4th Pit-Stop for the Penang Heritage Food Trail, Nostalgie

After Georgetown being awarded with UNESCO Heritage, a lot of boutique hotels, chic hostels, cafe and restaurants are slowly popping out. Here’s the latest addition, Nostalgie, a cafe cum boutique hotel. Nostalgie is a French word for nostalgia. The owners try to bring back our nostalgia during our younger days living in these pre-war houses. Nostalgie is managed by Jean Lee, Jason Lee and family and his childhood friend, Micheal.

With this in mind, the owners preserved all the characteristics of colonial architecture structures while enhancing it with modern amenities such as aircond, fans, lighting and so on.

This is our 4th pit-stop of Penang Heritage Food Trail.

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The entrance. Don’t be fooled by its appearance.

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Self made menu. Very nostalgic. 🙂

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A step into Nostalgie brings back all my childhood memories. The whole structure is the same as the pre-war house that I have lived for 20++ years.

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The air well. A common structure in pre-war house. Last time, this air well was closed up but the owners decide to tear it  down to retain its original look. Love it a lot.

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The air well gives ligthing to the house and promote better air circulation.

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This is the upper floor of the shop house. They are current renovating the upper floor to provide accommodation for its guests. They are providing four rooms for rent.

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The owners love art. Here’s a art painting that Micheal, one of the owner bought during an auction. They also have a lot paintings and photographs here.

We start our food review with pastas.

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Chicken and Basil Pesto Fettuccine. RM21. Chicken breast meat with chopped basil leaves, garlic and cherry tomatoes. Blends very well and the chicken is quite tender.

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Spaghetti Marinara with Prawns. Prawn lover, you must order this! According to the chef, Jason Lee, one of the owner of Nostalgie, the prawns are bought daily from the nearest fishermen’s wharf to maintain its freshness. And indeed, it’s very fresh. The pasta is al dente and the marinara sauce is quite thick. If you like a lot parmesan cheese, you can request it.

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Prawns & Chilies Pizza. RM30. Homemade pizza. I am a fan of thin-crusted pizza. It’s very crunchy and its combination of fresh prawns, mozzarella cheese and chopped basil is perfect. If you love prawns, this is a must try.

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Chicken & Feta Pizza. RM28. If you are not a fan of prawn and still want to taste their pizza, then this is a good try. 🙂 Chicken cubes and cherry tomatoes with mozzarella and feta cheese.

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Iced Cafe Latte. RM7.

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Chilled Cranberry Juice with Longan. RM9. A twist of flavor. Must give it a try. 🙂

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Their signature dessert. Carrot cake with Creme Cheese Frosting. RM12. A must try! Loved the creme cheese frosting, walnut and raisins. Cheesy, sweet and a bit of nutty flavor.

Overall, Nostalgie preserved very well its heritage value of its restaurant while adding a lot of modern facilities. The quality of the food is notable. They use fresh ingredients everyday and most of the dishes are home made. Price is a bit high but it’s worth it because of the heritage ambiance. One thing to note is that the parking is quite hard and it’s advisable to park a bit far and walk your way to the restaurant. A good place to hang out with your family and friends while having good food.

A big thanks to the owners for the great food and your friendliness. 🙂

Contact Information


Address: 34, Lorong Stewart, 10200 Georgetown Penang, Malaysia.

Contact No/Tel No: 04-261 0977

Email: nostalgie.penang@gmail.com

GPS: 5.419378, 100.337458

Business Hours

Fridays – Wednesdays. 10:00am – 9:00pm.

Close on Thursdays.

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