Just recently, we brought the good news to all Potterheads about a cafe in Penang serving halal butterbeer. This time around, we're here with yet another spot that not only offers halal butterbeer but is an entirely themed Harry Potter cafe for you to live out your wizarding dreams! ⚡️
Located in Ipoh, make your way to Concubine Lane where Platf9rm Coffee & Brew Cafe is tucked away among a row of shop houses. It can be easy to miss the entrance, especially if you're in the midst of your excitement to visit the cafe. So keep your eyes peeled for it by using the picture above as your reference. Or you can just follow the crowd of people that are probably visiting the area for the same reason ?
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Once you step through the doors, you'll immediately see the main highlight of the cafe - a Diagon Alley window front! As one of the most popular locations in the iconic series, snapping a picture in front of it is a must. Use some of the props available - from a trunk suitcase and a wand to a witch's broom - and get creative with your poses ? Whether that's pretending like you're casting a spell or creating the illusion of flying on the broom, a fun time awaits you here as you carry out a mini photo shoot with friends and family.
Just next to the Diagon Alley wall is a colourful bakery-like shopfront where you can also get some fun pictures. If you're visiting during peak hours, you may have to wait in line to get your photos taken. But don't worry, there are plenty of other spots in and around the cafe that are just as Insta-worthy like the stairs leading up to the cafe.
Grab a table indoors where you can find more cool backdrops within the cafe. The exposed bricks and unique decor runs throughout the interior, so don't put your camera away just yet ? While you kick back and relax here, make sure to get yourself some halal butterbeer. Made with a delicious combination of caramel and butterscotch, it's the perfect concoction to cool off from the heat. Besides that, they also have other drinks that you can choose from like spooky strawberry latte, tiramisu latte and matcha frappe with homemade topping cream.
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While the cafe doesn't serve any hot food, you can always look forward to their savoury treats and delicious desserts. Indulge yourself to some croissants and chicken curry donut or apple crumble cheesecake and blueberry muffins. Either way, they make for the perfect light bite to tie you over till dinner time ?
Whether you're a Harry Potter fan or not, it's always fun to uncover gems like Platf9rm Coffee & Brew Cafe. So the next time you're in Ipoh, pay a visit to this amazing cafe and make your trip a magical one.
Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers
Opening hours: Open daily; 9.30AM-6.30PM
Address: 22, Lorong Panglima, Concubine Ln, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak