6 Muslim-Owned Cafes In Penang For The Best Cafe-Hopping Adventure In 2021


Siti Aishah Ahmad •  Dec 08, 2021

Penang is the go-to destination for travellers when it comes to a weekend getaway. From nasi kandar restaurants to beautiful beaches and heritage buildings, this island has it all for the perfect staycay. But, Penang is also known as the food heaven among locals and it is the best place for a foodie adventure! This island has plenty of cafes that use halal-certified ingredients to cater Muslim diners but if you're looking for Muslim-owned cafes, here's a list to help!

P.S. Check out our other Penang guides:

Top 6 Muslim-Owned Cafes In Penang

1. Brown Sugar Eatery

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There's a petite container cafe called Brown Sugar Eatery tucked away in Bayan Lepas, Penang that you should visit for delectable desserts and coffee! It's a small eatery but the team behind the idea promises high quality coffee and homemade desserts. Dive into a world of creamy coffee with their special Mocha Fredo that has the perfect balance between coffee, milk and chocolate! It is also topped with a whisper of chocolate dusting. You should also try their Iced Americano, a cup of real black coffee for that strong kick of caffeine.

Other non-coffee drinks include the refreshing Pink Guava Lemonade, Iced Matcha Latte or the chocolatey Cremo Choco Cookies! They are popular for their Burncheese Cake series that offers flavours like espresso, chocolate, Biscoff and even pandan. The classic and original burnt cheesecake is as yummy and creamy as the other flavours too!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 3pm-9pm (closed on Mondays)

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2. Pinwheel Resto Cafe

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When you're in Georgetown, head over to Pinwheel Resto Cafe to try their signature Carbonara Tom Yum Pasta! Opened in 2020, this cafe boasts a beautiful, well-lit ambiance and there's a mural art wall for you to snap Insta-worthy pictures. They also specialize in fusion dishes like Chicken Rendang Pasta, Cheesy Meat Bun and Butter Chicken Masala Pizza! Each dish is unique and tasty with every bite.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 461, Lebuh Chulia, 10200 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: Open daily, 12PM-12AM

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3. Bricklin Cafe & Bar by Rasta Brew. Co

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Another cafe that is a must-visit in Penang is the stylish Bricklin Cafe & Bar! With its aesthetic and beautiful decor, this cafe is the perfect place to chill during weekends. Savour the cafe's indulgent dishes as they've an extensive menu! For pastas, burgers, quesadilla and poke bowls, they have everything to satiate your hunger for good food. Don't forget to enjoy their coffees and teas as well from their coffee bar!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: Wed-Mon, 9AM-7PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

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4. Rumah Kacha

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Rumah Kacha is a lovely halal glasshouse cafe located in Georgetown. Designed with plenty of wood and exposed brick, capturing your brunch #ootd is a must here! Combined with the plenty of natural sunlight streaming in, you can be guaranteed to snap some Insta-worthy shots that'll level up the aesthetics of your feed.

Tuck into the cafe's flavourful menu that offers a mixed variety of local and Western dishes. Serving mains, burgers and pastas, you can't go wrong with grilled lamb chop, honey mustard chicken burger and masak lemak cili api with prawns especially if you've worked up a big appetite. They also have lighter bites like grilled chicken salad and sticky Thai chicken glazed wings if you're not up for a full-on meal.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 12PM-9.30PM (closed on Mon)

Address:  Hin Bus Depot, 31a Jalan Gurdwara, Penang, Malaysia 10300

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5. TheTable & Co

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This small but cosy cafe has more than just great coffee. Scrumptious western meals, yummy desserts and awesome drinks - The Table Penang has it all ? The interior is simple, with wooden furniture made by the owner himself! Since it only opens from 6pm onwards, this is a perfect place to drop by for dinner, followed by coffee and desserts. With their amazingly extensive menu, you will definitely have your fill of food! Feast on grilled chicken & meatballs pasta, lamb shank, buttermilk chicken, calamari, burgers and more.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: 

Tues - Fri, 12PM-10PM

Sat - Mon, 3PM-10PM

Address: 27, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

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6. Lagenda Cafe

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It's all in the name; Lagenda Cafeis the legendary place where extraordinary traditional Malay cuisines meet equally captivating Western-fusion dishes. To the fans of the late Malaysian icon P. Ramlee, you'd be pleased to discover that his timeless art is the primary element of this cafe. Gado-gado, a type of Indonesian salad mix is the must-try appetiser and its portion scales up to satisfy 5 people so it's best shared with friends and families!

Every order of Lagenda Cafe's rice set comes with a wooden Congkak housing staple condiments to spice up your mains. There's a lot to choose from, but we suggest you try Nasi Goreng Bujang Lapok and Ayam Percik Madu Tiga. The rich aromatic mixture of coconut milk and tamarind paste will remind you of your favourite Ramadhan bazaar's version of Ayam Percik. Ah, memories!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily, 12PM-10PM

Address: No 2, Carnavon Street, 10100 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang

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