This is the first time I go to the e-gate. It is the building along the Penang Bridge Road, next to Tesco. Since it has been rainy and cloudy the whole morning, the weather makes the place extra soothing. A nice day to hang out at the side-walk cafes available there.
So far, only a few tenants have started business. They are 7-Eleven, Guardian, Starbucks, Secret Recipe and Sushi King. One new cafe caught our attention as the others are ‘old’ names in the food outlets here. I think the name is Beguadro, next to Starbucks.
I ordered a set lunch for RM18 which is fried tomyam spaghetti. It comes with one iced-lemon tea (complimentary), soup, bun, main course, dessert and coffee. The food is nothing outstanding but the restaurant is cosy. Plus service is pleasant. So no complaints as the tomyam spag. comes with generous amount of squids and prawns.
This is the spaghetti carbonara, halal version. Cost RM12. An ala carte order.
This is a halal joint as the waiters and waitresses are mostly Malays.
I am not sure if the e-gate project will takes off considering that there is no anchor tenant there. Most malls in Penang which do not come with upmarket anchor tenant usually fizzle out. Penangites are all mall rats. 🙂