The cafe society in Penang keeps evolving, one of the latest addition to the Penang cafe scene will be Constant Gardener Coffee- tucked within the newly refurbished building of The Chinese Chambers of Commerce along Penang Street. The welcoming snug little cafe was at its soft-launch stage on our visit, their furniture was not fully ready... nor the signage. We saw quite a number of familiar faces there, cafe operators from some well-known cafes not only in Penang but KL too. The baristas in Constant Gardener Coffee know their coffee well, they have been experimenting a few blends, my partner in crime seemed to enjoy their coffee, on both visits (on separate dates). The cafe does not serve main, just an array of desserts sourced from somewhere but it is undoubtedly a great place for coffee and to mingle with peers, especially suitable for coffee connoisseurs.
A familiar presentation, we suspected their Caramel Apple Tart (Rm 13) was sourced from Patisserie Equateur. A thinly sliced Caramelized Apple beautifully laid on top of a Tart and sheathed under a custard-filling. The filling was toothsome, rich with milky, vanilla flavor; further enlivened with the tangy Apple. The nutty Tart was, however, too hard to our liking.
White Coffee (Rm 11)
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: Ground floor of Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building, 9, Lebuh Light, 10200, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 9 am to 7 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: N/A