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Reviewed 12 April 2021

📍Yin's Sourdough Bakery and Café @ Pesara Claimant, George Town (Ingredients sourced from Halal suppliers) Yin's Sourdough has been making headway in this niche market of sourdough baking, even so in the midst of this pandemic. Having already 4 branches (3 in Penang, and 1...in KL), they started 8 years ago, a small abode at Balik Pulau. Using strictly unbleached flour & no preservatives, Yin's mastery over sourdough baking has expanded through much creativity. Not only is sourdough used for her baked goods; it is also the essence of all her homemade pastas, pizzas and burger buns. 🏨We decided to try Yin's very own main branch, the bakery in Georgetown where all the magic happens. Much to our delight, Yin herself was there manning the bakery. The cuisine served there was excellent. 🍕Let me start with the pizzas. We ordered a mushroom pizza with rocket-leaves, and another version which was ?Hawaiian. It was PERFECT. The sourdough base was thin and crisp, the rocket leaves complemented the mushrooms incredibily, and the taste was mouthwateringly amazing. According to the reviews, some guests claim that this is where you can get the best pizzas in town. Clearly, if you are looking for the conventional style of pizza, this isn't the place to go. I feel as if the pizzas here are authentically and uniquely their style. It's a must-try. 🍝The lunch-set menu is delicious and affordable. It comes with the choice of a home-made pro-biotic drink (it was a gingery tonic which was lovely), or having coffee from their very own roastery. I had the Beef Bolognese and it was delectable and pure luxury. Generous chunks of home-ground beef with their very own sourdough pasta; it was rich and filling. My colleagues tried the Chicken Luncheon sandwich; it's really cool to know that their luncheon chicken meat is home-made, thus giving it a most rich and flavoursome taste. 🍔Just check out their Homemade Ground-Beef Sourdough Burger in the pictures. Everything in the menu has been well thought of, and crafted with pride. ☕We had the opportunity to chat with Jonathan, the head barista and roaster of their coffee-beans. Separately running the coffee show under a different name (Bayan Coffee Roasters), Jonathan has come up with favourites by locals who often come by just to purchase their roasted beans. As you enter Yin's Sourdough, you will notice that just next door, their roastery is going on full pursuit, roasting their coffee beans to perfection. Many blends come from them, such as their signature Pinang blend. Bayan Coffee Roasters offers training as well for upcoming baristas. I've been to Yin's Sourdough thrice already and am loving the experience.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Helpful?10  
Reviewed 28 December 2020

In Penang for nearly 6 months, Yin's is my morning treat; incredible breads, bagels and baked goods, fresh juices and coffee roasted on premises. A small but delicious menu of breakfasts & lunch specialties including Penang's best pizza! A friendly staff and the feel of...a family run bakery & restaurant. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Helpful?2  
Reviewed 23 August 2020

I was attracted to the aromatic smell of breadS when I first stepped in the cafe. Reminds me of in Europe. We tried the mix breakfast set and quiche. All were delicious and up to our taste buds. Beautiful brew coffee too... Nice ambience! Will...be our regular place in futureMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 August 2020

Called in for a snack and a drink whilst wandering - a really lovely menu with really nice food. Nice place.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

It is one of the rarely restaurant in Penang to prepare the food from scrap material. It promote healthy food without sacrifice favours. We ordered the vegetarian pizza and really served with plenty of mushroom and of course the best is the sour dough.

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Went here as recommended by the TripAdvisor community and it was near our hotel. The food definitely did not disappoint - tasty homemade goodness 😋 Pricewise, it may not be the lowest in town, but you pay for the quality! Try it to believe it.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

A Place to visit for Breakfast... Do not miss it, plenty to offer at a very reasonable price and taste is very good... Yin is such a lovely adorable lady with the kind Father In Law helping out to run the business besides a young...charming and thin lady which I think must be the Manager perhaps. All of them carries a 5 Star badge of Service, as per se. Many Foreigners there for brekkie be it from Australia, UK, Germany, Russia or even Japan just to name a few... Please do Visit them when you are in Penang or at least once in your lifetime.. HahaMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Vegans can choose between almond butter/peanut butter + banana sandwich or vegetable sandwich. Bread was fresh from the bakery and almond butter had a homemade feel. They also have fresh juice.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020 via mobile

Such a great lunch. The owner of the place is really nice. The food was great. Definitely recommend this bakery. Try the vegetarian burrito 👍🏻

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 31 January 2020

A simple and basic bakery that offers a range of baked goodies, all pleasantly displayed and effectively presented. Our baked goods were great, and second to that was the kindness and helpfulness that we received. We needed a bit of guidance and help and were...treated with a most pleasant response and assistance. Going here makes the day better.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?2  
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Yin's Sourdough Bakery and Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5