In line with the latest hipster joints that have vigorously bloomed in places like the Klang Valley, Penang seems to be following suit, if Behind 50 can be taken as any indication. Behind 50 was brought into conception by three friends who envisioned a café that can bring into conciliation their interests in food and art. Behind 50 serves lunch and dinner sets, as well as a few types of drinks; but the main attraction is undoubtedly its ambience nostalgic, rustic, and generally reminiscent of old-school Penang. Photographs of candid, humble Penang plague the recklessly scribbled walls, and the vintage gramophone sputters and crackles a vinyl record. And if you’re wondering, Behind 50 is named as such because it is located behind a building called ‘50’.
50, Love Lane, George Town, Penang.
Tel: +6012 556 5509
Opening times: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sun, 6pm-1am; closed on Thu
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