Memories Cafe (or Memories Grand Cafe, Grand
Memories Cafe) is an old eating establishment located along the old
part of town. The signboard looks weathered and faded, and this adds to
the charm of this themed restaurant.
Memories Cafe has an interior designed to look like a blast to the
past, back to the good old diners of the 60′s. There are various decors
and posters from the past to immerse the customer in the ambience of
the good old days.
Diner style seating arrangements is also available on one side of
the place – Memories Cafe seems to attract a wide range of clientele -
the cafe was partially full when we were there for lunch and people
from all walks of life (there’s the cliche again ;)) comes in.
Check out the posters mounted on the walls – Breakfast at Tiffany’s,
The Sound of Music, a Beatles poster…man, this place is old skool…
I had The Memories Blended Ice (RM 8.50) for the
drink. It was so good; I ordered another one as dessert. ;) It contains
“espresso, mocha powder blended with ice & milk, topped with
whipped cream”. There are other themed drinks such as “The Elvis
Blended Ice” and “The Marilyn Blended Ice”, but they’re just variants
of ice blended coffee.
The main course consisted of The Big Texas (RM
15.90), which the waiter recommended. It’s the cafe’s flagship burger
and it’s huge! It comes in either beef or pork options and I went for
the pork. The description of it goes “BBQ burger served with beef
bacon, cheese slice, tomato, cucumber, onion, tomato sauce and
pork/chicken patty”. It’s served with crinkle fries on the side.
Here’s a closer look at “The Big Texas” – check out the crispy bacon
and the generous patty (steak cut would be a better description for the
portion) of tender and juicy pork chunk topped with melted cheese.
I went there for lunch with Karen over the weekend, who’s a friend
of a couple of my co-workers, to discuss about insurance with
investment options. She just ordered drinks coz she had already eaten.
We were there for nearly two hours and still felt welcome by the staff,
despite our extended visit.
I never knew that Memories Cafe had such a vibrant group of
customers – it always looks empty and dilapidated from the outside.
.but I know better now. It’s one of the best kept secrets in town. It
has good food and attentive service at reasonable prices. Memories
Grand Cafe will surprise you if you haven’t been there before – check