大山脚 X 老巷子 Dua Sua Ka cafe X De Antique is one of a famous cafe in Bukit Mertajam Penang. Tuck right in the middle of Bukit Mertajam town and certainly a place where you can park your car and walk around to find famous food around the area. I Am not familiar with the town there but certainty will find time to explore more.


dua sua kathere will be a chance for you to miss this cafe is it sits in a row of pre-war housesits in 1 way street. Just slow down and turn right at the junction to this big open space carpark.dua sua ka bm

Certainly a place for instagram worthy from outside to interior. outsides does not look like you are in Penang also.
dua sua ka cafedua sua ka bukit mertajamcafeInside is design with 2 cafe. Front desk serve local cuisine and local coffee as you walk towards the back part is the cafe kind.

dua sua ka menuDua Sua Ka cafe menu is pretty direct.DSC00332They have big open space upstairs and a place fory ou to chill, chat. There is NO wi-fi in this cafe. Don bother bringing your laptop there to work.

watermelon cake penangWhat i read in google is their Watermelon cake is their famous signature. Turns out to be better than expected. watermelon is the whole piece as not the dehytrate version. Kinda fresh and cripsy. Natural sweetness is there, the cream is not too sweet and the base is pretty decent.

Goes well with their coffee. Not the acidic kind that suits to my liking.
Dua Sua Ka cafe menu is pretty direct.heritage cafe in penangcafe in mainlandcafe in butterworthHappy Chilling over the in bukit mertajamcafe in bm penang
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*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, great ambiance, cake and coffee better than expected!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-


大山脚 X 老巷子

Dua Sua Ka X De Antique 49,

Jln Arumugam Pillai, 14000

Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Operating hours; 11am – 7pm

Tel: 017-430 4208

Tap Beer At Bamboo Hill, Segambut KL might be one of the first local brew beer that we can ever get. If the fact is correct, then their beer is certainly quite impressive. For both IPA and stout. Tap Room is indeed a perfect place for gatherings. A huge space that able to cater private events.bamboo hillCurrently they are at their hype as it is highly advisable to make reservation before you head over. If not you will ended up like me take chances. I waited for a spot for 45 minutes on that day as half of the section is close for private event. also was lucky cuz there are reservations that did not turn up then we took over the table.


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I read some of the reviews that they are also well known for their pizza.  I would say if you dine in the early evening like 6pm and if weather is right, like just after rain it is a perfect place to be. Enjoy the sound of waterfall, beer on your hand and pretty decent food will be the perfect mood to end the day.

Morning sun is still bearable and if it hit afternoon, do not bother to sit outside. It is really hot unless you are like Guai lou love sun and heat then yes.
bamboo hills uoaTap Beer At Bamboo Hill outdoor seating area.
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This is their bar, as you can see the copper piping flying around, its is connected to behind the wall. I am only assuming the fresh beer brew is directly tap out instead of decor. kl beer brewary
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Tap Room Menu is pretty straight forward. A menu with Italy, local and American.

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this is their Paperkite Stout. It is easy to drink, hint of caramel and a bit of coffee bitter end but overall it is smooth. @ RM 22.

Watermelon Meze @ RM 9 – watermelon, chuka wakame, crush peanut and Thai Dressing. Refreshing dish as order this for my niece to try.
mushroom soupMushoom soup turns out to be better than expected as ingredient is grind – MOB soup @ RM 17.80. Interesting profile as they add in fish flakesDSC00712Charming Chic is certainly a dish that fits very well with healthy person. It is a flavourful plate with chicken well season, grill and the spicy sauce enhance it. Quino as the best replacement for rice.
restaurant in bamboo hills bamboo hills Botanica+CoMeaty Platter @ RM 129 is a fun combination with beef (medium rare) nicely grilled pranws and soft of like tandori chicken kinda taste is a great platter to go after.

