La Boheme is a quaint and unpretentious French bakery, café cum patisserie that recently opened its doors in the heart of Georgetown, joining a host of cafés and restaurants which has mushroomed in the World Heritage site in the recent year.
Located at the ground floor of a pre-war double storey house at Jalan Sri Bahari, the café may go unnoticed with the almost non-existent sign, if not for word of mouth.
The pattiserie maintained the originality of the pre-war building; adorned only with old and recycled furniture thus giving the eatery a certain character and mystery.
It’s specializes in French delicacies, most notably for its desserts and pastries. We were told that their best seller is Crème Brulee, the classic French dessert of custard topped with caramelized sugar. The chef whips up different decadent pastries to his fancy from time to time like the Forêt Noire (Black Forest), Bavaroise Caramel, Tarte au Fruits, Pain au Chocolat, Pain au Raisin to name a few.
They also have simple menu for soup, salad, quiche and pizza.
The creme brulee was quite unforgettable; the charred and slightly bitter caramelized sugar was a great contrast to the creamy custard. The French puff pastries like the Pain au Raisin are not to be missed as well.
|Apple Flower Tea (RM8)|
|Wide selection of desserts|
|Counter and menu written on board|
|Quiche Lorraine with Fresh Salad (RM12)|
|Petit Fours (RM10)|
|Creme Brulee (RM10)|
|Open Face Apple Tarte (RM8)|
|Thin crust pizza with salami, fresh mushrooms and herbs (RM22)|
Location: 42, Jalan Sri Bahari, 10050 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia (same row as The Ship)Hours: Tue - Sun (10:00 am - 6:00 pm)
Phone: 017 9762153 (Mathieu & Huvi)