The Lake Cafe

A beautiful backdrop can truly take a dining experience from great to sublime. Luckily for us, Malaysia has a vast amount of cafes and restaurants located at places that boast gorgeous views – from dazzling cityscapes to glittering oceans and lush nature. 

The Lake Cafe, a picturesque cafe in Balik Pulau, Penang, is the epitome of an atmospheric dining experience. Set in a serene farm, this new cafe lets you indulge in pastas and sip on warm coffee while soaking up views of nature and a lake. 

Dine in nature by a duck pond

The Lake Cafe penang - structure
Image credit: The Farm

The Lake Cafe will be a welcome change from the usual neighbourhood cafes in the alleyways of the busy George Town. Located in Pantai Acheh in Balik Pulau, the cafe feels like a sacred hideout for nature-loving souls looking for a tranquil refuge – with good food, of course.

The Lake Cafe penang - view
Image credit: @phjngw

Obscured by lush green foliage, the cafe is housed in a spacious glasshouse-style structure that modestly features black steel and wooden interiors. The indoor space is cosy, with touches of hanging potted plants to match the greenery outside.

The space is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, so patrons can gaze at the green vistas as they brunch.

The Lake Cafe penang - bird nest
Image credit: @winter.heng

Feel closer to nature and have your meals outdoors by the deck area, where you’ll be feasting with a magical view of a fluorescent blue lake dotted with floating lily pads. Spot snow-white ducks waddling across the waters – a sight that’s sure to lift your mood.

The Lake Cafe penang - lake
Image credit: @shahidarasli

Admire as much of the gorgeous scenery as you want, but don’t forget to pose for some pictures with the stunning haven as a backdrop. There are several massive bird nest sculptures – all imported from Bali – that make for the perfect shot with the scenic views for the ‘Gram.

Indulge in a good meal among a whimsical setting

The Lake Cafe penang - food
Image credit: @winter.heng

As the cafe is located in an actual farm, expect to be served a meal that’s both fresh and flavourful. 

Tuck into some pastas, with choices such as Spaghetti Smoked Duck Aglio Olio (RM28) and Linguine Cream Salmon (RM34). For something more protein-heavy, opt for the Black Pepper Grilled Chicken Chop (RM25) or Mushroom Chicken Chop (RM26).

The Lake Cafe penang - coffee
Image adapted from: @winter.heng & Google Photos

Order a cup of Caramel Latte (RM13.90) or a Passion Fruit Lemonade Mocktail (RM14.90) to sip on as you enjoy the soothing aquatic tones of the lake and the leafy trees ruffling in the breeze.

The Lake Cafe is a serene care in Balik Pulau, Penang

With its serene location, delicious food, and prime views of greenery, The Lake Cafe in Penang is a treat for city folks looking to escape the bustle of the city life. So, plan a trip down to the cafe, and enjoy a tour of a farm while you’re here.

Address: 465, Pantai Acheh, mukim 1, 11010 Balik Pulau, Penang
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10am-5pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 012-228 1827 | The Lake Cafe Facebook | Instagram

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Cover image adapted from: @shahidarasli, @winter.heng & @phjngw

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