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153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Wonderful selection of cakes, friendly staff and a feast for the eyes as well. Great cafe experience.

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Thank Johan A
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered 3pieces of cake with 8 drinks. Waited and waited. Only 2 were served. Took so long that we had to go to the counter. The second follow up , we got the 3rd piece. It was busy. We went to grab water/glasses by ourselves. Still waited for the 8drinks. Looking waiters/waitresses carried stuffs passed by. Till we followed... More 

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Sepang, Malaysia
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Penang for the Lit Festival. We had dinner Saturday night here which was delicious. Couldn't fault it really. When we came to pay they told us the card machine was down which left us a little flustered as we didn't have enough cash. We insisted they kept trying and it eventually worked. Next day as a group of ten... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Seriously those who loves cake you will not be disappointed to come here. The selection is crazy! A lot to choose from and it is all taste good. If you happen to be in Penang. Do check it out. I am a bakers myself and I have to say this is one of the best place to have your dessert

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New York City, New York
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156 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This place has it all. Coffee, cakes, actual meals, wine, cocktails! It's a very long establishment with two stories. One side has the coffee/cakes section, upstairs has the art section, one side has an outdoor patio, another has a dining room and the final section has a bar. You can find whatever you like in this one spot. Highly recommend... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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92 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

A really nice place to visit in George Town. Although most people come here for their famous selection of cakes and Tea, the dinner is great also. Nice seating area outside in the gardens.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Yes I think some of the best cakes i have tasted........thats a big call too.......had the lumberjack cake this time with an iced latte........super service, great location & its close to some amazing street art too. Go with a group as its more fun & you get they their cakes too.........one had a Coffee Milo frappe........i had a taste &... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely an enjoyable visit to have a drink and listen to some live music. This is my 2nd visit, after a very enjoyable visit the last time with excellent pop & rock singer. This time, the band was more jazzy, but still a great visit to wind down and enjoy the tunes.

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Thank ianxteo
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The Canteen at Chinahouse provided a great place for an open-mike poetry session. The food was great, lovely ambiance and awesome music!

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Thank D-headbanger
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?