Thursday, September 17, 2015

Garage Coffee House @ Icon City, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

For once, the name of this cafe actually matches with its theme- Garage. This new member at Icon City, Bukit Mertajam has the heavy-industrial interior decor, with a few murals featuring bikers adorning the walls. The two-storey space is huge with a high ceiling; rustic wooden tables and chairs, classic high stools, leather couches and crates can also be seen in Garage Coffee House. While we thought their interior decor was somewhat appealing, their offering was less-inspiring. The place has the standard cafe fare, delivering the ubiquitous Egg Ben, Aglio Olio, Carbonara... Cakes etc. Not the perfect place for a meal but good enough for a casual meet up or a place to have your quick caffeine fix.

There isn't a lot to order in Garage Coffee House. We decided to settle with Bacon Carbonara (Rm 16.90). Presentation was alright and both the flavor as well as texture passed the test. The smokey flavor of the Bacon was nicely imbued in the Linguine, enhanced with the addition of dried Herbs. Albeit not outstanding, I do not have much complains for this dish. 

We were disappointed with their Egg Benedict (Rm 16.90). As opposed to a classic, perfectly done Egg Ben with flowing Egg Yolk, we were served with a fully cooked Egg. Adding salt to the wound, ersatz Wholemeal Bread was used in lieu of English Muffin. The texture was wrong, the whole piece of bread was at its most soggy state. The only life savior was the sweet, caramelized Onions and Bacon bits. 

Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Wifi available

Additional Information:
Address: 62, Jalan Icon City, 14000, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
Business Hours: 9 am to 12 am. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6017- 423 5748

Map of Icon City