Ferment Boulangerie offers a variety of artisan bread. Sourdough bread is their specialty.
But what else is there to try at Ferment Boulangerie? Where is this café and is it hard to find parking here?
There are some other things you should know about this Ipoh café before you go. So read on to find out!
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About Ferment Boulangerie
Ferment Boulangerie is a new café in Ipoh. Their grand opening was in January 2022.
They use their own starters to make their sourdough bread. The process is natural leaving. And it takes the bread longer to ferment without commercial yeast. But the end result is tasty.
Their focaccia, baguettes, and loaves are all sourdough. They have flavored butter that you can buy in jars too:
- Truffle mushroom
- Caramelized onion
- Lemon and dill
Bread-proofing baskets, Trigona honey, and their in-house kombucha brews are for sale too. These are on the display shelves at the back of the café.
As for cakes, you can get these whole or in slices.
Ease Of Parking At Ferment Boulangerie
This new cafe in Ipoh is in Canning Garden, in an established neighborhood in Ipoh. The area sees high weekend traffic from locals and tourists alike.
Popular Muslim eateries, New Hollywood Restaurant, and Canning Dim Sum have large crowds.
As such, parking is a rarity. There are no paid or multi-story car parks here.
You can find parking around and inside Canning Garden Market. And in front and behind the single row of back-to-back shop houses. There is also street parking around the field next to the market.
Ferment Boulangerie itself only has ~4 parking lots in front of it.
- Address: 13, Lebuh Cecil Rae, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
- Location: Google Maps
- Opening Hours: 10am–6pm, Closed on Mondays
- Contact: +6 016 – 704 7405
Ambiance At Ferment Boulangerie
The exterior of Ferment Boulangerie is elegant owing to the large and bare lawn in front of the café. A few tables and chairs are outside the café. You can bring your pets here if you sit outside.
Customers walk into the café through a large wooden front door.
Inside the café are a few low tables and stools to the side of the counter. All the bread and cakes they have are on display on this counter.
The corner of the café has large windows. This section of the café feels more private than the rest of the café. And thus, very popular with customers.
Expect this café to be full on weekends and public holidays. Because Ferment Boulangerie does not have much floor area inside.
Note: They do have a waiting list right beside the front door. You can leave your name, group size, and phone number if you want them to call you when a table is available
We have to say that since most of the seats don’t have backs, they are not comfortable for sitting long. The tables are small and almost at the same height as the seats too.
But, the interior of the café is beautiful if you like industrial vibes. And the café has air conditioning.
Service At Ferment Boulangerie
The staff is polite, friendly, patient, and attentive. They do have quite a lot of staff (about 4 or 5) even though there are few seats in the café.
Basic English is one of their hiring requirements. And so, the staff do know English which helps with explaining items on the menu.
Ordering is at the counter. Our orders were not simple. Some drinks had oat milk, some had less sugar. But they got them right.
They will bring extra stools to you if they see that the table can’t accommodate your orders. Even so, we did end up dropping cutlery. And we heard the same thing happening at the tables next to us.
Food At Ferment Boulangerie
The menu doesn’t have any full meals like pasta or rice. Most of the menu consists of sourdough bread.
For cakes, have a look at what they have at the counter. The short berry shortcake seems popular. They have ondeh-ondeh cake too.
They don’t have many coffee variations that you can choose from.
We ordered the following at Ferment Boulangerie:
- Sourdough bread platter with extra flavored butter (caramelized onion and lemon and dill)
- A slice of carrot cake
- One hot matcha latte with half sugar
- One iced matcha latte with oat milk and half sugar
- One hot hojicha latte with oat milk
- Two hot white coffee
- Eggs on sourdough toast
All the above were good, especially the iced matcha latte and the sourdough bread platter. The bread is delicious on its own. Most of us preferred the lemon and dill flavor over the caramelized onion butter.
Of the cakes we got, the carrot cake was richer than the tiramisu (this has sponge cake layers).
The coffee has notable acidic notes which is not how we prefer our coffee.
Pricing At Ferment Boulangerie
Prices are above average for Ipoh café standards. A slice of cake is around RM15. Expect to pay RM30 per person for drinks and food.
We spent RM140 total on our order. Which is roughly RM28 per person.
The sourdough bread platter is worth getting, in our opinion. Both bread and butter portions are generous. If you don’t go for the flavored butter, it only costs RM14 per platter.
PS: But you should get the flavored butter anyways. They are nice.
The bread, cakes, and beverages (they use Niko-Neko matcha and hojicha) are of high quality. And they don’t stinge on expensive ingredients like cream cheese or butter.
We like this café for the bread and non-caffeinated beverages.
Although it is better to visit this place on a weekday rather than a weekend. The small space doesn’t have many seats and is noisy when full.
If you have pets, this is one of the few cafes in Ipoh that you can bring your pets to as well.
Note: Don’t bring elders here as the seats are not comfortable for them. The bread is too hard for elders to chew too.
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