Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Coffee and Cakes at Cestino Bakery and Bistro near AEON Jusco Tebrau, Johor Bahru
This is my second visit to Cestino near AEON Jusco Tebrau Mall, invited by Ah Zai, Cestino's Asst Manager.
Cestino is just a short walk through the AEON Jusco Mall covered car park or if you drive, just a 2 minute swing around to the Tebrau City Residences apartment blocks adjacent to the Mall.
As always, I can't help but stop to marvel at this giant mural of Marilyn Monroe taking pride of place at Cestino.
Cestino is a good place to chill as it is comfortable, has a good range of coffees and other hot and cold drinks, lots of cakes and desserts as well as cafe dishes like fish and chips. There is free wifi and ample free parking right at Cestino's door step.
During our visit, had a couple of Cestino's house blended coffees and a riot of colourful cakes :P
The Double Chocolate Walnut Brownie was moist, buttery with crunchy walnuts, and not overly sweet (RM10.90).
Other cakes I didn't taste today but they certainly look enticing enough for me to come back for them soon.
Cestino's tiramisu with chocolate, espresso, cheese and liqueur is one cool cake and among Cestino's hottest sellers (RM10.90).
Cheesecakes are one of my favourite cakes.
Cestino's macaroons come in 15 flavours including their signature salted caramel (RM3.20 each). Not my type of biscuit but I acknowledge that there are lots of macaroon fans out there :P
Cestino's Vanilla Cream Brulee with a rich, sweet custard base (RM10.90)
Cestino's Cream Brulee comes with this roselle poached pear. Interesting slightly tangy, sweet taste and crunchy juicy texture. Beautiful to look at too :))
We also tried Cestino's popular fish and chips (RM17.90).
I like Cestino's homemade tartar sauce. Rich, creamy, tangy and savoury with interesting crunchy bits of pickled vegetables like cucumbers mixed in.
Cestino's full bodied house blend coffees and lattes are made with aromatic Arabica beans.
Cestino's signature mocha for the coffee drinkers who like chocolate and espresso blend.
I snapped a pic of Cestino's hot beverage menu :P
For obvious reason, this is my favourite coffee blend at Cestino ;))
The next time you are nearby or in AEON Jusco Tebrau, drop by Cestino and check out their cakes and coffees. Cestino also has set lunch and high tea deals - ask about these value combo deals when you are there.
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)