Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Lobby 079 @ Nagore Square, Georgetown, Penang.

In the caffeine arms race, everything is possible as long as.... there is coffee. Lobby 079, a humble beginning of brick and mortar shop for local Malaysian clothing brand- Pestle and Mortar. There is a small cafe (seats less than 10) housed inside the boutique; though crammed but a perfect spot for generating Instagram-perfect photos. While most are still serving gourmet Waffles, Lobby 079 seeks to be exclusive and... playful, in which, they have moved on to Doffle and Piffle. They do not have an extensive offer but only Doffle and Piffle. The same team at The Alley is managing the space but Papa Palheta blend is used. A place good for your daily quick caffeine boost but not the place that you would want to visit in group and chill. Lobby 079 is operating in the shop house at Nagore Square, previously Joyeux Cafe.

Not sure if it fits the definition of creative innovation but the team behind Lobby 079/ The Alley has done it again by combining Pita Bread and Waffle; thus, Parmesan Cheese Piffle (Rm 12). It was basically Parmesan Chicken stuffed Pita Bread and cooked with Waffle Maker. I would personally prefer this version over another; probably less-playful and more friendly. The Pita Bread was toasted to a crisp while the cheesy Chicken filling was reasonably seasoned to the right spot. Light yet substantial, perfect to be shared by a few while sipping on a cup of Joe. 

Another funky variant- Egg and Jam Doffle (Rm 7); Doffle essentially resembles Doughnut and Waffle but technically speaking, it was Doughnut but in the form of Waffle. It was lightly brushed with Gula Melaka syrup and Orange juice for the extra zingy touch. The Egg was cooked using the Waffle Maker and thus, with the Waffle characteristic-pattern. It was then served with Jam. It was alright, though the texture was harder than the usual Waffle; we thought it would be better if the texture could be fluffier. Not too bad for a novelty experience. Other option includes Salmon and Seaweed Doffle. 

"White" (Rm 10)

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)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service Charge: No

Additional Information:
Address: 79, Nagore Road, 10050, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 1 pm to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 226 5402