Top 10 Unique Coffee in Penang You Want To Try

Top 10 Unique Coffee in Penang You Want To Try

Top 10 Unique Coffee in Penang You Want To Try

For the best coffee in Penang, there are many cafes to try when you visit the island.

Finding a good cuppa in Penang can be a bit of an adventure.

With many millennials opting to have their own business, café and coffee places are the fruit of their undying passion.

Let’s take a look at the cafes that serve some more unusual coffee in Penang.

Morning Coffee in Penang

What’s your favorite brew first thing in the morning.

Penangites love both their teas and coffees in the morning with a hearty breakfast.

While the uncles and aunties (like me) head to our favorite Kopitiam, visitors and my younger friends head to the cafes.

That’s where I get to head out and try these new places.

As always, finding a good cup of coffee in Penang can be a bit of an adventure – it all depends on what you want in a cuppa.

  • Robust
  • Acidic
  • Mild
  • Unique

Ways to Find the Best Coffee in Penang

You can be snooty or a coffee connoisseur, no problem.

At the heart of this travel and food blog, you’d find an aunty writing, so the appeal is different.

Let’s explore a whole new world of blends and specialty coffees with other brews in these cafes in Penang.

Of course, if you’re down to earth like me, I prefer a Kopitiam Kopi and a weak Nescafe Gold for my daily fuel.

I know, I already qualified myself as that aunty blogger.

You’ll head out with more knowledge of where you’ll want a good cuppa or not.

SmartDory’s list is in alphanumeric order, so let’s chill and run down the list of 10 Uniquely Best Coffee in Penang.  The best place to stay will be in George Town and you can get a good hotel room at bookings.com

  • George Town
  • Bayan Lepas
  • Relau
  • Gelugor

2F+ Coffee Roastery Relau

2F+ Coffee Roastery is a hidden cafe with the cafe’s signboard partially covered by plants and creepers.

Their tagline of pouring Happiness & Roast Delicious Coffee since 2012 is a testament to the growing brand.

There are two branches in Relau, Balik Pulau, Penang, and another in Bangkok, Thailand.

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2F+ Coffee Roastery Relau

2F+ Coffee Roastery Relau
Jln Paya Terubung, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Operating Hours: 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM (Closed on Mondays)

Coffee On The Table At The Shinise

If you love cute 3D coffee art, you will enjoy Coffee On The Table.

Influencers will love the very instagrammable animal theme coffee.

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Coffee On The Table At The Shinise

Coffee On The Table At The Shinise
164, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 09.30 AM to 06.00 PM (Closed on Sundays)

Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters

Frank Laurent Coffee is one of the earliest boutique Malaysia roasters in Penang.

Most of the brews downtown are too acidic for my taste, but FL pulls a nice smooth cuppa.

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Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters

Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters
Udini Square, Block 2-1-20, Lebuh Tunku Kudin 3, 11700 Gelugor, Penang
Operating Hours: 09.30 AM to 10.30 PM (Opens Daily)

Hoshino Coffee Gurney Plaza

Hoshino Coffee is originally from Japan, a Japanese-Western fusion style of cafe-restaurant.

The cafe specialized in delicious cups of hand-dripped coffee.

Best of all, they use coffee beans selected by their coffee blend specialist.

Order the Iced Coffee served in a copper mug to ensure optimum temperature and taste.

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Hoshino Coffee Gurney Plaza

Hoshino Coffee Gurney Plaza
Ground Floor, Plaza Gurney, 170-G-41, 10250 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 10.00 AM to 08.00 PM (Opens Daily)

Kafka @ Victoria

If you love robust coffee, the taste and aroma are pretty strong yet mildly acidic.

Kafka Victoria has an incredible hideaway setting with so many collectibles that your eyes dart around before they settle.

I like to hide away in the secret loft. If you can’t find that, ask the barista.

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Kafka @ Victoria
51C, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: temporarily closed

Kin Coffeebar

Just like the way KIn Coffee is built, from back to front, this hidden space is a hideout.

KIn Coffee’s hidden entrance is from the back lane.

Small menu with good solid coffee in a great space.

Remember to look up!

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Kin Coffeebar

Kin Coffeebar
209, Jalan Hutton, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM (Closed on Tuesday)

Ome by Spacebar Coffee

A cozy environment, this hidden gem in the heart of George Town along the Heritage stretch is just 5 mins walk from Chew Jetty.

If you’re visiting and happen to be in town, drop by for a cuppa.

Which reminds me, I need to park and walk to reach this place.

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Ome by Spacebar Coffee

Ome by Spacebar Coffee
1, Lorong Toh Aka, George Town, 10100 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 08.00 AM to 6.00 PM

PACE Coffee

Pace Coffee is of the newer cafes in Penang for cafe hoppers. Spacious, with a soothing theme, they’re great when it comes to accommodating big groups and families.

Two interesting coffees to try are the  Coconut Americano and Homemade Honeycomb Latte, with the robust flavor of the coffee.

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PACE Coffee

PACE Coffee
397, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 8.00 AM to 6.00 PM (Closed on Wednesday)

Roti By Golden Bowl

Not a café per se, but Roti has exciting and memorable salty coffee in Penang.

Check out the Kiam Kopi (Salted Coffee), and remember to order the iced version.

Aunty ordered two hot Kiam Kopi and spent the rest of the day chugging water.

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Roti By Golden Bowl

Roti By Golden Bowl
9, Medan Penaga, Kampung Batu Lanchang, 11600 George Town, Penang
Landmark: Taman Selatan Apartment
Operating Hours: 8.00 AM to 2.30 PM (Mon-Sat) 7.30 AM to 2.30 PM (Sundays) (Closed on Tuesdays)

Soul Café

Known for its various kinds of pasta, Soul Café is a photography café with an exhibition gallery on the walls.

Ask the server for their recommendations if you prefer something different.

The Butterscotch Coffee is creamy smooth, and delicious.

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Soul Café

Soul Café
12, Jalan Kek Chuan, 10400 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 11.00 AM to 7.30 PM (Closed on Sundays)

The Craftisan

Head to The Craftisan for coffee and their homemade, hand-crafted dessert and unique Italian gelatos on the menu.

Friendly servers, and a clean and relaxing ambiance, for delicious treats.

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The Craftisan

The Craftisan
Wellings Mansion, 67, Jln Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 11.00 AM to 6.00 PM (Closed on Sundays)

Where to Find the Best Coffee in Penang?

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What more could you ask for?

More you say? Sure why not? Please share your favorite places and the unique coffees that you love and I will definitely check it out.

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