Paper Pepper Cafe @ Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Georgetown, Penang.
**Paper Peppefer Cafe has since ceased its operations.**
A new management has taken over De Yard Cafe, the place was refurbished and given a complete new look. Paper Pepper Cafe has a unique yet different concept, customers can purchase their self-designed Postcards and have it delivered to any destinations or to have it delivered in future (maybe 2 years later). The cafe has a very quirky interior decor which exudes a young and vibrant vibe. The place was a little warm on our visit (even though on late evening) and it may be frustrating for the heat-intolerant. The cafe is still new and has yet to finalize their menu; their current menu has limited dishes but they serve Western dishes with a few types of Snacks, Canapes, Pasta/ Brunch dishes, and of course, a couple types of desserts.
Paper Pepper Cafe's signature Canapes (Rm 18) come in 4 different types: Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese atop Japanese Cucumber, Ebiko/ Japanese Prawn Roe with Cream Cheese atop Cream Cracker, Crab Meat dressed with Fresh Cream atop Japanese Cucumber and lastly, Strawberry with Cream Cheese served on top of Cream Cracker. I was especially enamored with the Ebiko version, how can the briny pops of seafood essence go wrong ? The Smoked Salmon and Crab Meat Canapes were pretty average but the Strawberry-Cream Cheese combo did not work for me unfortunately. It was somewhat wrong, the Strawberry struck my palate with a strong jolt of sourness while the creamy-greasy Cheese Cheese had me filled with a different texture: cheesy and creamy. I may appreciate this more if it has a sweet-factor.
Sweet ending was Strawberry Pancakes (Rm 15.90) which come with 3 slices of Pancakes, layered with Strawberry Jam and served with Vanilla Ice Cream and Fresh Cream. The Pancakes were nicely done- soft and fluffy but we did not enjoy the ersatz Strawberry Jam and Magnolia Vanilla Ice Cream. The lack of sincerity left us underwhelmed. Also, we thought the price may be a little steep for that portion and quality.
Coconut Latte (Rm 12)
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6.5/10 (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: 70, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, 10200, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 3 pm to 12 am on weekdays; 11 am to 12 am on weekends. Closed on every Monday.
Contact Number: 604- 261 4291