Cake Shop in Penang

Best Cake Shop In Penang (17 Yummy Pastries and Bread Too!)

Looking for a cake shop in Penang? Who doesn’t love a great dessert especially when you are on a vacation?

Malaysia is well known for its food diversity, especially in Penang. The aesthetic cake shops in Penang are must-visit places to add to your list especially if you want an instagrammable place.

Cakes, yummy pastries, bread with a good cup of coffee with friends and family around is an amazing ambiance especially when you are on vacation.

So, here I am to share with you the best cake shop in Penang that you can’t miss out on.

17 Cake Shops In Penang

1. Roots Dessert Bar

2. Moody Cow Dessert Cafe

3. China House

4. Belle and Cream

5. Black Kettle 

6. Whisk

7. Inherit Taste Patisserie

8. Macallum Connoisseurs

9. Pik Nik

10. Ng Kee Cake Shop

11. Narrow Marrow

12. Matcho Cafe

13. Carnarvon Cafe

14. Kopi Hutan

15. Rainforest Bakery

16. Daily Dose Cafe

17. Le Petit Four

Where is Penang?

Penang also known as Pearl of Orient is an island located north-west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Penang is also known as the heart of local food.

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1.  Roots Dessert Bar

The cakes here have won so many hearts. The unique menu of cakes available is just amazing. The incorporation of fruits into cakes makes the cakes here stand out not forgetting the pretty texture of the cakes.

Here are some cakes that you should try ;

Watermelon cake (Priced at RM19/$4.50)

Almond dacquoise, rose cream, fresh watermelon, fresh strawberries, pistachios, beetroot crumb.

Tofu Cheesecake (Priced at RM17 / $4.02)

Tofu cheesecake, honeycomb,lime jelly, gula melaka

Pisang pengat (Priced at RM18 / $4.26)

Banana semifreddo, sago with gula melaka, candied peanut, bruleed banana.

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Address : 72, Jalan A.S. Mansoor, George Town, 10050 Pulau Pinang

Operating hour : Wednesday – Friday (3.00pm – 11.00pm)

        Saturday & Sunday ( 12pm-12am)

        Monday & Tuesday (Closed)

2. Moody Cow Dessert Cafe

I love cempedak!! Who doesn’t? Cempedak is a local fruit found in Malaysia. This cake shop in Georgetown, Penang  is famous for it. 

Their cakes come in a big portion which can be shared among 3-4 people per piece and is definitely worth the price you are paying. For salted egg lovers, this cake shop is also famous for its salted egg cake!

Here are some cakes that you should try ;

Nangka Madu(Priced at RM48 per slice / $11.36)

Rich cempedak creamy cheese top with caramelized Nangka. Each piece weighs about 500 gram. Can you imagine how big each piece would be?

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Photo credit : @moodycowcafe

Beijing Moon (Priced at RM 34 per slice /  $8.06 )

Salted egg yolk creamy cheese top with almond flakes.

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Photo credit : @moodycowcafe

Nutella Wonder (Priced at RM46 per slice/ $10.91)

Creamy nutella cheese layered with chocolate moist cake with hazelnut.

Address: 170, Jalan Transfer, George Town, 10050, George Town, Penang

Operating hours : 11am – 12am (Daily)

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3. China House

Penang is famous for its heritage buildings. So why not visit a famous cake shop in Penang that is located in a heritage building? ChinaHouse is a traditional compound of 3 heritage buildings, linked by an open-air courtyard. 

The interesting part is you will be provided paper and crayons for you to create your art while waiting for your orders to arrive! I’m sure children will enjoy this.

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Here are some cakes that you should try ;

Tiramisu cake (Priced at RM19.09 / $ 4.51)

Rich and moist tiramisu cake made of a tender cake soaked with coffee syrup, topped with creamy mascarpone frosting, and dusted with cocoa powder.

Walnut espresso cake (Priced at RM12.72 / $ 3.01)

The unique and authentic coffee-flavored snack cake is perfectly flavored with espresso, and the finely chopped walnuts give it amazing texture.

