Cafes In Taiping

Does Taiping have trendy cafes? You might not think of Taiping as a foodie haven but don’t sidestep this blossoming yet quaint town that is becoming a close rival to its sibling, Ipoh.

Located a short 1-hour drive from the Ipoh, Taiping’s laidback charms complement its growing café scene.

From artisanal cakes, and gourmet brews to delectable desserts, check out this list of 11 best cafes in Taiping to perk up your day!

11 Best Cafes In Taiping

1. Yinn’s Patisserie

Flaunting a distinct Peranakan interior mixed with contemporary kitchenware, Yinn’s Patisserie is a seamless blend of old-world charm and new-age elegance.

The Counter At Yinn's Patisserie
The Counter At Yinn’s Patisserie – Photo by Travelswithsun

Delectable 4-inch cakes with seasonal designs are crowd favorites here. As for beverages, the rose-flavored latte is a top hit for its robust aroma.

Inside Yinn's Patisserie
Inside Yinn’s Patisserie – Photo by Travelswithsun
Comfortable Dining Environment Of Yinns Patisserie, Taiping
Comfortable Dining Environment Of Yinns Patisserie, Taiping – Photo credits to lynyee (Instagram)

If you’re scouting for dainty gift sets, their giant cream puffs make an excellent choice, with classic flavors like chocolate and strawberry, to more unique tastes such as Rose Lychee, Oreo, and Lotus Biscoff.

Fish And Chips And Chicken Chop At Yinn's Patisserie In Taiping
Fish And Chips And Chicken Chop At Yinn’s Patisserie In Taiping – Photo by Travelswithsun

Another pastry choice here is the mushroom sourdough toast that has a distinct umami taste making it simply irresistible. Though mains like the fish and chips and chicken chop are not to bad if you want something more sustaining.

Prices are mid-range and the ambiance is flawless, although some areas of the space are a little stuffy.

On non-peak days, it makes a great hangout for relaxed conversations.

2. DoubleTap Café

Seating Arrangements In DoubleTap Cafe
Seating Arrangements In DoubleTap Cafe – Photo credits to doubletaptaiping (Instagram)

Featuring delicious café food, aromatic gourmet coffee, and gorgeous latte art, DoubleTap Café is a close contender to Yinn’s Patisserie.

Pretty plating features in everything on the menu, from pasta, sandwiches, rice dishes, breakfast sets, and more.

Coffee And Cake At DoubleTap Cafe
Coffee And Cake At DoubleTap Cafe – Photo credits to doubletaptaiping (Instagram)

Among their wide selection of café food, the black pepper chicken chop is perhaps one of the best in Taiping.

However, service during peak hours has the tendency to slow down to a crawl.

3. Triple Shot Bed & Coffee

Another great Taiping cafe to chill with family and friends, the Triple Shot Bed and Coffee serves delicious coffees made-to-order.

Interior Of Triple Shot Bed & Coffee
Interior Of Triple Shot Bed & Coffee – Photo credits to triple.shot.bed.coffee (Instagram)

This hipster, chic café takes pride in serving full-bodied brews and artisanal matcha beverages alongside all-day breakfast sets and mouthwatering cakes.

Spaghetti At Triple Shot Bed And Coffee
Spaghetti At Triple Shot Bed And Coffee – Photo credits to hou_hungry (Instagram)

Sprawled across ample space, the soft lighting exudes a cozy vibe that certainly invites you to stay awhile longer than you planned!

4. La Promise Bakery & Café

Serving a plethora of tasty cakés and fusion food at affordable pricing, this café delivers tasty delights from morning tonight.

La Promise Bakery & Café At Taiping
La Promise Bakery & Café At Taiping – Photo credits to lapromise_cafe (Instagram)

A cake display chiller takes center stage as you walk into this minimalist café, showing off a hallmark of delicious homemade cakes.

Coffee Cheese Cake At La Promise Bakery & Café, Taiping
Coffee Cheese Cake At La Promise Bakery & Café, Taiping – Photo credits to justine8337 (Instagram)

Take your pick from 16 flavors as your base of choice, and let the experts customize the design to your whim and fancy.

What’s more, customer service is impeccable, and the staff is extremely attentive.

Boosted by a sparkling clean environment that’s super comfy, this cake specialist’s growing popularity is a testament to its gourmet prowess.

5. Monday Brew Café

Bar Seating At Monday Brew Cafe, Taiping
Bar Seating At Monday Brew Cafe, Taiping – Photo credits to alifhmd (Instagram)

Decently good Korean staples like Japchae, Kimchi Spaghetti, Korean Chicken, and rabokki are served here, alongside sandwiches, pasta, and cakes.

After your meal, wash down the authentic Gangnam delicacies with a refreshing boba milk tea, which is another crowd puller.

Ice Cream With Boba Pearls And Waffles At Monday Brew Cafe, Taiping
Ice Cream With Boba Pearls And Waffles At Monday Brew Cafe, Taiping – Photo credits to st.asyy (Instagram)

The interesting art décor sets the mood for a creative yet relaxing interior, with several private sections available for an intimate lunch in groups, plus board games too.

Throw in decent pricing and generously portioned food, with the only drawback being limited parking space.

6. Tik Toast Café

Debunking the notion that sandwiches are boring, Tik Toast Café offers a good selection of hearty and innovative sandwiches.

