One thing about cafes is that they have beautifully crafted desserts! Not only that they are pretty to the eyes, but the taste is exceptionally wonderful. That gives us more reasons to never end this cafe-hopping journey. While we’re at it, let’s take a look at some of the dessert cafes in Penang with lip-smacking cakes!
Cafes In Penang That Serves Beautifully-Crafted & Delicious Cakes
1. China House
Did you know that the famous China House is a 3 heritage buildings with 14 spaces comprising shops, cafes, a restaurant, galleries, live music, and a bakery? It also has the biggest mirror, bigger than the 229cm basketball player, Yao Ming!
Selling 7,000 slices of more than 30 different cakes monthly, having 10 bakers in their bakery already shows that they are the real OG when it comes to cakes. It’s impossible to choose the best cake here! Not only you get to experience both the classic and contemporary atmosphere, the best part is that you can enjoy your cakes while doodling!
Address: 153-155, Beach Street, 10300 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Opens daily)
Contact: (+60)4 263 7299
2. Roots Dessert Bar
The cakes here have won so many people’s hearts for their style and flavours. They are unique and highly presentable. Roots Dessert Bar is designed in muted tones yet comfortable and their fridge full of desserts will melt your heart.
Their signature Watermelon Cake is only available on weekends. But, you can always try other desserts. Recently, they have released the Matcha Chocolate Tart, Passion Fruit Curd, and Matcha Tuile. Make sure you try them all!
Address: 72, Jalan A.S. Mansoor, 10050 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Contact: (+60)14 909 9272
3. The Maker
The Maker can be found in the heart of George Town, blended in with the historical pre-war buildings. This cafe is definitely one of the dessert meccas we have in town. Environs with plants and a wooden dining set, it has a good ambiance with a huge and comfortable space. The price range is quite affordable too.
Although they do not offer any mains, they do have a variety of desserts to choose from. Besides pastries, their cakes are exceptionally beautiful and tasty which would feed your Instagram some good pictures. Be sure to try out their best-selling cake, Kyoto Azuki!
Address: 243, Beach Street, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 12:00 – 7:00 PM (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: (+60)16 214 3243
4. Carnarvon Cafe
Carnarvon is a forest-themed cafe with a secret glasshouse tucked right behind the cafe. Built to fit only 1 table, environs with greens and natural lighting, the glasshouse is definitely the best spot to get beautiful and aesthetic pictures.
If you decided to go there, don’t forget to try their signature Melon Cake with fresh melon as the base and sponge cakes filled with cream on the top. It is hidden in a classic shophouse at Prangin Lane, so you better be alert.
Address: 54, Prangin Lane, 10100 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 12:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: (+60)4 251 9001 / (+60)16 422 1339
5. 65c Ondo Bakery Cafe
This cafe is not only famous for its Shokupan but also its cakes! In addition to Japanese baking techniques, no doubt their cakes are cutely decorated and tasty which I bet you will spend ample time taking pictures and less time consuming them.
It is definitely one of the busiest cafes at Simpang Ampat as their best-sellers are often sold out by evening. Also, a simple interior decoration with a large sunset window, 65c Ondo will surely serve your feed some good aesthetic pictures!
Address: G-11, Pangsapuri Exo Bloom, Tingkat Eco Meadows 1, 14100 Simpang Ampat, Penang
Operating Hours: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Opens daily)
Contact: (+60)12 540 9094
6. 15 Grams Coffee Bar @ Room 18 Hair Salon
Another hidden gem in Room 18 Hair Salon, Bayan Baru. Unfortunately, dining in is not allowed temporarily due to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). Since 15 Grams Coffee Bar is located inside a hair salon, it might be inconvenient to hang out in groups.
Nevertheless, you can always take this opportunity to have some alone time, sipping a cup of Joe paired with their mouth-watering Jackfruit Chiffon Cake while waiting to get your hair done!
Address: Persiaran Mahsuri, 5, G-12, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Closed on Mondays, and every first Monday & Tuesday of the month)
Contact: (+60)11 3995 0749
7. Moody Cow Cafe Penang
If you’re a fan of cheesecakes, this cafe sells enormous and the creamiest cheesecake ever! It is tucked just 2 minutes walk from the famous Roti Canai Transfer Road. Durian, Nangka Madu, Century Egg – you will be awed by the delicious and unique mixture of cheesecakes.
Apart from that, Moody Cow Cafe is also famous for its tiramisu. While you might think a slice is too big, wait until you have your first bite. Don’t forget to bring along your friends and family for a worthy cheesecake feast!
