Nothing beats the good food in Penang, and between the quaint historic streets and their vibrant nightlife, one is bound to get lost in the midst of it all. The locals usually dislike sharing when it comes to their go-to food places where there is actual good food unbeknownst to tourists. BUT we have managed to dig out some really great secret spots.
If you're looking for cafes that are actually worth a second, or maybe even a third visit in Penang, here's an exclusive insider list:
Nestled right along the cozy streets of Love Lane, Wheeler's will charm you with a vibrant twist in their menus, as well as their desserts. Best to avoid during peak hours, unless you don't mind a bit of a queue.
Address: 67, Lorong Love, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hour: Daily from 8 AM - 12 AM
2. Norm Micro Roastery
This cafe deserves a million hugs and a bed of roses, because that's how much we love Norm Micro Roastery. You could order practically anything on their menu and they will never, ever, miss. If you do decide to visit, do not leave without trying their iconic Tiramisu!
Address: 13, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hour: 8 AM - 6 PM (Sun to Thurs) | 8 AM - 10 PM (Fri to Sat)
3. Kafka Coffee
Kafka Coffee offers much more than their eccentric, run-down interior. Their version of Shashukas (a Maghrebi dish) is simply not to be missed.
Address: 15, Jalan Kelawai, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hour: 8 AM - 10:30 PM (Wed to Sun) | 8 AM - 6 PM (Tue)
4. Bricklin Cafe
Bricklin cafe is one of those establishments that you know you'll instantly love the moment you step in. Some of the locals think their french toast is among the best in the entire city!
Address: 31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hour: Opens daily from 9 AM - 7 PM except for Tuesdays | Opens from 10 AM - 7 PM on Mondays
5. Le Petit Four
Every dessert in Le Petit Four looks like they've been carved by the God or Goddess of desserts and blessed by the deity of pastries, if there is such a thing. A trip to this french bakery will never be a trip you'll regret.
Address: 310, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hour: 9 AM - 6 PM (Fri to Tue) | closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays