Being one of the more popular states in Malaysia, Ipoh is known to house various heritage sites such as the Birch Clock Tower, and the Old Post Office. With its peculiar combination of colonial architecture and modern buildings, Ipoh gives off the unique feel as if you have been transported back in time. If you are a fan of adrenaline-pumping adventures, Ipoh offers various activities such as water rafting and caving as well. Oh, and of course, who could forget their diverse food culture? Besides their Chicken Rice, Ipoh is also well-known for its Ipoh White Coffee. Due to that, it wouldn’t be surprising that they would have an array of fantastic cafes as well.
So, we have decided to bring you along a tour to some of the best cafes in Ipoh!
Walking down the streets of Jalan Market Ipoh, you might spot a cafe illuminated in a light that grandly announces its’ presence. CHAKORI is unashamedly internet-famous for their Instagram-able cafe with neon lights, huge glass windows, and artistic designs as one of Ipoh’s most notable cafes. Any image taken at CHAKORI is guaranteed to make your Instagram feed stand out from your peers.
CHAKORI is also a mixture of the letters ‘tea’ and ‘ice’ in Japanese, tastefully including their speciality within their name. They serve various cold treats such as sorbet, gelato, ice cream waffles, ice kacang, and beverages! Their burnt cheesecake gelato is mind-blowing for being able to transform this solid dessert into gelato.
Address: 35，JALAN MARKET IPOH, 30000 Perak
Monday – 10:00am to 10:30pm
Wednesday – 10:00am to 10:30pm
Thursday – 10:00am to 10:30pm
Friday – 10:00am to 11:30pm
Saturday – 10:00am to 11:30pm
Sunday – 10:00am to 11:30pm
Contact Information: 011-1332 4118
2. TWT Café (Tea Warmer Treat)
Exuding an elegant feel, TWT café, has a calm, serene atmosphere with a white interior and sleek wooden chairs, making it the perfect destination for those looking for a place to relax. Being an all-rounder café, they serve everything from appetisers to desserts—specialising in Western food with a fusion of local flavours. Though their cuisines may be on the pricier end, their generously portioned beautifully plated dish makes it worth the extra expenditure.
Their beverages are another attraction of TWT Café, as they offer a wide selection of drinks, where some customer favourites include their Irish coffee and Matcha Latte. Besides the typical beverages, they also serve a variety of flower tea which is sure to make you let out a sigh of pleasure with a whiff of their fragrant tea.
Address: 30,Jalan Medan Ipoh 1D, Medan Ipoh Bistari, Bandar Baru Medan Ipoh, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
Monday – 11:00am to 9:00pm
Wednesday – 11:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday – 11:00am to 9:00pm
Friday – 11:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday – 11:00am to 9:30pm
Sunday – 11:00am to 9:00pm
Contact Information: 016-266 9207
3. Lim Ko Pi
When you think about food in Ipoh, you can never miss out on their hawker food. At Lim Ko Pi, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds as it serves local delights such as Curry Noodles, White Coffee, Cendol, and Nasi Lemak while also having the cosy Café vibe. Located along Jalan Sultan Iskandar, this café would be the perfect resting spot after a long walk at Concubine Lane. While the interior of this café is beautifully decorated, it also retains some of the nostalgic feels of a local coffee shop.
Due to its unique charms, a large crowd of locals and tourists flock to this cafe, making this cafe packed at most times. Some customer-favourite dishes in this café include their Curry Noodles and steamed toast. Praised for its thick texture and flavour, you can never go wrong with ordering their Curry Noodles. Pair that up with their “kao” coffee, and you will have the perfect lunch at Lim Ko Pi.
Address: 10, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Tuesday – 8:30am to 5:30pm
Wednesday – 8:30am to 5:30pm
Thursday – 8:30am to 5:30pm
Friday – 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday – 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday – 8:30am to 5:30pm
Contact Information: 05-253 2898
4. Petit Mary Patisserie French Cuisines
If you’re looking for a cute, homey ambience, Petit Mary Patisserie is where you should go. Having the outer appearance of a sophisticated white two-storey converted house, Petit Mary Patisserie takes homey to a literal sense. Once you step foot into the café, you will be invited by a beautifully decorated interior carrying a European flair and display cases full of cute desserts. It’s not often that you will find a café that is as pretty as this one, where you are sure to be snapping away on your camera.
Specialising in cakes, coffees, and pastries, Petit Mary Patisserie is the ideal stop for a mid-day break. With a wide selection of cakes and pastries, you will be spoilt for choice—a walk around the cage showing you the vast selection offered. If you’re no sure of what to get, you could always go for their signatures: Belgium chocolate cake and Mango cake.
Address: 83, Jln Langsat, Taman Teh Teng Seng, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
Monday – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Thursday – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Friday – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Contact Information: 05-547 2072
5. Aud’s By JJ Café
Located amidst the shop lots in Jalan Sultan Yusof is Aud’s Café. At first glance, it may look grungy from the outside, but don’t let this fool you into thinking that the interior is the same. Brightly lit with a beautiful wooden-themed interior design, Aud’s Café gives off a warm, welcoming feel. Boasting a menu full of tasty and affordable food, Aud’s Café is the ideal stop for lunch.
With a menu of Western cuisines with a local twist, some of their must-tries include Siew Yok Pasta and Pesto Marinated Pork Burger, which are sure to bring a smile to your face. If you are a coffee lover, this café will appeal to you too as they serve creamy, fragrant cups of them—one of their customer-acclaimed coffee being the IceCube coffee.
Address: 97, Jalan Sultan Yusof, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Tuesday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Contact Information: 05-246 1310
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