A long established cake specialist turn cafe, Swens Pastry Cafe has been running a cake house at Air Hitam but their expansion plan came as a surprise when one of their friends suggested a joint-partnership in sharing a unit in Pusat Perdagangan Nova, Jelutong. The cafe only occupies half of the ground floor unit so do not expect the place to be very spacious and able to offer a lot. The dessert-focused menu is pretty small, with a little more than 8 types of home-made Cakes, some Waffles and beverages. Not a place for absolute indulgence but if you are looking for a cozy, less-crowded place to chill out, this can be a decent option.
Blueberry Cheese Cake (Rm 13)
Honey Strawberry Waffle (Rm 11)
Swens' Blueberry Cheese Cake was okay... it was creamy, cheesy but lacked the 'wow' factor. Sweetness was well-balanced though. Not too bad but did not really shake me. When the fresh out-of-oven Honey Strawberry Waffle was served to us, we were delighted to see the crisp edges but half way through, it turned soggy-soft; so eat it lest it turned back into a sloppy dough. It was lightly drizzled with Honey but we thought they could have served more, it was not as sweet as expected; would be even better if they could serve with a scoop of Ice Cream. Unlike what the name suggested, the Strawberry factor was in fact, weak.
Magic Potion (Rm 11/ left) and Kick Start Juice (Rm 11/ right)
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (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: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 3-LG-0, Jalan Ahmad Nor, Pusat Perdagangan Nova, 11600, Jelutong, Penang.
Business Hours: 12 pm to 10 pm. Closed on Sundays.
Contact Number: 6012- 470 9973