El Negra Distro & Studio @ Ipoh

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Ipoh Malaysia

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The El Negra Distro & Studio is a cafe that will make Ipoh night owls happy as it observes a different opening hours from standard cafe timing, closing at either 1 am or 12 am depending on which day of the week.  

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The cafe might be easy to miss because it’s on the first floor but I think the neon calligraphic chalk board will capture your attention, inviting you to go upstairs for a cuppa.

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The cafe is bright and spacious with a mixture of contemporary and DIY furnitures.  I love the huge windows which were surprisingly open, and I really mean open all the way so you don’t just see what’s happening down there through the windows, you also hear what is happening down there.

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It was a bit hot despite the air-con was on as the windows were open.  I like it that way because it gives you a semi-open-air environment, where you experience Ipoh in a different way – you are sitting upstairs, but it feels like you are sitting on a sidewalk and you can do a bit of people watching.  If you visit the cafe during rush hour like I did, you will literally feel the earth move under you feet as a result of loads of cars and lorries passing by.

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El Negra has really simple menu with only two choices – Roast Chicken (RM12) and Alfredo Beef Spaghetti (RM10).  I was kind of surprised but not really because I’ve seen a restaurant in Penang serving only one dish.

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The chicken was roasted long enough to tear apart easily, yet at the same time the chicken remained moist and juicy within and at only RM 12, it’s a colorful dish accompanied by a handful of nutritious vegetables.

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There were more dessert choices like creme caramel, bred & butter pudding, tiramisu and cupcakes.  The cheese cake (RM7) was lightly cheesy and lemony though I thought the base could be made of a more buttery and more solid cookie crumbs.

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Plenty of drinks on the menu to choose from.

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The cafe has its cute corners.

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I left the cafe at dusk, when nightfall began to slowly seep in.  Illuminated by soft lights, the cafe became much more demure and I think I look forward to my next visit to experience the cafe at night.

More Info on El Negra
El Negra Website
Address: 121 First Floor, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, 3000 Ipoh.
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs 4 pm – 12 am.  Fri 4 pm – 1am.
Sat 12pm – 1am.  Sun 12 pm – 12am.
Tel: 05 -241 2544

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  1. Elyn Cheng

    I had come to your shop twice but also no open! Today is Saturday, nw ady 4.30pm…… No open again!!!!!!!
    When is your business day and time?

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