Cafes with free wi-fi are starting to mushroom in Miri and the facade of this Citrus cafe caught my eye as I was driving past so made it a point to lunch here during a meet up with an old friend. As it was still CNY, the deco in the cafe also reflected the festive mood and I especially liked the lantern shape table number stands. I think I was expecting slightly more than the lime green and white accents in interior deco due to the more mysterious facade but still, it was pleasant enough.
While waiting for the food, we kept ourselves busy browsing magazines and catching up. I ordered one of their specialty sundaes, Funky Monkey which was a blend of peanut butter and banana. It was really good! Rich yet not cloying and the ratio of the flavours was very balanced. Definitely recommended.
Was up for something cheesy so ordered the Seafood Baked Rice (RM11.90). Fried rice was topped with squid rings, prawns and crabsticks and baked with a creamy, cheesy sauce. I found the sauce a tad salty and the rice, too mushy but portion was good for the price.
My friend had the Chicken Chop (RM15.90) with mushroom sauce. Presentation was interesting as it seems like they use random stuff they had, and since it was CNY even mandarin oranges were not spared. Haha. The chicken was alright though we both thought the mushroom sauce was not really befitting as it was more of the bolognese variety instead of the creamy one which would have tasted better.
Ended lunch with a sweet note and ordered Brownie Ala Mode (RM6.90) which is presented nicely. But the brownie was too sweet so we didn’t finish that.
Despite the not too stellar food, I think this place is still worth a try considering the friendly waiters and great service, along with variety in the menu. Some of the specialties which we did not manage to try included the seafood breadbowl soup, sampler for 4, pasta, chocolate fondue etc. Sandwiches are also recommended in the other reviews. They also have a set lunch deal at RM7 which is not inclusive of drinks though.
Citrus Cafe * Restaurant
Open Sun – Thurs 11am to 11pm, Fri & Sat 11am to 12am