New Kopitiam on the Cine

Posted: March 7, 2010 in Food
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So it was a blistering hot afternoon in Penang while we were looking for a nice spot around town that serves desserts and cool drinks and we happened to stumble upon Kopi Cine, a new cafe which is part of a row of heritage houses in Stewart Lane, Penang, managed by Bon Ton. It has a really eclectic, pre war heritage feel to it with its mix-match of old furnishings. Like most cafes around the heritage area, it doesn’t offer air conditioning, only ceiling fans and the fun part was that each table was covered with a giant, white sheet of paper with a glass of colourful crayons to keep you occupied.

Andrea was supposed to meet up with her high school friend, Hui Shian, for afternoon tea so she called her to ask her to drop by. Kopi Cine offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a tempting array of drinks and desserts.

The homemade gula melaka ice cream (RM8) was a hit – it has a very burnt, caramel taste which was incredibly refreshing on such a scorching day.

As the ice cream was so good, Hui Shian had to try the Gula Melaka & Almond Shake (RM16) which was made with the same home made ice cream and she aboslutely loved it.

I found my Iced Moccha (RM9) to be a bit on the lighter side, the taste wasn’t that strong but it could be personal preference.

The scones (RM12) were ok, it’s reasonably priced as you get 3 pieces, butter, cream and home made strawberry jam but they were nothing to shout about. (check out the drawing on the table)

There’re also side entrances to the Reading Room next door, it’s an open reading space housed with a mix of books (including children’s books!) and was very cosy and inviting.

The back of the Reading Room – a giant air well & the location of the loo….

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Comments
  1. Maya says:

    Hi Chris: I was looking for Kopi Cine and landed on your beautiful blog with such gorgeous photos of the cafe. I was thinking of going there with some friends this weekend and wanted a preview of the place before I went. Thanks for your review. A friend who has been to Bon Ton in Langkawi says the menu here is much cheaper than the one in Langkawi (but of course!). I will definitely try the homemade ice cream.

  2. lingzie says:

    i love this place! chanced upon it early this year and i love going there on my own just to chill out over a cool drink and a good book to read 🙂

  3. ck lam says:

    Great to see your review on this place. Definitely dropping by to try out the food…especially your recommended gula melaka ice cream 🙂

  4. NKOTB says:

    Beautiful… one of my favourite place.

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