We are kickstarting the new year strong. Packed with hopeful resolutions, it is always a good idea to find a perfect spot to unwind on the weekends. One of the best places to visit is the local cafes in Penang. So, gather around, friends. The cafes on this list are about to transform you into an ultimate cafe hopper. Are you ready to level up your Instagram game?
Instagram-Worthy Cafes In Penang (2020 Guide)
1. Norm Micro Roastery
Tucked in Lebuh Gereja, Norm Micro Roastery is the latest minimalist cafe on the island. The absolutely spacious cafe is packed with various types of potted plants. Walled up with white painted exposed bricks, Norm Micro Roastery is beautifully furnished with long cemented benches. Part coffee roaster and part cafe, the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans linger in the vicinity.
Address: 13, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Opens daily, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Surrounded by thousands of dangling flowers, it is no wonder Reve takes the second spot on the list. Newly opened in the last quarter of 2019, this enchanting spot serves one of a kind plated desserts. Located at Lebuh King, it is hard to miss Reve as it has floor to ceiling windows. Strike a pose while sitting on the swinging chairs, or next to the flower pillar. A must-visit for Instagram enthusiasts!
Address: 18, Lebuh King, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hours: Opens daily except Monday, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
3. Me & U Dessert
Taking over Starbucks’ spot in Sunrise Tower is none other than Me & U Dessert. Serving more than 15 types of desserts using a conveyor belt, this is the only spot in Penang with this serving style. It is delightfully Instagram-worthy with marbled tables, with matching dessert plates. Of course, the plated desserts are equally beautifully made. Desserts, anyone?
Address: Sunrise Tower, 190, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: Opens daily, 12:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Kafka feels like a dream, looks like a dream. Strategically located on the same road as Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon, this industrial designed spot is loved by many cafe hoppers. Complete with wooden furniture, and potted plants, Kafka exudes a comfortable ambiance with a touch of class. Check out its pastry case for some cakes, and order yourself a cup of coffee for a perfect weekend!
Address: 15, Jalan Kelawai, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: Opens daily, Wednesday to Monday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
5. Le Petit Four
On the stretch of Beach Street, lies a patisserie that makes the perfect hand-rolled croissant. Meet Le Petit Four, a pastry cafe with Prussian blue front with tasteful gold framings and fonts. On the inside, there is a nice long bar counter complete with wooden pastry case, and bar stools at one end. You will love everything about this airy space. Remember, don’t leave without taking a snap with the mirror!
Address: 310, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: Opens from Friday to Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
6. Carnarvon Cafe
If savouring cakes sounds like your thing, then this next place deserves a spot on your Insta-worthy cafes list in 2020. Carnarvon Cafe is the latest addition to the cake/cafe scene in Penang. Specialising in handmade cakes, expect to find unique flavours such as Watermelon Cake, Tofu Cheesecake, Coffee Lychee and more. In addition to that, Carnarvon Cafe boasts a rustic ambiance alongside a truly heritage feel thus making it super Insta-worthy.
Address: 54, Lebuh Prangin, George Town, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 12.30 p.m – 10.30 p.m (Tues-Thurs) | 12.30 p.m – 11.30 p.m (Fri & Sat) | Closes on Monday
7. Matcho Cafe
Alright, this next cafe will have you guys flipping out your phones when you’re there. The reason Matcho Cafe is Insta worthy is that it has a full-on pink interior with a splash of green here and there, creating tropical Hawaiian vibes. When it comes to the menu here, you’ll be spoiled for choice as it ranges from smoothie bowls to burnt cheesecake, to pocket toasts and not forgetting really good coffee. It’s like you can get everything right at one cafe.
Address: 99B, Lebuh Noordin, George Town, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 10.30 a.m – 10.30 p.m (Monday-Sunday) | Closes on Tuesday
8. 262 坊
Established less than a year ago, 262 坊 is a cafe that houses 5 different concepts including Forest Bottle cafe, Botanica florist, Plan C patisserie, Kota Express as well as Moon Shop Gallery Forest. 262 坊 is considered one of the few Instaworthy cafes in Penang to visit in 2020 because it resembles a glasshouse with full-on natural lighting everywhere. Also, the entire cafe boasts a minimalist concept with a monochromatic white interior.
Address: 262 & 264, Beach Street, George Town, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (Sunday-Thursday) | 10 AM-12 AM (Friday & Saturday)
9. Lavish Community
Foodies must have already heard of Lavish Fusion Bakery, a bakery established back in 2016. Lavish Fusion Bakery specialises in artisanal pastries and was the very first to introduce cronuts, a mash-up between croissant and doughnut. Now, they’ve revamped the entire place, making Lavish Community even more Instaworthy. Now a community cafe, it features fusion food and dessert with local-chic mix element. The renewed tropical vibes definitely make this cafe well-deserved of a post on your Instagram.
Address: 214, Lebuh Victoria, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 7 PM (Opens Daily)
10. 吹水铺 96backlane
The last but not the very least Instaworthy cafe to visit in Penang this 2020 is none other than 吹水铺 96backlane. Located in a rather secluded location at Pulau Tikus, 吹水铺 96backlane takes us down memory lane and is truly nostalgic as the decor is heavily inspired by the province of Nanyang, China. There’s plenty of neon lights here, coupled with olden Chinese calendar wallpaper is what makes this cafe Instaworthy.
Address: 96, Medan Lim Cheng Teik, 10250 Pulau Tikus, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 8 AM – 3 PM (Closed on Thursday)
And with that, those are the 10 most Instaworthy Cafes in Penang (2020 Guide). If you’re looking for some nice spots to glam up your Instagram, do keep this list in check. Till next time foodies! 🙂
Co-written with Thexeilia Yeap
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