Cafe de Eight @ Ipoh Old Town, Malaysia

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Ipoh Malaysia Perak

Cafe de Eight is located in a small lane in Ipoh old town that exudes a poetic atmosphere.   Its Chinese name is literary too – 8 号咖啡洞 – which translates to “Coffee Cave No. 8”, definitely a name from someone who reads too many books or watch too many movies.  Cafe de Eight is discreet with a tiny little sign and you might even miss is as it is hidden among wholesale stores.  
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Besides the “old and chic” motif which is seriously a tad overused by now, Cafe de Eight has added in its own character with books and movie-inspired items and murals.  I think I am probably from the same era as the owner as I am familiar with some of the Chinese books on the shelf- with a mix of romance, thriller and history.

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The movie stuff is kind of from my time too. Pulp Fiction painting, posters of Before Sunrise, and Forrest Gump ring a bell ! Only that the Forrest Gump here seems a bit confused about what coffee to drink instead of what to do about his future.

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The collage made of 365 pieces of pockets of various colors is the center of attraction.  Each pocket is a particular date (indicated by dates on the x axis and months on the y axis), you drop a piece of postcard in a pocket and that postcard will get sent to the desired address on the desired date in the future.

I like the idea – a nostalgic cafe with a futuristic approach.

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Postcards can be purchased from the counter.

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Cafe de Eight serves some pretty affordable meals with pastas and burgers from RM 12 – Rm 14, sandwiches from RM 5- 8 and drinks from RM 4 – 12).  I just hope they won’t increase price later on.

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I was glad I ordered the pork burger as it was fantastic (RM 14) ! I was expecting either pork patty or pork fillet in the burger – well it was a big chunk of deep-fried pork patty with a crispy crust, all moist and juicy inside, sandwiched with cheese, pineapple and lettuce.

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The burger is easily one of the best in town with its secret weapon -crunchy deep fried pork lard.  Definitely will return for the burger.

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Non-alcoholic mojito was a good choice with the burger – most likely in the combination of lemon juice, sprite and crushed mint leaves.

Enjoy more photos below 🙂

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More Info
Non – Halal
Cafe de Eight Facebook
Address : No 8., Jalan Koo Chong Kong, Ipoh, Perak.
Tel : +605 241 2758
Opening Hours : Mon – Wed, Fri 10 am – 7 pm (closed on Thursdays), Sat- Sun 8.30 am – 6pm.

 

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    1. KJ @ alwaystravelicious.com Post author

      Oh yes. That’s totally what I mean …. typo error ~~ thanks for pointing that out !

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