A MEDICAL CAFÉ IN TOWN May 5, 2011 crizlai The world of themed café as those from overseas has finally hit Penang with the opening of yet another popular cafe namely Clinic Café. The concept behind this pork-free and alcohol-free themed café was inspired by the atmosphere within a hospital environment where “patients” would come in for their daily “doses” of treatments. Eventually, most “patients” would leave the clinic, contented with their fun-filled “treatments”. Ever since its first branch opening in Seberang Jaya, Penang in early 2010, Clinic Café has gained many receptive feedback by the public, especially from the young and middle aged groups. With this confidence, Clinic Café has opened another door to those on the island with the opening of its second branch within the premises of Gurney Plaza, Penang. Based on the same concept and theme as its successor, the red and white walled café with tinted glasses of medical products provides a more spacious and comfortable environment for its “patients” to get the best of “treatments”. Walking into the cafe would be like walking into another state-of-the-art hospital but with a panoramic view of Gurney Drive’s beach front. There would be rows of hospital beds converted into sofas and wheel chairs with operation theatre lamps shining above each table. The walls would be covered with many exhibits, namely posters of the human body functions and medical equipments. There’s even a small clip board at the side of each “bed” to record your “diagnosis”. You might even be surprised to find that the food and beverage area is being named as the Surgery Room. They would ensure that you would be treated with the right “remedies”. If you are unsure of anything, why don’t you check out with the easily available and professionally dressed doctors, nurses and surgical staff? Too bad, you won’t get them to be in sexy nurse lingerie as it’s against the law here to be sexually exposed. Who said hospital food can be real bad and not appetizing at all? At Clinic Café, you would be ascertained to get your value for money worth of food. There would be items ranging from appetizers, local, oriental, Western, pastas, snacks to fresh juices, smoothies, yoghurts, milkshakes and more. Don’t get shocked on how the food would be presented to you as they may come in aluminum kidney trays, multi dishes trays and laboratory glassware. I'm thirsty for a drink now. Would you be kind enough to treat me?