Roquette @ Ipoh

February 7, 2014

Another cafe in Ipoh's Old Town that's scaling the popularity stakes.

Roquette is not only an F&B business; it doubles as a community service centre where a state opposition lawmaker from the Democratic Action Party _ whose well-known symbol is a rocket _ is reputedly available to meet his constituents once a week.

Roquette feels bright & cheerful on weekend mornings, comfy & casual, a nice venue for a fuss-free brunch.

The shop-house setting has a simple charm, bolstered by black-&-white photographs that supply a strong sense of history here, even though this cafe is scarcely months old.

The food menu features sandwiches aplenty, with the likes of tuna, turkey ham or cheese stuffed in baguettes & laugen rolls. We weren't particularly peckish though, so we settled for coffee only.

Roquette takes its coffee more seriously than expected; there's no lack of Colombian, Brazilian & Ethiopian options, all thoughtfully tackled ...

... to produce pleasurable cups of wake-me-up wonderment.

Travel tip: Roquette is less than a two-minute stroll from Sekeping Kong Heng ...

... one of Ipoh's most evocative retreats & an excellent base from which to plot a cafe-hopping expedition.

Roquette Cafe
101 Jalan Sultan Yusuff, Ipoh, Perak. Same street as Patisserie Boutique
Tues-Sun, 10am-6pm. Tel: 05-241-2616

Roquette Cafe
101 Jalan Sultan Yusuff, Ipoh, Perak. Same street as Patisserie Boutique
Tues-Sun, 10am-6pm. Tel: 05-241-2616

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