We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice


Asian, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (954)
Filter reviews
806 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bagels salmon bagel cakes cream cheese great coffee chulia street gula melaka rainforest jackfruit georgetown shop barista mocha heritage environment
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

📍The Mugshot Cafe, Georgetown Bagels literally baked by WOOD-FIRE in a cozy-looking oven - that’s a fraction of what you get in this cafe of nearly 10 years 🥯 🔥 The Mugshot Cafe has already marked a name for itself in Penang’s cafe scene, and...this is a go-to destination for both tourists and locals alike. I throughly enjoyed their signature Greek Yoghurts. I had the Gula Melaka & Jackfruit Greek Yoghurt 🍦 oooooh, heavenly. We had the Salmon Bagel - filled with cream cheese and baked in the oven, the bagel was crispy and delicious. Though a little too creamy for Michelle, it would likely cater to the tongues of many others. We shared a Matcha Croissant 🥐, and also an Avocado Sandwich 🥪 equally delicious. This is clearly a spot that’s been seasoned with years of experience in the cafe scene. Perfect to bring friends or family for some serious dishes.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great coffee, excellent home made yoghurt, good breakfast sandwiches including smoked salmon w cream cheese on english muffin. Friendly and efficient staff. The attached Rainforest bakery offers more eats.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed September 15, 2021 via mobile

Worse service! I supposed came for dine in but they put my order as take away, when i corrected them they asked me to eat straight from the takeaway box! I requested for a utensils and waited for sometimes no respond i have to walk...to the counter to remind them. Worse service and very unfriendly restaurant. There are many better Cafe around, do yourself a favor give this place a miss indefiniely!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed April 22, 2021 via mobile

Delicious bagel, coffee and the atmosphere is nice. Reasonable price. I’ll definitely go again soon.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 29, 2021

Great coffee, awesome cakes, fantastic service, cool vibes. Been here since moving to Penang and definitely a place where everyone knows your name.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed December 3, 2020

Excellent coffee, good food, friendly staff - all good qualities you can find in this tiny, cool cafe. Loved it.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 26, 2020

Their burger is delicious and environment was very nice. It's a little bit expensive but it's definitely worth the price you pay for.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 7, 2020 via mobile

Each time I’m passing by Penang island, I do my best to stop by this place. Their bagels as well sandwiches particularly the avocado one are yummy. My favorite is their homemade thick yogurt, the one with green Granny Smith compote is simply wow... Drinks...are good and refreshing. It is not that cheap but from time to time it is a so good to bliss ourselves with a little guilty pleasure... Definitely recommend it.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 26, 2020

nice and low key place for coffee and cakes. friendly staff and good location just by Chulia street. Cakes were delish and pastries arent too bad too.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 7, 2020

Had ordered their most signature item ~ Cream Cheese Smoked Salmon Begal & Kiwi Honey Yogurt. Exceptional by the looks & acceptable taste. The coffee was good too. Its suitable for single person lunch & it will be pricey if for 2 persons or above....Try it out if you are in Chulia Street.More

Date of visit: September 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hong Ping Hotel
53 reviews
.05 miles away
Kim Haus Loft
125 reviews
.11 miles away
Coffee Atelier
289 reviews
.11 miles away
Chulia Mansion
1,044 reviews
.12 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
126 reviews
.02 miles away
Salsas Penang
193 reviews
.03 miles away
Holy Guacamole - Love Lane
722 reviews
.04 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
The Camera Museum
635 reviews
.12 miles away
Little India - Penang
224 reviews
.16 miles away
Sunalini Yoga
20 reviews
.02 miles away
Step to Step Foot Treatment
29 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Saiam S
June 28, 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from myltraveler | Reviewed this property |
not sure, sry
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Mugshot Cafe

Yes, The Mugshot Cafe offers takeout services.

The Mugshot Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4