Usually when referring to Malaysia, the first destination that people often think of is Kuala Lumpur, also true to the spirit of the dynamic era today, but I belong to the type of personality who prefer quieter. Every time I want to visit a country, I always want to find a place that is not too noisy, not too remote, everything is gentle enough to leave my footprints in my young years. And here, Penang appears in my eyes as a city that still retains the beauty of tradition, blending with a little modern from the West, and those two points make me see Penang is the most special in Malaysia. Coming to Penang, I will visit the old town of George Town (Georgetown) right away. Why? Because this is the paradise of unique, cool, strange cafes and hidden in every that unique cafe is a story to tell, not just strange for fun.
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So, are you looking for some top cafe in Penang and best cafe in Penang? Let’s check it out our best coffee in Penang blog with the list of good cafe in Penang that including best coffee in Georgetown (best coffee shop in Georgetown Penang) with top 9 unique, cool, must visit and best cafe in Georgetown (best cafe in Georgetown Penang) and best coffee shop in Penang to find out the answer below.
Anyone who traveling to Penang also knows the Old Town of Georgetown is the “portrait” that best depicts the specialness of this pearl island. And the cafes I listed here are also mainly located in George Town, so you should spend a whole day exploring all this town.
Ome by Spacebar Coffee
With a small but very cozy space, Ome by Spacebar Coffee is always loved because of the lovely staffs, and fragrant coffee cups are made from hot and aromatic coffee beans.
The desserts served here also are equally unique because the owner is a gourmet, you don’t forget to try Divine butter cake or Olive and zucchini cake due to the owner is a woman who makes it herself.
Especially, Ome sometimes hosts a “Coffee Party” – an event where gathers coffee lovers, sitting together and share everything and participate in activities such as board games, learn how to make coffee… Oh God, don’t hesitate to visit Ome for these interesting things.
Address: 1, Lorong Toh Aka, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Hours: 8AM–6PM / Thursday: Closed
Phone: +60 19-309 1450
The Alley, 5 Stewart Lane
The coffee shop is also located in Georgetown, The Alley – 5 Stewart Lane stands out not because of the beautiful view, but make you remember because the style is very different, the coffee at The Alley not only gives you the feeling of drinking delicious coffee, but also listening to stories, each drink is a story of flavor and history that makes the brand.
But it is not lack of views for you to live virtual, show your talent, because the front view of the shop also looks no less vintage, and you can arbitrarily create when taking photos of drinks. It is very sad that when I visited the restaurant, it was dark so shooting with flash was not good. If you come a little early, you can adjust the image color to retro color, then add the dots to make it old and cool.
In addition, to support this quality cafe, let’s spend some money to buy some lovely products of the shop to make your own drink whenever you remember The Alley.
Address: 5, Stewart Ln, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12PM–12AM
Phone: +60 4-261 3879
Le Petit Four
Located in Malaysia but the cafe is bearing bold French-style, the brand name “Le Petit Four” is widely transmitted thanks to the extremely rich pastries menu, the pastries here look so beautiful make you not to have the heart to eat, but once you try it, you will be addicted.
The pastries are considered the best here: Macarons Mogador, Classic Italian Tiramisu (Italian Tiramisu), Almond croissant (crispy croissants) and Chiffon Matcha cakes. See the pictures below you will feel craving.
Do not forget that the cafe not only sells pastries but also sells coffee and eating pastries with a hot cup of cappuccino is a great combination. Actually, there are many coffee shop that have changed their purpose become cake shops, so the drinks are no longer focused as before. So if you like pastries, check out at The Le Petit Four.
Address: 310, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Hours: 9:30AM–6PM / Wednesday, Thursday: Closed
Phone: +60 16-409 3918
With a space in harmony with nature and airiness, the Awesome Canteen is gentle for a Sunday morning, reading a book or typing a few lines on MAC Book with a refreshing drink. As its name suggests, this shop is like a small canteen where groups of friends sit and chat, take virtual pictures and do exercises together for the day. Actually going here alone was a bit lonely on that day.
While on the list of best coffee shop in Penang you must visit, the Awesome Canteen is quite strong in food, because the food here is not only delicious, but also creative in presentation, if you are a gourmet but miss it, then I say “it’s a big regret”.
Address: 164A-B, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Hours: 11AM–10PM / Tuesday: Closed
Phone: +60 4-261 3707