This old-style Hainanese cafe located in a dinghy side-street off Campbell Street is insanely popular among visitors to Penang. It's been featured in almost every other travelogue on Penang.
Serving Hainanese-style coffee - thick, aromatic and sweetened, patrons pack this ramshackle little cafe from as early as 7am on weekdays. To go with the aromatic brew are steamed or toasted bread, thickly smeared with "kaya" (egg-coconut milk custard) and butter. Little packets of Malay nasi lemak, topped with chillied shrimps and hard-boiled eggs, are also available.
Very atmospheric spot, but I'm still struggling to understand what all the fuss is about.
Toh Soon Cafe
Campbell Street (near intersection with Penang Road)
Tel: +604 2613754