Timothy Tye
Hock Poh Lye Cafe

Hock Poh Lye Cafe, George Town, Penang (31 December, 2012)

Hock Poh Lye Cafe (GPS: 5.41765, 100.34027) is a small coffee shop at the corner of China Street with Penang Street in George Town, Penang. It is housed in perhaps the only wooden building on China Street. The coffee shop has just two stalls, one selling char koay teow while the other economy bihun.

I had the opportunity of trying both the char koay teow and economy bihun. The koay teow cost RM3.50 and is "not bad". We also ordered the "large" economy bihun. It cost RM1.50, which we find rather steep for economy bihun. In our opinion, it is "boh3 ho1 liau3", or in English, "lacking".

Char Koay Teow at Hock Poh Lye Cafe (31 December, 2012)

Economy Bihun at Hock Poh Lye Cafe (31 December, 2012)

Stalls at this coffee shop

Getting there

Hock Poh Lye Cafe can be reached on foot from the Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal. Take the pedestrian bridge across Weld Quay, then turn right and walk along Weld Quay until junction of China Street Ghaut (where you see the Malayan Railway Building). Continue on China Street Ghaut. Go across Beach Street then continue on China Street until intersection with Penang Street, and you'd find Hock Poh Lye Cafe on the right.

Hock Poh Lye Cafe is on the map of Penang Street

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