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Foodie Picks: 12 Dessert Spots In Penang You Should Try Out (Sep 2020)

Hello foodies! If there’s one thing we all love, it has got to be desserts. In fact, it’s even said that we have a separate tummy dedicated solely for desserts. So, since it’s a common favourite among foodie, this month, we’ve compiled and collected a list of Dessert Spots in Penang to try out before September ends. Whenever you’re ready, let’s scroll on some sweet treats for this month’s Foodie Picks.

12 Dessert Spots In Penang For An Exciting Sugar Rush

1. La Vie En Rose

La Vie En Rose Penang

  • 19, Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
  • 10.30 AM -7 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
  • Muslim-friendly
  • Facebook | Instagram

La Vie En Rose Penang

The very first recommendation on our list of Foodie Picks is La Vie En Rose. When it’s the weekend, most of us would be out and about looking for fun things to do. Cafe hopping in Penang never gets old so if you’re looking for classic French pastries, look no other than La Vie En Rose. This patisserie is easy to spot from afar due to its pastel pink exterior. La Vie En Rose is home to some of the best croissants, beignets, and madeleines you can find in Penang. Their must-tries are almond croissant and raspberry beignet. 

-Mei, Video Editor

2. Suffolk House

Suffolk House Penang

  • 250, Jalan Air Hitam, Georgetown, 10460 George Town, Penang
  • 10 AM-11 PM (Opens Daily)
  • Muslim-Friendly
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Next up for one of the best dessert spots in Penang that’s handpicked by our team for this month’s Foodie Picks is none other than Suffolk House. While Suffolk House is commonly known as a perfect date-night spot, they serve amazing desserts too. In fact, they have one of the best scones in Penang that’s crumbly on the outside yet smooth on the inside. Another must-try is the mango creme brulee as well as homemade papaya & nutmeg ice-cream as well as rum and raisin ice-cream.

-Nic, Video Editor

3. Futea 福茶

Fu Cha Penang

  • 90, Jalan Zainal Abidin, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
  • 12 PM-10 PM (Tuesday-Sunday) | Closed on Monday
  • Muslim-Friendly
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There’s so many things to love about Futea. As a new dessert spot in the heart of Georgetown, Futea caters to our love for cakes by having unique flavours of Mille Crepe Cakes. These multi-layered beauties come in a wide variety of flavours such as Earl Grey, Thai Tea and our favourite, Mango Mille Crepe that comes with sweet mango chunks. Pair the cakes with their refreshing Cheese Fruit Tea in a comfy cafe atmosphere and you’ll have yourselves a perfect chill day.

-Rei, Editor

4. Me & U Dessert

Me&U Penang

  • Sunrise Tower, 190, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
  • 12.30 PM-11 PM (Opens Daily)
  • Muslim-Friendly
  • Facebook | Instagram

Me&U Penang

Next up on our list of Foodie Picks: Dessert Spots in Penang to try is none other than Penang’s first conveyor belt dessert-go-round, Me & U located at Sunrise Tower. If you’re curious what this is, just imagine your regular sushi joint that comes with a conveyor belt sushi. But here, instead of picking your favourite sushi, you get plates of desserts instead. How cute and adorable is this concept? Also, there are at least 15 different varieties of fancy desserts to satiate your sweet tooth cravings.

-Li Shin, Video Editor

5. The Craftisan

The Craftisan Penang

  • 1st Floor, 12, Jalan Kek Chuan, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
  • 11 AM-9:30 PM (Closed on Sundays)
  • Muslim Friendly
  • Facebook | Instagram

The Craftisan Penang

When it comes to dessert, one must never leave out ice cream. Ice cream is that dessert that is timeless; you can have it at any time during the day. Here in Penang, The Craftisan serves one of the best gelato flavour, Tie Guan Yin. An ice cream flavour that’s my all-time favourite, this is also the best selling flavour here. It is milky and has a robust tea flavour that lingers on your tastebuds. Their other gelatos and desserts are also worth trying, overall a foolproof dessert spot in Penang.

-Jacelyn, Video Editor

6. Carnarvon Cafe

Carnarvon Cafe Penang

  • 54, Lorong Prangin, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
  • 12 PM-9 PM (Closed on Mondays)
  • Muslim-friendly
  • Facebook | Instagram

Carnarvon Cafe Penang

If you’re looking for a cake spot in Penang, then you need to try out Carnarvon Cafe. Here, you’ll be spoiled for choice as there are over 10 cake options served each day. Boasting a classic interior, they’ve recently revamped the cafe to include a glasshouse making it the perfect spot to snap some #ootd. The signature cakes include Rose Watermelon and a rather unique Melon Cake that’s served in a melon fruit base.

