A leisure walk in the heartland of Georgetown led me to this curious and quiet cafe at China Street, the second floor is a small lodging while the ground floor is a small cafe. Street Art Cafe has three different menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The office workers nearby would be glad to know that they are offering set lunch menu at Rm 12.90. The interior decor is simple and minimalist but we thought the seats could be more comfortable. I would see the place as a place that will be more suitable for a meal rather than hanging out.
Basil Pesto Penne (Rm 10.90) was promising but it needs some fine-tuning. The flavors were perfectly alright but I thought it could be better with a more nutty flavor and less greasy. There were probably more than five table spoons of Olive Oil left on the plate after the meal. The Penne, on the other hand, was nicely cooked to al-dente and evenly coated with their home-made Basil Pesto sauce. I could be wrong about this but they might have used Thai Basil instead of the usual Sweet Basil; it has a stronger herbaceous-vegetal flavor yet unique in its own way. A dish that I would not mind eating again.
Strongly recommended by the staff- Dessert in a Jar (Rm 9.90) comes in three different flavors: Oreo, Tiramisu and Chocolate. We opted for Oreo and it was lip-smacking! The Cream Cheese was velvety smooth and nicely chilled to the right texture, it feels like as though we were eating Ice Cream! The bottom part was crushed Oreo with a hint of saltiness, the whole combination was absolutely lovely. It was sweet but not overly so, but sharing is still recommended nevertheless.
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: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: Yes 6%
Address: 80 & 82, Lebuh China, 10200, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 7 am to 10 pm on weekdays; 7 am to 12 am on weekends. Closed on every Tuesday.
Contact Number: 604- 262 8525