Coffee 1911 is one of the freshies along Magazine Road, joining the same row of shop house as Watercolor Bakery & Cafe; the seemingly quiet and mysterious cafe offers Malaysian- influenced menu, with a mix of the usual cafe fare. The twist is the Malaysian-influenced dishes, expect to see items like Otak-Otak, Nasi Lemak, Hainanese Chicken Rice and Hainanese Chicken Chop etc. The interior decor displays a Peranakan-touch that reminds us on the older days; the use of the red, classic Thermos Flask is especially note-worthy. The lack of air-conditioner however, can be quite frustrating for the heat-intolerant. Same goes to wallet-watchers, the price points are slightly above average.
1911's Platter (Rm 24)
PBE Sandwich (Rm 24)
Coffee 1911's Platter features a blend of Western and Asian elements, the most distinctive item is of course none other than its home-made Otak-Otak. The combination of Beef Bacon, Sausages, Otak-Otak and Toast does not seem to blend in... perhaps it works for sharing but does not constitute a good main. Also, for the price of Rm 24, we thought it was a little on the expensive side. PBE Sandwich did not impress us either, it was a mix of greens, Beef Bacon, Fried Egg and some mashed Sweet Potatoes with Carrots... served with Fries as side. The combination was a tad too dry to our liking, it could use some sauce to make it more dimensional.
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: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No
Address: 191, Jalan Magazine, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 8 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: N/A