San Francisco Coffee Opens in Penang

Malaysians up north will no longer need to travel miles down South to satisfy their cravings for San Francisco Coffee anymore, as the very first Northern outlet is now brewing on the G floor of Gurney Plaza Penang. The brand, perhaps could be new to some back here but San Francisco Coffee has been brewing  all those good brews ever since the year1997. Wow! That's really long.

So what makes the fresh brew loved by many? San Francisco Coffee lives by their, Our "1" Rule. They go by this rule where their beans are used
- 1 month from being roasted bagged
- 1 week from the bag being opened
- 1 hour from being ground

Now that certainly makes a cuppa that many would love.

I had the privilege to be there for the official opening ceremony recently. Here's a look at what took place.

Let's go!

A step into the outlet and the cozy ambiance set up is already so welcoming. It is designed to stimulate all five senses of smell, touch, taste, hearing and sight.

I was told that each outlet has different theme and the one in Penang, has a touch on the history of Gurney Drive and the sea.

The event started off with  a welcome speech followed by a casual sharing session by :

Chairman of Envictus Internation - Dato Jaya JB Tan
Group Chief Executive Officer of Envictus International - Dato Kamal Yp Tan
General Manager of SF Coffee - Ms Koo Sue San
Head of Marketing of SF Coffee - En. Nik Azwaa Azmi
Penang-raised Artist - Ms Anna Maria

Dato Jaya JB Tan shared that the coffee industry is one that progresses quickly with ever changing demands and needs. It is a challenging but a rewarding venture as we continue to expand, evolve, and adapt to meet the growing demands of our customers. With our first outlet in the North, we are excited to continue to bring SF Coffee to the rest of the nation with the next being in Johor, 'he added.

"We are really excite to bring SF Coffee to the shores of Penang; to deliver our unique SF Coffee experience to locals in an inspiring environment that celebrates creativity, all while sipping on a good cup of coffee," said Ms Koo Sue San, General Manager of SF Coffee.

It was then time to unveil the amazing wall art mural with the theme of "Coffee, Beach and Sea" beautifully done by our very own local artist, Ms Anna Maria. 

"Having the opportunity to leave of piece of me in a place significant to my upbringing has allowed my career as an artist to come full-circle. I am grateful to be able to commemorate this significant launch with my artwork," Ms. Anna Maria said.

It was then time to let our palates be pampered with the beverages and food San Francisco Coffee has in store. I get to choose my own drink. Wohooo. 

Just look at all of those sweet treats. So tempting!

Now you have a new spot to get breakfast too. Breakfast items are made available until 11am on weekdays and 12pm on weekend.

Just looking at it makes me hungry again..haha

It's hard to get your eyes off the cake counter. Looking at all the beautifully made cakes are just hard to resist.

Apart from cakes, there is also the choice of sweet or savoury pastries too. Spotted my fav, chocolate roll. Slurrrrppppp

I had the chance to try the Ultimate Chocolate and Ultimate Mocha, which I ultimately loved it so much. The Ultimate Chocolate was heaven. Well that comes from a Chocoholic hahaha..

Some of the items that we had the chance to try out during the official grand opening.

On your way out, don't forget to check out the merchandises on the shelf. 

Congratulations to San Francisco Coffee on the grand opening of their very first outlet in Penang.

So Penang Lang, San Francisco Coffee is your new place to "lim kopi" (drink coffee).

Thanking San Francisco Coffee for hosting.

For more information:
San Francisco Coffee
Gurney Plaza
Lot 170-G-40, Plaza Gurney, 
Persiaran Gurney, 
10250, Penang

SF Coffee Web / SF Coffee FB

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