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10 Must-Visit Breakfast Cafes In Ipoh, Malaysia

If you want to step away from Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh is an amazing Malaysian city for travellers to explore. Full of incredible history and delicious food, you’ll easily be able to get your fix of Malay cuisine during your visit. Ipoh breakfast cafes are among the best in the country and showcase the unique flavours that make Malaysian breakfast so special.

Not sure where to start? Here is our list of 10 must-visit breakfast cafes in Ipoh.

Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong

While this Ipoh breakfast spot may seem simple on the outside, it’s actually famous for being the birthplace of Ipoh white coffee! Operating since the 1950s, this Ipoh institution has made a name for itself for its friendly staff, delicious coffee and

Located in the heart of Ipoh, Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong is popular amongst tourists and locals alike, and there are sometimes lines going out the door.

If you choose to visit this popular café, don’t just try the coffee. The food on the menu is simple, tasty and filling, and the perfect way to start your day. While the menu is somewhat limited, everything is of excellent quality and will set you up for a long day of exploring.

Add dan zhi (soft boiled egg with toast) to your coffee for a traditional breakfast, or if you’re in the mood for something more decadent, the homemade caramel custard is deliciously sweet and highly addictive!

Location: 15A, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

Contact: +605-241 4601

Opening Hours: 6 am to 5:30 pm Monday – Saturday, 6 am to 1 pm Sunday

Nam Heong White Coffee

If you’ve become addicted to Ipoh white coffee, Nam Heong is another great breakfast spot to get your fix. Located across the road from Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong, this Ipoh breakfast establishment has been running for 60 years and is one of the locals’ favourite spots for a caffeine hit.

As well as the trademark coffee, Nam Heong serves outstanding Malay cuisine made from fresh local ingredients. The menu contains items like char kway teow (rice noodle stirfry), baked char siew pau (steamed pork buns), and the ever-popular egg tarts. These sweet, creamy tarts are the perfect accompaniment for white coffee, so make sure to try one on your visit!

Nam Heong has franchised in recent years, so you’ll find branches of this Ipoh breakfast spot in other Malaysian cities. However, as the owners will tell you – the original is the best!

Location: 2, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Contact: +6 012-588 8766

Opening Hours: 7 am to 5:30 pm

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Restoran New Hollywood

Breakfast in Ipoh doesn’t have to stick to the rules, and Restoran New Hollywood knows it! This Chinese-fusion breakfast café is well known for its hawker dishes that are sure to satisfy any time of day. The added bonus? The entire menu is halal!

Popular on the menu are local dishes like nasi lemak (a Malay rice dish), curry mee (spicy noodle soup), and chakoi (deep-fried pastries). Spicy, rich, and full of flavour, everything on the menu is delicious and will keep you going throughout the day.

If you don’t have time to visit, Restoran New Hollywood is also available to order on Foodpanda – experience the deliciousness from the comfort of your accommodation!

Keep in mind that Restoran New Hollywood is incredibly popular, and gets busy really fast – particularly on weekends. So to grab a table, make sure to arrive before 10 am.

Location: Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Contact: +6012-290 8887

Opening Hours: 7 am to 10 pm Tuesday to Sunday

Kedai Kopi Nam Chau

When looking for breakfast, Ipoh is home to some of Malaysia’s best old-school coffee shops. Kedi Kopi Nam Chau is just one of these establishments that keeps it to the basics for hungry patrons to get a quick bite to eat.

Kedi Kopi’s menu centres around classic Malaysian breakfast dishes, with a few Western-style foods thrown in for good measure. A local favourite is the dry curry noodles with a tangy, spicy marinade designed to satisfy, though everything on the menu is a winner.

If you feel like something lighter, the kaya-butter toast with soft-boiled eggs goes really well with the famous Ipoh white coffee. Other classics include sesame buns and iced cham (a delicious mix of tea and coffee).

Location: 54, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

Contact: +6014-900 9163

Opening Hours: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Thursday to Tuesday (closed on Wednesdays)

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Restaurant Moon De Moon

Restaurant Moon de Moon is something of an Ipoh breakfast institution, and for a good reason! If you walk past this café, there is always a long line of patrons waiting to get their hands on some of their famous dishes.

For this reason, it’s a good idea to get to Moon de Moon early to avoid the rush. However, even if you arrive at opening time, you may be waiting around 20 minutes for your food, so make sure to factor that into your day. On public holidays and weekends, it can take almost an hour for food to be ready – don’t come here if you’re in a rush!

The café is most well-known for its kai si hor fun (shredded chicken noodle soup), though other favourites include the hock chew (fish balls) and fu pei (fried bean curd skin). Wash it down with some Milo or iced cham for a perfect start to your day.

