We’ve tried a few times to visit Growing Seed Café in Tanah Rata but it was closed on the days we went.
This is all about our first-time experience at Growing Seed Café and what you too can expect if you visit this café.
See what we ordered and how we feel about this place in general!
About Growing Seed Café
Growing Seed Café has been around for a while. They first opened back in late 2018.
And we think that their success has encouraged another café to open right next to them (Highlands Camp Café).
The Muslim-friendly café offers a wide menu that covers waffles with ice cream, homemade scones, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and chicken chop.
Their beverage menu is equally broad with some summer themed drinks available too.
There are also cakes of the day for sale beside the counter.
Ease Of Parking At Growing Seed Café
The café is at a recently developed area of Tanah Rata. There are modern apartments and shophouses here.
Not all are occupied yet. But there are some well known steamboat restaurants here. And local businesses like small grocery marts.
Despite how many parking lots there are here, finding parking can still be challenging on weekends and during public holidays.
Ambiance At Growing Seed Café
Growing Seed Café mixes bohemian and Scandinavian themes for their interior. There are fake and live plants decorating the ceiling and front of the café too.
Pops of peaches and pinks are present on the walls. The furniture combines a mix of different styles, but it doesn’t look or feel cluttered and messy.
Besides being at a corner lot, this café gets a lot of natural light in the afternoon. It feels bright and welcoming even on a gloomy afternoon.
If you want to enjoy coffee in quiet, this might not be the place though as it can get quite noisy when full.
But if you have earplugs with you, this is still a comfortable place to do some online work as there are wall plugs you can use for your laptops and other gadgets.
Their WiFi is free for guests to use too.
Service At Growing Seed Café
Other than ambiance, another great thing about this café is the service. The staff is very friendly and approachable. We saw one of them giving some customers advice on what to visit in Cameron Highlands.
Our egg salad croissant came much later than our other orders (scones, green tea latte and latte) but still within 20 minutes.
Note: The café was almost full house when we visited in the afternoon on a Thursday
Food At Growing Seed Café
Out of all that we ordered, the scones were the better choice. The texture is what you would expect scones to have. The scones don’t have a strong buttery taste though.
And the cream that comes with the scones is the kind you get from an aerosol can – just sweet without any milky taste.
We feel differently about the strawberry jam which is not too sweet and has delightful chunks of strawberries.
The iced green tea latte was disappointing – the matcha is of lower grade and the drink is mostly sweet. The latte we got was just decent and not outstanding or unique. At least it wasn’t too sweet.
It’s a mixed bag with the egg salad croissant which was mostly room temperature when we finally got it. The croissant didn’t feel like it was made on the same day. It was dry and no longer flaky.
We did like the taste of the egg salad and the side salad that came with the croissant. This had almond flakes, cranberries, and cherry tomatoes along with a tasty salad dressing (not plain mayonnaise).
Pricing At Growing Seed Café
The price range at Growing Seed Café is moderate and affordable. An iced matcha latte here is RM14. Where it would be RM16 in Kuala Lumpur and even Ipoh.
And we would say the ingredients they use is of fair quality. Portions are decent too. The scones come in two for RM9 which is a lot more value than the RM8 scone per piece pricing at Cado Café.
Growing Seed Café is a comfortable and attractive place to spend the afternoon after a busy morning of sightseeing.
But based on the food and drinks alone, we think there are better options (such as Cado Café).
See our other recommendations for cafes to visit in Cameron Highlands.