Toh Soon Cafe

Located at a small alley way that connects Campbell Street and Kampung Malabar Street, Toh Soon Cafe is an old but popular coffee shop that serves toast and coffee. The unique point about this old shop is its bread which is grilled using the traditional way, with charcoal fueled fire. Aside from its toast, the coffee served is one of the best local Hainanese style coffee in Penang.

Toh Soon Cafe usually opens from 8am to around 3pm and it is normally crowded.

Muntri Street: Gala House Cafe and Restaurant

Gala House is a restaurant and cafe made up of a two-storey heritage style townhouse located along Muntri Street, George Town. It serves various pasta (quite well known for its fusion style), western cuisine as well as coffees and other drinks. Additional space is available at the upper floor and the balcony too for those who enjoy a sip of coffee or beer while overlooking the street below.

Previously, the same townhouse is also the home of another restaurant called Soul Kitchen.

For more info, one may visit its Facebook page here; https://www.facebook.com/galahouse.com.my or official website at http://www.galahouse.com.my/.

Bayan Baru: St. Presso Coffee

St. Presso cafe is located at the recently completed Elit Avenue in Bayan Baru, far away from the heritage zone of George Town where most such cafes are located. Despite the location, the cafe has been gaining popularity among the locals and people from around the area.

The cafe’s official website is http://www.stpresso.com.

Hutton Lane: Secawan ‘n’ Such


Secawan ‘n’ Such is one of the latest cafes to join the trendy cafe scene in George Town. The cafe retained most of the interior elements of the old heritage shoplot of which the cafe is housed within. It also features two large art murals on its interior walls, which were painted by Gabriel Marques, a friend of the famous artist Ernest Zacharevic.

For more info, please refer to its Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/secawanhutton.