On my recent visit to Melbourne, I visited one of a well known cafe known as Kettle Black and now in Penang have another similar version known as Black Kettle. By the name itself, it sure do bring up my expectation with a few fellow bloggers hype over it.
Upon walking in, I am certainly impress with their whole interior design which is quite posh, with natural sunlight at the middle seating area and with a wall of green walls behind certainly look very inviting. As you walk further back, it feels like you are walking to another zone, where it feels more like classy European dining area.
In this bakery cafe, it is also well known for their freshly baked French Bread.
On the look of it, it sure do look promising as its being display on a cute basket, however it is quite let down for them to use a clear plastic wrap around it and decided to pick two and give it a try.
Choices in the menu are pretty huge menu and could not show the other side as its corrupted.
Cafe Latte @ RM 10 is a pretty decent cup of coffee with mild acidic to my liking.
Tried two of their pastries with RM 3.50 each.
Egg Benedict @ RM 24 is one of a dish highly recommended by many including their own staff. Ovearall for Penang standard, I would say can be one of the best few in town as its filled with Sauteed Spinach, Smoked Salmon and a carefully poached Egg atop of soft and Brioche is done pretty alright and nicely top with slightly thick buttery Hollandaise sauce. Just that I have eaten better ones before.
At the price tag of RM 24 for a Ricotta Cheese Pancake is very steep for many people for such a portion. No doubt I would rate this is star of the dish as its elegantly and nicely presented yet pancake is cook to perfection, slightly crust on the outside and fluffy and soft inside. Top with variety ingredients such as seasonal berries, avocado, roasted nuts & honey butter.
Roasted Chicken Sandwich @ RM 26. Nothing to shout about.
Another highly recommended dish by many is this British origin, Rhubarb Crumble @ RM 8.50. Indeed Rhubarb is one of a favorite ingredients used by many Aussie cook, however for this version might be quite unique for me. This might be too dry for me or maybe best to recommend to go along with some recommended pairing from them.
I guess my expectation was built too high from a few reviews. With those price tag, certainly there are many better options available. However, its a great cafe with nice ambiance and friendly barista.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 6.5/10 , nicee, for a stall on the road side Recommended! -Stamped-
-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Black Kettle Cafe
105, Beach Street, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
** Right Next to the Fire Station
Business Hours: 7: 30 am to 11 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 251 9270