Coffee in Penang - 10 Best Coffee Shops & Cafes

Penang in Malaysia is a true coffee destination for all the coffee addicts. At many cafes in Penang, different types of coffee beans are used to craft artisan coffee that impresses backpackers and natives alike. Most of the coffee outlets in Penang are particularly concentrated in George Town which has earned the position of Food Capital of Malaysia. The coffee stops in George Town are also popular for serving Malay, Thai, Indian, Perakian, Chinese, and European cuisines. 

Here are the 10 best coffee cafes in Penang for a coffee lover:

1. Constant Gardener Coffee

The interior of Constant Gardener Coffee Cafe in Penang with lost of greenery

Constant Gardener Coffee in Penang leaves you with a memorable coffee experience. All those who wish to try a sample of their unique blend of coffee, the coffeehouse happily welcomes you. Combining a cup of coffee with ice cream sandwiches and pastries is highly recommended for all coffee addicts. Offering a relaxing environment, Constant Gardener Coffee also serves as a spacious event space for birthday parties, get-togethers, and some corporate parties. 

Location: Ground Floor, Penang Chinese Chamber Of Commerce Building, 9, Lebuh Light, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Daily)

2. Ome by Spacebar Coffee

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Ome by Spacebar Coffee in Penang is a relaxing spot where freshly brewed coffee is prepared that can go very well with a slice of cake. This place has a lovely entrance and simple decor along with a friendly staff that will welcome you with a broad smile. Wooden tables provide comfortable seating to all the gourmands and the pendant lights sufficiently illuminate this coffee house. Coffee addicts here mostly place an order for espresso. Make sure to taste the zucchini bread.
Location: 1, Lorong Toh Aka, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Friday - Wednesday - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Closed on: Thursday 

3. MaCallum Connoisseurs

The warehouse like interior of Macallum Connoisseurs coffee house in Penang
Macallum Connoisseurs is a former factory turned cafe that brought a cafe, roastery, restaurant, and academy, all under one roof. Since 2015 this cafe has made a place in the must-visit coffee cafes of Penang. This warehouse-like spacious coffee house has a great atmosphere that is lit up by warm lights and its interiors are equipped with soft seats and wooden furniture. MacCallum Cafe is known for medium-dark roast coffees.
Location: 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Daily)

4. Full of Beans

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Offering a scenic view of the Marina Bay, Full of Beans is a place to have that perfect cup of Arabica coffee in Penang. This quaint little cafe is known for its wide range of speciality coffee, especially the Jamaican Blue Mountain. A great environment is maintained at this eating house which is also known to sell some amazing coffee beans and coffee-making accessories. 

Location: 3H-G-11, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tg Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Daily)

5. Budan’s Brew Coffeebar

The espresso machine at Budan's Brew Coffeebar Penang

A popular coffee bar and event venue in Penang is the Budan’s Brew Coffeebar that is known to impress its gastronomers with an aromatic artisan coffee and delectable brunch items. Other signature dishes to hog on at this cafe are croissants, sandwiches, and ciabattas. Having a modern interior and walls where black and white pictures are hung, Budan’s Brew has comfortable wooden seating arrangement. Do try the hand drip coffee and cold brew.

Location: The Moment, 1st Floor, 31-M, Jalan Cantonment, Pinang George Town,Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Wednesday - Monday - 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM, Closed on: Tuesday

6. Bricklin Bar Cafe

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Bricklin Bar Cafe is a stylish cafe and bar in Penang that treats its customers with an aromatic cup of coffee, tasty toasted bagels, and some hot and cold beverages. Giving a vintage feeling, this air-conditioned cafe has a cosy environment and provides comfortable seating. At Bricklin Bar Cafe an outdoor seating arrangement is available where it serves as a smoking site for many. Offering coffee from a few different regions, their speciality is medium roast coffee.
Location: 31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Wednesday - Monday - 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Closed on: Tuesday

7. Coffee Affairs

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Coffee Affairs in Penang is known for its coffee and the menu that highlights Western and Italian cuisines along with hot and cold non-caffeinated beverages. This brightly lit coffee stop has a pleasant interior design where murals and polaroid frames decorate the walls. Do try they sous vide cold brew with Ethiopian Yirgacheffe bean.

Location: 21, Lebuh Bishop, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Friday - Sunday - 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

8. Dān Café 

The white and green sunlit interior of Dan Cafe in Penang

Dan Cafe is a fine place to enjoy coffee in Penang. The cafe has placed lovely plants indoors to make the ambience more sort of environment friendly and fresh as well. Try the Matcha Lava Cake at this cafe; it’s truly amazing. If you are a coffee-beginner, go for the tasting plate and sample the variety of coffees on offer. The pleasing decor, natural sunlight, and beautiful plants at this cafe make this coffee house a perfect place to take instagrammable snaps. 

Location: George Town, 38/1, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: Wednesday - Monday - 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Closed on: Tuesday

9. Coffee 45 Cafe

The cute yellow exterior view of Coffee 45 Cafe in Penang
A true gem hiding in the Love Lane is the Coffee 45 Cafe that stands as an apt site for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you want to have a full meal then go ahead and order heavy meals or else place an order for some scrumptious light snacks. Don’t leave without sipping a cup of hot or cold coffee as it is a major highlight of this cafe in Penang.  
Location: 45, Love Ln, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Daily)

10. Lagenda House & Café

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Having a special place in the hearts of Malaysia, Lagenda House & Café has an ample variety of Malaysian dishes. The charming ambience of the eatery grabs the eyeballs of tourists as well as locals. Some of the popular delights at Lagenda House & Café are Gado - Gado, Tempeh, Prawn Lemak Pineapple, and Panna Cotta Serimuka.

Location: 2, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Daily)

Penang has humongous coffee outlets where you can chit chat with your near and dear ones while sipping a cup of aromatic coffee.

This post was published by Amisha Gondhalekar

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