A Jié Cafe 阿洁白咖啡茶坊 @ Ipoh
With high anticipation, we visited one of the must eat places at Ipoh – the original Pasir Pinji Big Tree Choong Kee Yong Tau Foo 忠记大树头炸料粉 for my favourite Sar Kok Liu (yambean fritter). We visited the other one right beside previously and being told that it was not the original shop ╮(╯_╰)╭ To my dismay, the used to be memorable delicacy was a huge letdown. The fritter was oily, bland and the filling was terribly starchy, I will not waste my “Ipoh food quota” here anymore!
After the disappointing lunch, we walked to car park and when we just about to leave that area, we spotted this corner shop which occupied by a cafe. Hubby need his coffee fix, so we went in.
The cafe was casual and comfy, I love the space was illuminated by ample of sunlight from the huge glass window. This place certainly exuded a very oriental sense with all the Chinese paintings and calligraphy, mix and match vintage rattan chairs, sofas and wooden furniture.
There were also impressive collection of antique Chinese tea pot sets, earthware, potteries, vintage rooster bowls and tiffin carriers.
The private room with a few tables was well decorated with colourful mural of Nanyang style heritage house facade.
The simple one page menu coffees, teas, simple snacks and a few staples.
Kong’s White Coffee (RM3.90)
Good aroma with satisfying sweet taste of caffeine.
Red Date Tea (RM3.90), Kaya & Butter Steamed Bread (RM2.90)
Verdict: Not many options for beverage and food but it’s a pleasant space (not as crowded as other famous coffee place and it’s air-conditioned ) to seek shelter for an hour or two.
A Jié Cafe
61, Persiaran Tokong, 31650 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: +6012-527 6771
Operating hours: 9.30am to 5.00pm, close on Monday