Friday, May 23, 2014

We had Fun @ Ben & Lynette, Ipoh

I was back in Taiping just a weekend before the Mother's Day weekend and decided to give Mamo her well-deserved Mother's Day treat in advanced. I wanted to bring her to somewhere I know she will enjoy and somewhere new.
So in the end we made a road trip down to Ipoh and had our breakfast (not brunch because we went to have our favourite Chicken Hor Fun and Custard Pudding after that for lunch) at Ben & Lynette, a cafe in a bungalow house.
I would say they have a modern+vintage concept, with contemporary set-up at their coffee and sandwich bars but with some old school decoration items on display too. Concept and the entire design is really on par, if not, better than what we can find in KL.
The place is big and cozy, offering not only coffee and cakes, but also hot food and a special sandwich bar very much similar to Subway where you can choose what to have in your sandwich.
We ordered these to share:
Egg Benedict, RM18.
Big Breakfast, RM20.
Croissant (here replaced with corn bread), Scrambled Eggs, Mushrooms, Mixed Salad., RM15.
The Egg Benedict was not up to expectation because the egg yolk was already over-cooked, hence we didn't have much yolk flowing down to the bottom, something that is compulsory in a Egg Benedict. The Big Breakfast was pretty good though, except for the fact that it wasn't big at all. We also ordered the Croissant, Scrambled Eggs, Mushrooms, Mixed Salad which they later told me they ran out of croissant (at 9 something in the morning). Disappointed, I chose a corn bread from their sandwich bar which turned out to be awesome! It's moist, flavourful and was especially nice to eat cos it was served warm! Yumzzzz... The Mixed salad though was just few pieces of slightly grilled tomatoes. It would also be better if they use fresh mushrooms rather than canned ones.
Cappuccino (front), RM10 and Brilliant Breakfast, RM8.
Cafe Latte, RM10.
While overall the food wasn't that impressive, the coffee there were pretty satisfying! It's the type of coffee that are 'kaw' and smooth, with a pretty nice aroma to it. I truly enjoyed my cuppa that I ordered another Latte to go with our dessert - Durian Cheese Cake!
Durian Cheese Cake, RM14.90.
It was pretty forgettable though...
Fooling around with Mamo! :p
Anyway, we really had fun hanging out at the cafe because it was not overly-packed, pretty quiet and comfortable. And that's the point of me bringing Mamo there! :)
So all together we paid RM112.25, including government tax. Quite the standard price I'd say. They also serve other hot food like pasta and pizza after breakfast hours so you may want to have a try when you visit them. But the coffee is definitely a must try. :)

Ben & Lynette
B & L Maison Patisserie
42, Lorong Cheah Cheang Lim,
30350 Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 05-2423 3777

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