
2) Aud’s By JJ Cafe
From the creeper that blankets the shopfront to its rustic interior, Aud’s by JJ Cafe truly deserves a thumbs-up for its overall old-school charm. Then comes the menu, with their range of burgers including Classic Beef & Cheese and Teriyaki Grilled Chicken all made from scratch using homemade patties. Pork fans may want to try their signature Aud’s Pesto Pork Burger, which consists of marinated ground pork coated with pesto sauce and melted mozzarella.
Address: 97, Jalan Sultan Yussuf, 30000 Ipoh, Perak. | Opening Hours: Tues-Sun 9.30 am to 6 pm | Tel: 05-246 1310
3) Burger Cheese Ipoh
Sometimes good food can be found in an unlikely place. Such is the case for Burger Cheese Ipoh at Persiaran Kuala Kangsar 1. Look past their somewhat ordinary-looking stall as Burger Cheese Ipoh’s menu tells a different story altogether. Here, you can find premium varieties such as Black Angus Striploin and Tomahawk steaks — the kind of Western cuisine typically available in a more upscale restaurant. They also serve a variety of burgers with patties like grilled chicken, beef, lamb and soft shell crab. And if you don’t mind splurging more on a burger, you might want to try their signature Australian grain-fed ribeye BCI Steak Burger or Wagyu Steak Burger.
Address: 2, Persiaran Kuala Kangsar 1, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, 30010 Ipoh, Perak. | Opening Hours: Mon-Tues & Thurs-Sun 6 pm to 2 am | Tel: 014-550 0077
4) Burps & Giggles
The first thing about Burps & Giggles’ menu is how quirky they name each of their food. This can be evidently seen in their burger selection such as Jammy and Poulet. All the quirky names aside, they sure know a thing or two about making a juicy and tummy-filling burger. Take Jammy, for instance – what’s not to like when a burger is stacked with premium Angus beef patty, cheese, sliced onions and egg?
Address: 93 & 95, Jalan Sultan Yussuf, 30000 Ipoh, Perak. | Opening Hours: Wed-Fri 9 am to 5 pm & Sat-Sun 9 am to 9 pm | Tel: 05-246 1308
5) Cafe de Eight
This cosy cafe is no stranger to serving good coffee and mouthwatering desserts like Honeydew Melon Cake and Cempedak Burnt Cheesecake. But they are no slouch either when it comes to burgers, notably Cafe de Eight’s signature Cheesy Pork Burger. The ingredients? Here goes: deep-fried pork patty with cheese, pineapple and iceberg lettuce sandwiched between charcoal burger buns.
Address: 8, Jalan Koo Chong Kong, 30000 Ipoh, Perak. | Opening Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sun 12.30 pm to 10 pm | Tel: 05-241 2758
6) Eight Miles Burger Banjir
True to their name, you can have your burger “flooded” (burger banjir) for an additional price. That means you get to enjoy the likes of beef, chicken or venison burger doused with black pepper sauce. If you prefer your burger wet and messy, this is definitely for you. Best of all, their price is made affordable for every budget.
Address: Kampung Melayu, 31250 Tanjung Rambutan, Perak. | Opening Hours: Mon & Wed-Sun 6 pm to 1 pm | Tel: 017-511 7141/012-484 1384
7) Foods Project Cafe
Located at Sunway City, Foods Project Cafe specialises in both Western and Asian cuisines. Not surprisingly, their menu includes a delectable, albeit limited selection of burgers such as Fried Chicken Burger and Grilled Chicken Burger. They also offer the best of both worlds in the form of Crazy FP Burger — a juicy combination of deep-fried chicken and beef patties sandwiched together in one burger!
Address: 1, Jalan SCI 1/7, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak. | Opening Hours: Daily 5 pm to 12 am | Tel: 011-2150 5789
8) Spade’s Burger
This Penang-based burger joint has been around since 2013 and has now made its presence in Perak and Klang Valley. They use fluffy charcoal buns for their burgers while the patties such as beef and chicken are all handmade upon order. You can enjoy it on its own or pair with a side serving of your choices such as fries, mushroom wedges or fried bacon strips.
Address: 22, Persiaran Greentown 10, Greentown Business Centre, 30450 Ipoh, Perak. | Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 11.30 am to 9.30 pm & Fri-Sun 10.30 am to 10.30 pm