A heritage shophouse of cake and culture

China House

Spread over three heritage shophouses, China House’s legendary cake spread features up to 50 varieties at any time. The space is also a hub for poets, musicians and other creatives.


China House’s painstakingly restored premises help keep Penang’s rich heritage alive. Its mission to foster the arts and its enjoyment also helps creativity thrive in the city.

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Getting there

Like many places in George Town, China House is best accessed on foot if you are within the area. Street parking is available but limited. 

Take advantage of MBPP Rapid Penang CAT, a free shuttle that connects major attractions in George Town.

Traveller's Notes

Explore and savour  the nooks and crannies in this recommended order: Start at the 155 Beach St entrance, wander through Kopi C Espresso Cafe & Bar. See BTB & Restaurant and Bon Ton the Shop II at 153 Beach Street. Further along, walk through the Reading Room with its sections of magazines, books and CDs 

Check out Art Lane, China House’s latest initiative a few doors away — the entire interior of a building has been turned into a canvas for budding artists

See China House’s Facebook page for latest happenings

  •  Alexandra Wong 

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