1. entrance to Vintage Café Ipoh

1. entrance to Vintage Café Ipoh

Pursuing this blog that takes me out of town frequently, it is rare that I get to sit down for a meal with the family. I always tell myself that I will arrange something but the days turn into months in the blink of an eye. So, before the year comes to a close, this is a promise that I must fulfil.

2. inside Vintage Café Ipoh

2. inside Vintage Café Ipoh

Therefore, while the rest of the world is enjoying the year-end holidays, this is a good time for me to arrange a family meal. My requirements were simple. I wasn’t merely looking for delicious food, after all I live in Ipoh and we are well known for our tasty fare, I also wanted a venue that would be memorable.

3. an old bicycle hangs on the wall

3. an old bicycle hangs on the wall

Vintage Café Ipoh came to mind. I’ve known about them since their opening in July 2016. Just never found the time or occasion to dine there. Today, I decided that, heck, we’d just brave the traffic congestion of Ipoh Old Town! What an excellent decision that was!

4. a similar bicycle model is displayed on the counter

4. a similar bicycle model is displayed on the counter

Vintage Café Ipoh is located in the heart of Ipoh Old Town. For this reason, the owners (Davin and Mac) decided to capture the essence of the neighbourhood in their café, hence its name “Vintage”.

5. some old posters decorate the corridor

5. some old posters decorate the corridor

Setting foot into the café, one would indeed be taken back to the 1940s, when the building was constructed. The owners had decided to keep the structure as original as possible, in order to maintain the theme and ambience.

6. time to order

6. time to order

 7. Chicken Bolognese

7. Chicken Bolognese

Vintage Café Ipoh serves an extensive Western fusion cuisine, fine tuned to suit local taste buds. Today being my first visit, I only requested for the chef’s signature dishes. We’d have plenty of time to explore the rest of the menu on other occasions.

8. Vintage-Style Fish & Chips

8. Vintage-Style Fish & Chips

9. Fried Chicken Waffle Sandwich

9. Fried Chicken Waffle Sandwich

Thus, the dishes you see here comes highly recommended by Chef Mac. We had four main courses: Chicken Bolognese, Vintage-Style Fish & Chips, Fried Chicken Waffle Sandwich, and Savoury Crêpe Wrap with Chicken Tender. I can’t say for sure which dish is better than the other, but do make Fried Chicken Waffle Sandwich and Savoury Crêpe Wrap your preference.

10. Savoury Crêpe Wrap with Chicken Tender

10. Savoury Crêpe Wrap with Chicken Tender

11. the four main courses + fresh orange juice

11. the four main courses + fresh orange juice

As for the desserts, they are made fresh daily in-house, so there is no doubt of buying cakes that have been on the shelf for a week. Again, we had four dessert items, just the right amount to appease my sweet tooth. I am drooling again just looking at my own photos. LOL

12. Boston Creme Crêpe Cake

12. Boston Creme Crêpe Cake

13. Vintage's Waffle-licious

13. Vintage’s Waffle-licious

If you want to save some brain juice figuring out what to eat, feel free to opt for the café’s popular Set Lunches, available from 11am to 3pm on weekdays, at a reasonable price of RM15.90++ per set and comes with a complimentary drink.

14. Chilled Lemon Cheese Cake

14. Chilled Lemon Cheese Cake

15. Pandan Chiffon Cake

15. Pandan Chiffon Cake

Vintage Café Ipoh is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 10pm (last call is at 9pm). Therefore, it is a suitable option for brunch, lunch, tea, dinner and supper. The café comfortably accommodates up to 30 pax, and is open for private function booking.

16. desserts

16. desserts

On the upper floor of the café is its guesthouse. Just like the café, it is a blend of the old and the new, to maintain its charm, yet to be practical for today’s modern living. It has two bedrooms: one King and one Queen.

17. guesthouse on the first floor

17. guesthouse on the first floor

18. bar area

18. bar area

Work on the attic is in progress at the moment, and when it is ready (tentatively before Chinese New Year 2018), it can cater to another six guests.

19. washroom

19. washroom

Check out my photos and let me know if you are looking forward to a meal/stay at Vintage Café & Guesthouse.

Vintage Café & Guesthouse
Add: 21, Jalan Market, 30000 Ipoh Old Town, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel: +605-2414955
Email: vintagecafeipoh@gmail.com
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