The Butterworth City Centre along Jalan Raja Uda and Jalan Permatang Pauh has just got a little more exciting with the opening of Pentagon 5 Studio. The cafe occupies the entire two-storey building, strategically located right in front of Aroma Hotel, Butterworth. The exterior gives a hint that the place is chic with dashing decoration but inside, it proves otherwise. Once stepped in the cafe, we feel the industrial vibe- hanging light bulbs, modern furniture and heavy metal embellishment. Interior decor aside, the menu is pretty hipstery... featuring some of the Instagram-worthy desserts (such as Soft Serve) as well as an array of Western-Fusion menu (we were told that the Chef's a Thai so some of the Thai-influenced dishes are worth looking forward to). Service was great, we were greeted immediately upon arrival and the server pleasantly invited us to the table with clear explanation on their offering... certainly something that we did not expect, at least from a newly established (two-week old) cafe.
Black Sesame Soft Serve (Rm 12.90/ mug)
Salted Egg Yolk Cheese Cake (Rm 12.90)
Brunch is served until 2:30 pm while dinner starts at 6 pm so those who intend to have a substantial meal should plan their visits before the kitchen closes at pre-determined hours. Left with limited choices, we opted for their signature Black Sesame Soft Serve which comes in two sizes- Small (Rm 8.90) and Mug (Rm 12.90). The latter one comes in a huge portion and it is recommended to serve for two. The Black Sesame-infused Soft Serve was smooth and brimming with bitter-fragrant Black Sesame flavors. The sweetness was spot on... at least perfectly fine for the sweet-intolerant like me. Another addition to our afternoon tea was Salted Egg Yolk Cheese Cake, a concoction that consists of Sponge, Walnuts... sheathed under a Cheesy layer and topped with a morsel of Salted Egg Yolk bits. It was soft and light on the palate but the Salted Egg Yolk element was not as bold as we would have hoped.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good) *Based on Soft Serve ONLY*
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)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: No. 12, Butterworth Business City Centre, Jalan Raja Uda, 12300, Butterworth, Penang.
Business Hours: 10 am to 12 am. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 313 7707