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153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The look and feel of the dining room is something out of a romance novel. True to its name, it has Chinese elements well blended with Penang's colonial past. If you are keen on a quiet dinner ask for the dining room, you will be led into a room near the cashier away from the coffee sippers and cake munching... More 

Thank John R
Kuala Lumpur
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155 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of those places that executed their idea right. It's almost always packed especially during the weekends so I suggest that you head there during the off peak times to fully appreciate the place. Food was pretty average in my opinion but you have to give them points for their dessert table. It's pretty difficult to resist when... More 

Thank BeautifulFreak
Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a cool area connected to a bunch of shops. Backing the cafe is canteen the bar which has live music every night and the cafe is amazing serving the best coffee and a massive range of cakes! Upstairs make sure you go up the the gallery with hand made jewellery, old furniture and art. Such a cool place, wish... More 

Thank zlunniss
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is like traditional Chinese house with very long gallery and a little garden. Food is really good over here but the portions are very less so ask for help while ordering to understand the quantity they will serve

Thank rya75
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice chill place for young people in the street murals heritage district in Georgetown, Penang. A lively, buzzing place. Two heritage houses, back to back, as a long seamless shop. A very popular chill outlet for local and tourists.

Thank MoPekoe
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As the brand slowly extends its reach (we recently went to the extraordinarily similar setup at the old courthouse in Kuching), it only grows from strength to strength back in George Town. Famous for its cakes, loved for its quiet corners and for its live music, always a great place to hang out. But popularity can breed complacency and on... More 

Thank Phlashmair
acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this review

I apologise but agree with you. After putting a lot of work to set up Kuching we have come back to find that penang has slipped, and this is perhaps all the way down the line. We have realised the problem and are trying to return to basics and realign the team. We do have some good staff who need... More 

Province of Treviso, Italy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible place. So astonishing I can not find a word to describe it. Chapeau to the owner. Amazing cakes

Thank Aenebish
Washington State
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170 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Love this place...it is narrow and long running between two blocks. At one end is a cafe and live entertainment. The other end is the dessert cases and restaurant, and in between are little courtyards to sit and eat....great atmosphere. I have been here for dinner and for lunch....all times the food was excellent...but this time it was just for... More 

Thank busconi
Leixlip, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful cafe with many rooms and gardens with beautiful paintings and decorations. If you come to Penang and not come here then you missed something magical.

Thank Lee K
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and wide choices cakes and good ambience! Always a busy cafe. Famous for doodling.highly recommended! However staff are too busy to entertain customers. Expect to wait longer.

Thank Lydia T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-263 7299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?