Charlie Brown Cafe from Peanuts

charlie brown cafe

Wait! Charlie who? Someone was heard asking that. That is typical considering that most people know who Snoopy is but the mention of Charlie Brown might cause them to scratch their heads before realizing that with an ‘OHHHHH!!!! That ONE!!!’

All time favorite

The Charlie Brown Cafe recently opened its outlet in Malaysia and chose Penang as its base here. It now joins the likes of other Charlie Brown Cafes around the world including China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Korea. This is surely a must-visit place for anyone who grew up reading Peanuts comic strips that featured the sleepy Charlie Brown and the iconic and his faithful dog, Snoopy together with the rest of the gang.

Visit memory lane

The Charlie Brown Cafe Penang is opened at The Straits Quay Marina Mall. Once you are here, it automatically transports you back to where you once loved. Like most other themed cafes, you can expect there to be a crowd especially during the peak hours. After all, those who grew up reading Peanuts surely want to have a piece of the memory for their FBs and IGs.

Loving the environment

The interior.

The queue. Almost at anytime.

So who is Charlie Brown?

Charlie Brown from Peanuts Comics

Charlie Brown is an example of “the great American un-success story” in that he fails in almost everything he does, a total contrast with M. Schulz’s work which is referred as “the great American success story”. He is meek, nervous and lacks self-confidence, being unable to fly a kite, win a baseball game or kick a football. He is almost bald, with barely a little hair in front. He is Snoopy’s owner but apparently Snoopy’s intelligence is way much higher than him…

Snoopy, on the other hand, is known as “the world’s most famous beagle”. He does not look very much like a beagle, because beagle normally has tricolor (tan, black and white) but Snoopy has only black and white fur. Snoopy slept on top of his doghouse (doghouse in the below picture), rather than inside it. He seldom seen to venture inside his doghouse, except to retrieve something, or retrieve his recorder to play the national anthem of America every night before he goes to sleep (memories as recalled from the cartoon).
Snoopy’s doghouse was something extraordinary. It defied physics, being dramatically larger on the inside than the outside, with a carpeted foyer, a den, a library, a guest room, a stairway, a basement, a television, a bed (although he sleeps on the roof), a pool table, and an original Van Gogh.

Sharing is caring’ is our motto at Charlie Brown Cafe

Our classically trained chefs will nourish your soul and tummies with good honest food, made with passion and local ingredients.

Using classical recipes and modern cooking techniques, our local chefs deliver comfort food at its best. We believe the dining table is the centre point of our daily lives, a good opportunity for family, friends, and colleagues to catch up. Choose between ordering some sharing plates with your friends or have a lovely dinner with our starters and main courses with your loved ones and enjoy the night away.

Our well-curated drinks list will make complete your meal. We frequently review our drinks list and like to support independent producers as much as possible, bringing in small batch collections. Try one of our in-house infused syrups in a seasonal Fruit Smoothies and whipped cream, all fantastic tasting and at a great value!

We are open all day for casual lunches, dinners, cakes and coffee, our family of servers will provide you a warm friendly service to make you feel completely at home.

Doghouse in Cafe

The doghouse also serves as a prop for Snoopy, often imagined as a World War I “Sopwith Camel” fighter plane in Snoopy’s battles with the Red Baron. During these aerial fights, Snoopy’s house often suffers from bullet holes and occasionally crashes. However, this seems to take place solely in Snoopy’s imagination, as the house is in perfect shape later.

You will also find a yellow bird in the comic strips, sometimes a flock, but Woodstock is the only bird that attaches himself to Snoopy. The rest of the look alike’s are Woodstock’s friends. In the early 60s, many migrating birds started using Snoopy’s doghouse for various purposes: a rest stop during migrations, a nesting site, or a place to play cards. They simply looked at Snoopy and he understood them. Woodstock was the only one that assumed the role of Snoopy’s sidekick and assistant. He’s Snoopy’s best friend.

Linus in the show

Linus, the best friend of Charlie Brown, also the younger brother of Lucy van Pelt and older brother of Rerun van Pelt. You might wonder why Linus always drag along a blue blanket whenever and wherever he appears, that’s actually his “security blanket”. He holds the blanket over his shoulder while sucking his thumb.

He suffered weakness and dizziness, for example, when Lucy took it from him only long enough to have it laundered, spontaneously recovering when it was restored to him. Lucy won a first prize in a school science contest when she took Linus blanket away and recorded his “withdrawal symptoms”-and as proof entered Linus and his blanket as a exhibit!

A common thing for Snoopy is to run up and quickly grab the blanket in his mouth and drag Linus along with it, then swing him and the blanket around many times before letting go and sending them both soaring off to who-knows-where.

