The hotel we stayed didn’t include any breakfast. We had to pay RM30++ per pax if we were to dine there. But since we were in Penang, the land known for glorious delicious food, we decided to go against it and head out for breakfast.

The Mugshot Cafe, Penang

We ended up at The Mugshot Cafe – the first food pit stop of the day since it was on my food list. I have always wanted to try this cafe ever since I read from here. While some are there for the experience and/or coffee (oh… they have a photo booth in the cafe), my visit was mainly for their bagels.

The Mugshot Cafe, Penang

It was a Saturday on the day of our visit and the cafe was packed to the brim. Each little tables and chairs were occupied up to the five foot way (pedestrian walkway). Out of pure luck (and perhaps timing), it didn’t take long to be seated outside of the cafe. From what I saw, most of the customers were tourists… like one of us!

Although the menu on the board was kinda limited, it didn’t stop us from a portion each to fill our hungry stomachs. The drinks and food took quite awhile to arrive but then again, what’s the hurry when we were on holiday.

Yoghurt with Jackfruit and Gula Melaka by The Mugshot Cafe, Penang

To start off, a ‘jar’ of yoghurt with slices of jackfruit topped with gula melaka. It tasted quite alright, the tartness of the yoghurt subdued by the sweetness of the jackfruit and gula melaka. The toppings were generous but they weren’t quite enough for the amount of yoghurt below.
Bagel with Bacon & Egg by The Mugshot Cafe, Penang
The Bacon & Egg (RM10) bagel was the one that got my attention. Despite its name, it looked more like ham & egg rather than bacon. I liked the way they shaped the protein to hold the egg while cooking them both. There were drizzles of mayo on top of it to help the taste. It would be great if the yolk is runny…

Bagel with Turkey Ham & Cranberry Sauce by The Mugshot Cafe, Penang

The Turkey Ham with Cranberry Sauce (RM10) may sound unusual but the sweet-sourish jam complemented pretty well with the ham. I could do without the rocket leaves though.

Bagels by The Mugshot Cafe, Penang

The bagels for both were done pretty well; crisp on the outside yet doughy inside.

Iced Cappuccino by The Mugshot Cafe, Penang

The Iced Cappuccino (RM10) wasn’t a standout but it’s sufficient to give the much needed buzz in the morning.

Address :
302, Lebuh Chulia,
10200 George Town,
Penang.




16 October 2013 · 8 comments · Categories: Travel

Although I’d always stay in usual hotels in Penang, I don’t mind trying out new ones such as this; Four Points by Sheraton Penang which is located at Tanjung Bungah. It is quite far from the city centre but it had (and still having) Opening Celebration Offer and the price is pretty attractive especially since it is by Sheraton management.

Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Slightly off from the heart of Penang, this newly opened hotel is situated along the beach. It has undergone extensive overhaul and refurbishment to bring back to life. The main colours adopted by them are bright and bold making it lively, clean and cheerful.

Lobby, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

They have this large, open concept whereby the lobby and reception area have full ocean view. At the same (ground) level is where the swimming pool and eateries are located. There are only 6 floors, which is a good thing, but parking lots in front of the hotel are really limited.

The Eatery restaurant, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

At arrival, the check in process was slightly sluggish as they were having trouble locating available room. It took about 20 minutes or so before they found a room with a sea view. Nonetheless, the staffs on that day were really helpful and great while trying to be accommodating to their frustrated guests.

Floor List

Note : Although it costs slightly more, always book a room with sea view at higher level because you will be rewarded with great ocean view and serenity.

Bed, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Bed Side, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Well furnished and clean, the room has all the noteworthy attributes to make one’s stay comfortable. Big comfortable bed with soft, fluffy pillows, built-in window sofa/couch, LG LCD tv and dressing/working table are in place without sacrificing much space.

Built In Couch, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

The room may not be as big as I thought it would be, but I was pretty satisfied and relieved that it is not fully carpeted. I particularly like the sofa/couch because it is comfortable and that’s where I get to daydream while looking out the window.

Amenities, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Mini Bar, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Safe deposit box, ironing board, iron and digital weighing scale are found in the cupboard while the small fridge is located at the mini bar section where kettle, packets of coffee and tea, sugars, creamers and complimentary water are arranged neatly.

Toiletries and Drinks, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

LCD TV, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Internet addicts would be happy to know that free WiFi is provided and the speed is pretty decent with fairly strong signal.

Bathroom, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

The bathroom consists of wet and dry area with a glass panel standing their way. There is no rain showerhead but the water pressure is pretty strong at all times. Basic toiletries are provided; shampoo, body shampoo, conditioner, lotion and what’s not.

Switches, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

One of the pet peeves I had was their bath towels. Though they are soft, gentle to the skin, they are the most non-absorbent towel I have ever used. The other pet peeve was the dustbin. Not sure if it’s part of their plan (or maybe slight teething problem) but there was none in the room, not even in the bathroom.

Environmental Initiatives by Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Overall, I like this hotel despite its location – about 15 minutes to the city centre. From the aesthetic design to the comfort the room exudes, it is perfect for those who seek for some quiet time. It may not be as cheap compared to others, but it will be one of the hotels I’d consider when I am in Penang for holidays.

Address :
505, Jalan Tanjung Bungah,
11200 Tanjung Bungah,
Penang,
Malaysia.