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30 Best Cafes in Penang [2023]

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Cafe Penang

If you’re looking for a great cup of coffee, Penang is the place to be. The island is home to some of the best cafes in Malaysia, and there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to read a book or somewhere to catch up with friends, the 30 Best Cafes in Penang are sure to please. So what are you waiting for? Grab your travel guide and start planning your caffeine-filled adventure!

1. Urban Daybreak

Urban Daybreak-Cafe Penang (Credit: Urban Daybreak)
Urban Daybreak-Cafe Penang (Credit: Urban Daybreak)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/urbandaybreak
Address338, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone+60 4-262 9693
Emailurban.daybreak@gmail.com

Urban Daybreak is a trendy artisan cafe located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang. Urban Daybreak was established by a group of friends who are passionate about wonderful soul food, with a focus on traditional Australian breakfast and brunch with a modern twist. They aim to provide delectable, organic food that piques your appetite. 

Key Differentiators:

  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Best brunch
  • Great service

Customer Testimonial:

Place is simple and quaint. Food is simple and delicious.”

Letha Shaferry Binel

2. ChinaHouse 

ChinaHouse -Cafe Penang(Credit: ChinaHouse)
ChinaHouse -Cafe Penang(Credit: ChinaHouse)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.chinahouse.com.my/index-new.html
Address153, Beach St, 10300 George Town, Penang
Phone 04-263 7299
Emailinfo@chinahouse.com.my
Operating HoursDaily 9:30 AM-12:30 AM

ChinaHouse is a popular tourist destination noted for its cakes in addition to being a favorite dining spot for locals. It’s likely one of the names that is most well-known and enduring in Penang’s café culture. It is housed in a large complex of three historic buildings with a courtyard outside and includes a cafe, restaurant, art gallery, bakery, and shop. There are 30 different sorts of cakes.

Key Differentiators:

  • Traditional taste preserved
  • Excellent service
  • Features music bands

Customer Testimonial:

“Books and games… Delicious desserts.”

Subhaseni Chinniah

3. Constant Gardener 

Constant Gardener -Cafe Penang(Credit: Constant Gardener)
Constant Gardener -Cafe Penang(Credit: Constant Gardener)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/ConstantGardenerCoffee/
Address9 Lebuh Light, Ground Floor, Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 11-6078 7883
Emailoperation@constantgardener.coffee
Operating HoursDaily 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Constant Gardener is a modest, multi-roaster coffee shop that serves Penang. In addition to coffee, they also provide delicious, freshly made cheesecakes, single origin hot chocolates, wonderful infusion teas, and other items.

Key Differentiators:

  • Reasonable price
  • Relaxing ambiance
  • Good service

Customer Testimonial:

Good coffee with nice ambience, relax setting. Great place to chill or doing casual meet up. Plenty of electric sockets available to recharge phone/laptop juice.”

YaoLong Lim

4. Wheeler’s Cafe 

Wheeler’s Cafe -Cafe Penang(Credit: Wheeler’s Cafe)
Wheeler’s Cafe -Cafe Penang(Credit: Wheeler’s Cafe)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/wheelerspenang
Address67, LoveLane, Georgetown 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 19-524 7703
Emailwheelerscoffee67@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Most events can be accommodated in the adaptable and friendly setting of Wheeler’s Cafe. They serve coffee, pizza, nachos, and other foods from the West. The extensive cuisine will appeal to a wide range of palates and be suitable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Regular favorites include pasta and their thin-crust pizza.

Key Differentiators:

  • Classy ambiance
  • Event’s place
  • Good food

Customer Testimonial:

“Good food, coffee and service, in summary consistently good which is not a given in Penang, recommended.”

John Andersen

5. Black Kettle

Black Kettle -Cafe Penang (Credit: Black Kettle)
Black Kettle -Cafe Penang (Credit: Black Kettle)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttp://www.blackkettle.com.my/
Address105 Beach Street, 10300 George Town, Penang
Phone 04-251 9270
Emailtalk2us@blackkettle.com.my
Operating HoursThursday – Tuesday 11:00 AM-8:00 PM (Closed on Wednesdays)

Black Kettle provides an opportunity to taste authentically made-by-hand European baking without leaving Malaysia. Every bakery item that is produced has a high standard of quality because it is made using French cooking techniques to inspire artisan European flavors.

