Housed in an annex right next to a bungalow, previously owned by Flying Club Penang along Kelawei Road (neighbor to UOB Bank Kelawei); Kafka is one of the latest additions to Penang's cafe scene. Its quaint, whimsical interior decor has quickly made this place viral over social media. Step in the place and you will be amazed by how creative the interior decor works here... with plants and greens available in every corner of the cafe and oddly mismatched furniture to create the quirky-unusual but picturesque combination. On the menu, it offers a wide variety of Western dishes ranging from Toasts, Pancakes, Egg Benedict, Sandwiches, Pasta and some meat dishes... with limited vegetarian options.
Cinnamon French Toast (Rm 18.90)
Bacon Carbonara Pasta (Rm 23.90)
Cheesy Quesadillas (Rm 21.90)
Pan Seared Chicken Breast Meat (Rm 24.90)
Wedges with Sour Cream and Thai Chili Sauce (Rm 12.90)
We started off with a vegetarian Cheesy Quesadillas... crispy tortilla with a delightful charred aroma but a tad pity that the filling was not cheesy enough. Unlike the name suggested, the filling was not even close to the word "cheesy", flavors were rather muted. Like-wise, Pan Seared Chicken Breast was a too dry and rough in texture... though the Bell Pepper and Sundried Tomato concoction saved a little marks.
Disappointed with the first two dishes, we were happy to find out that the Bacon Carbonara Pasta meets the standard. At least the cream sauce was nicely concocted and the smoky-meaty Bacon flavors were permeating the entire dish; the texture of the Fettuccine was expertly controlled either. We ended the meal with a sweet treat- Cinnamon French Toast but was a little displeased by the quality. It felt like a disappointingly-average French Toast that can be found elsewhere... at a more premium rate.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1- 3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Business Hours: 8 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 04- 218 9726
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