Thinking of spending the weekend in Penang soon? Its becoming more cafes in Penang to hunt to feed your tummy and Instagram feed. Penang might be small but there are hidden gems in every corner that might be a little tricky to find. But ill try my best to share with you some of the best & unique cafe for you to explore.
Here are the top 10 cafes that am going to recommend to you:
1. China House
China House is one of the oldest and most visited cafes in Penang. Combination of cafes, restaurants, library, shops and bakery. China House is an all-in-one building that’s perfect for everyone, with art, music, food and drinks. They serve up to 50 different cakes daily and from morning to midnight.
Address: 153 & 155, Lebuh Pantai and 183B, Lebuh Victoria, Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.- 1 a.m. (Daily)
2. Kim Haus
Kim Haus is a revamped goldsmith turned into cafe and bar. This place offers a unique dining experience which revolves around Western and the bar offers a variety of alcohols. There is also small in-house bakery that is located at the corner which serves fresh bakes on a daily basis, where everything is made from scratch. Kim Haus also serves as a platform for performers from all over the world and live performances would be held every night.
Address: No. 9 & 11 Campbell Street, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
3. Norm Cafe @ Saw Emporium
Norm is a minimal, latest addition to the cafe around the area. Located in the corner of Saw Emporium with a unique twist. They serve two menus, “norm” and “noct”. “Norm” is served during the day, with a selection of speciality coffee, teas, cocktails, waffles and tiramisu. After sunset, “noct” is served, where alcohol is infused in every item in the menu.
Address: The Saw Emporium, 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, 10300 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
Located along Jalan Zainul Abidin, off Macalister Road, the cafe is like an oasis in the middle of the town, offering some of the best Australian-influenced brunch items. The menu is somewhat exciting and unusual in a good way. The interior space is covered in shades of grey and white, seemingly a lofty space to chill. But the focus should be on the reliably good food, on par with some of the better cafes in town.
Address: 80, Jalan Zainul Abidin, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Wednesday)
5. Pin Xin Vegan Cuisine
Pin Xin stands out of the crowd by serving healthy, cruelty-free and of course, vegan Penang street food such as asam laksa, nasi lemak, hokkien mee that is as good as those on the streets and in this case some of them are better. Price tags can be a little steep but given the fact that vegan food requires a lot of effort and innovation, it is justifiable.
Address: 38, Lebuh Tye Sin, George Town, Malaysia.
Operation Hour: 7.30 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
6. Gudang Cafe
Gudang Cafe is like a walk down the memory lane warehouse-themed cafe, where wooden elements are heavily used, giving an old-fashioned vibe. Located at the popular Armenian street, their Japanese inspired menu might be simple but definitely affordable. This cafe is really spacious. A perfect location to spend time with your friends.
Address: 5 Gat Lebuh Armenian, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Mon- Thurs&Sun) 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
(Fri&Sat) 10 a.m.-1 a.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
7. Lavish Fusion Bakery
Lavish Fusion Bakery located right next to Container Hotel. This white-themed cafe is beautifully decorated with flowers and plants, which makes every corner insta-worthy. Lavish serves one of the most presentable cronuts and milkshakes, as well as Western-Fusion menu that pleases the eyes and stomach. Walk towards the end of the cafe and you’ll be greeted with surprise, they have added Minilicious corner at the back alley, serving ice-cream croissant and lava cube on-the-go.
Address: 214, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs)10 a.m. – 11: 30 p.m., (Fri) 10 a.m.-12 a.m.
(Sat) 9 a.m.-12 a.m., (Sun) 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
So if you are in Penang, don’t forget to check out this Cafe. Share with us if you have some recommendation to your favorite cafes in Penang.