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10 Cafes to Visit in Penang

Check out Part 2 here.
With the booming of cafe culture in Penang, we Penangites are spoiled,
and sometimes troubled by the crazy selections of cafes that are available.
So if you're planning on a cafe-hopping trip in Penang,
or if you're decidophobic, I've come up with a list of cafes
that I personally think are worth visiting, hopefully to help a little bit.
When I say 'worth visiting', the food is good and the price is reasonable.
I'm not a fan of pretty cafes where I can take thousands of selfies
but the food sucks and burns a hole in my pocket. No, I'm not fussy.
Anyway, here goes:

Mr Benedict [RM22.90] | Available from 8am - 2pm
Tucked in the narrow lorong of Hutton Lane(near New World Park),
this place serves the best eggs benedicts in Penang, good coffee(on the acidic side)
and desserts. Portion is quite big for me, great for sharing.
Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday to Sunday 8am - 12am
Closed on Tuesday
Non-halal
019 - 5288112
205, Jalan Hutton 10500 Georgetown Penang

Phat Thai [RM10.80]
Angelababie [RM12.80]
Greentea / Oreo / Strawberry Cheesecake [RM10.90 each]
First and only(so far) cafe in Penang that serves premium Peaberry coffee from Thailand.
Apart from exquisite coffee, go for their matcha latte, it's mixed with herbs and tastes magical!
They serve authentic Thai as well as Western food and desserts that go well with a cuppa.
Opens daily 9am - 12am
Halal
012 - 209 5536
36C, Jalan Chow Thye 10050 Penang

*CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*
Carbonara [RM16]
Folks Breakfast [RM16]
Manages by two passionate ladies, this place is all about serving the people
with good food, cozy ambiance that feeds their soul.
Serving all day breakfast, pastas and pizzas with a little bit of Japanese flair.
Best part is, they play indie songs. Vance Joy ftw!
The only bummer is that they don't have brewed coffee, no latte for me.
Go for their colorful and healthy thirst-quenchers or beer.
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday 12pm - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm - 12am
Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Closed on Thursday
Non-halal
010 - 232 5163
41, Lebuh Acheh, 10300 Penang
Facebook page

4. DCOVA Cafe
Ebiko Alfredo [RM19.90]
Caramel Sea Salt Macchiato [RM9.50] 
Located at the bustling Bishop street, handcrafted coffee and pasta are their specialties.
For main dish, go for their popular Carbonara and newly added Ebiko Alfredo.
Try their salted caramel walnut tart and creme brulee, those are made by a French chef!
Complete your meal with a nice cuppa Caramel Sea Salt Macchiato
or Hot Chocolate for non-coffee drinker.
Read full review here
Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am - 10pm
Friday to Saturday 9am - 12am
Sunday 8:30am - 9pm
Closed on Tuesday
04 - 2613 121
Logan Heritage No. 4, Lebuh Bishop,
10200 Georgetown, Penang
Facebook page

Ma Berry Macaron [RM8.90]
White Chocolate Rum Raisin Blueberry Jam Cake [RM10.90]
Victoria Sweet Afternoon Tea for 2 [RM39.90]
Skip those in heritage site, raise your pinky and sip tea like royalty at this sweet fancy cafe.
Manages by a young, innovative chef who is always coming out
with new yummy desserts that please your eyes and tummy, they have an extensive
selection of desserts, coffee, tea and they serve sandwiches and pastas as well.
Great hangout place for girly girls and tai-tais, wear something floral to blend in with the couch!
Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday to Sunday12pm -11pm
Closed on Tuesday
Pork-free
016 - 447 8369
B-G-9, Vantage Desiran Tanjung,
Jalan Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Penang

Salted Caramel Cronut [RM8]
Churros(big) [RM9 with two dips - Caramel / Salted Caramel / Nutella / Chocolate / Cinnamon Sugar]
Manages by a few enthusiasts, this is one of the very few places in Penang that
 serves churros, a fried, crunchy Spanish snack and cronuts,
a combination of croissant and doughnut.
They serve good coffee too! Try their dirty chai latte(espresso+chai), it's a secret menu!
No proper food though. Only churros, cronuts and variety of cheesecakes.
Opens daily 12pm - 12am
Halal
04 - 2613 879
5, Stewart Lane, 10200 Georgetown Penang

