You might just miss this photogenic café in a single-story house at Canning Garden, Ipoh. It is one of many charming cafes in Ipoh.
And more importantly, they have a menu that will have you returning.
What do we like best about Être Patisserie in Ipoh? You can read about our experience here.
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About Être Patisserie
Born from a passion of baking, Être Patisserie came around at the beginning of 2020. The chef is Ipoh girl, Ann Lee who honed her skills in France under Le Cordon Blue Paris.
She has impressive working experience under Michelin star restaurants (e.g., Joel Robuchon) and an authentic Parisan bakery too (Pierre Hermé).
Être Patisserie’s main goal is to offer high quality desserts (they use imported butter too) in Ipoh without the use of lard, pork or preservatives.
Besides their full-sized cakes and delectable pastries, catering is another service that is available at Être Patisserie. For example, you can order mini tarts and croissants for events.
And depending on the festive season, there may be special hampers you can get from their shop too. Être Patisserie does have its own website with an online shop.
Ease Of Parking At Être Patisserie
There are only a handful of parking lots directly in front of Être Patisserie. On a weekday at around 3pm, it’s not difficult to get one of these precious lots.
We generally avoid breakfast and lunch hours in this residential area. Especially on weekends because many local tourists will come for the halal Chinese food over at Restoran New Holly Wood and Canning Dim Sum.
Alternative you can try to park at or around Canning Market. Do not try to skip on parking fees here as patrols by parking attendants are frequent.
Ambiance At Être Patisserie
A neat driveway and lawn of fake grass greet you first at Être Patisserie. Window seats at the front of the café have a nice view of the garden and get plenty of sunshine.
These window seats are particularly photogenic, in our opinion.
When you walk into the café, the first thing you should see is the handsome counter and display case with a line-up of delicate cakes and glossy pastries.
The back of the air-conditioned café has even more seats. But on weekends and public holidays, it is common for Être Patisserie to be full of customers.
Être Patisserie follows a clear theme of white, gold and marble. Their plating presentation is attractive too although sometimes impractical (i.e., small plate for the savory ham and cheese croissant).
Service At Être Patisserie
Even on a weekday, there are many staff present. We suspect there are even more inside the kitchen. We saw about 4 to 5 staff at the counter while we were there.
They are busy but still attentive to customers. One of them came to help us find more chairs for our group.
Serving times are average. Drinks do come first. And pastries are served warm and crispy.
Food At Être Patisserie
We tried smoked duck quiche, a ham and cheese croissant, their peach and pink guava cake, framboise, pain au chocolat and one kouign-amann.
To our surprise, all of these were very good. But the two that stuck out to us the most were the framboise and kouign-amann.
The framboise is rich in flavor (Tastes like cherry with chocolate), while the kouign-amann is more salty than sweet.
But we will add that the peach and pink guava cake is very unique and worth trying too. It has a delicate flavor and is just a little sweet.
Drinks at Être Patisserie are not bad. Our order included coffee, iced hojicha latte, and chamomile tea. But it was the food that stole the show for us.
Pricing At Être Patisserie
The pricing is average to high for a café in Ipoh. Drinks are around RM12. While the pastries and little cakes can cost between RM10 to RM25 each.
But Être Patisserie made a great impression on us. We find the ambiance and food quality to be in line with the pricing.
PS: We would not come here for the drinks though. These are just decent.
If the café is not too crowded, it’s a nice place to have a chat in the afternoon with friends. The seats are comfortable (much more than at another favorite of ours, Ferment Boulangerie which is a few doors down).
When there’s occasion, we will consider returning to Être Patisserie. The pastries and cakes (especially the framboise) here are some of the best we have tried in Ipoh.
We like that Être Patisserie is much more than its looks too. We have tried our fair share of cafes that only seem to offer an attractive environment (and at the same price range too).