The Coffee Cottage in Penang 

We will hit up aesthetic cafes with modern interiors any day. But for a change of scene, The Coffee Cottage is a new coffee shop in Penang that’s bringing with it #cottagecore vibes for patrons who want to go back to the basics with nature to escape from their busy lives in the city. Here, you’ll get to sip on speciality coffee and matcha drinks, and gorge on cakes, from its cottage-style wooden hut.

Cottage-style hut with retro decor

The Coffee Cottage in Penang - front
Image credit: The coffee cottage

The Coffee Cottage may be well-hidden in the gardens of England House – a wedding venue popular for the quaint cottage on its premises – but the cottage and surrounding bricked walls of this “house” makes it pretty easy to spot among the other white houses in a neighbourhood on Taman Belatuk. 

With how scenic the whole space looks, the house was even featured in the newest adaptation of a popular TV series, The Little Nyonya, as shared on Facebook by England House.

The Coffee Cottage in Penang - seat
Image credit: @ken.fong

Among the themed, rustic areas for photoshoots on the house’s grounds now sits The Coffee Cottage, a coffee shop serving drinks and cakes from its eye-pleasing wooden hut in a scenic garden.

The Coffee Cottage in Penang - garden
Image credit: Wei Lee / Google Maps 

Instead of regular, standard seats at most coffee shops, you’ll have to navigate your way through the gardens for a seat from a variety of cosy areas here. They include a retro van fitted with bench seats and old-school decor, and an area blooming with plants called “Secret Garden” that has indoor and outdoor seats. 

The Coffee Cottage in Penang - decor
Image adapted from: The coffee cottage and The coffee cottage

If not for their drinks and decadent cakes, the grounds of The Coffee Cottage and its various seating options are worth exploring if you’re a budding photographer too.

But do note that there is no air-conditioning to keep your dining-in-the-garden experience authentic. Rest assured, there will be iced drinks, sheltered seats and trees to keep you shaded from the sun.

The Coffee Cottage in Penang - seat
Image credit: @__zsw___

Speciality coffee, Niko Neko matcha and cakes

The cafe just opened their doors on 18th March 2021, but they are already dishing out a series of hot and cold beverages, and slices of freshly baked cakes from their cosy shop. 

For those who worked up an appetite before dropping by, there are slices of cakes such as Almond Tiramisu (RM16/slice), White Mint Mousse (RM15/slice) and Chocolate Earl Grey Mouse (RM15/slice). There’s also miniature Instagenic cakes such as a Tiramisu (RM16) and Red Velvet Cake (RM16). 

The Coffee Cottage in Penang - cake
Image credit:
The coffee cottage

Pair these bites with Flavoured Lattes (RM12 each), with options of Salted Caramel, Vanilla or Hazelnut available. If you prefer the classics, there’s Latte (RM10) and Cappuccino (RM10). 

For more drinks to cool you down on a hot day, try Affogato (RM15) – espresso and vanilla ice cream – and their Soda Refreshers, such as White Peach (RM10) and Mango (RM10).

The Coffee Cottage in Penang - drink
Image credit: @__zsw___

Those who prefer a trendy cup of matcha will have choices such as Matcha Latte (RM12) and Hojicha Latte (RM12) that are brewed with Niko Neko matcha powder.

The Coffee Cottage in Penang - coffee
Image credit: The coffee cottage

The Coffee Cottage is a new retro cafe in Penang

George Town is well-known for its aesthetic cafes, but you’ll be surprised at what’s hiding out outside of Penang Island – including this new coffee shop, The Coffee Cottage. So consider hitting up this spot when you’re looking to spend time among nature with coffee and cakes, with its various seating options located in a garden and a cosy wooden hut.

Address: 10, Lorong Belatuk 9, Taman Belatuk 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang
Opening hours: 1PM-9PM, Daily

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Cover image adapted from: @__zsw___ and The coffee cottage

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