Cafe Pronto in the Old Town area of Ipoh is pretty eye-catching with its Tiffany blue facade, aligned plants, wooden signboard and wooden fences. It’s located directly across from the Happy 8 Cafe – looks like competition among cafes in the old town area is getting steeper and steeper.
The interior is a continued usage of simple wooden blocks and the color of green. The “grass” on the ceiling is a nice touch to the otherwise plain ceiling. The cafe interior is not too fancy but if you need something undistracting, the earth-toned cafe is a comfortable place to dine.
The cafe has 2 sections. The non smoking section is a bit more up scaled with cushioned seats and leather chairs.
The casual smoking section.
While Cafe Pronto’s menu carries the expected cafe food – sandwiches, pasta, cakes, chicken chops, etc; it also carries more gourmet selections like angus beef sandwiches and even foie gras and lobsters.
I ordered chicken roll (RM 25), which essentially was cheese and ham wrapped in a piece of boneless chicken leg. The chicken had a lovely golden skin with sesame seeds sprinkled on top, and the ham added a hint of smokiness to the chicken. The tomato-based sauce was savory but it could have been reduced more for an enhanced flavor.
The chocolate indulgence cake (RM 8.90) was of course everything chocolate – from chocolate ganache, chocolate sponge cake and chocolate cream. I liked the chewy chocolate ganache which was the sweetest part of the cake and I enjoyed nibbling on this part of the cake bit by bit. But the overall cake was just ok for me – it was overwhelmingly sweet and I didn’t like the thick layers of cream too much.
So here is another cafe to add onto your cafe-hopping list in Ipoh! Enjoy!
More Info on Cafe Pronto
Address: 55 Jalan Market, 3000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Opening Hours : Daily 11.30 am – 4 pm, 6 pm – 10.3 pm.
Cafe Pronto Facebook Page
Tel: 05 241 3648