bookmark_borderIn Penang – Brew Thirty Two Coffee House, Jalan Green Hall

There were two things I did when I was in Penang for holidays; food hunting and cafe hopping. The former, it was mandatory activity when one is in Penang, the glorious island of good food. As for latter, I unintentionally found myself visiting 6 coffee joints in span of 3 days.

Brew Thirty Two Coffee House, Jalan Green Hall

It was rather odd as I seldom visit any coffee joints in Klang Valley and I’d never spend that obscene amount of money just on coffees alone. But, I did… and I still struggling to find out why I did so.

Pop Art at Brew Thirty Two Coffee House, Jalan Green Hall

Brew Thirty Two Coffee House was one of the cafes I visited and it was my last stop on my last day in Penang island before heading back to Kuala Lumpur. It’s rather easy to locate this place with its rather unusual pop art at the entrance. I bet it got quite a fair bit of customers’ attention.

Brew Thirty Two Coffee House, Jalan Green Hall

I liked this place on my first impression. It was rather simple and neat. The place exuded comfort and laid back ambiance. It was brightly lit up with hanging bulbs and natural light. Everything gels together making it it’s the place to go to for some quiet time.

Lazy Chairs at Brew Thirty Two Coffee House, Jalan Green Hall

Their menu was simple; main meals, beverages and cakes. There could be more but I didn’t look any further after I found what I wanted; a cup of cold coffee and a slice of cake.

Coffees and Mille Crepe cake by Brew Thirty Two Coffee House, Jalan Green Hall

The service was tad slow. But there was no rush as I was relaxing on one of their Ikea-like lazy chair. The coffee and a slice of mille crepe came at the same time.

Coffee by Brew Thirty Two Coffee House, Jalan Green Hall

The coffee was rather good, to my rather non-fussy standard. Each sip of Iced Butterscotch Latte (RM10.90) left a bitter sweet note while the Iced Hazelnut Latte (RM10.90) was on the sweet nutty side. That aside, the shot of coffee (or maybe two) in each cup was there to mark its presence; bold and strong.

The Nutella Banana Crepes (RM12.90) was rather dense, but still delectable. The sliced banana was placed neatly between sheets of crepes. Due to its freshness, it was rather easy to slice with edge of the fork. It wasn’t as sweet as I thought it would be which was a good thing. The subtle taste of the banana worked well with the chocolate.


Overall, I prefer this place over the other coffee house down the road if I’d go for the calm ambiance. The coffee was good so was the cake.

No. 32, Jalan Green Hall,
10200 Georgetown,
Pulau Pinang,

Business Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 1030AM – 1030PM
Friday – Saturday: 1030AM – 12AM
Sunday: 1030AM – 1030PM

bookmark_borderIn Penang – Ah Lai Coffee Shop, Gat Lebuh Gereja

The breakfast at hotel wasn’t that good. One of the hotel guests concurred with my thoughts as I overheard their conversation in the elevator on whether to ‘have a look’ at the breakfast spread before checking out. They eventually went straight to the front desk to check out.

And my friend and I, on the other hand, walked out of the hotel and headed for this place. It’s just 10 minutes away from the hotel and we walked there without breaking a sweat.

Ah Lai Coffee Shop

I’ve heard and read about this place just before my holiday trip and I guess it’s just fitting that, since it’s nearby to where I stayed, I made a visit on the final day of my trip. I liked the al-fresco seatings as it didn’t feel warm although the weather was pretty hot that day. All thanks to the shade by the big tree and hence, the nickname given.

We took our seats and within few minutes, we placed our order with one of the younger looking staff, presumably the stall owner’s kid.

Curry Maggi Mee

It may sound odd, but we did order a bowl of curry maggi mee for breakfast. It has sliced sausages, carrots, onions, cabbages and an egg in it. Nothing fancy but it was alright since I’ve not eaten one for a very long time. But I still couldn’t stomach the thought of adding a slice of cheese on top of it just yet.

Roti Special

We saw customers munching their delicious looking sandwich and we knew we had to order that too. Soon, we learned that it was called Roti Special; a toast sandwich with sausages, cheese and omelette in it. Though it may look simple but boy it was delicious. The light, crispy toast coupled with the savoury fillings and melted cheese made the ordinary sandwich worth something in the menu.

Toast with eggs

The soft boiled eggs on toast with sausages on side was good though you may want to skip the sausages. The wobbly eggs was cooked perfectly with the toast was smothered with good amount of salted butter. A dash of soy sauce and pepper, break the runny yolks and wipe them all up with the fluffy, savoury toast.

Kopi Peng and Teh Peng

If there’s something I like about coffee shops in Penang like this one is the coffee they serve. I’d usually go for Kopi Peng (iced coffee) as it is thick and stronger note. Their’s didn’t failed me either as it was as what I expected it would be like any other places in Penang.

Kopi Peng Special

The Kopi Peng Special (RM2.20), with foam on top wasn’t really unique, to me at least.

The final bill came to about RM21 for everything. It was kinda expensive (the instant noodles and roti special were part of the culprits) but we were pretty satisfied with the meal.

Address :
15, Gat Lebuh Gereja,
10200, Georgetown,

Business Hours : 9AM – 5PM (Weekdays) & 9AM – 1PM (Weekends).

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