Where to Find The Best Coffee in Penang, Malaysia

There are countless cafes in Penang, and many serve great coffee. Who knew that this little Malaysian island would be a coffee lovers’ paradise?

Here’s a list of our favorite coffee places in Georgetown, Penang!

Bricklin Bar Cafe

Bricklin Bar Cafe

By the end of our stay in Penang, we found this little gem, which is a shame because it’s such a lovely cafe with awesome specialty coffee! If we would have discovered it earlier, we would’ve definitely gone there as well for doing some work. Bricklin Bar Cafe is located right next to the Hin Bus Depot, where every Sunday, a small handicrafts market takes place. So, it’s great to first go for a coffee at the cafe and then stroll around the market, resulting in a fun and relaxing afternoon.

Coffee Rating: 8.5/10

Price for a Cappuccino: 11 RM

Address: 31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town

Opening Hours: 10AM – 11:30PM




This new cafe just opened up and their coffee is pretty darn good. They also serve some great breakfast dishes, which makes it a nice place for brunch as well. The internet speed is also pretty decent, so it’s also a nice cafe to work from.

Coffee Rating: 8/10

Price for a Cappuccino: 11 RM

Address: George Town, 80, Jalan Zainal Abidin, George Town, 10400 George Town

Opening Hours: 8AM – 10PM



Coffee & cake at Chinahouse

ChinaHouse is a famous cafe in Penang, that not only serves amazing coffee, but also has a lot of delicious cakes. And when I say a lot I really mean A LOT. They even let you try two half pieces of cake instead of one big piece! The cafe itself is a beautiful colonial building, and in the back there is a cute little patio with loads of artisitic touches.

For amazing coffee & cake, ChinaHouse is the place to be!

Coffee Rating: 8/10

Price for a Cappuccino: 12 RM

Address: 153, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town

Opening Hours: 9AM – 1AM


Brown Poodle Cafe

Matcha Latte at Brown Poodle Cafe

This Vegetarian cafe is a lovely little spot just outside the Georgetown center. Not only do they serve awesome coffee, they also have delicious veggie burgers. I also tried their Matcha Latte and it was probably of the best I had in Southeast Asia. And don’t forget to try one of their vegan cakes! If you’re lucky, you might even see the famous poodle prancing around the cafe 😉

Coffee Rating: 7.5/10

Price for a Cappuccino: 12 RM

Address: 80, Persiaran Midlands, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town

Opening Hours: 11AM – 5PM (closed on Wednesdays)


The Twelve Cups

Twelve cups cafe

This cafe serves great coffee and brunch, and it is located very close to the piers. I didn’t try the food here, but from what I’ve seen the food is okay. The cakes looked pretty good though!

Coffee Rating: 7.5/10

Price for a Cappuccino: 12 RM

Address: 12, The WhiteAways Arcade, Beach St, George Town, 10300 George Town

Opening Hours: 10AM – 11PM


Wheeler’s Cafe

Not only was Wheeler’s Cafe our favorite spot to work at, they also served pretty decent coffee! We loved the atmosphere and music in the cafe, and they also have some great breakfast/brunch dishes.

Coffee Rating: 7.5/10

Price for a Cappuccino: 10 RM

Address: 67, Lorong Love, George Town, 10200 George Town

Opening Hours: 9AM – 12AM


Coffee On The Table

Drinking cute latte art

Coffee On The Table is famous for its’ 3D Latte Art, and it’s definitely something I’ve never seen before! It’s very Instagram-worthy, and just really fun to see! Their coffee is pretty decent as well, and if you’re not really into special Latte effects, you can always get a normal cappuccino, which is really good as well.

Coffee Rating: 8/10

Price for a Cappuccino: 12 RM

Price for a 3D Latte Art: 15 – 18 RM

Address: 164, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10200 George Town

Opening Hours: 9AM – 11PM


Ferringhi Coffee Garden 

Latte art at Ferringhi Coffee Garden

The Ferringhi Garden Cafe is located in Batu Ferringhi and is a lovely cafe with loads of plants and flowers. They also serve some great coffee as well as some lovely high tea! Afterwards, hit the beach and soak up the sun on the Batu Ferringhi beach 🙂

Coffee Rating: 8/10

Price for a Cappuccino: 12 RM

Address: 43 D, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Kampung Batu Feringgi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi

Opening Hours: 8AM – 6PM

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