Friday, May 07, 2010

Winter Warmers - Gurney Plaza

I first came across this place during one of my early visits to Penang but because it is always full, I always have to fore go my intention of dining/drinking there. One faithful evening though, I manage to get a seat!

I absolutely love the interior of the place. Vintage English roses wallpaper and the very homey setting totally capture my heart. This is easily one of the most beautiful coffee/tea house I have ever been.

Judging from the place and the people that patronize the restaurant, I have always thought that the drinks and food served would cost me an arm and a leg. Surprisingly though, the price were very affordable. If my memory serve me right, the drink should cost nothing above RM 15.

I always have a thing for drinks with "flamboyant" names. Thus I went for the Night Shadow Iced Coffee (RM 9.90*). It's very much like a cup of Affogato - the only difference is that the coffee is cold. Made perfectly with the right amount of caffeine to neutralized the creamy vanilla ice cream. Nothing to complaint at all! :D

My friend went for a more common drink, Green Tea Ice blended. (RM 7.90*) I think it tasted alright. After all, nothing could really go wrong for a cup of green tea ice blended. heh.

The cake varies everyday and at the day of my visit, it was black forest cake. No hu-has, just a simple vanilla sponge cake sandwiched with blue berry cream. I have no expectation for the cake as it was only RM 4.50*. Still edible though. :)

Winter Warmers is also the only local place I know that serve hot drinks and food in authentic Fine Bone China porcelain pieces. If you're a fan of those "things", then this is the perfect place for you. They have really, really nice pieces.(at least in my eyes lah ;p)

Oh, you might wanna go during weekdays though. It's forever full house during the weekends.

*Prices are subject to government tax and service charge.


Glo-w~* said...

I love their porceline cups n scones^^

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, the place looks really cosy. Needa try that place out! :D

Melanie said...

Glo-w~*: Yeah, i love it too!

Ariff Suffian Zainal  : Go try! Comes highly recommended from me. :P