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Thean Chun

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73 Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh, Malaysia
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Have a cuppa, the local way

We were early and some stalls were not yet in business. As expected we enjoyed a cup of coffee and soak in the atmosphere. They are friendly, even sending the toast from next door.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Michael Y
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were early and some stalls were not yet in business. As expected we enjoyed a cup of coffee and soak in the atmosphere. They are friendly, even sending the toast from next door.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Our family favourite coffee shop for 3 generations. The original Thean Chun coffee shop operator has retired and taken over by new operator. But the product quality is relatively well maintained. in the early 70's there used to be 2 satay vendors operating in front and the side street of Thean Chun. Over the years lack of continuity, one vendor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The caramel custard is worth ordering. Definitely you will fall in love with it. Don't forget to order the beef noodles which is delicious too..

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Penang
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Nice texture for the caramel and the treacle may be a little too sweet for some ....just slurp down less of it...if you can! It's a must do snack when exploring this artsy historical area.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The food are really good. Worth the time to round for parking as parking is an issue in Ipoh Old Town.

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Butterworth, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

All the foods are just nice especially the custard. But there is long queue before the getting seat. Terrible if you are big group of family. However, I do not find problem on staff. Their services was in average for a busy shop.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Truly good caramel custard! The other dishes e.g. satay, curry noodles, rice noodles soup are also very good. On the down side, little children may get very restless with the tight seating arrangements and noisy environment. The place has been getting a bad name for the service here. All the staff I engaged with were pleasant but we did experience... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The birdnest pie or something....is very pricey at RM7/small piece. Overall the dim sum was average. Not too good and not too bad. Not many varieties just basic item.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I haven't expected such a terrible service. They made order mistake and then surprisingly, they blamed us. I can not believe it. The place is also terribly crowded and very hot. It does not deserve to wait there for a long time to find seats. Pudding was not bad, but it's quite a normal pudding. You can have same quality... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The food is awesome here: Chicken and prawn Kuey Teow soup, bean sprout and chicken, pudding... If you just want some authentic local food, this is the right place. But, if want a comfortable place to enjoy the meal, you'll feel disappointed. It's very crowded and hot. They are very busy, so you have to find the seat yourself and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73 Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Perak  >  Kinta District  >  Ipoh

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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