Best Roti Bakar in Penang

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Despite the steady stream of bagels, croissants and French toasts mingling among the bread fare these days, a perfectly done “Roti Bakar” certainly takes the cake. This subtle dish is a childhood comfort that has lingered forever, notwithstanding the march of time and bombastic new combinations. Classics are second to none, thick slab of bread with speckles of chars smeared with melting butter and rich kaya (coconut jam) spread, and paired with a cup of half-boiled eggs, this is a match made in heaven. Be it a staple startup of the day, nibble on the go or chock-full feast during supper, Penang is wide open with toasty and tasty temptations. 

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    Roti Bakar Hutton Lane

    What might look like an ordinary stall here at Hutton Lane has actually been serving the people since 1957. That's since our Independence Day! The Roti Bakar is prepared by a pair of hands that has been passed down to a second generation, now that is some food that will touch your soul. Nimbly flipped and turned over a charcoal grill, topped with a couple of half boiled egg, and paired with a cup of fluffy Teh Tarik-- you'd start to wonder how could something so simple be so delicious.

    Tips

    Look out for a little stall along the road.

    Things to expect

    Simple, delicious, satisfaction.

    Best with

    Nasi Dalca, Teh Tarik

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM5.00

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    Roti Bakar Hutton Lane View restaurant

    Off Hutton Ln, 10050 George Town, Penang, Malaysia, 10050, George Town, Penang
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    0134025497

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    05:30AM—04:00PM
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    Transfer Road Roti BakarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    This long-stretched café is constantly crammed with patrons as soon as the sun greets the island. Among the standouts are their Roti Canai which is drenched is a delicious spread of curries and drool-inducing Roti Bakar. Despite the raining orders, everyone works at lickety-split; therefore, time is always on your side. Roti Bengali takes the pride on the scorching charcoal pit, resulting crunchy and firmer edges and spongy padding in the middle. Double half-boiled eggs peach atop the toasted bread would be divine, the gooey goodness just cascades throughout the bread. Dash white pepper and soy sauce according to your liking. 

    Tips

    Pepper and soy sauce are available

    Things to expect

    Bustling stall with good comfort food

    Best with

    Milo Ais

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Transfer Road Roti Canai Stall View restaurant

    110-114, Jalan Transfer, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    Every day
    08:00AM—11:00AM
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    Toh Soon CafeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Walking into Campbell Street is parallel to time traveling back to the old Penang before development and hip neighbourhoods kicked off; it’s truly a touch of nostalgia. Wedged in a narrow alley, is this tiny shop that is frequently flooded with foodies. Nab an empty table and chomp down their old-school Roti Bakar, which is grilled over charcoal, giving it a distinctive aroma and pleasant chars and liberally shrouded with butter and kaya. Dunk the chopped crispy morsels into half-boiled eggs, dusted with white pepper and lashes of soy sauce. Hobnob with locals as well as tourists in a convivial atmosphere while charming your tummy with this classic dishes. 

    Tips

    Nasi Lemaks and assorted Kuihs are available too

    Things to expect

    Bustling crowd

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM3.80 to RM10.00

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    Toh Soon Cafe View restaurant

    Lebuh Campbell, 10100, Georgetown, Penang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    08:00AM—06:00PM
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    Ah Lai Cafe @ Under the TreeHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Regardless of the mushrooming hipster cafes and urban coffee houses, this sort of unassuming eateries are prime examples that rustic vibes has a beauty of its own. Known as “Under the Tree,” this cafe looks like a rundown shack beneath a mammoth tree. Food-wise, their half-boiled egg and bread toast set are simple, straightforward and impeccable. The nicely charred bread is smeared with butter and topped with a bouncy egg. Spear the delightful dome, the yolk just oozes onto the crispy chunks of bread, fascinating a dripping dip in your mouth. Add sausages too if meat is within your need. It’s an environment that sets its own pace, soothing and simplistic, the best way to kick start your day. 

    Tips

    Get in early or be prepared to wait for empty spot

    Things to expect

    Humble stall with soothing ambiance

    Best with

    Frothy iced Coffee

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM8.00

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    Ah Lai Café @ Under the Tree View restaurant

    15, Gat Lebuh Gereja, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    09:00AM—05:00PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—01:00PM
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    Honey Corner Roti GoyangHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Sidestepping from the regular Roti Bakar fare is this humble stall ,nestled amidst the ever-bustling Rope Walk. During peak hours, there is no room for an apple to fall; your curiosity will be answered as soon as you greet the menu. Baked beans share space on top of toasted bread, along mouthwatering half-boiled eggs, a spread of butter and kaya, fairly a touch of Western to our local breakfast delight. Slither the eggy floodgates, to interweave with the thick cubes of bread and handful of baked beans, texture and taste with every mouthful. 

    Tips

    Get in early

    Things to expect

    Bustling crowd

    Best with

    Coffee

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Honey Corner Roti Goyang View restaurant

    76&78, Jalan Pintal Tali, 10100, Georgetown, Penang
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    Every day
    07:00AM—01:00PM
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    Ah Wang CafeHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    This renowned cafe opens the door in the afternoon as it gives patrons all reasons to be buoyant during tea time. Adding immense character to the Roti Bakar scene, Ah Wang Cafe offers bread variations such as wholemeal, buns, white bread and best-selling Bengali bread. Dress up your bread with their homemade kaya, which is aromatic and lumpy, blissfully coupled with melting butter, thanks to the piping hot bread chunks. To win the hearts of youngsters, peanut butter is among the concoction contender. Wrap your meals with their authentic Hainanese coffee served in a traditional cup and saucers that charm your taste buds with every little sip. 

    Tips

    Grab home some homemade kaya

    Things to expect

    Variety of breads

    Best with

    Lime Barley

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Ah Wang Cafe View restaurant

    J-6, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Tanjong Tokong, 11200, Georgetown, Penang
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    048982318

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    12:30PM—07:00PM
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    Joo Leong CafeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    An unassuming and rustic cafe that is just five minutes away from the airport, fairly the best place to gun down lip-smacking breakfast once you touch down the island. It’s usually chock-full with clienteles, not a surprise once you delve in their Roti Bakar. Pleasantly charred, suffused with rich kaya and butter plus a sprinkle of sugar, it simple yet satisfying. Never miss its best pals, half-boiled egg and Chinese-style black coffee, a combination that is hard to resist. 

    Tips

    Nasi lemak is good too

    Things to expect

    Variety of breakfast goodness

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Joo Leong Cafe View restaurant

    179-H Sungai Tiram, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
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    0104124865

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    Every day
    06:30AM—11:30AM
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    06:00PM—11:30PM
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    Abu MamakHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Craving for Roti Bakar after the clock ticks past midnight? Rather than settling with mundane jam and butter imprisoned in your fridge, how about cheese, sausages, runny eggs and lashes of mayonnaise and sauces resting on piping hot toasted bread? Make your way to this late-light local gastronomy hub, which is full-of-life with night owls. Easy on the wallet and plethora of dishes involving toasted bread, the stage is set for your taste buds. 

    Tips

    Maggi Goreng is praiseworthy

    Things to expect

    Cheap and good food

    Best with

    Milo Dinosaur

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Abu Mamak View restaurant

    Jalan Dato Koyah, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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