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153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We plumped for the China house on our first night in George Town which came highly recommended by our friends in KL and the trusty lonely planet guide. In my 36th year it was my favourite birthday meal. I had the seabass which was up there with the best fish I've tasted, served with Parmesan fries (posh fish and chips... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This heritage themed cafe and pub was well publicised and recommended by a lot of people. I came with my friends for their desserts on a Friday night and the place was packed. On the first visit it feels different with its old rustic and oriental charm (probably night time with its lighting). The desserts are nice. I came back... More 

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Thank HaruKenchiru
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A spacious and interesting cafe with local bands performing from time to time. If you love drawing they even provide you a large drawing paper and crayon,how friendly haha.

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Thank Imran P
new york
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a sort of touristy but well-done cafe/bar that is huge and has interesting outdoor space with cool murals and other interesting details so if you go here wander around. The place goes all the way through to the next block, two very long buildings that are connected. There was a band playing one night. There is a huge... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dropped by to get some cakes after dinner. Located in a long & old shop house, the modern & arty cafe is jam-packed with local yuppies and tourists. There's a good variety of yummy cakes though the popular dessert is sold out soon despite the upscale price. Service is slow and the queue for take-out is long.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tried out this cafe on my visit to Penang. A great range of cakes to choose from. Had tiramisu and loved it!

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Thank Jim T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tiramisu is so nice! Staff here is so busy and not so friendly. Always crowd and need to wait for the place. Parking is hard to find. Variety of cake make me want to visit again

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Thank Lydia C
Malaysia
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is probably the best coffee place on the island.We always drop by for a cuppa when we are back in Penang

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Johannesburg
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've stopped in here for coffee three days in a row, and had a drink at Canteen, the bar at the back. The coffee is excellent and the cakes are good (although the ones we picked - Jamaican Black and Chocolate Pistachio - weren't mindblowing). Nice atmosphere in a really nice space. And the shop upstairs has some beautiful things.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This complex has it all-- great food and coffee (and very popular desserts, I recommend the pandan cake), friendly staff, and a very funky setting. We had a great dinner (the grilled chicken in laksa soup was excellent) and caught a really great jazz singer from KL in the bar at the other end of the complex. We came back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?