Address: 170, Jalan Transfer, George Town, 10050, George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Opens daily)
Contact: (+60)4 226 2646
8. Inherit Taste Patisserie
Inherit Taste Patisserie has gained quite a lot of attention from social media for its colourful, eye-pleasing cakes and classic, minimalist cafe design. Located at the busy Jalan Imigresen, this cafe only offers cakes, and their specialty is Mille Crepe Cake.
Seasonal items such as Durian Mousse, Nyonya Kaya and Mango Crepe Cakes are available apart from their classic homemade. On certain days, they also bake special cakes, for instance, burnt cheesecakes.
Address: 16, Jalan Imigresen, 10400 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Opens daily)
Contact: (+60)19 766 6869
9. Whisk Cafe
Whisk is an artisan pastry cafe, inspired by a blank canvas with limitless possibilities. The design of the cafe remains unchanged after the takeover of Chai Diam Ma Cafe that will definitely give you a nostalgic feeling.
This cafe is definitely a choice for many as it has vintage feels even though it is quite secluded and hard to find as it blended into the surrounding community. If you’re planning to go, make sure to try their Blueberry Cheese Mousse!
Address: 15, Lebuh Queen, 10200 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Opens daily)
Contact: (+60)16 226 0715
10. Dolce Dessert
This cafe is tucked in Jalan Kek Chuan, along the heritage row of George Town with colourful lightings to the shop lots. Upon entering, you will be greeted by a variety of cakes displayed. Also, don’t be surprised if you see their gigantic rat-with-bloated-tummy drawing.
Not only that they have cakes, but Dolce Dessert also has cake tarts! Although you can get a whole cake tart, why not try their mouth-watering one slice of everything? Then, you can get a taste of every single tart cake.
Address: No. 18, Jalan Kek Chuan, 10400 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: (+60)4 226 9118
11. Matcho Cafe
Somewhere along the quiet street of Lebuh Noordin, you’ll find this little cozy pink and green cafe. At the entrance, you will be welcomed by a vibrant neon sign and you’ll have to make your way up the stairs to enter the cafe.
Okay, who doesn’t love Matcha? Or chocolate? Well, this cafe is proud of its Matcha and chocolate creations! You’ll find some unique Matcha and chocolate flavours combined with other ingredients to produce a heavenly taste. Be sure to try their Chocolate Matcha Cake and best-selling Burnt Cheesecake.
Address: 99B, Lebuh Noordin, 10300 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: (+60)4 261 0031
12. Passion Heart Cafe
Tucked in one of the heritage houses at Jalan A.S. Mansoor, Passion Heart Cafe was established from the owner’s affection towards cakes. Each cake is made with passion and love, created with the owner’s own unique recipes to bring out the best of each ingredient.
Passion Heart Cafe is famous for its affordable seasonal fruit cakes. Do try their Coconut Yam, Fresh Cream Durian, Mango Cheesecake, and their signature Cempedak Crumble. This cafe does not only serves a wide range of cakes but also customize cakes upon request.
Address: 23, Jalan A.S. Mansoor, 10050 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: (+60)16 443 1336
13. 呱呱小铺 GuaGua’s Store
This storeroom-turned-cafe sells homemade and unique cakes. Although it is tucked in the heart of George Town, this little cafe will surely give you a space to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city. Their very first outlet is located in Bukit Mertajam.
GuaGua’s Store is a fruit cheesecake haven! Dragonfruit Kiwi Cheesecake, Cempedak & Yam Cheesecake, and even the classic Mango Cheesecake! Every cake is created to enhance its own uniqueness and bring out the best combination of fruits and other ingredients. The creaminess of the cheesecake combines together with the natural sweet and sour flavours of the fruits. Truly, drool-worthy!
Address: 334, Beach Street, 10300 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 12:30 PM – 6.30 PM (Closed on Mondays – Fridays)
Contact: (+60)14 600 8334
14. Narrow Marrow
Finally, Narrow Marrow. Opening its door in 2014 in a narrow shop at Carnavon Street, they have relocated to a more spacious space at Beach Street last year. In this dark-toned cafe, their cakes shine the brightest.
This cafe is famous for its various flavours of Tiramisus and Cheesecakes. Tiramisu – Matcha Rum, Espresso Kahlua, Dirty Bourbon. Or, their vibrant cheesecakes – Navel Orange, Coconut Clitoria, Salted Gula Melaka. Do try them all, you won’t regret it.
Address: 312, Beach Street, 10100 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Closed on Mondays – Wednesdays)
Contact: (+60)4 226 3083
Let’s Fix Your Cake Cravings!
Did all your favourite cake spots get on the list? Or, have you not been to some? If you visit them, do share your thoughts on these cafes and tell us which are your favourites! Also, let us know if you have any cafe suggestions in the comment section below. Please follow the SOPs while dining in the cafe and be sure to check their operating hours as they may differ during this period. Stay safe!
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