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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Bacon Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gusto Cafe

Gusto Cafe
Ranked #110 of 1,634 Restaurants in Penang Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe, International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Bacon Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

For those who either live in Tanjung Bungah or visit, Gustos was one of the best things to arrive for simple brekkie, brunch and lunch fare. Most of all Jason brought 'bacon to the table'. This is one of the few places around Penang where you can get proper bacon and eggs, waffles, pancakes, smoothies and great coffee before 10 am and at great value prices. Get in early as it can fill up fast with the regulars in the morning. Best of all they are now open on Sundays.

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Andrew T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

98 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    50
    33
    11
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Hong Kong
Level Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Friendly Neighborhood Cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

We stayed at the Copthorne Orchid across the street from the food court in Tanjung Bungah. Walking around the neighborhood we stumbled upon the Gusto Cafe and walked in for a late lunch. What a great spot, friendly owner (Jason), quality food and very easy on the wallet. I had the pulled pork and my wife a watermelon salad. Both were great and we also had a nice chat with Jason. Breakfast and lunch only as it closes at 3pm. Give it a try!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank HongKongEd_L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in Penang!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Gusto Cafe is a cafe who served excellent foods and drinks. It is a definitely an affordable place to hang out for breakfast and lunch. It's near by Flamingo and Rainbow Paradise Hotels. I highly recommend you to try their 'Pulled Pork' and 'Double Happiness Burger (heart attack)'. Try their Smooshie drinks. It's a clean cafe and you have no problem to communicate with them. I can guarantee you that this little cafe will satisfy your palettes!! Now I am waiting for them to open for dinner too and they are planning to do so just a matter of time and man power.

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank kevinchan_Penang
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect for breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

I will come here time and time again just for the fresh-baked bagels! With an excellent atmosphere and very reasonably priced items, it's the perfect place for a Saturday morning breakfast. Try the 'breakfast in a glass' smoothie - you might not need to order any food! Very satisfying, highly recommended.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank LubyL0u
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Penang Island, Malaysia
Level Contributor
135 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“nice atmosphere, nice food, sharp price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

GUSTO CAFÉ - Tanjung Bunga/Hillside next to Esso station

The GUSTO CAFÉ is the latest addition to a long list of newly opened restaurant’s/café’s and it is a breath of fresh air, inviting and has a very simple concept which is true and honest food at a fair price. Entering you’ll be welcomed by cool jazz, might be a bit loud but the accommodate you and turn it down a bit, no problem. The GUSTO CAFÉ has a kiddy menu, something which a rarity on an island famed for its food! The cappuccino is excellent as is the food. Prices range from RM5 to RM29 when you can truly completely “pig-out”. It is clean and they have their “in-house toilet” which is another added bonus! We have watched this café; we’ve asked around and yes, no negative comments. We were happy with food and service. Opening hours are from 6am to 3pm and thought go out to a adding an evening menu but finding a chef who actually knows what true “western food” is is not so easy. Another very important thing; they are will not use is the poisonous MSG (adjinomoto/monosodium glutamate) and if the meal has too big GUSTO CAFÉ will put the left-overs into a brown carton box instead of the disastrous plastic/foam boxes which take 50++ years to disappear out of our environment. We would be recommending this café … for sure, people on a tight budget will find it the answer to their prayers, you feel at home and have a good meal.

  • Visited February 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank overseaswriter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Gusto Cafe also viewed

Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island
Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island
 
George Town, Penang Island
George Town, Penang Island
 
Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island
George Town, Penang Island
 

Been to Gusto Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing