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Cafe Noriter

Cafe NoriterHoney Bread
Location: 859-B 2F Estrada St., Malate Manila, Malate, 1045

About this Restaurant: Noriter cafe is like you are walking in a dream.

Signature Dishes: honey bread, smoothies, tropical fruity waffles

Opening Hours:

9am- 11pm (mon- fri); 11am-8pm (sat and holidays)
Payment Method:
Cash
Accepts Events
Delivery
Open 24/7
Open on Holidays
Outdoor Seating
Reservations
Take-out
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Noriter Day
Smile 2012-09-04

It may sound as your ordinary cafe, but wait 'til you get inside. Don't be fooled by the facade and the unkempt stairs leading to its main entrance (the cafe itself is located on the 2nd floor), you're in for a surprise. Noriter is a playground turned into a cafe. The name itself is a Korean term for playground. The environment is so light and it's not hard to feel comfortable. It's just like going back to your childhood days. Chairs and tables are like those found in preschool classroom. There are art materials available if you want to tap your artsy side.

Now about the food, there's not much choice available but since it is a cafe, there's a need to try on their coffee drinks. I opt for their iced coffee adding whipped cream on top. There's nothing special about their iced coffee and will probably rate as average in both taste and serving size.

 

   Honey Bread

To match my iced coffee, I ordered for their infamous honey bread. I learned form one of my officemates that this dish is Noriter's best seller. I couldn't agree more. The bread was toasted perfectly providing a light taste. The whipped cream partnered with honey syrup was a sure fire addition.

With its location and ambiance, it is no doubt that Noriter Cafe caters to college students and young professionals. It is definitely a great hang out place for barkadas. A great way to revisit your childhood!
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Sleepy? Go Here. Hungry? Find something near.
Cries 2012-08-11
It was my first time in Cafe Noriter and if you'll ask if I'll be coming back? Well, I'm not really sure. The place looks amazing though. There's a lot of artworks in a cup made by students and customers. There's two teddy bears holding their hands in front of the counter. There's robots too. When you come in, you will feel at home. At home literally because you'll see some students sleeping. It's a nice place to hang out for students. This is somewhere they can relax after their tiring day in school.

Lovers in Noriter

 

The food, oh! I didn't like it. It was bland. The Chocolate Shake I ordered tasted ok. I tasted bits of Hershey's Cocoa which I didn't find nice. The Ham Sandwich I ordered was not so good also. It was expensive for something I can make at home. Their bread is not very good. They could've used Gardenia rather than something that can be bought from their nearest bakery.

All in all, I think Cafe Noriter is a nice place to hang out for students. Just for students. But the food? You might want to look for some place else. There's a lot near this location.
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Cafe Nortier: The Kid in Me!
Smile 2012-01-27
I found out that Noriter is a Japanese word meaning 'Playground'. And everyone that has dined at this place will attest to its very warm, friendly, casual and homey ambiance. Nothing in this place is so intimidating since this place just unleashes the kid in you. Every direction you look, you'll see something definitely interesting with its very unique ambiance.

This place actually serves great coffee, average American food, and of course, some desserts. The food and drinks ranges around P85-P150. I personally love their Iced Caramel Macchiato (P85). Yes, this doesn't serve any Korean food, which is ironic, but it does definitely attract a lot of Koreans. I'm assuming it's because of the restaurant name as well. Plus, I love this place since there's free Wifi, which definitely heightens your over-all stay at this place. It's just one of the coziest and friendliest places I've stayed for coffee moments.

 

 

 

 

Spending:
Approximately
Php150(Tea)

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Let's Play at Café Noriter
Smile 2011-07-29
It was on a stormy day that we went to Café Noriter. We were planning to go there for quite some time now. It's just unfortunate that Typhoon Juaning decided to join us on the day we were to eat at Noriter. But he can't stop us! We pushed through with our plan and took the LRT to get there.

"Noriter" is a Korean word for playground which truly embodies the feel of the place. Around the room are stuffed toys, quirky works of art on the walls, fun lighting, and doodles from the customers themselves. The overall feel of the place is playful, fun and cheerful. smile

Scattered around the whole Café are cups designed by the customers. A non-expensive way to decorate the place while showing off some really good works of art, right?

They also have these cute wooden figures on little ladders used to label places and things like the comfort room, coupons, and nooks. We found them really fun and one-of-a-kind, adding to the playful feel of the cafe.

Café Noriter is the only place we know that allows diners to doodle on certain areas. The floor, wooden rails and walls of the nook where you can sit on the floor are full of writings, drawings as well as art if you could call 'em that. tongue

THE TABLES

The tables were simple, much like study tables. Under the glass are cute pictures, fun phrases and unique memorabilia. There's an area where you take your shoes off and sit on the floor (on a mat or on a soft pillow) and eat on a low round table. On the far end is a nook with a bench type of seating where a group can enjoy their drinks and desserts. There is also an area with a big sofa bed where you can relax, read and munch on food.

THE MENU

They have tea, coffee on ice, frap blended cream, frap blended coffee, (either short or tall; hot or cold) smoothies, sandwiches, cakes and breads. They offered a lot of choices so we found it hard to order what we like.

There were a lot of customers that day since the classes were suspended because of Typhoon Juaning. We were a bit disappointed because by late afternoon, only the fraps were available. Too bad we weren't able to try the honey bread. sad Maybe next time?

THE FOOD

Mocha frap blended coffee. It was nothing like Starbuck's mocha frap but it was also good! The mocha was a little too strong but was balanced by the sweet whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

Green tea frap blended cream. This was a hit! (unlike the green tea we ordered at Happy Lemon which was too strong) It was cool and refreshing! The tea flavor was just right, perfect with the sweet whipped cream on top.

Choco caramel frap blended cream. Caramel-y goodness! This is also a hit for all caramel lovers! Add to that the chocolate = heaven! Need we say more? tongue

Sansrival. We liked that it wasn't too sweet since our drinks already had enough of that taste. It was a little pricey though, given the serving size.

DINING EXPERIENCE

We enjoyed our stay here at Café Noriter! We were just surprised and a bit disappointed that they ran out of sandwiches and pastries. Nonetheless, it was a nice experience. We had fun doodling and eating on the ow table muck like the Koreans. Haha! We'd love to go back when the weather is good and there would only be a handful of customers inside. smile

 Welcome to Cafe Noriter

 Playground

 Art designed cups

 Café Noriter's Menu

   Mocha frap blended coffee

   Green tea frap blended cream

   Choco caramel frap blended cream

   Sansrival

Recommended Dish(es):
Green tea frap blended cream, Sansrival

Spending:
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Php100+(Tea)

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  • Taste
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  • Service
    3.8
  • Clean
    4.3
  • Price
    3.5