This old but iconic McDonald’s Restaurant at the Sunrise building in Gurney Drive will be closed down soon after serving the local population for many years. It used to be a very popular McDonald’s outlet in Penang and almost every Penang born adult would have visited this outlet at some point in their lives here.
Loke Thye Kee is an old and historical building that can be easily recognized as it stands at the corner of Burmah Road and Penang Road. Built in the late 1920s to resemble a ship, the building was a popular Chinese restaurant back in the old days until its gradual decline. The building was later renovated and restored in 2012 to its present state. Now, the building houses a few cafes and eateries.
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.
Baa Baa Black Sheep Cafe is located along the main road of Tanjung Bungah and is opposite to the Dalat International School in Penang. It serves meals all day and is quite a recent addition to the area’s restaurants and cafes.
Cafe 55 is located at the corner pre-war shophouse of Stewart Lane and Chulia Lane. As with most of such cafes in George Town, the cafe serves both food (such as spaghetti and all day breakfast) as well as various drinks, especially coffee. The cafe is notably known for its 3D latte art.
Cozy in the Rocket is the new Amelie Cafe with a spacious dining area and still retains its old vintage settings. Operated by the original couple owners, Cozy in the Rocket is located at the corner of the junction of Armenian Street and Beach Street, a few meters away from the old spot.
Soul Kitchen is a little restaurant/cafe converted from a pre-war 2-storey house located at Muntri Street, George Town. The relaxed atmosphere and retro decoration of the cafe give it a great place to have a brunch or a cup of coffee amidst the old heritage streets of the town. The cafe was founded by married couple Michele and Tonio who met each other in Munich. For more info (such address, contact and business hours), please refer to their website here; www.soulkitchenpenang.com.