Who haven't been to Starbucks, San Francisco Coffee or Espressolab, right? I should think everyone has, so why blog about San Francisco Coffee now? Funny you should ask coz an unfortunate turn of events led me to blog about San Francisco Coffee @ The Intermark.
You see, I bought some San Francisco vouchers (from a group buying site) that had a long expiry date of 6 months. Initially, my intention was to use these vouchers for coffee whenever I happen to be at Jaya Grocer...but then I conveniently forgot about them until it was due to expire in 3 days.
So, I had no choice but to use them all at one go on a Sunday after morning mass. And to use all the remaining vouchers in hand, I couldn't just order coffee...I had to order breakfast too....and that turned out to be my biggest mistake and the reason for this post.
*Spoiler Alert* It turned out to be the worst western breakfast I ever had! Don't say I didn't warn you...about the breakfast, I mean!
This is the Big Breakfast @ RM14.90 with some low quality processed ham and sausages, poached egg, potatoes, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and toast. Does that look scrumptious to you?
If it remotely does, this should kill it off for good...this is how the poached egg looks like on the inside :'( It's not only way, way overcooked....it's beyond dead!!
The American Breakfast @ RM13.50 with the same mass-market processed ham and sausages and 'o-so-delicious...not' scrambled eggs. I think I'd rather have the plain toast with butter and jam...and that isn't saying a lot, is it?
The some kind of pasta @ RM10.50 (can't remember the name of the pasta) wasn't Michael Buble's 'some kind of wonderful'. It tasted like something that was prepared some days before and put into the microwave oven to reheat. On hindsight, I should have been more attentive to what the staff was saying...and then later remembered that she said "yeah, we have one pasta left"....err, left from when?
As I still could not finish the value of my vouchers, I had to order some (God help me) add ons to fully utilise my vouchers.
This is the Mushroom Soup @ RM4 with some pcs of bread that looks remotely like garlic bread but doesn't taste like garlic bread. The soup, on the other hand, was so diluted and watery that even a can of Campbell soup would have tasted 10 times better!! T_T
Iced Cappuccino @ RM11
The coffees were the only saving grace!!!
My Personal Opinion
San Francisco Coffee's tray liner says it all..."The journey of speciality coffee from seed to cup is a long one. A lot of care and effort goes into producing the cup of coffee you now hold in your hand." If only they applied it to their food as well (and I think Espressolab falls into this category too). Starbucks is the only smart one to stay clear of this and focus on their coffees.
I feel that if they don't even try to put out something good, then it's better not to do it at all. These coffee chains should just stick to doing what they do best...and that's churning out a decent cup of coffee for the masses! Enough said.
San Francisco Coffee
Lot C-02 Concourse Level
The Intermark Mall
348 Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2181 1449