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Helena's Cafe

43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
+60 16-464 5202
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mutton curry” (21 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (12 reviews)
“chicken” (16 reviews)
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Chinese, Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

It really was hard finding a place that had early breakfast because of Ramadan. Well Helen's Cafe provided the eggs and bacon we enjoyed for breakfast which was a treat. The host were very gracious and provided a nice send off for the day.

4  Thank BrownSkid
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We have eaten at Helena's for many years now and this last visit in July was one of the best. We had grandchildren with us and they loved the banana milkshakes and iced milo. Some family members enjoyed a hot pot ( an assortment of...More

3  Thank Russell L
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Very nice and friendly service. Had some great curry good sized portions. . Prices reasonable. Recommended.

3  Thank James T
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We had previously eaten at the Living room café (it shares a "wall) The food was not as good, the service was sweet, the prices were good - however if the Living Room Café hadn't been filled to capacity we would have eaten there.

1  Thank Kate2112
Reviewed 14 July 2014

My wife and I were trying to decide whether to eat here or go to the Living Room for a second time. We stopped here and it was okay but not as good as their neighbor. We started with the beef satay which was tasty...More

Thank bobkap
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The people are nice and personal. The lady who served us was also the chef, cooking up a simple, fresh and delicious food. They serve western and asian food. We loved the chicken chop, stir-fry beef with rice, and fried kuay teow. Shop is just...More

2  Thank miniacorns
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

I read and heard many good things about this place so, I thought I'd duck down and give it a try. A very honest, quaint little premises but, do not be fooled. Fresh food, a multitude of different global flavours, awesome fresh juices, all from...More

2  Thank TonyTheTravelGuy
Reviewed 6 July 2014

On a trip to Batu Ferrenghi with my wife we ate twice in Helena's Cafe out of the five nights we were there. On the first visit my wife, not feeling well wanted some plain food and opted for an omelette and chips. Well presented...More

1  Thank Kenneg22
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

During my stay in Batu Ferringhi, I ate a few times here with my partner. The food was great as was the service. I would highly recommend the satays. 12 for rm14. Beer prices are great and they make a great Char Koay Teow. We...More

2  Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 1 July 2014

we ate there several times & never had a bad meal , prices were very good to , and altho it was marked up as a Muslim place we had as much beer as we needed. so don't let that put you off , it...More

1  Thank bikerlad707
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Questions & Answers
Izumi T
5 August 2017|
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Response from evamarie3 | Property representative |
We Serve Pork and Duck Upon Request.Order One Day Before.
Jill C
10 February 2017|
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Response from Reg E | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Never asked
Christo S
2 December 2016|
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Response from AgathaChristie2012 | Reviewed this property |
If you tell the cook that you are gluten free and need to make sure there is no wheat flour (tepung) and no soy sauce they can make several dishes that way. The prawn curry with white rice is naturally gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi
  • Phone Number: +60 16-464 5202
  • E-mail
Helena Cafe We Serve Since 1790 Thank You For all Support During all Years And Our Return Guest Every Year. Keep Supporting Us.God Bless.
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