Sunday, November 10, 2013

Review: The Daily Dose Cafe

I always make a list of places to go when I travel. Aside from the usual "tourist spots" that the place has to offer, I also make it a point to visit:

a. Local bookshops
b. Museums
c. Coffee Shop

In Georgetown, Penang, the town is thriving with restaurants and cafe especially those catering to local delicacy. But few really make it a point to find a good coffee shop. Penang is known for its Georgetown White Coffee although the coffee beans are not really cultivated in the town itself, the celebrate the process of making good white coffee. I have tasted and it is good but what I was looking for is a type of coffee shop that is hiding in one corner, brewing its own coffee concoctions and baking their own desserts. And so I found The Daily Dose Cafe. 

The Daily Dose Cafe

The Daily Dose Cafe was not easy to find for me as I passed the restaurant coming from the opposite side of the street. This orange building decorated with pearl-like painted rocks is situated along 8C Lebuh Carnarvon which is close to the very busy Chulia Street. I ordered just a regular iced coffee latte and a slice of their special Chocolate Hedgehog. The coffee is good but the cake is terribly awesome that I almost forgot where I was. The combination of nuts in the cake was absolutely perfect.

Iced Coffee Latte and Chocolate Hedgehog Slice

The coffee shop, even though it's not air-conditioned, was quite a nice place to relax. Although there were very few people when I visited, it seem that it becomes busy in morning for breakfast and at night for wine drinkers. The menu is written on a huge chalkboard posted on the wall. The toilets are very clean and has a nostalgic feeling to it as you do your business. The staff speaks good English and was very courteous and has a fast WiFi connection.

Details of the cofee shop:

8C, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang
Tel: +604-261-2063

Operating Hours:

Thursdays - Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Closed on Wednesdays


J Gerald C Legaspi is the Filipino author of and is currently working and travelling in and around South East Asia but spends most of his time in Jakarta, Manila and Singapore.

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