8+ Stunning Sea View Cafes In Penang To Visit [2024]

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Whenever I visit an island, I always make time to explore the exquisite sea view cafes on the island. 

Penang is no different. Despite the fact that Penang is my hometown, each visit feels like a new adventure. I enjoy visiting Penang’s unique cafes. And in this piece, I’ll share a list of the greatest sea view cafes in Penang. 

If you are looking for a sea view cafes to chill or planning your Penang itinerary, save this article to not miss out the beast cafes to visit in Penang.

Sea view cafes in Penang

Beach Blanket Babylon

Beach Blanket Babylon is a beach cafe and bar located at Georgetown. It is a cafe inside the well-known ThirtyTwo Mansion.

With an al fresco setup overlooking the sea, Beach Blanket Babylon provides a captivating vantage point that allows you to feast your eyes on the magnificent Penang Bridge.

It is one of my favourite sea view cafe to visit. Sipping a glass of refreshing mocktail while listening to the sound of waves lapping on the sandy shore.

Opening Hours : Daily 12 pm – 12 am

Contact : 04-262 2232

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Biru Biru On The Island

Situated in Batu Ferringhi, Biru Biru On The Island is a charming beachfront cafe that captures the essence of Penang’s coastal beauty.

Biru Biru Cafe began as a homestay resort and has lately expanded to include a sea view theme cafe. Due to its prime location and amazing view, it immediately gained popularity on social media and drew both locals and visitors to visit.

Other than the sea view, they serve nice food and special drinks too! Order their famous Blue Lagoon Soda drinks. Although it is slightly pricey but it is pretty insta-worthy. 

The cafe seating area is built on stilt, so basically you are sitting on the sea while overlooking the sea view and the island! 

Biru Biru cafe and its homestay resort adopt a Bali-style design, so grab your camera and get a few insta-worthy photos before you leave!

Opening Hours : Daily 8 am – 9 pm (Tuesday Closed)

Contact : 018-201 4678

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Orinea by Farquhar Mansion

Located in a beautifully restored heritage building in George Town, Orinea by Farquhar Mansion offers a luxurious dining experience with a stunning sea view.

Orinea is a fine dine restaurant but it also serves teatime set in the day. Its pristine location and full glass architecture let you indulge in the sea view of Penang while sipping the afternoon tea.

It is one of the best cafes on this list if you seek for indoor seating while enjoying the sea view as most of the sea view cafes in Penang are in al fresco setting.

Make an appointment before the visit as it is quite a popular high tea place in Penang. Also, they only open for high tea during the weekends.

Opening Hours : Friday – Sunday 2:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Contact : 019-528 8933

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Starbucks Batu Ferringhi

Starbucks Batu Ferringhi has become one of the landmarks in Penang. It is one of the most famous sea view cafes in Penang. A sea view themed Starbucks in Malaysia is pretty rare therefore it quickly became a favourite destination for coffee lovers.

Located along the bustling stretch of the main road, this branch of Starbucks boasts an outdoor seating area that overlooks the sparkling ocean.

It has an outdoor seating leads to the Batu Ferringhi beach where you can bring your takeaway Iced Latte while strolling along the sandy beach. 

Opening Hours : Daily 7:00 am – 1:00 am

Contact :  04-881 2020

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Base.PG

Base.PG is a trendy and contemporary sea view cafe located in the vibrant George Town area of Penang.

The interior of Base PG is chic and modern, with a tasteful and minimalist design. Being one of the latest cafes in town, Base.PG has gained popularity on the internet for its sea view location and minimalist design.

There is a full glass panel where you can see the sea and beach from the cafe. While some of the views may be partially obscured by the presence of large trees, Base PG’s ambiance effortlessly blends modern aesthetics with natural elements, creating a unique atmosphere.

Opening Hours : Daily 10:00 am – 6:30 pm (Monday Closed)

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Unknown Cafe And Bistro Waterfront

Unknown Cafe And Bistro Waterfront is a new branch at Queensbay Waterfront. 

Unknown cafe opened its first branch at Pahang Road and has since then grown to become one of the best Penang cafes to visit.

Located inside the residential building, this new Unknown cafe offers a stunning view overlooking the sea and Pulau Jerejak.

They have both inside and outdoor seats, but I recommend sitting outside because it provides the most incredible view!

Opening Hours : Daily 9:00 am – 11:00 pm 

Contact : 012-369 0407

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BoraBora Ferringhi

When talking about the best sea view cafes in Penang, how can we not include the legendary BoraBora Ferringhi?

BoraBora Ferringhi has long been the iconic sea view cafe and bar in Penang. It is equally renowned among locals and tourists. 

It is not just a cafe to chill by the beach, it is also a popular place where people held proposal events, ROM events and even birthday celebration.

Furthermore, BoraBora Ferringhi is an ideal spot to see sunsets from a cafe!

Opening Hours : Daily 12:30 pm – 1:00 am (Wednesday closed)

Contact : 04-885 1313

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Natsu Bar & Dining

A recent hyped restaurant by the beach in Penang. Natsu Bar & Dining is a fusion restaurant located at Ferringhi Walk.

I really liked the vibe at Natsu Bar. It is also known as the best spot to see sunset at Batu Ferringhi. Listening to the sound of waves while sipping the cocktail by the beach is one of the best things to experience in Penang.

The restaurant is very famous and always a queue during the peak hours around sunset time. However, the restaurant does not accept reservation in advance, so it is recommended to arrive early to get a good spot. 

The food remains excellent as it is under the umbrella of Edo Ichi Group.  Come here for a feast of a good romantic dinner by the beach when you were in Penang.

Opening Hours : Daily 4:30 pm – 11:30 pm 

Contact : 010-378 6222

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And that wraps up the sea view cafes in Penang. The enchanting island, not only is the home to stunning beachfront resorts, Penang also offers a plethora of breathtaking sea view cafes.

So, the next time you find yourself in Penang, don’t miss the opportunity to visit these captivating sea view cafes.

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