Great Finds in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

The last few visits to Penang have seen so much indulgence that there’s just not enough time to write about them all. Here are a few quickies that we’ve nibbled on causing us to dream of return…

China House – mouthwatering giant slabs of cake and expertly brewed coffee. You haven’t experienced Penang unless you’ve had a slice of something sweet from this cafe.

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China House – luscious cakes and pastries

China House
153 – 155 Lebuh Pantai
10350 Penang
+ 6 04 263 7299

Cozy in the Rocket – Amelie Cafe’s (now closed) new more sophisticated bigger sister. Still has a great ambience (although not quite as much charm as the original). We love the gnocchi here. Everything is cooked on the spot so allow some time to enjoy the space while your meal is prepared.

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Cozy in the Rocket – home made gnocchi

Cozy in the Rocket
262 – 264 Lebuh Pantai  (opposite the main entrance to China House)
10350 Penang
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Three Sixty Sky Bar – for magnificent views on the rooftop of Bayview Hotel, Georgetown

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Three Sixty Sky Bar, Bayview Hotel
Three Sixty Sky Bar
Rooftop of Bayview Hotel Georgetown
Lebuh Farquhar
Georgetown, Penang
+6 04 263 3161 ext. 226

The Leaf Healthy House – delicious healthy food at bargain prices

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The Leaf, Healthy House

The Leaf Healthy House
5 Lebuh Penang
10200 Penang

Ah Leng – “Special” Char Kway Teow – really good stuff!

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Ah Leng – “Special” Char Kway Teow

Ah Leng Char Kway Teow
Kafe Khoon Hiang
Jalan Dato Keramat

Irresistible Pastries – egg tarts and other baked delights

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Egg Tart – Irresistible Pastries

Irresistible Pastries
Lebuh Victoria (on the other side of the street to the back entrance to China House, next to Sekeping)
Penang, Malaysia

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  1. I wonder why the name "China". Does it refer to the crockery used? Fine porcelain?

  2. How do you find Cozy in the Rocket's service? Been hearing many negative comments about their services and foods are pretty much over-priced, not too sure about this though.

    • Hi Ken, We'd heard the same thing. We visited late afternoon so there was no crowd. We know the chef prepares everything from scratch himself in the kitchen so we expected to wait. We didn't end up having to wait too long so didn't have a problem with the service. A busy lunch time could potentially be a totally different experience though. I know the prices seem expensive when you have such delicious street food for a third of the price just round the corner, but I think for the quality and space it's reasonable value. Gnocchi was fab and have had much worse for much more in 5 star hotels. We both enjoyed the coffee (I like Rubra), but hubby felt it was overpriced. All in all though we'd return again – especially for the home made pastas.

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