We stopped by Weissbrau German Bistro & Bar for lunch before we do our shopping for Christmas along the quay. Situated at the North side with comfortable couches outside the restaurant overseeing the Quay side. For air-conditioned area, some might prefer to be seated inside with the unique wooden interior and the open bar concept. The restaurants serves a wide variety of German cuisine and delicious thin-crusted pizzas with a choice of different sides. They also have large platters to cater for big eaters / sharing between three to four people. What better combination to complete the meal with a pint of Hoegaarden or their imported draught of your choice. Not forgetting the most important point, it is definitely worth the value that we paid for the huge portion.
It’s ONE MORE MONTH to CHRISTMAS! Jingle Bells Jingle Bell! As the school bell rings, it marks the beginning of SCHOOL HOLIDAYS! The shopping malls and restaurants are busier than usual. People from near and far flooding Penang just to savour the good hawker foods and visit the heritage cafes. We stumbled on another new spot (not so new to Penangites) to check out. Coffee Affairs served freshly roast specialty coffee beans from different countries and delicious assorted pastries. The cafe offers brewing classes and purchase of brewing equipment.
Drop by Old Chow Thye at Chow Thye Road for their Nyonya dishes. The cafe is situated at Chow Thye Road along with restaurants like The Little Wine Bar, Harvest Inn, and Isaribi beside Burma road. Over the years, the Burma road has bloom into a strategic locations with concept restaurants serving eateries and desserts. Not forgetting the famous Him Heang biscuits and Green House Hokkien Mee. Old Chow Thye becomes an addition to the hustle bustle of the area serving the locals’ favourite dishes at a reasonable price. A choice of spicy Assam Pedas, Nyonya Curry Chicken or a milder preference would be the Tu Kar Chor, Tau Eu Bak and Herbal Chicken to choose from. The cafe surprises their customers everyday with different set lunch special posted online everyday. Like their FB page for more info (https://www.facebook.com/oldchowthye). The simple interior makes the entire cafe more homey and relaxing.
Chase being a huge fan of Chai Boay, we decided to settle down for lunch on the weekend.
Looking for homemade cupcakes, macarons, sweet delicacies or brunch, La Vanille is where you should be. The cafe is located at Hutton Lane, walking distance from Secawan ‘n’ such and New World Park food court. Look for the turquoise rabbit or shop if you are having trouble looking for the shop. The coziness of the cafe was build up by the owner with a mixture of inspired culture and lifestyle thru her experiences travelling around the world. The delectable macarons from Paris was the main inspiration for her to start up La Vanille. The interior was build up with wooden furnitures and decoratives. Every single corner was specially design with its own taste and feeling. A great place for gatherings and catch up sessions.
Penang Camera Museum is known to be one of the main attraction spot in Georgetown, located at Muntri Street where the “Little Girl in Blue” mural drawn by Ernest Zacharevic is at. Launched on 31 Aug 2013 and officiated by the Penang Chief Minister in hope to create a better visualization for children in photography and eye opener for newbies. While walking thru the walls of the exhibition, one can immerse into the evolution of cameras from the eighteen century to the magic of photography in the dark room. Displaying a collection up to 1000 vintage cameras and accessories in the museum. They topped up with a toy camera corner where Disney cartoon meets vintage. What better way to end the tour with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake in their cozy setting cafe.
Double Exposure Cafe is located at the last section of the Camera Museum in Penang serving assorted cakes, cupcakes, pies and light breakfast. Double Exposure Cafe served their drinks in camera lens cup which goes very well with the overall theme. Their concept is to have a chilling area after a 30-40 mins tour around the museum with simple wooden setup. Preferably small group for gathering, as they might not be able to cater a table of 8 or more.