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181_5"We Share What We Have.....", this is a slogan of 181 Open House, a coffee house located at Juru, Penang. The coffee house open in July 2012 and operate by a Chinese couple of husband and wife. It was renovated from bungalo type double story old house at Juru Village, and "181" is plat number of their house.

Before that, we have passed by the coffee house for many times, but could not get a chance to dine in there. Last weekend, we managed to visit them and had our lunch there.

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The coffee house is fully decorated by the owners, with mural painting, owner's photography, books for reading, chairs made by newspaper, coca-cola cans collection, coffee makers/cups collection and others. We believed most of the things are recycled, even coffee cups are all different in "design". They also made efford to plant some plantation outside the house, giving a more comfortable environment to their customers. Other than decorations, music also plays an important role in bringing out the relaxing environment.

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For food, they have different menu for lunch daily. Besides, they also serve coffee and cakes too. Cheesecakes are homemade by the wife. Since it was lunch time, we ordered one Chicken Teriyaki and one Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup. Both are served with vegetable and egg. When the foods are served, the owner remind us that no MSG was added, so we can finish up the all the dishes including soup without worry.

The herbal soup cames with drumstick, we like it as it tasted like mother's home cook soup, healthy and delicious.

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As for Chicken Teriyaki, it tasted not bad too but I would prefer chicken with bone. I believed for many people, eating chicken or fish without bone is easier but for me, chicken without bone is like missing something on it.

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We truly feel the efford made by both the owners to bring out relax and comfortable environment to their customers. We as customer and food blogger, sincerely wish their coffee house business is booming. We do wish to return for their cheese cake and coffee in near future!

The coffee house is located inside Juru Village and not facing any main road, hence to locate it is not so easy for those who are not familiar with Juru area. Below is their address and contact number, we suggest you to give them a call first before proceed to this place. They open daily but on Sunday, they serve dessert and beverage only. You will find plenty of car park space in front of the coffee house too. For more info on their menu, please visit their blog.

Address: 181, Juru Village, Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Open Hours: 11.00am - 6.00pm (Monday - Saturday) and 11.00am - 5.00pm (Sunday)
Phone Number: 04-502 5521
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/181-Open-House/414647958574087
Website: http://181openhouse.blogspot.com/


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