JJ Cafe @ Ipoh, Malaysia

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Ipoh Malaysia

DSC_4557 JJ Cafe is a chic cafe adding to the ever-expanding cafe scene in Ipoh.    Before I even made it to the counter to order my food, I was already taken away by the tasteful use of clashing yet vibrant colors, that would totally have everyone’s adoration.  DSC_4580 Every corner has its own style in the cafe.  Sitting at a different spot within the cafe might make you feel that you are sitting in a different cafe all together, yet all the eclectic corners merge together to give you uniquely JJ Cafe.

DSC_4583 DSC_4529 This is the “homey” corner with the basket, the decorations, the books and the throws.

DSC_4559 DSC_4558This is the sweet corner with the sky blue wall, the flowers and the plush toys.

DSC_4586 This is the cafe’s ordering counter where I thought the brightly lit sign of “JJ Cafe” is chic and glam!

DSC_4589 DSC_4555 DSC_4528 The cafe may have different concepts within, rest assured that JJ Cafe brims with life and rainbows of colors where corners are filled with the owner’s personal touches like teddy bears, funky yellow piano, travel books and souvenirs from overseas.

DSC_4562  DSC_4531 Even the walls are cute too!

DSC_4591 My favorite part is the cafe’s tables and chairs.  This long table is actually made of a wooden plank (previously a door perhaps?) and steel piping.

DSC_4593 DSC_4594 DSC_4527 And I love these awesome leopard-print, zebra-print and dalmatian-dots cushy chairs! You might notice the dalmatian-dots chairs are piano chairs as they are adjustable according to the height of the person sitting on it.  I think I would have loved playing the piano much more if I had these cool chairs when I was younger!

DSC_4577 Cool chairs and tables are on the ceilings too!

DSC_4564 DSC_4581 Here is the cafe’s interior.

DSC_4526 Food-wise, the cafe serves simple food ordered at the counter with the items all under RM 15.

DSC_4537 Our salad was hearty though the dressing could do with a bit of taste adjustment to make it less sour.

DSC_4554 DSC_4553 My pulled pork bamboo charcoal burger was moist and savory. In fact, the pork was slightly too watery with juices trickling down as I worked my way through the burger.  Thought the burger would have been perfect if the pork had been cooked slightly longer to concentrate the juices which will also make the burger more aromatic.  No biggie, I still enjoyed the burger.  For those that have not tried bamboo charcoal bread, the bread doesn’t taste like charcoal or anything; it just tastes like normal bread but just more eye catching when it’s black!

DSC_4540 DSC_4543 The chicken stew was a bit peculiar because it was cooked with black vinegar.  Now the pork knuckles in black vinegar sauce is a common dish in Malaysia but I just haven’t really seen “chicken in black vinegar sauce”.  I suppose if you can do it with pork knuckle, there’s no reason you can’t do the same taste with chicken – just a matter of acquired taste.

DSC_4539 Gary’s coffee.

DSC_4571 DSC_4575 We chose a not-your-daily-cake as dessert – mille crepe cake with walnuts.  The smooth crepes were thin and layered delicately over one another with crunchy walnut bits and walnut cream in between.

DSC_4556 Here is more of JJ Cafe’s cake selection.

DSC_4596 DSC_4595 The cafe is located along Jalan Kampar, not too far away just across from The Store.  Check it out to enjoy a cozy meal on a lazy day:)

More Info JJ Cafe
Address:  Jalan Kampar, Housing Trust, 31250 Ipoh, Perak.
Opening Hours : Mon – Tues 10 am – 6pm.  Thu – Fri 10am – 6pm.  Sat – Sun 9 am – 7pm. Close on Wed.
Tel : 05 241 2972




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  3. Ivy Bishan


    I would like to enquire for a private close event at JJ Cafe on the 21st Feb 2015 (CNY day 3) from 3pm to 5:30pm.

    If you have any packages like hi-tea buffet, any other packages or minimum spending to have private event, please kindly let me know.

    Do let me know if there’s minimum or maximum no. of pax to book the place for private event.

    Your reply is very much appreciated.

    Thank you very much!

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