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Myarte Cafe Penang – Western Japanese Fusion Cafe

Myarte Cafe Penang – Western Japanese Fusion Cafe

I think it was the teal-colored shopfront that attracted me to Myarte Café Penang.

Back in the day when I worked in the CBD in Beach Street, there were hardly any good cafes to hangout.

There were the Chinese Kopitiams, Indian Curry Houses, and Malay Warung with a vegetarian place or two.

Lunchtime meals were either rice-based or noodles.

Brunch is one of my favorite meals to eat at restaurants.

My top favorites to like to order are a good chicken fried steak, bacon, and runny eggs.

And local pancakes like Ban Chan Kueh are something you have as a dessert or a teatime snack.

Myarte Cafe Penang @ Bishop Street

Myarte Cafe is a little Japanese fusion cafe in George Town with homemade Wagashi, Pasta, Sandwich, Coffee, and Desserts.

It took me a few times to reach this little café – I stumble upon this on some a Facebook posting whilst t searching for the immensely Sando.

It’s probably the thick cuts of toasted Brioche Toast that attracted me. I could also be the color teal.

Whenever I think good pastry I remind myself that this is locally made in Penang pastries and bread.

I said to Penelope Pussycat, “We are not on French soil.”

Myarte Cafe Brioche

Brioche is a bread of French origin.

Light, slightly puffy the bread is similar to a highly enriched pastry with a rich and tender crumb.

Myarte Cafe Butter Croissant (RM6)

A beautiful, perfect croissant is very crispy, puffy and smells a good taste of butter. Like a lot of butter.

I relish a plain, small butter croissant for breakfast.

The smaller the size of the croissants, the better.

Sometimes I will gamely eat one of those fancy varieties stuffed with tuna.

To be honest for RM6 Myarte Café’s Butter Croissant is good.

The flavor is buttery however having the right, a generous amount of butter is key to a true French croissant.

The delicious taste is hard to match outside France.

The flour is different.

The temperature is different and so, above all, the butter is very different.

Myarte Cafe Penang - Western Japanese Fusion Cafe

Myarte Cafe Butter Croissant (RM6)

Myarte Café Sando

I tried had the Sando the first morning I dropped by. I have a penchant for good scrambled eggs which I make myself using a lot of butter and cream.

So, I don’t order scrambled eggs when I eat out.

The Chef kindly replaces it with a delicious Egg Mayo instead upon request.

I added some Avocado for good measure for the most delicious Sando.

Myarte Cafe Penang - Western Japanese Fusion Cafe

Myarte Café Avo Sando (RM12)

Myarte Cafe Penang - Western Japanese Fusion Cafe

Image: Myarte Cafe Penang Facebook page

Myarte Cafe Coffee (RM8 – RM12)

Black Coffee (Americano) RM8/RM10
Milk Coffee RM10/12

The coffees are good, and I’ve tried both but prefer the Milk Coffee which is less potent and acidic.

Where is Myarte Cafe Penang?

This little café is a pleasant quiet hideaway located on Bishop Street.

The deco is minimalist with few tables brightens with colorful chairs.

Myarte Cafe Chicken Pesto Ciabatta (RM18)

Chicken breast, Mozzarella cheese, Pesto mayo, and Tortilla chips.

Ciabatta is an Italian white bread made from wheat flour, water, salt, yeast, and olive oil.

My preference has always been for a Bahn mi a type of short baguette with a thin, crisp crust and soft, airy texture inside.

I like the sweet and tangy pickled vegetables and broiled chicken breast.

This classic Chicken Pesto Ciabatta, basically a grilled tomato and cheese sandwich with an Italian twist makes a wonderful brunch.

the Ciabatta an elongated, broad, and flatbread is a nice change in terms of texture and taste.

The Pesto mayo uses basil for a bold flavor without being too overpowering.

Mozzarella cheese is a nice touch.

If I could make this better, I would use large beefsteak tomatoes at their peak of ripeness and a Panini press.

Myarte Cafe Penang - Western Japanese Fusion Cafe

Myarte Cafe Chicken Pesto Ciabatta (RM18)

Myarte Cafe Hotcakes (RM20)

There is no difference between hotcakes and pancakes.

I have to admit it – except IHOP.

Nothing comes close to the delicious golden and fluffy pancakes that taste just like the ones from the popular US restaurant chain.

IHOP’s pancakes are amazing! Especially with their butter pecan syrup. Yum!

That was when I got named “Pancake Girl” although most of the time – I’m the savory foods girl.

A pancake is a flat cake, often thin and round.

The best brand is Aunt Jemima® Buttermilk Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix.

I think this is the best pancake mix where you just add water, cook on a frying pan with butter, share and enjoy!

I love a stack of pancakes with a light and fluffy texture with the tangy taste of buttermilk.

I also like Japanese Pancake Souffle. 

Myarte Café’s Hot Cakes are 3 stack high pancakes and served with toasted almonds and a small jug of browned butter salted caramel sauce.

The kind that smells buttery, gooey good consistency, and not overly sweet!

I was worried that it was sugary, but I assure you this is one hot sauce you will to tip over – and drown your pancakes with.

Do I like Myarte Cafe Hotcakes? Yesssss

Myarte Cafe Penang - Western Japanese Fusion Cafe

Myarte Cafe Hotcakes (RM20)

Myarte Cafe Penang - Western Japanese Fusion Cafe

How can I not fall in love with Hotcakes? Just look at that toasted almonds and a small jug of browned butter salted caramel sauce. Photo: SmartDory

Mizu Shingen Mochi (Raindrop Mochi) Wagashi series

I don’t do very well with glutinous rice so we didn’t order this as Penelope Pussycat can’t eat two desserts.

Wagashi is a traditional Japanese confection that is often served with tea in some Japanese tea houses.

Mizu Shingen Mochi (Raindrop Mochi) is served with a side of Kuromitsu (black sugar syrup) and Kinako (roasted soybean powder).

The Raindrop Mochi looks like a soft transparent bouncy jelly.

I would be tempted to “burst” the “raindrop” and eat that with Kinako and brown sugar.

I will come back to try this with another friend on another outing.

Myarte Cafe Penang - Western Japanese Fusion Cafe

Mizu Shingen Mochi (Raindrop Mochi) Image: Myarte Cafe Penang Facebook page

Myarte Café Menu

The menu deserves the mention of its offerings of Japanese desserts and pokes bowls.

Myarte Cafe Penang - Western Japanese Fusion Cafe

Image: Myarte Cafe Penang Facebook page

Myarte Café Opening Hours

The café opens as early as 9 am and is a good place for breakfast and brunch with one of their signatures breakfast items.

Please ask the friendly owners for recommendations.

Myarte Café Review

As a whole, Myarte Cafe is a great place in George Town for some great brunch, or lunch with Japanese dessert treats.

I enjoyed the food, prepared with love by the lady Chef who is passionate and meticulously clean in her food prep.

When I look at the photos of the Mochi, I know how much effort she puts into the creation of her desserts which are both visually appealing and tasty.

The post is written after two visits and I am sure I will be there to try the Poke Bowl, Ramen, and Western Food next.

You can chill with your books or laptop in a quiet environment and friendly service.

Myarte Cafe (GPS: 5.41882, 100.34094)
Cuisine: Western, Japanese Fusion
Address: 75, Bishop Street, George Town, Penang.
Business Hours: 9am-7pm (Mon-Sat), 9am-5pm (Sun)
Website: Myarte Cafe Facebook page
Tax: No GST. No service charges.

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