Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bad Ass Coffee @ Tropicana City Mall

Bad Ass Coffee has several things going for it: a catchy name; a cool setting with mellow Hawaiian-themed music floating from the speakers; friendly, witty staff members and gourmet coffee that tastes pretty good even to someone like me who isn't a fan of caffeine.

Alas, food isn't its forte. The mahi-mahi fish burger sounded like a unique option but the fillet was rubbery & too processed. More of an artificial fish cake than a natural-cut fillet.

Loko Moko, a Hawaiian favorite of beef patties with rice, eggs & gravy. Tasted as tragic as it looked. The eggs were overcooked, while the beefballs were tough and chewy. Someone could whip this up with leftovers from the fridge.

Dry, bland, cheese cake stick. Wonder how long this sat on the display counter.

The coffee here is the saving grace. Both the Bad Ass Mocha latte (with a mix of dark and white chocolate) and triple-shot espresso were rich, intense and distinctively aromatic. Definitely worth a try.

Bad Ass Coffee,
Tropicana City Mall.
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9 comments:

  1. what? that's their REAL name?
    soon to be censorized IMO. haha ...

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  2. Then I shall sip their coffee... ONLY!!!
    Is the place as relaxing as Starbucks or those mega coffee chains out there??

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  3. the beef patties looked like mushrooms..even after u mentioned there were beef balls..

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  4. j2kfm: heh, but the name refers to the donkey on the storefront! =)
    leo: hmmm, less comfortable actually. feels more like a fast food outlet, similar to wendy's, etc
    joe: yeah, the descriptions on the menu don't quite match the reality of the food...

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  5. yea me and mowgli saw this - not impressed with the snacks in the window but.. the coffee and the get up (ASS!) looked great!

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  6. are you a BAD ASS then??? ROFL

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  7. ciki: yeah, probably best to have your meal elsewhere and drop in here for the coffee :D
    leo: ermm, who, me? i'm more of a lazy ass :P

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  8. I suggest the owner of the coffee company will quickly do something to cheer up the employees, the guys at the Starbucks few meters away are much more welcoming than Bad Ass' who has ALOHAs painted all over the place.
    The food is a disappointment but the coffee is okay. I hope the place will do well because i do not like to go to starbucks all the time, do something before more damage done. good luck, i mean it.

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  9. their coffee is superb better than starbucks coffee in kl ...

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