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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Caffe Strada @ Krystal Point, Penang.

Strada Caffe or Caffe Strada has been on my hunting list for a long while due to its strategic location and its attractive exterior.
It is situated at Krystal Point and shops like La Mei Zi (辣妹子), Domino's Pizza and Korea Palace are its friendly neighbours.
The cafe can be spotted easily on the way from Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway to the busy Bayan Baru Roundabout.
Hundred metres before the roundabout, the place is on your right hand side.
Do take note that the cafe has no relation to Strada at Pulau Tikus.
My strong desire to try it out dominated my mind and without any research, i purchased the voucher deals from Ezivoucher.

The cafe is separated into two parts: smoking (outdoor) and non-smoking (indoor) areas.
It is indisputably a flawless spot for enjoying soccer games.


Outdoor which is full of western atmosphere.

Surprisingly, my other half and i were the only customers and the time was 7pm which is a golden family dinner time.
A waitress came to attend us and the reasons why the cafe was so empty revealed themselves one after another.
Hmm, i could design a more impressive menu myself and even my PIXMA offers a much better printing quality.

With the vouchers, there were 3 options of main courses provided and they were Spaghetti Bolognese, Chicken Fillet Rice and Honey Black Pepper Grilled Chicken.
We picked the spaghetti and grilled chicken.
Besides, iced lemon tea, soup of the day and dessert were included in the voucher.
I don't know why, the waiters and waitress never smiled.
You know what? They never spilt out a 'thank you'.
When i say never, i really mean NEVER.
Even the guy who enquired me for my voucher codes and who looks like the supervisor or manager, no 'thank you', no 'sorry' and no 'smiley face' from him too.
Our iced lemon tea which was severely diluted was the first to arrive.

The spicy tomato soup was quite alright.
A twist between sour and spicy taste was a good shot and it made the soup pretty appetizing.
Countable pieces of mushroom and crab rolls were dipped inside the orange red solution.

Next, it was the Spaghetti Bolognese which tasted so-so.
The unique thing was the spaghetti which was small in diameter, in other words, thin and it was smooth.
However, firm spaghetti is nothing without a proper yummy sauce.
The Bolognese sauce with minced meat was normal, got nothing special.
Oh ya, a slice of garlic bread was served along.

Regarding the Honey Black Pepper Grilled Chicken, i personally felt that the meat was hard to cut out.
We believed that it was because of the marination of the honey black pepper gravy.
The honeyed black peppery taste was odd but i had no problem going with it.
It was challenging to describe what my taste buds felt, the best is imagining that you are having black pepper chicken chop which has a layer of honey on top of it.
In conclusion, the taste was just okay and so did the portion.

Lastly, a glass bowl which accommodates a few cubes of watermelon was served as the dessert.
What comment can i make on this naturally glucose-rich fruit?

Overall, the course meal definitely worth for the price we have paid which was RM9.90.
I am glad that i did not step into this cafe before purchasing the vouchers.
Phew, i nearly made the move, so close.
A friend of mine highly recommended me the Seafood Chowder in Bread Bowl and i initially intended to order that.
At last, i did not as a result of the unpleasant encounters.
With such price, i can't complain more, can i?
Here is a reminder, i '3.5-starred' the ambiance as the environment was super silent when i was there.

Address :
Block 1-01-12, 13 &14, Krystal Point Corp Park,
Lebuh Bkt Kecil 6, Krystal Point II,
11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
[google map]

Operation hours :
12pm – 12am

Contact no. :
04 - 6436643 / 012 - 3171609

Email :


the service crew like sai

totally bo mood with this caffe.....visit twice somemore....

twice?? what is so good with this caffe that made u visit them twice lo?

cos actually i buy 4 omelette restaurant voucher from ezi eh, mana tau omelette suddenly zap lap then ezi exchange the voucher to strada for i visit twice lo....

Haha, pity lo. the food tasted normal but the price is expensive if without the voucher.

agree!! got voucher deal i oso wont buy liao....

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