Key Differentiators:

  • Great desserts
  • Affordable
  • Satisfying treats

Customer Testimonial:

“Big, big comfortable space. Trendy good-looking space. Food variation could be better. Not the cheapest of cafes but worth a visit. Definitely good place for birthdays and celebrations.”

Jonathan Tee

6. Gudang Café

Gudang Cafe -Cafe Penang(Credit: Gudang Cafe)
Gudang Cafe -Cafe Penang(Credit: Gudang Cafe)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitefacebook.com/gudangcafe
Address5 Gat Lebuh Armenian 10300 Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 4-251 9634
Emailgudangcafe@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

The industrial-chic Gudang Café was designed to resemble a warehouse. The beauty of this place may be found in the spacious main space, which is furnished with large wooden tables and sprinkled with tall stools like a bistro and a cocktail bar. They provide Southeast Asian-inspired cuisine with a Japanese touch, and their coffee beans are sourced from Ethiopia, Colombia, Myanmar, and India.

Key Differentiators:

  • Japanese-inspired food
  • Reasonable price
  • Great ambiance

Customer Testimonial:

“The iced chocolate is definitely my type. The pasta and salmon burger are super delicious and fulfilling. The cake is good too. Spacious space and nice vibes. Great service and friendly staffs.”

#MyNameIsMuna #MUNALICIOUS

7. Macallum Connoisseurs

Macallum Connoisseurs -Cafe Penang (Credit: Macallum Connoisseurs)
Macallum Connoisseurs -Cafe Penang (Credit: Macallum Connoisseurs)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/Macallum/
Address1 Gat Lebuh Macallum 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 4-261 3597
Emailvince@macallumcoffee.com
Operating HoursDaily 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Macallum Connoisseurs offers tasty food and top-notch coffee. Freshly roasted coffee beans are additionally provided for individuals who favor brewing coffee at home. If you only want a fast snack with your coffee, they have a “small meals” option. The pricing of the food is fair. They have spacious interiors.

Key Differentiators:

  • Reasonable price
  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Excellent service

Customer Testimonial:

“Nice place to chill~ Food are good.”

Chunket Chin

8. Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters

Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters-Cafe Penang(Credit: Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters)
Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters-Cafe Penang(Credit: Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/franklaurentcoffee
Phone+60 4-295 5370
Emailfranklaurentcoffeeroasters@gmail.com

Despite having several sites across the city, Udini Square’s first floor is home to Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters, the company’s first and most well-known establishment. Their coffee is made from a variety of foreign beans that are brought in from far-off places throughout the world, including Ethiopia, El Salvador, and others. They carry a wide selection of coffee beans from throughout the world.

Key Differentiators:

  • Expert baristas
  • Great breakfast
  • Reasonable price

Customer Testimonial:

“Thoroughly enjoyed their coffee, one of the best in Penang. I’ll always pop in to get my fix whenever in town. keep doing what you do guys.”

Melvyn Loo

9. Mugshot Cafe & Rainforest Bakery

Mugshot Cafe & Rainforest Bakery- Cafe Penang(Credit: Mugshot Cafe & Rainforest Bakery)
Mugshot Cafe & Rainforest Bakery- Cafe Penang(Credit: Mugshot Cafe & Rainforest Bakery)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/themugshotcafepenang/
Address302, Chulia Street 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 4-261 4641
Operating HoursMonday- Tuesday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Wednesday-Thursday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Due to its superior coffee and western-style bagels, Mugshot Cafe & Rainforest Bakery is a well-known option. The cafe is housed inside a conventional shophouse and has its own bakery that specializes in bread and bagels. They can be served with lighter (and more expensive) options like a dash of cream and cheese, or they can be served with heartier dishes like smoked salmon, turkey ham, bacon, and eggs, or the sweet-tooth-pleasing Nutella and banana combination. Their espresso is powerful, and their yogurts are delectable and nutritious.

