Top 25 Cafes In Penang You Need To Visit 2020

This is the most important article of all-time! We are finally doing the Top 25 Cafes In Penang 2019 (The Best Guide For Cafe Hoppers) list. This is the best guide for you to check out Penang’s cafe scene. We have a mixture of everything, so, we are sure that you will find something that you would love to try out. At the same time, do check out and see if your favourite cafe is on the list. Alright, let’s do this!

Top 25 Cafes In Penang 2019

1. Urban Daybreak

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Urban Daybreak has been winning everyone’s heart with their out of this world menu. Their all-day-breakfast menu comprises of a mixture of hearty, and healthy meals. Urban Daybreak is known for their absolutely delicious Fried Chicken Waffle! It is an amazing combination of crispy chicken karaage, sunny side up, baked beans, and maple mustard. Once you take a bite, you can’t get enough of it!

Highly Recommended: Fried Chicken Waffle

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 262 9693 | 🔖 Non-Halal

2. China House

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Any cafe list in Penang is not complete without a mention of the beautiful China House. China House has been around for quite some time and yet, it is still going on super strong. Apart from their fusion menu, there are more than 50 cakes for you to choose from every single day! At night, The Canteen @ China House comes alive with live bands, and other performances. It is a must-visit if you’re coming over to Penang for a visit!

Highly Recommended: Tiramisu Cake

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 263 7299 | 🔖 Non-Halal

3. Constant Gardener Coffee

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If you are looking for a spot to relax and good coffee, Constant Gardener Coffee is the place to be. Since the beginning, Constant Gardener Coffee focuses on making the best coffee around. They have different choices of coffee beans from Kenya, Costa Rica, Colombia, and many more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy their brews with your friends at a cosy cafe. You will feel like home!

Highly Recommended: Ice-Cream Sandwiches

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 251 9070 | 🔖 Pork Free

4. Bean Sprout Cafe

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Bean Sprout Cafe is another notable breakfast spot in Georgetown. As this cafe is located at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, there are many tourist spots in walking distance. Their untouched interior gives the entire space character. If you are a big fan of avocados, you will need to try here! Don’t forget to order a cup of coffee. Their latte art looks amazing!

Highly Recommended: Three Ways Toast

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 261 9798 | 🔖 Non-Halal

5. Wheeler’s

Photo: @wheelerspenang (Instagram)

Tucked in Love Lane, Wheeler’s is definitely a showstopper as it has recently undergone a renovation. It certainly exudes out Western vibes with an open floor planning. Just reading about their menu will make you drool! Their menu focuses on creative Western food, such as Espresso Chicken, one of their bestselling dishes. Wheeler’s is a great place for coffee, and people watching.

Highly Recommended: Espresso Chicken

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m except for Thursday and Friday, 8: 30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 019 524 7703 | 🔖 Pork Free

6. Matcho Cafe

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Matcho Cafe is very dreamy. Once you have stepped in, you will feel like you have been transported into a pink colour universe. The Instagram-worthy cafe has pink walls, plants, and wooden furniture. Strong nature, and beach vibes!

Their menu comprises of Matcha drinks, and made-to-order desserts! Get more of your girlfriends in order to eat more desserts! You will need to try them all!

Highly Recommended: Matcho Toast

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 261 0031 | 🔖 Pork Free

7. Macallum Connoisseurs

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Macallum Connoisseurs is one of the biggest cafes in the heart of Penang. If you are planning to host a gathering with a large group of people, Macallum Connoisseurs is definitely a great option. With a coffee academy under the same roof, you already know they are serious with their coffee. The spacious cafe has a variety of options for food. You cannot go wrong with any order at Macallum Connoisseurs!

Highly Recommended: Ocean Obsession 

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 261 3597 | 🔖 Non-Halal

8. Norm

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All love for Norm! Last year, Norm moved location and it is now based in Lebuh Carnavon. Their brand new space is absolutely welcoming, and not to mention Instagram-worthy with different types of furniture that makes perfect sense together. Their menu covers the basic grounds but it is done perfectly. Here, you can order specialty coffee, tea, cocktails, tiramisu, and highly recommended waffles!

Highly Recommended: Coffee & Waffles

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 017 401 1300 | 🔖 Non-Halal

9. Let’s Meat

Let’s Meat is the one and only cafe that is located in Tanjung Bungah in the list. Similar to Urban Daybreak, Let’s Meat focuses on creating a wholesome menu. Here, you can build your own burgers with choices such as pork patty, jalapenos, pepperoni, salami, and grilled onions. As it is inspired by American diners, you can feast on Philly Steak Wrap, Mango Pig, Pancakes and Pulled Pork Bowl.

