Friday, February 7, 2014

Roquette @ Ipoh

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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16 comments:

  1. LOL no wonder, i was thinking if its related to the political party lol

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    1. Ken: heh, yeah, it's a cute and cool way to mix politics with pleasure :D

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  2. Ipoh gonna be my next destination for cafe hunting!

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    1. 比比: hope you enjoy Ipoh! =)

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  3. Didn't they have a place in PJ too? Still around?

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    1. Suituapui: their café in PJ has closed, I think...

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  4. A really unique place here, Sean, and the coffee looks very good.

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    1. Linda: yep, enjoyed the coffee and liked the charming setting here =)

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  5. You stayed at Sekeping Kong Heng? First room from the left? :P

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    1. Kenny CK: haha, yes, that's the room. easy to recognize, yes :D

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  6. I saw the sign and thought of DAP straight away. Hehe. Both Ipoh and Penang seem to have really nice cafes nowadays,

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    1. Baby sumo: heh yeah, that logo is pretty unmistakable. And you're right, both Ipoh and Penang can totally rival KL in terms of cafes :)

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  7. I visited Patisserie at the same row, only 1 day at Ipoh, didn't manage to visit so many cafes :(

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    1. Choi Yen: oh, ya, it's convenient to visit Patisserie Boutique and Roquette on the same day, since they're both side by side on the same street :)

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