Food & Lifestyle
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Here are Penang’s must-try food, quirky cafes, popular attractions and exciting parks all in a convenient list format to keep handy while travelling.


Korea's coffee chain Caffe Bene has recently hit our shores with its delectable offerings of honeybread, Belgian waffles, Italian gelato, freshly brewed coffee and not forgetting its signature Korean dessert, Pat Bingsu.
Address: Ground Floor, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, George Town, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Caffeine Chemistry Coffee is decorated with, as you know it, beakers, erlenmeyer flasks and all the lab apparatus at the espresso bar. Drinks wise, you'll get the standard coffee offering from cafe latte to affogato. If you're up for something healthy, their dining options range from Oriental salad with chicken in a jar to a local breakfast of kaya butter toast with soft boiled eggs.
Address: No. 13, Chime Heritage, Jalan Bawasah, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cake Garden is a local bakery located on Jalan Penang.
Address: 438, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Canton-i features all-time favourites such as Hong Kong-style noodles with jumbo shrimp wontons, succulent roast duck and barbecued meats, silky smooth congee, signature egg tarts as well as a wide selection of handmade dim sum and desserts prepared by chefs from Hong Kong and Guangzhou.
Address: GF-12 & GF-13 Queensbay Mall 100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
Happening every first Thursday of the month, the Car Boot Night Bazaar will be held at Straits Quay Retail Marina and features souvenirs, clothes, food, secondhand books and more. If you would like to participate in the night bazaar, simply pay a rental space of RM10 for normal cars and RM20 for MPV.
Address: Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cathay Gold & Diamond Merchant is a local jewellery shop located on Lebuh Campbell.
Address: 57, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Lebuh Cecil, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Meaning 'sundry shop' in English, Chai Diam Ma comprises of a cafe and a souvenir shop. Quirky in more ways than one, scan the space for canvas bags, paintings and photographs while you wait for your order to arrive. Their menu ranges from macaroni bacon mushroom to smoked salmon pizza.
Address: 15 Lebuh Queen, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: New Lane, Jalan Macalister, Macalister, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 94C, Lorong Macalister, Macalister, 11050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Situated in Balik Pulau, Cheong Kim Chuan is a manufacturer of local treats such as preserved fruits, biscuits, sauces, condiments, beverages, ointment and more.
Address: 611F Jalan Balik Pulau (Steps leading to Kek Lok Si temple), Air Itam, 11500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Lorong Baru, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cheong Loong Jewellers is a local jewellery shop located on Lebuh Campbell.
Address: 46 & 48, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cheong Yoon Jewellers is a local jewellery shop located on Lebuh Campbell.
Address: 52, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 10 Clove Hall Road, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Comprising 11 spa villas and a yoga pavilion, the spa incorporates the architecture of Malay and Peranakan influences. The spa menu includes Chinese and Malay treatments.
Address: Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, 11200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Tanjung City Marina, Church St Pier, 8A Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
China House is a traditional compound of 3 heritage buildings, linked by an open air courtyard, and now converted into 14 existing spaces with shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and theatre. Fusion and Western food is served here, and their widespread of cakes and desserts is a must try. China House is a pork free café, serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Apart from their delicious cake offerings and live jazz performances, China House has an art gallery upstairs called Art Space I & II that house paintings, photographs and more.
Address: 153 & 155, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
China Joe's is a local souvenir shop specialising in Chinese gifts, fun clothes and jewellery. Other things to look out for are colourful porcelains, cushion covers, Chinese tea and coffee table books.
Address: 86, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cocoa Boutique and Chocolate Gallery offers over 300 varieties of chocolate products such as green tea chocolate, hot curry chocolate, mango chocolate and more.
Address: 22 Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Auto-City, Jln Perusahaan (North South Hwy, Juru Interchange), Juru, 13600, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: L6-01, Gurney Paragon, Jalan Kelawei, Persiaran Gurney, Gurney Drive, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 231-D Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Ayer Itam Market (Near Kek Lok Si Temple), Air Itam, 11500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Chowrasta Market is a local neighbourhood market located in George Town.
Address: Jalan Chowrasta, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 82,Lorong Selamat, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cilantro's Farmers Market sells a fresh variety of new-age salads and mushrooms as well as premium beef and lamb steaks.
Address: 22A Lebuh Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah, 11200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Jalan Perak (Opposite Padang Brown), George Town, 11600, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 70-01-12A & 14, D'Piazza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, 11950, Penang, MALAYSIA
At Kuala Jalan Bharu, a little fishing hamlet lined with Chinese style wooden cottages, you will find the Loh family coconut processing business. The coconut is perhaps the most highly utilized plant in Balik Pulau. In this cottage industry, the husks are seperated from the coconut kernal, dried and shredded to be used as compost. The flesh of the young coconut is sold for the extraction of coconut milk (used in cooking) and the flesh of older coconut is dried and sold for the extraction of oil.
Address: Kuala Jalan Bharu, Balik Pulau, 11010, Penang, MALAYSIA
First one of its kind kids cafe in Penang. An ideal place for family and friends gathering as well as party for kids!
Address: C-1-10, Vantage Desiran Tanjung, Jalan Desiran Tanjung, George Town
Address: Prai Auto City, No. 1681-G3, Jalan Perusahan, North-South Highway, Juru Interchange, Seberang Prai, 13600, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Belissa Row, Unit No. 368-1-11, Belissa Row, Jalan Burmah, George Town, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: G Hotel Unit No. G-03 Ground Floor, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Gurney Paragon, Lot No. 163D-2-02, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Beach Hut Gurney, 18-G-H Menara Gurney, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Island Plaza Shopping Complex, Unit G-07 Ground Floor, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Tanjong Tokong, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Queensbay Mall, Unit No:GF89, Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Straits Quay, Ground Floor, 3H-G-3, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjong Tokong, 10470, Penang, MALAYSIA
Coffee Island has ceased operations until further notice.
Address: 77,Persiaran Gurney, Gurney, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 10-B King Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Coffee Smith is one of the earlier businesses to christen the all-new Maritime Piazza in Karpal Singh Drive. Despite the cafe's Taiwan origin, the menu adopts a fusion approach and evidently with dishes like the scallop and mentaiko cream linguine as well as sauteed fillet steak with porcini mushroom risotto.
Address: No. 29C-01-11, Maritime Piazza, Lebuh Sungai Pinang 5, George Town, 11600, Penang, MALAYSIA
Colonial Restaurant has ceased operations until further notice
Address: 35, Armenian street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Located on Jalan Nagor, Continental Bakery sells a range of traditionally prepared breads such as ring rye, high fiber whole wheat loaf and whole wheat golden apricot.
Address: 33 Jalan Nagore, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Jalan Swatow, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 262 & 264, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Chinese Recreation Club 3 & 5 Jalan Padang Victoria, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 22, Jalan Pangkor, George Town, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 77-A, Persiaran Gurney, Gurney, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Beautifully decorated with contemporary and funky wall paintings, make your way to Cuvee to party the night away or relax at the wine room.
Address: Precinct 10, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Penang, MALAYSIA