Coffea Coffee @ Automall, Karpal Singh Drive, Georgetown, Penang.
The folks in KL should not be new to Coffea Coffee, the Korean-franchised Cafe has finally landed at Automall, Penang. The lure of this cafe is its wonderful assortment of light meals- home-made Quiches, Scones, Cakes and Sandwiches. It does not serve main, only Pastries, Cakes and Desserts. Coffea Coffee has its own blend of Coffee Beans and has since received quite a few number of awards according to their website. The location is strategic, it took the prominent spot of Automall, allowing it to place tables for their al-fresco dining area. It would be a great moment to enjoy the sea-breeze and their range of luscious Cakes while watching the world goes by. For the interior decor, Coffea Coffee uses wood to impart the homey and soothing feel to the space; with coffee tables neatly tucked. Interesting range of Pastry Cakes, cozy ambiance, energetic and lively service crew... one of the few cafes that I would love to revisit again in the near future.
For the savory, I had Turkey Ham Quiche (Rm 9.90) which was served to me warm. The genuine effort of reheating the Quiche definitely added some marks. The Quiche comes with a thin pastry skin, beautifully layered with Ham, Broccoli with a caramelized Cheese top. It was buttery, creamy and definitely cheesy enough to my liking but I thought it was a little salty on its own, probably it works better with some Greens.
For a change, I thought it would be great for me to try their Scone (Rm 7.90) instead of the usual Cakes. Their home-made Scone comes in an unusual size, probably two times bigger than the normal ones. A small jar of Strawberry Jam and Whipped Cream were given to complement the Scone. Well, I did not expect to see Clotted Cream here but those two were sufficient. The Scone was nicely baked with the right texture, firm yet slightly crumbly, not too dry but not moist either. It has some Raisins, to give the Scone a hint of sweetness. For those with a sweet tooth, smear the Scone with a thick spread of Jam and Cream; ideally to go with a cup of English Tea for your Afternoon Tea pleasure.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No
Address: 29C-02-17 & 29C-03-17 Maritime, Lebuh Sungai Pinang 5, 11600, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 9 am to 1 am on every Sunday to Thursday; 9 am to 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Contact Number: 604- 376 2055
Website: http://www.coffea.my/object_menu.php *Full Menu*