Location: 148, Hala Wah Keong, Taman Mirindi, 31400 Ipoh,Perak

Contact: +6012-516 0485

Opening Hours: 7 am to 1 pm Wednesday to Sunday

Kedai Kopi Keng Nam

You might have noticed that most Ipoh breakfast places serve dry curry noodles as part of their menu – Kedai Kopi Keng Nam is no exception! This café is only open for breakfast and brunch but is constantly inundated with customers no matter the day of the week.

One thing that needs to be said about Kedai Kopi Keng Nam is the service – while this café is trendy, it’s essential to arrive at the right time to avoid stressed-out staff.

Our picks on the menu include the dry curry noodles (of course), as well as the sweet yam cakes and pulut kaya (sticky rice with kaya). You can also get iced white coffee here, which is the perfect caffeine hit on a hot day. So eat in, or get your meal takeaway if you’re in a rush.

Location: 127, Jalan Raja Ekram, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh,Perak

Contact: +605-255 7328

Opening Hours: 6am to 11am

Restoran Chooi Yue Dim Sum

Dim sum is an excellent option if you want breakfast in Ipoh but don’t know exactly what you’re after. Restoran Chooi Yue Dim Sum gives diners the choice of picking dishes or eating something more substantial. The café’s culture is built around sharing, so make sure to visit with a friend so that you can try everything the menu has to offer!

Restoran Chooi Yue is one of the biggest cafés in Ipoh and is well-known for its affordable prices and delicious snacks. Try the salted egg tarts or custard buns for something sweet, or char siew yiew bao (pork buns) for something more substantial. Make sure to get in early, so that you can get a table inside out of the sun!

Location: 2, 4 & 6, Tingkat Taman Ipoh 12, Taman Ipoh Selatan, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Contact: +6016-534 5965

Opening Hours: 7 am to 2 pm (Closed on Thursdays)

Canning Dim Sum

Malaysia is an Islamic country, so it’s logical that there would be many halal-certified cafes around the place. Canning Dim Sum focuses on its delicious picking dishes, which are all pork-free, and this little café also has some fabulous options for vegetarians.

Located next to Restoran New Hollywood, Canning Dim Sum puts love and care into all of their dishes and has one of the best service records in Ipoh. The friendly staff will greet you at the door, and you’ll be treated to a dining experience like no other.

Some of the most popular dishes are the chee chong fun (vegetable rolls) and fried prawn rolls. Parking can be difficult because of the location, so make sure to get in early to avoid the rush!

Location: 1, Lebuh Cecil Rae, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

Contact: +6016-268 0535

Opening Hours: 7 am to 2:30 pm Thursday to Tuesday

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Aud’s by JJ Café

More based in Western cuisine, Aud’s by JJ is the perfect place for anyone who just feels like a hearty meal from home. Known for its eggs Benedict, this little café might not attract many visitors from its exterior, but don’t let the humble outside fool you into giving it a miss.

Aud’s has some of the most unique breakfast beverage options for thirsty patrons. Make sure to try the avocado smoothies for a thick, satisfying morning drink, or iced espresso for something with a little more kick! They also have some great burgers for anyone who wants a solid start to their day – keep an eye out for the pulled pork option.

Location: 97, Jalan Sultan Yusof, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

Contact: +605-246 1310

Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 6 pm

Girlie’s Café

For those with a sweet tooth, Girlie’s Café is the Ipoh breakfast café to get your sugar hit! Famous for its cakes and pastries, Girlie’s also has a pretty substantial lunch menu for patrons looking to quell hungry tummies.

Many of the sweets here are based on traditional French techniques and are flaky and delicious. Croissants of various flavours are available year-round and feature everything from fresh fruit to ham and chilli.

Girlie’s rotates their cake flavours depending on the seasonal availability of the fresh produce, and are unlike anything you’ve ever tried. Try the strawberry and mint cheesecake or watermelon jelly cakes for a uniquely Malaysian dessert experience. You can also pick up their dishes on Foodpanda if you don’t feel like leaving your accommodation that day – however, we recommend visiting this Ipoh breakfast institution!

Location: No 26, Jalan Market, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

Contact: +6014-321 1307

Opening Hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Friday, 2 pm to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday

No matter whether you want a sweet, savoury, or something-in-between breakfast, Ipoh has something to please all tastebuds. These are just some of the fantastic breakfast places that Ipoh has to offer – with surprises around every corner, you’ll no doubt find something delicious and unique for your visit! Except from food ipoh has some amazing attractions so don't miss out on visiting them.

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