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 there are many cafes now offering lip-smaking cakes and other desserts, let’s take a look at some of the OG dessert cafes in Penang!
Cafes In Penang That Offers Beautifully Crafted & Delicious Cakes
1. China House
Did you know that the famous China House is a 3 heritage building with 14 spaces comprising shops, cafes, a restaurant, galleries, live music, and a bakery? It also has the biggest mirror, bigger than the 2.29m basketball player, Yao Ming! No problem doing outfit checks and taking some mirror selfies while you wait.
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 will 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: 9:30 AM – 1 AM (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 best-loved signature Watermelon Cake is only available from Friday till Sunday. But, you can always try other desserts while you’re there, right? They have so much to offer including the popular Tofu Cheesecakes, Strawberry & Vanilla Panna Cotta, 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: 2 PM – 11 PM (Closed on 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 that gives off a peaceful dining vibe, it definitely has a good ambience with a huge and comfortable space.
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! Pst! Make sure to grab a bite of their croissants too including the NEW addition to the family – Sesame Croissant, you won’t regret it.
Address: 243, Beach Street, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 9:30 AM – 5:30 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 luscious greenery 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 PM – 7 PM (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: (+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: 9:30 AM – 10 PM (Monday – Sunday) | 9:30 AM – 11 PM (Saturday)
Contact: (+6)011-3664 4650
6. 15 Grams Coffee Bar @ Room 18 Hair Salon
Another hidden gem in Room 18 Hair Salon, Bayan Baru. Unfortunately, since 15 Grams Coffee Bar is located inside a hair salon, cakes are available for takeaway and delivery only.
Nevertheless, just give the a call or grab a bite of their cakes and sip a cup of Joe while getting your hair done! Don’t forget to try their mouth-watering local flavour of Jackfruit Chiffon Cake and fruity flavours of Pandan Rolls!
Address: No. 82, Lebuh Sungai Pinang, Karpal Singh Dr, 11600 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: (+60)11 3995 0749
7. Moody Cow Cafe Penang
If you’re a fan of cheesecakes, this cafe sells enormous, creamiest and most unique cheesecake ever – tucked just 2 minutes walk from the famous Roti Canai Transfer Road and another outlet in Gurney Paragon Mall. 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 and Black Emperor made with edible charcoal powder to get the elegant black cake, layered and topped with salted egg yolk and gold flakes. 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 承品烘培
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 speciality is Mille Crepe Cake.
Besides local flavours such as Durian Mousse, Nyonya Kaya and Mango Mille Cakes, they also bake special cakes on certain days like burnt cheesecakes. Pst! Special and tasty treats coming your way this 10.10, make sure you don’t miss it. Oh, and this year’s seasonal Halloween cake is out – Carrot Nut Mille, be sure to try that too!
Address: 16, Jalan Imigresen, 10400 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 12 PM – 8 PM (Closed on Wednesdays)
Contact: (+60)19 766 6869
9. Whisk Cafe
Tucked at the old Chai Diam Ma Cafe, whisk is an artisan pastry cafe inspired by a blank canvas with limitless possibilities. Their cakes are beautifully crafted, hence we know why they get so many cakes order for celebrations. Even after the takeover, the design of the cafe remains unchanged giving customers the nostalgic feeling of Chai Diam Ma Cafe.
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. Matcho Cafe
Somewhere along the quiet street of Lebuh Noordin, you’ll find this little cosy 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
11. 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 for 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 homemade seasonal fruit cakes. Do try their Coconut Yam, Fresh Cream Durian, Mango Cheesecake, and their signature Cempedak Crumble. This cafe not only serves a wide range of cakes but also customizes 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
12. 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
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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