A cafe by day and bistro by night, SHINISE is where you can get hearty food, live music, coffee, beer and baked goods all at one destination. The vintage cafe is housed in a pre-war heritage building centrally located in George Town, Penang.
Their food menu is inspired by Western eats but the creative minds behind the team at SHINISE has incorporated local influences in certain dishes to turn it up a notch. As such, visitors can expect to see fusion creations on their dining table that are mostly priced below RM30/ S$10.
Gone are the days where travelling leisurely is reserved for the wealthy. Vacations need not be extravagant and Singapore’s closeness to other Southeast Asian cities have equipped us with the privilege to frequent weekend travels. Why stay at home when you can venture out? Furthermore, Malaysian state Penang is only an 85-minute flight away from Singapore!
After spending a week in Georgetown, Penang, it dawned upon us that a getaway at this UNESCO World Heritage City is really a lot more affordable than what most people think – especially when you would be travelling without having to compromise on comfort. Starving yourselves is absolutely unnecessary and it helps that Penang’s street food is incredibly cheap.
From exploring Ernest Zacharevic’s street art, sampling Penang’s famous assam laksa to riding a trishaw, here is How You Can Travel To Penang For A 3D2N Trip With S$250 (All-Inclusive).
Our recent cafe-hopping adventure has brought us to Georgetown – the capital of Penang – where we witnessed an up-and-coming cafe scene in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage City.
What makes Georgetown’s cafes so unique is that majority of these Malaysian cafes are located within restored colonial shophouses and each exudes an alluring old-world charm.
Here are 10 Gorgeous Cafes in Penang with Free Wifi and Great Ambience that we highly recommend.
Located in a compound of three heritage buildings, China House is a multi-concept venue spanning across 16,000 square feet. It features 14 unique spaces, including a bakery, cafe, live music performances, local art gallery and outdoor courtyard.
Black Kettle is not a spin-off from popular Melburnian establishment, but an impressive up-and-coming independent Malaysian cafe that is set to raise the bar for other Australian-style bistros in Georgetown, Penang.
Located in a restored heritage shophouse, the 5-month-old cafe is within walking distance from famous attractions Pinang Peranakan Museum and Chew Jetty.