Restaurants & Cafés

The best restaurants and cafés in Penang, including restaurant reviews and editors' picks

Top 6 durian desserts to try in Penang
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Top 6 durian desserts to try in Penang

Tried and tested durian desserts, sorted according to pungency factor

Wheeler's Coffee
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Wheeler's Coffee

Wheeler's Coffee may come across like a regular coffee joint – albeit with a cool bicycle themed decor and murals – but its rather extensive menu pushes it towards the café category

Aunty Anne True Penang Cuisine
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Aunty Anne True Penang Cuisine

Nyonya food for solo diners? Yes it's possible

Laksalicious
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Laksalicious

Penangites might scoff at the idea of eating the state's signature dish in an air-conditioned cafe-like space, but let's not discount the new laksa specialist, Laksalicious, based on its environment.

The best things to eat at Cecil Street Market
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The best things to eat at Cecil Street Market

Skip the lines at Gurney Drive and head to Pasar Lebuh Cecil court where the locals gather for Penang favourites after a spot of grocery shopping

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Penang's local hawker favourites
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Penang's local hawker favourites

Cheap eats that are low in price but big in flavour

Penang's best cafés
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Penang's best cafés

Coffee, cakes, desserts and WiFi - these places are made for lingering

Penang's traditional pastry shops
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Penang's traditional pastry shops

The best places for tau sar pneah, Cantonese pepper biscuits and egg tarts

Guide to seafood
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Guide to seafood

A step-by-step guide to placing your order in our local seafood restaurants