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Any visit to George Town isn’t complete until you visit one of these quaint and cosy or modern and streamlined cafés a stone’s throw away from Courtyard by Marriott. All the cafes featured here are located within the vicinity of the Courtyard by Marriott Penang.
Norm Micro Roastery
Being popular with instagrammers and influencers who flock here to snap their industrial-chic minimalist décor isn’t the only reason why you should pay Norm Micro Roastery a visit. With an east meets west fusion menu comprising inventive dishes such as Barley and Mushroom Stew with chicken cauliflower polenta and their Baked Rainbow Trout with braised cannelini beans, kale and pickled fennel and pumpkin puree, this warehouse turned café has definitely turned the heads and filled the stomachs of many of its fans.
No.13 Gat Lebuh Gereja, 10300 George Town, Penang
Bright and light, Norm café is an oasis of pure delight in the heart of George Town. With specialities like the The Angry Shakshuka + Waffles, Spaghetti Aglio e Olio and Tiramisu, its coffee-based cocktails such as Cold Brew and Midnight Mocha really takes the cake for ingenuity.
No. 260C Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town 10100 Penang
Ome by Spacebar Coffee
Low-key and humble, this coffee spot is quietly located in a non-descript alley with wooden beams and rough-hewn brick walls giving its interior a raw vibe. Specialising in cakes such as their best-selling Sea Salt-Dusted Zucchini Olive Oil Loaf Cake and their speciality coffees, this is the perfect place to hideaway from the chaotic world with a good book.
No.1 Lorong Toh Aka, 10100 Penang
With matcha hailed as the new superfood, chockful of anti-oxidants and health-giving properties, Matcho Café is poised to be the next hot spot in George Town. From the classic Matcha Latte to the cooling Matcha Frappe and everything in between, don’t just go to this pink walled and potted plant haven for snacks and tea. Try their food menu because dishes such as the Tom Yam Chicken Wrap and pasta dishes will leave you craving for more.
No. 99B Lebuh Noordin, George Town, Penang
Graffiti on the wall isn’t the only thing that stands out at Urban Daybreak. Their Fried Chicken Waffle, Cinnamon French Toast and BBQ Glazed Meatloaf have been wowing foodies for some time now. But if you return to KL and still crave the food there the good news is they have a branch in Bangsar. The friendly staff adds to the appeal of the place.
No.338 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 Penang
Constant Gardener Café
If exotic coffee is your thing, then do drop by the Constant Gardener Café as they’ve strived to make the perfect cup of coffee ever since they opened their doors. With imported coffee beans from far flung places such as Bolivia and Ethiopia, you’ll be challenged to find another café with the varieties Constant Gardener Café serves up. Do also try their Triple Chocolate Cake made from Hondurian single origin chocolate. We assure you it’s really out of this world!
No. 9 Lebuh Light, Ground Floor, Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building, George Town, Penang