Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters @ Udini Square, Gelugor, Penang.
Somewhere relatively quieter from the buzz of town, Udini Square is a new commercial building right next to Tesco E-Gate. The building is somewhat vacant at present but a new spate of tenants (particularly F&B) has moved in. Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters occupies one of the most prominent lots at Udini Square, facing the bustling road of Lebuh Tunku Kudin. Visit the place on a day time and you will find it brightly lit, thanks to the glass window which allows the natural sunlight floods in; the place is spacious and exudes a harmonious aura. It has some characteristics of being a hipster cafe, mainly due to its contemporary interior decor and seemingly Instagram-perfect furniture. The place was quite new on our visit (a couple weeks back), they did not have much to offer back then but one thing that is for sure, their prices are very down to earth; the type of cafe that one would spend a whole afternoon chit-chatting with each other.
Artfully arranged and presented, Chocolate Luxury (Rm 6) caught our immediate attention. It was a thick, rich Chocolate concoction sans the saccharine sweetness. It possessed the instantaneous melt-in-the-mouth effect but it may be a little monotonous for one to finish it entirely on his/her own. If you must know, those were candied Lime, caramelized Macadamia Nuts and smithereens of Chocolate granite. Though not out of the world good, we have no complains for the wallet-friendly price tag.
Long Black (Rm 8)
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 8/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Address: Block 2-10-20, Lebuh Tunku Kudin, 11700, Gelugor, Penang.
Business Hours: 10: 30 am to 10: 30 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 376 2610