The guide to café-hopping in Cameron Highlands

One thing that one can never miss while scrolling through their Instagram is a whole string of photos of food, cozy environment and beautiful cafés that people are visiting. As far as I can remember, cafes weren’t really popular, until maybe two or three years ago and has become such a huge culture here in Malaysia.

With so many cafés sprouting like mushrooms after a heavy downpour, café hopping has become a normal weekend activity that Malaysians really love. In Cameron Highlands, there are some cafés worthy to be hopped up in the mountains. Check these out:

Lord’s Café

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This quaint little café located along Jalan Besar in Tanah Rata is the perfect place for your afternoon tea with the most delicious and sumptuous scones around. Fresh out of the oven, you can either pick their signature Strawberry scones or the normal, butter one. If you are a cake person, they do not disappoint in their variety of cakes, pastries and pancakes. Serving also local English and other varieties of teas, Lord’s Café is the best place for your evening siesta.

Address: No 4, 1st Floor, Jalan Besar, Tanah Rata.

 

The Barracks Café

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Located in Tanah Rata at the edge of the town, Barracks Café is actually a real military barrack that was built during the World War II by the British. Their menu has an extensive mouthwatering dishes which includes pasta, salad, rice dishes as well as a wide selection of cakes and pastries. You can also enjoy your afternoon tea in their beautiful garden, just like how it was done years ago.

Address: No 1, Jalan Gereja, Tanah Rata.

 

Fruit Delights Café

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If you are into fruits, then this café is dedicated specially for you. Just like what its name indicates, Fruit Delights Café offers fresh fruit juice of every kind, and varieties of teas. They have put together an impressive selection of fruit desserts like strawberry ice- cream, raspberry cheese cake, durian cake, mango milkshake, and many more. They also offer local food like pineapple rice, pineapple curry rice, steamboat and fresh fruits. This place is a total delight!

Address: 27 Jalan Besar, Tanah Rata.

 

Teh Tarik Place

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This café is located at Cameron Square in Brinchang. They serve Malaysia’s renowned street food like Teh Tarik, crispy hand-tossed Roti Canai, Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Lemak and Mee Goreng Mamak. If you can’t live without Teh Tarik for a day, this place is a must visit.

Address: Ground Floor, Cameron Square, Brinchang.

 

Tea’Ria Cafe @ Boh Tea Center

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A definite must on the list of cafe-hopping in Cameron Highlands is a visit to Sungei Palas Boh Tea Cafe, also known as Tea’Ria. Tea’Ria offers their own varieties of teas that exude refinement by infusing exotic spice and fruit flavours with tea’s own aroma. You can enjoy your blissful cup of tea while enjoying the fresh air overlooking the tea plantation.

Address: Sg Palas Boh Tea Center, Brinchang.

Now that I have covered some of the best place for café-hopping in Cameron Highlands, here are also some great hotels where you can unwind and relax after your blissful-strawberry filled evening.

Copthorne Cameron Highlands – Staying here, you are waking up to cool mountain air and lush greenery. A 4-star hotel, Copthorne Cameron Highlands offer a choice of 341 full-service guest rooms and apartments, all furnished with modern amenities.

Cameron Highland ResortCameron Highlands Resort is built as a long extension from an existing 1930s cottage with architecture dating from the 1070s. The thing that draws people to this hotel lies in the interiors that dates back to its grand colonial heritage with tall French doors, timber-beamed ceilings and plantation shutters.

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28 Comments

  1. Last week, kawan sekerja bercuti di Cameron Highlands. Then, tgk rancangan ‘Ho Chak’ buat kat sana juga.. Skrg baca post kak Em, menguatkan lagi rasa nak pegi Cameron.. I want strawberry and tea!! <3

  2. Salam Em.

    We were in Cameron Highlands for a few days last month. Just a short break. I wanted to visit Sg Palas Boh Tea and try their cafe but it was closed on Mondays. I had not read their signboard carefully enough. Anyway, we went to Bharat Tea House and had a drink there while enjoying the lovely view.

    By the way, we stayed at Copthorne (the tower rooms) and is fully satisfied with the place. We were there on weekdays and found it to be value for money.

    1. Betul tu.. Looks totally yummy! 😛 Teringin nak makan strawberry scones & pineapple rice lepas baca review kat atas ^_^ semua nampak mcm sedap.. laparr.. :’)

  3. Hello Kak Em,
    Lama nya dah tak komen di sini. Been busy for quite some time.
    Last time i went to Cameron Highlands was 17years ago… T_T
    Really miss the cold weather there… next year will try makes time to visit the cafe mention here. Anyways, a good review. I hope you also have review on hotels or homestay there. Thanks

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