Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Meraki Coffee @ Island Plaza, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.

Meraki Coffee is the latest addition to Island Plaza. Unlike some hip cafes in town, Meraki Coffee keeps things simple. The interior decor with wood finishes radiates a calm and relaxing vibe while the menu offers a range of classic crowd-pleasing cafe fare and a couple of unique offerings. The menu is not exactly big but more than good enough for breakfast or light-lunches. Those with a sweet tooth would be glad to know that Meraki Coffee offers a good variety of home-made cakes and pastries. Though the menu is not really solid enough to make the cafe a place for meal, it is nevertheless, a convenient space within the mall with cozy atmosphere to hang out with friends or family. 

Stewed Beef Wrap (Rm 16)

Gula Melaka Banana Pancakes (Rm 12)

Cempedak Crumble (Rm 16)

For something light and savory, go for the Stewed Beef Wrap- minced Beef wrapped with greens and Tortilla. The multi-dimensional wrap was delicious, the meat was reasonably seasoned yet the sauce was not watered down. The meaty flavor was bold and worked perfectly well with the refreshing crunch of greens. For sweets, we would recommend their Cempedak Crumble over the Gula Melaka Banana Pancakes. The former dish was delicately sweetened with real Cempedak flesh. The flavor of the tropical fruit was bold and provided the quintessential sweetness to the cake, the Crumbles on top were merely to increase the textures. The Pancakes were disappointingly average, they were not as fluffy as we would have hoped. They possessed the odd Coconut-Milk flavor, probably to match with the smoky Gula Melaka. The combination was safe but it did not really hit us. 

Taste: 7/10 (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 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)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: G-12, Island Plaza, 118, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
Business Hours: 9 am to 11 pm on every Sunday to Thursday, 9 am to 12 am on Fridays, Saturdays and Public Holidays.
Contact Number: 604- 899 1100


  1. Filling in the wrap looks good.

  2. I like Cempedak and would like to try out that cake too.

  3. Cempedak crumble for me please. I love your lens.

  4. I'm always happy to learn of new coffee spots.