Naming a cafe may not be as exhausting as one would expect but it does require a little artistic flair. One of the latest cafe joints in Penang- Sugar On Top dropped the cliches and decided to pick up something unusual- SOT. Perhaps a pun intended, it sure rings a bell on what the cafe could potentially offer. During its soft-opening period, Sugar On Top only serves desserts but right now, the full-fledged menu consisting Pasta, Burgers, All-Day Breakfast and special in-house delights. The price points are however, slightly higher than average. Sugar On Top is now taking over the previous lot of Haven Harbor, at Chime Heritage.
Uncle Kee's Churros (Rm 15.90)
Merry Berry Hotcake (Rm 18.90)
The Lava Hotcakes seem to be one of the popular choices, we had their Merry Berry Hotcake; a Berry-infused Lava Cake topped with Cookie-crumbles and served with Berry compote and Salted Caramel Ice Cream. To our dismay, the Ice Cream was served in half-melted state (as shown in the picture); while we did enjoy the Ice Cream with a sleek saltiness, the texture spoiled everything (almost completely melted after photo-shooting). The Lava Hotcake seemed to carry the right consistency but the flavor did not shine. It carried a peculiarly artificial flavor which we were not quite fond of.
Uncle Kee's Churros were equally disappointing either. The Spanish Doughnut sprinkled with Cinnamon Sugar was overcooked and carried a strange salinity. We wondered what went wrong here- did they accidentally sprinkled Salt instead of Sugar? The saltiness destroyed the overall taste while the hard-crusty texture ruined the experience. For Rm 15.90+, we thought that was quite a ripped off.
Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
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)
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: No. 21, Jalan Bawasah, 10050, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 11 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6017- 729 6655