There's good reason why Lai Foong is loved by tourists and locals alike. The heritage coffeeshop retains its 60 years of history in the way they make coffee — with water boiling over a charcoal stove — and in its old-world tiles and wood-and-marble tables. To introduce a foreign friend to the city's soul, begin here. The Beef Noodles (RM10) are known best for the flavoursome beef broth, made even better with a generous peppering of greens. Don't miss the red hot chilli sauce on the side that delivers a final kick. We have nothing but praise for the Lala Noodles (RM10). Typically served with rice, the concentrated superior soup is mixed up with mee hoon here — a special treat for seafood lovers. Be glad that seats have opened up next door to accommodate more during the lunch hour rush!
Avg price per person: RM10
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Junior How