{Penang} Mille Crepe @ Humble Beginnings, Straits Quay

yesterday was a makan spree night. had dinner at Kimberly Street (CHICKEN FEET IS YUM) with the homies, then adjourned to the (fake) Tong Pak Fu at Pulau Tikus for some after meal dessert to satiate our sweet tooth. JunSeng called to meet up, so Cele & i had our third round at The Cruises Steak House which their ambiance was really fantastic! wait staff (one lady in bob) was friendly and witty. Penang has too many of hidden gem like this! and before we called the night off, had our (Cele & i) supper, JunSeng and his gang’s after meal dessert at Humble Beginnings, Straits Quay!

Cele & i

hopefully you still remember me!

learned from my friends that, Humble Beginnings has been doing this mille crepe delivery all around Penang for three years already (you can order it here)! they delivery to your door step for FREE except to Batu Ferringhi, Balik Pulau and Teluk Kumbar, where RM 15 of delivery fee will be chanrged which is reasonable imo. beside Penang, you’ll get to trace them in Johor Bahru, KL, PJ, and as far as Singapore!

until recently they set up two physical (cosy) cafe, one at Bangsar while the other one at Straits Quay. and yesterday was the second day of opening at the latter spot. lucky us!

we ordered Peanutbutter Blueberry (top centre) and Raspberry Cheese Yogurt (right), priced at RM 9.90 each while the chiffon cake and French Vanilla were complimentary!

Twenty layers of crepes with a delightful combination of fresh cream and vanilla custard between each layer.

The topmost layer is caramelized to give it a nice smoky sugary flavour. Everything is hand-made and hand-layered; a true labour of love.

inevitably, i’ll compare this to Nadeje’s. well, the mille crepe here was not as soft as Nadeje’s, cutting it with a fork required some effort to prevent the whole slice falling apart. BUT, flavour wise, i thought Humble Beginnings’ slightly more adventurous. we all adored Peanutbutter Blueberry with Raspberry Cheese Yogurt ranking at second!

*excuse the photo quality, it’s the night where i left my camera at home and iBaby’s battery went flat half way through the night. what a bummer! pinjam-ed friend Samsung’s to snap only to realize it doesn’t has this ‘tap to focus’ thingy =.=

Humble Beginnings Mille Crepe

Humble Beginnings

3A-G-23, Block A, Ground Floor,
Straits Quay, Penang.
+6012 4886196
open daily : 1000 – 2200(business hours may extended to as late as 0300 depending on the crowd)
website (they do delivery too!)



  1. Simple Person

    November 14, 2012 at 17:12

    oo you looks difference..
    so far I only tried the Nadeje only..
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  2. suituapui

    November 14, 2012 at 19:30

    Come & try the ones in Sibu – vanilla RM6.60. rum & raisin RM7.80, double chocolate RM8.80 and they’ve a new one now – macha/green tea!!! Cheaper here – nicer? That’s for you to come and find out for yourself. Hehehehehe!!!!!
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  3. Che-Cheh

    November 14, 2012 at 23:55

    I’ve not tried mille crepe before. *suaku hahaha
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  4. ah^kam_koko'

    November 15, 2012 at 21:08

    I agree with that Tua Pui there. The mille crepe in Sibu is perhaps the best in Malaysia!

  5. Melissa

    November 16, 2012 at 10:11

    I heard Nadeje now has many flavors liao…
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  6. Chloe

    November 21, 2012 at 20:13

    heard about this, is a good news to have slide instead of whole cake XD

    1. admin

      November 23, 2012 at 01:14

      yalo…whole cake can be too jelak! go try go try! i especially love their peanut butter flavoured mille crepe!

  7. Sean

    December 24, 2012 at 21:56

    the phone no given above is not correct,
    it is someone’s resident which got ntg to go with HB actually..
    should call this no 012-488 6196..^__^

    1. admin

      December 24, 2012 at 22:01

      Thanks for the info, Sean! Already updated the telephone number 🙂

  8. Rachel

    March 17, 2013 at 22:28

    Hi! Which crepe do u recommend to try? 😀 is the cheese one nice ?

    1. admin

      March 18, 2013 at 00:42

      Hallo Rachel!

      I would recommend Peanutbutter Blueberry and Raspberry Cheese Yogurt! but i haven’t drop by since then, so don’t really know if there’s any new flavour available.

      Straits Quay is a tad far from where i’m staying that’s why i don’t usually go there.

      but if you have tasted it, do lemme know which’s your favourite, so that i’ll try that when i drop by one day! 🙂

      have a great week ahead ya!
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