With modern and relaxing ambient, Carbo & Bites (GPS: 5.33890,100.30478) can easily give visitors misconception that it is a cafe with gourmet coffee, chicken chop and pasta at minimum but in reality, it is not the case. It only has three Western dishes to be considered as a Western food cafe. So, what Carbo & Bites actually is? Let’s find out.
Visible from Bukit Jambul roundabout, The Wooden Kitchen (GPS: 5.33192,100.29636) is a new cafe at Krystal Point, Penang. It was one weekday’s evening when we decided to give this cafe a try. Thank goodness that parking was not an issue at Krystal Point during evening time as most offices were closed. From the exterior, it was like a normal cafe until we were presented with its menu…
Awakenings (GPS: 5.32849,100.28411) at The One, Bayan Baru opens since 6-Nov-2016 and since then, we visited it five times. The cafe is a non-dividend social enterprise with the following equation:
Sales – Expenses = Charity
That’s it, all the profit will be used for charity purposes. Isn’t it wonderful that you are able to contribute back to society while enjoying your meal?
With restaurants come and go in Elit Avenue, Bayan Baru, Penang, sometimes we think our “Publish this post” button is equivalent to “Close this business” in which restaurants closed for good (for whatever reasons) the moment we publish our post. Break n Eat Cafe (GPS: 5.32211,100.28222), however, is a dark horse.
Wake up early in the morning during weekend and looking for breakfast in Penang island? Other than Dim Sum and coffee shops, there are not many choices especially if you are looking for a cozy cafe for a sip of coffee. Located few shops away from Da Shu Xia Seafood Restaurant 大树下海鲜饭店 at Victoria Street, Nyonya Delights Cafe (GPS: 5.41397,100.33947) is an accidental discovery and since then, we visited it three times for breakfast.
After Thai restaurants, Vietnamese restaurants show significant grow in Penang in recent years. Saigon House Cuisine (GPS: 5.42152,100.33164) is located at Sri Bahari Road (same road in which The Ship and Foong Wei Heong Restaurant 风味小食馆 are located) occupying a unit of the renovated heritage shoplot. It was one evening when we were craving for Tomyam and planned to visit a Thai Fusion Cafe at Sri Bahari Road, just to find out that the cafe was under renovation. As a result, we walked few shops away and stumbled upon this Vietnamese restaurant. No Thai, Vietnamese also OK.
For people living in the mainland, now you no need to travel across the sea, facing unthinkable traffic of George Town for “sandwich-on-chair” by Loaf U as the cafe now has an outlet in Bukit Mertajam and Butterworth respectively. We stumbled upon Loaf U Butterworth in Teras Jaya Business Park near Raja Uda (GPS: 5.43372,100.38936) when we were hunting for breakfast recently.
Since Arena Curve near Olive Tree Hotel imposed paid parking system, cheapskates like us seldom visit this new commercial building in Bayan Baru. Still you can park your vehicle outside the private compound for free. Fortunately, Vege Delight (GPS: 5.32601,100.28006) in Arena Curve is located just opposite of Arang Coffee and we walked our way to this new restaurant one evening for some “Choo Char” dishes in vegetarian way.