De Antique Cafe 老巷子 has quickly taken social media by storm shortly after its opening... mainly due to its rustic charm. The place is a little tricky to locate... it is tucked in an old, iron sheet house in the heart of Bukit Mertajam (a small, narrow alley right next to the PBA building at Bukit Mertajam). The cafe occupies a huge corner lot at the end of the alley and the interior maintains the quaint, vintage decorations... making every corner a picturesque space. The food offering on the other hand, is a little weak. It does not offer any main and the savory options are weak but if you are up for some cakes, there are a few decent options out there. Not exactly the place for a comfortable afternoon tea (considering the old-school chair and restricted space) but definitely an interesting place to visit if you would like to take some hipster shots around/ in the premise.
Watermelon Cake (Rm 15.90)
Bubur Cha Cha (Rm 5)
Chicken Curry Puff (Rm 5)
Kiwi Drink (Rm 11)
The only savory option we had was the Chicken Curry Puff... which was generally stuffed with filling. The flavor was quite good. Likewise for the Bubur Cha Cha... creamy and delicately sweetened. As the Watermelon Cake, there was not any surprise as it was almost identical to the ones offered in Carnarvon Cafe. The dishes we had were pretty standard-average, definitely nothing to shout over.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6.5/10 (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: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Business Hours: 11 am to 12 am. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6017- 430 4208