Tudor-style English tea rooms, cafés overlooking their plantations, themed coffee shops, locally produced tea and some of Malaysia’s best scones – Culture Trip explains where to get these and more at these coffee shops in Cameron Highlands.
Malaysia’s highlands offer a refreshing respite from the suffocating lowland heat and humidity. Dozens of coffee shops in Cameron Highlands provide idyllic settings to sip on a hot drink in the cooler mountain air. Culture Trip rounds up our favourites for budget-friendly prices, dessert spots and English tea rooms.
Few coffee shops in Cameron Highlands have the flair of Barracks Café. Housed in a converted British barracks, this café gives a sense of stepping back in time. Information boards with hints of regional history cover the walls inside. Colourful flowers omitting a sweet aroma surround the garden tables. Culture Trip recommends stopping by after a morning of hiking along the nearby trails. Get a hot cup of tea or coffee with a raisin scone and a slice of cheesecake.
Tanah Rata’s Lord’s Café upholds a reputation for the best scones in Cameron Highlands. This family-friendly coffee shop is a magnet for sweet-toothed travellers. Take a seat in the simple yet elegant interior and order homemade scones and pancakes. Add locally picked tea, a selection of coffees and milkshakes, and it promises a cosy spot to spend an afternoon. But what sets Lord’s apart from the other coffee shops in Cameron Highlands is its budget-friendly afternoon tea. We recommend a pot of BOH with strawberry scones and cream.
This peaceful cake shop-cum-café in Brinchang provides a wide selection of sweet treats and desserts. A stone’s throw from the Butterfly Farm, Strawberry Cottage is among the best family-friendly coffee shops in Cameron Highlands. Customers have endless options to satisfy any sugar cravings (think homemade cookies and ice cream). Order a cup of BOH tea from the nearby plantation with a brownie or get a vanilla latte and slice of their signature carrot cake. Adventurous palates can try their nasi lemak cheesecake found nowhere else in Malaysia.
Cameron Highland Resort’s Jim Thompson Tea Room combines a tasteful café with British-style high-tea. Rattan armchairs next to spacious windows overlooking the golf course fill the classic interior. Soft piano music serenades customers in a more formal environment compared to other coffee shops in Cameron Highlands. Appreciate the air of drinking high-tea inside a colonial plantation bungalow while snacking on pastries and scones.
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