Friday, July 8, 2016
Creameal, a tiny cafe tucked in a quiet lane dotted with charming houses, makes the best handcrafted waffles and their artisanal ice creams are amazing to the point that we've made quite a few visits back.
The cafe is slightly on the spartan side but has a quirky feel with its unusual wooden tables and chairs. Some of the tables were re-purposed from old, wooden doors and a few of the chairs looked as though they belonged in primary schools classrooms :)
The ice creams are very Malaysian in nature, think along the lines of Bandung, Green Tea Jasmine, Gula Melaka with sea salt (sadly sold out when we were there), Milo Peng, Coconut Lychee and more. You can choose up to 3 scoops with each waffle order for RM15.90 (add on RM1 for premium flavours, like the Earl Gray Lavender)
I was pleasantly surprised that there were 2 pieces of waffles that came nicely decorated with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and dusting of icing sugar. A tiny jug of maple syrup is available upon request. The waffle batter is slightly sweet so they can be eaten on its own without any ice cream though it would be a shame.
This was the Milo Peng, Earl Gray Lavender and Coconut Lychee. The Milo Peng was nice by itself, but wasn't a standout for me - it tasted exactly like the Milo ice creams available at supermarkets. I didn't like the Coconut Lychee as the santan taste was too strong but Hubs thought it was stellar and licked up every bit of this. We agreed that Earl Gray Lavender had a nice, strong taste that went perfectly with the crispy waffles.
Our friends had the same flavours as ours but they swapped out the Earl Gray Lavender for Grean Tea Jasmine and after sampling a tiny bite, I immediately wished that I ordered that instead. The slightly smoky taste of the green tea was balanced with the sweet, floral tones of jasmine, it was definitely some more-ish.
Bubs and I went back the next day and tried Bandung with the rest of the flavours. I thought it tasted a little too artificial but Bubs, who has a sweet tooth, adored it.
Parking is challenging as it's a small lane but you can park further ahead at the main road.
Address: 17, Jalan Phuah Hin Leong, 10050, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 8 am to 10 pm.
Closed on Mondays.
Phone: 6016- 408 3172