After shopping in AEON Jusco Tebrau we swung around across the large car park towards the apartments in Tebrau City Residences (TCR). We found a nice place to cool our heels after a day of shopping in Cestino Bakery and Bistro, a fairly new (year old) coffee joint at the ground floor shoplots at TCR.
Stepping inside, I was surprised at the size of the café - it was huge as it was made up of two shoplots. Though simple, the décor was pleasant and the ambiance was comfortable and relaxing. I especially liked that centrepiece Marilyn Monroe mural.
We tried their tiramisu, chocolate walnut brownie and macaroons to go with our cappuccino and mocha.
The cakes and pastries went very well with the smooth and aromatic house blend coffee of Arabica beans.
Overall, it was a pleasant afternoon. Cestino is a fairly quiet place which is comfortable for intimate conversations. There is also free WiFi for those who must stay connected.
Pricing was reasonable, the tiramisu was at RM10.90, brownie RM10.90, macaroons RM3.20 each, cappuccino RM7.90 and mocha RM8.90
The next time when I am at AEON Jusco Tebrau, I'll again chill at Cestino over cappuccino and tiramisu.
Cestino also has an extensive menu of Western cuisine like pastas, steaks, and chops for lunch and dinner. We shall be back to try these in the future.
Restaurant name: Cestino Bakery and Bistro
Address: Blok F-01-07 and 08, Jalan Harmonium 24/2, Taman Desa Tebrau, Johor Bahru
Hours: 12:00 noon to 11:00pm (Closed on Mondays)
Date visited: 15 Jan 2013, 26 Mar 2013