Ipoh White Coffee - 12 Popular Coffee Cafes and Roasteries

Apart from Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh in Malaysia extensively talks about the coffee culture of Malaysia. In the initial years of the last century, natives of Ipoh were not familiar with the bitterness of the traditional western-style coffee. So, they modified this coffee brewing method by introducing the apt amount of sugar and milk, which led to the birth of “White Coffee". Arabica, Robusta, and Liberica are some of the high-quality coffee beans used to brew coffee. Highly desired by the Malaysians, this white coffee has also earned the title of “must-try” drink from its tourists. 

Here are the top 16 cafes and roasteries in Ipoh:

1. Plan B 

A cup of cappuccino at Plan B coffee house in Ipoh
A non-expensive coffee cafe in the Old town of Ipoh, Plan B serves fine quality artisanal coffee. Since red bricks, steel, and stone are used to decorate the interior, Plan B gives an industrial vibe to its visitors. This cosy and casual cafe also serves light breakfast and lunch. Gastronomists can also choose to gobble down pastries, cakes, sandwiches, and pasta at this cafe. 
Location: No. 75, Jalan Panglima, 30000 Ipoh
Timings: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00AM - 10:00PM, Friday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 10:30PM

2. Nam Heong White Coffee

A cup of aromatic coffee

Nam Heong is a must-visit place to try the perfect cup of Ipoh’s Old town white coffee. While exploring Ipoh, sightseers can step into this coffee house and have some heavy local breakfast. Gastronomists can opt for a variety of pastries and cakes along with other food items at Nam Heong.

Location: 2, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh
Timings: Monday - Sunday - 7:00AM - 5:30PM


3. Sin Yoon Loong

A plate of Roasted pork served at Sin Yoon Loong at Ipoh

Standing strong for the past 80 years, Sin Yoon Loong has a good hold over white coffee in Ipoh. The coffee served here is accompanied by a highly inviting aroma and has a smooth and rich taste. Gluttons can also choose to consume soft-boiled eggs on toast, roast pork, wanton mee, and chee Cheong fan with curry. 

Location: 15A, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh
Timings: Monday - Sunday - 6:00AM - 2:30PM

4. Chang Jiang 

A cup of luscious coffee at Chang Jiang in Ipoh

This lovely Kopitiam housed inside a small bungalow serves a luscious and smooth white coffee which is topped with a film of foam for additional smoothness. Visitors can also choose to dine on noodle dishes with chicken feet, toast bread with kaya, minced meat noodles, and a variety of Chinese items at this coffee house. Coffee lovers can also purchase the 3-in-1 white coffee sachets available here. 

Location: 7, Jalan Windsor, 30250 Ipoh
Timings: Monday - Sunday - 8:00AM - 6:00PM

5. Lim Ko Pi

A cup of coffee featuring fantastic coffee art at Lim Ko Pi in Ipoh
Lim Ko Pi means “drink coffee” according to the Hokkien dialect. This quaint Kopitiam is quite renowned for its instagrammable white coffee which has a smooth texture, sweetish taste, and an inviting aroma. Customers visiting this Kopitiam can also order some highly recommendable and excellent dishes like curry noodles, soft-boiled egg and kaya toast, garlic fried rice, mee jawa, and ice kachang. 
Location: 10, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh
Timings: Tuesday - Sunday - 8:00AM - 5:30PM, Closed on: Mondays

6. Xin Xiang Er Nong

A cup of strong coffee

Xin Xiang Er Nong happily presents Ipoh white coffee which has the evaporated milk’s taste and a bit of sour brew. You can pair up this coffee with appetizers like Chap fun, kai see hor fun (Flat white rice noodles in a tasty prawn soup topped with spring onions and shredded chicken), and Curry mee (noodles and curry). 

Location: 75, Jalan Tokong, Taman Hoover, 31650 Ipoh
Timings: Monday - Sunday - 6:00AM - 3:00PM

7. Six Half Coffee

An indulging cup of black coffee
Six Half Coffee cafe in Ipoh ensures a cosy environment apart from serving high-grade food and coffee options. This cafe, which is a bit costly, serves an array of well-crafted coffee like Piccolo Latte, Double Ristretto, and Frambie Moccacino along with hogging options like desserts, cakes, and some western cuisines. Featuring a modern designed interior from the walls to its serving counter, this cafe is an elegant place to sip on a cup of coffee. 
Location: No. 5A, Pusat Perdagangan Canning 2, Pusat Perdagangan, Lorong Canning, 31400 Ipoh
Timings: Friday - Wednesday - 9:00AM - 6:30PM, Closed on: Thursday

8. Old Town White Coffee

A tempting cup of hot coffee at Old Town White Coffee in Ipoh

Another destination in Ipoh that is immensely popular for its white coffee is the Old Town White Coffee. This cafeteria not only energizes its coffee addicts with its white coffee but also provides Malaysian and Asian nosh for its food connoisseurs during lunch, brunch, and dinner hours. The relaxing seating options, free Wi-Fi, professional and attentive staff along wheelchair accessibility are factors that make a hit on both the tourists and the locals. 

Location: Jalan Greentown Suite 2 and 2A, Ipoh 30450
Timings: Monday - Sunday - 8:00PM - 12:00PM

9. Addon White Coffee Ipoh

A refreshing cup of coffee
One of the budding coffee shops in the Old town of Ipoh serving white coffee, Addon White Coffee also makes room for halal food and generally operates for a longer time than its competitors. Excellent and sizable grubs like Nasi Lemak, Nasi goreng, and Beef noodle soup along with a fabulous selection of coffee accompanied with a pleasing ambience captivate the gourmands. 
Location: 64, Jalan Raja Ekram, Kampung Jawa, 30450 Ipoh
Timings: Monday - Sunday - 10:00AM - 12:00AM 

10. Moon De Moon 

Cups of Black Coffee and Latte
Replete with customers even early morning, Moon De Moon is another place to swing by for that perfect and instagrammable cup of white coffee in Ipoh. This is an inexpensive coffee house where scrumptious local dishes are served which are equally popular amongst both the tourists and the natives. Diners can choose to feed themselves with Chee Cheong fun, Kai si hor fun, Curry mee which are the major food highlights of this eating venue. 
Location: 148, Hala Wah Keong, Taman Mirindi, 31400 Ipoh
Timings: Wednesday - Sunday - 7:00AM - 1:00PM, Closed on: Mondays and Tuesdays

11. Restoran Sin Lean Lee

Ice cold coffee

Restoran Sin Lean Lee is a plain Kopitiam serving an amazing and strong white coffee where coffee lovers can order for both hot or icy coffee. Golden char kuay teow, flat noodles fried with beansprouts, shrimp or cockles, and egg are some of the most preferred foodstuffs here at Restoran Sin Lean Lee. 

Location: 15, Jalan Panglima, 30000 Ipoh
Timings: Wednesday - Monday - 6:00AM - 2:00PM, Closed on: Tuesdays

12. Aneka Selera Restaurant Kam Wan

An energizing cup of warm coffee
At this eatery, excellent white coffee and local food accompanied with appetizing seafood are happily presented in front of its feasters. The white coffee served here is quite strong and has an adequate amount of milk which makes you ignore the bitterness of this coffee. Chee Cheong fun, Claypot chicken rice, and Popiah fall into the category of some of the strongly suggested grubs of this eatery. This place gets heavily crowded during the night hours. 
Location: Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh
Timings: Monday - Sunday - 1:30PM - 10:30PM
So, whenever you pop over to Ipoh make sure to step into any one or more of the above-listed cafes and roasteries. 

This post was published by Amisha Gondhalekar

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