Fancy sitting in a French café but in Ipoh? Chloe Co café is new in the highly competitive café scene in Ipoh. It opens for brunch at 11:30am and closes fairly late at around 10pm.
But what does this café have to offer compared to other cafes in the area. And how is their service, ambiance, and pricing?
Read on about our experience dining at Chloe Co!
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About Chloe Co
Chloe Co began its conception in late 2021. The pork-free café’s official opening date is today (20 Oct, 2022).
European pastries (e.g., croissants, Danish, Berliners, etc) line the menu and the display counter at the front of the café.
However, they also have some trendy fusion pastries like croffles and crowiches (which are croissant sandwiches basically). As well as a modest selection of pasta – many feature smoked duck.
The menu also consists of European desserts. But while the coffee menu is relatively small, they have a pleasing variety of non-caffeinated beverages.
Ease Of Parking At Chloe Co
At the other end of the same shophouse row as Chakori café and across from Happy 8 Retreat in Ipoh Old Town:
Chloe Co is not far from Concubine Lane and Kong Heng Square. And thus, parking is hard to find during lunch hour at any day of the week.
If you’re planning to drive here, try parking at the car park behind Ho Yan Hor Museum and walking over to Chloe Co instead.
Ambiance At Chloe Co
Aside from the vintage style revolving door which is something we have not seen yet in Ipoh:
Chloe Co stuns with its simple but spacious and well-lit interior.
Though seating is few despite the café taking up two shop lots, we could not help but notice that some of the furniture are high quality pieces.
One section of the café is where most of the seating is, while the other section is where you can make your orders and choose their ready-made pastries.
Groups can choose to sit in the lounge set ups or tables along the wall that separates the two sides of the cafe, and couples can take the seats by the window.
We like that there is soft bistro music playing in the background of Chloe Co and it’s easy to carry out conversation here.
Service At Chloe Co
Seeing that it was their opening day, it was quite busy with many curious walk-in customers (dine in and takeaway). The staff was eagerly overseen by who we can only assume is the boss who was present.
They have several counter and floor staff but are still looking to hire more as evident from their hiring signage outside.
If you order any pastries from the display counter, these will be served first together with your beverage of choice.
Other dishes like croffles, crowiches and pasta naturally take a bit longer to prepare.
Food At Chloe Co
We ordered the following items:
- Niko Neka Matcha Berliner
- Pain Au Chocolate Danish
- Butter Honey Croffle
- Smoked Duck Crowich
- Hot White Coffee
- Pomegranate Oolong Tea
On the whole, all of the pastry was crispy and nice.
The Berliner and croffle were a little sweet but not overly so. We will add that the matcha flavored Berliner is quite unusual in taste and very generous with cream. They do have many available flavors for these.
We found the pain au chocolate Danish a bit dry but it tasted fine and had great texture.
Beverages that we ordered are average.
Lastly, the smoked duck crowich was tasty and well balanced. But not remarkable.
In fact, nothing in our order was extraordinarily delicious or memorable although we have yet to try any of their mains or desserts (they have tarts, tiramisu, and canelés).
Pricing At Chloe Co
Mains like pasta and crowiches cost around RM20. They do have an all-day big breakfast set for RM30.
Croffles range from RM12 to RM25 and Berliners cost around RM7. Danish can be bought individually (RM9) or in a set of 4 (RM32).
Drinks cost around RM10 to RM15.
In general, the pricing at Chloe Co is fair and not uncommon for cafes in Ipoh. It’s best to bring a long a large group so you can sample all that they have without spending too much.
We really like the ambiance at Chloe Co and this is probably their strongest point.
This, along with decent pastries, an interesting European-themed menu, and reasonably priced beverages are reasons enough to bring along your friends and family for an afternoon tea session.
For dinner and lunch however, we reserve judgement until we have another chance to try their mains and desserts. Other Cafe Options In Ipoh.