by Ili Aqilah
Located at Taman Cempaka, Food Station is slowly gaining the attention from the crowds especially from youth with their unique and one-of-a-kind mocktails menu. After only two months of opening, the cafe has received a warm welcome from Ipoh-foodies and they are keen on doing better.
The highlights of this cafe are the Chicken Parmigiana (Chicken Chop Keju Labah Labah) that uses fresh chicken at RM8, Pandan Chicken Roll (RM6), assorted pastas such as Alfredo, Aglio Olio and Bolognese all at RM7 and also several options of rice accompanied with side dishes for only RM6.
However, the main attractions of this humble cafe are the assorted mocktails and custom beverages served in beakers and cylinders. Be sure to order Sexy Beach (RM5) or Virgin Berry Daiquiri (RM7) or Orange Vital Probiotic (RM6) when you visit the cafe.
Want to reserve tables at Food Station? Instead of calling them, try downloading their app and do it there. Yes, Food Station is the first cafe in Ipoh to have their own app where customers can check out the menu, prices and also for making reservations. The head chef, Syed Aziz Syed Ahmad, 22, thanked the public for the positive feedback and response.
Another attraction about this cafe is customers can also head to the salon, House of Hair, located at the same place, run by Syed Aziz’s brother, Syed Azizan, known as Janny, 23, who has been in the hair business for five years. With impressive experiences working for various reality shows such as Akademi Fantasia, Juara Lagu, Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian (ABPBH) and the latest, Gegar Vaganza, customers of House of Hair are in for a treat! These young siblings are also part of Startup Futurist; a group of young entrepreneurs who are venturing in various business guided by a mentor who is not a stranger in the various industries.
Food Station Cafe Ipoh and House of Hair open every day from 2pm till 11pm. The cafe also donates 20% of their daily profit to feed the homeless around Ipoh. For more information on the cafe and salon, download their app; Food Station and House of Hair or check out their Facebook at Food Station Cafe Ipoh.