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21 Cafes In Penang To Check Out The Next Time We Can Go On Road Trips Again

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1. Lunabar Coffee

Surrounded by greenery, this beautiful cafe in Penang has a peaceful setting that's the perfect hideout from the busyness of George Town. Coffee is said to be particularly exceptional here. There's no signboard, so just look for the house with lots of plants. ;)

Address:

10d, Jalan Clove Hall, George Town,
10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
9am - 6pm (Daily)
Closed on Wednesdays.

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2. Narrow Marrow

This cafe has a unique, artsy interior that's both cosy and old school. Tiramisu is a popular choice here. Some might even say that it's one of the best in Penang. Customers also rave about their toddy.

Address:

312, Lebuh Pantai, George Town,
10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
10am - 6pm (Thursdays to Sundays)
Closed on Mondays to Wednesdays.

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3. PACE Coffee

Adorned with a gorgeous white and rattan interior, PACE Coffee is a new breakfast and brunch spot in George Town that just opened in March this year.

They offer coconut americanos —coffee mixed with coconut water — which is said to make the coffee taste less bitter. They also offer Iberico pork carbonara and ice honeycomb latte that are worth trying.

Address:

397, Beach St, Georgetown,
10300 George Town, Penang

Operating hours:
8am - 6pm (Daily)
Closed on Wednesdays.

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4. Norm Micro Roastery

This old factory building was revamped into a spacious, industrial cafe with high ceilings and a concrete interior with hints of greenery. 

Norm Micro Roastery 
has meals such as barley and mushroom stew, prawn and pumpkin risotto, along with other noteworthy dishes.

It also has a separate adorable cafe called Norm that you should check out at Georgetown's UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Address:

13, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town,
10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
9am - 10pm (Daily)

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5. The Alley

Known for its churros (which comes with different dippings!) and cheesecakes, The Alley is a quaint cafe that prides itself on serving great coffee. It's small yet cosy for a chill hangout with your friends.

Address:

5, Stewart Lane 10200
George Town, Penang

Operating hours:
10am - 6pm (Mondays to Thursdays)
10am - 10pm (Fridays to Sundays)

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6. CAN by Haru Hari • Project CAN

This cute caravan cafe has gained quite a bit of attention since it opened not too long ago. Located along the Greenlane main road, baristas can be seen making drinks inside the caravan. They have an outdoor seating area beneath shady trees as well as an indoor seating area.

Address:

62, Lebuh Gelugor
11600, Penang

Operating hours:
10am - 10pm (Daily)
Closed on Mondays.

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7. Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee Company

Macallum Connoisseurs is a roastery, cafe, restaurant, and academy all under one roof. This spacious, concrete NY-style coffeehouse is located next to the highway right in the heart of George Town. A good place to chill, especially if you're travelling in a group. 

Address:
1, Gat Lebuh Macallum,
10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
9am - 10pm (Daily)

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8. Unknown Café & Bistro

UNKNOWN, which just opened this year, is a cafe by day and a bistro by night, serving everything from all-day breakfasts and brunches, to alcoholic beverages at night. They recently added a new item to their menu: spiced chai latte. Yum. 

Address:
35, Jalan Pahang,
10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
8am - 10pm (Daily)

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9. De Antique

De Antique gives off similar vibes to those tiny, cosy cafes you might spot along alleys in Japan. The cafe combines wooden and concrete textures with ample natural light streaming in through its large glass windows. A picturesque spot to visit!

Address:

Lorong Ciku 2,
14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
11am - 12am (Daily)

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10. TEMU

Temu is a new Instagrammable cafe in town that serves a variety of yummy desserts, including croffle (croissant + waffle), tiramisu, and burnt banana waffles.

The cafe's interior gives off an industrial feel with its steel chairs, as well as concrete walls with creeping vines along them. A pretty, aesthetic place to take a breather at while exploring Penang. 

Address:

62, Lebuh Melayu, George Town,
10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:

10am - 6pm (Mondays to Fridays)
10am - 7pm (Saturdays and Sundays)

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11. Bean Sprout Café

Located inside an old heritage building, Bean Sprout enhanced its interior yet kept a lot of the beauty of the building itself. It has a balcony section where you can people-watch over a meal or coffee and dessert. You'll also find little nooks in this cafe for some solo downtime.

Address:

35, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling,
George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
9.30am - 7pm (Daily)
Closed on Tuesdays.

