8 Delicious Halal Breakfast Spots In Ipoh That’s Worth Waking Up For


Ili •  Sep 13, 2022

Ipoh may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you talk about the major food capitals in Malaysia. But it certainly cannot be discounted for having plenty of delicious local comfort food peppered across the city. Even early risers who appreciate a good hearty breakfast in the morning can find something yummy to fill their stomachs with and this list of halal breakfast spots in Ipoh is proof of that!

1. Canning Dim Sum

Anyone who appreciates dim sum at any time of the day should make their way to Canning Dim Sum. The eatery came onto the scene a while back and has quickly become a must-visit spot when in Ipoh for its delicious dim sum. This halal-certified eatery has an extensive array of dim sum available, from loh mai kai (glutinous chicken rice) and barbeque buns to even abalone caviar mai!

Halalstatus: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Thu-Tue, 7AM-3.30PM (closed on Wed)

Address: 1, Lebuh Cecil Rae, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Contact: +6016-268 0535

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2. Green Town Dim Sum Cafe

For more dim sum options, Greentown Dim Sum Cafe is your next best thing. With favourites on the menu like siew mai, prawn dumpling and bbq chicken pau, you can't go wrong! They also serve meals like fried rice and wantan noodles or other Chinese favourites like Lor Mai Gai (Chicken Glutinous Rice) and Lor Bak Gou (Fried Radish Cake) on the menu.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon & Wed-Fri, 8.30AM-7.30PM; Sat-Sun, 8AM-8.30PM (closed on Tue)

Address: 10, Persiaran Greentown 4, Pusat Perdagangan Greentown, 30450 Perak, Malaysia.

Contact: +6012-398 2010


3. Kedai Kopi Yong Suan

If you skipped dinner the night before and are in need of a heavier breakfast, Nasi Kandar Ayam Merah at Kedai Kopi Yong Suan could not be more perfect. The Indian Muslim stall in the shop is famously known for serving nasi kandar also known as “Nasi Ganja” (because of how addicting it is!). And what comes with this dish is gravy, chicken, salted egg and coconut sambal. You can also choose to add on dishes on the side for a bigger meal.

Halalstatus: Uses ingredients sourced from halal suppliers

Opening hours: Sun-Fri, 9.30AM-6PM, Sat, 9.30AM-5PM

Address: Kedai Kopi Yong Suan, 2, Jalan Yang Kalsom, 30250 Ipoh

Contact: +605-254 4314

4. Restoran New Hollywood Canning

It’s not easy to find halal local Chinese food in Ipoh, so early risers should take the opportunity to have their breakfast at Restoran New Hollywood, or more fondly known just as Hollywood. A mini food court of sorts, you'll be able to savour halal Chinese hawker favourites like freshly made chee cheong fun - made to order on the spot with either prawn or chicken filling, char kuey teow with succulent prawns, an assortment of fried yong tau foo, hearty curry mee, classic half-boiled eggs on toast and fluffy chakoi!

Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal suppliers

Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM-10PM

Address: 38, Jalan Lee Kwee Foh, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Contact: +6012-290 8887

5. Nelli’s Deli

Located in the heart of Ipoh's Old Town, Nelli's Deli serves a wide Western menu from English breakfast sets to fish & chips, but their signature nasi lemak is what keeps patrons coming back for more! Perfect for those with big appetites, Nelli’s Deli Nasi Lemak Full Plate comes with a huge piece of fried chicken, calamari sambal and prawn sambal.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 10AM-5PM (closed on  Mon)

Address: No 99 Jalan Sultan Yusuf, Ipoh

Contact: +6012-447 6605/ +6016-524 2365

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6. Suhaimi Cafe

Craving for a classic breakfast of toast, eggs and a good cup of coffee? Suhaimi's cafe is the answer you're looking for. Grab a table at this cosy eatery and take a pick from the variety of toasts offered such as roti benggali bakar, roti bun bakar and roti telur goyang. They've even got spaghetti dishes and kuey teow curry if you want something a little heavier.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Wed-Mon; 7.30AM-12PM (closed on Tue)

Address: 57, Laluan Jelapang Selatan, Taman Kledang Permai, 30020 Ipoh, Negeri Perak


7. Salmah Kopitiam

At Salmah Kopitiam, you can expect a filling breakfast with their hearty and colourful nasi lemak that comes with fried egg, cucumbers and a generous serving of sambal. Other dishes included in the menu are roti bakar, roti canai and roti arab. If you're swinging by the place on Fridays, they've got free porridge up for grabs! And of course, there's no forgetting to give their special 'teh ais buih' a try ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 8AM-3PM (closed on Mon)

Address: 92, Jalan Raja Musa Mahadi, Taman Hillview, 31350 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Contact: +6018-371 7912


8. Restoran M Salim 

Sometimes, all you need are classic local flavours to hit the spot. So having your breakfast at Restoran M Salim should do the trick. Kickstart your day with some delicious roti canai, roti telur or roti sardine. If that's not enough, get yourself tosai or capati then pair that with a good old cup of hot teh tarik. It's the perfect meal to fuel your stomach before you head out for a day of sightseeing!

Halal status: Muslim-owned 

Opening hours: Sat-Thu; 6.30AM-10PM, Fri; 6.30AM-1PM, 2PM-10PM

Address: 75, Jalan Tokong, Taman Hoover, 31650 Ipoh, Negeri Perak

Contact: +605-255 5786

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With these halal breakfast spots on your radar, you won't have to worry about an empty stomach in Ipoh!