While the concept of “the older the better, the shabbier the better” has inspired many cafes in the old town of Ipoh and created a wave among Ipohans, STG Boutique Cafe has done just the opposite, refurbishing an old colonial building to its majestic former glory while infusing a contemporary charm. The results? Just as stunning. Continue reading
Friend’s Cafe is one of the earliest cafe that started out in Ipoh in 1999. The name sounds very 90’s as the famous American TV sitcom “Friends” always comes to mind when I pass by this cafe, but that’s pretty much the only thing 90’s about it because it’s actually contemporary with a full range of local and Western food. Continue reading
Green Hill Cafe serves a range of paninis, pastas and smoothies while bearing a healthy note in mind. It also serves one of the most value breakfast sets in town. Continue reading
Memoirs Cafe is filled with cartoon characters; not Anna and Elsa from Frozen, or the minions from Despicable Me, but old-schooled characters like Popeye, Ninja Turtles, the Thunder Cats and Doraemon. While typical pasta and sandwiches are served here, the dessert portfolio is more interesting with chocolate lollipop, ice cream bun and Haggen Dazs ice cream. Continue reading
Talking about low profile, Classix 253 Cafe located opposite the stadium in Ipoh has no sign board at all on its facade. The blue tents filled with people pretty much blocks everything else there is to it, but the more intriguing so I paid it a visit.
When a cafe has been around for almost 20 years, you know there’s something done right about the cafe; and Bacon Point is such a cafe located in Ipoh Garden East. Continue reading
PT Grande is an Italian Cafe with a focus on pasta and rissoto. The signature dish from PT Grande is the squid ink pasta (RM 23) which is noteworthy as the contrasting red prawns against a garlic-y black pasta taste as good as they look; it’s also not a common item on a cafe menu as you hardly see this dish in Ipoh.
The convivial Cafe de Flore serveing mouth-watering Hakka cuisine is spicing up Canning Garden’s neighborhood with its glittering lights. Not too much resemblance with the famed Cafe de Flore in Paris, but it’s a pretty name to turn heads in Ipoh. Continue reading
After trying a number of cafes in Ipoh, De Dine’s menu may not look any different from the usual chicken chop and spaghetti. But then, we did discover the unexpected hidden among the expected and that’s the beauty of cafe hopping. Continue reading
The vintage-inspired Purple Moon Valley (紫月坊) is a popular pastry house among Ipohans with its cakes, pastries and fondant cakes made to order. Continue reading