It has been a long pending cafe on my list to visit, the 2F+ Coffee Roastery. This shop is located in Relau, closer to Free Industrial Zone. The shop is located in front of Golden Triangle, but a little bit difficult to find for a first-timer, as there are no big signboards or parking areas, and the road is rather high-traffic.
The cafe has a vast space, divided into a few different areas. Unfortunately, I could not see the entire area, but I think they have over 50+ seating, probably more.
I came into the shop in lunch time of the weekday, so shop was not crowded, but still had several groups, and a few were in pretty much working mode as I was. Quiet with soft music is very good; if you are alone, you probably notice the road noise from the street right infront of the shop. This may be different at the weekend, where I expect more customers chattering if it is in the evening or the weekend.
Taste of the day
I rarely take food, but I ordered Thai Basil Pork Rice (RM 19.90) with Ice Lemongrass Lemon Tea (RM18.00) today. There was a set discount of RM3.00 on the receipt, assuming it was for a lunch discount.
Pork rice looks a little different from the picture on the menu but in a good way! The amount and flavour of the Thai Basil were just right, and the portion was also just right for me! (Some youngsters may find a little small in volume in Penang standard) Yet, red pepper was just a little too much for my childish Japanese tongue, and I needed my lemon ice tea after the meal. After all, I had a great lunch!
If I may, I wanted to add a tiny bit of salad even with an extra cost. The meal was served with some greens, as seen in the picture, but I felt I needed more, may be because my mouth was a little hot with chilli.
After the meal, I also ordered Filtered Coffee with Colombia.
More precisely, Colombia Cauca Finca El Paraiso Double Anaerobic Flor Lichi!
There are not many cafe in penang showing the process of the beans, and this is always a good sign that their coffee is good!
Light roasted, very aromatic coffee. I think this is one coffee you should try.
Correct me if I am wrong (may be from different farm or flavour), but I think this beans are the one that became very famous in several years ago at the Cup of Excellence (COE) in Columbia. In the event of COE, many coffee farm brings their best coffee for the judgement. This bean was not ranked as the best at the COE, but sold almost double of the price of the best beans of the year, because of the sensational flavour!
From the cup, at the sip, and even after passing the mouth, you can taste the very fruity flavour with at this cup.
【How to Order】
I ordered at the cashier when entering the shop.
I could order a drink for now and another after the meal. The receipt also stated this, so this is very good!! (Many shops don’t care when the order is delivered!!)
Unfortunately, the cashier of the day was probably not the expert in the coffee as per the conversation (I mentioned I like Central American beans, then she opened the menu for the Americano coffee), or maybe my English was not good…
My Scores: ★★★★★
(Visited: 10 August 2022)
Probably the best paper filter coffee I had so far in Penang.
First of all, it is difficult to find a coffee shop showing their bean’s process on the menu.
Colombia Cauca Finca El Paraiso Double Anaerobic Flor Lichi
【Mobile signals】Maxis 2, XOX 4, Digi 4
#It seems they have car park, but I could not see it and website does not indicate this, so let me remain as one-star. It is may be behind the shop. Without a in-depth research I think you cannot find it.
Quite frankly speaking, I am not sure where you can park the car. You must be super lucky to find a spot in front of the shop. I would probably park my car in the golden triangle, but you must cross the highway. Even for the grab user, it is may be difficult to stop right in front of the shop if it is rush hour. You can may be pulled over the car at the bus stop about 50m before the shop.
I must try the other beans!
2F+ Coffee Roastery Relau
Jln Paya Terubung, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang