2 Acres in Balik Pulau, Penang

There’s no denying that Malaysians love durians. Whenever the thorny fruit is in season, a trip to towns where durian farms can be found is a must. Over in Balik Pulau, Penang, 2 Acres is a charming new cafe located on a durian farm that not only serves the usual cafe fare, but also freshly harvested durians for patrons to enjoy in a scenic garden.

Read on to find out more about this cafe.

A container durian cafe with nature views 

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Balik Pulau is home to several durian farms that offer the freshest durians in Penang. So it’s no surprise that there’s a cafe in the town where you can feast on durians with a spectacular view of nature, and also have your share of pasta and coffee. 

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The cafe is housed in a two-storey shipping container surrounded by an oasis of green. There’s even a charming garden with al-fresco dining tables under huge parasols. You won’t have to worry about durians falling on your head while dining here – there are nets placed over the garden area to keep the spiky fruits from potentially harming patrons.

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Take a leisurely stroll through the garden, or choose to have your meal outdoors, to bask in the fresh air.

Or, take some Instagram shots, which is a popular activity among patrons. While the lush scenery itself is a beautiful backdrop, make full use of their IG-worthy spots, such as the whimsical-looking hammock chair in the garden or by the stairway that overlooks a peppy view of the plantation.

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Indoors, you’ll find a prim and neat space that exudes cosy vibes, with light-wood floors and furnishing. Patrons can sit by the window area that boasts an open view of the farm outside, for spectacular views of foliage as you chit chat over your meals.

Fresh durians from the orchard

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It would be preposterous to have come all the way to 2 Acres and leave without having a taste of durians.

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Under a patio, at a corner of the cafe, you’ll see an assortment of the green, spiky ‘King of Fruits’ strewn across the table. Here, patrons can take their pick among the huge selection of durian grades offered.

The most sought-after species – the Musang King (RM78/kg) – is recommended for those who enjoy a lush sweet taste, while durians like Black Thorn (RM48/kg) will entice you with its musky and intense bitter aftertaste.

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You’ll be tempted to overindulge on the variety of durians while here. But you’ll want leave some room for the cafe’s food and beverages too.

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The savoury mains will be a great contrast to your taste buds after gorging on custardy pulps of durian flesh.

Though choices are limited, there is something for everyone. The Big Breakfast Club (RM28) and Salted Egg French Toast (RM20) are great brunch staples, while generous portions of Smoked Duck Aglio Olio (RM23) and Curry Mushroom Risotto (RM27) will satisfy your rumbling tummies.

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Those in need of a caffeine kick to fend off the after-lunch drowsiness can finish their meal off with a good cup of coffee, or some refreshing sparkling mixes such as Pink Lemonade (RM13) or Passion Mango Fizzy (RM13).

2 Acres, a cafe on a durian farm in Penang

Durian is the undisputed ‘King Of Fruits’, with its thorny husk that opens up to rich yellow custard and an overwhelmingly pungent waft.

If you crave a feast over a variety of fresh durians, drop by 2 Acres in Balik Pulau, Penang, on a weekend. You can look forward to having different species of durians and cafe staples like coffee and pasta, at a comfortable and serene space surrounded by lush greenery.

Address: Lot 313, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Kampung Sungai Pinang, 11000 Balik Pulau, Penang
Opening hours: Mon, Wed – Fri 9AM-6PM | Sat – Sun 7.30AM-6PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
Telephone: 017-200 6128
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Cover image adapted from: @nicole_lsx94, @ngaikwye, and @fork.spoon.chopsticks

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