10 Themed Cafe in Penang You Don’t Want to Miss

Alright let’s be honest, Penang has so many cafes mushrooming over the years, sometimes you don’t even know where to get started. Some are very identical they’re not even worth visiting because they’re not unique at all. That’s why in today’s post, we’re breaking down all the cafes into one single unique list, themed cafe in Penang as our focus. These are the cafes that stand alone by their values or their unique themes, so cafe hunters stay alert.

10 Themed Cafe in Penang

Now, let’s take a quick look what do we have in today’s blog! Below are the top 10 unique themed cafes in Penang that we love!

1. Dream Mansion

Anime lovers, you don’t want to miss this out. Dine in the exquisite anime world environment from the hottest anime of all time such as One Piece, Naruto and Fairytale in Dream Mansion, the first anime themed cafe in Penang. You might think cafes like this serve below par mains but Dream Mansion does the opposite. Their mains are not only presentable, but delicious and affordable. They have waiters and waitresses dressed in your favorite character, plus Dream Mansion also serves the Unilad-kind-of giant parfait.

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Address: No. 80&82, Lebuh Tye Sin, 10300 George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. (Daily)

2. Ice Cafe

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Decorated with icy elements, the cafe feels just like a magical ice kingdom, which serves only desserts and snacks. Located on the second floor of a building along Victoria Street, while it claims that the temperature is around 10 degree Celsius, it’s actually a bit warmer. Here, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind experience, like being Elsa or Olaf for once? Indulge in a bowl of shaved ice and a jar of milkshake in this cottage-like iced themed cafe in Penang, and have fun taking thousands of pictures.

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Address: 193 (level 1), Lebuh Victoria, 10300 Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10.30 a.m.-10.30 p.m. (Daily)

3. Dān Cafe

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In Chinese, dān refers to single (as in numbers) and this place aspires to provide a serene atmosphere to flee from the unfinished chores. Surrounded by greenery, enjoy a cuppa in this beautiful cafe that is set back from the fast-pace city. They serve higher quality single-origin coffee which yields specific taste, or you could pick their tasting plate to sample the difference in taste between Espresso and flat white. Dān also offers Panama Geisha coffee, known as one of the best and most expensive coffee.

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It’s also one of our most Instagrammable cafe in Penang!

Address: 38/1, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 1 p.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Sunday)

4. Mugshot Cafe

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One of the longest-running cafes among all, Mugshot serves some of the best fresh bagels and homemade yogurt jars. They have a corner for customers to take mugshots with customizable crimes, very interesting. Despite being a themed cafe, Mugshot is also unpretentious, serving simple meals with a great heart. The space offers customers to have a conversation over coffee or to read a book and relax. There’s also an eyewear corner to get your pair of chic glasses so do check it out yourself.

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Address: 302, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)

Related: Penang Cafe Guide

5. Junk Cafe

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“Junk themed cafe in Penang like what?!” Located at the center of Georgetown, Junk Cafe is a hidden gem not known by the locals but flocked with tourists instead. Don’t let them set you back, this place serves pretty spot on burgers at an acceptable cafe price. The owner gathers and decorates the cafe with “junks.” By night, Junk Cafe is super happening, loud jams, tourists, beers and alcohol, good food. Their burger patties and sauces are all self-made, your hands will get dirty for sure. There’s a wide selection of alcohol to choose from, so order one to pair it with your burger!

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Address: 401, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs) 12 p.m.-1 a.m., (Fri-Sun) 12 p.m.-2 a.m.

Also Read: Top 10 Hottest and Best Burgers in Penang

6. Clash on Cafe

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If you’re a mobile game addict, you might have played or heard or Clash of Clans. It was so popular that someone eventually opened up a Clash of Clan inspired cafe in Penang. The interior is heavily decorated with the game’s avatars and scenes. Even some of the mains uses the names in the game. And yes their mains are pretty good as well and they’re pork-free. Clash on Cafe do serve cakes and alcohol though.

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Address: 9, Lorong Abu Siti, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)

7. Jdog House & Cafe

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An animal-themed cafe in Penang, dogs to be precise, Jdog is set in Arena Curve. While the menu offered here is limited and simple, the main attraction is the furry kids. Their dogs are certainly warm, perfect for pet lovers to mingle around with the furry kids. They have a petting zone where you have to buy a drink as admission fee. There are couches and tables in there to place your drinks and stuff though foods and snacks are not allowed. Play with the husky, golden retriever and more furry kids all you want in here. it’s like a pet heaven.

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Address: 72-2-35, Arena Curve, Jalan Mahsuri, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Operating Hour: (Mon, Wed, Thurs) 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
(Fri-Sun) 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

8. Gudang Cafe

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Walk down the memory lane in this warehouse themed cafe in Penang, where wooden elements are heavily used, giving an old-fashioned vibe. Located at the popular Armenian street, their Japanese inspired menu might be simple but definitely wallet-friendly. This cafe is really spacious, so make sure to bring more friends along to chill. Different from other cafes you see or visit, Gudang gives off a heritage-homey feel. Bring a pack here and enjoy a cuppa to beat the heat after your stroll on Armenian Street.


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Address: 5 Gat Lebuh Armenian, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Mon- Thurs&Sun) 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
(Fri&Sat) 10 a.m.-1 a.m. (Closed on Tuesday)

9. Wheeler’s Coffee

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You might be familiar with the doodles on paper cups displayed at the side of the walls together with their bicycle art. That’s right,  Wheeler’s Coffee is a bicycle themed cafe in Penang. Prices are surprisingly affordable for their mains, especially for their breakfast, lunch and dinner sets, which are considered valuable. Staffs over there are very approachable so don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t miss out their Espresso Chicken and self-baked pizza, they’re both so good it’s Penang Foodie approved.

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Address: 67, Jalan Love Lane, Chinatown, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)

10. Merry Me @ Autocity


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 magical the cafe is. Please bring back the Snapchat rainbow-vomiting filter, Merry Me is the perfect fit for it.

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Address: Unit FO-B8, Plot3, Jalan Perusahaan, Auto-City, 13600 Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)

Related: Top 10 Cafes for Desserts in Penang


Themed Cafe in Penang, Yes or No?

We’ve come to the end of this post, so tell us, do you like themed cafe or no? Some are very sceptical when it comes to themed cafes and we understand that. If you have any other suggestions, so leave us a message in the comment section. Anyways, don’t forget to follow Penang Foodie for more awesome food guides and share them around with your friends. Cheers and have a great day ahead!

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