Cottages are cozy little homes filled with warmth, this is what Little Cottage all about. This quaint place is located down town and has since 2003. Charming patrons with their friendly staff, warm ambience and scrumptious meals made affordable, now get lobster with fish, chicken or turkey ham, with soup, drink and daily dessert at Little Cottage.
The Little Cottage located at Burmah Road, which is a two-storey colonial shop house and furnished with artificial vine plants, clay figurines and retro stained glass ceiling lamps. They also have a very realistic mock well and fireplace which adds to the cosines of this cottage inspired restaurant. The chairs on the ground floor are all cushioned and covered in gold upholstery, creating a very homey vibe but it would be better if the rest of the furnishing were slightly neater. Patrons can choose to sit on the ground or first floor.
At Little Cottage, we had the chance to sample the food to give you an idea of the food that will be served. All meals will be served with the soup of the day, in our case; it was cream of mushroom and a warm bun with butter. You’ll also get to choose if you’d like ice lemon tea, coffee or tea with the meal. That should soothe the hunger of rumbling stomachs while the main course arrives. Lucky for you (and for us) we had the chance to sample all three choices of the deal.
Now, the first one we got to try was the lobster-fish combo. It’s served with a grilled tomato and grilled lemon with goes great with the seafood due to the tanginess. The fish is a jade fillet, deboned and served skin off. It’s a white fish, very lightly seasoned and browned but still retains its natural moisture in the inside. The lobster is also grilled, so it has a slight barbeque smoked flavor and like the fish, very lightly seasoned so you get the natural taste of seafood that is very well complimented by the lemon.
Next in line is the chicken. We were given a drumstick, butterflied and pan fried until it’s beautifully brown but still very tender and juicy in the inside. The chicken is left bone in and skin on. It’s great for bigger eaters as we think the lobster-chicken combo is the heartiest among the other options.
The final one was the lobster-turkey ham combo. This one is great for smaller eaters that prefer smaller portions of food. Not that the piece of turkey is in anyway scrawny. In fact it’s a rather thick cut and packed with flavour. If you like Taiwanese sausage, you’ll love this deli delight.
At the end of the meal, you’ll be served a dessert. The desserts change daily so we’re not too sure what you’ll get. On the day we visited we got a petite cup of jelly. It tasted alright, not too sweet, slightly creamy at the top and lighter at the bottom. It is best eaten as soon as it is served as like all jellies, it gets watery after awhile.
This place has a private dining area for guests who prefer some privacy. The décor on the first floor is very Christmassy. With various artwork and vintage photographs on the wall, this place will constantly remind patrons of its history and the buildings heritage value.
Little Cottage Café, 96 Jalan Burmah, 10050, Georgetown, Penang OR
Little Cottage Café 2, 31 Gottlieb Road, 10450, Penang.
Contact number: Little Cottage Café: 04-2286218, Little Cottage Café 2: 04-2281128 OR visit www.littlecottagecafe.com