Looking for a place for a cup of coffee and some desserts to relax during tea time? There is a new place out of town that you can set your mind free for a while before you continue your hectic life again. The name of this shop is called Full Of Beans.
It is very easy to locate Full Of Beans. This shop is on the first floor and on the left after the main entrance of Straits Quay. Once you reached the first floor, walk towards the end on the left and you will see this shop.
If you are not sure whether you are on the right path to the shop, one of the easiest ways is to follow your sense to the coffee aroma. As you get nearer to the shop, the aroma of coffee also becomes stronger.
All the coffee you ordered will be freshly brewed. You can see the barristers were busying preparing the coffee.
One of the famous brews is Siphon or Syphon coffee. In brief Syphon coffee is also known as Vacuum Coffee. With this process the coffee is prepared with a vacuum coffee brewer (Vac Pot). The water is sucked through the vacuum pot to the top of the container with coffee powder in there, and it is left to cool down. Once it is totally cooled down the liquid that flow down to the pot again will be a nice and tasty coffee.
Besides the siphon method, there is also another unusual way of processing the coffee which is called Iced Drip Coffee or also known as cold brew coffee. It is done by using a pot of water above a bin of coffee grounds and filter, the water will then slowly drip through the coffee grounds at a rate of about two drips per second. This seeps through the coffee and filter, eventually spinning down the condensation tubes and into a waiting beaker. This produces concentrated solution that is stored in the fridge for about 2 days. The coffee is served cold and the taste is a bit sourish as the coffee itself has been fermented.
The price of the coffee as below listed:
- Brazil Santos – RM9.50
- Mandheling – RM9.50
- Mocha – RM9.50
- Ice Drip Coffee – RM15.oo
The coffee list above is arranged in accordance to the coffee thickness, from the mildest on top to the thickest at the bottom. If you are a beginner, you should go for Brazil Santos. However, if you want thicker taste and stronger aroma Mandheling is the one for you. The strongest of all would be Mocha. As Ice Drip Coffee, the category is different from the above as this is served cold while the rest are served hot.
At Full of Beans, it is advisable for the coffee to be served without sugar. The reason being is that the desserts served are already sweet and the best to complement with it is pure black coffee. As a complement to Full Of Beans, Sweet Forest is serving all kinds of dessert for the diners to savour.
French Petites For Four – RM1.50 each
- Paris- Brest Cycling Race (Filled with vanilla cream & topped with strawberry, kiwi rose berry or other fruits)
- Chou Chocolate (Chocolate Cake)
- Cappuccino Puff (Filled with cappuccino)
- Fruit Tat (Filled with vanilla cream & topped with strawberry, kiwi rose berry or other fruits)
For these four options, I personally love Cappuccino Puff. The taste was not too sweet yet with slight bitterness from the Cappuccino which was more appetizing.
French Macaroon – RM2.50 each, French Macaroon is a sweet confectionery made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring. The common available flavors are as below:
- Green Tea
As for Franch Macaroon, I love the orange flavor as the scent of orange and sourness as they made me feel refreshing. However, these Macaroon are slightly on the sweet side with is not really my cup of tea.
Semolina Cake – 6” RM35, 9” RM58, currently at this moment all cakes sold at Full Of Beans are not served in slices yet as this place still needs a fridge to keep them.
The taste of Semolina was very nice. However, it was very rich and I could only manage to finish one slice of it.
Strawberry Layer Cheese Cake – 6” RM42, 9” RM75, The cheese cake was made in layers with cheese in between and cookie base at the bottom part. On top it was covered with strawberry fruits and on the side was full of almond flakes.
The cake was very fruity and nice. However, there was still lack of lemonade touch that would otherwise make the cake more appetizing.
Pandan Layer Cheese Cake 6” RM42 9” RM75, the cake was made with pandan, layered with cheese and with cookie base. The side of the cake was covered with coconut slices.
I love the scent of pandan. However, I didn’t really fancy about the coconut. This is not my cup of tea.
For those who are interested in ordering the cake and pastry, please refer to below contact for reservation:
Sweet Forest – 0124765970 / 0164936640
Overall, the place is very cozy and is great for relaxation. The price of the coffee here is about the standard of starbucks but the varieties are more. There also serve desserts to complement with the coffee which are dedicated to those who have a sweet tooth.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Operation hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm (7 days a week)
Contact: 016-411 9066
Address:3A-1-6, Straits Quay Marina Mall, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang 3, 10470 Tanjong Bungah, Penang.
GPS: 5° 45′ 81.54″ N, 100° 31′ 29.43″ E