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SWEET TREATS AT BLOGGERS CAFÉ

Posted by crizlai On April - 25 - 2009|

NOTE: This kiosk has ceased its operation at Prangin Mall, Penang.

You have heard about the term “Blogger”, a person who archives all his/her thoughts online through the mean of a weblog (weBLOG). Sometimes you might even come across people using the term “Flogger” which represents a Food Blogger but this is the first time I have known that someone had decided to name his café as Bloggers Café. Well, that would be a brilliant idea to gather bloggers under one roof. Presently, the management had decided to launch the Bloggers Café kiosk in Prangin Mall, Penang today prior to the official opening of their main headquarter in Maju Utama, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

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You might be asking what would they serve in their menu since it will be a café? Basically, to catch up with the trends of franchise companies such as J.Co Donuts, Big Apple Donuts and the newly open Krispy Kreme in Malaysia, they have decided to go into the donut business concept of producing sweet treats to the public. Since this is just a kiosk, you might not get the experience of seeing them making those donuts, buns and muffin. Instead, you will only get to watch the process of decorating the imported pastry (from HQ in BM of course). At the moment, they have 5 flavors such as rainbow colored rice candies, strawberries, blueberry, orange and lemon.

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On top of those donuts, they have sweet and savory buns. Since it’s a pork-free establishment, it has chicken floss, chocolate crème, custard chocolate chips, canned pear slices and many more. They do serve muffin as well.

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The packaging for the food items looked professionally designed but you have to take note that they do not provide you with plastic bags in case you have decided to purchase many boxes just like I did (Every single items in four large boxes :P). Well, who can resist promotions? For the first 2 days of their opening (25 & 26 April 2009), every items would be sold at only RM1 instead of the regular RM1.70 per item.

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Here is the menu for the beverages and fruit juices as well.

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I’m sure most of you would like to know my verdict towards the products since I’m more of a food critic, right? Firstly, I must admit I’m not a sweet tooth and sweet to me means overused of sugar for the product. To me, except for the chicken floss bun, every single item was extremely sweet. Moreover, the donut pastry was not fluffy and light at all. The donuts have heavier texture and compound. Thus, they would be suitable for those who would want something to fill up their stomach. Two were my maximum intake as I was full by then. There was nothing special about the buns either. They were of a different shape of dinner rolls, rough and dry. They did not combine well with any of the toppings/fillings. I would have expected the usage of more fine textured buns instead. The muffin tasted quite good except that I felt that it was a bit too moist if anyone were to store it for the next day’s consumption. Let alone what might happen if the muffin were to be left unrefrigerated in a hot and humid weather.

The kiosk is located at level one of Prangin Mall Atrium A (where Bread History, Secret Recipe, Starbucks, 7-ELEVEN, etc are). Use the main bubble lift to level 1. As you walk out of the lift, make two left turns and you will see the kiosk in between Pappa Roti and the police’s summons payment counter.

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Name: BLOGGERS CAFE
Prangin Mall Kiosk:
Lot A1/K07A, 1st Floor, Atrium A, Prangin Mall,
33, Jalan Dr. Lim Chwee Leong, 10100 Penang, Malaysia.
Business Hours: 11.00am-9.00pm
Contact: 016-256 6336 (Mr. Jimmy Siew)
GPS: 5.414701, 100.3318971

Headquarters:
Bloggers Café Sdn. Bhd. (launching soon)
No.11 Lorong Maju Utama 1, Pusat Perniagaan Maju Utama,
14000 Bukit Mertajam.
Contact: 604-538 2525

RATING:
Ambience: 6/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 6.5/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 6/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 7/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

16 Responses to “SWEET TREATS AT BLOGGERS CAFÉ”

  1. wah, like that if blogger come to buy things got discount? may be they can give special discount card to us? btw, do u think they can survive with the another donut business? Btw, wat to do think the taste compare to JCo and also Big Apple?

    I’m not sure about the discount Steven. If you would want me to compare, let me share with you my preference according to order… Big Apple, J.Co, Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donut and this.

  2. allie says:

    I”m a sweet tooth person, but I prefer donuts with soft and fluffy dough. But cool huh, the name of the restaurant! 🙂

    Me too Allie… I prefer a lighter treat.

  3. got biz down there? i went there recently, it’s quiet like a ghost town. one of the reason that i can think of is due to bad times, another reason is the management never take any initiate steps to maintain the property.

    The business there has its ups and downs. Anyway, let the new management has some time to look over the rejuvenation of Prangin Mall.

  4. this is very interesting, very think out of the box!

    Yup… the get into the blogging trend. 🙂

  5. cariso says:

    Ya lah, I agree with NKOTB, why open at Prangin Mall? Criz, ask them to give bloggers discount lah. 🙂

    I guessed Prangin Mall would have a cheaper rental fee as there are many vacant lots there now.

  6. Little Inbox says:

    Hmm…may be they target for those youngsters? That’s why they open the kiosk in Prangin Mall?

    Maybe… not sure about their strategy.

  7. like that kinda food , give me free also i wont eat.

    Haha… I know your taste bud Rebecca. Quality is the best policy right? 😛

  8. J2Kfm says:

    hmm, for one, I thought you Penangites are collaborating and opened up a cafe! hahaha … but what a letdown eh?

    mediocre donuts. does Pg have Big Apple or JCo?

    Yup… we have them on the island as well as the mainland.

  9. Selba says:

    Heavy texture and compound…. Hmmm, is it like Dunkin donut?

    Well, I’m aware that the old generation prefer Dunkin donat to J.Co.

    Please keep any donuts away from me! Fyi, according to scientiest/nutritionist said that 1 week diet will be ruined only with 1 donut! Ouch….

    Hmmm… maybe true Selby. I also felt the same way too. Maybe most people got used to the taste.

  10. foodbin says:

    quite a unique name for a pastry store.

    Very unique indeed. Creative too.

  11. Chin says:

    No mentioned of free Wi-Fi? I preferred the heavy textured donuts!

    Finally someone loved heavier donuts. 🙂 This is just a kiosk Chin. They might have that in the HQ soon.

  12. Why in Prangin Mall? aiyo…. I hardly go there leh…..

    I was asking the same question myself too Mary. Perhaps cheaper rental?

  13. Chef Mel says:

    the donuts didn’t look too tantalizing 😛

    I agree on that too. It lacked of the creativity in presentation.

  14. The shop name is catchy! I wonder if it’s owned by a blogger? -_-?]

    It might be since the owner came up with such a name.

  15. buzzingbee says:

    Hardly step in to Prangin Mall anymore.
    And isn’t it hard to fight for donut business when there are big players like J Co, Big Apple and KK??

    They do not have those franchise stalls in Prangin Mall right? I just hope they improve their donuts to be comparable to those big names.

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