Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Ipoh

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What is the most important agenda while traveling as a Malaysian? Of course it’s the local food! Without further ado, we will be introducing you the best breakfast spots that are recommended even by the picky Ipoh locals.

1. Restoran Sin Yoon Loong

One of the many things Ipoh in famous for is its white coffee. Ipoh White Coffee is more like a brand name now than just white coffee from Ipoh. More specifically, Ipoh’s white coffee originated in Old Town and that too in this very little shop that has been around for decades now. Sin Yoon Loong is one of the oldest traditional Hainanese coffee shops in old town, Ipoh, Perak. It was opened in 1937 by Wong Poh Chew and his brother Wong Poh Ting. They served quality hot and cold beverages, toasts with kaya (a favourite Malaysian coconut jam), Chinese sponge cakes and other local delights.

Restoran Sin Yoon Loong

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Till today, Sin Yoon Loong is well known for their white coffee while they also serve breakfast dishes like roasted pork, chee cheong fun, fish ball noodles, kaya butter toast and more. Half boiled eggs on toast, kaya butter toast along with a cup of hot, white coffee in Sin Yoon Loong makes a perfect breakfast for the day, yet doesn’t make you feel sluggish.

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Sin Yoon Loong Coffee Shop
Adress: 15A, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Contact: 05-241 4601
Operating Hour: Everday 6am – 5:30pm

2. Restoran New Hollywood

Situated just a few minutes away from the Ipoh exit from Lebuhraya Utara Selatan, Canning Garden boasts one of the most famous breakfast spots in Ipoh. Restoran New Hollywood is located in the corner along Jalan Lee Swee Foh. There is an abundance of coffee shops and restaurants offering Chinese breakfast in Ipoh, but Restoran New Hollywood is a little different. As a country made of different races, most restaurants that serve Chinese food are not suitable for Muslims. New Hollywood Restaurant’s food choices are suitable for Muslims, as they carry the ‘Halal’ certificate and the taste of the food is not compromised as well.

Restoran New Hollywood

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The shop is open daily, but the weekends are especially packed so you will need to be there early or have the patience (and a good eye) for empty tables. Despite the wait, the food and choices that this shop offers will definitely be worth it. 

New Hollywood Restaurant serves a wide range of food like Char Kway Teow, Prawn Wantan Mee, Fishball noodles, Nasi Lemak, Lontong, Rojak, Curry Noodles, Yau Char Kway (Cakoi) and more. The Yau Char Kway (Cakoi) in New Hollywood Restaurant is always a hit among customers. The fried dough delight comes in different varieties with red bean paste, glutinous rice, with sesame seeds or just empty and is served with kaya (a Malaysian coconut jam). Whichever you decide to choose, it is certain that it will blow your mind away.

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Apart from the Yau Char Kway, New Hollywood Restaurant also is famous for its Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun, which is steam rice roll filled with different fillings (chicken, prawn etc.), served with seasoned soy sauce, chilli paste and generously topped with crispy, fried onions. It is sweet, soft with just a hint of spiciness from the chilli paste, and a nice crunch from the onions. Overall it’s truly an explosion of flavour and texture with every mouthful!

Restaurant New Hollywood
Adress: 38, Jalan Lee Swee Foh, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
Contact: 012-290 8887
Operating Hour: Everday 7am – 10pm

3. Sri Ananda Bhavan

Malaysia as a diverse country is filled with different cultures and traditions. Choice when it comes to food is always culturally diverse in Malaysia. If you have in mind to give your taste buds a change of flavour for breakfast, head over to Sri Ananda Bhavan in Ipoh, to enjoy an Indian breakfast with different spices and curry. 

Sri Ananda Bhavan is located in the heart of Little India, Ipoh. They are open throughout the day from breakfast till dinner. They are well known for their varieties of Thosai, Naan bread, Idli and Cow’s milk tea/coffee. Pair it with an assortment of different types of curries and chutney, Sri Ananda Bhavan is sure to have something for everyone! Parking might be an issue here if you come by during peak hours, so plan your visit and prepare to wait for a table. Be sure to also visit them in the evenings for a lovely cup of Masala Chai and Indian snacks as well!

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Sri Ananda Bhavan
Adress: 7, Persiaran Bandar Timah, 31650 Ipoh, Negeri,   Perak
Contact: 05-253 9798
Operating Hour: Everyday 7am – 11:30pm

4. Nam Heong Coffee Shop

Being one of the pioneers in making Ipoh White Coffee, Nam Heong Coffee Shop has been the favorite breakfast spots among food gourmet since many years ago.

Since it is a must-visit breakfast place, you might want to be there early to get yourself a sweet parking spot and table. Egg tarts, white coffee and dim sums are among the top choices for the restaurant-goers. Most of them will also bring back some egg tarts to enjoy its wonderful sweetness and crumbly skin. Besides these, many people also like the traditional breakfast such as kaya and butter toast. What a great start of the day by having breakfast like these!

Nam Heong Coffee Shop


Nam Heong Coffee Shop
Adress: 2, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh
Contact: 012-588 8766
Operating Hour: 6am – 5:30pm (Monday Closed)

5. Dai Shu Geok Big Tree Foot

We’ve been talking about coffee and kaya butter toast all this while. Trust us, Ipoh is more than that. No trip to Ipoh is ever complete without a visit to Big Tree Foot. This store got its name because it’s literally located at the foot of a huge tree.

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They serve a variety of different types of food, but they Yong Tau Foo here is exceptionally famous. They have a lot of varieties to choose from, and you’ll be doomed for choice. Vegetables stuffed with fish paste, fried fritters, turnip cakes and a lot more for you to pick. As much as you pile on to your plate, the total bill will be cheaper than you’d expect from other shops. You can choose your noodles and soup here to have with your meal too! Their Assam Laksa is also a favourite dish amongst locals here. Though Big Tree Foot opens slightly later compared to other shops, they are available for lunch as well.

Dai Shu Geok Big Tree Foot

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Big Tree Foot Dai Shu Geok Big Tree Foot
Adress: Jalan King, Off Jalan Pasir Pinji, 31650, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, 31650 Ipoh
Contact: 012-524 5408
Operating Hour: Everyday 8.30am – 5:30pm

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