Lavish Fusion Bakery @ Victoria Street, Georgetown, Penang.
A sister café to one of the popular bakeries in Penang- Love A Loaf, Lavish has been storming Social Media sites since its opening. The café’s quaint and chic interior décor is one of the strongest pull factors. It is decorated with a great number of small potted plants, as though diners were dining in a garden in lieu of a cafe; every single corner of the cafe is picturesque and most suitable for taking instagrammable shots. Lavish has its own (Western-Fusion) menu but also incorporated some of its sister cafe's signature pastries and cakes. Diners can have a glance on the array of Pastries available at the display fridge right next to the counter. Though we were impressed with the quality, we thought the prices were rather steep (perhaps the name "Lavish" does ring a bell).
Caprese Panini (Rm 19.80)
The Pesto (Rm 25.80)
With a name like "Lavish Fusion Bakery", our instinct directed us to go for their Caprese Panini. True enough (fortunate for us), the Panini was fluffy-soft in the middle with crispy edges; when lightly spread with Pesto sauce, the artisan bread was delicious on its own. Lavish's rendition comes with tangy Tomatoes and generous slices of Baffalo Mozarella. The result was a light yet satisfying bite, with a mild sweetness from the sauce. We love the herbacious Pesto sauce, the flavor was discernible but not as bold as we would expect. If there was something we were not quite happy with, it would be the Fries. We'd hope for something healthier and lighter in lieu of the greasy, calorific Fries.
Another variant of Pesto sauce, we had their Pesto Pasta- swirls of Spaghetti well-coated with the vegetal-herbacious Basil-Pesto sauce. The salinity was spot on, even with the shaved Cheese, the flavors were beyond amazing. There was nary a hint of Pine Nuts, though it was stated on the menu that Cashew Nuts were used but we could not taste any. All in all, we thought it was a decent Pesto Pasta (with a few thin Chicken strips) but we were not certain if it's worth the price.
[Clockwise] Matcha Rose Croissant Donut (Rm 4.50)/ Butterlicious Croissant (Rm 2.50)/ Caramelized Pumpkin Seed Danish Pastry (Rm 3.80)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 5.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 214, Lebuh Victoria, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 9 am to 10:30 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: N/A