6 Aesthetic Cafes In Penang You Must Try For Your Next Foodie Trip


Farah Fazanna •  Apr 27, 2023

One of the must-do activities in Penang is cafe hopping. There are plenty of cute and Instagrammable cafes on this tiny island and you’d never run out of places to grab a coffee and snacks! If you’re looking for new and trendy cafes to go to in Penang, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up six new cafes that have recently opened in Penang. Check it out!

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1. Ngopi

Fort Cornwallis is a historical site in Penang and now it’s home to Ngopi, a coffee truck where you can get your fill of coffee and pastries. The tiffany blue coffee truck is perfect for your Instagram feed! Surrounded by lush greenery and sea breeze, grab a cuppa and enjoy your day. Perfect for a mid-day pick-me-up!

Halal status: No alcohol, no pork

Address: Fort Cornwallis, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, 10200 Georgetown, Penang.

Opening hours: 2 pm - 11 pm (Daily) Instagram

2. Golden Egg Penang

If you fancy a hi-tea, Golden Egg Penang is your best bet. Their signature hi-tea set, the Tic Tac Toe, has eight sweet and savoury treats such as smoked salmon avocado, chocolate tarts, and puddings. They also have Western fusion dishes and the creamy turkey spaghetti is a must-try!

Halal status: No alcohol, no pork

Address: Golden Egg Penang, 177, Jalan Macalister, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang (1st Floor, One Pacific Hotel) | Free parking available

Opening hours: 7.30 am - 6 pm (Daily) Instagram

3. Sedaun

If you’ve had your fill of nasi kandar and want to try something new, head over to Sedaun in Bayan Lepas. The cosy cafe serves must-try fusion dishes such as smoked duck volcano rice bowl, una don and tiger prawn aglio olio. The minimalist, all-white cafe is also the perfect backdrop for an Instagram post!

Halal status: All poultry are sourced from Halal-certified suppliers.

Address: Sedaun, 72-1-05, Arena Curve, Jalan Mahsuri, 11950, Bayan Lepas, Penang

Opening hours: 11.30am - 9pm (Tuesday - Sunday) Instagram

4. Secangkir Kopi Hitam

Secangkir Kopi Hitam, or its direct translation, “a cup of black coffee” is the perfect pit stop for, well, coffee. This tiny cafe on Lebuh Clarke also serves traditional kuih (pastries) as well as simple local delights such as fried noodles and nasi lemak!

Halal status: All ingredients are sourced from Halal-certified suppliers.

Address: Secangkir Kopi Hitam, 5, Lebuh Clarke, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 8 am - 10 pm (Daily) Instagram

5. Utoo Boho Cafe

Utoo Boho Cafe is a cute aesthetic cafe, perfect to catch up with your girlfriends! Drenched in ample natural lighting, with lots of macrame pillows, serene charm just seeps from every corner of this lovely cafe! Enjoy your coffee with their petit gateaux desserts such as emerald ganache, matcha mousse, and a selection of French pastries. So, gather your BFFs, put on your OOTD and pose for pics at Utoo Boho Cafe!

Halal status: No alcohol and ingredients are sourced from Halal suppliers.

Address: Utoo Boho Cafe, 156, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Opening hours: 9 am - 11 pm (Friday and Saturday), 9 am - 7 pm (Sunday to Thursday) Instagram

6. p.66

This Muji-inspired cafe is bound to attract those who are always up for Insta-worthy spots. Who wouldn’t, as this cafe is cosy with its natural light, sleek furnishing and white-washed walls? The cafe is also located in a stationery shop so, while you enjoy your cuppa, you can also browse for notebooks and arts and crafts supplies!

Halal status: No alcohol, no pork.

Address: p.66, 66, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 9 am - 6 pm (Daily) Instagram

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