Aromas Cafe @ 4th Street Club, Lebuh Tye Sin, Georgetown, Penang.
Tucked amist Georgetown, Aromas Cafe ensconced in one of the restored heritage houses along Tye Sin Street (also known as the 4th Street); Aromas is a simple cafe with small offering (both mains and desserts); for mains, expect to see a range of local delights such as Fried Rice, Fried Noodles/ Vermicelli Noodles and similar lackluster offering)... though we hear that they are of mediocre quality. Cake lovers might be overjoyed to know that Aromas offers an array of home-baked Cakes. The interior decor and their offering are of a huge mismatch; there are heavy Nyonya elements in the cafe- with seemingly priceless antiques and old-fashioned tiles. Nevertheless, we'd see the place as a dessert-eccentric cafe in lieu of a place offering mains (the mains lacked the pull-factor anyway); cakes-aside, be sure to check out their daily variety of fresh bakes (of pies and other sweet treats).
Boston Cream Cake (Rm 16)
Cempedak Cheese Cake (Rm 18)
Boston Cream Cake did not sound familiar to us and we were anxious to try it out. It turned out to be two huge slices of Sponge sandwiching a fine layer of Custard and evenly spread with Cream. The texture was firm but we thought the cake was a little too dense for us. The Custard had not done much in its aid but we were happy with the amount of cream... as far as calories were concerned. We have had Cempedak Cheese Cake before (from Moody Cow) but Aromas offered a different variant. The Cempedak flesh was well-blended into the Cheese but if we were to nitpick, we'd prefer the texture to be smoother... the fiber requires effort to chew but the overall flavor was expertly balanced. We thought it was quite an interesting attempt, would be better if the price tag could be less-hefty.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good) *Cakes only*
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (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: 4th Street Club, Lebuh Tye Sin, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 12 am to 12 pm on Sundays to Thursdays; 12 am to 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 6016- 410 9084