11 Breakfast Spots in Penang for a Local Taste

Reputed as the gastronomic capital of Malaysia, Georgetown is popular for its delicious and wide-ranging foodstuffs that feature Malaysian, Thai, Indian, Perakian, European, and Chinese goodies. Captivating many gourmands, this culinary destination is also known for its breathtaking skyline and beautiful colonial architecture. Check out the list of best breakfast places in Penang if you wish for a wholehearted meal! 

1. The Mugshot Cafe

A picture of a yummy chocolate croissants
The Mugshot Cafe is a reasonably priced and renowned eatery that pleases its chowhounds with Asian delicacies. A perfect spot to gobble down some breakfast, this cafeteria has a humongous variety of food items, some of which are highly popular, like the burger, bagels, pastries, croissants, cream cheese smoked Salmon Bagel, and Kiwi Honey yogurt. Free Wi-Fi and the beautiful outdoor seating available at this cafe captivate many. If you’re passing by Chulia Street, step into this charming cafe!!!
Location: 302, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 8:00AM - 12:00AM (Daily)

2. Mews Cafe

An image of the scrumptious chicken tikka
Hiding in the Muntri House Hotel, Mews Cafe enjoys a beautiful location with an ambiance that reminds you of the Australian beachside bistros. The culinary scene is interesting as its menu includes local and Western grub. The interior of this eating house features gauzy curtains and mosaic tile work floors, and white marble tabletops. Its must-try dishes include chicken tikka, eggplant salad, smoked duck pasta, and beef lasagne.
Location: 77, Muntri St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 8:00AM - 11:00PM (Daily)

3. China House

A delicious plate of tiramisu
One of the most happening places in Penang is the China House which serves its gourmands with a huge variety of Malaysian and Fusion goodies. China House also nurtures the food choices of Vegetarian, Vegan-friendly, and Gluten-free gastronomes. China House also quenches the thirst of its boozehounds with a glass of refreshing beer and wine. This longest cafe in Penang features unique decor and a wonderful ambiance, making it an apt destination to have a gala time with your nearest and dearest ones. Don’t leave without having the popular tiramisu at this popular breakfast spot!!!
Location: 153, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Wednesday - Monday - 10:00AM - 12:00AMTuesday - 10:30AM - 12:00AM


An image of the stomach-filling chicken wrap
WHEELER'S Cafe offers a great ambiance, dining experience, and a place to drop around for a reviving cup of coffee and delicious food choices. The breakfast served here is exceptionally palatable and provided in generous portions. Some of the most recommended foodstuffs at this eatery include pasta, pizza, nachos, sweet potato fries, and chicken wrap. This highly-rated cafe is a place to expect a cozy, pleasant vibe and rapid service.  
Location: 67, Lorong Love, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 8:00AM - 12:00AM (Daily)

5. Kraffmen

A plate of appetizing mushroom salad
Featuring a menu bursting with Italian, French, and Australian cuisines, Kraffmen serves food items that will leave your mouth watering. Some of its must-try dishes at Kraffmen include Salmon, Burger, Mushroom soup, Mushroom salad, Truffle fries, and plates of pasta. Altogether, this eating place is an apt stopover for enjoying a tasty and wholesome breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch.
Location: 80, Jalan Zainal Abidin, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Thursday - Tuesday - 11:00AM - 10:00PM

6. Urban Daybreak

A cup of aromatic latte
Set up in the heart of Georgetown, Urban Daybreak is a cozy, warm, and simple artisan cafe. The beautifully painted walls give an artistic touch to the wonderful ambiance of this cafe. Some of the most delectable and instagrammable food choices at this hogging center are homemade pork sausage, waffles, and latte. This is truly an excellent place to enjoy breakfast and brunch. 
Location: 338, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Wednesday - Monday - 7:30AM - 5:30PM Closed on: Tuesday

7. Bean Sprout Cafe

A plate of highly appetizing grilled salmon
Impressing its coffee addicts with coffee sorts like American, Piccolo Latte, Flat White, Hazelnut Latte, and Cappuccino, Bean Sprout Cafe is a place to enjoy a sizable breakfast. This cafeteria has maintained a hygienic atmosphere and is a relaxing spot to dine on some Aglio Oglio, Pan Grilled Salmon, Squid Ink Pasta, Grilled Salmon, German Pork Sausage, Avocado Toast, pancakes, and a lot more. The waiters here are highly amicable and are always happy to help their gourmands. 
Location: 35, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Wednesday - Monday - 9:30AM - 7:00PM Closed on: Tuesday

8. Puree Juice

2 glasses of yummy smoothies topped with berries
Longing for a glass of scrumptious smoothies? Drop around to see this smoothie house which will captivate all the smoothie lovers in Georgetown. Besides healthy grub, gourmands can also savor some International, Asian, and Malaysian cuisines. This must-visit cafe in Georgetown also flaunts its charming interior and refreshing ambiance. 
Location: 6, Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Wednesday - Friday and Sunday - 12:00PM - 6:00PMClosed on: Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday

9. Yin's Sourdough Bakery and Cafe

A delectable cup of coffee
Yin's Sourdough Bakery and Cafe is a great venue to relish baked goodies, sausages, sourdough, vegetable sandwiches, and many more delectable food choices. Besides breakfast, Yin's Sourdough Cafe is also a good choice for lunch and brunch. It also happily feeds its vegetarian, vegan-friendly, and Gluten-free gastronomes. This cafeteria also caters to its coffee addicts with a nice aromatic and artistic coffee that will surely leave one refreshed and energized. 
Location: 11, Pesara Claimant, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Thursday - Tuesday - 8:00AM - 5:00PMClosed on: Wednesday

10. Ome by Spacebar Coffee

A toothsome cup of coffee
Ome by Spacebar Coffee is a true gem to spot for a delightful cup of coffee and light snacks. The charming entrance, simple interior, and art exhibitions upstairs captivate many gourmands and connoisseurs. Specializing in coffee, some of the most recommended food highlights at the coffee house are Olive oil zucchini bread and apple crisp. Perfect for an Instagram selfie, Ome by Spacebar Coffee is also known for its homemade cake, which tastes amazing when combined with a cup of coffee.
Location: 1, Lorong Toh Aka, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Friday - Wednesday - 8:00AM - 6:00PM Closed on: Thursday

11. Restoran Zim Sum

An image of some yummy dim sums
All the Dim Sum lovers can rush to Restoran Zim Sum without giving a second thought. Usually frequented by locals and tourists, Restoran Zim Sum is a reasonable eating house with a wide variety of food choices to satisfy its hungry gourmands. Having a warm and lively atmosphere, this eatery is one of those must-visit places to have a stomach-filling breakfast. Don’t forget to reserve a seat for yourselves before placing an order. 
Location: No 62, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10400 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Wednesday - Monday - 6:30AM - 2:00PM
So now, your breakfast plans in Penang are very much sorted. From scrumptious sandwiches to toothsome smoothies, you have a lot to relish while exploring this food capital. So, head towards Georgetown and visit more than one of the above-listed unmissable places to have a memorable and wholesome breakfast. Happy Eating!!!

This post was published by Amisha Gondhalekar

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