Read our review here.

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Highly Recommended: Pulled Pork Bowl

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 899 8510 | 🔖 Non-Halal

10. Awesome Canteen @ Sekeping Victoria

Photo: @awesomecanteenpenang (Instagram)

Instagram-worthy is an understatement for Awesome Canteen. Their open space concept cafe has a lot of characters with original walls and floors of the building. If you are looking for some healthy bites, try here! They serve food inspired by Western and Japanese recipes and has a special Paleo inspired menu. You will find the usual burgers, and pasta on their menu too! Coffee is a must!

Highly Recommended: Paleo Burger

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 261 3707 | 🔖 Pork Free

11. The Alley

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Not to be mistaken with the famed bubble milk tea store with the same name! The Alley, located at 5, Stewart Lane, is small but mighty. It is one of the pioneers of cafes in the heart of Georgetown. They are known for their extraordinary churros, that are paired with their choices of sauces. Lately, they have added burnt cheesecake into their menu. The Alley is a great place for light catch-ups with your friends!

Highly Recommended: Churros

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, Monday to Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday to Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 261 3879  | 🔖 Pork Free

12. Junk Cafe

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Junk Cafe makes the best gourmet burgers in Penang. Located at Chulia Street, it is a very hard to miss with its small signage. The interior of Junk Cafe is beyond amazing with different types of antiques taking over every corner of the cafe. You will have a good time taking photos for the ‘gram right here! Their burgers are very satisfying as it has the right amount everything. Not too much sauce, not too little. Love!

Highly Recommended: The Catch

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 016 438 3205 | 🔖 Non-Halal

13. SiTigun

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SiTigun had us at coffee! We are telling you, the foam on their coffee is absolutely amazing. It feels almost creamy. Apart from coffee, you will also need to try out their croissant options, normally paired with sausages, egg, and also smoked salmon. Their breakfast options are simple but very satisfying! SiTigun’s simple interior will make you feel like home.

Highly Recommended: Coffee 

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Monday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 228 7108 | 🔖 Pork Free

14. The Table Penang

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The Table Penang is one of the most unpretentious cafes based in Georgetown. At The Table Penang, you will find localised Western food that is made with love. Their menu has many choices, we are sure that everyone can find that something that they love here. Not to mention that their portioning is pretty big, too! Come here for gatherings with your friends, and family. By the way, it is Halal certified!

Highly Recommended: Spaghetti Chicken Buttermilk

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 012 385 3892 | 🔖 Halal

15. Ome by SpaceBar Coffee

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How do you pronounce this? We got the answers! It is pronounced like “home” without the H. Don’t go around pronouncing it as “oh-me”. Ome by SpaceBar Coffee specialises in coffee. So, if you are looking for a perfect brew in a minimal setting, Ome by SpaceBar Coffee is the right choice. You will find great coffee pairings such as cakes, and other desserts.

Highly Recommended: Coffee & Cake

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 019 309 1450 | 🔖 Pork Free

16. Lagenda House & Cafe

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Lagenda House & Cafe is a true gem! Inspired by the late P. Ramlee and his works, the place is decorated with his photographs and musical instruments. They serve a mixture of Indonesian, Malaysian, and Western cuisines. We love the fact that went the extra mile for their side dishes, placing it in a congkak, a traditional game in Malaysia. Don’t forget about the desserts after your meals!

Highly Recommended: Pak Belalang Beef Rendang

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 261 2293 | 🔖 Halal

Related: 13 Muslim-friendly Cafe & Restaurants In Penang


17. Fuku Eatery & Desserts

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Fuku Eatery & Desserts is a major player in the cafe scene with extraordinary dishes. Just hearing their names will make you drool! By the sound of the name, you already know that serve Japanese food. Some of their specialties include Tori Karaage Curry Udon, Chicken Katsudon, and Omurice, a Japanese dish that broke the Internet. If you’re up for main meals, you can opt for their Kakigori instead!

Highly Recommended: Chicken Katsudon

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 016 302 2102 | 🔖 Pork Free

18. The Daily Dose Cafe

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If you are looking for something with local flavour, The Daily Dose Cafe got you covered. You can find perfect meals such as Sarawak Laksa, Scallion Oil Noodle, Black Beans Pork Rib Soup served with Rice, and even Sarawak Kolomee! As the name suggested, you can also get perfectly brew coffee right here. You need to try The Daily Dose Cafe at least once in your lifetime!

