Words can’t express how much I would love to divulge the history/legacy behind Scotch Pub, a classic Western diner that has been around for ages in Ipoh Garden South. 20 years? Or maybe more? I can’t be sure, but this perennial classic had been battling out with the newer, funkier generations and yet still standing strong.
The legendary FMS in Ipoh’s old town was closed back in late 2007, for renovations that lasted to this very day. Miner’s Arms (also in old town) on the other hand, was shut down for business sometime last year, though the charming, once the MOST prestigious Western diner in town was not doing so well in the past few years. First Coffee House on Cockman Street (Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar) recently underwent a major facelift, sporting a lime green exterior but I have not visited the cafe since my secondary school days. Rendezvous Cafe at the corner of Cockman Street and Brewster Road (Jalan Sultan Idris Shah) ceased operations few years ago, giving way to some dodgy cafe … followed suit by Blue Window Cafe located further down the road.
Do you think that Scotch Pub is in serious threat of losing out to the freshly-conceptualized fusion cafes, fine diners, and bistros? Or can they beat the odds; maybe creating history as THE longest running coffee house in Ipoh? Read on to find out ….. Read the rest of this entry »