P.66, cafe hidden in a stationery store in Penang


Ask any stationery lover and they’ll tell you of the joy that comes with browsing for notebooks and more at a bookstore. At P.66, a new cafe in Penang, you can browse through a plethora of arts and craft supplies, as well as artisan-made goods, while sipping on coffee.

Inside the store, you’ll find an aesthetic cafe with Muji-like interiors – think sleek furnishings and white-washed walls, with a ‘less is more’ concept that makes a perfect space for patrons to spend a chill weekend at.


Cafe with Muji-like aesthetics in a stationery store


P.66 - inside
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If you’re familiar with neighbourhood stationery store Writer in Penang, known for its high-quality writing tools, you’ll be stoked to know that the store has since expanded to a larger space with a new concept. 

Now called P.66, the store houses the same wide collection of writing supplies with a new addition – a cafe within the store, where patrons can fill their tummies or relax with a cup of coffee after sifting through the aisles for notebooks and more.

P.66 - cafe
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Keeping to the Japanese-inspired minimalist design the store is known for, P.66’s interior features wood and concrete furnishings that altogether creates a chic yet cosy ambience, accentuated by tall plants which add a soothing pop of colour.

The space is a welcome respite from the bustle of George Town outside – and the edibles here aren’t too shabby either.

P.66 - food
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In the mornings, they serve a hearty Big Breakfast (RM25), which comprises sausages, scrambled eggs, sauteed mushrooms, sourdough toasts, and assorted greens. Or go for their sandwiches that resemble stuffed buns, such as the Smoked Duck Potato (RM20), Spicy Chicken Brioche (RM22), and Smoked Salmon Brioche (RM25).

P.66 - drinks
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If you’re here for a light afternoon snack, treat yourself to some desserts that they have displayed at their counter, to have alongside their richly brewed coffee – Americano (RM10) or Latte (RM12). Some of the cafe’s speciality drinks include Dirty Matcha (RM16), Peanut Biscoff Latte (RM16), and White Passion (RM18).


Stationery, arts & crafts supplies, and gifts


P.66 - writing
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When you’re done with your meal and coffee, head over to the corner where the stationery section is. Here, you’ll find a huge collection of imported writing tools, gorgeous notebooks, beautifully crafted envelopes, and pens in every colour you can imagine – a dream for crafters and artists.

P.66 - clothes
Image adapted from: @dennieyeap & @writerstore

Besides cute writing materials, there are also all sorts of quality souvenirs that you can bring home as gifts for loved ones or for yourself. Find a section with Japanese cotton shirts and handmade linen tops, as well as leather pouches and bags, and hats that make for quality gifts for anyone in your family or friend group. 


P.66 in Penang


Bright, airy and homey, P.66 is definitely a place you’ll want to visit if you’re looking to shop for pretty notebooks and stationery – or if you’re just looking for a place to unwind with a good cuppa.

Address: 66, Lebuh Campbell, 10100 George Town, Penang
Opening hours: 9AM-6PM, Daily
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