Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kopi Cine reopens at China House

The wait is finally over.

If you recall from my previous post on Kopi Cine, the café at Stewart Lane was temporarily closed in anticipation for something bigger to happen. Fret no more. Kopi Cine has finally found its new home at China House, undoubtedly bigger and better.

The China House is the new jewel in Penang. Located at Beach Street in the UNESCO Heritage site of Georgetown Penang, China House is made up of 3 heritage buildings linked by a traditional open air courtyard.

I read that the place is house to 14 exquisite spaces with shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and a theatre under the same roof including a bar and a private dining room where the chef cooks in the presence of the patrons.

The China House is part of the Straits Collection in Penang which has a mix of cafes, restaurants, boutique residences, retails shops and galleries in the heart of Georgetown. (If you don’t already know, the Straits Collection happens to be part of the famous Bon Ton group which also owns and operates the beautiful Bon Ton Resort and Temple Tree Resort in Langkawi)

We saw a lot of the familiar items from Kopi Cine on the menu, which is great. They serve all day breakfast from 9 am to 6pm. Hubs ordered the Big Breakfast with fried eggs, lamb sausage, beef patty, mushroom, spinach, caramelized onions served with lemon hollandaise sauce and chili jam. We absolutely loved the hearty breakfast with the homemade sausage. Everything just came together perfectly.

I ordered Roasted Chicken with Ras-el-Hanout spices on Focaccia with cherry tomatoes. I loved the toasted sesame seeds and zesty lemon pickles with the herbed roast chicken.

We can't help but order a Pavlova from the array of mouth watering desserts. The meringue cake with strawberry, passion fruit and mango slice was very light and fresh and we just can't have enough of it.

I have to say Straits Collection did such an excellent job with China House. Kopi Cine was already enjoying brisk business in its opening days with the steady stream of patrons. We could already envision coming back for more of what China House has to offer.

Cafe Latte and Mocha Latte
Big Breakfast (RM28)

Roast Chicken Focaccia (RM26)

China House
153 to 155 Beach Street
10200 Georgetown, Penang.
Tel: 04-2637299


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