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Top 13 Muslim-Friendly Cafes & Restaurants in Penang

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First and foremost, Penang Foodie would like to wish you Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha! If you are returning to Penang to celebrate Festival of Sacrifice with your family, we have a list of eateries that are halal and pork-free cafes just for you! Hopefully, this Top 13 Muslim-Friendly Cafes & Restaurants in Penang will ease your trip!

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Top 10 Muslim-Friendly Eateries in Penang

1. Lagenda House & Cafe

Photo by Cafe Lagenda (Facebook).

If you are looking for food that touches your soul, taste some of their local favourites. All-time-favourite Ayam Penyet Nusantara comes with deep-friend chicken simmered in herb and served with blue-coloured rice, soup, crackers, and ulaman serving in congkak platter.

Tag: Halal

Address: Lagenda House & Cafe

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

2. The Lengkuas Cafe

Photo by The Lengkuas Cafe (Facebook).

The minimal cafe serves homemade comfort food. Their sets include a main course, drink and dessert of the day. Try out their Nasi Lemak Ayam! It comes with aromatic coconut rice, golden fried chicken, boiled egg, slices of cucumber and spicy sambal.

Tag: Halal

Address: The Lengkuas Cafe

Operating Hours: Opens Monday to Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

3. The Table

Photo by The Table (Facebook).

Mouth-watering Western food and a cosy atmosphere, you have to come here! They have many choices for you to select from! Taste their fish and chips, rib eye steak, lamb shoulder, and many more. Of course, they serve handcrafted coffee too!

Tag: Halal

Address: The Table

Operating Hours: Opens daily except Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

4. Kesum Art Restaurant

Photo by Kesum Art Museum (Facebook).

The restaurant serves Southern food, something that is hard to find in Penang!¬† Dive into some of their specialties such as Johor Laksa, Mee Rebus Udang, Sambal Goreng, Nasi Lemak Bonda, Lontong, and many more! By the way, there’s a lot of art works in the restaurant!

Tag: Halal

Address: Kesum Art Restaurant

Operating Hours: Opens daily except Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

5. D’Dapor Express

This Malay-cuisine restaurant is able to accommodate big groups of people. Perfect for family gatherings! They offer side dishes with rice. Try out their signature dishes, Kari Kepala Ikan, Ayam Pandan Berbungkus, Tauhu Claypot Muhibah and Ikan Siakap Bawang Putih Berkicap!

Tag: Halal

Address: D’Dapor Express

Operating Hours: Opens daily except Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

6. Areca Cafe

Photo by Areca Cafe (Facebook).

Located in a heritage-style building, the cafe offers Eurasian food. Think of Wafu Seafood Risotto, Five Spice Chicken Breast and Mushroom Trio! The cafe surely puts a lot of effort in their presentation as their food looks very visually-appealing, just like edible art!

Tag: Halal

Address: Areca Cafe

Operating Hours: Opens daily, Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m., Sunday and Monday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

7. Wheeler’s Coffee

Photo by Wheeler’s Coffee (Facebook).

The beautifully decorated Wheeler’s Coffee serves hearty all-day-breakfasts and handcrafted coffee! Or, if you like food and coffee literally together, you can try their Espresso Chicken; chicken chop topped with a shot of espresso. Sweet endings include Matcha Lava Cake, one of the best in Penang, by the way!

Tag: Pork-Free; ingredients are halal sourced.

Address: Wheeler’s Coffee

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

8. Jawi House Gallery Cafe

Photo by Jawi House Cafe Gallery (Facebook).

The cafe has beautiful bright yellow walls, antique furniture and intricate lighting hanging from above. Taste their briyani; an aromatic long grain basmati rice, layerd with herbs and spices served with dalca, raita, papadoms and fruit chutney. It comes with either prawn, lamb, beef or chicken.

Tag: Halal

Address: Jawi House Gallery Cafe

Operating Hours: Opens daily except Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

9. Harvest In Cafe

The Western cafe is known to have a reasonably priced menu. The cosy atmosphere cafe sells typical Western menu ranging from seafood, lamb, chicken, spaghetti, salads and more. Honey Oat Chicken Crisp is a highly recommended dish!

Tag: Pork-Free

Address: Harvest In Cafe

Operating Hours: Opens daily except Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

10. More by Arang Coffee

Photo by More by Arang Coffee (Facebook).

Their specialty dish, Signature Ink Pasta with King Prawns and Squid is only the reason you need to visit the minimalist cafe. It comes in a generous amount of pasta, golden prawns and slices of squid. Oh, they serve really good coffee too!

Tag: Pork-Free

Address: More by Arang Coffee

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

11. The Twelve Cups

Photo by The Twelve Cups (Facebook).

The friendly cafe serves smoothie bowls, yogurts, mille crepes and waffles! Order a Royal Chocolate Bowl, it comes with cocoa, banana, chopped almonds, chocolate curls, milk and oats. Or, waffles! Peanut Butter Waffles is made with homemade peanut butter sauce and vanilla ice-cream!

Tag: Pork-Free

Address: The Twelve Cups

Operating Hours: Opens daily, Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12
:00 a.m., Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

12. Merry Me

Photo by Merry Me (Facebook).

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream! Merry Me makes Malaysia Inspired Ice-Cream. Their flavours include Tau Fu Fah, Tau Sar Pneah, Teh Tarik, Kaya Toast and many more! If that is is not your cup of ice-cream, they have other desserts too! Yums!

Tag: Pork-Free

Address: Merry Me

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

13. Brown Pocket

Photo by Brown Pocket (Facebook).

Famous for their waffles and pancakes, both can be made either sweet or savoury! Try The Light Body, their signature waffle served with ice-cream and homemade tiramisu or even Spiced Apple, pancakes served with cinnamon apple, raisins, cranberries and ice-cream!

Tag: Pork-Free

Address: Brown Pocket

Operating Hours: Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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