Key Differentiators:

  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Delicious pastries
  • Expert baristas

Customer Testimonial:

“Not much to say. Food & coffee excellent. Ambience are so cozy. “

Malis Mohd Nor

10. The Alley

The Alley- Cafe Penang (Credit: The Alley)
The Alley- Cafe Penang (Credit: The Alley)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/thealleypenang
Address5, Stewart Ln, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 17-373 4829
Emailthealleypenang@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 10:00AM–10:00PM

Despite its modest size cafe, The Alley, located among the peaceful streets of Stewart Lane, offers a superior selection of artisanal coffee and beverages. Both their unique coffee and their delectable sweets will astound you. Churros and cheesecakes are among their dessert offerings. It undoubtedly gives off a very “hipster-like” vibe with its fanciful and artistic components.

Key Differentiators

  • Uniquely flavored churros and cheesecakes.
  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Expert baristas

Client Testimonial

Undoubtedly serving the best churros in Penang goes to The Alley. Preserving top notch quality food and beverages even after years of operations, this is the place to be for a cuppa and dessert. Cozy place but with limited seating.

Tan Wen Wen

11. Yin’s Sourdough Bakery & Café

Yin’s Sourdough Bakery & Cafe -Cafe Penang (Credit: Yin’s Sourdough Bakery & Cafe)
Yin’s Sourdough Bakery & Cafe -Cafe Penang (Credit: Yin’s Sourdough Bakery & Cafe)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://yinssourdough.oddle.me/en_MY/
Address11, Pesara Claimant, 10100 George Town, Penang
Phone 011-2419 5118
Emailsuyin@yinssourdough.com
Operating HoursThursday – Tuesday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Wednesdays Closed

Yin’s Sourdough Bakery & Cafe is the only bakery in Penang that uses just the sourdough procedure to bake all of its bread and buns. They live up to their name by offering sourdough breads and buns, sourdough pizza, and croissants among other things.

Key Differentiators:

  • Healthy and tasty products
  • Convenient location
  • Fresh food

Customer Testimonial:

”Excellent service and good healthy food. The weekend makan promo is very worth it. Thank you.”

Hannah Quah

12. Creameal Handcrafted Ice Cream

Creameal Handcrafted Ice Cream - Cafe Penang (Credit: Creameal Handcrafted Ice Cream)
Creameal Handcrafted Ice Cream – Cafe Penang (Credit: Creameal Handcrafted Ice Cream)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/creamealhandcraftedicecream/
Address63,Jalan gurdwara 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 16-408 3172
Operating hoursDaily 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Tuesday Closed

The ice cream and waffles at Creameal Handcrafted Ice Cream are well-known for being created from scratch. In order to enjoy their dessert after supper, Creameal also serves western food. The waffle and ice cream, however, are worth the wait even if seating is limited. Some of the unusual flavors offered here include popcorn caramel, salted peanut butter choconut, and sea salt gula melaka.

Key Differentiators:

  • 100% fresh cream, milk and real ingredients
  • Creative handcrafted ice cream
  • Tasty Menus

Customer’s Review:

“Love the Premier special Flavour ice cream… Very nice!”

Flo Rence

13. Brown Pocket

Brown Pocket- Cafe Penang (Credit: Brown Pocket)
Brown Pocket- Cafe Penang (Credit: Brown Pocket)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttp://www.brownpocket.com/
AddressGurney Paragon L- 10250, 6-11, Jalan Kelawai, Georgetown, 10250 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 4-370 5035
Emailadmin@brownpocket.com
Operating HoursDaily 10:00AM-10:00PM

Brown Pocket, which is in the center of Georgetown, has a premium selection of European sweets and coffees. An independent coffee roaster in Penang makes their coffee with great care. This will guarantee that their coffee will always be of a high standard. Additionally, make sure to sample some of their standout sweets, such their yogurt parfaits and Liege Waffles packed with fruit. It is undoubtedly your go-to location with your loved ones because of its comfortable and sophisticated atmosphere.

Key Differentiators

  • Premium European desserts available
  • Seasonal menu every day
  • Bookings and walk-in available

Client Testimonial

This place was epic. Staff was nice and WiFi was good. Can come here for a date, a meeting, to edit or even if you want Tom one get away from the world. Espresso are nice and strong plus have variety in menu. Thank you and we will be back soon

Johnny Baloota

14. Urban Artisan Cafe

Urban Artisan Cafe - Cafe Penang (Credit: Urban Artisan Cafe)
Urban Artisan Cafe – Cafe Penang (Credit: Urban Artisan Cafe)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/urbanartisanpenang/
Address122-C,Jalan Burma 10500 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 10-228 5138
Emailurbanartisan.co@gmail.com
Operating hoursDaily 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Wednesday Closed

Sea salt ice cream from Urban Artisan Cafe is incredible! Its color is similar to the ocean, and its taste is similar to water. Crisp and salty but not fishy. Along with 250 inventive twist types, they have created more than 50 other tastes in addition to the sea salt ice cream. Twist flavors are formed by fusing two well-liked flavors to produce a distinctive flavor combination.

