Before I conclude my review of our 3-night Straits of Malacca cruise onboard Princess Cruises’ Sapphire Princess, I thought I would share this little gem I found while exploring the streets of Georgetown on foot.
We arrived in Penang on the 2nd day of our cruise and since it was only for a couple of hours, we decided against joining any shore excursion and went off gallivanting on our own instead. And that was how we discovered this lovely cafe on Bishop Street by chance.
The husband was laughing at me for being so greedy because we already had so much food on the ship and I still had my eyes on a cafe. Well, I didn’t think I had any spectacular dessert on the ship as yet plus I just needed to get away from all that overwhelming free-flow food coming at me and take my time to sip a coffee and enjoy a cake in a cosy cafe setting. Wish fulfilled, how satisfied 🙂
I loved the frames with the hanging pictures. Gave us some inspiration to decorate our living room wall which is still empty at the moment, lol.
It was a Saturday late afternoon and the cafe wasn’t that packed which was why I picked this cafe. Peace was bliss.
All we could hear was the sound of the coffee machine and the baristas at work.
Pretty extensive drinks menu for a small establishment like this. Coffee Affairs basically serves handcrafted specialty coffees. And I’m impressed with the selections of hot and cold espressos too but I’m no coffee connoisseur.
All you gotta do was to order and pay at the counter first and then your food and drinks will be delivered to your table.
I couldn’t make up my mind from their long list of coffee and in the end settled for a Ice Chocolate Mint (RM11.90, approx. S$4.30) which I didn’t regret getting. It was chocolatey and milky with a subtle hint of mint. It was just like having a really comforting chocolate milkshake. The husband went for the Green Tea Frappe (RM15.90, approx. S$5.70) which wasn’t very sweet but I still preferred the one from Starbucks.
We ordered two slices of cakes and they took quite a long time to come even though there weren’t that many customers at that time. And when this Coffee Hokkaido Milk Mille Crepe (RM11.90, approx. S$4.30) came, we then realised the reason for the slow service because the cake had to be plated up.
I did like the extra touch of the frills although taste wise, they didn’t actually enhance the flavour of the mille crepe. The crepes in this were rather dense (unlike Lady M’s that are light and fluffy) because they were stacked together quite firmly with a thin layer of cream in between which was good in a way that the whole thing didn’t taste too cloying. There was also a slight hint of coffee which I wished could stand out more. Overall, it was still a nicely executed mille crepe that I wouldn’t mind having again.
The Belgium Chocolate Cheesecake (RM11.90, approx. S$4.30) came in 3 distinctive layers of chocolate sponge, cream cheese and biscuits so every mouthful was a symphony of textures and flavours that really gelled.
Cheesecake lovers would definitely love this. The middle cheese layer was just so rich and cheesy that I felt a bit sickly of it after a few bites but of course, the husband devoured the rest of it, lol. I loved the Belgium chocolate that coated the cake on the outside – good quality chocolate and great tasting too!
We discovered many more cafes while exploring the area which we said we would visit next time we’re back in Georgetown. Definitely call for a separate cafe-hopping trip 😉 For those visiting Georgetown, Penang soon, you might just want to include Coffee Affairs in your list of cafe joints to visit 🙂
21 Lebuh Bishop
Georgetown, 10200 Pulau Pinang
Tel: +60 4-261 4060
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Coffeeaffairs
Opening hours: 11.00am to 12.00am daily