Friday, May 6, 2016

Moon Shop- Lunabar @ Penang Bowl, Georgetown, Penang.

Lunabar is a space with dual characteristics, the Coffee Bar is further juxtaposed with bottles and jars of greens (terrarium concept). The entire shop is divided into two parts- a terrarium laboratory (named Moon Shop) and and Coffee corner. The space is snug and could only fit in one table but it adopts the open dialogue concept where by guests can sit at the front and discuss their area of interest with the owners; manned by a couple (whether plants/ terrarium or coffee). The entire concept emerged from a impractical question- "if you were to bring ONE thing to the Moon, what would you bring?". For him, it's plants and for her, it's coffee. On the cafe, they have a very small menu that offers a few types of blend (coffee beans) and a sweet treat (Chocolate Lava). It's not hard to locate Lunabar/ Moon Shop, turn your car into the parking space of Penang Bowl (right next to Eastern & Oriental Hotel) and you will find the place (facing the hotel). 

A haven-made combination- Matcha with Chocolate and Lunabar uses it on their only sweet treat in the space- Chocolate Lava served with Matcha Ice Cream (Rm 15). The Chocolate Lava was slightly overcooked and thus, the Lava did not ooze out as expected. It was flowing but not too much. Sweetness was within my acceptable range and just I thought it would be mono-dimension, the Matcha Ice Cream saved the day. It was creamy and the Green Tea flavor was bold; the hot and cold contrast was fun to eat... though I would not go all out just for their Chocolate Lava. 

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good) *Rated based on ONE dish only, didn't get to try their Coffee*
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: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 38/1, Farquhar Street, 10200, Georgetown, Penang. 
Business Hours: 11 am to 7 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: N/A

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