Here’s an ultimate guide for the best breakfast places in Penang. There’s a saying, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper” It’s a well-known phrase, but do you follow it? A hearty and wholesome breakfast helps to boost up our mood and provides us the energy to kick-start the day. So, make it good!
Guide: 15 Best Breakfast Places in Penang
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Needless to say, you deserve to know the best breakfast spots in Penang. If you are a morning person, you will find this guide really useful. From nasi lemak to the crowd’s favourite egg and toast to Western big breakfast, this diverse list allows you to enjoy the best kind of breakfast Penang offer, without a plane ticket. Let’s check out the list!
1. Gemas Road Roti Canai
Gemas Road Roti Canai is definitely your breakfast choice if you love Roti Canai. It’s loved by locals. Every morning, you could easily spot an enthusiastic crowd in this Roti Canai stall. A plate of classic Penang breakfast drenched with thick curry, topped with a sunny-side-up egg and shredded onion, it’s glorious.
Address: 51, 29, Jalan Gemas, Taman Kampar, 10460 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 7AM – 10 PM (closed on Monday) | *May vary during MCO
2. Continental Bakery
Who doesn’t appreciate the smell of freshly-baked bread in the morning? The dense yeasty aroma is enough to pull anyone out of bed. Does it make your mouth happy already? Continental Bakery is famous for baking fresh and healthy loaves and buns for patrons. Must try their french butter croissant, cinnamon roll, cream puff, mushroom soup, and chocolate raisin buns. In fact, all of their bread is something to die for, you probably can’t find any other bakery as good as them! What an ideal place for breakfast.
Address: 33 Nagore Rd 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 10:00-19:00 (Tue-Sat) | Sun:10:00-18:30 *May vary during MCO*
3. Transfer Road Roti Canai
This is the locals’ go-to spot for breakfast. Transfer Road Roti Canai is known for serving one of the legendary Roti Canai in town. The surrounding may not be as pleasing but never judge a book by its cover. Grab a chair and indulge your lovely morning with the locals and Roti Canai! Beef gravy and chicken curry are highly recommended here. If you can’t eat spicy, ask for sugar instead and pair it with roti. Thank me later!
Address: 114, 110, Jalan Transfer, Georgetown, 10050 George Town, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 8AM-11AM (Mon-Sun) | *May vary during MCO*
4. Tai Tong Restaurant
What’s up for breakfast? Dim sum maybe? Dim sum has always been a traditional comfort food for breakfast. De Tai Tong Cafe is a dim sum restaurant that always filled with local food enthusiasts. They serve delicious dim sum, Chinese fried noodles, egg tart, and many more. Do check them out!
Operating hour: Mon-Sun 6.00 AM – 2.30 PM
Address: 45 Cintra Street (Lebuh Campbell) 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
5. Trois Canon Cafe
Trois Canon Cafe is a Hong Kong style cafe that serves perfectly delightful breakfast. Its menu ranging from toast, egg, tart, macaroni and great value set meal make it a perfect choice to start your day.
Operating hour: Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sun: 8.00AM – 4:00PM
Address: 165 Campbell Street 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
6. Ali Nasi Lemak
Breakfast is perhaps the best excuse to dive into supremely delicious Nasi Lemak. Ali Nasi Lemak is definitely one of the bankers’ favourite choice of breakfast along Beach Street Penang. If you’re a spicy lover, you will definitely love it! It has chicken, anchovies with egg (ikan bilis), fish, salted fish, prawns and squid to choose from.
Operating hour: Mon-Sat: 7 AM – 4PM
Address: Sri Weld Food Court 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
7. Daily Dose Cafe
If you’re looking for English big breakfast to start your day, think Daily Dose Cafe. You can never go wrong, along with their famed Big Breakfast or House BLT. Read our review here.
