Always on the hunt for a good cup of coffee, I've wondered the streets of Penang, (mostly Georgetown) trying many a brew that didn't quite cut it, and others that deliciously surprised. My fondness is for espresso and syphon coffee, so the traditional kopi-o didn't sound my caffeine radar. There are many Penang experts though who would be glad to guide you to a great place serving this local speciality roasted with margarine and sugar. My hunt though was purely personal so... here's my love list of:
The Best Coffee in Penang
Lighthouse Coffee Penang (now closed)
Just Wow! Must try the Aussie Strong Latte - a double shot of espresso with perfectly textured milk.
|Lighthouse Coffee Penang|
As long as Kishen is behind the machine, you're guaranteed a terrific cup.
|Living Room - Macalister Mansion|
Part of the attraction is the cuteness of this hole-in-the-wall cafe, but the specialist on the syphon means serious business.
Their Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee made with the syphon is worth sipping on while contemplating the furry mo decor.
Priding themselves in consistently excellent espresso based coffees and a choice of beans, the baristas here are experts in their brew (and there's an eye-popping selection of cakes to pair your coffee with too).
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