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Purple Cane Tea House

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2 Jalan Dato Tahwil Azar, Ipoh 30300, Malaysia
605 253 3090
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They have full range of tea that really can make relax. Really enjoy to taste their range tea. They have some snacks that also tasty and great company along with tea.

Thank 134evatan
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I happened to chance upon this cafe with my friends. I liked the calm ambience of the restaurant and the uniqueness of the food (i.e. tea leaves, fresh fruits and vegetables had been used in the dishes). The cafe might wish to consider changing its nondescript signboard to attract more customers.

Thank hello_there10
Ipoh, Malaysia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

A unique boutique tea retail shop with a dining restaurant. Nice oriental like deco augurs well with the teahouse tradition. The uniqueness of the place is that teas is the main focus in the food and drinks. It is all about tea, different kind of teas being one of the ingredients in the cooking and of course the various premium... More 

2 Thank zhanruiyi
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

Its quasi oriental design and cozy environment is worth your time once in a while. This is definitely not place for authentic Chinese tea art except demonstration from the sales assistance in the retail shop. Varieties of tea served in the restaurant is also limited instead there are wide variety of nice food but slightly over priced. Location ideally seated... More 

1 Thank Isadora R
Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

Place design unique, cozy environment for reading and friends chit chat gathering. Food taste good too, but not much choice, because all food and beverage are related with tea. Price a bit expensive, depend what and how you order.

1 Thank MacyMayz
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

We had one of the best meals on this trip at Purple Cane. Every dish was well balanced and not overly salted. We savoured the Braised bean curd with green tea rice, Lei Cha noodles, Guava snack and the iced guava jasmine drink so much that we came back the next evening! Very worthwhile especially the bean curd!

Thank Hera L
Ipoh, Malaysia
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72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015

Easy to locate, Nice place, great variety of choices, most of it taste is good, Place environment is cool and easy and a nice place to relax and chat.

Thank yewpau
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Went in after savouring 3 kaya puffs from Sin Eng Heong. Ordered gingseng oolong tea and was promptly served. Nice tea to quench the thirst after eating the jaya puffs. When we had finished the tea, the waiter promptly refilled our cup. Simply very attentive. While on our way out, we stopped to admire the tea pots that were on... More 

1 Thank GAN L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

The setting of tea selling, tea tasing, and restaurant serving featured tea menu is amazing. Love being here. Nice pudding and bread. Often buy tea here and enjoying lunch. They have a private space fo small gathering.

Thank HandraTjhia
Ipoh, Malaysia
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

I liked this teahouse. A lot of selections and freshly brewed in your presence. Serene ambience just a couple of steps away from the dusty street. Nice bolthole to relax and chat with friends in when you've eaten too much of Ipoh food.

1 Thank sychowlao

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Jalan Dato Tahwil Azar, Ipoh 30300, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Perak  >  Kinta District  >  Ipoh
  • Phone Number: 605 253 3090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?