For those making time to catch-up for a coffee break in George Town, Penang, A Bijou Coffee & Eatery is a tiny and cosy choice. Situated on the narrow Jalan Dinding, right off the bustling Transfer Road, this hidden cafe easily catches your attention with its striking Indigo-color.
Run by a friendly and welcoming couple, the space is rather small. Walk through the glass door and there is the coffee bar, two dining tables, and a long tabletop set up against the huge glass panel by the entrance.
From the menu, expect a variety of drinks (black, white, non-coffee, tea, mixology mocktails), and homemade cakes. For coffee, the cafe carries the medium-dark roasted blend and has several origins to cater to the palate of drinkers.
The specialty Black Sesame Latte done with a combination of aromatic black sesame, fresh milk, and espresso is served cold. According to the owner, only a moderate amount of this latte is available daily. With tastebuds evolving, this creamy, and nutty beverage will be a popular item very soon.
Black Sesame Latte RM14.50 – black sesame, fresh milk, and espresso
I’m Not Apple Pie RM15.50 – apple, cinnamon, fresh milk, and espresso
The cafe prides itself on serving customers homemade pound cake for desserts – a classic example of enriched butter cake that has been a staple for many cake lovers. The pound cake is dense, not too sweet, and served either plain, lightly glazed, or sometimes with a coat of icing. Tempting choices are the lemon pistachio, chocolate almond, and Earl Grey.
Chocolate Almond Pound Cake RM10.50
There are also other daily varieties of cakes such as the Chocolate Cheese Cake, Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Mango Yogurt Cheesecake, Caramel Peanut Butter, Salted Oreo Chocolate Cheese Basque, Blueberry Crumble Cheesecake, and more.
Blueberry Crumble Cheesecake
Besides the drinks and desserts, a handful of rice and pasta plates are available too from 11am till 6.30pm daily (except for Wednesday).
A Bijou Coffee & Eatery
158 Transfer Road
Mobile: 016 – 4089468