This Storytelling-Themed Cafe In Penang Serves Halal Butterbeer That You Have To Try


Ili •  Jul 24, 2020

If you're a Potterhead (like me ?‍♀️) and enjoy pretty much anything that's related to this iconic series, you'll be excited to know that there's a cafe in Penang where you can have a taste of halal Butterbeer - one of the most famous drinks from the books and films! Located on the streets of George Town, get ready to step into a magical world where fantasy stories come to life.

P.S. In case you can't make that trip to Penang, make your own halal Butterbeer with this easy recipe

Established in 2018, Once Upon A Time Cafe is Malaysia's first ever storytelling cafe where you can immerse yourself in all kinds of fairy tales. The place initially used witches and wizards as its main theme, but has now transformed itself to include all types of stories - from cowboys and sea creatures to ancient myths and legends.

At the moment, you'll be able to enjoy the whimsical interior decor that's inspired by Alice in Wonderland. So don't miss the chance of snapping some Insta-worthy pictures while you're here! They've also recently added a new wall art by the corner of the cafe. Can you guess which character it is from the picture above? Hint: It's an odd one ?

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Not only that, there's even a colourful wall on the opposite side that represents all the different Houses in Harry Potter - Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. If you know which House you belong to, stand in front it and pose away ?

One of the main highlights of the cafe is definitely its halal Butterbeer. This sweet, bubbly and refreshing drink is, unsurprisingly, a popular pick and even has non fans of Harry Potter trying it out! Perfect for quenching your thirst and taking a break from all the exploring you've done, let the drink transport you to The Three Broomsticks at Hogsmeade.

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But that's not all! They also serve other dishes that you can enjoy all the same and those are the Sherlock Holmes Waffles and Medusa's Ice Cream Waffles. So fans of the brilliant detective and Greek mythology can rejoice over these desserts ?

Whether you're craving to have a sip of some halal Butterbeer or simply looking to inject some magical fun on your Penang trip, Once Upon A Time Cafe is certainly the place for it ✨

Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers

Opening hours: Mon-Tue & Thu- Fri; 12PM-7PM, Sat-Sun; 12PM-7.30PM (closed on Wed)

Address: 11, Lebuh Keng Kwee, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang

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