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The Baboon House

No. 89 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (315 reviews)
“potato salad” (18 reviews)
“spicy lamb” (9 reviews)
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No. 89 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 542 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

If the many rules are a quid pro quo for fantastic food, i wouldn't mind. But sadly, not the case. No photography, no loud noises (understandable), no joining of tables, max 6 pax (if i rmb correctly) per table. The entrance is locked - guest...More

Thank msbeezie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking forward to a nice burger and found The Baboon house on TA. We used google maps to find as the map on here when we checked was wrong. Our meal was nice and staff were attentive, nice surroundings and price wasn't too...More

Thank KiwiMaiTai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my 3rd time visit. Feel so disappointed. Service was good but the burger is over rated. Sorry to say, I won't be coming back again.

Thank SamEng527
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reviews said their burgers are a must try, so I did. Was sorely disappointed. In fact, I enjoyed the side of fries and potato salad more than the burger itself. The burger had an aftertaste that wasn't to my liking. Still, I appreciated their "no...More

2  Thank vmco_mnlph
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of living in Malacca for 3 years, so this review is based on my experiences over the last 3 years, rather than one specific visit. In summary, it is an excellent place to visit, with friendly staff, great food and the...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant, love the pork belly burger! However it will be good to spray insect repellent before you go as there are mossies around.. Must try their cold pressed fruit juice,

Thank Pinkydevil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Baboon House is a wonderful place, situated in a crumbling shophouse and full of plants and artworks. The coffee and juice we had were great as well - but the best is definitely the location and the atmosphere. You're not allowed to take photos...More

1  Thank jasperjwb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent 17 days in Malaysia, and I have the best dining experience in this place. The place initially looks nonsense for me standing in front of the door looking inside because there is no table or seats, only some black and white photographies. But...More

2  Thank yuhaochen23
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Staff service is quite nice and foods are delicious.The address also very near with jonker street.cool.It is a very special place.

1  Thank yannis16121
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Let's admit it, this is not an excellent Michelin restaurant. I had better burger in other part of the world. But, the burger was descent considering it is located in Melaka, and fruit juice was fresh and nice. Most importantly, the traditional building is worth...More

2  Thank Thomboy
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Response from Rajan S | Reviewed this property |
Coordinates? Forget the rocket science... its a small town. You don't need NASA or GOOGLE or WAYS or the ghost of Steve Jobs. You can find it on foot. Website lists the address as 89, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Kampung... More
James O
30 August 2015|
Response from jilop | Reviewed this property |
Hi James, thank you for asking and being so kind. I am certain one of them ordered a meal while the other two ordered drinks only. We ordered coffees and three cakes for all three of us. I think it did not matter what they... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 89 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +60126010363
Hub of art & culture inspired by nature, kafe attached, located in the heart of the heritage.

The Baboon House is =

1. An art gallery to provide the opportunities for artistes to discuss and showcase their works and ideas without any kind of prejudices or discrimination.
2. A long term and sustainable restoration project in creating a deeper understanding and appreciation towards cultures and traditions.
3. A community hub for continuous learning of like-minded individuals to create a better dining and environmental conditions and not only for profit making purposes. (includes creating a shelter & awareness for abandoned furry animals on the street)
4. And a "home" as what it is initial built for 250 years ago......

The Concept of Baboon House is to provide the best dining experience to all our beloved customers in regard of the ambiance, art, food or services. Every Customers do play a big part in helping us to create a peaceful and tranquil experience during your visit. Thank you for your never ending support.

The Baboons.
For Love, Peace & Harmony
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