Key Differentiators:

  • Soft serve
  • Variety of flavors to choose from
  • Flavor update Every Monday

Customer’s Review:

“A cozy place for special treat soft serve ice cream! Check out their Instagram for the weekly flavor updates! They change their flavor every week! However, you can always get the sea salt!”

Khai Mun Chiu

15. Kafka

Kafka-Cafe Penang (Credit: Kafka)
Kafka-Cafe Penang (Credit: Kafka)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitekafkacoffee.com
AddressKafka @ Kelawai: 15, Jalan Kelawai, George Town, 10250 Pulau Pinang.
Kafka @ Victoria: 51C, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Phone04-2189726
Emailhey@kafkacoffee.com
Operating HoursKafka @ Kelawai: Daily 8:00AM-11:00PM, Tuesday 8:00AM-6:00PM
Kafka @ Victoria: daily 9:00 AM-12:00AM

Kafka creates a setting that encourages unrestricted dialogue and artistic expression. a location where one can find wonderful cuisine and much better coffee. This was accomplished by collaborating closely with reliable local partners who are able to obtain high-quality beans and provide you with coffee that has a unique personality. They like to imagine themselves as a stop that significantly alters the course of many people’s days.

Key Differentiators

  • Reasonable price
  • Innovative flavors
  • Multi-regional food fusion

Client Testimonial

Kafka is Penang’s most frequented cafe for the island regulars because it has the ideal setting. From a wide range of cuisine offered on its menu, the standard of food and service keep customers coming back.

Queenie Soon

16. PIK NIK

PIK NIK-Cafe Penang (Credit: PIK NIK)
PIK NIK-Cafe Penang (Credit: PIK NIK)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/PIKNIKEVERYDAY
Address15, Jalan Nagor, 10500 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone+60 16-448 1517
Emailpiknikeveryday@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 12:00PM-10:00PM

Pik Nik has been the go-to spot for Penang natives to “lepak” since 2011. Their straightforward but cheerful cafe is a favorite hangout for young people, particularly college students. This undoubtedly added to the cafe’s youthful atmosphere. A variety of artisanal coffees are offered at the cafe. They also have pasta and waffles on their menu.

Key Differentiators

  • Great food
  • Excellent service
  • Cheap eats

Client Testimonial

“Small yet cozy. The food may be a bit expensive. But it’s worth it. Great presentation, great food. For those dessert foodies out there, it’s a definite must-try. Not sure how crowded it gets but for the times I been here it’s been rather quiet. Love to just chill there. The staffs are nice & polite.”

Bryan Oh Wei Jun

17. Norm Micro Roastery

Norm Micro Roastery-Cafe Penang (Credit: Norm Micro Roastery)
Norm Micro Roastery-Cafe Penang (Credit: Norm Micro Roastery)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/normmicroroastery/
Address13, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone+60 16-527 6273
Emailzoe@wearethenorm.co
Operating HoursDaily 9:00AM-10:00PM

The intriguingly designed interior of Norm Micro Roastery gives off a very industrial vibe while providing its patrons with unique foods and drinks. They certainly take their coffee seriously over there. The cafe does more than just brew and serve coffee—it also roasts its own beans. Dedicated coffee lovers will undoubtedly be thrilled by this rigorous technique.

Key Differentiators

  • Manually roasted and toasted beans
  • Healthy options
  • Cozy ambiance

Clients Testimonial

Love at the first sight with this place. I guess they turned an old factory place into an industrial and minimalism spacious cafe. I do enjoy working here, the coffee and the food are delicious with relatively cheap price. Will definitely come back again whenever I’m in Penang.

