Archive for the ‘Breakfast’ Category

JanxDen Greenlife Cafe

In Breakfast, Mix cuisines on August 4, 2013 at 5:35 pm

This is the main branch of JanxDen Greenlife Cafe located on Chow Thye Road in town. The second outlet is located in the All Season Place, Farlim.

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Food ordered:

1. Pesto Spaghetti

2. Pai Tee

3. Spicy Chicken Pizza

4. ? Salad

5. Pumpkin Soup

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JanxDen Greenlife Cafe

Address: 21 Jalan Chow Thye

George Town, Penang 10050

Second branch  – All Seasons Place, Farlim

Tel:60 4-226 8414


Mon–Tue, Fri–Sun:

Noon–3:00 PM

6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Wed: Noon–3:00 PM

Facebook :  janxdengreenlifecafe


The Mugshot Cafe

In Bakery, Breakfast on May 26, 2013 at 8:49 pm

The Mugshot Cafe is located next to Rainforest Bakery on bustling Chulia Street.

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Food ordered

1. Bagel with cream cheese

2. Yogurt with kiwi & honey

3. Wildberry tea

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The Mugshot Cafe


302, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang.

Phone:(6012) 405- 6276

Hours: 8am-9pm (Daily)

Other reviews:

1. The Nyonya Diaries

2.What2See:Best of Penang Food

Adventist Cafeteria

In Breakfast, Mix cuisines on May 24, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Adventist Hospital has a cafeteria and bakery that serves lacto-ovo meals.

Food ordered

1. Wan Than Mee

2. Brown Rice with 3 types of dishes


Adventist Cafeteria


Sundays – Thursdays : 6.00am-9.00pm


Saturdays & Public Holidays- Closed

David Brown’s Restaurant & Tea Terraces on Penang Hill

In Breakfast, English on July 14, 2011 at 8:54 am

If you find yourself on Penang Hill, fret not, sustenance is available at David Brown’s Restaurant & Tea Terraces on Strawberry Hill. There are two options to get to the top of the hill : a hired 4WD’s or the new funicular train. Tickets for the funicular train can be purchased at the foot of the hill.  Ticket prices varies for locals and foreigners.

The restaurant is a few feet away from the main station. There’s a small hut and little signs to lead you to the top of Strawberry Hill. Why Strawberry Hill?

“….Strawberry Hill where David Brown’s now stands was believed to have been originally leveled by Captain Francis Light for planting strawberries which grew well here until the outbreak of the Second World War in 1941” – David Brown.

The menu clearly states that they do not believe in churning out fast food, so most of their items will require a 30 to 45 minute wait. We were a large party and were in no hurry. Furthermore, it gave one the chance to explore the beautiful surroundings.

Food items ordered (all not vegan). Not pictured, various teas and drinks ordered:

1. Vegetable pie

2. Scones with strawberry preserves, clotted cream and butter

There are other things one can do when on top of the hill. Here’s a fraction of what’s available.


David Brown’s Restaurant & Tea Terraces

Address: Lot 400, MK 17, Dearah Barat Daya,

Strawberry Hill, Penang Hill,

11300, Air Itam, Penang

Phone: (04) 828-8337

(016) 442-2630 (Hanson Li)

(04) 826-6337

Website: David Brown’s Restaurant & Tea Terraces

E-mail: info@penanghillco.com.my

Hours: 9am-9pm

Other reviews:

1. Lingzie’s Tummy Treats

2. What 2 See: Best of Penang Food!

Mews Cafe @ Muntri Mews

In Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Mix cuisines on July 3, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Muntri Mews is a new boutique hotel located on Muntri Street. The building is part of the UNESCO heritage city protective site. Right opposite Muntri Mews is another new addition to Georgetown, a chic hostel called Ryokan.

Here’s a little information about the street and the building taken from Muntri Mews’ official site.

“Muntri Street has perhaps the best preserved rows of 19th Straits Chinese architecture in Malaysia, equivalent to Singapore’s Emerald Hill.

The grade 2 listed building was formerly the stables and carriage works of the street’s grandest terraces. Carriages were kept below while drivers and staff were housed above in 12 worker’s quarters. In the Edwardian period it became a garage for some of the smartest cars in Penang.”

The menu is fairly small. On the day we went, the Gado Gado was their daily special. A special request was made to veganize the Gado Gado. On their fixed menu, the only hot food item is for lacto-ovo vegetarians – an egg & cheese/tomato croissant. Two of their desserts are vegan friendly while most of the rest contain dairy and/or eggs.

Food ordered:

1. Gado gado (veganized, usually comes with hard-boiled eggs and shrimps)

2 & 3.  Cheng Th’ng (longan, winter melon, sea coconut, red dates and sugar) – available two ways, hot or cold.

