Just as the name suggest, it is a perfect place to burp and giggle with your friends.
Ipoh has never ceased to amaze me in every way possible, be it the long-standing heritage buildings, beautiful natural charms, and of course, the unique gastronomical offers. Boasting a long list of must-visit places, one-time visit may not be sufficient to discover everything the town has to offer – which is why I’ve decided to revisit Ipoh over the weekend. That Saturday, the weather was scorching hot, hence I decided to head to chill and catch up with my friend at Burps & Giggles instead of strolling the town.
Located along Jalan Sultan Yussuf right next to Ipoh Kong Heng, Burps and Giggles occupies a colonial-era shophouses that used to be a dressmaker’s store. Finding the place can be quite a challenge as there was no obvious signage on the facade but if you were to find one, just look for the big signage that says “U.S. Peter”.
Upon entering, we were greeted by a friendly staff at the counter, smiling upon us. You will walk into their open-air space for smoking area and there would be be a door to your right that would lead you to the air-conditioned dining area.
We were totally mesmerized by its interior design that breathed creativity with giant murals, enhanced by the mix of its antique and contemporary decor and furnishing, as if we were taken back to the era of 1980’s.
While white coffee remains my all-time favourite coffee drinks (and I always grabbed one whenever I went back to Ipoh), we have decided to give their espresso-based coffee a try. I went with a cup of hot cappuccino while my friend requested for iced latte (he wasn’t a fan of coffee, actually).
Both hot cappuccino and iced latte were satisfying and the price was reasonable for a good quality coffee. For those who want to get caffeinated, go for a shot of pure espresso for that intense experience of strong and thick coffee.
The menu here wasn’t as extensive and it catered generally to sandwiches, burgers, pastas, and pizzas. We were not that hungry so we shared a pizza called Cheeky Pizza. The pizza served here used a baguette as a base which was not to our liking. The toppings, however, were generous and decent enough to satisfy the tummy.
Overall, the coffee drinks were to die for but the pizza wasn’t much to shout about. The ambiance was really refreshing and cozy – a perfect place to hang out with your friends. To conclude, it was more of a place to giggle than to burp.
93-95, Jalan Sultan Yusof, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Weekdays: 9 am – 5 pm
Weekends: 9 am – 9 pm