Hello, friends! Without a doubt, Penang is one of the best places in Malaysia to go for street food. Be it the signature Char Koay Teow or Nasi Kandar, the coffee here is something not to miss out on, too. If you’re indeed an adventurous person who is in love with strong or ‘Gao’ coffee, then today’s post is made for you. Without further ado, let’s dive into these spots that take Kopi Peng to a whole new level!
6 Unique Kopi Peng Spots In Penang
1. Noordin Street Star Coffee Stall
Noordin Street Star Coffee Stall is no new name to the locals. Tucked in Lebuh Noordin, this humble stall has been selling traditional toasts and half-boiled eggs for over 30 years. But what’s so special here is definitely their Kopi Peng with latte art. Hand-shaken milk added to an authentic glass of Kopi Peng, the store owner finishes with a touch of latte art by drawing a cute star sign!
Address: 146, Lebuh Noordin, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 8AM – 5:30PM (Daily)
2. Ghee Hiang
One of the oldest brands for Tambun biscuits, Cafe World War II at Ghee Hiang Beach Street is a place that offers an array of Hainanese breakfast. From the classic toasts to rice dishes, a must-try here is undoubtedly their Kopi Boom. Served in a tall glass, the overflowing beverage is topped with a layer of frothy milk that adds a slight sweetness to the silky coffee.
Address: 95, Beach Street,10300 Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours: 8AM – 5PM (Closed on Sunday)
3. Tang Xi Cafe
A humble coffee shop located next to the famous Siam Road Char Koay Teow, Tang Xi Cafe offers a unique Taiping coffee drink that you can’t find elsewhere in Penang. A drink that is also known as ‘Hor Kar Sai’, this is a concoction made up of Milo and local Kopi. Unlike Neslo, which is Nescafe mixed with Milo, this is a beverage that’ll leave you to come back for more.
Address: No.84, Jalan Siam, 10400 Georgetown, Penang.
Operating Hours: 7:30AM – 2:30PM | 6PM – 10PM (Closed on Thursday)
4. Ah Lye Cozy Cafe
Originally located under the shade of a tree, Ah Lye Cozy Cafe has moved into a new cafe in Tanjung Bungah. Always a snaking queue outside the place, Ah Lye is one of the most popular breakfast spots in Penang. Featuring a menu that specialises in local breakfast, it’s their Kopi Peng Special that you have to try! Topped with shaved ice, the drinks come in two distinct layers where the coffee sits on top of the milk.
Address: 141, Jalan Lembah Permai, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
Operating Hours: 8AM – 5PM (Closed on Monday)
5. Toh Soon Cafe
When it comes to the local kopitiam scene, it’s no fun without the mention of Toh Soon Cafe. Serving the usual toasts and half-boiled egg, the local’s favourite is none other than Kopi. Made using Robusta beans and prepared in the most traditional way, the coffee powder is filtered before mixed with hot water and milk. Be it hot or cold, it’s not a full trip here until you’ve tried their rich Hainanese Kopi!
Address: 37, Bishop Street, 10200 Georgetown, Penang
Opening hours: 8:30AM – 4:30PM (Closed on Monday)
6. Bobo Cafe
Tucked in a residential area in Taman Lip Sin, Bobo Cafe has gained many people’s attention with its Kopi Peng. The coffee is worth the praise, but what’s more eyecatching is the condensed milk cans that the coffee is served in! While some argue about the tins and sharp edges, we’ve got to admit that this is definitely worth a ton of Instagram story.
Address: G-23, 2, Lengkok Nipah, Taman Lip Sin, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 8AM – 2PM
Have You Visited These Kopitiam Before?
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