Digital Nomad Cafe Guide to George Town

Digital Nomad Cafe Guide to George Town, George Town, Malaysia (B)

For a relatively small town, George Town, the capital of Penang state in Malaysia, and largest city on the island of the same name has a surprisingly broad choice of hipster cafés, many of which serve as good work places, mostly found in the old town. Unfortunately, Malaysia has the second slowest internet speeds in South East Asia (after the Philippines) so we didn’t find anywhere with very good wifi, though moderate to acceptable speeds are ubiquitous.

These were our favourite places to work. All have free drinking water. Expect to pay around RM10 (€2.10) for a black coffee in most.

Though this cute little place has rather small tables, perhaps not the most comfortable chairs and very few power sockets, they do have a nice range of teas and lovely churros, which are vegan if served without the sauces, though they do not have soy milk for hot drinks. The atmosphere is cosy and conducive to conversation, and staff are happy to leave you alone for hours.

With friendly staff and several power sockets plus comfortable chairs, this place only lacks decently fast wifi to make it an ideal digital nomad workspace. The wifi as its best is passable, though would be frustrating for intense surfing or photo uploading. There is a cute bike theme throughout and the calm atmosphere makes it an easy place to concentrate. Unfortunately, they do not have soy milk and serve nothing vegan. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Digital Nomad Cafe Guide to George Town
Guide Location: Malaysia » George Town
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sam Wood
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