Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Antipodean Cafe @ Central Gurney, Penang.

A big name in the Kuala Lumpur cafe scene- popular Kiwi-Australian style cafe: Antipodean Cafe is finally in Penang now. The latest outlet can be found at Central @ Gurney (ground floor of G Hotel Gurney Drive). The Penang Antipodean Cafe brings along some of its signature dishes like the Big Breakfast, Egg Benedict etc, the price points are in the mid-high range (for a cafe standard). The cafe has a casual, relaxed al-fresco vibe; making it ideal for both casual meet ups over drinks or even a leisure brunch. 

Eggs Marlborough with Smoked Salmon (Rm 33)

Orzo Pasta with Mushroom and Feta (Rm 29)

Souffle Cheese Pancake (Rm 30)

We were delighted to see how well presented the Eggs Marlborough with Smoked Salmon was. One of the Eggs was unfortunately slightly over-poached; the Hollandaise sauce was creamy with a mild acidity. The Toast was alright though a little dense; the Smoked Salmon was good too but the whole concoction was slightly under-seasoned to our liking. We liked the Orzo Pasta with Mushroom and Feta better; the Pasta was expertly cooked and the dish carried a bold earthy aroma while the Feta Cheese introduced a salty-creaminess to the dish. The fresh Basil was there to cut through the greasiness; something unusual but delicious. We ended the meal with a sweet treat- Souffle Cheese Pancake but we were convinced with the Cheese-factor. We could not taste the Cheese but merely soft, fluffy Souffle Pancakes with caramel sauce. There were a few Banana slices but we were hoping for Berries or something more refreshing to go with the Pancakes. For Rm 30, we thought it was a little overpriced. 

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (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: Yes 6%

Additional Information:
Address: 159, Gurney Drive, 10250, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 9 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: N/A

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