Travel Report: Nam Peng Cafe, Macau.
February 2018. Nam Peng Cafe is a legendary breakfast spot and a must for anyone wanting to tap into an old school Macau dining experience. Located in a rough and ready back alley (85 R. de Cinco Outubro), the cafe is a five-minute walk from The Ruins of St. Paul’s. This is the place to come for a delicious, no-nonsense feed and unparalleled spell of people watching.
February 2018. A mix between an American diner, a London caff and a rickety Chinese dumpling house, Nam Peng Cafe is an unapologetic antidote to all those fancy, arm-and-a-leg priced hotel-casino breakfasts.
February 2018. Once you’re inside Nam Peng Cafe just park yourself on a wooden bench, place your order with one of the old apron-wearing dears and drink in the ambience.
February 2018. I opted for the signature Nam Peng Sandwich, which this photo magnificently fails to do justice to. The buttered bread is soft, crustless and positively bursting with feathery scrambled egg and chunks of salty ham. The coffee is cup-a-Joe stuff, but highly drinkable, even for a coffee snob like myself.
February 2018. Nam Peng Cafe is famed for its little bakery counter by the entrance, so why not polish off breakfast with a large sugar puff doughnut. They’re impossibly fluffy and cheap as chips! Nam Peng Cafe is open daily from 06:30-18:30. If you find yourself in Macau, it would be almost criminal not to stop by for a bite.
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