Thursday, August 22, 2013

Coffee Garden Cafe @ The One, Bayan Baru, Penang.

** Coffee Garden Cafe has since ceased its operations until further notice.**

The One at Bayan Baru is an interesting place for me to hunt for new eateries as many new eateries are mushrooming at that area and Coffee Garden being one of them. Coffee Garden Cafe has two outlets in Penang, their first outlet was opened at Sunway Carnival Mall few months ago and the new outlet at The One is actually their first outlet in Penang Island. Coffee Garden Cafe offers a wide variety of Coffees, Fruit Juices and Sandwich at affordable prices. The place is perfect for breakfast and tea time but it would be slightly inappropriate for lunch in my opinion, due to their limited choices (they do offer Spaghetti, Nasi Lemak but the choices were rather limited). I like their healthy concept of serving sandwiches but after tasting one of their sandwiches, I would still prefer SandWHICH....



Intrigued by the interesting choices of sandwich available, I've decided to give their Pumpkin Tuna Egg Mayo  (Rm 6.90)a try, the sandwich comes with a cup of Honey Lemon Tea and a choice of Coleslaw OR Potato Salad. The Pumpkin Puree gives the sandwich a hint of sweetness, along with the Tuna and Egg Mayo, it creates a very comforting yet down to earth flavor. However, I would personally prefer if they could have spread more Tuna onto the sandwich for the meatier bite. The four-layered sandwich (the usual wholemeal bread) was healthy but it was just an ordinary sandwich with a more creative match. Nothing worth to shout over. The Potato Salad on the other hand, was rather a disappointment. I was expecting more from them but it turned out to be the boring mashed Potatoes with Mayonnaise combination. 


My friend had this Garden Nasi Lemak for Rm 7.90 which comes in a Deep Fried Chicken Drumstick, some Peanuts with Sambal, halved Hard Boiled Egg and some rice cooked with Coconut Milk. The Nasi Lemak was very "lemak" but delicate and savory according to my friend, beautifully complemented by their Sambal and Egg. His only complain was that the size of the Chicken Drumstick was rather small... 


The refreshing Cucumber Juice (Rm 4.90) is a good choice for those who are health-concerned. The Cucumber Juice was slightly sweet to my liking, it would be better if they could reduce the amount of sugar used. Nevertheless, it makes a good match with the sandwich and a very good breakfast combination.


Ratings:
Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7/10 (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

Additional Information:
Address: 1-1-11A, The One, Tingkat Mahsuri 4, 11950, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hour: 7am to 10:30am; 11:30am to 3:30pm; 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Closed on every Sunday.
Contact Number: 604- 643 1913

Tingkat Mahsuri, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang