Norm Cafe at The Saw Emporium is one of the latest addition cafe into the area. This place used to be a steel factory and the owner have converted the whole area into a new hipster join since end of last year 2017. Since then, the place had slowly gain its popularity among locals and outstation travelers.
If you do see some hype for this cafe is that, a cafe in the day and a bar or cocktail bar at night. At night, this bar is hit on with blue neon and pink light which marks them a total transformation of ambiance that played with lighting.
As it was during Chinese New Year and this place had recently just open its door and lack of staff, it had been quite a chaotic operational moment for them. All friends and family were out to assist in serving and preparing.
Besides specialty coffee, they do have specialty too. Slow and proper preparation to ensure the right temperature to bring out the aroma of tea is essential in this process.
Cafe Latte which is not too bad too. Slighty acidic but not too strong and more towards arabica coffee beans.
One of the main signature here is also their waffle – Citrus Orange @ RM 20. Soft of like Penang version of the Owl Cafe in KL.
As they are rather new in that period of operation, I think it is not too bad for such gimmick that filled with earl grey ice cream, Grapefruit, dehydrated orange (which is more for decoration purpose rather eating) and passionfruit.
It is not too bad for waffle and maybe after 6 months operational, worth to give it another try.
If you hungry, can always opt to head to Gurney Drive hawker center or check out the top 16 night spot in Penang.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 7/10, Coffee and waffle not bad. worth to give it a try-Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
The Saw Emporium,
1, Gat Lebuh Macallum,
10300 George Town, Penang
Operating hours: 11am – 12Am
Tel: 017-401 1300