Carrot cake (Priced at RM19.08 / $ 4.51)

The perfect carrot cake with crumbled base. A must try cake when you are at China House

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Photo credit : @darmini

Address : 153, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang

Operating hours : 9am – 11.30am (Daily)

4. Belle and Cream

Who doesn’t love a good cheesecake? Belle and Cream give you one of the best cheesecakes and I kid you not when I say they have one of the yummiest cakes in town.

Here are some cakes that you should try ;

Original cheesecake (Priced at RM18 /$ 4.25 )

The firm exterior texture and the creamy cheese in the middle is so good that it literally melts in your mouth. 

Bubble milk tea cheesecake (Priced at RM22 / $5.20)

Are you a fan of bubble milk tea and cheesecake? Belle and Cream is where you should go. The cake is made of real tea and cheese topped with amazing tapioca balls.

Chocolate cheesecake (Priced at RM20 / $4.73)

Chocolate lovers should definitely try this! The cake is so smooth and fudgy and melts in your mouth! Just writing about it makes me crave for another bite of it.

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Photo credit : @BelleandCream

Address: 16, Medan Lim Cheng Teik, Kampung Syed, 10250 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang.

Operating hours : Sunday – Thursday (10am-6pm)

          Friday & Saturday (11am-12am)

                           Tuesday (Closed)

5. Black Kettle

A taste of European bakery located at the heart of Penang Island in one of the historical buildings. They have amazing handmade bakery products and they hold up to their ethos “less is more”. While you are there don’t forget to try their main dishes as well.

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Here are some cakes that you should try ;

Lemon Meringue Tart(Priced at RM7 / $ 1.65)

The sweet and tangy taste of the lemon meringue  with an amazing shortcrust base just hits the right spot on the palate.

Chocolate Truffle Cake (Priced at RM14 / $3.31)

Perfectly layered with Grand Marnier liqueur and dusted with cocoa powder. Unfortunately it is non-halal. 

Paris-Bret (Priced at RM15 / $3.55)

A French based pastry that is newly added into the menu. It is a large ring shaped choux pastry that is cut in half and stuffed in between with crisp almond and praline flavoured softly whipped cream.

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Address: 105, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang

Opening hours : 11am – 9pm ( Closed on Wednesday)

6. Whisk

A small hidden cafe is located at Queens Street. One of the best cake shops in Penang Island. You might miss out on the cafe if you don’t pay attention. A very instagrammable entrance and interior as well. If you need a good ambiance to hang out with your friends then you should pay a visit to this cafe.

Here are some cakes that you should try ;

Pavlova

A meringue based dessert filled with fresh cream and topped with fruits. The pavlova here is the show stealer as the sweetness is just at the right amount.

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Orange cheesecake( Priced at RM18 / $ 4.25)

The citrusy taste of the orange and the cheese, DANG! It is just amazing!

Address: 15, Lebuh Queen, 10200 George Town, Penang

Operating Hours: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Opens daily)

7. Inherit Taste Patisserie

Tired of normal cakes. Why not go for the latest trending crepe cake! This cafe is well known for the freshly made Mille Crepe Cake. A minimalist cafe with perfectly layered crepe cake is obviously what you need for your dessert hunting! 

Don’t forget to visit this cake shop in Georgetown Penang.

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Here are some cakes that you should try ;

Mango Mille Crepe Cake ( Priced at RM15.90 / $3.76 )

Perfectly layered crepe cake with diced fresh mango is a must try especially after a long walk around Penang Island.

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Chocolate Mille Crepe Cake ( Priced at RM14.90 / $ 3.52)

For those chocolate lovers they also have options of tiramisu, oreo, nutella or dark chocolate crepe cake.

Address: 16, Jalan Imigresen, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 12 PM-10 PM (Closed on Wednesdays)

8. Macallum Connoisseurs

Coffee lovers out there!! Here is a cafe that is founded by coffee enthusiasts. 

One of the best pastry shops in Penang. The rusty classic look of the cafe is certainly a win to hang out. When you are there don’t forget to try their pasta dishes. The taste still lingers in my mouth!

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Photo credit : @darmini

Here are some dishes that you should try ; 

Scrambled egg with shitake croissant(Priced at RM15/ $ 3.54)

Delicious and soft croissant topped with scrambled egg and grilled shiitake mushroom 

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Good Ol’ Bagel (Priced at RM7 / $ 1.65)

Bagel topped with spread of your choice -Cream cheese/Orange Marmalade/Butter/Apricot Jam

Caramel Pancake (Priced at RM16 /$3.78) 

Of course don’t forget to try their pancake topped with caramelised apple and banana slices, crumbled cinnamon biscuit, chocolate waffle biscuits and served with salted caramel sauce.

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Photo credit : @darmini

Address : 1,Gat Lebuh Macallum, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Operating hours : Daily 9am-9pm

9. Pik Nik

Pink lovers assemble here! Pink cake shop located in Georgetown Penang.

The cafe is painted with pink color and gives out a lovely and warm ambiance. PIK NIK cafe is a perfect brunch spot started in the year 2011 has been one of the pioneer cafes in Penang Island.

Here are some dishes that you should try ; 

Waffles (Priced at RM15 / $ 3.56)

They have a few varieties of waffles available on their menu. We tried the Miss Strawberry and trust me it was one of the best waffles we have tried! When you are there dont forget to pair it with their amazing hot chocolate!

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Photo credit : @darmini

Address: 15, Jalan Nagor, 10500 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours : Daily 12pm-10pm

10. Ng Kee Cake Shop

Ng Kee Cake shop in Penang is over a hundred and twenty years old, run by 3 generations. Mooncakes are famous during the Mid Autumn Festival and this cake shop in Penang Island has authentic handmade mooncakes. 

Head out there and make sure to try their amazing mooncakes and don’t forget to buy some of their traditional biscuits too!

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Photo credit : @ngkeecakeshop

Address: 61, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours : Daily 9am-6pm

11. Narrow Marrow

Narrow Marrow has always been on the list of cafes that should be visited while you are in Penang Island. It is one of the famous cake shops in Penang. Their amazing cakes and coffees have always drawn in customers.

Photo credit : @narrowmarrow

Here are some dishes that you should try ; 

Salted Gula Melaka Baked Cheesecake (Priced at RM18 / $ 4.27)

Palm caramel or also known as salted gula melaka is very famous in Malaysia especially its use in desserts. Their salted gula  melaka cakes are one of our favourites.

Dirty Bourbon Tiramisu Cake (Priced at RM18 / $ 4.27)

A very interesting combination of flavours that you should try.

Photo credit : @narrowmarrow

Address: 312, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 3 PM-11 PM (Closed on Tuesday & Wednesdays)

12. Matcho Cafe

Matcha Lovers here is a dessert shop for you. They have a variety of Matcha desserts to try on. The tropical decoration of the cafe is a picture-perfect spot.

Photo credit : @matchocafe

Here are some dishes that you should try ; 

Matcha Crepe Cake, Matcha Tiramisu ( RM17/ $4.02)

Can’t decide what cake you want , they also have Matcho Signature Dessert Box priced at RM68 / $16.48) consisting of banana cheesecake, burnt cheesecake, matcha crepe cake , chocolate fudge cake and jumbo chocolate chip cookie.

Photo credit : @matchocafe

Matcha Gula Melaka (Priced at RM14 / $3.32)

Don’t forget to try their matcha latte with gula melaka along with their cakes. 

Address: 99B, Lebuh Noordin, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours : 12pm – 8pm ( Closed on Tuesday)

13. Carnavon Cafe

This cafe is an Instagram worthy cafe. Looking for a small private event space, then this is the place to go. 

