The Haven Harbour Cafe @ Chime Heritage, Georgetown, Penang.
The newly revamped Chime Heritage along Jalan Bawasah welcomes a spade of new tenants which comprises of cafes and restaurants. The Haven Harbour Cafe took the prominent spot, a corner lot of the premise. I would classify The Haven Harbour more of a restaurant in lieu of a cafe as it serves quite a selection of Pasta dishes and some mouth-watering home-made desserts. Prices may be a little higher as compared to other cafes, but they commensurate with higher quality ingredients. More items and dishes are to be added onto their menu soon. They may not have the perfect setting or dining atmosphere, but their attentive service and sturdy menu are worthy for your visit.
Chef's recommendation- Spicy Aglio Olio (Rm 19.90) was beautifully cooked with a remarkable depth of flavors. The generous amount of Garlic and julienned Chilies gave the essential flavors to the dish while the Italian Pasta was cooked to the right texture (al-dente), the flavor was also given a boost with the deftly seasoned Herbs and Spices. The Prawns were equally delectable- fresh, bursty but not rubbery. Our only complain: the dish was rather greasy and oily, with the Pasta almost being drenched with Olive Oil towards the end.
Sweet ending was Padang Kota (Rm 12.90)- Panna Cotta with Rum infused Raisins served with Raspberry Compote. Flavors were precisely calibrated, sweetness was perfectly balanced by the Compote which carried a hint of sourness but we thought the dessert was a little flat and lacked of excitement. We could not discern any Rum flavor for the Raisins and we thought it may be better if they could tone the flavor up by a little. Also, my dining partner thought the Panna Cotta was not as wobbly as she would have hoped.
Callebaut Chocolate Drink (Rm 9.90)
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: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: No. 21, Chime Heritage, Jalan Bawasah, 10500, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 10 pm on weekdays; 11 am to 12 am on weekends. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6017- 588 6302