Indah Mustikasari

18. Chapel Street Cafe, Belle and Cream and Yun 

Chapel Street Cafe, Belle and Cream and Yun - Cafe Penang(Credit: Chapel Street Cafe, Belle and Cream and Yun)
Chapel Street Cafe, Belle and Cream and Yun – Cafe Penang(Credit: Chapel Street Cafe, Belle and Cream and Yun)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/Chapelstreetcafe/
Address14 Medan Lim Cheng Teik 10250 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 4-226 0620
Emailchapelstereetcafe@gmail.com
Operating HoursMonday, Wednesday-Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Tuesday Closed

In essence, Chapel Street Cafe, Belle and Cream, and Yun are three establishments in one. Chapel Street Cafe is a plant-filled coffee shop with an Australian theme that’s ideal for finding a peaceful spot in the city. It is connected to Belle and Cream, a dessert haven right next door, which specializes in bubble tea and scorched cheesecake, a Basque specialty that is currently quite well-liked in Penang.

Key Differentiators:

  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Great breakfast

Customer Testimonial:

“Great food and nice atmosphere for gathering. Will come back again for sure.”

Cheah Chee Guan

19. Gusto Café

Gusto Cafe- Cafe Penang (Credit: Gusto Cafe)
Gusto Cafe- Cafe Penang (Credit: Gusto Cafe)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/JasonsGustoCafe/
Address4, Jalan Sungai Kelian, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone+60 11-1681 4841
Emailgustoc4fe@gmail.com
Operating HoursWednesday-Sunday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday-Tuesday Closed

Gusto Cafe is cozy and offers the whole range of Penang cafe cuisine, including espressos, burgers, and cinnamon rolls. Coffee beans from Southeast Asia or a nearby Penang coffee plantation are used for the on-site roasting of the beverage. They have a warm owner and a cute little spot to eat. The walnuts and raspberries that were included in the Bevrydelicious made the pancake absolutely wonderful.

Key Differentiators:

  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Convenient location
  • Best coffee

Customer Testimonial:

“The coffee is superb and the outdoor seating area is full of art and beautiful plants. Staff and owner were lovely interesting people. What a gem of a place!”

Susan Riggs

20. Narrow Marrow

Narrow Marrow- Cafe Penang (Credit: Narrow Marrow)
Narrow Marrow- Cafe Penang (Credit: Narrow Marrow)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.instagram.com/narrowmarrow/
Address312, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Operating HoursFriday-Monday 3:00PM-11:00PM

Narrow Marrow was once a gathering place for artists before becoming a true artsy cafe. It is renowned for its tiramisu, coffee, and toddy (rice palm wine) mojito, which is punchy, sweet, and sour. Every crevice in this home, which is owned by an architect and an artist, is some form of work of art. 

Key Differentiators:

  • Outstanding interior and atmosphere
  • Reasonable price
  • Excellent service

Customer Testimonial:

“Very cute shop with a charming decor and good music, tasty drinks and pastries/snacks. Nice spot to relax and take a break from the heat or catch up with friends.”

ESB NYC

21. Chill Out Café

Chill Out Cafe- Cafe Penang (Credit: Chill Out Cafe)
Chill Out Cafe- Cafe Penang (Credit: Chill Out Cafe)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/Chill-Out-Cafe-101959571393569/
Address2-SG-10, Mutiara Arcade, Jalan Sungai Emas 11100 Batu Ferringhi Penang 11100 Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 4-299 2517
Emailchilloutc13@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Wednesday Closed

Chill Out Cafe is a favorite among the local expats. French toast, croissants, and the traditional English breakfast are all available on their menus, along with a respectable selection of sandwiches and wraps (the beef bacon wrap will satisfy most). It’s a gathering spot where you can eat whenever you want because there’s pizza, chicken-based main dishes, and the standard assortment of pasta varieties (Aglio olio, carbonara, pesto, and bolognese).

Key Differentiators:

  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Cheap eats
  • Fine dining

Customer Testimonial:

“Good chill cafe that many come over to chill out have breakfast. Friendly staffs. Will come back again.”

Kau Chia Chuin

22. Kim Haus Bar and Cafe

Kim Haus Bar and Cafe - Cafe Penang (Credit: Kim Haus Bar and Cafe)
Kim Haus Bar and Cafe – Cafe Penang (Credit: Kim Haus Bar and Cafe)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://m.facebook.com/Kim-Haus-912505328827678/
Address9 & 11, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone+60 16-330 1515
Emailkimhaus1515@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 9:00AM-10:00PM

Kim Haus Bar and Cafe is better known as a modest hotel and live music venue than a cafe. The cafe food was really great, and the pastries were also freshly baked there without any preservatives.

