Aud’s by JJ Cafe @ Ipoh
Eventually, dim sum is an all-time favourite breakfast/brunch option for tourists who visit Ipoh and the few established Dim Sum restaurants on the Dim Sum street are notorious for causing the congestion on weekends/public holidays at that area. After being a “typical tourist” for several times during our previous Ipoh trips, looked for parking lot and table sharing with strangers, we wanted a more “peaceful” breakfast for our recent trip.
Hipster and boutique cafes have began sprouting up at Ipoh for the past few years. They became the local hangout spots and tourist attractions, specially those with quirky and creative concept and interior which are pretty well hidden within façades of old buildings and alleys.
Along with Burps & Giggles, Patisserie Boutique and Buku Tiga Lima on Jalan Sultan Yussuf, Aud’s by JJ Cafe’s facade was not easily spotted from the road due to the drapery plants curtain, as well as the not so obvious signage on the glass panel. (What I saw was the ‘Kedai Gunting Rambut’ imprint which I believe this shop used to be a barber shop.)
It was a not-so-big space which maintained part of the rustic structure of the heritage building. Retro ornaments, framed pieces and tiny plants adorning the cafe.
Long Black (RM8.00) & Avo Regina – Avocado + Milk (RM15.00)
Coffee, teas, smoothies, fresh juices and beers are available in the drink menu.
Porkalicious Big Breakfast (RM25.00)
Obligatory order for hubby whenever we visit a cafe. The breakfast platter consisted of streaky bacon, sausage, luncheon ham slice, eggs, sauteed mushroom and potato, greens roasted cherry tomatoes, baked beans and croissant. The price certainly on par with KL’s standard, nothing much to pinpoint except the sausage, it was juicy and well flavoured.
Other item in the breakfast list were Ah Moi Breakfast (RM15.00), Classic Eggs Benedict (RM14.00), Elvis Toast (RM10.00 and Apple Peanut Butter Toast (RM10.00), served until 11.30am only.
Served with some chips and salad, the mixed grains bread sandwich was filled with tender shredded pork shoulder in Aud’s special sauce, melted cheese, lettuce, raw onion and sliced tomato. The flavour was decent, savoury with hint of sweet note. Nothing to shout about.
There are pastas, rice bowls, burgers, toasts, salads, soups and light bites in the menu as well.
Verdict: If you’re bored of the usual must-eat food such as Dim Sum, curry noodles, bean sprout chicken rice and etc at Ipoh, cafe hopping is a good alternative too!
Aud’s by JJ Cafe
97, Jalan Sultan Yussuf, 30000 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: +605-246 1310
Operating hours: Tues – Sun : 9.30am to 6.00pm, close on Monday