Food Stories: Ah Lye Cozy Cafe

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Remember the spot where you get enjoy a slice of cheese topped on Maggi noodles and Kopi Peng Special under a big tree by the roadside? Yes, Ah Lye is now back with a new location at Tanjung Bungah.

Founded by Sir Choon Lye in 1976, it was known as Ah Lye Kopitiam at the initial place at Gat Lebuh Gereja. The business was then officially registered in 1980 and has been operating for almost 40 years. 

In 1990, Ah Lye invented their own signatures, which are Maggi curry cheese and coffee special. In fact, editor believes that Maggi noodles are everyone’s favourite. With a slice of cheese topped off the noodles, it became one of the notable tastes from Ah Lye Kopitiam.

“However, we were forced to leave behind our beloved coffee shop due to the construction of a new hotel at the location in 2018.”

The second-generation business owner, Sam

They took almost two years to look for a suitable spot. In August 2020, the coffee shop finally relocated and was reborn with a brand new environment with a rebranded name, “Ah Lye Cozy Cafe”.   

The Interior

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The new location provides indoor and air-conditioned seatings.

Ah Lye Kopitiam was initially nestled under a big tree. As compared to the previous spot, the new location tucked in a neighbourhood is more comfortable with indoor and air-conditioned seatings. As its name suggested, Ah Lye Cozy Cafe’s interior emphasises cozy and homely design. Although the interior is very simple, the environment is bright and spacious. Thus, diners could enjoy the meal pleasantly.  

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The interior is simple yet spacious.

The Menu

The menu covers toasts, noodles, snacks as well as beverages. Ah Lye Sandwich Special, Kaya and Butter Toast, Peanut Jam Toast, Ah Lye Maggie Curry with Cheese, Maggie Chicken Soup with Cheese, Toast Mochi, Ah Lye Coffee Special, Milk Tea, Neslo (Nescafe + Milo) are some of their signatures. 

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Signatures of Ah Lye Cozy Cafe
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Maggie Chicken Soup with Cheese
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Ah Lye Sandwich Special
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Peanut Jam Toast
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Toast Mochi

Besides maintaining the original menu, the coffee shop has also innovated new products such as Toast Mochi. Apart from the glutinous rice-made Mochi, their Toast Mochi is made from toast. Hence, the texture is very different. Moreover, the price range is definitely wallet-friendly as it’s between RM6.00 to RM16.90. 

Watch the video to know more about the entire journey of Ah Lye Cozy Cafe!

The Info

Address: 141, Jalan Lembah Permai, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang

Business hours:

Tuesday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Saturday & Sunday 8am – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm (Closed on Monday)

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