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
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
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
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
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
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
Set up to promote, market and generate tourism for the Penang State in Malaysia, Penang Global Tourism is a tourism bureau which serves as a focal point for coordinating all tourism activities. PGT, as it is affectionately known, works closely with various key tourism industry players locally and abroad. PGT participates in overseas sales missions at world-renowned trade shows, and the exposure has contributed to Penang’s popularity as a destination, investment and home of choice for many from around the world.