Chapter 6 Café is one of the newest hipster cafes in Ipoh. It’s a 20-minute drive from Ipoh Old Town too.
What’s unusual about this café is its location because this is an industrial area with no tourist attractions. Except for Perak Tong (Perak Cave Temple) which is 4 minutes’ drive away.
Is there anything else that sets this café apart from others in Ipoh? Find out in this post.
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About Chapter 6 Café
Chapter 6 Café first began in late 2020. They had their soft launch in early 2021. Specialty cakes are their pride and joy.
You can hop on their Facebook to see what their cake of the day is. They have many intriguing flavors (and beautiful designs). These are just a few of them:
- Lemon Dark Cherry Espresso Cake
- Strawberry Lychee Rose Vanilla Cake
- Lotus Biscoff Burnt Cheesecake
- Matcha Tiramisu
- Coconut Yam Genmaicha Cake
- Oat Snicker Burnt Cheesecake
- Lotus Biscoff Matcha Kitkat Burnt Cheesecake
- Niko Neko Matcha Earl Grey Burnt Cheesecake
- Mango Blueberry Chocolate Cake
Flourless cakes are available here too.
Ease Of Parking
If it’s a weekday and lunch hours, the working crowd will take up most of the nearby parking. It might be easier to find parking here on a weekend.
Rather than a weekday which is the opposite situation for many other cafes in Ipoh!
We went on a Thursday around 12:30pm and got a spot in front of the café. The café started to fill up fast at around 1pm.
Chapter 6 Café is unique in its design. The entrance is inconspicuous with a tiny cube-shaped signboard.
Most of the café is left raw with cement for the floors and walls, and exposed brickwork. It’s not a big shop lot but it feels spacious. Thanks to well-placed mirrors, transparent chairs, high ceilings, and minimal décor.
The highlight of the café is the main eating area with a lofted ceiling and large fiddle leaf tree in the middle. It’s bright and does not feel cramped even with a lack of windows.
With air-conditioning throughout the space, it is comfortable to dine here. They have a lot of tables and plenty of seating too.
But it does get noisy when the café is full.
There are two toilets at this café. Their sliding doors look like utility cabinets from the outside.
If there’s any aspect that Chapter 6 Café can improve on, it’s their service.
Food takes a while to come (more than 30 minutes after we ordered). Reserved tables take priority. Their food came a lot faster than ours.
By the way, Chapter 6 Cafe accepts food deliveries too.
The waiting staff are not exceptionally helpful but they are friendly. They greet customers as they walk in.
Note that this is just our experience, and it may vary for you:
Our waitress did not point out which order is which (if the orders look similar).
One waiter didn’t note down our table number when we ordered cake from the counter (outside our total bill). He brought it to the wrong table too. But he did bring us the right number of forks for dessert without us requesting so.
Their menu is extensive with Western mains like spaghetti, pita, naan, sourdough sandwiches, chicken chops, etc. This eatery is pork-free.
The drinks menu is wide too but there is no specialty coffee roasts. They do have signature drinks like coconut latte though. And they carry Niko Neko matcha and houjicha here.
In the end, this is what we got:
- 1 Mushroom soup
- 1 Soy sauce chicken chop with fries
- 1 spaghetti Bolognese with beef bacon
- 1 spaghetti Bolognese with smoked duck
- 1 coconut latte
- 1 coffee latte
- 1 slice of matcha tiramisu
We find the food tasty in general (they do use MSG). Portions run small and are not consistent (the two spaghettis look like each other but one had more noodles).
The mushroom soup is the homemade sort with a nice consistency. And while the cake tasted great, it was soggy at the bottom layer (soaked with coffee).
Coffee is average. We do like the coconut latte though.
Mains are cheap for Ipoh café standards. They are around RM20. Do expect portions to be smaller. And the ingredient quality to be average (we suspect that they use frozen chicken and fries).
Drinks can cost between RM10 to RM15 which is average. A slice of cake can cost RM17.
Our total came up to RM125 (group of 4) and one of us did not have a main. Two of us didn’t order drinks. They do have a self-serve water station at this café.
It is easy to spend between RM35 to RM40 per person dining here.
- Address: 757, Jln. Kuala Kangsar, Taman Tasek Jaya, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
- Locations: Google Maps
- Opening Hours: 10am–6pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
- Contact: +6011 – 13222705
Chapter 6 Café is not one of our favorite Ipoh cafes. Because it is out of the way and the mains and coffee are only average. But if you’re in this area, it’s one of the only hipster cafes around.
And this cafe is definitely Instagram-worthy. If we came here again, it would be to try their other cake flavors and their specialty drinks.