Now Lucy. She is the main bully and the older sister of Linus and Rerun. A bossy, crabby and selfish eight-year old girl, Lucy often bullies the other characters in the strip, particularly her own brother Linus and Charlie Brown. But I always think Charlie Brown has some crush on her while Charlie Brown’s younger sister Sally has love interest on Linus.

Charlie’s younger sister, Sally Brown has blonde hair with a curly fringe. She wears pigtails, pink or blue polka dotted dresses with matching colored socks and she also wears white shoes with black laces. She can be stubborn at times, and is usually convinced she’s right until someone proves her wrong, but she also has a good heart and a strong moral sense, just like her brother.

Cartoonish Deco

You won’t believe how beautiful the ceilings are decorated. Peanuts gang on the move!!

The counter to place your order.

From outside of the shop through the window, you can see the long queue waiting for order. But I like the effect of the whole setting on the window. Now it seems like everyone is queuing together with the Peanuts gang at the bus stop.

Here’s the menu~ Now you can have an idea of how much budget you need to allocate for a tea break. I didn’t manage to find the price list for main meal. The kitchen had closed when we reached.

They also have Charlie Brown cookies for take away.

And plenty of cakes to choose from! All looks delicious.

Souvenir Shop

Souvenir shop beside the kitchen area. Overlooking the marina. Luckily I manage to control my shopping desire.

Our seating area. We all like the partition so much!!! It’s full of the very well-known strips. The fans know well. =)

The table. It’s worth to pay for the coffee + environment. At least to us, we think so.

One of the seating area is showing the Peanuts cartoon. Oh I miss the stories.. I haven’t been watching for such a long time… It’s time to start searching and buy the cartoon specials collections.

The waiting cards are all different. Each number a picture or comic strip.

The great American un-success story

Charlie Brown is an example of “the great American un-success story” in that he fails in almost everything he does, a total contrast with M. Schulz’s work which is referred as “the great American success story”. He is meek, nervous and lacks self-confidence, being unable to fly a kite, win a baseball game or kick a football. He is almost bald, with barely a little hair in front. He is Snoopy’s owner but apparently Snoopy’s intelligence is way much higher than him…

Snoopy, on the other hand, is known as “the world’s most famous beagle”. He does not look very much like a beagle, because beagle normally has tricolor (tan, black and white) but Snoopy has only black and white fur. Snoopy slept on top of his doghouse (doghouse in the below picture), rather than inside it. He seldom seen to venture inside his doghouse, except to retrieve something, or retrieve his recorder to play the national anthem of America every night before he goes to sleep (memories as recalled from the cartoon).

Snoopy’s doghouse was something extraordinary. It defied physics, being dramatically larger on the inside than the outside, with a carpeted foyer, a den, a library, a guest room, a stairway, a basement, a television, a bed (although he sleeps on the roof), a pool table, and an original Van Gogh.

The doghouse also serves as a prop for Snoopy, often imagined as a World War I “Sopwith Camel” fighter plane in Snoopy’s battles with the Red Baron. During these aerial fights, Snoopy’s house often suffers from bullet holes and occasionally crashes. However, this seems to take place solely in Snoopy’s imagination, as the house is in perfect shape later.

You will also find a yellow bird in the comic strips, sometimes a flock, but Woodstock is the only bird that attaches himself to Snoopy. The rest of the look alike’s are Woodstock’s friends. In the early 60s, many migrating birds started using Snoopy’s doghouse for various purposes: a rest stop during migrations, a nesting site, or a place to play cards. They simply looked at Snoopy and he understood them. Woodstock was the only one that assumed the role of Snoopy’s sidekick and assistant. He’s Snoopy’s best friend.

Linus, the best friend of Charlie Brown, also the younger brother of Lucy van Pelt and older brother of Rerun van Pelt. You might wonder why Linus always drag along a blue blanket whenever and wherever he appears, that’s actually his “security blanket”. He holds the blanket over his shoulder while sucking his thumb.

He suffered weakness and dizziness, for example, when Lucy took it from him only long enough to have it laundered, spontaneously recovering when it was restored to him. Lucy won a first prize in a school science contest when she took Linus blanket away and recorded his “withdrawal symptoms”-and as proof entered Linus and his blanket as a exhibit!

Charlie’s younger sister, Sally Brown has blonde hair with a curly fringe. She wears pigtails, pink or blue polka dotted dresses with matching colored socks and she also wears white shoes with black laces. She can be stubborn at times, and is usually convinced she’s right until someone proves her wrong, but she also has a good heart and a strong moral sense, just like her brother.

From outside of the shop through the window, you can see the long queue waiting for order. But I like the effect of the whole setting on the window. Now it seems like everyone is queuing together with the Peanuts gang at the bus stop.

Address:
3A-1-17 & 3A-1-18,
Straits Quay Marina Mall,
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang 3,
10470 Tanjong Bungah, Penang

Tel: 04-899 8602 ‎

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