Key Differentiators:

  • Promotions and discounts
  • Reasonable price
  • Cozy environment

Customer Testimonial:

“Came here for the breakfast. Food is reasonably priced and awesome. Very creative menu, tried the curry and honey Bombay Toast as well as the Florentine. Absolutely delicious and well made, would definitely return.”

Xun T

23. 20 Chulia Lane Café

20 Chulia Lane Cafe- Cafe Penang (Credit: 20 Chulia Lane Cafe)
20 Chulia Lane Cafe- Cafe Penang (Credit: 20 Chulia Lane Cafe)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/20chulialanecafe/
Address20 Lorong Chulia 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 4-963 9282
Email20chulialanecafe@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Tuesday & Wednesday Closed

 20 Chulia Lane Cafe serves up traditional local family recipes with a focus on freshness and a welcoming dining experience. They offer delicious coffee, drinks, and real cuisine as well as sweets. They serve double espresso shots with every cup of coffee.

Key Differentiators:

  • Good for working
  • Best brunch
  • Relaxing atmosphere

Customer Testimonial:

“Love the food, the service and the ambience. Great job! My new found fave cafe in George Town for sure.”

Reena Sandher

24. Unknown Café & Bistro

Unknown Café & Bistro- Cafe Penang (Credit: Unknown Café & Bistro)
Unknown Café & Bistro- Cafe Penang (Credit: Unknown Café & Bistro)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/unknownpenang
Address35, Pahang Rd, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone+60 16-531 0407
Emailunknownpenang.est2021@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Unknown Café & Bistro, which has large ceilings and a mostly white color scheme, only recently opened in 2021 despite coronavirus limitations and slow commerce. As a bistro at night, it serves dinners as well as being a cafe during the day. Expect a glut of fried and Western-style food, such as curly fries, crispy fries, chicken nuggets, hash browns, chicken spaghetti, and even a special Japanese menu with dishes like prawn and chicken tempura and chicken katsu donburi.

Key Differentiators:

  • Various choices
  • Reasonable price
  • Excellent service

Customer Testimonial:

“Really nice atmosphere and the food is good! Not many places have good fish and chips, but this place does it pretty well. Service here is fast and the people are extremely nice. Highly recommended this place.”

Isaac Lim

25. Spacebar Coffee

Spacebar Coffee- Cafe Penang (Credit: Spacebar Coffee)
Spacebar Coffee- Cafe Penang (Credit: Spacebar Coffee)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/spacebarcoffee/
Address1, Lorong Toh Aka, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone+60 19-690 8259
Emailspacebarcoffee@gmail.com

The baristas at Spacebar Coffee are kind and offer authentic coffee that goes well with cakes and other treats. They purchase beans from regional roasters in Penang, JB, and London. The staff provided excellent service and was quite knowledgeable about their beans.

Key Differentiators:

  • Excellent service
  • Creative menus
  • Expert baristas

Customer Testimonial:

“One of the smoothest coffees I’ve had. Good friendly service. Great Zucchini Cake with Creamed Butter and Sea Salt.”

Doris Lim

26. BEAN Sprout Café

BEAN Sprout Cafe - Cafe Penang (Credit: BEAN Sprout Cafe)
BEAN Sprout Cafe – Cafe Penang (Credit: BEAN Sprout Cafe)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/theBEANsproutcafe/
Address35, Pitt Street (Masjid Kapitan Keling) 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 4-261 9798
Emailbeansprout35@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Tuesday Closed

BEAN Sprout Café is ideal for both coffee enthusiasts and food seekers because to its stunning rustic two-story heritage structure that is decorated in Penang’s iconic industrial-chic style. It is also located along the historic and incredibly convenient Jalan Masjid Kaitan Keling.

Key Differentiators:

  • Best coffee
  • Healthy salads
  • Great breakfast

Customer Testimonial:

“A cafe with rustic and retro ambience in the heart of Georgetown. Coffee was great but wish the cups were slightly bigger.”

