Note : T Cafe has changed its name. Now, it is now known as Lord’s Cafe.
Update (15 July 2012) : Lord’s Cafe no longer serves main meals. Others such as scones, pancakes, pies and etc. are still available.
The breakfast provided by the hotel we stayed in was so appalling that I didn’t bother to binge on it. The selections were minimal with most of them weren’t refilled after they were wiped clean. I had a mouthful of cold spaghetti, a tiny piece of omelette and one slice of cold white bread with jam on it. That’s it.
Thankfully, T Cafe came to the rescue as I was still hungry when we left the hotel. Located just (approximately) 5 minutes away from the hotel, it is said to be famous for its scones. This quaint little cafe is situated above Marrybrown (a fast food outlet) with its staircase positioned at the side of the shoplot.
The place has a rustic feel to it. Rattan chairs, wooden tables and small potteries with beautiful plants were arranged neatly with artworks donning on the aged-paint walls. The menu was simple. Western, Asian and local delights were to be found in it.
Since I was famished, I opted for their late breakfast set with a cup of black Malaysian coffee to go along with it while my friend ordered cream scones and chocolate milkshake. A portion of banana crepe was ordered to be shared.
My breakfast set (RM6.80) was simple and hearty at the same time. Two slices of French toast, sunny side up egg, homemade hashbrown, baked beans and a sausage were placed nicely on the plate. The toasts were soft and eggy but there’s nothing to shout about for the sausage. The egg was fried nicely with wobbly runny yolk at the center. I particularly liked the homemade hashbrown as it was delish. Albeit it was a little cold (probably due to the chilly weather… and my obsession for food photography), it was slight mushy with a little bit of crunch from the bits of carrots in it.
The aromatic Malaysian coffee (RM1.90) was perfect end note for the breakfast meal. Bold and strong, it was just the way I like my black coffee to be.
Now, I’m not a big fan of scones. But after having T Cafe’s cream scones (RM2.50), I finally understood what’s the fuss all about and why people raved about it.
Crumbly in texture yet buttery in flavour, it’s good to eat it on its own but it’s equally good with the side condiments; whipped cream, homemade strawberry jam and butter.
The banana crepe wasn’t bad either. The portion was decent with good amount of sliced bananas hidden inside the soft pancakes.
However, it could do better with a scoop of ice cream or a whirl of chocolate / strawberry sauce as it was rather plain. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to grab a photo of the chocolate milkshake (RM5) but I did take sip and I was amazed by the thicknesss of it. It’s akin to ‘drinking’ chocolate ice cream with a straw.
All in all, we pretty much enjoyed our meal. I’m not sure how the main meals fare but the ones, which somehow falls into desserts category, we tried especially the scone and pancake were good. The calm environment was homely and I reckon it’s a place to go to for simple meal or just for a drink.
No. 4, 1st Floor,
39000 Tanah Rata,
Business Hour : 10AM – 10PM (Closed on Sunday)