Uncle Chow Kopitiam
Chinese and Asian cuisine. Good service by friendly Uncle Chow. The cafe is located at Tanah Rata. Open Fri-Wed: 8:30am-3:30pm. Closed Thu.
“Walking distance about 9 min 700m from Somersquare. Quick facts: The Smokehouse is built in 1937 in the style of a traditional timber framed English inn, complete with nooks and crannies, open fireplaces and crooked floors. You can relax and simply watch the world go by while enjoying a meal in the beautiful garden, or in the cooler months, you can make yourself at home inside by the open fireplaces. Recommendation: Afternoon tea from 11am to 6pm. ”
“Local shop with different types of food, great to enjoy breakfast here before you start sight seeing around Cameron highlands. This cafe is run by a deaf couple and serves both western and Chinese/Malay dishes. It’s very affordable. Recommend to go before 8am, if later then this you might need to wait for while to get your breakfast, ”
Point of Interest
“Boh Tea Estate at Habu has kept most of its old buildings and retained its authenticity and charm. In contrast, the one in Sungai Palas exudes a modern feel with its focal point being the café housed in a contemporary structure overhanging a hill top. The one in Habu is less frequented by tourists and is hence more quiet and peaceful. The drive to the Habu centre is actually pleasant and enjoyable – just before arriving at the tea estate, the drive along a country road takes you through picturesque vegetable farms. The tea centre opens at 9am, they would let you in to the plantation past the guardhouse at 8.30am. You can find cold crisp mountain air and took in the beautiful views of the green rolling hills of neatly trimmed tea bushes during the morning. Some suggestions on how you could spend a relaxing morning there: Firstly, enjoy a leisurely morning walk. One option is to head down the path that leads to the workers’ village and an Indian school. A more popular option is to do an easy ~5-10 minutes climb (if you’re reasonably fit) up to the “View Point” at the back of the café, to enjoy the spectacular picture-postcard aerial view of the BOH tea factory surrounded by the green hills. Secondly, learn about tea processing by joining a ~10 minutes tour at the old factory. Thirdly, savour a cup of tea together with scones and sandwiches in the café with a view.”