Thursday, September 23, 2010

Homestyle Italian Fare at Ecco Cafe

Ecco Cafe is a surprising find. It has so much to offer, namely handmade bread, home-made fresh pasta and home-grown basil. Chef Law Soo Hock started his business in this pre-war house on Lebuh Chulia five years ago. Since then, many backpackers began to drop by and the eatery was later being included in some popular Travel Guide Books. Majority of the foreigners who tour Penang have learned about this place from the guide books. When I arrived at the cafe at 7.30p.m., half of the tables were occupied by foreigners. I got a rather awkward feeling because I was the only local diner in the cafe.  

Ecco Cafe offers a good meal in fairly quiet, relaxed surroundings.

The Menu

The pasta dishes

This is not a fine dining restaurant, so please forgivre them for not laying the table.

Ground Coffee brewed in a French Press @ RM5.00

Pesto Sauce Pasta, garnished with handmade toast @ RM16.00

Only house-made pasta is available in this cafe. 
The texture and taste of fresh pasta are so significantly different from the dried version. 

The texture of the fresh house made pasta is definitely better than the usual dried variety.


Handmade bread is toasted and slathered with tomato and pesto respectively.

Dessert of the Day: Creme Brulee @ RM10.00

Creme Brulee is a french dessert which resembles our local steamed egg custard

Castor sugar is sprinkled onto the custard, then caramelised with a butane torch. 

The disc of crunchy caramel gives a contrasting texture to the oh-so-creamy custard base

Trust me, this is something to die for. Skipping this creme brulee is a sin so make sure you order this dessert when you come to Ecco Cafe.

Ecco Cafe
402 Lebuh Chulia
Tel: 04-2623178


  1. its look yummy . i love pasta. drooling.. huhu

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    It is one of the most worth trying food in town. Try it and you will be able to see the difference

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