Best Scones In Cameron Highlands

There’s nothing like having scones in the Cameron Highlands while enjoying tea from locally sourced leaves, but where should you go to get the best scones in the area?

Many strawberry farms tend to serve scones that you can eat with your freshly-plucked strawberries. There are also some fancy places with a European ambiance to get scones!

Worry not, we’ve sourced some of the best cafes for scones in the Cameron Highlands, so you’ll know just where to get them!

7 Top Places for Scones in Cameron Highlands

1. The Lord’s Café

For yummy scones and apple pies at reasonable prices, The Lord’s Café has you covered.

Scones And Tea For Breakfast At The Lord’s Café, Cameron Highlands
Scones And Tea For Breakfast At The Lord’s Café, Cameron Highlands – Photo credits to @travelswithsun

Located above a Marrybrown restaurant, their delicious scones are a cheap RM2.80 apiece and are served with delectable cream and strawberry jam that’s worth trying.

With a homely ambiance and a cozy, nostalgic interior, The Lord’s Café is a great place to chill while sipping a refreshing cup of tea.

Interior Of The Lord’s Café At Cameron Highlands
Interior Of The Lord’s Café At Cameron Highlands – Photo credits to @travelswithsun

It is a popular spot, however, so head on earlier to avoid crowding and get the scones while they last!

2. BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre

If you like your scones with a premium cup of tea and a view, the BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre at the top of the BOH plantation hill is sure to provide.

Have Scones At BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre
Have Scones At BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre – Photo credits to Zalikha Ishak (Google Maps)

Note: Be prepared to walk up a load of stairs, and do bring a jacket for the chilly weather.

Apart from their signature tea, this contemporary tea house also has a selection of cakes and pastries, with their scones being a popular (but pricey) choice.

While the jam served with it is just okay, it’s still comparable to what you’d find at a hotel breakfast.

Be ready for a huge crowd (and road congestion) while you are there though, as plenty of people visit for the scenic sunrise and great tea!

And if you’re interested in tea plantations, our travel guide on tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands should prove useful!

3. Jim Thompson Tea Room @ Cameron Highlands Resort

Situated at the Cameron Highlands Resort, the Jim Thompson Tea Room has a stylized English aesthetic, offering plenty of great picture opportunities!

Afternoon Tea Set At Jim Thompson Tea Room @ Cameron Highlands Resort
Afternoon Tea Set At Jim Thompson Tea Room @ Cameron Highlands Resort – Photo credits to sona_eva_lee (Instagram)

While the service is impeccable and the overall atmosphere great, the pricey RM150 for 2 high-tea sets doesn’t quite live up to its price point.

Although the clotted cream has some nice hints of vanilla, the scones taste average. So the overall hype when it came to the food and drinks is a bit of a let-down if you’re expecting more.

Scones And Strawberry Jam At Jim Thompson Tea Room @ Cameron Highlands Resort
Scones And Strawberry Jam At Jim Thompson Tea Room @ Cameron Highlands Resort – Photo credits to tsubasa_crypto (Instagram)

However, we still recommend that you give this high-class tea room a shot at least once as the scones are enjoyable in such a lovely ambiance – the well-decorated tearoom is a delight to be in!

4. Cameron Valley Tea House

Cameron Valley Tea House has 2 branches both located in Tanah Rata and at each location, you’ll be able to enjoy a gorgeous view of the surrounding tea plantation.

Tea Set With Scones At Cameron Valley Tea House
Tea Set With Scones At Cameron Valley Tea House – Photo credits to capturedbyis15 (Instagram)

Plus points are the paid buggy services that can take visitors up and down the hill, alongside the breath-taking waterfall that’s down the path from the plantation (at Cameron Valley Tea House 1).

As for the scones themselves, they’re exceptionally delicious and served alongside jam & cream, all at a reasonable price.

Their other pastries are also a treat, and we’d highly recommend cardamom tea for the tea lovers out there!

Note: It gets pretty packed around brunch, with parking spaces being limited around that time.

5. Barracks Café

As you stand at the entrance of Barracks Café, the name becomes quite apparent with the military-themed clothes the staff have on!

Fresh Scones At Barracks Café, Cameron Highlands
Fresh Scones At Barracks Café, Cameron Highlands – Photo credits to foodieonabittenapple (Instagram)

Name aside, the café is a plant lovers delight, with greenery shrouding every corner of the outside garden.

While you can choose to sit indoors or outdoors, try and opt for an outside seat as the inside is quite dull.

As for the food,  the prices are great and their scones are delectable, served alongside delicious jam that has just the right hints of tartness.

6. Amsterdam Café

Compared to the rest of the cafes and restaurants on this list, Amsterdam Café is your run-of-the-mill café with a down-to-earth take when it comes to its interior design.

It’s a good rest stop to get a hearty meal and to try some delicious scones served with butter, jam, and cream.

Although the butter and jam you get are not exceptional – being your standard store-bought fare.

Feel free to head on over earlier if you’d like to get the freshest scones, and note that parking here may be difficult during peak season due to the cafe’s close proximity to other shops.

7. The Smokehouse Hotel & Restaurant By The Golf Course Cameron Highlands

Both a restaurant and a hotel, The Smokehouse Hotel & Restaurant is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in Cameron Highlands.

The Smokehouse Hotel & Restaurant By The Golf Course Cameron Highlands
The Smokehouse Hotel & Restaurant By The Golf Course Cameron Highlands – Photo credits to @travelswithsun

The ambiance is reminiscent of an old English village, with exposed brick buildings, a charming garden, and large cobblestones giving off a vintage aesthetic.

While they might be expensive, the scones are worth it, with an amazing taste and texture, alongside plentiful servings of cream and strawberry jam.

Scones In A British Like Setting At The Smokehouse Hotel & Restaurant, Cameron Highlands
Scones In A British Like Setting At The Smokehouse Hotel & Restaurant, Cameron Highlands – Photo credits to melissaleong01 (Instagram)

If you do plan on staying the night, keep in mind it could get a little loud during breakfast or brunch.

Conclusion

While all of the choices of scones listed above are popular, the taste can be subjective, so do make time to try out a couple of places to find your favorite scone spot.

If you’d like, check in with the cafes/restaurants first to see if you can book a reservation, allowing you to skip past those daunting queue lines!

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