Friday, March 4, 2016

Koffiehouz @ Auto City, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

Another venture by 2F+ Coffee by Yellow House at Sungai Ara, Koffiehouz takes charge of a large unit at Auto City, a unit that is facing Lorong Perusahaan Maju 8 (behind Sakae Sushi). It's probably a little quieter over that side of Auto City and it requires effort to locate Koffiehouz. The unit is well-covered in shades of dark, seemingly curious and quiet... push the door and you will be overwhelmed by the interior decor. There are plenty of mismatched knick knacks with an industrial touch. The menu is small but fun; the highlights are of course, the Toast-series that come in different forms (apart from the artisan coffee). It's a fun place to be, especially with the spacious and comfortable setting; a little playful but absolutely a pleasant place to spend the afternoon. 

[Set] Caramelized Apple with Toast and a cup of Coffee (Rm 18)

Belgium Cheese Cake (Rm 10.90)

Hefty meals are not possible at Koffiehouz but their range of light snacks are worth a try. For Rm 18 per set, you will get yourself a cup of Hot beverage (to select from their list) and a choice from their Toast series. We opted for the sweet version in lieu of the savory ones; the Caramelized Banana and Toast was light but generously garnished with fresh fruits (like Cherry Tomatoes, Strawberries and Blueberries) and of course, Caramelized Banana... flecked with toasted Almond Flakes. The Toast was buttered and most crispy, however, it did not pair well with the Caramelized Banana... as though they were served separately. My guess: it was too dry and no sauce was there to "link" them together (perhaps cream). It was still tasty nevertheless.

Over the display fridge at the counter, we found Belgium Cheese Cake- a cake with 3 different layers: Chocolate flavored Sponge, sturdy Chocolate Brownie and a layer of Cheese Cake. The texture was a little hard but it was most chocolaty, sweet but not overly so; just perfect to go with the fresh brew. 

Iced Chocolate (Rm 10)

Guatemala Coban Valma (Rm 14)

Caramlized Apple Latte (included in the Set/ Normal Price is Rm 9)

Taste: 7.5/10 (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)
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
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 1814-C, Jalan Perusahaan Auto City, 13600, Juru, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
Business Hours: 12 pm to 10:30 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 6012- 421 1714