Highly Recommended: Big Breakfast

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 251 9168 | 🔖 Non-Halal

19. Narrow Marrow

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Narrow Marrow is like no other cafes that you will find in Penang. Before the space was turned into a narrow cafe, it was initially an alley. Now, it is well decorated with various kinds of artworks, and it will make you wonder while you chow down on their fantastic homemade cakes, and beverages. You will need to try their beverages, with choices including Toddy. Narrow Marrow is a great place to spend the night with your peeps!

Highly Recommended: Toddy (Alcoholic)

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 014 303 6647 | 🔖 Non-Halal

20. Kafka

Photo: Kafka (Facebook)

Kafka is one of the newest cafes in Penang. Unlike many other cafes around in Penang, this cafe is based in a bungalow and it looks absolutely gorgeous. There are plants in every corner, with minimal furniture that matches the entire vibe. You will love it. At Kafka, you will find good coffee and other beverages! Not to forget their snacks such as calamari bites with garlic mayo, among other main meals.

Photo: Kafka (Facebook)

Highly Recommended: Vegetable Sandwich

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 218 9726 | 🔖 Non-Halal

21. Yin’s Wholefood Manufactory

Photo: Yin’s Sourdough Manufactory (Facebook)

We noticed that we don’t have a cafe that makes really good pizzas! Pizzas are very crucial. Thankfully, we have Yin’s Wholefood Manufactory. This cafe is very close to the airport as it is located at Bandar Bayan Baru. Their design can be described as modern, simple, and classy. So, it is pretty good for birthdays! You will love their pizzas that cooked with an old style oven.

Photo: Yin’s Wholefood Manufactory (Facebook)

Highly Recommended: Pizzas

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 011 2419 5118 | 🔖 Non-Halal

22. Dan

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Last but not least, we have Dan! Dan makes one of the best coffee around Georgetown. You will love the interior as it is filled with plants all over. Dan has interesting choices for food. Some choices include homemade Chicken Pie, made with natural ingredients. It promises an extra crunchy crust! They have many interesting sweets such as their creamy Tiramisu, and Matcha Affogato.

Highly Recommended: Matcha Affogato

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 010 394 0877 | 🔖 Pork Free

23. Black Kettle

Photo: Black Kettle (Facebook)

You can’t miss Black Kettle! Located at Beach Street right across a historic fire station, Black Kettle serves amazing food. Here, you can find delectable cakes from their pastry cakes, and freshly baked bread daily. On top of that, you will need to check out their extensive fusion menu. Too much to handle? How about just a cup of coffee? This cafe is great for daydreaming!

Photo: Black Kettle (Facebook)

Highly Recommended: Hooi’s Original Salted Egg Yolk Pasta

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily Sunday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 251 9270 | 🔖 Non-Halal

24. Kraffmen

Photo: Kraffmen (Facebook)

Kraffmen is a place made for celebrations. Let it be with your friends, or family. Stepping in, you will notice the cafe is very minimal with big menu boards nearing the open bar. The nicely yet modernly decorated cafe serves interesting dishes such as Mushroom Risotto, Spaghetti Meatballs, and Chicken Parma, Kraffmen’s signature dish that you will need to try!

Photo: Kraffmen (Facebook)

Highly Recommended: Chicken Parma

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 226 2770 | 🔖 Non-Halal

25. MORE by Arang

Photo: MORE by Arang (Facebook)

We are pretty sure you have heard about Arang Coffee before. Have you heard about MORE by Arang? It is almost the same thing, both serving fantastic brunch and dinner. Located at Jalan Argyll, you will find the space extremely spacious, even though the space it is made out of dark tones. Their menu is pretty simple, but it is done correctly!

Highly Recommended: Coffee

📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

💻 Facebook | 📱 04 371 0222 | 🔖 Non-Halal

25 Best Cafe In Penang 2019

That’s the end of the list for Top 25 Cafes In Penang 2019 (The Best Guide For Cafe Hoppers)! What are you most excited to try? Or, have you been to all of these places already? Most importantly, did your favourite cafe made it our list of the best cafes in Penang? Let us know in the comments! Stay tuned for more lists for 2019 from us, Penang Foodie!

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  1. Can you put the addresses of these cafes in your blog instead of us trying to figure out where they are via Google Map?

  2. Some excellent cafes. Not sure about Black Kettle though. Had a really bad experience there with the service and staff, and the owner was rather patronising and unhelpful in rectifying it. But the others look great. Seems a few new ones to try:)

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