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One Day Food Diary: 10 Best Places To Eat In The Cameron Highlands

Ihsan
Updated Nov 09, 2017

You would be surprised at how many great eateries there are in the Cameron Highlands! Along with the cooling mountain breeze and lush greenery, you can enjoy everything from spicy and flavorful Indian cuisine to fresh seafood at a Japanese steamboat buffet. There are many eateries scattered around the mountain. With so many to choose from, here are the 10 best places to eat in the Cameron Highlands!

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BREAKFAST

1) Decadent western breakfast spread at The Dining Room

The perfect breakfast spread, The Dining Room at Cameron Highlands Resort has everything from daily fresh pastries, fruits and yogurt, cereals, eggs, pancakes and other western breakfast food to guarantee a great start to your day! Feasting in a sun-flooded dining hall, your eyes will be treated to a great view of lush mountaintops as well as a vibrant green golf course!

The Dining Room

Address: Cameron Highlands, 39000, Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia, 39000 Tanah Rata, Malaysia

Opening Hours: +60 16-544 5713

Contact: Breakfast 7.00 A.M. – 10.30 A.M.

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2) Malaysian breakfast staples at Uncle Chow Kopitiam

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Voted one of the best restaurants in the Cameron highlands, you can find some great Malaysian classics here like Curry Mee, Nasi Lemak, Prawn Noodle and of course toast and a half-boiled egg at Uncle Chow Kopitiam.

Uncle Chow Kopitiam

Address: Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 8.30 A.M. – 3.30 P.M.

Contact: +60 12-205 2778

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LUNCH

3) Authentic Chinese food at Delicious & Happiness Kitchen

For good, authentic Chinese food, Delicious & Happiness Kitchen is a local favourite go-to in Cameron! They don’t have an English menu, so if you’re rusty on your Chinese language, have a waiter recommend some local favorites such as the herbal pork ribs, asam prawns or sweet and sour chicken. Whatever you end up ordering, satisfaction is guaranteed!

Delicious & Happiness Kitchen

Address: no.16, Bawah Jalan Angsana 1, Brinchang point, Cameron Higlands, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 11.00 A.M. – 10.00 P.M.

Contact: +60 12-345 8573

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4) Variety of western lunch menu items at Barracks Cafe


A cafe housed in a vintage military barrack, Barracks Café has variety of western dishes from pasta to rice, as well cakes and pastries you can enjoy in their blooming garden! This is a must visit if you’re into themed cafes, like the ones you’d find in Johor Bahru!

Barracks Cafe

Address: No 1, Jalan Gereja, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Weekdays 2.00 P.M. – 10.00 P.M. | Weekends 10.00 A.M – 10.00 P.M. (Closed on Monday)

Contact: +60 11-1464 8883 Facebook: Barracks Cafe

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TEA

5) Classic English tea at Jim Thompson Tea Room

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Have a relaxing afternoon indulging in the age-old tradition of English afternoon tea. The Jim Thompson Tea Room serves you three-tiers of finger foods such as oven-fresh pastries, delicate sandwiches, homemade scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam and plump strawberries complemented by a hot pot of Cameron Highland Tea!

Jim Thompson Tea Room

Address: Cameron Highland, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: English Afternoon Tea 3.00 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.

Contact: +60 14-230 3849

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6) Best Scones in Cameron at The Lord’s Cafe


Get the best, crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth scones at The Lord’s Cafe in Tanah Rata and complement your high tea with their selection of crepes, fresh lassi drinks, delicious pies and cakes! Don’t have a sweet-tooth? The Lord’s Cafe also serves a full menu of decadent homemade soups, burgers, sandwiches and pastas!

The Lord’s Cafe

Address: Jalan Besar, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 10.00 A.M. – 7.00 P.M. (Closed on Sundays)

Contact: +60 19-572 2883

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7) Delicious fruit pancakes at Yong Teng Cafe

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Better tasting than it looks, you’ll be delighted to have this humble eatery’s version of fruit pancakes, made with sweet ripe bananas and juicy strawberries from the Cameron gardens! Top that off with a generous scoop of ice cream and you’ve got yourself a winner!

Yong Teng Cafe

Address: Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 7.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.

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DINNER

8) Flavorful Indian cuisine at Singh Chapati Urban Restaurant

Affordable, flavorful and comes in big portions, checking off all three selling points for tourists and Malaysians alike! Singh Chapati is the best place to get great Indian cuisine in the Cameron Highlands!

Singh Chapati Urban Restaurant

Address: Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 1.00 P.M. – 9.30 P.M.

Contact: +60 17-578 6465 Facebook: Singh Chapati Urban Restaurant

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9) Fresh Japanese steamboat at Gonbei

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Steamboat is a widely popular shared meal around Malaysia. Gonbei offers a place for Japanese steamboat that is popular in the Cameron Highlands, serving you and your loved ones fresh local produce, seafood and prime slices of meat to be dunk and cooked in the aromatic broth of your choice!

Gonbei

Address: Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Dinner 7.00 P.M. – 10.00 P.M.

Contact: +60 3-2782 3801

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10) Mouthwatering English dinner at The Ole Smokehouse Restaurant

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Have a great English dinner of dark brown, caramelized roast chicken, steak pies and more, in the gorgeous setting of a Tudor-style building surrounded by a beautiful garden landscape!

The Smokehouse Hotel & Restaurant

Address: By the Golf Course, Tanah Rata, 39000 Ringlet, Malaysia

Contact: +60 5-491 1215

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How to satisfy a foodie

Proven here, at the altitude of 1300 meters (4265 feet), great food can be found just about anywhere in Malaysia! Whether you’re exploring Malacca or strolling around the streets of Kuala Lumpur or Johor Bahru, if there’s one thing Malaysia does best, it’s satisfying a foodie on vacation!

This article was originally published on Mar 22, 2017

Ihsan Ihsani is a Malaysian writer who loves to write about anything that sparks his curiosity. He travels to broaden his horizon on the many cultures and beauties of the world. When limited funds...Read more

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