8 New Places in Penang to Try Out This Month

Bored of the usual hang out spot and thinking to try out new places in Penang? We’ve got your back! New cafes and restaurants are constantly popping up in the island. So, we’ve curated a list of new spots that you guys can try out in the month of March.

8 New Exciting Places in Penang to Try Out This Month:

#1 Nyonya Palazzo

If you’re interested on the colorful history and culture of The Peranakans, Nyonya Palazzo is the place to be. They’ve just opened up their doors last weekend in the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Offering an array of Nyonya delights, unwind with some lip-smacking Nyonya kuihs and sip coffee through traditional tea cups. More than just a cafe, traditional Nyonya outfits are also available for rent. So tour around the mansion in colorful traditional outfits and fully immerse yourself in the Peranakan experience.

Address: 29, Church St, 10200 George Town, Penang
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Daily)

#2 Zen 161

Nestled along Beach Street is Zen 161, a fairly new place in Penang for cafe hoppers to try out. As the name suggests. the cafe depicts a Zen vibe with its minimal themed ambience. Offering cakes, coffee and toasts, this place is great for conversations over coffee.

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Address: 161, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 Georgetown, Penang.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)

#3 Dua Sua Ka

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A direct translation to its location, Bukit Mertajam in Hokkien dialect, Dua Sua Ka is tucked in De Antique. Sister and an addition to the cafe scene at the precinct, this place stands out with its old-meets-new industrial style. The cafe boasts a glasshouse in between buildings, where you can actually see through the interior from the outside. Here, you’ll find an array of donburi (rice dishes) and specialty coffee which the owner takes pride off. One of the new places in Penang, tag all your cafe hopping friends!

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Address: Lorong Ciku 2, Bukit Mertajam Pinang, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 7 a.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)

#4 Lai H’ng Cafe

Lai H’ng Cafe is an Opera-themed cafe that pays tribute to the disappearing Teochew opera scene in Penang. Tucked in the backyard of Teochew Puppet & Opera House, the dining hall is decorated with performing costumes, ornaments and colorful banners. Find a plethora of familiar Teochew comfort food. From oyster porridge, fried lor bak, to sweet gingko yam, cai kuih and more, these are some of the food that can be found outside of a Opera House back in 1980s.

Address: 122, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10200 Georgetown, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-8 p.m. (Closed on Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

#5 Khing Cafe

Khing cafe is a fairly new kid on the block, serving in-house cakes and coffee. Nestled in Bukit Mertajam, this quaint cafe boasts an aesthetic European vibe with a modern touch. What’s so special about this place is that they do offer art classes at the back of the cafe. The owner owns an art school and wish to incorporate some art concept into the cafe.

Address: 87 Tingkat Bawah ,Lorong Tembikai 1,Kawasan Perniagaan Sungai Rambai, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 12:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)

#6 Rising Company

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The name “Rising Company” alone tells you a lot on their vibe. Built with a hipster style in mind, who would’ve ever thought this dark, concrete themed restaurant serves all things barbecued? If you love Asian style barbecue on a skewer, you will love this place. They’ve just opened up their doors, so tag your friends along and visit new place in Penang.

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Photo: Penang Foodie

Address: Lorong Ciku 2, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 5:30 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Monday)

#7 Koshien Yakitori Bar

Koshien Yakitori Bar is a new addition to the list of Japanese restaurants in Penang. Tucked on the upper floor of a shophouse at Lebuh Noordin, this place serves an array of authentic Japanese Yakitori (skewers), sake and udon. They’re one of the new places in Penang, so if you’re looking for a place to chill after a long day of work or a weekend date, give this place a go.

Address: 70-1, Lebuh Noordin, 10600 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 12-3 p.m., 6-10 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)

#8 San Dian San Cafe

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Cafe hoppers, rejoice! There’s a new Hong Kong themed cafe located along Victoria Street. The unique double-decked seats here are inspired by one of the cafes in Penang, perfect for small spaces. The neon lights decor lit up on the wall mimics the bright signboards in the streets of Hong Kong. Find popular Hong Kong fares such as polo bun, Hong Kong milk tea, macaroni, cheese baked rice and more.

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Photo: @ifatfoodieclub2 (Facebook)

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