Tiramisu has been in the sweet treat category for centuries. Delicate layers of mascarpone and Italian custard is so satisfying. No doubt tiramisu is one of the most popular treat in Italy. As stated, tiramisu is not considered a dessert in Italy but a treat. In Malaysia, we love anything sweet as desserts, and tiramisu seems to be the perfect treat. Today, we’re recommending you Top 10 Places for the Best Tiramisu in Penang.
1. Bella Italia Restaurant
Those who love and hunt for the best tiramisu in Penang must’ve known Bella Italia serves perfecto tiramisu. The rich, dark, creamy tiramisu with layer of ladyfinger cookies underneath is addictive. There’s no going back after trying out their tiramisu. No we’re not kidding try it out for yourself and you’ll know how good it is. (Pss: They serve great pizzas as well.)
Address: 368-1-7, Jalan Burma, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Daily)
2. Markus Modern Italian Cuisine
Serving modern Italian cuisine, how could this semi-fine dining place not serve tiramisu? Chef Markus brought tiramisu to a whole new level and we mean it. The “camouflage” tiramisu in Markus might be the prettiest tiramisu in Penang you’ve seen. With four different sprinkles on top like green tea, cookies, chocolate and oreo, they add a distinctive flavor and texture to the velvety-smooth tiramisu. One bite is all it takes for you to fall in love with their tiramisu.
Address: 14, Leith Street, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
3. China House
Known for their cakes and nostalgic vibe, China House is no stranger to both local and tourist. Serving more than 50 types of cakes daily, their tiramisu is not to be missed. People do actually order their whole tiramisu cake for events and celebrations. Did you know that you could draw on the tablecloth? China House embraces art. So order a slice of tiramisu, sit down, and get creative.
Address: 153 & 155, Lebuh Pantai and 183B, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs&Sun) 9 a.m.-1 a.m. (Fri&Sat) 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
4. Dolce Dessert
Locals are no stranger to this dessert shop. The “ratatouille” like mural that is so Instagrammable? Yes they’re Dolce Dessert. They pour a lot of passion and hard work into their french-inspired pastries, that’s why everything looks like a masterpiece. Hooked? Don’t forget their tiramisu, you’ll get even more excited about it.
Address: 18, Jalan Kek Chuan, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: (Tues-Thurs) 12 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Fri&Sun) 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. (Sun) 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
5. Via Pre Restaurant
Via Pre has a soft spot in our heart as one of the best Italian restaurants in Penang. Besides their oh-so-delicious authentic Italian cuisine, their tiramisu is most talked about. The presentation might not be the best, tiramisu in a cup. The taste, in contrast, is heavenly. It literally melts in your mouth. You definitely have to try this awesome tiramisu in Penang, but after their mains, of course.
Address: 20E, Lebuh Penang, Georgetown. Penang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-11 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
6. Wells Cafe
A simple, minimalist cafe tucked in Chow Thye road, Wells Cafe serves simple yet delicious sweet treats. Though famous for their waffles, Wells serves pretty good tiramisu, especially their seasonal tiramisu crepe cake. Many tried and came back for the not-so-Italian Italian treat. So what do you say? We challenge you in hunting down the best tiramisu in Penang.
Address: 27A, Jalan Chow Thye, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: (Mon,Wed,Thurs,Sun) 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri&Sat) 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
7. No Eyed Deer
The quirky name does not justify their food. Many raved for their excellent portion and taste, we have yet to try it out. It’s your turn to share with us your experience. Good food must end with great desserts. Small plate, delicious dark tiramisu is truly irresistible. Some said it’s one of the best tiramisu in Penang.
Address: 98-1-26, Jalan Fettes, Prima Tanjung Business Centre, 11200 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-2 p.m., 6 p.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
8. Brown Pocket Cafe
A twist to the traditional tiramisu, Brown Pocket serves tiramisu waffle instead. Mind-blowing right? Who would’ve thought tiramisu could be in waffle-style. It looks just like any other waffles but take a bite and you’ll be blown away. It’s called The Light Body by the way, you’re welcome. Can it be one of the best tiramisu in Penang in a quirky style?
Address: Gurney Paragon L- 10250, 6-11, Jalan Kelawai, 10250 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
9. Norm Cafe
Nestled in the once The Saw Emporium, the hipster hang out spot. If you still haven’t tried out Norm, you’re missing out. Their menu is really simple, drinks, coffee and waffle. What stands out is their tiramisu. Not only Instagrammable but also bellylicious. It’s truly a hidden gem though.
Address: The Saw Emporium, 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
10. Mon Delice Patisserie
Our last recommendation, another super mouth-watering cake shop. It’s not everyday that you would crave for cakes. But when you do, go for Mon Delice, their cakes are really good. One of their bestsellers has to be their tiramisu. It’s in a one cute jar, so you could have all of it on your own.
Address: 36, Jalan Servis, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: (Tues-Sat) 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (Sun) 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
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