Photo credit : @carnavoncafe

Here are some cakes that you should try ;

Melon cake (Priced at RM19.90 / $ 4.72)

This is a special cake in their menu.The sweet taste of the melon placed in between the cake with fresh cream is just something you should try. You can order it in slices or a whole cake.

Photo credit : @carnavoncafe

Tofu Cheesecake (Priced at RM17.90 / $ 4.25) 

The smooth and creamy tofu cheesecake just melted in our mouth. Don’t miss out!

Address: 54, Lorong Prangin, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hour : Tuesday – Thursday ( 12pm – 7pm)

        Friday – Sunday (12pm-9pm)

                             Closed on Monday

14. Kopi Hutan

A place to visit when you visit Penang Hill. Looking for a cafe away from the city this cafe is placed inside a jungle. You can enjoy nature while sipping the coffee along with their cakes.

Photo credit : @kopihutan

Here are some cakes that you should try ;

Tiramisu cake (Priced at RM15 / $ 3.56)

They have a variety of cakes, we tried their tiramisu cake and paired it with their signature kopi hutan. We loved the combination while enjoying the fresh clean air.

Photo credit : @darmini

How to reach there :

You can get there via a buggy service or you can also get a free ride from the owner.

Address : Summit road, Penang Hill 11500 Penang, Malaysia

Operating hours : 9am-6pm (Daily)

15. Rainforest Bakery

Rainforest bakery is one of the best bakeries in Penang. They specialize in freshly made pastries. You can smell the amazing smell of freshly baked bread lingering in the air once you walk into the cafe.

Don’t forget to pack some bread back home while you are there.

Photo credit : @rainforest

Address: 300, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang

Operating hour : 8am -10pm ( Daily)

16. FlourLab Vegan

Looking for a vegetarian cake shop in Penang? This place serves amazing vegetarian cakes.Their cakes taste exactly like the non vegetarian cakes and looks delicious.

Here are some suggestion that you should try ;

Vegan Taro Box Cake (Priced at RM26 / $ 6.17)

Made from fresh taro and healthy ingredients. You can enjoy a guilt free dessert here! You can also try their matcha red bean box cake which is made of fresh red bean paste.

You can also customise your own bread here! Finding a vegan cake can be a bit difficult but this shop provides a variety of it.

Address: 20, Queen St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang

Operating hour : 9am-6pm (Daily)

17. Le Petit Four Patisserie

One of our favourite pastry shops in Penang. The ambience there is set to fit the French pastry shop. The pastries are freshly made and you can watch them while enjoying your food. 

Croissant (Priced at RM7.00 / $1.66)

We would say they have one of the best croissants.Freshly handmade and just tastes wonderful.

Scones

We always pack a few extra scones with us just in case we start craving for their scone. Don’t forget to try them while you are in Penang

Photo credit : @darmini

Address: 310, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hour : 9am- 6pm (Closed Wednesday & Thursday )

Cake Delivery Service In Penang

Feeling lazy to go out but craving for a good cake or looking for birthday cake delivery in Penang? There are a few options you can use to get your cake delivered to you.

1. Eatcaketoday 

A website where you can place your order for cakes and receive your cake at your doorstep at least within 4hours.

2. SK Homemade Cake

You can order their homemade cakes and they will deliver it to you.

3. Grabfood

You can also scroll through the grabfood application and find your favourite cafes and place your order via the application.

4. Sunflower Homemade Cakes

Sunflower cake shop Penang was founded in the mid 90’s by Madam Wang How Wah. They are famous for their homemade layer cakes which are  made with low sugar content and no artificial preservatives without compromising the taste!

They have a variety of layer cakes and you can place your order through their website Sunflower online order.

Conclusion

These are the few best cake shops in Penang of our recommendation and there are plenty of other cake shops  in Penang that you can give a try. 

Penang island is rich in so many foods so don’t forget to enjoy the amazing scenery as well as their local food and of course the desserts while you are there! 

The cafes suggested here will surely take over your instagram while you are in Penang as they are so unique and designed to be instagrammable! 

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