Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wheeler's Coffee @ Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang.

Bicycle-themed cafe- Wheeler's Coffee is yet another new cafe to burst on the Penang cafe scene. Interestingly, the cafe uses countless of bicycles as decorations. On the menu, it does serve some interesting dishes, however, some of them are not available throughout the day. Prices, on the other hand, are unbelievably affordable (lunch/ dinner ranging from Rm 7 to Rm 14). While we like the interior decoration of the place but the orders we had were somewhat disappointing. We wondered if the meal did not go well because we did not order the right dishes (their pasta dishes seem more convincing) but considering the cafe is still very new, it is still worth a second look. Wheeler's Coffee is located at Love Lane, opposite to Love and Latte Cafe.

Our visit on late afternoon left us with no choice but to order their Egg Benedict with Ham and Bacon (Rm 9). Perfectly poached Egg served on top of Chicken and Turkey Ham, sandwiched with a soft and fluffy English Muffin. As I slit the egg open, the soft and flowing Yolk oozes out; however, I was not quite convinced with the use of Turkey and Chicken Ham, as though it lacked of a smoky and meaty flavor. The Chef replaced Hollandaise Sauce with an ersatz Mustard Sauce which I was left underwhelmed. It does not provide the right smoothness and flavor to the Egg Ben. Also, I thought the dish was slightly under-seasoned but I guess I could not complain much with that price tag (though I did anyway). 

A confused dish- their Fruit Bagel (Rm 8)...... was ridiculous. Freshly cut Green Apples, Oranges and Grapes evenly coated with Yogurt and served together with Bagel. Wonderful individual elements but the combo did not work for us, we did not seem to enjoy the dish at all and were struggling to finish it. It should be very easy to replicate the dish, toss some Fruit Salad and serve with bread, you might get the same result.

Mango Yogurt Smoothie (Rm 12)

Taste: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (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)
Parking: 5.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Pork-Free/ Wifi-available
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: No. 67, Love Lane, 10200, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 9am to 10pm on weekdays, 9am to 12am on weekends. Closed on every Tuesday.
Contact Number: 604- 261 3570

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