BY CK Lam
Located in the heritage zone of Stewart Lane in George Town, Nostalgie Cafe is housed in a restored two-storey prewar shophouse. This was my first time visiting the place which opened recently.
The owner has transformed the ground floor into a cafe with homestay upstairs, where several rooms will be opened to the public in the first quarter of this year. The cafe, with a cosy and relaxing setting, comes with al fresco seating in the air-well and indoor seating.
The cafe comes with alfresco seating in the air-well and indoor seating
We start with cranberry juice with longan (RM9), iced lemon tea and orange juice. Do try the cranberry juice if you want something special.
PASTA, PIZZA & SANDWICH
Spaghetti marinara with prawns (RM24) is served with thick marinara sauce and two huge panfried prawns and plenty of parmesan cheese. The spaghetti aglio olio with prawns (RM24) is another great option.
Nostalgie also serves fettuccine carbonara (RM21) with white sauce, turkey bacon and button mushroom. The sauce is flavourful but a little too thick and overpowering.
The pizzas are made using fresh ingredients. We had the prawns and chili (RM30) and chicken and feta cheese (RM28) flavours. A top seller, the latter, with basil pesto spread, was my favourite topping. It is also topped with combinations of cherry tomato, chicken, cubes of feta cheese and mozzarella cheese.
On the other hand, the prawn and chili pizza, with tomato-based sauce, is topped with juicy prawns, basil, diced chilli and lots of mozzarella cheese. The pizzas are large and work as a meal itself.
The teriyaki chicken sandwich, made with wholemeal bread, comes with grilled chicken patty, lettuce, raw onion rings, mayonnaise and fries. At RM14, it is nothing fancy, with just basic toppings but is surprisingly tasty.
Be sure to save room for the homemade desserts. We had chocolate brownie with walnuts (RM10) and its signature carrot cake with walnuts, raisins and creme cheese frosting (RM12). The desserts were complemented with coffee. Local black coffee and Penang white coffee (RM5) are also served.
This non-halal cafe is open from late morning till night and is closed on Thursday. Limited street parking are available at several lanes nearby. Avoid visiting on a heavy rainy day as the area is flood-prone. Click here for the Map Location.
34 Stewart Lane
Tel: 04 2610977
Business Hour: 11am till 9pm
* Many thanks to Bok for laying on this invitation.
* This is a reproduction of my article published in New Straits Times
*** Updated on January 2014 – The cafe has ceased operation.
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