Since we were in the area, we decided to revisit Leaf & Co. but guess what we stumbled upon? Cafe 55 yawwww. Yup, right next to Leaf & Co. – Leaf & Co @ Jalan Sultan – Taste soooo GOOD! is Cafe 55. Do note that this 4 month old cafe has no relation to their namesake in Georgetown, Penang.
We parked at 5 Elements Hotel at a reasonable rate of 3.50 an hour. Once you guys have parked, make your way out to the front. Once you are at the lobby,front of the hotel (your back facing the hotel) – turn left and walk down the row of shops, towards the end, you would see Cafe 55. Barely 5 minutes away. No sweat.
Cafe 55 share several similarities with their neighbor – Leaf & Co. Firstly, they are both located below Mingle Hostel. Secondly, both share an ‘ol’ school’ interior. It feels like they decided to retain the original walls and structures while also adding their own individual modern touches. Some of these buildings has been around since pre/post war times, so imagine the rustic, nostalgic feels it’s bound to bring forth.
It was relaxing sitting in Cafe 55. The interior itself brings about that feel. Soft music playing on their radio, chatters here and there, laughter, everyone minding their business and chilling, people watching. Niceeeeeee.
Espresso Brownie, 10.50 ringgit
This was delicious!. I was kindda hesitant to give this a go because lets just say I am not a fan of overwhelming ‘coffee’ taste but upon seeing those pecans – I decided to bite my tongue and give this a go. Yummmmmmmmm. The espresso does not immediately hit you. You’d only taste it as it goes. Not too strong, just enough to provide you an extra ‘kick’. The brownie itself was light and fluffy, the pecans provided a good crunch. Very nice.
Croque Monsieur, 20 ringgit
The Croque Monsieur is their popular dish and came recommended. It consisted of bread, turkey ham, cheddar cheese, mornay (cheese sauce?). This was delicious. Do make sure you have an empty stomach though because this sure is filling. I was halfway through and already felt stuffed. So, be warned. The melted cheese on the top – I am soooo a fan. Just biting into that layer of cheese + bread + turkey ham … yummmm!
Basmati Rice with Teriyaki Chicken, Poached Egg, Scallion, 18 Ringgit
This was another yummy dish, literally served in a bowl. Me, being the messy eater that I was – this bowl didnt do it for me, lol, too small. The teriyaki chicken sure did come in a generous portion. It lasted till the the last spoon of rice. How awesome is that? The poached egg to me was a clever substitute to a gravy. It provided the same texture and purpose. Having the rice + chicken without the egg, was yummy by itself.. glaze the rice with some poached egg – oooo gooey, warm and simply tasty. Every ingredient in this bowl worked well together. It certainly was a tasty dish.
Would I head back here?
Yes, I totally would. Just the ambiance, environment was enough to reel me in. Add in yummy food and desserts – I am in!
Address: 55, Jalan Sultan, City Centre.
Opening hours: Everyday. 7.30 am – 6 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.