* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Northern Streets) on 8th October 2011

Operating for more than 30 years, Ah Wang Cafe serves the standard fare of coffee and toast with home-made Kaya. The name is synonymous with the owner who runs the business with his wife and several helpers.

Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com

 

According to Ah Wang, the family operated business began almost 30 years ago by his parents. However, they only moved to their current premise approximately 14 years ago. Despite the rapid modernization and construction in Tanjung Tokong, Ah Wang Café still remains an old favorite with the locals.

Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com

The method of toasting bread at Ah Wang’s cafe is by the electric toaster, and the bread is done evenly browned on both sides with crunchiness. The toast is traditionally served with kaya or a combination of kaya and butter for a savoury-sweet taste.

Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com

Toast with a creamy filling spread of kaya and butter

Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com

 

The kaya spread has always been home-made since the earlier years using a secret recipe of only three ingredients, namely coconut milk, sugar, and eggs. It comes in a custardy texture and a balance sweet flavor. And best of all, no preservatives are used and the kaya is for sale as well.

Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com

 

 

There are several customers who prefer to dip their toast into a hot cup of coffee. Ah Wang serves a fairly good cup of thick local coffee. Choices of combination include the ever famous Kopi O Peng, which is iced sugared black coffee to the Kopi Peng; essentially iced coffee with milk!

Besides coffee and tea, there is a relatively wide range of drinks. The sirap limau which cost RM1.40 is not to be missed. Made with fresh lime, the lime juice with added red sugar has the refreshing lime zest and color.

Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.comToast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com

The owner mixes the drinks for the customers

Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com

Kopi O Peng, Kopi Peng and sirap limau


On top of that, the half-boiled egg is a popular dish too. Served in a cup, the egg with runny yolk is well complemented with some pepper powder and soy sauce.

Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com

 

The food is available throughout the afternoon into the night, from 1pm till 8.30pm, making it a great place for afternoon tea break and after work teatime.

Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com

 

The stall is located below the UDA flats; just minutes walk from the popular Sea Pearl Lagoon seafood restaurant. Click here for the Map Location. The cafe is closed on Sundays.

Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com

 

Ah Wang Cafe
J-6 Gerai UDA,
Flat UDA Fasa 3
10470 Tanjung Tokong
Penang

Tel: 04 8982318

 

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13 comments so far

Alex
 1 

I have been to the store many many times over the last 17 years. The quality of food and drinks has been consistent and very good. People as far as KL and Singapore go to the stores to buy the Kaya in bulk and enjoy some snacks and drinks while there. A Must visit cafe for those in Penang and also those from other states or countries.

Well done CK for discovering this Penang treasure !!

Alex

September 27th, 2011 at 4:18 pm
 2 

My favorite place as well for years for the toasted bread, kaya and kopi O~ :)

September 28th, 2011 at 12:36 am
 3 

simple and good….

September 28th, 2011 at 8:41 am
 4 

Looks good…… :)

September 28th, 2011 at 12:10 pm
 5 

ooo…a place that i can go makan forbreakfast liau . .

still very old school . .

September 30th, 2011 at 9:42 am
Andrew Lee
 6 

…….yum yum it taste like the kaya my dad use to make…..

September 30th, 2011 at 12:06 pm
Klara
 7 

yummie:) i wish i ever had the chance to eat some real authentic kaya. not these semi-like things which are able in my country in europe. maybe once i’ll get there! thenks for making me hungry with these delicious photos:)

September 30th, 2011 at 11:21 pm
 8 

This reminded me of the one on airport road (Bayan Lepas?) and of course, Toh Soon. Penang’s brimming with good gems like this, just need recommendations from Penangites like yourself. :)

October 1st, 2011 at 4:13 pm
 9 

My fav snaking place when wanna go yum char in Penang with customers. At least I don’t bump into my boss here XD

October 3rd, 2011 at 11:32 pm
PC
 10 

I will be there at 2 or 3 times every week if I m in Penang. Everything oso very good!!

October 8th, 2011 at 1:14 pm
 11 

That has got to be the best-looking toast I have seen in quite a while!

And how interesting – serving the half-boiled eggs in a clear glass cup! Beautiful.

October 8th, 2011 at 2:46 pm
Angelina Ah Wang
 12 

Would love to visit the cafe as it’s the name of my surname!!! Exciting.. :)

March 4th, 2012 at 2:05 pm
William
 13 

two times I went in the morning but close :(

January 12th, 2014 at 9:53 am

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