Beyond its famous food such as beansprout chicken rice, kai see hor fun (shredded chicken rice noodles) and egg tarts, you can find plenty of cafes in the town of Ipoh! That said, check out the Top 10 Cafes in Ipoh 2021!
1) Just Say Cafe《西》
If you love salted egg dishes, you might want to check out Just Say Cafe at Jalan Lau Ek Ching in Kampung Jawa. Their Salted Egg Chicken Chop, in particular, comes highly recommended. But if salted egg is not your thing, they have other chicken chop dishes served with white sauce or teriyaki sauce. They also serve pasta varieties, namely Squid Ink Pasta with Prawn & Roe, Aglio Olio and Carbonara. Remember to make some room for their signature Belgian Waffle, notably Just Say — a waffle combo topped with vanilla gelato, almond, honey, berries and banana slices.
2) Aud’s by JJ Cafe
It’s like stepping into the past upon entering Aud’s By JJ Cafe, given its wonderfully nostalgic decor within the heritage building. Expect a cosy and laidback environment while their menu, particularly pork dishes, are must-try items. This includes their signature Spaghetti Pork Buddies and Tau Eu Bak Rice Bowl. The former consists of pasta served with siu yuk (roasted pork belly), chu yau char (crispy pork lard) and cili padi (bird’s eye chilli). As for the latter, their Tau Eu Bak Rice Bowl is a classic comfort dish of braised pork belly in soy sauce served with rice, bean curd and egg. They serve breakfast too, namely the petite-sized Ah Moi Breakfast and the tummy-filling Porkalicious Big Breakfast. Both dishes come with eggs, where you can have them poached, scrambled or sunny side up.
3) TWT Cafe Tea Warmer Treat
Operating since 2014, TWT Cafe specialises in western fusion food and of course, their signature tea varieties. Some of their dishes available include TWT Chicken Burger, Pork Bacon Mushroom Aglio and BBQ Iberico Pork Rib. You can enjoy it a la carte or add on the soup of the day, tea or coffee (hot/iced) to complete your meal. Choices are aplenty when comes to their tea selections, covering everything from Lavender Black Tea and Royal English Milk Tea to Osmanthus Oolong, Romantic Rose Black Tea and Soothing Chamomile.
4) Girlie’s Café
Girlie’s Cafe knows best when it comes to serving homemade cakes and pastries. They use only the finest ingredients available, with their burnt cheesecake happening to be their speciality. Served with a side of cream, you wouldn’t want to give this a miss. Don’t forget to try some of their croissant varieties too, where they offer different savoury fillings like scrambled eggs & mushrooms, cream cheese & tomato and the classic ham & cheese. Those who prefer their croissant sweet are in for a treat as well, with choices from Pain Au Chocolat to Raspberry and PB & J (peanut butter and jelly spread).
5) Jln Theatre Coffee
Here’s an Instagram-friendly spot located along the stretch of Jalan Theatre, with a predominantly white interior and minimalist decor dominated the cafe. They specialise primarily in micro-roasted coffees, offering the likes of hand brews (V60, Aeropress & Syphon) and signature flavoured lattes such as Yuri Matcha, Valrhona Dark Chocolate and Prana Chai.
6) Pâtisserie BoutiQue
Yet another cosy cafe located within the heritage building, Patisserie BoutiQue is particularly famous for its homemade pasta and pastries. Among their popular dishes include Mushrooms Aglio e Olio, Smoked Salmon Aglio e Olio and Smoked Duck Carbonara. As for the dessert, do try their burnt cheesecake served with cream on the side.
7) STG Ipoh Oldtown
STG, short for “Sabah Tea Garden” specialises in various natural-flavoured tea varieties ranging from its original Sabah Tea to others like ginger, apple flower, cinnamon and golden osmanthus. They also serve afternoon tea sets for 2 or 4 persons, available from 12 pm to 6 pm daily. The set includes both savoury and sweet tiers such as finger sandwiches, mixed salad, scones and mousse cake.
8) Purple Moon Lover
A bungalow-turned-cafe located at Canning Garden, with spacious Japanese-style interior and minimalist decor, makes Purple Moon Lover a must-visit among many cafe hoppers. They specialise mainly in cakes and pastries but you can also find main dishes like pastas, burgers, rice and other Western food.
9) Café 1961
Cafe 1961’s speciality lies in Western food, where you can expect various breakfast and brunch menu. For the former, each set comes with a waffle, honey syrup, grilled tomato, house salad and roasted potato. They have five different proteins to choose from, namely Sunny Bacon and Forest Mushroom & Eggs. When comes to mains, expect varieties like Black Pepper Grilled Chicken, Herb Marinated Lamb Shoulder and pasta dishes.
10) August Healing
Indulge in some of their homemade cakes and pastries at August Healing located at Jalan Theatre. Made fresh on a daily basis, you will find savoury and sweet varieties like egg croissants, breakfast quiches, cranberry scones and strawberry shortcakes. Do follow their social media pages to find out what’s available in their bakery cafe.
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.