Friday, January 11, 2019

Jaged Cafe @ Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

Jaged Cafe is a place where you can escape the same old crowded touristy cafes and enjoy some quiet moments; the newly opened cafe is a little off the beaten track... housed in a new commercial shop lots along Jalan Murphy Palaniappan. The shop lots facing the main road are busy but this particular cafe is at the back, making it seems surreptitiously hiding from the public. That's not all, the cafe is on the second floor; once you found it you will need to traipse up the steps to reach it. Push the door open and you will find yourself in a snug but comfortable space with limited seats, but the whole place feels homey and pleasant. The menu is quite small but watch out for the daily bakes; a cozy place suitable for chats and meetings... not so much on meals.

Burnt Cheese (Rm 13)

Carrot Cake (Rm 13)

Egglet with 2 Scoops of Home-made Gelato (Thai Milk Tea and Butterfly Pea/ Rm 14)

Thai Chicken Skewers (3 sticks for Rm 10)

The only savory item we had in Jaged Cafe was the Thai Chicken Skewers... which was surprisingly delicious. The meat was well-marinated and the texture was addictively plump and bouncy. A pity that it was not warm enough when it was served to us, it would score better if it was served piping hot (trust that it would work well with some crusty Baguettes too). 

For sweets, we had the Burnt Cheesecake and Carrot Cake; both did not disappoint though they did not really impress us. The former one lacked the alluring cheesiness while the latter choice could fare better with bolder Cream Cheese frosting (could use a different recipe). The cafe's specialty is Egglets... the Hong Kong-styled Waffles, served over Gelato. My partners in crime seemed to enjoy the Egglet better than the cakes... a little denser than usual with the Gelato, the combination worked.

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Business Hours: 12 pm to 10 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: N/A

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