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The Mugshot Cafe

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302 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 12-405 6276
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After being number 1 on TripAdvisor our expectation was high. Concerning the breakfast we had a yoghurt and a bagle. Both very good ! Cafe was the best I had in Malaysia so far. Anyways I wouldn't recommend it for breakfast they only have very few options and it's expensive. Bagels yoghurt or bakery. We paid 50 ringit in total... More 

Thank Robert E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is my 2nd visit to this place after more than 4 years. The coffee is still good ;p and my cousin likes the hot chocolate. Apart from coffee shop, they also have a bakery next to the existing shop. In addition, there is also an area; far inside the shop where they sell glasses with trendy designs.

1 Thank nryati D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always, I found it because it has high review in TripAdvisor. And it came with satisfaction. I ordered cafe latte, snd it taste nice. The shops runs by beautiful ladies who are warm and always greet every guest that came in inside their shops.

Thank Angkola Indrade... H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in as rainforest bakery was recommended, didn't realise the 2 were joined. Seems very busy and popular. We had some excellent buttery pastries and fresh juices. They also serve breakfast style bagels and yoghurts etc. Wifi and good atmosphere.

Thank Millymungo
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apple crumble yoghurt. Just let that sink in. Mmmmmm. Yea you know it. This place has a comfortable atmosphere with a simple, yet well executed style. Like most cafes in penang it feels like it's always been here and always will be. But the care and consideration they take in their service, fresh black coffee that actually tastes like coffee... More 

Thank KiwiDan85
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mum and I ordered a latte and flat white. They do not achieve my expectations but the croissant is great.

Thank Yaoliang P
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing find. The loveliest trendiest cafe serving delightful drinks and muffins and bagels and amazing desserts served in Mason jars. Such a lovely atmosphere and the lovely Jesse helped us with our map and made suggestions of where to visit. At the back of the cafe was a lovely shop selling sunglasses. Why oh why did I not... More 

Thank A P
New Delhi, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great coffee, friendly service and fresh croissants from the next door bakery ( these two places work together). Tasted their yummy yogurt too. Warmly recommended.

Thank Tuovi2013
Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to hang, watch the people and enjoy some good food and excellent coffee. There is also an excellent bakery as well.

Thank edwE9454FT
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great coffee and great atmosphere. The people there are friendly, polite and able to speak multiple languages. They bake their own breads and cakes next door.

Thank Lim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 12-405 6276

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?