Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Alley Raja Uda @ Raja Uda, Butterworth, Penang.

When we heard that The Alley at Steward Lane was opening a new sister cafe at Raja Uda... that serves Sushi with Coffee... we were intrigued. Why Vinegared Rice with Coffee? It took us a while before we could make our way to The Alley Raja Uda, the location is not that obvious; it can be a daunting task for those who are not in the know. The place is decorated based on the industrial theme with heavy emphasis on timber... there's even a large container outside (the kitchen); it is spacious ample spaces between tables but the wooden chairs are not that comfortable as they may seem... the hipsters or hard-core cafe hoppers would like the whimsical interior decor- many creative angles can be found for Instagram-perfect photos. No, they have more than Sushi and Coffee to offer; they have a small Japanese menu that offers Japanese Curry Rice dishes along with The Alley's specialties (Churros and Cronuts). The Alley is located at one of the streets in front of Econsave at Raja Uda. 

Kami Kaze Squad- Latte/ Kani-Kama/ Unagi (Rm 15)

Salted Caramel Churros (Rm 7/ Small)

Of course we had to try the Sushi and Coffee combination... so we did. For Rm 15, one gets to choose 2 types of Sushi and a cup of Latte or Cappuccino. We opted for the latter option. The combination was not superb but for someone with Asian palate, the Sushi should be enjoyable complement to the cup of Joe.

Regulars' all time favorite- The Alley's signature Churros; we had Salted Caramel for this round. The crispy dough-sticks were light with crunchy edges but the Salted Caramel did not manage to hit us. We thought the Caramel flavor was soft and the salinity was weak. My first experience with these was better. 

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service Charge: No
Prices shown are nett

Additional Information:
Address: 13, Lorong Teras Jaya 7, Kawasan Perniagaan Teras Jaya, 12300, Butterworth, Penang. 
Business Hours: 12 pm to 12 am. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6017- 599 7009

Map of 13, Lorong Teras Jaya 7, Kawasan Perniagaan Teras Jaya, 13400 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia