Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Great Cafes of Penang

Penang is a café lover’s paradise. There were more amazing places here than I could frequent in my few short days, but I have a feeling that I saw some of Georgetown’s best. I started with Nomadic Note’s Guide tocafes of Penang, but when I could not find some of them, I dodged into others. A word of caution, many cafes open late (noon or later) and close early (five or six). Some are not open on Sundays or Mondays. Plan accordingly.

The most famous and iconic of the Georgetown cafes. An expat favorite. Who wouldn’t feel inspired to write in the sunlit courtyard of  a colonial house with green shutters? Mugshot also makes excellent crispy bagel sandwiches, and thick tart homemade yogurt.

Sugar Honey
Excellent drink selection. I ordered an iced Rose Latte, and my partner had a fantastic Green Tea latte. Their seats were very comfortable and conducive to working.

Twelve Cups
Another great green tea latte can be found here. This place is very clean and generic, but it provided a great little refuge from an afternoon storm.

The Alley
Here is another place I happened upon during my walks through Georgetown. When we entered entire staff greeted us. I don’t think anyone who worked there was over twenty years old. The place had a real quirky youth art vibe. 

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