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10 Scrumptious Spots To Dine-In In George Town Including Banana Leaf Restaurant

Greetings! After many months of cooking at home, some of us might be clueless about restaurants and cafes to go for dine-in. It is a legit question – what is out there? Being the heart of Penang, there are many places to revisit and discover. Here, we are about to introduce some of the best spots around town to visit with your family and friends. Let’s get to it!

Best Spots To Dine-In In George Town

1. Kafka

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Photo: @chinjieooi (Instagram)

No list is complete without the mention of the aesthetically pleasing cafe, Kafka. Tucked in Jalan Kelawai, this gorgeous spot is scattered with potted plants in every corner. Comprising of a promising brunch menu, you will find a good selection of egg dishes, pasta, among others. With its peaceful ambiance, it makes a good spot for relaxing with coffee and cakes, too!

Address: 15, Jalan Kelawai, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Status: Non-Halal

2. Little Oasis

Photo: Little Oasis Cafe (Facebook)
Photo: Little Oasis Cafe (Facebook)

This spot in Prangin Mall has been a favourite among many Penangites. It has been churning heartwarming dishes for ten years! Little Oasis serves different types of delicacies including Chinese, Japanese, and Western dishes. Dig into Chicken Chop, Curry Fish Rice, and Prawn Katsu Bento, all at the same place. The prices are pocket-friendly. A perfect lunch spot with your colleagues!

Address: 33-02, 33, Jalan Dr. Lim Chwee Leong, 10100 George Town, Penang

Operating Hours: Daily, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Status: Pork-Free

3. 無辣不歡 Mala Xiang Guo

Photo: 無辣不歡 Mala Xiang Guo
Photo: 無辣不歡 Mala Xiang Guo

Get ready for something fiery! Eating Mala Xiang Guo is a true experience. Stepping into the eatery, your senses will be ignited with aromatic fragrant. Dining in 無辣不歡 Mala Xiang Guo is like no other as you are able to choose your very own fresh ingredients. A big fan of cheeseballs? Add more! Not spicy enough for your tastebuds? You know what to do!

Address: 201, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Daily except for Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Status: Non-Halal

4. Brown Poodle

Photo: Brown Poodle
Photo: Brown Poodle

We have found a cafe that serves vegetarian food in Pulau Tikus. Introducing Brown Poodle, a humble cafe that churns out Asian & Western cuisine together with some local delights. The burgers are a must-try here. Despite using only vegetables, it tastes very similar to the real deal. Check out a few of our local delights such as Curry Rendang Rice, Tri-Colour Nasi Lemak, and Vege Chicken Rice!

Be absolutely guilt-free when you indulge in these local delights. Additionally, Mala Xiang Guo lovers will be excited to know that Brown Poodle will be collaborating with 無辣不歡 WLBH to create the first-ever vegetarian Mala Xiang Guo in Penang. Yes, if you are wondering, and if you are lucky enough, you may get to meet their resident poodle dog in the cafe, too!

Address: 80, Persiaran Midlands, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Daily, except for Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Status: Vegetarian

5. Sugar Tang

Photo: Sugar Tang
Photo: Sugar Tang

From the name, you already know that Sugar Tang will be famous for its sweet treats! Recently, its Drunken Tiramisu has become a favourite among Penangites. Apart from this, you will also find petite cake slices. Too cute to eat. But, before digging into some sweet treats, have something solid first. Sugar Tang serves all types Japanese-fusion dishes including sushis, dons, and gyozas.

Address: 205, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Daily, except for Monday, Sunday to Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Status: Pork-Free

6. Reve

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Photo: Penang Foodie

This place needs no introduction. Reve is considered to be one of the best cafe openings in Penang last year. The Instagram-worthy spot has flowers in every corner of the room, it looks like a dream! Reve serves extraordinary plated desserts, commonly a fusion between Western and Nyonya. Find Bomb Alaska Angku Kuih and Durian Soufflé here.

Read This Instagram-Worthy Dessert Cafe At Lebuh King Has Flowers Dangling Everywhere

Address: 18, Lebuh King, Georgetown, 10200 George Town

Operating Hours: Daily, except for Monday, 12:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Status: Non-Halal

7. Baa Baa Black Sheep

Photo: Baa Baa Black Sheep (Facebook)
Photo: Baa Baa Black Sheep (Facebook)

Baa baa black sheep, do you have any good food? Yes, sir, yes, sir, three tables full. The humble cafe in Tanjung Bungah has been standing strong over the past few years. It is one of the spots that are frequented by residents around the area. A community spot that makes people feel like home. Serving some delicious lamb choices including Grilled Lamb Rack, and Braised Lamb Shank, who can resist?

Address: 8A, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Daily, for except Monday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Status: Non-Halal

8. Mellowcup

Photo: Mellowcup Coffee (Facebook)
Photo: Mellowcup Coffee (Facebook)

Colourful crepes, anyone? Mellowcup has all the colours of the rainbow.  Treat your tastebuds to Rose Crepes, Mix Berries, Peanut Blueberry, Lemon Yuzu, and the most colourful of them all, Rainbow Mille Crepes! Not only these crepes are Instagram-worthy, the flavours pack a punch, too! Here, you will also find some Western and Oriental delicacies such as Chicken Katsu with Japanese Curry, and Smoked Salmon Aglio Olio.

Address: 11-G-4, New Bob Center, Jalan Gottlieb, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Penang

Operating Hours: Daily, except for Monday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Status: Non-Halal

9. Passion of Kerala

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Photo: Are GuRl’z (Facebook)

Passion of Kerala has been a go-to spot for many Penangites to get their cravings satisfied. There’s nothing more satisfying than banana leaf rice. It is definitely one of those dishes that you will need to eat with your hands! Combine different types of curry together, add some fried chicken and vegetables. Hands down, you will have an enjoyable bite. Comfort food, anyone?

Address: New World Park, 40, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: Daily, 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Status: Halal

10. Big Ben Breakfast & Western

Photo: Big Ben Breakfast & Western (Facebook)
Photo: Big Ben Breakfast & Western (Facebook)

Recently moved to a new location, Big Ben Breakfast & Western is now surrounded by lush greens in every corner. Just a stone throw away from the previous locations, it welcomes many early risers with wholesome breakfast delights. Find old favourites, and some new favourites added to its menu. Nothing beats an early jog and a hearty breakfast after!

Address: No. 2652, Jalan Kebun Bunga, 10350 George Town, Penang

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Status: Non-Halal

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