Patois Kafe & Bistro @ Burmah Square, Pulau Tikus, Penang.
Patois Kafe & Bistro has got to be the most curious restaurant in Penang ever, the place is usually closed and only opens during certain hours. We have made multiple attempts to visit the place but to no avail. Dining in Patois is quite an experience, the menu is small but the service is amiable. We were warmly greeted by a charming-motherly lady; she was concerned if we knew what to order (since it was our first visit), if we were comfortably seated and if the air-conditioner was blowing at the right temperature. We were certainly well-taken care of. The place is unpretentious sans the unnecessary frills, it feels exactly dining at home. Service and ambiance aside, the European-Fusion menu is standard-average with some hits and misses. Patois Kafe & Bistro is located at Service Road, off Burmah Road (right next to Chow Thye Road).
Seafood Paella (Rm 33)
Pork Sausages (Rm 18)
Patois' rendition of Paella felt familiar yet exotic, we believe the Chef has blended in some of his creative ideas; there was a peppery sensation. We mistakenly thought we were having Nasi Briyani instead of Paella, the Seafood-sweetness was not as intense as to our liking. Also, Basmati Rice was used. Pork Sausages with caramelized Onions on the other hand, were delicious. The texture was most satisfying, though not as bouncy but the meat was flavorful and well-seasoned; the Sausages were served with fresh green Apple slices and Dijon Mustard.
Crostini Platter (Rm 12)
Crepe Suzette (Rm 14)
We started off with Crostini Platter- Balsamic dressed Cherry Tomatoes served atop crispy Baguette, the mini toast was most refreshing to begin with; flavors were well-balanced with a tinge of acidity. We put a complete full stop to the meal by having Crepe Suzette, one of the two desserts available on our visit. The zesty syrup was nicely done, though it might be overly surfeited if one were to finish it entirely; the ersatz Vanilla Ice Cream was a lackluster though.
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: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No
Address: 30, Jalan Servis, Burmah Square, 10050, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 12 pm to 2 pm on every Tuesday to Friday; 6:30 pm to 10 pm on every Tuesday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Contact Number: 604- 226 8722