KL is teeming with cafés nowadays that it’s only natural that some of the other states like Penang and Johor have caught on.
Don’t worry neighboring-country, café-hopping lovers! We’ve got some Penang cafés that we think will blow the socks off your Instagram game! Fellow Penangers might know some of them, if you don’t feel free to share the knowledge! (We promise no China House!)
1. Matcho Café
Photogenic pink Matcha Macchiatos to spicy tater tots, Matcho Café is a photogenic hub with neon-lights, beautifully plated eats and muted pink walls.
Address: 99B, Lebuh Noordin, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: Closed on Tuesdays | 10:30AM – 10:30PM (Monday-Sunday)
2. Fuku Eatery & Desserts
Sharing a space with Mano Plus, Fuku Eatery & Desserts serves up some kick-ass Japanese dishes like Omurice, Curry Udon, Thai Milk Tea Kakigori, and so much more! Along with that Fuku harbors independent retailers selling crafty cute lifestyle pieces like beautifully-painted plates and aesthetic notebooks.
Address: 37A&B, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM (Monday-Thursday) | 9:00AM – 8:30PM (Friday-Sunday)
White square tiles, minimalist décor, plants? Norm ticks off all the right boxes, indulge in their cafes and their delicious waffles. And what’s even better, Norm has a divided menu called ‘Noct’ where they serve alcohol and you can delve yourself into a different world with a room full of neon lights and bar ambience.
Address: 260C, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 10:00AM – 12:00PM (Monday-Sunday)
Famous for their weekend-only special: Honey Backed Cheese Chiffon Cake, Lè楽Café is definitely one to watch, not only do their cakes and sandwiches make us drool from miles away their simple décor with slight touches of neon centerpieces. It’s quaint and pretty and just begging to be on your Instagram feed.
Address: 33, Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: Closed on Wednesdays | 9:00AM – 6:00PM (Monday-Sunday)
5. Dear Dino Café
Comfy and healthy? You can head on down to Dear Dino Café for that! Juices, smoothie bowls and evena warm potato soup, Dear Dino Café is out to convert the guilty-pleasure eating evangelists to let them know that healthy food can taste just as good, and have you feeling good too! Along with their wooden, green and minimal décor, you can have your photos taken in comfort too!
Address: 186 & 188, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: Closed on Tuesdays | 10:00AM – 11:00PM (Monday-Sunday)
This quaint terrarium joint holds beautiful greens and lava cakes that are explosively delish. With greens galore, along with the dark wood furniture and white walls, it’s simplicity compliments the beautiful chaos of the plants.
Address: George Town, 38/1, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: Closed on Tuesdays | 11:00AM – 7:00PM (Monday-Sunday)
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7. Belle and Cream
Milk teas and pearls are very much the range, and if you the Bubble Tea Hot Potisn’t enough for you, then head on to Belle and Cream! Known for their bubble milk tea burnt cheesecake, and if bubble tea isn’t for you, they’ve plenty of burnt cheesecakes to choose from like Match, Chocolate and Original!
Address: 16, Medan Lim Cheng Teik, Kampung Syed, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: Closed on Tuesdays | 11:00AM – 10:00PM (Sunday-Thursday) | 11:00AM – 11:00PM (Friday-Saturday)
8. KOTA Dine and Coffee
An innovative restaurant with plenty of creative interpretation of local eats like Nasi Lemak Cheesecake and elevated plating on familiar dishes like Nyonya rice. Along with it, the café has lots of photogenic corners.
Address: Fort Cornwallis, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 10:30AM – 10:00PM (Monday-Sunday)
9. Lavish Fusion Bakery
By Love A Loaf, Lavish Fusion Bakery is one of the hottest spots for cafés as people come to enjoy the aesthetic décor and the lovely pastries and savoury meals.
Address: 214, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 10:00AM – 11:30PM (Monday-Thursday) | 10:00AM – 12:00AM (Friday) | 9:00AM – 12:00AM (Saturday) | 9:00AM – 11:30PM (Sunday)
10. Lunabar Coffee
Lunabar Coffee is a café of serenity where the busiest can be found unwinding with the finest ‘cuppas and its simple and transparent décor. Most known for their Matchmisu, a combination matcha flavors in a form of a tiramisu, Lunabar Coffee is a mini secret tucked within Moon Shop Gallery, that’s not so secret amongst the teens and is definitely a place you should check out.
Address: 12, Jalan Clove Hall, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: Closed on Wednesdays | 1:00PM – 7:00PM (Monday-Friday) | 9:00AM – 7:00PM (Saturday-Sunday)
11. Kafka Penang
Kafka Penang is the café that you can delve in to your books whilst eating scrumptious meals that you can sink your teeth into, like Beef Rendang Benedict (We know, it sounds awesome). The décor is industrial meets nature, and has an overall welcoming ambience.
Address: 15, Jalan Kelawai, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 8:00AM – 6:00PM (Tuesday) | 8:00AM – 10:00PM (Monday-Sunday)
Check your wallets, pre-plan your outfits and set your dates. It’s time for some café-hopping!