[PHOTOS] A Historical Site In Ipoh Was Transformed Into A 'Harry Potter'-Themed Cafe

"Just an Ipoh girl living in a Muggle world. Took the Hogwarts train going anywhere."

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Are you still waiting around for your Hogwarts letter?

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Well, you no longer have to!

Grab your broomstick and head on over to Ipoh's very own Platform 9 3/4.

Located along historical Concubine Lane is Platf9rm Coffee & Brew Cafe, a magical place perfect for any aspiring witches and wizards looking for some classic butterbeer.

The place is also cheekily known as Platform 9 1/2 Cafe.

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Before it was a popular hub for Potterheads alike, Platf9rm was an abandoned lot overrun with moss

Fast forward to late 2019 and this brick-layered, witchy-themed courtyard and cafe was born

Don't be fooled by its seemingly unsuspecting exterior. Step inside and you'll be transported from the Muggle world to the shops of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.

Peek through the windows and you'll find shelves lined with a random collection of hardbound books, porcelain figures, and vintage suitcases. 

Their latest addition is a cosy-looking 'bakery' decorated with the iconic striped scarves identical to the ones donned by Hogwarts students

They even provide lush black robes, wands, and brooms for the perfect photo op!

Many familiar items can be found inside, including the trolley that took Harry and Ron through the brick walls and onto the hidden train platform

It even comes with a Hedwig plushie!

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This is the counter where you can place your order - notice the barrels in the back.

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Upstairs, you'll see that elements of the previous building were retained, making it even more rustic

Like the taverns at Hogsmeade, Platf9rm offers creamy butterbeers that will cool you down in our hot Malaysian weather

Made with butterscotch and sarsaparilla, 'Butterbrew' is just RM6. For added authenticity, it is even 'tapped' from a wooden barrel.

Couple the frothy delight with a scoop of butterscotch ice cream and you're all set to take on any Dementor

If those don't take your fancy, then you always have the option of an iced latte, a frappe, or a slice of cake

Have a taste of their not-so-spooky 'Strawberry Latte Frappe'.

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Alright, so they might not have Chocolate Frogs for sale, but who doesn't love a good cheesecake?

This is their apple crumble cheesecake.

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Ready for your next wizarding adventure?

Hop on the Hogwarts Express at Platf9rm which you can find here:

22, Lorong Panglima,
Concubine Lane,
30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak.

Operating hours:
Daily (9.30am to 6.30pm)

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