Coffee Elements @ All Seasons Place, Air Itam, Penang.
I don't usually visit All Seasons Place as I don't find any shops or eateries are attractive at all, most of them being over-rated. Tuck away from the busy shops and eateries at Ground Floor of All Seasons Place, Coffee Elements might be obscure to some due to its location; Coffee Elements is situated on first (1st) floor of All Seasons Place, right upstairs to Paparich, simply take the lift right in front of Paparich and you will find Coffee Elements right in front of you. Coffee Elements is place ideally for your breakfast and brunch as it serves light food namely Bagels, English Bloomers and Salad, as well as some special bake of the day (cakes). In hopes of serving some really affordable food to cater Penangites, the lady owner priced their food reasonably with no service charge nor government tax. Well, at least I've found some noteworthy eatery to visit All Seasons Place right now.
Ham & Egg English Bloomer (Rm 5.50) comes with a poached Egg, Chicken Ham, Rocket (pre-soaked in Olive Oil) as well as a piece of buttered and toasted English Bloomer. I was impressed by their perfectly poached egg, it has been quite sometime since I had such a perfect one, however, it was slightly on the dry side, the whole dish will be perfect if they can add an extra touch of Hollandaise sauce with some thinly sliced Zucchini strips for the extra crunchiness but I guess it can be justified by a price of Rm 5.50.
We also had this Cream Cheese Bagel at Rm 4.50, it tasted exactly the same as the one I had at The Mugshot Cafe which I later found out that Rainforest bakery supplies Bagel Muffins to them. The Cream Cheese complements the warm and crispy Bagel perfectly, the fluffy-crispy texture along with the unique cheesy flavor from the Cream Cheese create a multi-layered taste lingering in the tongue. Just the way I like for a relaxing afternoon tea.
They don't usually have this Red Velvet Cake (Rm 8) in their menu, I was delighted with the generous spread of Cream Cheese Frosting over the cake but I was rather disappointed with the texture of the cake, which was too dry to my liking. The cake was on the sweeter side but still within an acceptable range.
The lady owner was kind enough to give us a complimentary Chocolate Nutella (Rm 8.50) but the Chocolate was too rich to my liking. "We didn't add any sugar to the cake itself, the sweetness comes from the Nutella spread", she added. Unfortunately, I was not seeking for any chocolate indulgence nor I am a fan of chocolate; it would be great if an extra scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream can be added to this cake. Nevertheless, thank you for the complimentary cake though.
Extra marks to them serving complimentary Sky Juice for the customers. You need not to order any drinks if you don't want to. They do serve a wide range of Coffee but not healthy fruit juices sadly. I hope they can add some healthy fruit juices to their menu shortly in the near future.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 8.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 8.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: First floor of All Seasons Place, Lebuhraya Thean Theik, Bandar Baru Air Itam, Penang. *Their new outlet will be opened on 23rd of July, 2013 at Gurney Paragon Mall Penang*
Business Hour: *refer to the photo above*
Contact Number: 6012- 478 2693