I wanted to try Josephine after seeing the nice outlook of the restaurant, but Motormouth was faster, he already went to check out this place. To be frank, after reading his blog, I know the food are quite pricey. I expect a lot more from Josephine. As I always think that customer do not mind paying more, if the food is tasty - that's what we called value for money.
With quite a high expectation I step into this place. I invited a friend for lunch and she was late. So, I orderd the famous illy coffee while waiting. I ordered a Caramel Latte, it was not hot enough. I believe a lot of time is the skill of making the coffee also. It doesn't meet my requirement. I feel illy coffee at other places is much nicer, i.e. New Zealand Natural, and Big Apple Donuts & Coffee serves better illy coffee.
Ok, 1st disappointment. Then, even though the place looks good from outside, I do not feel very comfortable sitting on the sofa. The wood they used for table and chairs are some cheap wood, and maybe it is new, there is still a kind of wood smell inside the place.
Believe it or not, charging quite expensive, there was no sky juice served after I sat down. I have to ask for it?!! Ridiculios isn't it?
3rd disappointment, for God's sake, check the spelling before printing the menu, I notice a spelling mistake there, Carlsberg was spelt as Carlsburg. And the menu is only a piece of A3 paper?!! I am not sure whether they are rushing for opening for CNY therefore, they make it so lightly.
Anyways, I decided to order spaghetti as I want to compare this with Indulgence and Citrus. It was ok, but not worth paying RM30/=
Another one - "Fueslli Carbonara" -RM25 taste and looks normal- not at all value for money
Last but not least, they charge 5% service charge. I will give a big No No for this place....I hope they can improve overall, for food quality, service and interior set up if not is not easy to survive in Ipoh!