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The Twelve Cups

Beach Street | 12, The WhiteAways Arcade, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
+60 4-262 6812
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mille crepe” (17 reviews)
“cakes” (25 reviews)
“aglio olio” (3 reviews)
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Malaysian, Cafe, Asian
$$ - $$$
Beach Street | 12, The WhiteAways Arcade, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 17 May 2017

I have long heard about the cafe but I haven't got time to visit. So I decided to take a timeout from everything, this little cafe is a nice hideout, good environment, friendly stuffs and some mainstream music playing, it's a decent place to spend...More

Thank Kaizxa N
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The cafe is bright with a lot of natural sunlight during the day and it's very well lit in the evening as well unlike the other dimmer cafes you would find around Georgetown. I sat here to get some work done on my laptop so...More

Thank hydrangeasandroses
June C, Manager at The Twelve Cups, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thanks for your review and we hope to see you again! :)

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The place was bright, clean and the atmosphere is cozy. I had spaghetti aglio oglio with prawns. The taste was quite ok, better than some other places, considering I have tried numerous restaurants and cafes in Penang specifically for aglio oglio. The staff are friendly...More

Thank HaruKenchiru
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Its all a bit too scientific for me. I waited 10 minutes for 1 cm of double a espresso - I was the only customer. Coffee was nice but the length of wait was not ideal.

1  Thank NW5454
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We came here for drinking coffee and find also a nice pulled pork burger. Very friendly and little bit shy waitress ;) We missed BBQ sauce to the burger. But over all a very comfortable place.

1  Thank Lars B
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This café was nothing to write home about, especially for the quite high price. The coffee was warm not hot. The ambiance is non existent. The famous crepe cakes are boring, nothing special about them. Other than these crepe cakes there was no other dessert...More

1  Thank aussienomadAustralia
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A welcome afternoon respite made all the better by the awesome cakes screaming "eat-me!"... Always a delight to return to this cosy cafe in the CBD, day or night ..for a great shot of caffeine or refreshing smoothies !

Thank Vince Y
Reviewed 17 October 2016

first came here a year or two ago. loved their crepe cakes. and until now still serve the best crepe cake i've tasted. nice ambience and new menus added. would be nice if they could extend their operational hours

Thank shfaiqah
Reviewed 13 October 2016

12 cups serves some of the best pasta in town. The lunch package menu is good value. Pity they don't have the same package at dinner which is their more quiet time! We particularly loved the fantastic aglio olio with shrimp and the squid ink...More

Thank cheah99
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was delicious as was my coffee. The only downside to this restaurant is they don't have table service. However, we will definitely return.

Thank Jayne_1950
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Street | 12, The WhiteAways Arcade, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-262 6812
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The Twelve Cups is a cafe which serves great coffee with signature mille crepe cake. Besides that, the cafe do serves savoury and sweet crepes in the food menu, together with all day brunch options such as Big Breakfast, Smoke Salmon Egg Benedict, Smoke Duck Egg Benedict and etc. All the food and dessert are available all day.

It's a cafe with minimalist scandinavian interior style, focusing on natural lighting and cozy ambience; a great place for a brunch or even a gathering with friends at night.
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