Friday, 27 July 2012

Amelie's Cafe, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Amelies, Georgetown, Penang, Recycle, restaurant, cafe, Italian, cute, home chef
Amelie's Cafe, Jalan Armenian, Georgetown, Penang
Amelies, Georgetown, Penang, Recycle, restaurant, cafe, Italian, cute, home chef
Humble Hung learns new recipes from the internet
Amelies, Georgetown, Penang, Recycle, restaurant, cafe, Italian, cute, home chef
Spaghetti with Lemon, Rocket and Crispy Bacon - RM23
Amelies, Georgetown, Penang, Recycle, restaurant, cafe, Italian, cute, home chef
Spaghetti Pesto alla Genovese with Chicken - RM23
Amelies, Georgetown, Penang, Recycle, restaurant, cafe, Italian, cute, home chefAmelies, Georgetown, Penang, Recycle, restaurant, cafe, Italian, cute, home chef

Banana and Passionfruit Lassi RM10, Mango Passionfruit Juice RM12Amelies, Georgetown, Penang, Recycle, restaurant, cafe, Italian, cute, home chef

Spaghetti with Pork Ragu - RM23
Amelies, Georgetown, Penang, Recycle, restaurant, cafe, Italian, cute, home chef
Spaghetti with Pork Ragu and Meat Balls RM23

Amelies, Georgetown, Penang, Recycle, restaurant, cafe, Italian, cute, home chef
The Menu
Cute and recycled, Amelie Cafe in Georgetown Penang, must be on your 'to visit' list. Food is great, but the earth friendly, use what's available innovative spirit of this place is inspiring. Drink fresh juices from reused jam jars, sit on chairs made from whatever could be nailed together and breath cleansed air courtesy of plants homed in hanging glass jars around the cafe.

Half way through our second food tour of Penang, we spied a number of restauranteers and hoteliers discreetly dining in. For such humble dwellings to house the movers and shakers in the Penang food and beverage industry must be a huge testament to the place. Humble owners, Hung and Yen, make no claim to be gourmet trained chefs. They happily take advice from the big wigs in the business and do their best to please customers desires. Their claim to fame amongst locals is that they are trained in the "Culinary School of You Tube." Watching instructional videos on the net, this astute couple take client requests, learn how to make the dish online and then bring their creation to the table the next day. 

Amelies, Georgetown, Penang, Recycle, restaurant, cafe, Italian, cute, home chef
Inside the cafe
A simple porky inclusive menu is themed around rustic Italian and a fresh uncluttered drinks menu. The Banana & Passionfruit Lassi and Mango & Passionfruit Juice were thick and blended on the spot. Once our thirsts were quenched, cold beer and wine continued to cool our afternoon. A variety of al dente spaghetti dishes filled our tummies and the green salad with bacon and feta was one of the best I ate on the island. 

This is a two person show performing from a teeny kitchen serving food made on the spot, so food comes as it's ready. Try to avoid peak lunch and dinner hours and instead come mid morning or mid afternoon to avoid the cram. 

Reason to visit: the cutest cafe I ever did see
*** Sadly this cafe has closed. Their new venture however has just opened, 'Cozy in the Rocket' is located at 262 Beach Street Penang. Opening 10am - 5pm daily except for Mondays. 

Amelie Cafe
Simply Irresistible
PG0250641-W
6 Lebuh Armenian
Georgetown
10200 Penang
Malaysia
+6 012 496 7838
ameliecafe@yahoo.com

28 comments:

  1. i was there! :) but since the place said "no photography" so it was time off for my cam. i had espresso there, very good! love the bagels with cheese too. On the other hand, my cute boyfriend was expected to find some Armenians shop in Armenian Street. But to no avail.

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    1. I love bagels - next time I'll order that. Ha, ha... no Armenian shops to be found. :-)

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  2. Oh I wanted to go there but it was closed the day we went! Nice that he let you take pictures. How lovely to see someone just teaching themselves and having a go. Wish KL had more cool places like that!

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    1. Yes please, more places like this one in KL!

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  3. Nice. Looking at the entrance, I would not expect it to be a place serving such western cuisine.

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    1. The entrance is quite intriguing isn't it. :-)

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  4. looks like pasta perfection to me! recipes that shine in their simplicity :D

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    1. There's something about simple preparation isn't there - let's the natural flavours shine through without the need to complicat them.

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  5. looks like a jungle out there..
    and it serve delicious food.. nice...

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    1. I love the jungle look. Vertical gardens - I'm attempting the same in my apartment. :-)

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  6. We eat pasta at least once a week, sometimes as a main course but often as a side dish. Great pictures.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Hey Filip, You are certainly on the right continent for pasta! :-)

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  7. I must say that the boss is nothing but rude. This is definitely a place to avoid. Refer to some of the reviews on tripadvisor that this really put a local (myself) to shame.

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    1. Hi Poh Lim, What a shame! Sad to hear you had a bad experience. Everything was rosy on my visit. I'd give them a second chance though as the place is cute and the food was good. Now, you're a local... I would love to know your favourite spots in Penang. (Please :-)

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  8. Thank you! Just getting started to know Penang, I have to visit this café;) Marielle.

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    1. Hi Marielle! Hope you enjoy it. It sure is a cute place. Let me know what other fun places you find! :-)

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  9. I was there on Monday. It seems that the place (surrounding buildings) was being renovated. Have they moved ?

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    1. Hi BB, I'm not in Penang. I don't know what's happening. Did you try calling the handphone number above?

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    2. Not yet.
      Actually I have been there once. The food was good. Thinking of going there again. Anyway I have sent an email to them. Let's see.

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  10. Was there again today. Confirmed that they are no longer there.

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    1. Thanks for following up BB. So sad. I liked that spot a lot.

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  11. Called the h/p number listed above. They have moved to 262 Lebuh Pantai.

    Will check it out later.

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    1. Thanks again B B! I wonder if they can replicate the atmosphere of the original location...

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  12. I just dined at their new place, Cozy in the Rocket. I think the menu is the same but there are many more tables now, so they can accommodate a bigger crowd. They didn't mind making me Gnocchi with Pork Sausage and Gorgonzola for my 10 a.m. breakfast.

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    1. Ooh, you're making my mouth water thinking of gnocchi, sausages and gorgonzola!

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  13. Michele,
    Are they now open earlier than 12 noon ? I was planning to go there again (to their new location). Thanks !

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    1. If you guys find out please let me know too! I will definitely revisit on my next trip to Penang. ;-)

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    2. Last I heard their opening hours were 10am - 5pm Tues - Sun. Let me know if that has changed.

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