Top 8 Best Penang Breakfast Spots you Must Try

Trying to decide what to eat in Penang? 

Penang may be small. However, food-wise, it packs a punch and is likely high up on the list of favourite food havens for many Malaysians.

George Town Penang Island

Penang has so much to offer, from conventional kopitiams to street-side stalls. It’s hard to keep something a secret from fellow food-obsessed Malaysians, so don’t be surprised when you find a crowd.

They say breakfast is the main meal of the day. So why not delight yourself at the start of the day with a sumptuous, nutritious meal? Here are just a few great Penang breakfast spots to fill your tummy for the day ahead.

List of Breakfast spot in George Town Penang

Living Room @ Macalister Mansion

If you’re in the area, head over to Living Room @ Macalister Mansion to dine in magnificent, fashionable splendour. Enjoy the decor, natural lighting, polite waiters and, of course, the delicious big breakfast!

Feast on your choice of eggs, different toast choices, sausages, sautéed mushrooms and tomatoes, as well as homemade boiled beans.

Cafè Jen @ Penang Hotel


Looking for a hotel Breakfast in Penang? Checking out Hardrock Hotel or Rainbow Paradise Hotel? 

There’s another spot to take note of if you’re in Penang. Fully revamped, Cafè Jen offers authentic Asian cuisine with foreign flavours for diners and inspiration from Italian cuisine. 

Its decoration is simple. Look out for wooden tables and potted plant shelves that stand out from the muted grey floor. Cafè Jen’s offers plenty of amazing food options. 

There’s the salad bar station, and “Sea & Grill” hot dishes. Diners can expect to choose from a range of delicacies ranging from oyster, and prawn to smoked duck breasts, quail eggs and vegetables.

breakfast buffet at Cafè Jen hotel

The expanded offerings of seafood now feature limitless crustacean servings such as snow crab legs, tiger prawns, yabbies, crabs, and slipper lobsters. 

The regular buffet breakfast, available at MYR 25, is served from 6:00 am to 10:00 am.

Argyll Road Roti Canai

Argyll Road Roti Canai dates back to 1955 and is one of the oldest restaurants in George Town. Since then it has grown from its origins as a small street stall to a full shophouse.

The staple breakfast in Malaysia is eaten soaked in a curry of your choosing, such as chicken, beef or mutton. To top your roti you can also order a sunny-side-up egg.

So, look forward to getting energized in the morning by tucking into a full breakfast.

Address: Jalan Argyll, George Town, 10050 George Town, Penang

Budan's Brew Coffeebar

Budan’s Brew Coffee Bar is not only about the beans, but they also serve a large, seasoned breakfast, together with a rich and hearty finish. If you’re in the area, consider pairing it, with a fine range of coffees!

The Coffee Shop Sin Guat Keong

You might have heard of Gurney Drive, but have you heard of Kimberley Street? This renowned stretch of George Town is famed for its fantastic local flavours and night market. 


Equally impressive though are the choices for breakfast. One example is the since long-founded Sin Guat Keong Coffee Shop. This spot serves delicious dishes such as Chee Cheong Fun and Char Koay Teow. 

They even have a dessert stand, and you can order from other nearby stalls, too.

Caffee Joo Leong

Joo Leong Cafe is a popular spot to have breakfast, especially for people working in the area near Bayan Lepas or those flying in the morning from Penang International Airport.

It is a quaint little coffee shop located in Kampung Sungai Tiram near Penang International Airport, somewhere alongside Jalan Sungai Tiram.

Joo Leong Cafe offers Noodle, Toast, Coffee and Nasi Lemak. Simple yet tasty food favoured by locals here in Penang.

The Nasi Lemak Box Project

Projek Nasi Lemak Box Penang

If you’re seeking a unique take on Malaysia’s beloved national dish then check out the Nasi Lemak Box Project.

It sits in Padang Kota Lama and is one of the newer eateries of the block opposed to many of the veteran establishments. They use the natural floral pea butterfly dye to give their nasi lemak a pretty purple-blue hue, identical to nasi kerabu. 

Choose among mouth-watering sides like fried chicken, fried fish and Assam prawns for fried noodles or you could even swap the rice out.

For true high-end indulgence select the nasi lemak lobster (RM79), which is served with a delicious lobster drenched in cheese and blow-torched to crispy excellence.

Instagrammable Cafe and Lodging in George Town

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