rif once made a comment about Pappa Rich, when I kept wanting to go there everyday for a drink. “Waaaa….everyday go Pappa Rich, later I become Pappa Poor!”See, the prices at Pappa Rich may be reasonable compared to the two famous coffee chains nearby, but it is still a kopitiam. One cup of Hainan Cham will set you back an RM4, and a normal lunch can cost up to RM20. When I visited the recently opened Pappa Rich in Bangsar Baru, I found the prices slightly higher than the outlets I usually patronise (Damansara Utama & 32 Square).They should change the name of this Hainan Cham Ice (RM4.20) to Ice with Hainan Cham. The ratio of ice cubes to drink was 3:1! It was gone in just 3-4 sips. To be fair, it tasted pretty good — thick and creamy with just enough sweetness.
Instead of a metal bowl, the cendol (RM5.50) came in a nice glass bowl. As good as the presentation may be, it didn’t fare well in taste. The cendol lacked gula Melaka and coconut milk. I was left feeling poorer and disappointed.
Service was all over the place, probably because they are new and need to get the hang of things. The family at the next table got their food mixed up by the waiter, and special requests like curry mee with no cockles were forgotten.
Hainan Cham: 5/10
Verdict: Despite the slightly higher prices, it is still a good place to have drinks and light bites.
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