Operating hour: Mon-Tue: 9 AM – 10 PM, Thu-Sun: 9 AM – 10 PM
Address: 36, Stewart Lane, 10200, Penang, Malaysia
8. Breakfast From The Barn
The next breakfast spot that you need to try out in Penang is Breakfast From The Barn. They’ve been around Penang for quite some time, but ever since its relocation, the business has been blooming. What’s really good here is the scrambled eggs that are buttery, creamy, and soft. Sautéed mushroom is nicely seasoned and has a nice caramelized aftertaste. Oh, and they even make their own chicken sausage, from scratch!
Address: 42, Lorong Bangkok, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hours: 7:30am-3pm (Daily)
9. Joo Leong Cafe
If you’re looking for simple breakfast to kick start your day. Joo Leong Cafe is just right for you. It is located strategically along Jalan Sultan Azlan shah, on the way to Penang’s International Airport. I heard that the crunchiness of their roti bakar is superb, so what are you waiting for?
Operating hour: 6.30 AM – 11.30 AM ( opens daily)
Address: Mk. 12, Jalan Sungai Tiram, Kampung Sungai Tiram, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
10. Sister Curry Mee
Tale of two sister and a bowl of legacy, quoted from Chasing Food Dreams blog. What’s so special about this? It has more than 30 years of history! And the two elderly cute sisters are unique in their own way as they setup their stall on the ground instead of on the mainstream hawker stall. It’s something worth trying, trust us!
Operating hour: Mon–Sun 7:30 AM–1:00 PM
Address: Jalan Paya Terubong (Jalan Air Hitam) 11500 Air Itam, Pulau Pinang
11. Maxim Dim Sum
If you have been wondering where to get your morning eat fix at Pekaka area, ask the local, they will surely tell you Maxim Dim Sum. What we love: super crunchy egg tart, salted egg yolk custard bao, delicious porridge, and siew mai.
Operating hour: 6 AM – 2 PM ( open daily )
Address: Bangunan Lip Sin 2-G-11 & 12, Lebuh Pekaka 1, Taman Pekaka, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
12. Roti By Golden Bowl
Ever experienced what it’s like to have a wholesome breakfast under a shady tree? Well, if you drop by at Roti by Golden Bowl, you’ll get to have an awesome breakfast accompanied by a windy atmosphere. Sounds cool right? The breakfast menu at Roti by Golden Bowl is so wide that you’ll feel spoiled for choice. Looking for something classic? They have Toasts and Coffee. Feeling fancy? Go for their Pocket Toasts or even Cheesy Maggi. Oh, and don’t ever leave without slurping on a cup of their signature Hor Ka Sai.
Address: 9, Medan Penaga, Kampung Batu Lanchang, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 8 AM -2.30 PM (Mon-Sat) | 7.30 AM-2.30PM (Sundays) | Closed on Tuesdays | *May vary during MCO
13. Pulau Tikus Market
In the morning, this place has a huge selection of local food selling here. Many delicious and incredibly inexpensive street food vendors can be found here during and after the fresh market.
Operating hour: 7 AM – 11 AM
Address: Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
14. Toh Soon Cafe
It’s probably no surprise that Toh Soon Cafe is on the list. Toh Soon is framed as one of the must-visit breakfast places in Penang. Favored by Penangites as well as tourists, their signature coffee and tea, charcoal toasted bread with butter & kaya and half boiled egg is really good. Additionally, don’t leave without trying their nasi lemak too! It’s surprisingly good!
Address: 184 Campbell St 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 7:30 AM–6:00 PM (Mon–Sat) *May vary during MCO*
15. Chowrasta Market Penang
Last in our list. Chowrasta Market’s food is something you can’t afford to miss! This vegetarian wanton mee is delicious, selling at only RM2.50. Super inexpensive grub, so bookmark it now.
Operating hour: 7 AM – 10 AM
Address: Lebuh Tamil, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
This article last updated on 1 January 2021.
Best Breakfast In Penang 2021
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