Chow Thye Road has been busier than usual this year. One of the restaurant that caught my eye as we drove pass was the tastefully designed restaurant Basement 6. A restaurant that serves breakfast (8am – 11am only), lunch starts (12 noon till last call at 3pm) and dinner (6pm to 10pm).
We were sceptical initially, suspecting it to be one of those “nice to see only” cafes mushrooming in Penang. The patio area was designed to give the visitors a garden in the city ambience. We loved the little pots of plants accenting each table. For those who are already imagining the sweltering heat of the outdoors, fear not as the ceiling walls are raised high and abundant fans air the space. Diners can choose the indoor restaurant for the air-conditioned spot. We took the outdoor spot for the breezy wind and natural daylight while munching our breakfast. We had a heartily breakfast and diners can opt for their affordable lunch set / menu if one opt to laze on their bed on the weekends
From Dubu-Dubu Korean Urban Food and now another Korean hype hitting town is the famous Bingsu from Caffe Bene. A popular korean snack composed of ice shaving paired together with sweetened condensed milk, fruit syrup/ flavoured syrup and their famous sweetened azuki beans. Caffe Bene is located on Ground Floor of Gurney Paragon Mall, beside Edo Ramen and Ben’s. Decorated in wooden style and unique dim lights definitely sets the place to be more comfortable and relaxing.
On a hot day, one can opt to crush some ice with their famous Bingsu,quench your thirst with their dessert or drinks in the menu. Although it was a weekend, Caffe Bene try their best to keep the queue short despite the many people that they need to accommodate. Credits goes to the efficiency of the workers.