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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Late Lunch At Barracks Cafe, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands.

After having visited the flowers and cactus gardens, it is time for our late lunch at the Barracks Cafe. Just to be sure, we used the Waze app to lead us to the exact location. It was somewhere off the main road. It was a weekday and there were not many customers. We would love to sit in the garden but were recommended to sit in the barrack because it was hot under the open sky. After having given our food order, it was time to look at the wall decorations.
 A brief history of Cameron Highlands
Located in the state of Pahang, Cameron Highland is Malaysia's largest hill resort. Standing at an elevation of 1524m above sea level. It has a consistently cool climate that never ranges beyond 20 degree celsius.

 It was first discovered in 1885 by William Cameron, a British surveyor in the government service. He stumbled upon this 'Fine plateau shut in by lofty mountains' (as described in his report) during a survey expedition of the mountain range for map-making of the Perak/Pahang border. It remain untouched until the early 1920s, when the narrow bridle path leading up to the mountain was widened and improved.

In 1925, Sir George Maxwell paid a visit to the mountain, which eventually led to the development of the hill station now known affectionately to us as Cameron Highlands.
Pictures of the army in the early days in Cameron Highlands.
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We ordered the following to be shared by 4 people.
Iced Lemon Tea and Hot Lemon Tea.
Mushroom Soup.
After I have taken a few mouthful of soup, only remembered to take pictures.

For every main order, we can choose to add on a set of 1 lemon tea plus a bowl of mushroom soup for an additional RM10.90. There were 4 main orders, so we had 4 add on sets.
We ordered 2 Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang (19.90 x 2) - RM 39.80.
It consists of a whole chicken leg (ayam rendang), a fried egg, veggie salad, spicy sambal and the rice shaped like a barrack.
It was a big chicken leg.
1 Shotgun Chicken Curry Bread Bowl - RM 21.90
1 Aglio Olio Mushroom Trio - RM 16.90
Total cost of lunch for 4 people - RM 122.20
Toy helicopter hanging from the ceiling of the barrack.
Airplanes on the ceiling.
Display in a glass casing.
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Garden at the Barracks Cafe.
Nice place to enjoy your meal when it is not hot or when the sun has set.
Birds of Paradise in the garden.
You can enjoy your meal and also the lovely garden setting.
Painting on the side of the barrack
White lilies surrounding the Birds of Paradise.
Healthy mint plants growing in the garden.
This place is worth returning and I hope to try their tea and scones on our next visit.
Entrance to the Barracks Cafe.
Operating hours for weekdays - 2 pm to 10 pm,
Saturdays & Sundays - 12 pm to 10 pm.
Off day is Monday
Barracks Cafe,
No. 1, Jalan Gereja, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands.

The LORD alone guided them; they followed no foreign gods.
He let them ride over the highlands and feast on the crops of the fields.
He nourished them with honey from the rock
and olive oil from the stony ground.
(Deutoronomy 32:12-13, New Living Translation-NLT)

44 comments:

  1. I love the gardens, those are my favorite pictures. And the wall painting. Looks like a soldier is shooting flowers from a gun!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! I like the garden and the flowers too!

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  2. Looking at your photos make me miss CH! Haha. Kind of missing the cool temperature and the beauty of green highlands.

    That one big piece of fried chicken.

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    1. So its about time to plan a family trip to Cameron Highlands!

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  3. Wow! What a serene place to eat in! I loved all the photos!

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    1. We hope to enjoy our meal in the garden on our next trip if the weather permits.

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  4. I would want that chicken curry bread bowl, been to CH only once and i fell in love with the place, serene, green and cooling

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    1. Thank you, Libby! Cameron Highlands welcomes you with open arms.

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  5. Such a nice cafe, Nancy! You find the most interesting places to eat. I absolutely love the decor and ambiance.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon! This place is worth a visit if you are in Cameron Highlands.

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  6. The gardens are a delight, such a beautiful feast for the eyes.

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  7. Do go again in the evening to have tea in the garden under the sky.

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    1. Yes, keeping this in mind for our next trip to C.Highlands.

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  8. ...up in the mountains sounds like a nice place to stay.

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    1. Once in a while we will retreat to the cool highlands.

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  9. Nice sharing a piece of history of your hill station, Cameron Highlands and great display of model arms, planes and helicopter inside the barrack. But I love the open garden restaurant with beautiful plants and flowers creating a natural ambiance for dinning.

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    1. Thank you, Jeevan! I love the garden setting too!

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  10. " Aglio Olio Mushroom Trio ", now that's what I want. Yum, yum.
    By the way Nancy, suddenly my blog has opened up again. I emailed to two companies and maybe somewhere they helped, but I'm still being careful about it. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin paul

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    1. Hi Paul, that is good news! It is good to be able to visit your blog again!

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  11. All that history and then all that wonderful food. What a fun day.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee! We now have one more place to enjoy when we visit the highlands.

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  12. AWE! I wish I am there to try the food with you! They all look so tasty!

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    1. Thank you, Steve! How about including this place in your next holiday plan?

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  13. Oh very interesting like always
    The phtos really cute
    xx

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  14. My son will go crazy if he sees all those models..

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    1. Yes, my sons love them when they were young boys.

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  15. I see my favourite food here. Spaghetti!! Making me hungry now.

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  16. Ah, so that's the history behind the place name.

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  17. Se ve todo muy bueno. Un beso.

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  18. It would certainly be worth having a meal in the garden. Wow!

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    1. Will want to sit in the garden on our next visit if the weather permits.

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  19. Nice ambience there, Nancy! Hope to go there one day too!

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  20. The outside doesn't look that inviting, but your photos of the inside are all good.

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