So, yesterday we made our way to Chinatown as I wanted to have a look at some decors for Chinese New Year and also brought missy to Central Market for a visit. Once we were there, I remember that there is a cafe that I would like to visit after seeing many photos taken inside this cafe on Instagram. Thank goodness it was not too difficult to locate Merchant’s Lane on Petaling Street. I just love how charming this cafe is. Once we stepped into the cafe, it gives me a feeling of being inside one of the cafes in the pre-war buildings in Ipoh. The paint on the walls are peeling and there are crawly plants on the walls.
If you have been reading my blog, you would know that I have a soft spot for old shophouses or buildings. Below are the photos I have taken yesterday.
The front door. Love the turquoise colour.
A road sign inside the cafe.
Love how they use the spiral incense as decor
The swing which many Instagrammers have posted.
One of the sitting areas.
This is the view once going up the stairs
A little postbox
Hubs ordered roti canai with egg/dhall
I had the Italian chow mein (pasta) with chicken rendang. Missy ordered the Breakfast consisting of sausage, eggs, mushrooms and beans, which I did not take a photo.
Merchant’s Lane is a lovely place to hang out with friends and family. The food is pretty good too. We spotted a few other cafes nearby which is equally charming and I can’t wait to visit them soon.