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Purple Cane Tea House

2 Jalan Dato Tahwil Azar, Ipoh 30300, Malaysia
605 253 3090
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Ranked #11 of 233 Restaurants in Ipoh
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71% Recommend
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food selection is very good and the meals are healthy, of good quality and delicious and reasonably priced. The desserts are delicious too. It is a nicely set out eating place part of a tea shop where there are all sorts of interesting items to look at. A must to eat at while in Ipoh.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I just loved this place and its people. The service was very friendly and always trying to help with choosing the right kind of tea. I was walking on a very hot day and I was adviced by some local guy to try this place out. When I entered all was so cozy and clean, the decoration so peaceful and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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121 reviews 121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visiting Purple Cane is an opportunity to savour various types of tea in a very nice ambience. After you have decided which tea you like, you can place your order for a packet to take home. Purple cane also serves some delicious local desserts.

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Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Really imaginative (and tasty) tea-based drinks and food. Of course, you could have regular tea, but I really enjoyed the iced guava and green tea, while my wife had a delicious iced pu-er and honey. The food was also really nice. We had crispy duck, tofu with a tea-based sauce, and "boxing" chicken. The atmosphere was calm and relaxed- a... More

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Buffalo, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a great experience here! We stumbled upon this restaurant while just walking around exploring Ipoh. We had a great meal and the service was fantastic- thank you Winnie! The tea was delightful and food was delicious- we went back the next day before leaving Ipoh. Thanks again!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Charming place in the older part of Ipoh near the night market. Great tea to drink and to buy as presents. Also tasty snacks. Friendly and helpful staff. Great setting in a historic building. Would love to go back.

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Collingwood, Australia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

It was a very unusual experience for me and I feel it is the perfect place for tea drinkers to while away the afternoon. It was formerly the Perak Chinese Amateur Dramatic Association and now houses the tea shop with the restaurant alongside. I love the interior of both the shop and the tea house, tastefully done, light and airy.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Ventilation needs an improvement, we were sweating after a quarter of hour. And mosquito is a serious issue, it affects our comfort a lot. Ambiance is not exactly good either - no classical oriental music is my main concern. It makes a huge difference! But other than that, creative menu and really good tea. We had a couple of different... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

In the past, the service has been at least decent but it has gone from average to terrible! During my last visit which was just last week, we were first greeted with a disclaimer that we should choose to go if we could not wait due to the crowd. As far as my eye could see, there were only hardly... More

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kelana jaya
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

definitely a place you could go with a friend or some friends and have a space of your own. i absolutely love the 4 seasons dessert! 4 bowls, each one representing a season. space of your own.

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