I had a little windfall the other day and I told my girl that we could go for a nice dinner the following night. She was visually delighted when I told her the venue I had picked – we had not gone there for a long time now and even though she liked the place, she knew I was not too happy with this and that on our previous visits and was not that keen on going back there again.
We ordered the Ceasar salad (RM18.00)…
…to share and the moment it was served, my girl remarked that the egg would surely get my nod of approval. Indeed, I was delighted to see the soft, runny yolk. Perfegg!!!
We enjoyed the calamari dish at their sister restaurant – in fact, we had it there twice, here and here so we asked for the one here, their calamari fritti (RM16.00)…
…and yes, it was just as good here too!
My girl picked their own-made ravioli with bolognese sauce (RM48.00)…
…and it was very much to her liking. I did try one but I can’t say that it swept me off my feet as I am never a fan of the tomato-based sauce. They certainly were very generous with the beef but at that price, I must say that I wasn’t, in the least, surprised.
The mum had the yakitori chicken (RM24.00)…
…which was good too even though despite the name, it was not skewered.
I had the pork chop and sausage (RM28.00)…
…which was all right. I had had nicer own-made sausages elsewhere before and the pork was not exactly tender but I was able to handle it quite well with the few teeth that I have left. For reasons unknown, my pork was different from what the ladies at the next table were sharing – they were having the same and theirs looked more like what a pork chop should look like.
Service was very good, very efficient and prompt, our orders came soon enough and I was glad that there were no chipped plates this time around – something here that put me off more than once before. Yes, the waiting staff were all Mandarin-speaking but the skinny young boy who took our orders was conversant in English.
We did not order any drinks and just had the complimentary water and we didn’t have any dessert either as we were planning to adjourn elsewhere for that.
The total came up to RM134.00 (no SST, no service charge) which was perfectly all right – easy come, easy go and most importantly, we did enjoy our dinner and it was all good that evening, even with regard to the use of my credit card to pay the bill. I was quite pissed off the last time when they used PAYWAVE (for bills below RM200.00) without asking me or informing me first. This time, I had to key in my PIN number and that got me wondering as to whether they had read my blogpost and that got them to change this policy of theirs or there were complaints from other customers regarding this as well.
Unlike the previous occasions when we were here, this time, I was rather pleased with everything and seeing how my girl was so happy with the dinner, I left a generous tip for them in the basket at the counter! Don’t thank me, thank TOTO! Hehehehehe!!!!
CAFFEINE CAFE (2.302620, 111.842988) is located on the ground floor of Wisma Liberty, Block 3, Lorong Dr Wong Soon Kai 7, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai (formerly Jalan Pedada) – on your left, past the Jalan Ulu Oya Road (Sacred Heart School) traffic lights if you are coming from town.
9 thoughts on “It’s all good…”
Something is always better than nothing. A small fortune is better than none. So this time TOTO tolong you (TOTO stands for Tipu Orang Tolong Orang). I love the Caesar salad and your missus’ pick, the yakitori chicken.
More tipu than tolong but I will just buy a bit for fun, something to look forward to, mana tahu, we’ll never know.
Wahhh… windfall ah! Indeed A very scrumptious feast for you and family and also not forgetting the generous tip for others as well!
Yes, once in a blue moon, Lady Luck smiles on me!
Wow congrats! And money well spent on good food. I would go for the yakitori chicken.
Thanks. A reason to celebrate even though it wasn’t all that much.
I am not a fan of food with tomato sauce too.
It’s just bolognese that I am not fond of. I do enjoy it in other dishes like the Chinese sweet and sour, for instance.
Love how the egg looks on the salad
Yes, I was pleased with it.
wow…congratulations on winning the toto!
I feel unpleasant with chipped plates too. Do you usually highlight to the restaurant staff?
Thank you. I never did but I think they read my blog – long faces whenever they see me there. If it happens again, I surely will! I hear many have complained to them, seems that it happens very often.
I would probably choose the ravioli too.
I would prefer it served some other way, not into bolognese.