5 Popular Muslim-friendly Café in Penang to Try
Looking for a halal place to chill at? Check out these Muslim-friendly cafes in Penang. When the word ‘Penang’ is mentioned, the first thing that would pop up in most Malaysians’ minds would be – “food paradise”. Penang offers an abundance of delicious food such as char kuey teow, nasi kandar, Hokkien mee, nasi biryani and the list goes on!
Coming to Penang, you will see a lot of cafes all around you, and we are sure you just want to enter every single one of them to try out their food, right?
However, here in foodpanda, we understand how our fellow Muslims will think twice whether the café is Halal or not; whether it is ‘safe’ for them to dine in. Well, worry not – we have compiled a list of popular Muslim-friendly cafes in Penang which you can try without any worries.
1. Tok Ma Malay Kitchen
Located at Kimberley Street, Tok Ma Malay Kitchen is one of the most popular Halal cafes in Penang Island. Tok Ma Malay Kitchen specialises in traditional Malay cuisines, which you can rarely find in Penang. They have also added a modern touch to their dishes, making the public becoming more interested in trying them out.
So, if you are a fan of traditional Malay cuisines, you can try out the food which they offer such as Masak Lemak Udang Harimau, Rendang Ayam, Rojak Cucur Platter and also Masak Lemak Udang Pasta.
Address: 249, Kimberley Street, 10100, Georgetown, Penang.
1p.m. – 4:30p.m. & 6p.m. – 10p.m. (Tuesday – Thursday)
6p.m. – 10p.m. (Friday)
1p.m. – 4:30p.m. & 6p.m. – 10p.m. (Saturday & Sunday)
*Closed on Monday.
2. The Table & Co.
This hidden gem which is nestled at Lebuh Carnarvon, Georgetown is a popular halal café which serves western food and coffee. The Table & Co. might look like a small café, but do not be fooled! The food which they offer on their menu will leave you speechless.
If you ever decide to stop by, we would suggest trying out their Spaghetti with Buttermilk Chicken, Chicken Grill Black Pepper, HOT Mama Tower and Lamb Grill. For dessert, you have to try their signature ‘Burnt Basque Cheesecake’.
Address: 27, Lebuh Carnarvon, Georgetown, 10100, Penang Island.
Operating hours: 6p.m. -11p.m. (Closed on Thursday)
3. Rumah Kacha
If you have an eye for aesthetics, then you would definitely love this café! Its name, which translates to ‘Glass House’, has won public attention with its unique design. The café literally looks like a glass house from outside, and with its see-through design, you can enjoy the view of the scenery even when you are eating indoors!
Come drop by and try out their well-known home cooked dishes such as Masak Lemak Cili Api with Baked Chicken Pasta and also Glazed Chicken Burgers.
Address: Hin Bus Depot, 31a, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 11a.m. – 9p.m. (Closed on Monday)
4. Bricklin Café Bar by Rasta Brew Co.
Bricklin Café Bar by Rasta Brew Co. is the perfect choice if you plan to hang out with your friends. The café is well air-conditioned, with comfortable furniture making the ambience really relaxing and cozy for the customers.
Besides its fantastic environment, the food offered also do not disappoint! As a matter of fact, if you come on weekdays, you can try out their newly launched lunch set which is only RM21! Meanwhile, for adventurous newcomers, you must try their Laugh Pilaf Chicken Poke Bowl.
Address: 31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang.
Operating hours: 9a.m. – 7p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
5. Teszta Resto
Craving for Italian food? Come over to Teszta Resto! Another famous Halal café which can be found in Penang. On a side note, we would suggest you to dress up nicely before coming to this café because you will be surprised at how luxurious it is.
Sounds like a perfect spot to take pictures for your Instagram feed! Their most popular dishes are the Beef Pie, Chicken Pie and Pizza. Bon appetit!
Address: 2-G-13A, Medam Rajawali, Solaria Square, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Operating hours: 11a.m. – 10:30p.m. (Daily)
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Article Written By Marcovy
Marcovy is a passionate writer who thinks life is about living to eat and enjoying it to the fullest. He wanted to explore the restaurants around Malaysia and the idea of documenting those food experiences was what inspired him to start writing food blog.