Here, you can customize your sandwich by choosing your choice of bread, sauce, filling, and accompanying snacks.

Signature Tik Toast By Tik Toast Cafe
Signature Tik Toast By Tik Toast Cafe – Photo credits to tik.toast (Instagram)

Prices are extremely affordable with double-deckers ranging between RM5.90 and RM9.90.

They also serve high-quality coffee that tastes full-bodied with an amazing aroma to boot.

For the eco-conscious, please be aware that the coffee is not served in coffee mugs, but in disposable paper cups which make it easy to sip on the go if you have to leave in a hurry.

7. 添湘亭 S&T Dessert House

From invigorating cold to nourishing warm tong sui (desserts), the S&T Dessert House’s expansive menu includes full meal sets and beverages too.

Topping the list of must-try desserts is the black and white mochi; divinely fragrant and chewy, these bite-sized glutinous dough balls make every bite delightful.

Bubur Cha Cha Dessert At S&T Dessert House, Taiping
Bubur Cha Cha Dessert At S&T Dessert House, Taiping – Photo credits to stdesserthouse (Instagram)

Other darling picks include the peanut and black sesame tong sui, and sweet potato balls served in a savory sauce.

Complementing its delish dessert menu is super-fast service and attentive waiters.

And if you’d rather have a bowl of delicious cendol, check out this Taiping food guide.

8. Rainy Corner 雨乡.咖啡

Dining Ambiance Of Rainy Corner At Taiping
Dining Ambiance Of Rainy Corner At Taiping – Photo credits to rainy_cornerr (Instagram)

Adjacent to Taiping’s Lake Garden, the Rainy Corner café serves the sunniest fusion food within its cozy interior.

This new kid on the block serves a good mix of western cuisine, Japanese food, Chinese dishes, and various types of beverages.

Coffee At Rainy Corner, Taiping
Coffee At Rainy Corner, Taiping – Photo credits to rainy_cornerr (Instagram)

Novelty dishes that are bound to delight include the Kimchi Chicken Chop Burger, Cheesy Chicken Chop, and fried American Ginseng Noodles.

Given that vegetarian and lacto-ovo restaurants are hard to come by (more so in Taiping), customers with such dietary requirements will rejoice in finding this underrated food gem.

9. LOCS & THYME FLORIST CAFÉ

Frequented by the local community and tourists alike, the LOCS & THYME Florist Café is a stand-out halal restaurant that cooks up popular dishes with a local twist.

While the menu is rather limited, the chef curates new dishes regularly to spice things up. Get a glimpse of what’s new and hot via their Instagram feed.

Striploin Beef Steak At Locs & Thyme Florist Café
Striploin Beef Steak At Locs & Thyme Florist Café – Photo credits to locsandthymecafe (Instagram)

Unusual favorites like the Kacang Pool (bulls-egg afloat a flavorful gravy of beans) make a hearty breakfast that’s ideal for brunch too.

Meanwhile, local favorites include the authentic Assam Pedas Siakap with rice and Laksa Johor.

Laksa Johor At Locs & Thyme Florist Café
Laksa Johor At Locs & Thyme Florist Café – Photo credits to locsandthymecafe (Instagram)

And for something more worldly, African dishes like Chicken Egusi lets you savor the globe’s delicacies without ever leaving your seat.

10. Chio Café

Exterior Of Chio Cafe At Taiping
Exterior Of Chio Cafe At Taiping – Photo credits to chio.cafe (Instagram)

If you’re craving succulent Korean fried chicken and an assortment of boba, shakes, and coffees, then head over to The Chio Café along Jalan Kota.

Marinated to perfection, their soy garlic and spicy Korean chicken wings pair well with their signature Lotus Biscoff Milkshake with salted caramel. Or the creative spin-off, the Lotus Biscoff Latte.

Lotus Biscoff Milkshake With Salted Caramel At Chio Cafe, Taiping
Lotus Biscoff Milkshake With Salted Caramel At Chio Cafe, Taiping – Photo credits to chio.cafe (Instagram)

With its contemporary chic ambiance and readily available board games, Chio Café makes a dreamy location for a rendezvous with great food and company.

11. MyKori Dessert Cafe Taiping

For tasty Japanese ice-shaved desserts and treasure bowls (Kenko Kakigori), the MyKori Dessert Café is exactly what you’re looking for.

Cozy Interior Of MyKori Dessert Cafe At Taiping
Cozy Interior Of MyKori Dessert Cafe At Taiping – Photo credits to mykoridessertcafe (Instagram)

With a minimalist décor, this halal café in Taiping offers a dizzying array of 17 ice-shaved flavors and 8 invigorating frappes.

Assorted Desserts At MyKori Dessert Cafe, Taiping
Assorted Desserts At MyKori Dessert Cafe, Taiping – Photo credits to danny21_elf (Instagram)

Get the most bang for your bucks with affordable prices and new promotions every month. Furthermore, patrons who buy in pairs stand to enjoy greater discounts or a free scoop of gelato.

Note: Check out their Facebook page for deals

Conclusion

Take a break from conventional Chinese food and seafood staples at any one of these best cafes in Taiping.

Great pick-me-ups are just around the corner waiting to be explored. So, go ahead and ditch the familiar for awesome café food that’s waiting to be discovered!

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