Nestled in the northern corner of Pahang, Cameron Highlands is a scenic hill station popular for its tea plantations, strawberry farms, and cool weather. This beloved holiday destination is also home to awesome restaurants and cafés that serve mouthwatering dishes. Cameron Highlands isn’t just for those who wish to beat the heat, it’s also every foodie’s dream come true!
If you’re headed to Cameron Highlands and you’re not sure where the best makan places are, we’ve got you covered! Here are 5 must-try restaurants and cafés in Cameron Highlands:
BOH Café @ Sungei Palas Tea Garden
This café overlooking the BOH tea plantation offers breathtaking views for its patrons. Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed BOH tea with assorted cakes and pastries as you marvel at the greenery that surrounds you. The strawberry cheesecake here is a must-try. After a cuppa, explore the serene and scenic tea plantation and take Instagramable pictures with the rolling hills as your backdrop.
Address: 39100 Brinchang, Cameron Highlands
Operating Hours: 8.30 AM – 4.30 PM (closed on Mondays)
Contact Number: +605-496 2096
The Lord’s Café
When you’re in Malaysia’s Little England, indulging in scones and tea is a must! The Lord’s Cafe is said to serve the best scones in Cameron Highlands. Stop by this affordable and charming café furnished with retro rattan furniture and enjoy delicious scones with cream and strawberry jam.
Along with your scones, have a soothing cup of flavoured tea. Choose between various flavours such as peppermint, passionfruit, and strawberry. The café also serves a variety of yummy pies, cakes, crêpes, and Western-style toast.
Address: Jalan Besar, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM (closed on Sundays)
Contact Number: +6019-572 2883
Jim Thompson Tea Room
If you’re in the mood for a more posh afternoon tea, head over to Jim Thompson Tea Room at the Cameron Highlands Resort. Enjoy a decadent English Afternoon Tea with fresh pastries, sandwiches, scones, and plump strawberries served on a three-tier platter along with Cameron Highlands’ finest tea.
This is a wonderful way to celebrate any special occasion. Sit back and unwind with your loved ones in this elegantly decorated tea room with a splash of old-world charm.
Address: Cameron Highlands Resort, By The Golf Course, 39000 Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Operating Hours: 12 PM – 6 PM daily
Contact Number: +605-491 1100
The Mossy Forest Café
This cosy café is the perfect spot for a hearty lunch with family and friends. It serves a variety of Western dishes such as burgers, sandwiches, and pasta. If you love burgers, The Mossy Forest is a must-visit to sample unique, juicy burgers. This café serves a variety of Asian-fusion inspired burgers such as nasi lemak burger, chicken tikka burger, and salted egg yolk chicken burger.
There are also vegetarian-friendly options such as the veggie burger and aglio olio. After a satisfying meal of burgers and pasta, finish off with waffles and assorted cakes for dessert.
Address: C-G-03 Cameron Fair, Tanah Rata 39000 Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (closed on Tuesdays)
Contact Number: +605-485 1208
Delicious & Happiness Kitchen
If you’re craving delicious and authentic Chinese cuisine in Cameron Highlands, then Delicious & Happiness Kitchen is the place to go. This restaurant offers tasty dishes with a wonderful home-cooked feel. Their homemade tofu, butter chicken, and clay pot herbal pork ribs are a crowd favourite.
Address: No. 16, Bawah Jalan Angsana 1, 39100 Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Operating Hours: 11.30 AM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 10 PM daily
Contact Number: +6012-345 8573
Craving for the cool weather, scenic views, and delicious food Cameron Highlands has to offer? Book a 2-day tour inclusive of transportation to explore the wonderful sights and food of Cameron Highlands!
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