The fun begins after you start adding in green spicy sauce(which is not spicy actually) it add on the flavour which is needed by each beef and seafood. Do give it a try eat it as it is then add on the spicy sauce. BEST!
 italian restauran in klCreamy Mushroom is nicely plated but nothing fancy to go after.
4 cheese pizzaFormagio @ RM 52 is sort of like thin curst pizza. Nicely burnt on edges yet the cheese is fragrant. The cream make it more interesting to enhance the pizza flavour. This is best to go along with their IPA beer. 
what to eat in bamboo hillsMoonlight Pesto . I am not a big fan of pesto but this is certaily okay. The pesto herb taste is not that strong yet well balance. It is interesting as it is topped with an egg yolk, after you break it, becomes slightly creamier and balance well with the pesto. Chicken is crispy and slight juicy.ginger kl bamboo hillsFor something clasisc, Pad Krapow Rice bowl @ RM 19.80 is a worthy dish to order. Generous with chicken mince meat, topped with crispy egg is a dish that would not disappoint as it is cook flavorful. Better than expected.dessert waffle in klBerryful Waffle @ RM 29.80 there is nothing to shout about as I feel that Inside scoop waffle ice cream is better and cheaper. DSC00697I have read in some reviews that their food was not up in standard, again as a new F&B operator their kitchen usually will take time to stabilize. I was lucky on that day as my service and food were above my expectation. 

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Tap Room Bamboo hill is certainly one of the place I would recommend for gathering and certainly do not mind to come back again for drinks and pizza. Their Tap Room Paperkite Beer could be one of the best Local beer if that is really produce in there. IPA Beer would be recommended if you do not like Stout.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, great ambiance, beer and pizza!!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-


Tap Room KL Bamboo Hill

Lot P10, Bamboo Hills off Lebuhraya DUKE,

Taman Bamboo, Segambut,

51200 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 11am – 1am

Tel: 0129428525

It was very random and was aiming for coffee after breakfast. Hit into google to find nearby cafe and AE Coffee was in the list with 4.9 google rating which is super impressive. Only then realize that they are new kid on the block. Operate since end 2022. I would now rate them one of the Best coffee or cafe in Penang is AE Coffee.

Again Ae cafe, their coffee and pastries suits to my liking

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This is indeed a small cafe operating nearby Penang Road. 

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A cafe that is run by 1st runner up in Barista Competition. after I saw this rights behind the counter, my expectation do change higher little. was here aiming to get long black and latte ended up need to aim Single Origin. 

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 2 pager coffee and also some pastries at the counter. all the look of it sure do look very tempting.


penang award winning barista cafeLook for a transparent mini menu that sits above the order tab. There is where their little special hidden menu of the day or cake of the day is available. On that day Tiramisu with Alcohol and Cheesecake(which is their signature) is on.


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As we were so full, was here for coffee and the pastries were too tempting ended up with cakes and Madeline for the morning. 
DSC00499Madeline @ RM 3 is bake to perfection as I always love mine with the little burnt solid edges then in the middle is soft and fluffy butter cake base. This is awesomely good to pair with my single Origin. best tiramisu penangOh miy goawd! Must intro you their Tiramisu@ RM 18. It is da bomb or one of the best I have come across in Penang. It is different version compare to the famous tiramisu  Narrow Marrow

This is a style by its own, topped with nice cocoa powder, and the base is soft airy light cloud mascarpone cheese and espresso sponge at the bottom with alcohol is not too heavy yet goes well flavour by itself or best pair with their coffee. 
best coffee in penangMy Single origin is Guatamela. the mild fragrant body, less acidic and the aftertaste is just amazing. medium roast kind of coffee aroma stays easily 10 mins. Best! Drink while its hot is mild fruity base yet near room temperature its like chocolaty. 

Certainly this is one of my favourite cafe place in Penang for a good cuppa. 

**Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8.5/10, awesome coffee for me – !! -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-


Ae coffee

11, Lebuh Clarke

10050, Penang

Operating Hours: 10.30am – 6pm

Bichii Coffee is indeed a hidden gem in Sungai Buloh. Tug in out of no where in this industrial architecture is pretty interesting. The owner started it off as a photostudio then now tune a notch up with a cafe as part of it. It is a hidden cafe in KL for this.

cafe in kepong The cafe is beautifully decorated with style and alot of corners can be ootd. With only limited space, we have to make reservation for sit in. Best do share to them where you prefer to sit. They have indoor and outdoor. For nice picture, I find that outdoor is more cool, as it is set up with like Camping look and feel at the balcony corner. It is also good that can consider Cafe in Kepong for Kepong folks to drive over.

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Bichii Coffee menuCoffee here is pretty decently good for a cafe in Sungai Buloh, that you do not have to travel all the way to KL or PJ. They take beans from a few supplier and one of them is Beans Brother. They changed bean every month. So it could be you like the beans today could be different on next visit. 
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If you are staying in this area and looking for good coffee, I would certainly recommend this coffee place for your cravings. Single origin is pretty good too!

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, pretty good coffee for this area, !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-


Bichii Cafe 8/2, Jalan LGSB 1/3, Kampong,

47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor

Operating hours: Fri – Tues : 9am – 5pm

Wed/Thurs : Closed

Tel: 012-963 520

Cafe in Penang. Which is the best? I was often recommended to this Narrow Marrow located in Beach Street is one of the best cafe in Penang. It win many cafe hoppers heart of its classic ambiance, offering of fresh made Tiramisu and not to miss out their signature Tuak in Penang. 


 If you are looking for a place to chill with nice ambiance, I have to agree with many that this could be perhaps one of my favourite cafe ambiance in Penang. Taste of industrial and tastefully decorated with classic scope, mixture of black disk, and other unique antinque. love their Bar table too.


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DSC00811Best of all, it is also one of the best chill out spot with air condition full blast.DSC00809cafe penangcafe in penangbest cake in penangbest cafe in penangalcohol tiramisu in penangOther variety of fresh cakes available. Happy Hunting. Espresso Baileys Tiramisu is their signature @ RM 22 per piece. Worth it.
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Their Signature Alcoholic Tiramisu. Freshly done from the kitchen. It is soft, ,moist and punch with flavour. Generous amount of cocoa powder too.

Lime Tuak is another drink which is recommended. Super refreshing and punch you with a note of sourness to my linking. Tuak after taste flavour just flows in after that. A right balance. 
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Narrow Marrow

312, Lebuh Pantai, 

10300 Penang

Operating Hours: 3pm – 11pm (Friday – Monday)



It is not easy to find a nice pastry in KL. If you do find one, you have to dig into your pocket. Croisserie Artisan Bakery at Damansara Heights is indeed one of the cafe in Bukit Damansara to pay a visit. To warn all of you first, where it is a dangerous shop. At first to buy 2 pastries and walk out with 7 pastries.

Croisserie Artisan Bakery

With more than 50 choices of fresh pastry for you to choose from. From Sandwich, to cakes to pastries. As you walk into the pastry shop, the aroma of freshly bake item it smells so good.

Croisserie Artisan Bakery Damansara


Just look at some of the selection that I have capture. Does it gives you the feeling of like when you are at oversea. Those famous for pastries and the item is stacked on top.  Almond Croissant.

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Chocolate almond, cream tart, Salted caramel, Blueberr



Croisserie Artisan Bakery damansara heights


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Not only with pastries. Just look at their cakes too. It is too pretty and per slice I think it is still reasonable. Gonna come back to try out their cake next.

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Croisserie Artisan Bakery in Bukit Damansara is definitely one of the pastry shop in KL that you would want to pay a visit. I certainly dont mind to come back when I feel I am generous to spend. It is on the high side.

Where will be your favourite pastry shop? do share with me too

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, love it full with variety!!!~Recommended-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Croisserie Artisan Bakery
14, Jalan Medan Setia 2,
Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur,

Operating Hours: 7.30am – 8pm

Tel: 012-564 4154

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