Humble Beginnings @ Straits Quay, Penang.

"Mille Crepe- Twenty layers of crepes with a delightful combination of fresh cream and vanilla custard between each layer. The topmost layer is caramelized to give it a nice smoky sugary flavor. Everything is hand-made and hand-layered: a true labor of love"    - Humble Beginnings.
I believe the Mille Crepe Cake fever has been here for quite long and finally, one of the pioneers (other than Nadeje) has finally landed Penang (with their own shop). Opened on last Sunday, Humble Beginnings has its first outlet in Penang opened in Straits Quay, right beside Fruuze Frozen Yogurt and Paparich Cafe. As they have just began their business few days ago, choices were rather limited and I was told that they will bring in more flavors in the near future. As for those who wish to order one whole cake, you may order online via their website (Citibank Card users may receive discounts up to 20%- terms and conditions applied). Prices are okay considering they are serving every single customer (dine-in) a cup of plain water (with some lemon juice), I would also like to advice my readers not to take-away and try to have it fresh by dine-in as it tends to affect the texture and smoothness of the cream. As choices and seats are limited, I would advice you to go as early as possible to avoid any disappointments.



It is always wise to try their Original flavor of Mille Crepe Cake in order to taste it better, as such, I've opted to have their French Vanilla Crepe Cake (Rm 9.90), the size of the cake was just okay. The Crepe cake was soft, moist and rich with the Vanilla flavor, the taste was roughly similar to Nadeje but it differs in terms of its texture. Nadeje's has smoother texture while the Crepes in Humble Beginnings require some bite. Both are unique in their own ways if you'd ask me.


Swiss Chocolate Velvet (Rm 9.90) is suitable for chocolate lovers as the flavor was so strong and it has some bite-sized chocolate flakes hidden within the layers of Crepes. The cake was sprinkled with some chocolate powders as well. Not a bad choice but I would personally prefer the French Vanilla Crepe Cake instead.


Ratings:
Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good) *Been receiving a lot of complaints from readers, as such, i have went to try for the second time, the crepe cakes turned out to be in room temperature and nearly collapsed*
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: Yes 5%
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: No. 3A-G-23, Block A, Ground Floor, Straits Quay, Penang. (Next to Paparich)
Business Hour: 10am to 10pm. Daily.
Contact Number: Not Available yet
Website: http://www.humblebeginnings.com.my/

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    1. do let me know your comments after you've tasted it :)

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  2. They have an outlet at Bangsar KL too but I have yet try :(

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    1. yea they do, they have a few outlets in Singapore/JB/Prai as well :)

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  3. nom-ed!

    not bad! love that it's opened till late!

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    1. 10pm only wor? I'd say its late if its open until 1am :P

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    2. it opens till as late as 3am! depends on the crowd! last time we left at 12.30am and many still walking in le

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    3. Erm... not too sure about that but the information was obtained from their brochure...

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  4. i wana have a try then, dont hvto order whole cake...LOL

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    1. go try la, but i reckon this weekend sure loads with people LOL

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  5. wow finally can have a try on their cake >"< always thinking to eat... but don't feel want to have a whole cake XD

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    1. yea, do let me know what's your comment :)

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  6. do they know that you were there to do photoshooting? cause seems like they put the cake nicely for u. hahaha

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  7. Henry: Not too sure about that tho, but i don't think the arrangement was nice ?

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