Top 5 Most Instagrammable Cafes in Penang

August 3rd 2022




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The hustle and bustle of Penang never seems to die down. Its sights and sounds are the reasons why Penang appeals to locals and foreigners alike. More importantly, the plethora of scrumptious food available on every corner is the reason why Penang is often known as the food capital of Malaysia. As such, it’d be virtually impossible to not come across aesthetically pleasing cafes when wandering the streets of Penang. Today’s read shall introduce to you some of the most Instagrammable cafes in Penang for your next cafe hopping expedition!



Project CAN by Haru Hari




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If you’re a fan of food trucks and the concept behind them, you’d be delighted to know that Project CAN by Haru Hari is Penang’s first ever caravan cafe! Set in a location adorned with nature and tranquillity, the ambience at Project CAN by Haru Hari is simply immaculate.


Quality coffee and a full-blown food menu is what makes this establishment an extremely unique one — as it’s essentially a fully operational restaurant dressed as a contemporary food truck joint. Expect to be served with tantalising and professionally prepared dishes, such as the Aussie Lamb Shank and the Norway Ponzu Salmon Fillet, alongside an international selection of fine alcohol.


Address: 62, Lebuh Gelugor, Taman Gelugor, 11600 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia


Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee Company



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Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee Company is known as Penang’s largest cafe, boasting a total space of 8000 sq ft. Apart from operating as a cafe and restaurant, Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee Company takes pride in being a coffee academy and roastery.


Set in an atmospheric rustic space highlighted with industrial elements, Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee Company is the perfect spot for a mandatory Instagram post in its extremely aesthetically pleasing interiors. With food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner such as muesli, burgers, pasta and steak, Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee Company also takes pride in roasting its own coffee beans — you could almost imagine the heavenly aroma greeting you upon entry!


Address: 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia


Narrow Marrow



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Born and bred as a community bar for artists and creators, it’s no wonder why Narrow Marrow is a space that’s aesthetically pleasing by default — it’s simply in its nature.


Narrow Marrow is proudly owned by an architect cum artist, which evidently explains why every single detail in this well-curated space is a form of art in itself. Famous for its coffee, tiramisu, and its signature toddy mojito, Narrow Marrow excels in taste — aesthetically and culinarily.


Address: 312, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia



PACE Coffee



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Fitted with a beautiful interior complete with rattan chairs, minimalist white tables and exposed brick walls, PACE Coffee is a new kid on the block — but is surely a force to be reckoned with.


PACE Coffee prides itself in curating unique renditions of the traditional coffee, whereby it’s cuppas are infused with coconut water, which is believed to make the taste of coffee less bitter. Its Iced Honeycomb Latte is also a crowd favourite. PACE Coffee also serves scrumptious dishes such as the Iberico Pork Carbonara, a dish highly recommended by its followers.


Address: 397, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia



WHEELER’S CAFE & BAR



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WHEELER’S CAFE & BAR is the go-to cafe for lovers of clean, elegant and simple interiors. Nestled in Love Lane, WHEELER’S CAFE & BAR consists of two floors decked out in rattan and wooden elements, enhanced by an open floor plan and airy interiors. 


WHEELER’S CAFE & BAR serves up a mean selection of coffee, with flavours ranging from floral to creamy — so there’s always a cup for everyone. Its extensive menu consists of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, alongside other drinks such as cocktails, fruit smoothies, and milkshakes.


Address: 67, Lorong Love, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia



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