Salam,

Potterhead, rejoice! There’s new cafe in Ipoh town which inspired by the famous Harry Potter movie and it was named Platform 9 1/2 Cafe (in Harry Potter movie, Platform 9 3/4 of Kings Cross Station was a spot where the students use to enters the magical world of witchcraft and wizardry). However, bear in mind that this cafe is not whatsoever directly associated or related with the official Harry Potter movie.

So, whats good here? Well, one thing I want to try is of course the Butterbeer (here in this cafe they name it Butterbrew, for obvious reason) which is a famous beverage in the movie. I’ve tried the original Butterbeer in World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Japan, so I want to know whether this one taste the same.

Before I go with the photos, as usual, here’s my verdict of this cafe:-

Food:- Well, technically, this cafe did not served any foods. They have only some tidbits. However, in front of the cafe, there is Dim Sum stall which you can bring it to eat inside the cafe. The Dim Sum taste just okay. And the signature drinks, “The Butterbrew Float”, just IMHO, taste okay. For me, it is just a regular float with a slight buttery taste (I think). But, it’s a nice place to hang out after a long hot days.

Price:- Price, hurmmmm. I’m not sure whether it worth it though. However, for the experience they offered in this place, seems okay.

Environment:- The cafe is clean. Ambience is superb. Ground floor is air-conditioned. This is where the “bar” is and some of the wizards props which you can use for free (if you are the customer) to take photos. First floor are having the open air concept, but, it is mildly air-conditioned, perhaps to avoid it being too hot there.

So, here’s the photo.

THE CAFE

Platform 9 1/2 Cafe

Platform 9 1/2 Cafe

Platform 9 1/2 Cafe

Platform 9 1/2 Cafe

Platform 9 1/2 Cafe

Platform 9 1/2 Cafe

Platform 9 1/2 Cafe

THE MENU

Butterbrew float

Their signature beverage, the Butterbrew float (In the movie, they called it Butterbeer). I think, the taste 80% pretty much the same with the ‘real’ one.

Choices of the Dim Sum

Choices of the Dim Sum.

Butterbrew Float with Dim Sum (Dim Sum sold seperately at RM10 per set)

Butterbrew Float with Dim Sum (Dim Sum sold seperately at RM10 per set).

Butterbrew Float with a Hogsmeade view

Butterbrew Float with a Hogsmeade view.

EXTRAS

Platform 9 1/2 Cafe

Platform 9 1/2 Cafe

Platform 9 1/2 Cafe

THE LOCATION

My Home One

Landmark near the cafe. Look for this shop (My Home One) and the cafe just beside it.

The entrance to the cafe.

The entrance to the cafe.

Location Map:-

View it on Google Maps:- Platform 9 1/2 Cafe @ Concubine Lane, Ipoh.

GPS Coordinate:- Latitude:  04°35’46.0″N ; Longitude: 101°04’44.0″E.

Social Medias:- Platform 9 1/2 Cafe Facebook & Instagram.

From google, it stated, the cafe opens everyday from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Therefore, witches and wizards, get your wand ready!