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12. Chapel Street Cafe

Spruced up with plenty of plants, Chapel Street Cafe is a good escape from the hustle and bustle of Penang town. It's almost as if you're stepping into one of Melbourne's iconic cafes! 

Address:

14, Medan Lim Cheng Teik, Kampung Syed,
10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
8.30am - 6pm (Daily)

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13. Ome by Spacebar Coffee

Believed to be built with bricks that came all the way from India, Ome by Spacebar Coffee shares that these types of bricks are no longer made like they used to be back in the day.

The cafe is located on one of Penang's narrow alleys, giving off a charming, laidback feel with its cosy interior. It's definitely one spot worth visiting, especially for coffee and their freshly, baked cakes.

Address:

1, Lorong Toh Aka, George Town,
10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
8am - 6pm (Saturdays to Wednesdays)
Closed on Thursdays and Fridays.

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14. Constant Gardener Coffee

If you're particular about your coffee, you might appreciate this cafe in Penang that has gained quite a good rep for its drinks. Many also highly recommend their variety of single-origin hot chocolates and cheesecakes.

Address:

9, Lebuh Light, George Town,
10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
9am - 10pm (Daily)

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15. Fuku Eatery and Desserts

Fuku Eatery and Desserts is a pretty spot serving not just coffee but a variety of Japanese food including curry katsu don, chicken karaage, and desserts like kakigori.

The cafe also doubles up as a lifestyle store selling locally-made notebooks, games, tea, and such. It's such a pretty place to chill at, you won't wanna leave!

Address:

37a&b, Beach St, Georgetown,
10300 George Town, Penang

Operating hours:
9am - 6pm (Mondays to Thursdays)
9am - 9pm (Fridays to Sundays)

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16. The Coffee Cottage

As its name states, this little cottage in Penang opened not too long ago and every corner of it is worth a mini photoshoot!

The space is filled with lots of knick-knacks and rustic furniture. Several customers recommend visiting in the evening or at night for a cooler experience, as the place is open-air and does not have air-conditioning. 

Address:

10, Lorong Belatuk 9, Taman Belatuk,
14300 Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
1pm - 9pm (Daily)
Closed on Wednesdays.

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17. KAFKA Coffee

Kafka has two outlets in Penang that do more than just coffee and breakfast. They also offer lunches, dinners, and light snacks.

Their outlet at Kelawai is a glass building with a mix of a modern, industrial interior and a touch of greenery. While the Victoria outlet is slightly more hidden with an eclectic feel and lots of nostalgic collectibles, similar to an old garage.

Address:
Kelawai:
15, Jalan Kelawai, George Town,
10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Victoria:
51C, Lebuh Victoria, George Town,
10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
Kelawai: 8am - 11pm (Mondays to Sundays) / 8am - 6pm (Tuesdays)
Victoria: 9am - 12am (Daily)

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18. Wheeler's

Wheeler's is located on one of Penang's more popular streets, Love Lane. They serve everything from truffle spaghetti carbonara to tom yam pasta and pizzas. They also offer desserts and alcoholic beverages for you to cool off with, especially on a hot day. 

Address:

67, Lorong Love, George Town,
10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
8am - 12am (Daily)

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19. Hey JoJo

Hey Jojo is a new Korean-themed cafe nestled in Nibong Tebal, which recently opened in March. Their menu includes creamy clams, tom yam pasta, along with French toast, which is particularly raved about by several customers. Also, try out their signature watermelon cake for a refreshing dessert.

Address:

1 Ground Floor, Lorong Santuari Merbok 1,
Taman Santuari Merbok, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
10am - 10pm (Daily)
Closed on Mondays.

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20. KaraKara からから

UPDATE (23 April): This cafe is temporarily closed until further notice.

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 is a new futuristic cafe in George Town that transforms into a bar at night. They have desserts such as onde onde cake, Niko Neko matcha s'more cookies, and more. At night, the place lights up as they serve a variety of cocktails and drinks.

Address:

5B, Pengkalan Weld, George Town,
10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
2.30pm - 11.30pm (Daily)

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21. ZEN 161 Coffee & Patisserie

Formerly known as Gayo Coffee, ZEN 161 is a cafe that just opened a couple of months ago. They serve their own baked cakes and pastries, along with meals. The space itself has a modern feel to it, with marble-like tables and a comfortable interior for families. 

Address:

161, Lebuh Pantai, George Town,
10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:
10.30am - 10pm (Mondays to Thursdays)
10.30am- 12am (Fridays)
9am - 12am (Saturdays)
9am - 10pm (Sundays)

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