The ManGoes Cafe @ Beach Street, Georgetown, Penang.
**The Mangoes Cafe has since relocated to Gurney Paragon Mall.**
Tucked within a heritage pre-war house along Beach Street, The ManGoes is a newly opened cafe cum boutique hotel. It occupies two houses while the cafe is nestled within the hotel. It is not to be confused with The ManGoes Tree at Jalan Phuah Hin Leong, although both are under the same management but the cafe is only available at The ManGoes at Beach Street. The quaint and snug little cafe provides unabashed home-made desserts (though choices are very limited); we love the cozy interior and of course, the comfortable couches though we'd prefer a larger seating space. The inviting and artsy space has its own unique personal touch, with traces of their photographs and antiques adorning the walls. Advance reservation is encouraged as the cafe's seating is not too accommodating for the larger groups.
The ManGoes Cafe is playful with its cheese cakes. We had their Mango Cheese Cake (Rm 10) and we certainly enjoyed it to the max. It stood out with its strong Mango flavor which we did not expect. Credit goes to the pliable thin layer of Jelly on top of the cake, which I would say, the soul of this cake. The flavor was so concentrated and we were amazed by how Mango and Cheese dovetailing perfectly with each other. Also, the tangy Mango Cheese Cake has the perfect balance of sweetness as we were quite worried that the cake might be a little sweet for our palates but it turned out to be subtle.
Their Lemon Cheese Cake (Rm 12) paled when in comparison with Mango Cheese Cake. It does possess the right texture, sweetness and flavor but I would prefer a stronger zingy Lemon flavor; probably a touch of Lemon Zest would be great. My dining partner thought the Cake has a sufficient sourish tinge but I thought it was a little weak. Well, it's a Lemon Cheese Cake right? Nevertheless, we thought the cake was decent but could be fine-tuned. We also had a cup of Earl Grey Tea (Rm 7) which was refillable.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 496, Lebuh Pantai, 10300, Geogetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 9am to 5pm. Closed on every Monday.
Contact Number: 6012- 987 0833