Coffee Camp 612 is getting some attention for their unusual camping theme interior filled with live plants.
They have a good location overlooking the river at Ipoh Kinta Riverfront too. But is there anything to eat here? And what sort of beverages can you order here?
Find out in this post where we detail our experience at Coffee Camp 612!
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About Coffee Camp 612
At the time of writing, Coffee Camp 612 is still less than a year old. And already, this new café in Ipoh is creating some buzz on social media platforms.
The café is Muslim-friendly and family-friendly. There are chairs suitable for young children. But elders may find the low chairs and tables uncomfortable.
Currently, the menu doesn’t have any mains. There are just finger food options like cheesy wedges or popcorn chicken. By comparison, the drinks selection is much larger.
There is coffee, hojicha and matcha latte featuring Niko Neko. But Coffee Camp 612 has some signature drinks like their Osmanthus Latte as well.
We did not see any cakes or desserts on display at Coffee Camp 612. Perhaps, they might introduce these in the future.
Ease Of Parking At Coffee Camp 612
Evenings on Fridays and weekends will mean that all car parks in the vicinity are full.
At around 7:30pm on a Friday though, we still managed to find a car park close to Coffee Camp 612 after making 1 round around Kinta Riverfront.
We suspect that on other days of the week (with the exception of public holidays and school holidays), finding parking will be much easier.
Ambiance At Coffee Camp 612
Coffee Camp 612 looks just as nice as it does in photos. Although the indoor seating area is not as spacious as in real life.
There are seats directly in front of the café. And these don’t have any additional fans to stave off the heat and humidity of the outdoors.
But they have an almost immediate view of the river, trees, and a large lit sign that states “Kinta Riverfront”.
Inside Coffee Camp 612, the first thing that customers will see is the counter. And opposite, in the far-right corner are some small cages housing various reptiles.
These also include a blue-tongued skink and what we think is a corn snake. And while it’s not a reptile, they do have a tarantula too.
To the left of the counter is where all the seats are. These are camping chairs and camping tables set up for different group sizes. Larger plants, a real camping tent, and a bench fill up the back of the café.
There is air conditioning and live plants all around. It is quite cozy indeed if you don’t mind sitting in the camping chairs with their soft backs.
PS: If you like any of their plants or décor, you can buy these too.
Whether you choose to sit inside or outside, you will be able to hear the oldies music that they play outside.
Service At Coffee Camp 612
It doesn’t take long to get your drinks after making an order at Coffee Camp 612.
There is one young female staff who is very approachable and friendly. She makes it a point to make a connection with customers.
Note: Not so sure if this is the owner of the café as she seems pretty young.
In our case, she noticed we were looking at the reptiles, so she brought out the bearded dragon. And asked if we would like to hold him.
We did find some things unwelcoming and off-putting about Coffee Camp 612 though:
Before we even walked into the café, we noticed they had a sign outside that said only customers of the café could take photos outside. That seems a bit unnecessary.
Another thing that struck us as overprotective was their need to keep their Wi-Fi password a secret. When we asked for the Wi-Fi password, we have to give our phones over to the staff to key in the password for us.
Food At Coffee Camp 612
We did not order any food at Coffee Camp 612 since we just had dinner.
But we tried their signature drinks – the Lychee Rose drink and the Osmanthus Latte.
Both drinks are very prettily presented, and not too sweet in my opinion. The Lychee Rose drink has an equal balance of rose and lychee flavor (it looks like they blend real lychee fruit to make the drink).
You might think the coffee is a tad sweet if you generally prefer bitter coffee though.
Pricing At Coffee Camp 612
Looking at the prices of the drinks alone, it is not cheap. A matcha latte is already RM16 where it would be around RM13 to RM14 in other cafes in Ipoh.
Their signature drinks are not as expensive (<RM15) as other drinks they have on the menu.
If we have friends from out of town who have never seen this part of Ipoh before, we might consider bringing them to Coffee Camp 612.
Not just for the beautiful interior and chill environment, but for the fact that you can also walk along the river and enjoy some of the nighttime sights after dinner.