When 918 Cafe first opened in late March, I checked their menu on Facebook and noticed that there weren’t many choices for lunch. Recently, I got wind the eatery has introduced a selection of lunch sets and decided to give them a shot.
There are only 5 items on the Set Lunch menu, priced from RM9.90 up to RM12.90. Besides the main course of Chicken and rice, the set comes with a complimentary drink of either Lemon Tea or Green Tea. Top up RM2 for a cup of ice cream (self-service).
As you know, I am not a fussy eater and I never claimed to be a food connoisseur. Therefore, taste-wise, 918 Cafe passed with flying colours. In fact, according to my father, the Chief Curry Explorer, the curry served in Mama’s Chicken Curry Rice scored an even higher point than the one offered by D North Star, but then, that was Hainanese-style. This is, well, 918 Cafe’s home-style.
Fast service, cosy ambience, budget-friendly, but there were two things that I did not fancy: the small portion, and the super-sweet “Lemon Tea”. If you take any of these sets, go with Green Tea.
As for the light portion, just add on an item from its à la carte menu, I say.
918 Cafe has a loyalty reward programme whereby with every receipt above RM50, the diner gains a stamp on a redemption card. The 5th stamp comes with FREE French fries. The 10th stamp means a FREE Dessert and the 15th stamp comes with a FREE Chicken Chop. Meanwhile, the card holder qualifies for a FREE Grilled Squid at the 20th and final stamp.
Do you think I can collect 20 stamps? I figured it won’t be a difficult task, as 918 Cafe has a rather extensive menu, compared to when it first opened for business.
Add: 36, Jalan Chung Thye Phin, 30250 Ipoh, Perak.
Facebook: 918 cafe.
Business hours: 11am – 9pm daily, except Tuesdays
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