7. Mish Mash
Supernova [RM12]
Mish Mash Ginger Soda [RM12]
A cafe bar with super friendly bartenders keeping you company.
They have an extensive selection of interesting cocktail, liquor(that I don't understand)
and coffee. If you love ginger drink, you should totally try their Ginger Soda.
Creative homemade bites and main dishes are available too.
Nachos and beef lasagna are highly recommended!
Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday 2pm - 12am
Closed on Monday
Non-halal
017 - 5365 128
24, Muntri Street 10200 Penang

8. 67 Coffee Mansion
*CLOSED*
Mushy Piggy [RM11.90]
Earthquake [RM9.90]
First in Penang to serve Puro coffee, a brand under Fair Trade.
Pastas, poultry, pork and fish dishes are available, as well as yummy cakes.
Try their hot chocolate, where you can have fun dipping belgium chocolate
stick into hot milk. Oh and they have the second best eggs benedict in Penang!
Price is pretty cheap, food portion is quite small.
Read full review here
Opening hours
Tuesday to Thursday, Sunday
10am - 12am
Friday to Saturday 11am - 1am
Closed on Monday
Non-halal
04 - 2264 463
67, Jalan Irving, 10400 Penang
Facebook page

9. Huey & Wah
Sambal Chicken and Egg Sandwich [RM16]
Marshmallow Cheecake [RM13]
A humble beginning by two persons named Huey and Wah, they specialized
in gourmet marshmallow which can be found in individual packets, drinks and cakes.
They serve healthy sandwiches and snacks, as well as homemade popsicles!
Oh and you can also find Fat Baby ice-cream here,
I recommend coffee crunch and salted caramel flavors!
Knick-knacks made by local artists are displayed and for sale on the second floor.
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday, Sunday
8:30am - 11pm
Friday to Saturday 
8:30am - 12am
Pork-free
04 - 2283 962
368-1-14, Belissa Row, Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang

Afternoon Tea for 2 [RM69+] | Available until 6pm, comes with a pot of TWG tea
Hot Chocolate [RM13]
More like a restaurant than cafe, this place is classy, elegant with a little bit of quirk.
Situated in an old English mansion honoring Sir Norman Macalister,
they serve nice afternoon tea set, coffee and TWG tea. Best place for photos!
They also have interesting and yummy desserts,
I highly recommend their chocolate truffle with pistachio!
Do check out their homemade jam(sweet and savory) and European bread as well.
Dear guys, if you want to impress a girl, bring them here, make them feel like a princess!
Opens daily 8am - 12am
Halal
04 - 228 3888
228, Macalister Road 10400 Georgetown Penang

Happy Cafe-Hopping!

13 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing! That's sort out which cafe I should try whenever I'm back in Penang. :D

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  2. A new cafe is opening, D' Fat Mona Lisa Cafe, 43, Free School Road, Greenlane, Penang. Serving Scandinavian cuisine.

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    1. Thanks Brandon! Will check it out when it's opened :)

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  3. Hi Jennifer,
    Am opening a cafe & lounge this 13th december 2014 and i would like to invite you over for the soft launch. Do check out the sneak preview of monroe cafe and lounge @ www.facebook.com/monroecafeandlounge
    Do drop by if you are able to make it. Hope to see you by then.. cheers

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    1. Hi Daniel,
      Thanks for inviting, let's talk about this in private.
      Thanks for dropping by :)

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  4. Hi, may I know what camera did u use for ur photos? ;)

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    1. Hi, I'm using Nikon D7000 :) Thanks for dropping by!

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  5. Thanks for stating the halal and non halal status. Will be much easier for us muslim. Should check these cafes soon for cafe-hopping day with my girls! Thanks! :)

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    1. No problem, thanks for dropping by! :)

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  6. Thanks for compiling this, plus 'Non-Halal/Halal' status is helpful. :)

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    1. My pleasure :) Will churn out another one on new cafes, stay tuned!

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  7. Hi Jennifer, thank you for sharing.. will visit soon^^

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