Jason Matthew Tye

27. ZEN 161 by The Safe Room

ZEN 161 by The Safe Room- Cafe Penang (Credit: ZEN 161 by The Safe Room)
ZEN 161 by The Safe Room- Cafe Penang (Credit: ZEN 161 by The Safe Room)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/zen161coffee/
Address161, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia 10300 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Phone+60 10-941 5868
Emailzen161coffee@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Monday Closed

ZEN 161 by The Safe Room, a recently opened cafe/patisserie with a beautiful indoor seating area, was originally known as GAYO coffee. For RM89.90 for three persons, the Zen Afternoon Tea comprises sandwiches, fruit tarts, chocolate devil cake, red velvet cake, and vanilla raisin scones served with butter & jam.

Key Differentiators:

  • Expert baristas
  • Convenient location
  • Cozy atmosphere

Customer Testimonial:

“Loved the atmosphere, the tea cups, Dorayaki was good too! Very cozy place to hang with friends and family.”

Kevin Lee

28. Lunabarcoffee

Lunabarcoffee- Cafe Penang (Credit: Lunabarcoffee)
Lunabarcoffee- Cafe Penang (Credit: Lunabarcoffee)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/lunabarcoffee
Address10D Jalan Clove Hall, George Town, Malaysia
Phone+60 10-932 2810
Emaillunabarcoffee@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Tuesday and Wednesday Closed

Lunabarcoffee is tucked away from George Town’s bustle in a townhouse behind a lush garden, providing a pleasant change of scenery. Low wooden tables and a veranda with hanging plants inside create a serene and minimal-chic atmosphere that is ideal for relaxing in with a cup of tea.

Key Differentiators:

  • Expert baristas
  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Convenient location

Customer Testimonial:

“Mocha with winely taste. Recommend to have a cup of it.”

Ng Joo Tong

29. Matcho Café

Matcho Cafe - Cafe Penang (Credit: Matcho Cafe)
Matcho Cafe – Cafe Penang (Credit: Matcho Cafe)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.instagram.com/matchocafe/
Address99B, Lebuh Noordin, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone +60 4-261 0031
Operating HoursDaily 2:00PM-10:00PM, Tuesday Closed

Matcho Cafe is a cutesy, pink-hued cafe with a tropical style interior, including rattan chairs and low wooden tables, hanging swings, and lots of potted plants. It is situated in the center of George Town and specializes in matcha and chocolate drinks and desserts.  Along with coffee and lattes, this restaurant also serves some intriguing dishes, such as the well-cooked Matcho Fries that are drenched in ketchup and mayo.

Key Differentiators:

  • Reasonable price
  • Excellent service
  • Cozy atmosphere

Customer Testimonial:

“Simple deco and nice ambience with soft music playing in the background. Famous for their matcha and chocolate range of drinks. Tried their matcha tiramisu, delish.”

YC Khong

30. Nada Natural Farming

Nada Natural Farming- Cafe Penang (Credit: Nada Natural Farming)
Nada Natural Farming- Cafe Penang (Credit: Nada Natural Farming)
Key ServicesCafe Penang
Websitehttps://www.instagram.com/nadanaturalfarming/
AddressLot 646 & 647, Jalan Kuala Sungai Burung, Kampung Sungai Burung, 11000 Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone+60 13-403 0988
Operating HoursFriday-Sunday 3:00PM-9:00PM, Monday-Thursday Closed

For good cause, as it is tucked away in the lush Balik Pulau, Nada Natural Farming is a private and exclusive organic farm that has become somewhat of an Instagram sensation among Penang Cafes. At Nada Natural Farming, there is a lovely gazebo covered in climbing plants as well as basic outdoor furniture. They provide coffee, their own line of handcrafted, distinctively flavorful keffir beverages, and pastas topped with fresh ingredients from their organic farm.

Key Differentiators:

  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Excellent service
  • Great food

Customer Testimonial:

“Nice environment with natural. Need come early or call to book. Nice taste food and drinks.”

Cavan Tan

Cafe Penang

If you’re looking for a cozy cafe to relax in with a good cup of coffee, Penang has no shortage of excellent options. Whether you’re into Matcha or chocolate drinks, or prefer something more classic like an espresso, there’s sure to be a cafe on this list that will satisfy your cravings. So what are you waiting for? Visit one today!

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