Haru is one of the new comers to the Penang cafe scene but the place has quickly taken social media by storm... partly because of their clean, minimalist interior decor as well as their food offering. Found at Campbell Street, the cafe also has a dedicated corner for selling stationery. Menu-wise, it does not carry a big menu but a simple one featuring an array of Japanese-influenced Rice Bowls and a series of Liege Waffle dishes (both sweet and savory) as well as a couple of Cake choices. Price points and mid-range but expect the serving portions to be smaller than usual. If you must know, we were more convinced by their sweet treats than the savory ones.
The Salmon Poke Bowl turned out to be a little strange... at least not what we were expecting. We were expecting the Salmon to be raw but in fact, they were cooked and drizzled with Teriyaki sauce. The flavor combo did not surprise us and it was more like a modernized Teriyaki Salmon Don... also, the Rice was a little overcooked with soft-mushy texture. Shakshuka Waffle did not really work out well for us as well... the Shakshuka was slightly under-seasoned and the Egg was overcooked. The Liege Waffle was good its own- slightly sweetened and buttery but when enjoyed with the Shakshuka, it did not turn out well. On the sweets, the Haru Cheesecake was probably the best dish we had that day- perfectly creamy and rich, the Cheese element was bold either. The texture was good as well- soft and moist.
Address: 131, Lebuh Campbell, 10100, Georgetown, Penang.
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