Tucked away in the heart of Ipoh, lies a quaint cafe with a wide variety of vintage objects that brings nostalgic treasures, called Vintage Cafe No.100. This newest ‘extraordinary’ cafe is located in a quiet part of Ipoh town. Huge banners hung from the upper floors becomes the statement piece for those who cannot find the cafe. Even so, you’ll realize it’s worth once you’ve walk pass the doors as it’s interior is beautifully decorated.
A Blast From The Past
It is no coincidence that everything screams nostalgia as the interior is flush with stuff from yesteryear, the moment you enter the cafe. Its a hodgepodge of vinyls, old record players, old Coca Cola glass bottles, vintage brand advertising signs, paper bags, album covers, etc. For your information, these are the owner’s personal collections of almost 20 years in collecting vintage items (my eyebrows shot up in surprise after listening to this). The most expensive item among the collections would be the jukebox (but it is not functioning anymore). With regards to the amount of money he had spent on these collections……he just sighed, “A lot!”. Papa recommends watching The Pickers, Pawn Stars or Storage Wars on History Channel to compare notes.
Table Top Football Maniac
We are still gawking at the vast amount of vintage items. The guys (boys will be boys) were distracted with the Table Top Football (Foosball). As such, that was the first thing the boys leeched on. I can’t concentrate with all the noise, it’s driving me up the wall. Their blaring shouts and loud ‘banging’ resonates all over the place as they turn the handles in excitement. Thankfully, the cafe was not occupied with other customers, else we be considered as a nuisance.
Vintage Cafe No.100? Why 100?
In the meantime, M Makan Kaki’s was wondering, why No.100? The owner finds it is a unique and meaningful to name his cafe after the premise number which is 100. Vintage Cafe No.100 is the newcomer in Ipoh which has been operating for 5 months after their soft opening on 15th October 2019. Though quite new, this Kopitiam-like cafe will take you back in time with antique furniture and vintage stuff, mark my word.
Simple Menu, Great Taste
Enough with the games guys! It’s makan time! Vintage Cafe No.100 offers several local dishes. First, a plate of Laksa with green color fish gravy (using green chili instead of red chili) tasted so good. Believe it or not, I am sure you would ask for another bowl. Second, Mee Rebus and Rojak Pasembor are the inherited recipe from Mr.Hafizi’s great grandparents. Both dishes are delicious with a sweet thick gravy. Third, all eyes on Maggi Kari Pedas. Reminiscent of his high school memories, eating Yik Fong’s Maggi, inspired him to create their version….. the verdict? Slurppp! Your taste buds will be blown away just by a sip. Also try on their new promotional menu Mee Udang Hokkein. The broth is flavorsome with a sweet taste of shrimp (I’m drooling!). Besides, we also tried their Roti Goyang and Roti Bakar for snacks … didn’t we say that we were gluttons?
Old School Plastic Cup
Did you know they served your drinks in a classic 7up and Pepsi plastic cup? So old-school right? Our pesky member and me quickly reached for our phones to take and do the Insta-Story thingy! We all bow down to the power of Insta Worthiness. Too bad, though the drinks was served in an interesting way, but the taste was nothing out of the ordinary.
Ipoh’s Mural Art Street Right Around The Corner
Fast Fact! Ipoh’s art street is located exactly behind Vintage Cafe No.100. That is why the back door of the cafe is always open for business! Just walk pass the back door, you may see these murals along the hushed lane. Mr. Hafizi stated that foreign tourist who walks across their back door will usually make a pit stop at the cafe. Furthermore, Mr. Hafizi also added that local people will usually come from the front door and that is how he know his customers. Maybe foreigners have a habit of using back entrances?
Vinyl Makes Any Rooms Warmer
In addition, our Datuk Siti Nurhaliza’s die hard fan been asking the owner about her idol singer’s vinyl record displayed on the wall. Later on, Mr. Hafizi opened up his Vinyl cupboard and handed her the record. You can sense her excitement as she is glued to the vinyl, idolizing her…..non stop. How lucky we were as Mr. Hafizi went to the extent of playing the record with his gold Garrard turntable for us.
Sayonara Vintage Cafe No.100, Only For Now…..
Before we say good bye to this wonderful cafe, if checking out pretty and outdated stuff is your cup to tea, we highly recommend you to drop by Vintage Cafe No.100! Not only is it have vintage, quirky and old stuffs, it also worth every penny for its reasonable price. By far, this is the lowest budget that we have spent so far…….can you guess? It’s only RM55.70 for the voracious 9! Our Papa keeps on nagging me why I consistently give high ratings on these food reviews…..lesson learned! However, looks like this is gonna get a good rating …..(but this time it is more accurate based on the feedback survey answer by the members). By that, we are giving 7/10 to Vintage Cafe No.100! However, we do hope that they will add on new dishes in the current menu for more selection of food. (Papa going to nag me again).
p/s : FYI, I’m actually go for the second round of Laksa the next day after this food review with my girls! You can see how their Laksa has made us crave for more!
Vintage Cafe No.100
100, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Taman Jubilee, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Closed – Monday
8:30 am – 7:00 pm (Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday)
8:30 am – 10:00 pm (Friday and Saturday)
NOTE : We do not eat for free, nor were we paid for this review. We ordered and paid for everything that we consume. This review is a general summary from feedback by all members of the M Boutique Family who partook in the Food Review. If you need to know more about them, don’t forget to pay a visit to their Facebook page.
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