Monday, March 25, 2013

Cozy In The Rocket cafe @ Beach Street, Penang

It is by pure coincidence that we discovered Cozy in the Rocket - 
a new cafe by the owners of Amelie cafe.
The loft and junk style exterior immediately attracted my attention as I stroll along Beach Street
after visiting Tofu, yet another great cafe.

The familiar hand painted signs reminded me of Amelie, so I looked up online and 
only then realise Amelie was closed and this is the owner's latest creation ~

Considering it's a pretty new cafe, we didn't expect to see such crowd
The place was almost full when we arrived around 1pm

The only table available was next to the kitchen, 
aroma from the cooking kept tickling our taste bud...
Can't stop ourself from "closely monitoring" the cooking progress via the window gaps~

Crafty chairs

The outdoors. 
It was a sunny afternoon, the light casting beautiful shadows all around

Recognise this? 
It's the cute goldfish from Amelie.

Took us awhile to realise we need to refer to the boards for menu and order at the counter.
This is what we had:

Pesto & salami spaghetti RM25

 Asparagus & bacon spaghetti RM25

The spaghetti is cooked al dente and very flavourful. 
We finished them in minutes, literally.
Judging from the speed they were gone, we all preferred asparagus & bacon. :D

Scallops & mussel risotto RM25
This dish is the least to my liking. Still, I haven't had a risotto that I enjoyed yet.
So maybe it's just personal preference..

Mushroom gnocchi in truffel sauce RM25
Being a potato lover, I can't express enough how much I love this dish.
All I can say is it's our favourite of the day!!

Tiramisu RM18

I wanted to try pana cotta, but sis insisted on this. 
Oh well, maybe next time~
Bitter taste from the coffee beans, liquor and orange zest is refreshing after the creamy meal. 
A great treat.

Passion fruit & lemon juice RM12. 
Healthy and refreshing drink

Though slightly pricey, the food and atmosphere is definitely worth it.
They also have some uncommon choices on the menu (like gnocchi, pana cotta) which is a plus

Word of advice though,
do not go on an empty stomach and expect some waiting time
since there's only the couple working away.

Ending the post with a shot from the cafe's beautiful outdoor ~

Cozy in the Rocket
No. 262 & 264, Lebuh Pantai,
Georgetown, Penang.
Tel:  +6012 496 7838  

Daily 10am - 5pm. (Closed on Mondays)

I was made aware by many comments that they have bad experiences dining at this cafe.
Mostly unhappy with the service provided.
Though not my personal experience, 
I feel obligated to highlight this to who ever come across this post. :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Eighty Tree Cafe @ Lebuh Cintra, Penang

Haven't updated my blog for awhile since I went back to 9-5 working life.
But that doesn't stop me from visiting new places and trying out new food.
Last week it was Eighty Tree Cafe, located at Lebuh Cintra.

 I was glad to find that there's a parking area just around the corner to the cafe.
Hustle free parking. A good start!

Love this mini house beside the carpark

snapping away at the painted window outside the cafe

The menu. love the idea of the food photo collection

We ordered one set meal which comes with a main course, mushroom soup and drink.
Forgot the exact price, but it costs less than RM20 for the set

Mushroom soup with garlic bread

I ordered grilled diavola chicken due to this is the first time I came across diavola sauce.
It tasted sweet and tangy. Nothing spectacular, but something different for a change ~

J ordered grill fish with mint sauce. 
I can tell she didn't really like it, but I think it tasted alright. 

Overall the food is average, but price is very reasonable. 
Which means I can visit more often :p

The cafe has a warm and cosy feel to it. Decorated with adorable little things all around.

Vintage camera and Eiffel tower ♥ 

Comfy corner ~
Not sure if it's meant for guests or a place for the owner to take a break

Boards adorned with beautiful postcards and photos. 
Can you spot the illustration by Takagi Naoko (高木直子)?? Simply love her books~

chalkboard menu

Polaroid camera

I can't help but notice I share many things in common as the owner. 
Vintage stuff, selection of books, rubber stamps etc.
Definitely a place where I can spend my day having a drink/ snack while enjoy a good reading

Eighty Tree Cafe
Address: 83, Lebuh Cintra, 10100 Penang.
 Contact/ Tel: 016 2320501
Tue - Sun: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm