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Cafe in Penang. Which is the best? I was often recommended to this Narrow Marrow located in Beach Street is one of the best cafe in Penang. It win many cafe hoppers heart of its classic ambiance, offering of fresh made Tiramisu and not to miss out their signature Tuak in Penang. 


 If you are looking for a place to chill with nice ambiance, I have to agree with many that this could be perhaps one of my favourite cafe ambiance in Penang. Taste of industrial and tastefully decorated with classic scope, mixture of black disk, and other unique antinque. love their Bar table too.DSC00811Best of all, it is also one of the best chill out spot with air condition full blast.DSC00809cafe penangcafe in penangbest cake in penangbest cafe in penangalcohol tiramisu in penangOther variety of fresh cakes available. Happy Hunting. Espresso Baileys Tiramisu is their signature @ RM 22 per piece. Worth it.
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Their Signature Alcoholic Tiramisu. Freshly done from the kitchen. It is soft, ,moist and punch with flavour. Generous amount of cocoa powder too.

Lime Tuak is another drink which is recommended. Super refreshing and punch you with a note of sourness to my linking. Tuak after taste flavour just flows in after that. A right balance. 
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Narrow Marrow

312, Lebuh Pantai, 

10300 Penang

Operating Hours: 3pm – 11pm (Friday – Monday)



Cafe hopping in Penang is one of the activity for travelers to do when they are in Heritage area. Pack with quite alot cafe around the area, Ome by Spacebar Coffee at Lorong Toh Aka is one of the cafe that is introduce by my KL friend. Check this place out with instagrammer @sxnflxwer_ which is also her introduction to this place.

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Operating in one of the prewar houses, fit with raw walls, industrial mining lighting and wood elements as the table seating do match it well.

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They do have some merchandises available too.

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Such a compact cafe, seating arrangement here is very very limited. So most of the people are here to check out the cafe and space is the limitation, many walk away too.

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I was told that their homemade bread is a bit hit among the coffee drinkers.

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The cafe is fully focus on serving coffee and therefore not much food is available. Specialty coffee is one of their strength too.

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A glass of Latte @ RM 10, is a decently price coffee. Not too bad as the ratio of milk and their coffee blend do mix very well. both did not overpower each other. A hint of nice aromatic coffee flavor is prominent as after taste.

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seating outside could be nice but it could be very warm too as there are 3 air con compressor sitting right on top of it. Parking here is nightmare too. So do prepare to walk around.

You can walk further down to check out Le Petit Four (which was told famous for their pastries) 

So yah, one of a nicer cafe that serve a better coffee in Penang. I have not done much cafe hunting in Penang, so yah. If you do have do leave a comment below.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, coffee not bad, quite like!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Ome by Spacebar Coffee
1, Lorong Toh Aka,
10100 George Town, Penang

Operating hours: 8am – 6pm (close Thursday)

Tel: 019-309 1450

Another cafe that was recommended by my friends is this Le Petit Four Patisserie that had been operating for quite a while in their old location in Hutton lane and they have just shifted to this new location about 5 months ago. Was told that their croissant is da bomb, and I should not miss it.

also read up some other bloggers mention that the owner is a Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie graduates in France. Therefore my expectation would be different.

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the cafe sits right at the main street of Beach street, where it is just a stone throw away from the famous mural zone.

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A cafe with its classic french looking is indeed quite nicely done up. Chequred tiles flooring x cemment with industrial furniture and wooden marble counter, adds up the whole ambiance of it.

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A cafe where we decided to gather to meet my Australian friend and I think I am quite late to reach this cafe as we I reach around 4.30pm where most of the items already sold out. Their scones seems to be quite popular here too as I read from other blogs.

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coffee here is slightly milder as the milk taste is slightly strong but not a bad cup though.

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Caramel Cheesecake

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When I see Eclair, I am all excited over it. I have yet found a nice one yet in Malaysia.

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Quite disappointing as the texture is hard, dry and not soft with slight chewy. It could be that the Patisserie had been left in the fridge for long time, to give this effect.

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Definitely a great catch up with my friends and oh well, desserts were below my expectation and would certainly come back to pay them a visit again to try out other items. Parking here quite be a huge challenge. I park at Lebuh Victoria Private parking space at RM 5 per entry and walk over.

Another new cafe worth to check it out as the coffee suits my palate. Kafka 

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6/10, so so only!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

310, Lebuh Pantai,
10300 George Town, Penang

Tel: 012-494 1858

Operating Hours:
9am – 6pm
(close Wednesday/Thursday)

IF you are looking for very rustic cafe, then Narrow Marrow at Penang is a little quirky cafe that will impress you with their outlet decor that is filled with rustic and slightly retro feel to it.. Operating in one of a small pre-war heritage shop and indeed the place is quite narrow and tight along the road of Carnarvon Street.

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A wall that is near wash off, that give you a glimpese and feel of this rustic feeling. Filled with old classic hawker chairs that made of thin mettle plate and strong solid iron base is just a nice nostalgic feeling added.

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We drop by here for their coffee and also their well known homemade Sarawak version of Tuak. In this super hot weather, that sure gifts you the mood of refreshing and yet there is a mild taste of sourish fermentation taste. It is either you like it or you do not like it.

This outlet operates with fan only.

252-A, Lebuh Carnarvon,
10100, Georgetown, Penang.
(*Few shops away from the famous Jit Seng Duck Rice*)

Operating Hours: 3 pm to 11 pm on Fridays;
9 am to 11 pm on every Saturday and Sunday.
Closed on every Monday to Thursday.

Contact Number: 6016- 553 6647

On my recent visit to Melbourne, I visited one of a well known cafe known as Kettle Black and now in Penang have another similar version known as Black Kettle. By the name itself, it sure do bring up my expectation with a few fellow bloggers hype over it.

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Upon walking in, I am certainly impress with their whole interior design which is quite posh, with natural sunlight at the middle seating area and with a wall of green walls behind certainly look very inviting. As you walk further back, it feels like you are walking to another zone, where it feels more like classy European dining area.

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In this bakery cafe, it is also well known for their freshly baked French Bread.

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On the look of it, it sure do look promising as its being display on a cute basket, however it is quite let down for them to use a clear plastic wrap around it and decided to pick two and give it a try.

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Choices in the menu are pretty huge menu and could not show the other side as its corrupted.

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Cafe Latte @ RM 10 is a pretty decent cup of coffee with mild acidic to my liking.

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Tried two of their pastries with RM 3.50 each. 

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Egg Benedict @ RM 24 is one of a dish highly recommended by many including their own staff. Ovearall for Penang standard, I would say can be one of the best few in town as its filled with Sauteed Spinach, Smoked Salmon and a carefully poached Egg atop of soft and Brioche is done pretty alright and nicely top with slightly thick buttery Hollandaise sauce. Just that I have eaten better ones before.

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At the price tag of RM 24 for a Ricotta Cheese Pancake is very steep for many people for such a portion. No doubt I would rate this is star of the dish as its elegantly and nicely presented yet pancake is cook to perfection, slightly crust on the outside and fluffy and soft inside. Top with variety ingredients such as seasonal berries, avocado, roasted nuts & honey butter.

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Roasted Chicken Sandwich @ RM 26. Nothing to shout about.

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Another highly recommended dish by many is this British origin, Rhubarb Crumble @ RM 8.50. Indeed Rhubarb is one of a favorite ingredients used by many Aussie cook, however for this version might be quite unique for me. This might be too dry for me or maybe best to recommend to go along with some recommended pairing from them.

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I guess my expectation was built too high from a few reviews. With those price tag, certainly there are many better options available. However, its a great cafe with nice ambiance and friendly barista.

*Pork Free

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 6.5/10 , nicee, for a stall on the road side Recommended! -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Black Kettle Cafe
105, Beach Street, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
** Right Next to the Fire Station
Business Hours: 7: 30 am to 11 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 251 9270

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