-JY, Video Editor

7. 15 Grams

15 Grams Penang

  • Persiaran Mahsuri, 5, G-12, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
  • 9 AM-6 PM (Closed on Mondays)
  • Muslim-friendly
  • Facebook | Instagram 

Coming right up on our selection of Foodie Picks is 15 Grams Coffee Bar. No longer a stranger to cake lovers in Penang, this cake bar is nestled in the same shop lot as Room 18 Salon. 15 Grams Coffee Bar is a humble coffee bar expediting in home-made seasonal cakes. Their latest addition to the cake menu is the Duo Baked Cheese that combines Matcha and Ori cheesecake into one. A bite of their cakes and you can actually taste the love and effort invested in baking these beauties.

-Thex, Editor

8. Carrotfish

Carrotfish Penang

  • 3rd Floor, No, 9, Jalan Juru Sentral, Juru Sentral, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang
  • 8 AM – 11 PM (Daily)
  • Muslim-friendly
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Carrotfish is commonly known as a healthy brunch spot among foodies. However, they actually serve delectable desserts too. Go ahead and try the Gula Melaka Pandan Cake, a spongy pandan chiffon cake that is airy and not too sweet. It’s the perfect balance between the sweet and salty especially when paired with traditional Gula Melaka as it adds a hint of toffee-like flavour with a flash of saltiness. Additionally, the cake is topped with a pandan jam and sprinkled with coconut flakes too!

-Joe, Editor

9. 70’s Ice Ball

70's Ice Ball Penang

  • 78, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
  • 9 AM-9 PM (Opens Daily)
  • Muslim-friendly
  • Instagram

70's Ice Ball Penang

There are plenty of ways to beat the heat. And here in Penang, you can literally consume ice balls that make the perfect solution for a hot day. 70’s Ice Ball located along Armenian Street lets you mix your favourite flavours and you can even add vanilla ice cream to your ice balls! They recently upgraded the shop and they even added different products as well such as mango shaved ice, coconut ice cream, nostalgic popsicles, and more).

-Una, Editor

10. Mat Toh Yau Dessert & Food 

Mat Toh Yau Penang

  • 22, Jalan Penaga, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang
  • 4 PM-11 PM (Opens Daily)
  • Muslim-friendly

Mat Toh Yau Penang

Everyone loves a bowl of traditional dessert. And here in Penang, there’s a striking pink van that caters to our love for old-school desserts such as Ai Yu Bing (Ice Lemon Jelly), Leng Chee Kang, Barley Beancurd Gingko and more. It’s none other than Mat Toh Yau Dessert & Food. Among the variety of options, the MTY Milky is a must-order signature dessert. Consisting of colourful jellies and dried longan bathed in milk that’s not too sweet, one can chow down more than one bowl of the MTY Milky.

-Boon, Video Editor

11. Orinea By Farquhar Mansion

Orinea by Farquhar Mansion

  • 68-18-1, Sunrise Gurney, 10250 George Town, Penang (Gurney Drive)
  • 5 PM – 12 AM (Closed on Mondays) | Afternoon Tea: 2 PM-4.30PM 
  • Muslim-friendly
  • Facebook | Instagram

Anyone here has this innate love for a luxurious high tea session with your girlfriends? If you do, then you need to try out Orinea by Farquhar Mansion’s afternoon tea set. The Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia Grand High Tea isn’t just a feast to the eyes but every single piece of dessert is delightfully rich too. And, not to mention this place overlooks a panoramic view of Gurney Drive so it makes the perfect spot for some IG-worthy photos.

-Suszi Pang, Penang Foodie Group Member

12. Tony Ais Kacang

Tony Ais Kacang Penang

  • Hillside Food Court, Jalan Tanjung Bunga, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang
  • 11 AM – 11 PM (Opens Daily)
  • Muslim-friendly

Tony Ais Kacang Penang

Nothing makes a perfect thirst quencher than a bowl of cooling Ais Kacang. This traditional dessert is well-loved by locals and Tony’s Ais Kacang serves one of the best in Penang. Located inside of Hillside Food Court Tanjung Bungah, Uncle Tony and his wife prepare these shaved ice desserts with their ever-smiling service. Each bowl of Tony’s Ais Kacang comes with so many ingredients that makes it a bang for your bucks.

Jennifer Teh Soon Yong, Penang Foodie Group Member

12 Sweet Spots In Penang To Check Out This September 2020

So there you have it, these are the 12 dessert spots in Penang that have been tried and tested by us for this month’s Foodie Picks. The next time you’re out and about looking for an awesome dessert place to satiate your sweet tooth cravings, refer to this guide and happy savouring! Bye!

Read More: 10 Must-Visit Cafes In Bukit Mertajam Worth Crossing The Penang Bridge For


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