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Penang Coffee Shop - Late Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew’s Favorite Coffee Shop @ Kong Thai Lai

There are many coffee shops in and around Georgetown and I would like to share with you this particular one. Kong Thai Lai is located in a pre-war double storey shop along the left hand side of the one way Hutton Lane in Penang.
Kedai Kopi Kong Thai Lai  is located near to the T- junction of Penang Road and Campbell Stree. It was the favorite coffee shop for the late Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew, The Founder of Honda Malaysia. He used to have his drinks in this coffee shop. According to the coffee shop owner, his favorite table was the first one leading into the shop. 

Favorite table of the late Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew

It commands the best view of the busy Hutton Lane in front of it. 

We did not have the opportunity to occupy that table as an elderly man was having that seat. We opted for the one and only marble table which was just next to it.

There is only one hawker stall selling economy rice during lunch hour. At our time of visit, the only available food was half boiled egg and toast bread spread with butter and kaya.
The place where they prepared our glasses of Kopi-o Peng
Our glasses of Kopi-o Peng (Ice Black Coffee) & toast bread

We did enjoyed this quick and simple tea time snack especially the refreshing Kopi-o Peng. There are many more other great places in Penang with its own piece of history. Kedai Kopi Kong Thai Lai is one of them. 


Kedai Kopi Kong Thai Lai
6 Hutton Lane
Business Hour : 7am to 4pm
GPS Coordinate : N5 25.155 E100 19.887
Zac Teo

Zac Teo


  1. So this is Boon Siew's favorite coffee shop! Friends in Penang have told me about it and about his penchant for going there even after he acquired his fortune, but I never got to see it, till now. Thanks. They have shown me his house and told me about the feng shui related to the gates in front of it.

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