Mission: Dessert Hunt in Penang

What can be more satisfying than a sweet retreat after a busy day? Or to fix that sugar rush that has been driving your sanity up in 7th heaven. Truth be told, it’s not often the hawker stalls or restaurants we visit that fill the void of an adventurous rendezvous and to complete your palate in consistency. Below are the five places that could fix your cravings and put a smile on your face. 

Whisk @ Lebuh Queen 

Whisk is an artisan pastry café – one which believes in limitless possibilities. The journey for Whisk began from its humble beginnings, growing from a handful selection to its current choice of colourful delights. Whisk also serves toasts and drinks to complete one’s appetite. It could be well recommended for a casual friends and family gathering or a sweet-date with your partner, savouring the taste of its nostalgic charm.

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Desserts time🍮🧁🍨😍❤️

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Address: 15, Lebuh Queen, 10200 George Town, Penang 
Operating hours: Sunday & Thursday : 01:00pm to 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 01:00pmto 11:00pm, Closed from Monday to Wednesday 
IG: whisk.my 
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China House

Known as “The Longest Cafe”, China House is one of the pioneer cafés amidst the heart of Georgetown. Built with an open air courtyard linking three heritage buildings into one, the House welcomes visitors to 14 different spaces of shop, café, bar, restaurant, and galleries. They offer over 50 different cakes everyday for you to select. You’d probably spend a fair bit of time scratching your head over which cake to choose from.

Address: 153 Beach Street 10300 Penang 
Operating hours: Open Daily from 09:00am to 01:00am 
IG: @chinahousepenang 
FB: @ChinaHousePenang 


If you are torn between the richness of sweet and savoury tastes, Moody Cow is definitely your place to go. This café serves one of the best cheesecakes in town, offering aromatic flavours of salty egg, cempedak and durian as their signature must-haves. At first glance, the price hikes up one’s anticipation with high expectations in its quality and flavours. Once savoured, the rest is history. 

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HOLY FRICKING CAKEBALLS 😍 ​Don't @ me but I'm not one to get excited over cheesecake, I mean I'll never turn one down if it's placed in front of me (much like any dessert 😂), but it would be one of my last choices off a dessert menu and I'd never go out of my way to get one, but the second I set eyes on Moody Cow I was sold, both on sizes and flavours – it's literally like Cheesecake Factory and I've never seen anywhere else like it.. I mean just look at this slab!😍😍 A ridiculous number of flavours, but it was the cake / cheesecake hybrids that I was after – a normal biscuit base with a plain cheesecake topping will never really tempt me, no matter how exciting the flavours are – it's the add ins and layers I'm after! {tbf it was more chocolate and cake than cheesecake which is probably why I loved it so much!} It didn't take me long to decide on (or demolish 🙈) this insane "Forever Love" creation – layers of chocolate cake, cheesecake, Nutella, Ferrero rochers and chocolate, piled up into a monster slab that (according to the sign!) weighed in excess of 650 grams! It's definitely pricey, coming in at over 40 dollars per slice (around 8 quid), especially when you consider how insanely cheap things are here generally, but considering the size and sheer weight of it it's actually not that bad – if you weren't as greedy as me you could probably share.. everyone around me in the cafe was sharing about a slice between four 🥺🤭 In fairness I'd happily have shared a few different slices as they all looked so good but no one with me could even be tempted into one bite.. they all concurred it looked far too rich and sickly, aka exactly what I look for in a dessert 😂

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Address: 170, Transfer Road, 10050 Georgetown Penang 
Operating hours: Daily from 11:00am to 12:00am 
FB: moodycowpenang

Crepe Cottage 

As you drive along Gurney Drive, you’ll notice a well-maintained cottage, built with traditional characteristics of the good old days. For over a decade, the Cottage serves reasonably priced mouth-watering crepes, made with a wide range of flavourful ingredients of a Western menu. Adding to its cozy ambiance, you find joy over a relaxing dining experience, resonated deeply with passion and love.

Address: 77A , Pesiaran Gurney , Penang. (Right before Coffee Island) 
Operating hours : 06:30pm – 11:30pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
IG: @crepecottage99 
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The Craftisan

Specialises in serving hand-crafted delights, The Craftisan is known for their signature Gelato-inspired sweet-treats besides serving their hand-dripped coffee with the finest coffee beans. Their homemade ice-cream and scrumptious desserts are designed to leave one in awe.

Address: 12 Jalan Kek Chuan, first floor, Penang, Malaysia 10400
Operating hours : Monday to Saturday: 02:00pm to 11:00pm (Closed on Sunday) 
IG: @the.craftisan.cafe
FB: @thecraftisan


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