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Vintage Cafe

Vintage Cafe IpohCosy, comfortable and right in the heart of the tourist belt of Old Town. This is Vintage Cafe, a relatively new kid on the block (two years old), offering fusion fare that can hold its own with the ‘big’ boys.

Why Vintage Cafe? Because it is right in the middle of all the heritage restorations that the area boasts and for that reason, the cafe is decorated with interesting ‘vintage’ knick knacks meant to create an ambiance of old world charm. Setting foot into the cafe, one would indeed be taken back to the 1940s, when the building was constructed.

The menu is eclectic ranging from homemade waffles to crepe cakes to thin crust pizzas and mains of lamb, chicken and fish. Sounds ordinary enough but in the hands of Chef Mac, some of these dishes really sizzle. Like the Fried Chicken Waffle Sandwich, crispy crackling fried chicken tenders sandwiched between two slices of homemade waffle, with crisp lettuce, pickles, mayo and cheddar cheese. What’s not to like….other than getting your hands greasy, and a mouth big enough to take bites – RM22.

Vintage Cafe Ipoh

Vintage Cafe Ipoh

I love their Spicy Lamb Pizza, crispy thin crust topped with Chef’s special spicy lamb tomato sauce, red onions, rocket leaves, mozzarella and parmesan. Every mouthful a pleasure – RM28.

Their set lunches are great value at RM15.90++ served from 11am to 3pm and comes with a free drink.

Vintage Cafe Ipoh

And if you are looking for a classic slice of cake, try their very own Neapolitan Crepe cake, delicate layers of crepe slathered with a changing range of cream fillings. Sweet heaven in a mouthful. They also have an Omakase menu with an advanced booking only.

Finally sip Siphon coffee and enjoy their signature Key Lime Parfait, the base made of graham cracker, the middle is Key Lime filling topped with blueberries and cream.

Vintage Café & Guesthouse
21 Jalan Market (Old Town), 30000 Ipoh.
Tel: 05 241 4955
Business hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 10pm (last call is at 9pm).
Open for private function booking accommodating maximum 30.
Facebook: Vintage Café & Guesthouse

Vintage’s exclusive Omakase (I’ll leave it up to you) menu on an advanced booking only.

Vintage Cafe Ipoh

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See Foon

SeeFoon Chan-Koppen has been writing a food column called Musings on Food in the Ipoh Echo since 2009. It is widely read both in print as well as online which receives more than 1 million hits a month. Her forte is in communications, having honed her skills after graduating from the University of Singapore where she worked for the Straits Times Group and was a food critic for the New Nation. Her knowledge of food and cooking come from more than 30 years in the hotel industry based in Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and subsequently Kuala Lumpur. During this time, she has travelled all over the world and eaten at the best and worst restaurants. She is totally intimate with the subtleties and nuances of most cuisines of the world having been involved in opening over 50 hotels throughout the Asia/Pacific region and China where she helped to conceptualize Food and Beverage themes and critiqued on food quality. SeeFoon calls herself a global citizen and now chooses the serenity and friendliness of Ipoh to the bright lights of the many cities she has lived in. She also loves the food in Ipoh and is passionate about telling the world about it.

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