It’s Allegra! – From the same force behind Indulgence, Burps & Giggles and Buku Tiga Lima comes Allegra Cafe @ KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital; a most unorthodox choice of location, yet deep thoughts have gone into this daring venture
Hospitals’ cafeteria food is tasteless, scarily sterile (fingers crossed) and uninspiring. At least, that’s the general sentiment. I don’t remember ever having a delicious meal from the cafeterias of Ipoh Specialist Hospital (save for their excellent curry puffs from the 90′s), Fatimah Hospital, Pantai Hospital Ipoh or even Ipoh General Hospital (renamed to Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun).
The last one on that list did manage to conjure up some pretty strong memories from a negative aspect, no thanks to the 12 months I spent working in that hospital.
But then again, the moment I heard that Allegra has moved from Meru Valley Golf Resort to KPJ Ipoh, I was momentarily stunned. Seriously? In an environment where pain, sickness and despair lurks, you’re supposed to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of Bristot coffee and munch into a beautifully golden, flaky and buttery croissant?