Time flies and it has been one year since we first reviewed Mellowcup (GPS: 5.43203,100.30176) – a cafe in New Bob Centre, Gottlieb Road, Penang specialized in gourmet coffee. Recently, we re-visited it again for its new menu. Is the food getting better? Let’s find out…
MC5TIME (GPS: 5.32575,100.27081) is operated by a Chinese family previously owning a franchise cafe at Carnarvon Street in George Town. Due to some internal issues, the family decided to move forward by opening their own cafe – MC5TIME. The new cafe is shy away from main road and is located same row with 三國果條湯 (3 Kingdom Koay Teow Th’ng) in Sungai Ara.
Promenade is a new commercial-residential building located between D’Piazza and Elit Avenue, so new that the parking is still free and only few shops are currently opened, including Yin’s WholeFood Manufactory (GPS: 5.32398,100.28224). Yin’s latest establishment is a “cafe+organic shop” concept in which other than dining in, you can shop for organic products at Zenxin Organic Food Malaysia next to the cafe.
It was one evening when we had an appointment at food truck corner of Chulia Lane (Lorong Chulia). As usual, we departed early to avoid traffic,jam, so early that we had enough time to visit both Kuan Yin Temple and 20 Chulia Lane Cafe (GPS: 5.41901,100.33768) before our appointment. The cafe occupies ground floor of Penang Hainan Tan Clan Association. Parking-wise, not sure about you but we were grateful that we usually found a slot along the narrow Chulia Lane.
Itasty’s (GPS: 5.43089,100.39073) is located at Jalan Ong Yi How near Raja Uda. It was one evening when we planned to visit a Thai restaurant there but lady luck was not on our side as the restaurant was closed. As a result, we had our late dinner at Itasty’s few shops away (nearby Green Island Western Food).
Craving for something spicy (and we mean paralyzing spicy, not the Hokkien-Mee-with-a-scope-of-sambal kind of spiciness) early in the morning? Head to Golden Bowl Cafetiam (GPS: 5.42081,100.32663) at New World Park/Batu Lanchang for a bowl of Tomyam noodle topped with a slice of cheese. Bring along a towel though.
Tau Sar Pneah 豆沙饼, Hneoh Pneah 香饼, Beh Teh Saw 马蹄酥… these are just few traditional pastries from Ghee Hiang 义香 we buy since childhood days, be it as souvenir for friends visiting Penang or as own consumption. Today, the 160 years old naked baby is offering not just pastries and sesame oil, but also coffee products and a cafe called Teels Heritage which we will be covering in this article.