Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to pamper yourself and your loved ones. And what better way to do it than enjoying a hi-tea while catching up on life? Having hi-tea is one of the best ways to wind down while savouring some delicate pastry as you chat away over a cuppa. Besides being a great way to just chill with your pals, hi-tea is also perfect for celebrating special occasions.
Hi-tea places are often decked out with various themes and settings, making the experience even more enjoyable. So, put on your favourite outfit and check out one of these hi-tea spots in Penang.
1. Guest Lounge at Macalister Mansion
Here at Guest Lounge, there is a new menu every month and during festive seasons such as Easter, Mother’s Day, Christmas, etc. Every month, a different menu will allow you to visit frequently with the promise of new tasty treats to try. The ambience here is fun and casual, which will enable you to relax while spending time with family or friends.
Address: 228 Jalan Macalister, 10400 George Town
Contact: +604 228 3888
Operation hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 2pm to 5pm
2. Suffolk House
Suffolk House is popular among the locals due to the building’s history. So why not learn a thing or two while enjoying some hi-tea, like how they once did in the good ol’ days. For Instagram enthusiasts, you’ll be excited over their indoor and outdoor settings worthy of an #OOTD shot.
Address: 250 Jalan Air Hitam, 10460 George Town
Contact: +6012 438 8683
Operation hours: Daily, 11am to 11pm
3. Victorian Garden Tea Room & Cafe
Want to feel like you’re dining in a European cottage? Victorian Garden Tea Room & Cafe will be the ideal place for you and your loved ones to check out. Not just that, if you’re planning for a little soiree, there is also an event space here, so you can live out your dream tea party and dress up as they did in the Victorian era.
Address: 33 Jalan Irrawady, 10050 George Town
Contact: +6012 480 1932
Operation hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30pm to 9pm; Closed on Mondays
4. 59 Sixty Dining Room & Bar
If you’re looking to enjoy your hi-tea with a stunning panoramic view of George Town, 59 Sixty Dining Room & Bar is the perfect spot to do so. With a reasonably priced menu that will satisfy you and your friends or family, and a relaxing ambience, there is nothing more you can ask for after a hectic week.
Address: Level 59 & 60 Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town
Contact: +6017 428 8545
Operation hours: Daily, 11am to 8pm (Daily)
5. Teels Heritage Cafe
Thanks to its colour combination of blue and red windows, it’s difficult to miss Teels Heritage Cafe in the George Town area with such a unique facade. After enjoying your hi-tea at this British Malaya-themed eatery, you can purchase Penang’s famous tambun biscuits, as the cafe located in the same building as Ghee Hiang Bakery.
Address: 144 G&H, Jalan Burma, 10400 George Town
Contact: +6017 237 3144
Operation hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 10pm; Closed on Sundays