Josephine Cafe & Bistro @ Ipoh Garden SouthJanuary 20, 2009 | 15,500 views
They take pride in their brand of imported Illy coffee. Other than SSTC (Spaghetti Sweet Tea Cafe), I’ve yet to come across another restaurant in Ipoh serving this brand of Italian coffee. Anyone?
The ambience exudes a warm, comfortable setting for a perfect dinner, with enough lighting for one to differentiate the olive from the black bean. They even have an upper seating area, which overlooks the whole dining area beneath. Cool, but refrain from wearing mini skirts, if you get my drift.
With a name like Josephine Burger, it doesn’t take a genius to realise it’s one of their signature item on the menu. But of course, this doesn’t hold true at times. When Friday’s Burger is merely beef and cheese burger, and Old Town Special Coffee is merely double shot of coffee, or rather, single shot in smaller cup.
Half expected the burger to be something like David’s Diner’s Miniature ones, we were pleasantly surprised to see the burger arriving in its full glory, sandwiched between 3 thick slices (or slabs, more like it) of soft, wheat bread was a slice of supposedly prime beef cut, a fried egg that’s more solid than runny, lettuce, and two olives perched atop the grand structure.
Sadly, the beef was overdone, requiring more chewing and far from tender. The egg yolk was hardened, though the whites was ok. The bread was clearly the star of the dish, though that’s not really saying much.