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153-155 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-263 7299
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place- and in my opinion it's one of the top 2 cafes arnd George Town (pssst, the other one is Awesome Canteen at Sekeping Victoria, which is just opposite the China House's bar entrance)! The variety of cakes... wow. We had a hard time choosing which cake to get! In the end we chose a slice of cake... More 

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Thank chinghng
winniesin17, Marketing at China House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We love our Nutella Pave too! Come back again and we are pleasured to treat you a free cake! Kindly provide us your email address so we could contact you personally. Cheers! :) More 

Singapore
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we celebrated our dear friend's birthday with their famous tiramisu and pecan cake. ordered tea and coffee too. the Tiramisu cake served was really a very huge piece ...double the size we get back home. so its really worth the money. The best tiramisu i ever had. with layers of cream, the super nstrong wine flavour and textured. So that... More 

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Thank Creation007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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249 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner of our Guest House suggested we come here. As faily regular visitors to Georgetown,we like to try new places. This one is well worth the visit. Normal looking shop front but appears Huge inside. Nice Restaurant/Coffee area. Try and resist their Cakes. I dare you😊

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Thank Capta1n57
Singapore
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice and relaxing environment. good foods with wide variety of cakes selection that is simply spoilt for choice. if you are a cake lover, don't hesitate to head down and try it. the only drawback is that the waiting time may be a little bit long but its definitely worth the effort waiting.

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Thank mardacus
Balakong
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first you feel like the restaurant is shop when u look at the outside, but it's a long restaurant after you entered the shop. Staffs are friendly and helpful. The food is delicious.

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Thank Edwinson T
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will only bring friends/guest from overseas here. Food is bad but cakes are ok. Coffee is good but service ain't the best. Used to like going for coffee and cakes here but service is bad. Love the old building though as there is much character to it.

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Thank JoyceToh
acg1960, Owner at China House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your honest comments- we are sorry you didnt like our food, or service...........our food is normally quite consistent...although I know our service needs improving and we are always trying our best to improve. Do let us make it up to you if you would give us another try one of these days.....I hope you will be wowed..... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Words can't describe...50 plus cakes, 4 different eating zones, artwork, zen courtyard, cocktails you can't even imagine ....enough talk - JUST GO!

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Thank KimVeale3
winniesin17, Marketing at China House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We are pleasured to serve you a free slice of cake in your next visit. Please provide your email address so we could contact you personally. Have a good day :) More 

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had just arrived to Penang and was walking around looking for dinner a bit late, luckily I found this little gem off the street. I came in on the side with the Jazz band playing and they informed me that the restaurant serving full meals was back through the (beautiful) courtyard. Amazing menu (cocktails and food) well presented, cakes,... More 

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Thank LisaFreeBirdCafe
winniesin17, Marketing at China House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. You are welcomed to visit us anytime and we will be pleasured to treat you a free slice of cake on your next visit. Kindly provide us your email address so we could contact you personally. Cheers! :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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772 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 434 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This extremely long restaurant, bar and gallery/shop is centrally located in George Town. We started with breakfast, a delicious bowl of fresh and dried fruit with homemade yoghurt and a cup of coffee (which was a bit too bitter for my taste). One of our party had a pot of tea. The total bill came to 88.55 ringgit (about £16).... More 

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Thank Roland D
Khai Ling H, Arts & Creative Manager at China House, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the feedback. We really appreciate you coming back 3 times in a day! Very much flattered. If you may, we would like to treat you to another slice of cake on your next visit! Kindly provide us with your email address and we will be sending you a voucher for a free slice of table cake. Thank... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice asian food under one roof. Tiramitsu is excellent. The interior is old rustic and cool. It is the longest restaurant dining room, i ever visited

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Thank albert k

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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?