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The Baboon House

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$$ - $$$
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No.89, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 6-283 1635
10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply love the unique decor and ambience, but no photo-taking of the interior though. The burger is excellent too! Will visit again if we come to Melacca next time!

Thank Huang P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere, excellent food and amazing interior, no photographs allowed. Definitely recommended

Thank Jan G
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's a unique experience with a calm and serene setting where you can eat in the midst of plants. No photos allowed and you can't be too loud as the owner wants an atmosphere where you get away from the hustle and bustle of the life outside. You also need to ring a doorbell to get in so it's never... More 

Thank Raj09r
Malé Maldives
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is unusual, I like the fact you are not allowed to take photos in here. The burgers were just OK 👌🏽 they could have done better. Lovely people but lack of friendly approach rather they have a silent and quite approach which is also ok. Love the arts they have totally unique and make the place so wicked. Overall... More 

Thank Alifaiz
United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a 'boutique' restaurant, you've found it in The Baboon House. The first part of the mystery is in finding the place. It's not on the main road of Jonker Street but in a parallel road and it's quite secluded. Secondly you have to ring a bell to gain entrance, and when you do this you sometimes... More 

Thank coachles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first meal in Malacca as it was just beside the hotel. Was pleasantly surprised by the decorations which was very nice and artistic. Too bad as no photos was allowed. Services was very prompt. We ordered a beef burger, a pork chicken burger, a special baboon desert with brownies, banana and ice cream and also a tropical... More 

Thank Soh H
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good burgers at reasonable price. Great service and helpful recommendations on food to try. Never push for more orders. Atmosphere is pleasant with very interesting decor.

Thank Pat555
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a must see burger shop. Very very unique restaurant. Food is fresh and nice. Its a nice burger house if you are in melaka and homesick about burgers.

Thank foodandtraveling
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the atmosphere and the food. The burgers definitely worth every calories. Lemongrass drink is refreshing and tasty. Will definitely be back again.

Thank jia11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited The Baboon House again from my previous trip up to Melaka and they didn't disappoint, food was on point, as before. Finding the place is always a challenge, as it's hidden among the other shop houses that line the streets of Melaka. Getting in to the dining area has a locked gate that only the staff can open is... More 

Thank Ivanlian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cafe, European, Fusion
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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: +60 6-283 1635
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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