Weather in Penang is breaking the thermometer these days, 36°C ?! No way, we need some cool stuff to beat the heat. Ice cream? Too typical. That’s why we’re here to introduce you foodies out there some desserts in Penang that might be new and unique. Sit down, turn on the fan or A/C for the Top 10 Cafes for Desserts in Penang list.
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1. Matcho Cafe
Wanna update your feed with some cool spots? Here’s Matcho, where pink lovers could dive in here and not want to leave the place. The whole cafe is decorated in pink, which is in contrast to its name “Macho.” The whole cafe brings off a very welcoming vibe, and the owner must be a pink lover (yaaasssss). Even their signature dish is named after the color pink (Pink Toast). Bear in mind this is not lunch or dinner spot, but rather a place to chill so please don’t expect them to serve mains. Despite toasts, they also serve refreshing drinks in rose gold cups that’s perfect for the weather. Matcho is probably the cutest spot for desserts in Penang.
Address: 99B, Lebuh Noordin, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Daily)
If you have not heard of Rollney, you’re probably a bit lazy and out, do some homework hoomans. Opened its door to Penangites after Johorians, Rollney is a new addition to desserts in Penang that has a unique yet delicate sweet treat. Hungarian Chimney cake baked upon order topped with soft serve and your favourite toppings, what more can you ask for? Sweet and crunchy pastry paired with soft serve each of you choice, their soft serve changes every two weeks. If you like that particular flavour, be sure to have them as much as you can before they run out (matchaa!).
Address: 40, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 3 p.m.-11 p.m.
Who’s craving for some cakes? Nestled in The Saw Emporium, the new hang out spot, Wham is on our favourite list. The ever famous Milo Dinosaur Cheesecake that’s constantly sold out? Yep it’s from Wham. Known to mix unique and exciting ingredients to form unique, wow-factors flavors such as the Kahlua infused chocolate cake. Wham doesn’t disappoint and apart from cakes, they serve mouth-watering donut stacks as well. Yes you heard them DONUT STACKS, so what are you waiting for?
Address: The Saw Emporium, 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Thurs&Fri) 6 p.m.-11 p.m., (Sat&Sun) 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
4. Merry Me
“I want my unicorn dream come true!” The owner probably thought so when planning for their next theme for Merry Me. Unicorn fans, you can now throw rainbows and take thousands of selfies with unicorn at this unicorn-themed cafe, Merry Me. Known to have unique concepts, Merry Me is no stranger as it has a few branches and this is their new one in Auto City. What’s more? They serve handcrafted ice creams and macarons with flavors such as salted egg, gula melaka and more seasonal flavors. Just take a look at how cute and fluffy the cafe is !
Address: Unit FO-B8, Plot3, Jalan Perusahaan, Auto-City, 13600 Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
5. 2F+ Coffee by Yellow House
Many do not know this place due to its secluded location, but if you’re in Relau area, chances of passing by this coffee house is 90%. We’ve visited this place a few times and little did we know they serve really good desserts. We always thought they serve only affordable mains and quality coffee, but their waffles left us bewildered. The ambiance, a plus point. From the outside 2F+ might look a little rundown, but the interior feels like home. There’s even a corner for reading.
Address: Jalan Paya Terubong, 11060 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: (Tues-Thurs&Sun) 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
(Fri&Sat) 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
6. Bingsu 9 Korean Dessert Cafe
Who’s craving for some shaved ice now? Love ice kacang but hate the toppings and what a modern touch to it? Bingsu might be for you, it’s korean shaved ice. The weather is so hot and shaved ice is the best dessert in Penang to beat the heat. Tucked in Karpal Singh, Bingsu 9 offers flavors for all, with toppings that even kids could enjoy. Plus they’re quite healthy as well (mostly fruits you say leh). Their signature is a must try because who puts cheesecake on bingsu? Their cheesecake is DAMN good and paired well with the semi-sweet shaved ice and they don’t sell the cheesecake separately. (To Bingsu 9, please put the cheesecake in ala carte menu thank you).
Address: 29C-01-20 Maritime Piazza, Persiaran Karpal Singh, 11600 Jelutong, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Monday)
7. Fourspoons Dessert Cafe
Fourspoons is yet another dessert place for waffles and ice cream, and they do only serve waffles, pancakes and homemade ice cream. Just like the name, “Fourspoons” means sharing, whether be it your sweet treat or laughter. Everything is made from scratch and small batch daily, they’re a humble cafe providing the best they could to make their customers happy. Hop over to try their soft serve, a new addition to their ice cream fam. They have trendy flavours such as Black Sesame and Matcha that’s perfect for this scorching hot weather.
Address: 48-1, Jalan Icon City, Icon City, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
Operating Hour: 3 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Monday)
Those who are familiar with The Saw Emporium, you’ll know what Norm is (and we’ve mentioned it so many times). This unpretentious cafe is as simple as its name, serving only coffee, waffles and tiramisu. But their tiramisu and waffles are no joke, delicious and most of all, instagrammable. Stay till evening and watch how Norm turns into Noct, where baristas turn bartenders as they shake, stir, and serve a selection of signature cocktails and desserts with a boozy kick. This is by far one of the quirkiest place for desserts in Penang.
Address: The Saw Emporium, 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
9. Hardwicke House
Sound like another fancy place for fine dine right? Nope don’t be fooled by its over the top mansion-looking exterior. They serve pretty good, handcrafted desserts too and not many know that. Each item is carefully plated, crafted before being presented to customers. They’re so pretty you might just feel reluctant to destroy them, they’re nothing close to being easy. Apart from that, they have a large selection of gelatos located just right next to the cakes counter, both are so pleasing to the eyes. Could this be one of the fanciest place to have desserts in Penang?
Address: 67, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
10. The Craftisan
Known for its hand-dripped coffee and homemade ice-cream, not to mention the ever famous sister cafe Soul Cafe that serves one of the best pastas in town. The Craftisan is a place for all, especially for those dessert and coffee lovers out there. They’ve recently added new desserts to their menu, The Japanese Shaved Ice. Sounds like just what you need right? Soft, fluffy shaved ice that melts once enter your mouth, with exciting flavors such as yogurt and strawberry. Head over to Craftisan now to show some love so that they could launch more flavors!
Address: 12 Jalan Kek Chuan, first floor, 10400 Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.- 11 p.m. (Closed on Sunday)
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Alright, we better stop now the weather is no joke editor’s brain could barely function, in need with some desserts in Penang and we bet you foodies need them too. So save this article and share it to your friends so that they won’t die thanks to the sun. Again, do follow Penang Foodie for more exciting updates and guides. Your love and support is like ang pows to us okay?