There’s something undeniably alluring about Ipoh’s White Coffee. That velvety texture, that hint of charcoal scent and that unforgettable flavor all contribute to Ipoh’s famed drink. There are a few places you could drink Ipoh White Coffee : Ah Chow, Chang Jian, Nam Chau, Nam Heong, Sun Yoong Loong and Xin Xiang Er Nong. You probably have your own absolute favorite place to go to it’s just got to be that particular kopitiam and no others will do. Continue reading
Z Bakery Cafe is located in Ipoh Old Town, producing fine cakes and breads to satiate the burgeoning demand for more cakes and coffee in the neighborhood. The cafe is spacious and some of the cakes have a Japanese accent to them. Continue reading
It’s a new year, new beginning and more new cafes to visit in Ipoh. Last year, when I wrote 34 Cafes to Visit in Ipoh, I thought that sounded like a big number for small town Ipoh and that number might reach a plateau soon. I was so wrong. In 2014 itself, at least 40 new cafes opened. You still get the boutique cafes and the crossover cafes. This time, there are also cafes that are not as boutique, but food is good and reasonably priced. You get a few cafes with unique food creations, but the cafe menu in general is still mostly predictable – the usual pasta, sandwiches and burgers. You are not going to get anything like “Provencal Four Seasons Salad” or “Croissant with Roquefort and Gorgonzala”, but just try asking for the signature dish and you might be pleasantly surprised. **2017 update** This post was written a few years ago, you should double check if the cafe is still in business before going to avoid disappointment.
The list is in three sections.
Section 1 : The latest 39 cafes that opened in 2014 Continue reading
新年新气象，也多了更多的新cafe可造访。 去年我写了34 Cafes to Visit in Ipoh, 我觉得34间咖啡屋对怡保来说似乎足够了，应该不会再开太多间了，结果却令人大跌眼镜的在2014年又开了最少40间。 2014年的cafe仍然是花样百出，精品，浪漫，DIY, 复古 等等； 应有尽有的同时，也多了许多回归简约， 少了铺张，价钱可爱点的cafe。 食物方面的变化不大，有几间cafe有亮眼的表现，不过大多数是猜得出的意大利面，汉堡，三明治之类的。 一眼望去如果不知道点什么的话，可以询问有没有招牌菜，通常会有意料不到的惊喜。
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
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