5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

Ipoh is the new “in” place! The historic town has its share of quirky cafes, some of which brings Ipoh heritage and whimsical décor together. Great for caffeine and Instagram fixes! Here are 5 cafes you should visit.

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1. Burps and Giggles

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

Inside this old building in Ipoh is a charming cafe called Burps and Giggles, filled with knick knacks and amazing wall backdrops.

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

The cakes are just as gorgeous as the interiors!

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

The cafe taps into the childhood nostalgia of Malaysia, such as this iron window frame, along with whimsical elements.

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

Colorful and artistic murals breathe life into this Wonderland-like cafe. A bit like stepping into a dream, really!

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

The streets around here have also become a cultural scene in the city – definitely a must-visit in Ipoh!

 

Burps and Giggles
Address: 93-95, Jalan Sultan Yusuff, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Wednesday – Friday), 9.30am – 9.30pm (Saturday – Sunday); Closed on Monday and Tuesday

2. Ben & Lynette Maison Patisserie

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

This beautifully-refurbished colonial mansion is flourished with  elegant yet nostalgic touches.

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in IpohJust look at these tables. They are made from repurposed sewing machines!

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

The space inside is contemporary and cozy.

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

And the desserts look as good as they taste!

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

Ben & Lynette is a great place to chill and have your dose of coffee.

 

Ben & Lynette Maison Patisserie
Address: 42, Lorong Cheah Cheang Lim, 30350 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: 9am – 12.30am (Daily)

3. Lim Ko Pi 啉咖啡

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

Literally meaning ‘drink coffee’ and a play on the owner’s name, Lim Ko Pi is an old town coffee shop brought into today’s cafe scene.

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

One distinct decor you will notice is the multicolored Baba & Nyonya tiles, which makes for wonderful photography.

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

The cuisine served here are traditional Nanyang kopitiam delights, of course!

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

Bet you didn’t realise a kopitiam could be this fashionable.

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

Truly iconic Ipoh!

 

Lim Ko Pi 啉咖啡
Address:
10, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm; Closed on Mondays

4. Thumb’s Café

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

Thumb’s Cafe puts your typical Malay kampung home in the centre of Ipoh’s city.

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

In fact, the rustic look kind of brings back those ‘balik kampung’ memories.

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

Sewing machine, gramaphone, old portraits – the decor really is a blast to the past!

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

And just look at all the vintage wall pieces and framed up newspapers from bygone times.

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

For the most part, it is still a modern cafe with Malay and Western menus.

 

Thumb’s Cafe
Address:
133 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil, 30450 Ipoh
Opening Hours: 6pm – 1am; Closed on Mondays

5. Chang Jiang White Coffee Cafe

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in IpohChang Jiang White Coffee Cafe is a third-generation family business which specialises in white coffee and wantan mee.

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

Although the old way of roasting the coffee has been taken over by machinery, the family decided to run a cafe that would still serve its purpose while honoring this age old, coffee-making tradition.

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

It looks like a regular kopitiam, but with cute furniture and memorabilia.

5 Whimsical Heritage Cafes in Ipoh

You don’t leave Ipoh without having the famous white coffee. Here it even has that hipster twist. You get to pour it out into a jug to make iced coffee!

It’s the ultimate Ipoh heritage brought to into our modern world.

 

Chang Jiang White Coffee Cafe
Address:
 7, Jalan Windsor, 30250 Ipoh, Perak
Opening Hours: 6pm – 1am; Closed on Mondays

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