Purple Moon Lover Cafe, Canning Garden, Ipoh

February 10, 2017

Hi guys, today I'll be sharing all about this pretty cafe in Ipoh called Purple Moon Lover Cafe

Quite an interesting name huh? While I was back in Ipoh to visit my friends for Chinese New Year, we decided to visit one of the hottest cafes in town. My friend Caryn actually chose to come here, and it's located smack in the middle of Canning Garden.

53, Jalan Lee Kwee Foh, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 
Open Everyday from 10am to 9pm

+605-547 6328

Not to be confused with another cafe in Ipoh called Purple Moon Valley. The cafe reminded me of a bigger version of The Lawn Cafe in Penang. Although it's not on top of a hill, the glass facade and the house structure was quite similar.

It's quite instagrammable, even from the outside. Aside from the house itself, there's a fountain:

and a garden:

I'm not sure if it's because it's Chinese New Year, but they also had these nice super red/hot pink flowers outside. Fake, but definitely worth taking a picture with.

As I said, this is one of Ipoh hottest cafes right now, so even on a working day it was fully packed. We had to wait about half an hour to be seated.

Here's a few random waiting snaps lol

The main "atrium" I guess you could say had this greenish lush hidden garden feel to it which I absolutely loved:

On the right side of the cafe there's a shelf with a lot of manga comics, as well as some seats:

And on the left there are more seats overlooking the garden:

I loved how clean and bright the whole space was. Although it was crowded, it wasn't that hot or stuffy~

Also, my friend Sammi and I noticed that most (if not all) of the employees were teenage guys who had like THE BEST SKIN EVER. Like, does this cafe have a Korean flower cafe worker boy qualification? 😂 There was only one girl working and she was the cashier. KOREAN DRAMA MUCH!

Anyways, here's the menu:

A lot of Japanese stuff, which makes me believe that this cafe is kinda Japanese themed (what with the high school students working here and all~ I can imagine lots of teenage girls just coming here to stalk them hahaha).

Aside from the main courses, they also have lots of cakes and pastries:

Here are some of their cakes:

And here are some of the pastries:

They also had CNY cookies up for sale when we visited:

Without further ado, let's get on with some more food porn shots!

Curry Chicken Katsudon | RM28.90

PML did not offer their main courses ala carte, only in sets. For the price of this I think its quite okay~ It is a bit pricey, but you get a big bowl of curry + chicken + rice, miso soup, cake, some pudding and some garnishings + vinegar. This was Sammi's order and she gave me a few spoonfuls of the rice and it was okay~

As for me, I didn't order any dishes, I had desserts for lunch instead, because why not? I ordered a swiss roll (which I forgot to take a picture of lol) for RM6.80 and it was pretty good! Actually the main reason why I decided to go with just deserts was because the prices were quite cheap~

Strawberry Angel RM13.50

The price was normal for a cafe cake, and the taste was...meh. I was expecting it to be like a strawberry shortcare but it was more of a glorified cream swiss roll

Greet Tea Cream Puff | RM2.50

This was only RM3.50 and it was delish! The cream inside wasn't airy, more like an ice cream texture. Recommended!

Custard Tart RM2.50
Lover Cheese Tart | RM5

Ever since I discovered Hokkaido Cheese Tart, cheesetarts have been an obsession of mine. The custard tart was okay, and the cheese tart (although not as runny as Hokkaido's), was actually pretty good. Not too cheesy! 🧀

Coffee Latte (Cold) | RM10.50

It was a freakin hot day outside, and to cool off, Sammi and I both got cold Coffee Lattes.

I didn't really get to taste my other friends' orders because I was to busy trying to finish all of my cakes. Anyways, here's what they ordered:

Udon Soup with Seaweed | RM18.90

Grill Saba with Teriyaki Sauce | RM32.90

Teriyaki Chicken Don | RM28.90

Caryn said that although she liked the ambiance of the place, the food was just so-so and quite expensive.

Overall I think this cafe is worth visiting at least once, but I wouldn't mind revisiting it again just to chill! Hmm maybe I'll recommend it to my mum when we're in town next time~

The ambiance was nice (although a bit crowded), and the pastries were quite cheap. There were other bread/eclairs/rolls being sold for around RM3-6 if I'm not mistaken. The 6% GST is already included in the prices, but there is an additional 10% service charge at the end.

And that was it for this post! If you'd like to read more of my cafe hopping posts, click here!

As always, thanks for reading and see you in the next post 💞

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