Penang is notable for its street food scene and recently, our cafe hopping scene is on the rise too. This means that there are plenty of new things popping up on our island and because everyone loves new things, we did the work. Here’s a list of 9 new eateries in Penang that you should try out this month. Ready? Let’s go!
New Things In Penang (October 2020)
1. Gurney Plaza Food Hall
First of all, we have the esteemed Gurney Plaza Food Hall that has officially opened with a larger space and more delicious food to look forward to! Gurney Plaza Food Hall houses over 25 international as well as local cuisines, so you’ll never go hungry here. Did we miss out on the super Gram-worthy decor? Essentially, Gurney Plaza Food Hall is broken down into 4 zones whereby each zone has decorations closely inspired by the theme.
Location: Main Wing of Gurney Plaza, 4th Floor.
Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
2. Forest Cloud Coffee Company
Attention, coffee enthusiasts, there’s a new specialty beverage experience store in town, make way for Forest Cloud! Tucked along the happening Penang Road, Forest Cloud is more than just an ordinary cafe. The experience store combines a coffee roaster, coffee academy, R&D coffee lab, as well as a coffee machine clinic! Pair their coffee or non-coffee beverages with some cakes or baked goods and you’ll have yourself an ultimate coffee and chill moment.
Address: 132, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Opens Daily)
3. Meet 1880
If you love indulging in Western food, then you’ll be delighted to know that Meet 1880 is yet another spot in Penang to do so. Here, you can find fares like Smoked Duck, Grilled Tilapia, as well as some pasta dishes. With a rather comfortable ambiance, it’s good enough a spot to enjoy a delicious meal with your loved ones.
Address: 36, Church Street, 10200, Georgetown, Penang.
Operating Hours: 8:30 AM – 10 PM (Monday-Saturday) | 9:30AM-10PM (Sundays)
4. 老品 The Pinn
The next new spot to try out in Penang this month is none other than 老品 The Pinn. It’s no longer common to find a spot that serves everything handmade; from noodles and all the way to the fishballs too. Yet this is what 老品 The Pinn does, you’ll get nostalgic flavours that remind you of the good old days just from a bowl of Fishball Noodles and a side of handmade dumplings.
Address: 16, Gat Lebuh Melayu, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Operating Hours: 10.30AM-8PM (Opens Daily)
5. Pinwheel Resto Cafe
Chulia Street is one of the most happening places in George Town with its bustling nightlife and lip-smacking street food. One of the latest additions in Penang is Pinwheel Resto Cafe that serves several pasta dishes, pizza as well as some sweet treats. Complete your meal with a cup of rich Iced Chocolate and you’ll be on your way towards indulgence. This cafe boasts a bright, well-lit ambiance and there’s even a mural to snap some gram-worthy pics.
Address: 461, Lebuh Chulia, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 12 PM-12 AM (Sunday-Thursday) | 12 PM-2 AM (Friday) | Closes on Tuesday
Status: No Pork, No Lard
6. Sincerely Crafted Cuisine
Coming right up is yet another new joint in Penang that focuses on meatless diets, Sincerely Crafted Cuisine. With the intention to debunk cliché perception of a vegetarian restaurant, this spot serves crafted lunch bowls such as Hainanese Mushroom Rice, Japanese Curry, Sze Chuan Styled ‘Mapo’ Tofu, and more. You can even customize your diet preferences with the help of their friendly staff too!
Address: 21 Jalan Chow Thye 10050 Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 11 AM-5 PM (Closes on Thursdays)
7. Dear You
We all love some mysteries in our lives, right? Well, if you’re all up for it, there’s a new hidden Korean cafe in Penang that you should totally check out! Dear You is a pink Korean-inspired cafe that serves the current hype, Korean DIY as well as milkshakes. There’s also a mini pool so you can go ahead and post for photos here. It’s also a perfect option for brunch.
Address: No.495F, Jln Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 11AM-10PM (Mon-Thurs) | 11AM-2AM (Fri&Sat) | 11AM-1AM (Sun)
8. Petit Cafe
Do you happen to be craving some Vietnamese food? While there is quite a number around Penang, there’s a new Vietnamese food cafe to add to the list. Petit Cafe is situated along Jalan Argyll, serving Vietnamese Vermicelli (Pho), Spring Rolls as well as some rather unique coffee beverages. Pair your delicious meal with the Vietnamese Egg Coffee that’s sure to tickle your tastebuds.
Address: 86, Argyll Road 10050 Georgetown Penang. 10050 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 11 AM-10 PM (Opens Daily)
9. Food Dimension
The other thing that we all love indefinitely is some tasty Korean food. Wait, we mean Korean street food. Something about enjoying these piping hot treats that leave us wanting more. Well, we can now savour them at Food Dimension! This spot serves Korean street food that is delicious and at the same time, pocket-friendly too. So, when you’re here, you can feast on Kimchi Pancake, Oden, Tteobokki as well as Kimbap all in under RM15!
Address: Fortune Court, 288E-1-8 & 288E-1-9, Jalan Thean Teik, Kampung Melayu, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 6 PM-12 AM (Closes on Tuesdays)
So, there you have it! These are the 9 new eateries in Penang that you should totally check out this weekend. It’ll guarantee you have a weekend that’s filled with good food. Bye!
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