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Top cafe recommendations from locals

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“Any cafe list in Penang is not complete without a mention of the beautiful China House. China House has been around for quite some time and yet, it is still going on super strong. Apart from their fusion menu, there are more than 50 cakes for you to choose from every single day! At night, The Canteen @ China House comes alive with live bands, and other performances. It is a must-visit if you’re coming over to Penang for a visit! Highly Recommended: Tiramisu Cake Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. TEL : 04 263 7299 | Non-Halal Address : 153, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“TeowChew Chendol has a history to be proud of. It was founded in 1945 by the late Tan Teik Fuang. The taste you love, the time you deserve. One of the Penang famous food, must try...”
  • 21 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Favoured by Penangites as well as tourists, their signature coffee and tea, charcoal toasted bread with butter & kaya and half boiled egg is really good. Additionally, don’t leave without trying their nasi lemak too.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“Largest Starbucks Outlet in Penang with access to white sandy beach. Good for chilling and hang outs.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Greenlane Genting Food Court is one of our most recommended food courts when it comes to food in Penang. It serves a wide variety of local delights. Therefore, you can try all the local favourite here. Our best picks are Chee Cheong Fun, Hainan Chicken Rice and Penang Laksa. Oh ya, there’s one pancake stall worth trying too, if your tummy allow. Address: Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Operating hour: 7AM-5PM (closed on Wednesday) ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“One of the famous Nasi Kandar (Curry Rice) in Penang. You may need to queue for this.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Macallum Connoisseurs is one of the biggest cafes in the heart of Penang. If you are planning to host a gathering with a large group of people, Macallum Connoisseurs is definitely a great option. With a coffee academy under the same roof, you already know they are serious with their coffee. The spacious cafe has a variety of options for food. You cannot go wrong with any order at Macallum Connoisseurs! Highly Recommended: Ocean Obsession Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. TEL : 04 261 3597 | Non-Halal Address : 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“This is a good spot for those looking to have a western style meal for breakfast or lunch. Among their standout dishes are their French toasts, Burgers, and Mushroom Omelette.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Malay Restaurant
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“This old shophouse on Armenian Street has been transformed anew — thanks to Chef Nurilkarim. Celebrating the Jawi Peranakans (indigenous Malays who married Indian, Arab, Turkish and Persian migrants) of the region, the restaurant’s star chef combines flowers, herbs, and spices to revive the fragrant cuisine of the community.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The largest kopitiam restaurant chain in Malaysia. They have served Ipoh Malaysia unique traditional food, bread and other various beverages. Their signature item is Ipoh White Coffee.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Our favourite Bak Kut Teh place for lunch. Lunch and dinner are operated by different vendor, not quite fond with the bak kut teh at night, other than that are good.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
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“Brussels Beer Café is a great place for you to enjoy our variety delicious Belgian meals. You will find our café has an excellent interior and comfortable seating area for you to either to dine or to mingle around the bar.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“food court with entertainment. good for a drink and enjoy the entertainment but food is ok and more pricey than others”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Comfortable for chit chating with group of friends. Nice coffee and food are so delicious. Environment is so clean.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food Court
“It's a place where you can grab night snacks while watching football. Beers available, a typical local bar.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food Court
  • 1 local recommends