4 & 5. Sago gula melaka with gula melaka and coconut milk

6. Long iced melon tea ( macadamia and watermelon syrup, tea and mint)


Mews Cafe

Address: 77 Lebuh Muntri
10050 Georgetown

Phone: (04) 263 -5125
Fax : (04) 263- 4125

Website: Muntri Mews

Hours: 8am-11pm

Other reviews:

1. What 2 See: Best of Penang Food!

2. ShiokorNot

EGC Green Cafe

In Breakfast, Chinese on June 19, 2011 at 9:23 pm



EGC Green Cafe is new to the vegetarian scene in Penang. The owner is a bike enthusiast, a believer in a healthy whole plant diet and green living. The food serve here is free from preservatives with an emphasis on less oil/salt/sugar aka the 3 deadly combo in the diet of an affluent society.

Auntie Mooi prepares the food daily. No left overs to ensure freshness and the nutrients in the food are in tact. Primarily a lacto-ovo vegetarian cafe with a few vegan items. They cater mostly to the breakfast and lunch crowd due to their hours. There is also a bike rental service, perfect for exploring the history rich enclaves of Georgetown.

The very innovative use of old bikes!

We started with the Thai salad and mushroom soup as we were a little early for lunch.

We ordered the set lunch that came with a choice of soup or vegetable curry. First set – sweet and sour bean patty, stir-fried fresh yuba with vegetables, deep-fried tofu, rice and vegetable curry.

Second set : Stir-fried green beans, stir-fried vegetables with glass noodles, spring roll, rice and vegetable soup.


EGC Green Cafe

 Address: 26, Green Hall

Jalan Syed Sheh Barakbah

10200 Penang

(Opp Dewan Sri Pinang Side door – same row with the food court)

Phone :(012) 487-7241 (Mooi)/ (04) 262-3821


Mon – Thu – 8.30am – 4.00pm

Fri – 8.30am – 2.30pm

Sat – 8.30pm-4.00pm


In Australian, Breakfast, Dessert, Mix cuisines on June 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Calamansi lime drink and vegetarian wrap filled with grilled eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, fresh spinach leaves and basil pesto without the feta cheese. Comes with a side of tomato chutney and wedges.



Outlets: Gurney Plaza

Straits Quay

1st Avenue

Website: DÔME Café Malaysia

Hours: 8am – late

Xian Yun Vegetarian Hut

In Breakfast, Chinese, Dessert on June 6, 2011 at 12:16 am

Today, being Chang Festival (Duanwu),  A Herbivore in Penang would like to share their favorite place for changs and other assorted goodies.

This place with a locale that is off the tourist belt, is one of those places that only a local would know, which is unfortunate. This little ‘hut’ is gaining popularity fast and interestingly enough, has spurred 4 new vegetarian stalls making this place the unofficial vegetarian row.

Ah Hoon as she is known to her customers makes three different types of changs daily – Bak Chang, Brown Rice Chang and Oats Chang.

Bak Chang filled with mushrooms, mock meat and chestnut.

There’s also fish porridge*, Chee Cheong Fun and Laksa.

*Usually garnished with cilantro.


Xian Yun Vegetarian Hut

Address: 29-X, Kompleks Lebuh Nipah,

Sungai Nibong,

11900, Penang

(Near Vistana Hotel, opp Kayu Restaurant)

Phone: (016)442-6936 (Ah Hoon)

(016)444-6936 (Ah Wan)

Hours: 7am-3pm

Closed on Wednesdays & Thursdays

(Hours subject to change)


In Breakfast, Dessert, Malaysian on June 3, 2011 at 11:55 pm

PappaRich is a chain restaurant specializing in Malaysian favorites, coffee drinks and desserts. Their desserts are vegetarian/vegan friendly and this is the first ‘kopitiam’ restaurant that has a whole page dedicated to vegetarian food.

Pappa Steamed Vegetarian Pao (char siu filling).

Peanut butter toast.

One piece of toast was hijacked to experiment with gula melaka.


Dessert pictures:

1. Pappa Special ice kacang with durian ice-cream

2. Soya milk with coffee jelly

3. Soya milk with cendol, cincau and gula melaka

4. Soya milk with black sesame ice-cream

5. Soy milk with tang yuen (peanut, black sesame & red bean) and gula melaka



Address: Straits Quay

3A-G-21, Block A

Ground Floor, Straits Quay

Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang

Tanjung Tokong, Penang



1-01-01 & 1-01-02, E Gate

Lebuh Tunku Kudin 2

11700 Gelugor, Penang

Phone: (04) 890-3282 [Straits Quay]

(04) 655-497 [E-Gate]

Website: PappaRich

Hours: 8am- late