Perak drinking and nightlife

Cafe in Ipoh

Burps & Giggles

Ipoh's hipster hang-out par excellence is housed in an early 20th-century shophouse, adorned with mannequins, retro lamps and other regalia of yesteryear. It's a superb spot for iced tea, a nibble at the adjoining c…
Cafe in Taiping


Catering to hip, laptop-wielding locals, Double Tap has a warehouse aesthetic (bare brick, beamed ceiling) and serves Western-style coffee (at Western prices…a flat white for RM8). It’s a chic place to linger over h…
Pub in Cameron Highlands

Travellers Bar

Somewhere between a cosy pub and a wannabe cocktail bar is Travellers Bar. Propped up near Tanah Rata's main street, it's a beacon to hikers in need of cold beers and comfort food, and expats, backpackers and locals…
Coffee in Ipoh

Sin Yoon Loong

Allegedly the originator of Ipoh's famous white coffee, this hectic kedai kopi (coffee shop) pours an excellent brew (coffee from RM1.40) while food vendors contribute eats such as toast with half-boiled eggs and ch…
Cafe in Ipoh

Jié Cafe

In a neighbourhood that fills to bursting with lunchtime crowds, antique-styled Chinese cafe Jié stands out for its rich, sweet version of traditional white coffee. It's 1.5km south of Ipoh's new town.
Cafe in Cameron Highlands

Boh Café

The cafe at Boh Sungei Palas Tea Estate serves (you guessed it) Boh-brand brews: by the bag, loose-leaf or infused with lemongrass. While waiting for your tea leaves to steep, tuck into one of the impressive dessert…