Thriving tourist destination Penang is a quiet Malaysian state that is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site George Town. Aside from its diverse culture, bold history and colourful tradition, this holiday destination in Malaysia also offers quaint cafés for that much-needed caffeine fix. But aside from supplying locals and tourists with freshly brewed coffee, these cafes also have great ambience, comfy seats and delicious treats to go with your hot cup of coffee. Continue reading our Malaysia travel guide and go on a relaxing café-hopping adventure as we feature 5 best Penang cafes to try during your Malaysia trip!
Photo Courtesy: Mellowcup Café Facebook Page
Our first featured café in our Malaysia travel guide is Mellowcup Café located in Penang City’s Pulau Tikus. It’s a specialty café with coffee beans from Hong Kong artist Chen Hao’s Blooms Roastery & Craft Tea. Their signature coffee is the Ice Drip Coffee so make sure to order one. You can also expect a wide variety of food choices from their menu which is good if you’re planning to spend quality time in this Malaysia attraction.
Address: 11-G-4, New Bob Center, Jalan Gottlieb, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Business Hours: 10:00 AM-11:00PM, Closed during Mondays
Photo Courtesy: China House Facebook Page
Often featured in the lists of places to visit in Malaysia, it is no wonder that China House is one of the most famous cafes in Penang. Set within a 16,000 square foot land, it is a multi-concept venue that houses 14 different spaces – an outdoor Chinese courtyard, an Australian-style café, a local art gallery and many more!
Address: 153, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Business Hours: 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Photo Courtesy: Macallum Connoisseurs Facebook Page
Located just a few minutes away from Little India and the Penang Road area, Macallum Connoisseurs is an industrial-style café with a brightly-lit interior thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows and bulb lights. It used to be a timber factory but it was transformed into the elegant café it is known today. Unlike the usual cafes, Macallum Connoisseurs is roomy and has great parking space which you don’t normally find in Penang. Serving more than its brewed and iced coffee, the café also offers a delectable variety of food to eat! Must-try is their Smoked Duck Breast with Citrus Sauce.
Address: 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Business Hours: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Bricklin Café Bar
Photo Courtesy: Bricklin Café Bar Facebook Page
Bricklin Café Bar is a British-style café located within the compounds of Hin Bus Depot Art Centre. It’s a great spot if you want to take a break from your Malaysia travel adventure, and just relax and enjoy its elegant interior characterized by the black and grey colours and the red brick wall. Its large floor-to-ceiling windows make for a bright and clear ambience inside as well.
Address: 31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Business Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Photo Courtesy: Monkeycup Café Facebook Page
If you want to cross out all the best Penang cafes, make sure to include Monekycup Café on your list! Our last featured Penang café is Monekycup Café located in the residential area of Chow Thye Road. It has an open air area and an air-conditioned area you can choose from. Aside from their coffee, Monkeycup Café also serves Thai and Western dishes.
Address: Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Business Hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 AM, closed on Sundays
Give your Malaysia travel adventure a little variety and stop over these quaint café for an afternoon caffeine fix. If you’re wondering where to go in Malaysia after you’ve visited these cafes, our travel guide http://www.travel141.com/malaysia features lists of holiday places in Malaysia that can complete your travel itinerary!