Favourite Cafes in Penang 2017

Cafe hoping has been a huge thing in Penang, Malaysia due to cafes have been mushrooming in the past few years. Whether you’re Penangites or travelers who plan to visit cafes during your trip, seek no further than this blogpost as I have rounded up my top favourites. These are the cafes that I keep on going back and can never get tired of it.

  1. Dān 单

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If you have a thing for cosy minimal space and greenery (especially terrariums), this cafe definitely checked all the boxes. Not to mention, they serve great coffee and matcha and chocolate lava cakes! I always order two of em whenever I pay a visit.

The Must Try -> Chocolate / Matcha Lava Cake

*Parking tickets can be stamped at Penang Bowl

Address -> 38/1 Lebuh Farquhar George Town, Malaysia

Operating Hours -> Mon-Sat: 1PM – 10PM ( closed on Sunday )

For more details, visit their Facebook page.

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2. Bricklin Cafe Bar


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If you need a good cup of coffee while working on your assignments or work, Bricklin Cafe is your ultimate destination! I love how the chill vibes this cafe give off. And talk about the good natural lighting that ensures you to nail your instagram-worthy shots effortlessly. Not to forget, you could also walk around Hin Bus Depot and indulge yourself with the surrounding mural arts, or some weekend exhibitions.

The Must Try -> Ice coffee with ice-cream, affogato

Address -> Hin Bus Depot, 31A Jalan Gurdwara
10300 George Town, Malaysia

Operating hours -> Mon-Thurs: 10:00 – 22:30 Fri-Sun: 10:00 – 23:30

For more details, visit their Facebook page.

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3. Shia’s Granola @ Hin Bus Depot

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Any health conscious junkie or granola lovers out there?! If you are, you’re in luck! As Shia’s Granola has the best homemade granola in Penang! And it is situated at Hin Bus Depot as well! Best of both worlds when you could just visit so many cafes in one spot!

The Must Try -> Caramel Banana Granola, Jumbo Bowl, Popsicles

Address -> 31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours -> 11AM-8PM (closed on Monday)

For more details, visit their Facebook page.

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4. Roots Dessert Bar


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If you’re a dessert freak and love to try some uncommon desserts, Roots Dessert Bar has everything you could ever imagine. And trust me not only they are delicious but also aesthetic pleasing!

The Must Try -> Watermelon Cake (which is originated from Australia, and it is SO refreshing to enjoy after your meal), Ice Roots Special, Rose Cheesecake

* Watermelon Cake is available only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. I recommend going in the earlier part of the day as it is in very limited supply.

Address -> 72, Jalan A.S. Mansoor, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating Hours -> 12noon – 11pm (Tuesday to Thursday) , 11am – 12midnight (Friday to Sunday)

For more details, visit their Facebook page.

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5. Brown Pocket favourite-cafes-in-penang-brown-pocket

If you happen to shop at Gurney or Paragon and wish to visit cafe, Brown Pocket which serves a wide array of food ranging from waffles to coffee and parfaits will satisfy your taste buds!

The Must Try -> Mocha Pocha, Berrymisu, Affogato

Address -> Gurney Paragon L- 10250, 6-11, Jalan Kelawai, Georgetown, 10250 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Operating hours -> Everyday 10am to 10pm

For more details, visit their Facebook page.

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6. Twelve Cups

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Twelve Cups is one of the oldest cafe establishments in town. Ambiance-aside, I was totally impressed with the food quality and endless options. You could literally find food ranging from savory to desserts. Hence, if you are seeking for a cafe that serves solid-promising food, give this place a try.

Address ->  12, The WhiteAways Arcade, Beach St, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating Hours ->

Sunday 9AM–11PM
Monday 10AM–11PM
Tuesday 10AM–11PM
Wednesday 10AM–11PM
Thursday 10AM–11PM
Friday 9AM–12AM
Saturday 9AM–12AM

For more details, please visit their Facebook page.

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7. Constant Gardener Cafe

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Need a topnotch cup of coffee, Constant Gardener will not disappoint you! Ranging from Ethiopia origin filter coffee to single origin Madagascar Chocolate, they have everything for everyone’s taste buds. Not to mention, they do serve scrumptious and aesthetic pleasing pastries.

Address -> Ground floor of Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building, 9, Lebuh Light, 10200, Georgetown, Penang.

Operation Hours -> 9:00am – 12:00pm daily (Closed on Monday)

For more information, please visit their Facebook page.

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