Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ben & Lynette @ Ipoh

A cafe that occupies a beautiful bungalow in Ipoh, Ben & Lynette is reputedly named after the children of one of its owners.
The place teems with nostalgic flourishes, including tables constructed out of vintage sewing machines ...

... and shelves lined with copies of The Guinness Book of Records and Marvel comic issues dating back to the 1980s.

Ben & Lynette focuses on serving teatime treats such as strudels, scones, mushroom pies and lemon pound cakes ...

... paired with fruity smoothies made with bananas, raspberries, oranges and strawberries.

Poached eggs with smoked salmon & asparagus form a reasonably satisfactory open-face sandwich; hot & heartier meals like spaghetti turkey carbonara & beef pepperoni pizzas are available too.

But the main culinary curiosity here is a massive burger that’s meant to be shared, comprising six (!!!) chicken, lamb and beef patties, topped with onion rings, gherkins and a fried egg for basically RM50.

Coffee is available at prices that seem scarily similar to Kuala Lumpur's. No escape from inflation.

Ipoh's local white coffee for RM10? It's a sign of the times for this northern city that's now booming with new cafes.

Ben & Lynette
Daily, 9am-midnight


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21 comments:

  1. Drools over the Charcoal Tower Burger in their menu! :3

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    1. Ulric: hopefully the patties all turn out to be tasty! :D

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  2. Oh, my, Sean!!! Mmmmm....looks great. And I love the nostalgia!

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    1. Linda: it's definitely a bungalow with a sense of some history :D

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  3. Love the house. Beautiful colonial architecture. The poached egg dish sure looks good.Wish I could taste one of those pies. The horse sort off sticks out like a sore thumb though...but that's my two cents' worth. Others may like it.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, one of many nice-looking places in ipoh :) the poached egg was OK, and the pies looked decent too. heheh, i agree about the horse though, even though it's kinda cute :D

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  4. Very nice building, very easy to find a place to park too!

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    1. Ken: true, parking was a breeze here :D

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  5. thanks for sharing this cafe inforamation especially the price, wow!

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    1. Happy walker: glad you enjoyed reading :D

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  6. That Bungalow Looks Very Beautiful,Thanks for sharing

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    1. Praveen: glad you enjoyed looking at it

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  7. Hm.. Wifi available? Might park myself here the next time I'm in Ipoh!

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    1. Rebecca: 4mbps high-speed wi-fi, they say! :D

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  8. Gosh that sounds like a monster burger! I like the funky fresh juices..

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, it's a scary burger, all right :D and i want a 'morning glory' juice :)

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  9. For some reason, I thought this was another one of The Big Group's new places in Ipoh. :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, i guess it's the Ben in the name (and since they also have Plan B in ipoh) :D

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  10. Coffee is horrible here. If you are a serious coffee connoisseur, avoid this place at all cost. Food was so-so. Did not try their burger and have no intention to since I'll not be coming back again.

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  11. Food is so-so only. BUT IT TAKE A GODDAMN HOUR TO PREPARE AFTER COUPLE OF GENTLE REMINDER.

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