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“Best coffee chemistry at Penang”
Review of Ete Cafe

Ete Cafe
Ranked #12 of 35 Dessert in George Town
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Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

It's quite small cafe with limited tables but the environment is splendid with full of coffee tools & equipment. Looks like coffee science lap to me (just being sarcastically). Wonderful homemade dessert & fantastics quiche that they served. Service is good & the owner is so attentive to the each customer. The price for the coffee can be range from RM8 to RM80 depending on the coffee beans & location. Another good place for those coffee lover!

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Été Café is a quaint little patisserie discreetly tucked into a row of shophouses. Not easy to find as it is situated somewhat out of the way from Georgetown's major heritage sights and its storefront & signage are not that prominent... Look out for Carnarvon Police Station, the Café is located opposite the road @ No.79 Lebuh Carnarvon.

Été Café is really small with a seating capacity for about 12 pax so you may need to wait for a table if you visit during busy periods. The place is simply furnished with a shabby chic decor which exudes a convivial ambiance. The only down side: no air-conditioning nor fan so it felt quite hot & stuffy in there...

The Café is open from 12 noon till 6pm (Closed on Tuesday). The owners are a Taiwanese couple who has resettled in Penang after training at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. They also conduct Culinary Classes or Coffee Appreciation Workshops for small groups; if you are interested, approach Chef Alex or his wife, WaWa for details.

Besides a daily selection of cakes & macarons, the menu also listed an extensive range of exotic tea & gourmet coffee. We ordered the Alhambra (chocolate & hazelnut), Été Love (mango & passionfruit) and Mont Blanc (chestnut puree). The French-style confectionery here is not exactly cheap by Malaysian standards (about RM8 per piece) but apparently of high quality; the 3 items we tried were all exquisite in taste & presented well.

Service may be a bit slow during busy periods so be patient as the husband & wife team are handling both the kitchen & café operations on their own, we didn't notice any other wait staff while we were there.

Though it required a bit of effort to locate Été Café & we had to endure slight discomfort amid the blistering heat & humidity, the overall experience was positive which made it all worthwhile.

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Reviewed December 6, 2015
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