Many coffee shops in Ipoh downtown are not operating day & night. Those open during day time would close in late afternoon, while those open at night would start business in the evening. That's why the bustling spots are always different from day to night. Hillview cafe is one of the crowded food courts at night. The outdoor seating provides more comfortable dinning especially in the hot days. When the hotel adjacent to Hillview completed, probably next year, this area would be more lively.