A friend had told me about Amelie Cafe along Armenian Street located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. I had no idea where Amelie Cafe was located in Armenian Street as I only knew of Edelweiss Cafe along that street. As I drove along Armenian Street, I very nearly missed the small but charming Amelie Cafe, located right next to Cheah Kongsi.
The fresh greenery right in front of Amelie Cafe immediately attracted my attention, a welcome sight from the sun, heat and concrete. Plus the cute and quirky hand painted sign added to its appeal. Somehow, I was pretty sure that Amelie Cafe would be my kind of place. ~wink~
For tourists on a self guided Heritage Trail Walk through the streets of Georgetown, Amelie Cafe would be a perfect place to take a breather and relax over some drinks. For locals, it would be a cosy hideout when you just need to get away for a while to maybe read a book or drink a cup of coffee.
Stepping into Amelie Cafe, you would immediately notice that the place is small. Yet, it definitely has a certain appeal. The place is raw and rustic, with mis-matched chairs and tables, lots of tiny trinkets everywhere and art works adorning it’s walls. It all threatens to look a lil haphazard, but thankfully falls just short of that. And instead is very laid back and cosy.
I just LOVE this painting! Don’t you? Done by one of the owners of Amelie Cafe, this piece is actually for sale too.
Check out their simple Hand painted menus. This place is definitely cute-ness overload. SO my kind of place!
Amelie Cafe’s concept – recycle and reuse. Almost all the furnishings in the cafe are made on their own which would explain the mis-matched look plus a charming slanted stool. And they served me in water in a clean jam jar!