Woke up early and hungry but had no idea where to go for breakfast? Only larks would understand, but no worries, we’ve got you covered. These breakfast spot in Penang that we have on our list are up for business as early as 8 a.m.! They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so treat yourself something expensive to kickstart your day, because you deserve it.
10 Best Breakfast Spot in Penang for the Early Birds (Cafe Edition)
#1 Urban Daybreak
Need we say more about this breakfast spot in Penang? An all-time favourite of ours, we have featured Urban Daybreak multiple times on our feed. We might be biased, but they serve one of the best fried chicken waffle and pancakes on the island. Want something lighter? They have an extensive all-day brunch menu that goes from big breakfast to eggs, sandwiches and smoothie bowls.
Address: 338, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Closed on Tuesdays)
#2 Le Cafe
A few steps down Hin Bus Depot is where you’ll find Le Cafe. A quaint corner that serves mainly sandwiches and coffee, with bakes occasionally. If you love sandwiches, we swear by this place. They have quite an interesting selection, from pork to beef and unagi. Made fresh upon order, it happens to be editor’s favourite spot for sandwiches as well.
Address: 33, Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed on Wednesdays)
By now most Penangites might have heard of WHEELER’S. Strategically located at Love Lane, not only do they have a wide selection of mains, but an all-day breakfast menu as well. If you’re someone who needs a good cup of coffee to function in the morning, get your hands on a cuppa at WHEELER’S.
Address: 67, Lorong Love, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-12 a.m. (Friday & Saturday) 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
Looking for a breakfast spot in Penang that serves seriously good coffee? siTigun it is. An unpretentious cafe with a simple menu that could fuel you up for the rest of the day, they’re known for their aromatic, full-bodied coffee.
Address: 28, Jalan Nagor, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
#5 Kafka Penang
Tucked in a clubhouse, Kafka ticks off every element that defines a good cafe. From ambiance to food and coffee, they’re generally above average. Not to mention they serve an awesome breakfast menu, especially their eggs benedict. If you’re around Kelawai area, Kafka is yet another great breakfast spot in Penang.
Address: 15, Jalan Kelawai, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. (Tuesday) 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
#6 Secawan ‘n’ Such
If you’re wandering around looking for a breakfast spot in Penang that is not too flashy yet cozy, look no further than Secawan ‘n’ Such. Known for serving great coffee and breakfast platter, price is a tad high but the portion is very forgiving.
Address: 205, Jalan Hutton, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
#7 Baa Baa Black Sheep
Baa Baa Black Sheep feels like your cafe next door, with a cozy, homey vibe. It might look small on the outside, but you’ll be surprised that they offer quite a bit of things on their menu. It’s a great pit stop before driving up to Batu Ferringhi. Side note: Not breakfast-related but try out their affogato!
Address: 8A, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
#8 Ferringhi Coffee Garden
An upscale restaurant during the night, and a cafe during the day, Ferringhi Garden is located all the way at Batu Ferringhi. Dine al fresco in a lush garden and treat yourself to a cup of coffee and Eggs Benedict. Price is definitely on the higher side but the ambiance at Ferringhi Coffee Garden makes up to it.
Address: Kampung Batu Feringgi, 11050 Batu Ferringhi, Penang.
Operating Hour: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (Thursday) 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
#9 Sin Seh Kai Artisan Bakery
Sin Sek Kai translates to “New World” in Hokkien, which also depicts the location of the cafe. A fairly new breakfast spot in Penang, they serve a plethora of baked goods (because, bakery) and coffee. Their breakfast menu is a fusion of American and local breakfast like croissants, toasts and eggs, definitely worth trying out.
Address: 102-D, New World Park, 5, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Daily)
#10 Mews Cafe
Unlike most of the breakfast spot in Penang that serves American/Western breakfast, Mews Cafe brings out local dishes in a laid back ambiance. While prices are on the higher side with a tight menu, every item on the menu are well praised by netizens. It is also worth mentioning that Mews is a pet-friendly cafe.
Address: 77, Muntri St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
We bet your tummy is screaming for some good breakfast. Want something more local instead? Leave a comment on your favourite local breakfast spot and we might curate a “kopitiam” version of the similar content. That said, eat your breakfast kids, stay safe and buh bye!
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