There's no reason a quaint, historical town like Ipoh shouldn't be on your top 10 states in Malaysia to explore. What was once a decaying mining town is now home to many modern landmarks and a booming urban scene.
In case you're on the hunt for the best desserts you can find in Ipoh, look no further. According to locals, here are their ultimate favorite spots:
1. Just Say Cafe "West"
Once you step into their territory, you'll be instantly amazed by their interior, and don't be surprised if you see (artificial) skulls anywhere. Aside from their signature desserts, their dirty coffee is a must-try!
Address: 20, Jalan Lau Ek Ching, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Operating hour: 12 PM - 9 PM (Thurs - Sun | 12 PM - 7 PM (Mon-Tue)
2. De Cafe & Rest House
Very few dessert spots in Ipoh can compete with De Cafe & Rest House, for their desserts are among the very best in Ipoh. We dare you not to try everything on their menu!
Address : 35, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Operating hour: 10 AM - 7 PM (Tue-Saturday) | 10 AM - 5 PM (Sun) | Close on Mondays
3. Jln Theatre Coffee
Don't ever walk away from this cafe without trying their matcha tiramisu!
Address: 76, Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Operating hour: o pens daily from 9 AM - 5 PM except on Mondays
4. Purple Moon Lover
Delicious, beautiful-looking desserts with a location that'd make any Instagram post look influencer-approved? Purple Moon Lover is simply iconic. Of course, their poop-shaped tart is not to be missed!
Address: 53, Jalan Lee Kwee Foh, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
Operating hour: 10 AM - 8 PM (Mon-Fri) | 10 AM - 9 PM (weekends)
5. Marketplace Waffle Bar & Cake
Their specialty? the wide variety of their waffles. Whether you're into the sweet or savoury side of the dessert spectrum, you'll find that you'll be spoilt for choice here. Our recommendation? Their decadent mango waffles. Don't skip it!
Address: 13, Jalan Market, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Operating hour: opens daily from 12 PM - 8 PM except on Tuesdays
6. Pâtisserie BoutiQue
If you're craving cakes and all things pastries, Pâtisserie BoutiQue will have your jaw-dropping on the floor at their generous display of indulgent desserts. Don't leave Ipoh without trying their cakes, it's simply a crime!
Address: 103, Jalan Sultan Yusof, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Operating hour: opens daily from 11 AM - 6 PM except on Wednesdays
7. Petit Mary Patisserie
There's not much we can say about Petit Mary Patisserie except that going to this cafe will never turn your expectations into disappointment. If you're already intrigued by the looks of their desserts, you'll be pleased to know that they taste even better than they look.
Address: 83, Jln Langsat, Taman Teh Teng Seng, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
Operating hour: opens daily from 9 AM - 8 PM
Any other places you'd recommend in Ipoh? Drop the suggestions on our comment section!