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Helena's Cafe

43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
+60 16-464 5202
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“mutton curry” (21 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (12 reviews)
“chicken” (17 reviews)
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Chinese, Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from melaka we stayed in batu ferringi for a week and found this excellent place for dinner with my family very welcoming restaurant with delicious food Mutton curry very tender meat ,sizzling chicken Tofu, beef rendang, steamed whole fish and others was good just...More

1  Thank Veronica A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my friends to this cafe for few times and all was good nothing to complain and will go back again next year and highly recommend this place, don't miss the chance to have a meal there.

1  Thank Darryl M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We last went to Helena's 7 years ago because Guan Guan next door was closed and said never again. Well we went there in March because Guan Guan was closed for 2 days.So try try again the food was very poor and the Beef Rendang...More

Thank Westralian
evamarie3, Owner at Helena's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Westralian, So You Are Back After 7 Years ,Why Did You Came Back Here ? You Want To Make Complain? I remembered You Have Finish All The Dishes And You Still Complain Then we took of the price from the bill. We have many...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere different to eat tonight and decided on Helena's. The beef curry was very tasty without being spicy hot and the special fried rice topped with egg accompanied by chicken sticks and crumbed chicken slice was spot on. We sat outside...More

1  Thank DM S
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

In an area with lots of fairly grotty restaurants, you really need sensible reviews to help you choose where to go. Helena’s cafe is one we walked past one night and hen visited after reading reviews on trip advisor. It is basic, with laughably tumbledown...More

Thank twabrigs
Reviewed 10 April 2018

After reading reviews on tripadvisor we paid them a visit. Don't like the idea of staff standing on the pavement outside trying to talk you in but as we had decided to go there, if we hadn't, we would have certainly been put off by...More

Thank OhReally49
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Our children are 9&7 and not the most adventurous eaters so it’s always a challenge finding somewhere where my husband and I can eat local food and keep the kids happy as well! Helena’s Cafe did this! They had a pretty standard western kids food...More

1  Thank Helen S
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Not a luxury cafe but if you like to try local food at a good price then it is a must. Good menu and staff are lovely

1  Thank Rex T
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We came here because the restaurant we had intended to go to was closed -- but we were not disappointed! The char koay teow was delicious and the samosas were good. Prices were extremely reasonable and the service was great. The atmosphere is casual but...More

2  Thank DCDolcevita
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We stopped on a hot day for a beer and found the restaurant very clean and promising. We then went on to order some food as the menu look ed enticing. Very good service, the food was very well presented and tasty. They alos offered...More

1  Thank Susan G
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Izumi T
5 August 2017|
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Response from evamarie3 | Property representative |
We Serve Pork and Duck Upon Request.Order One Day Before.
Jill C
10 February 2017|
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Response from Reg E | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Never asked
Christo S
1 December 2016|
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Response from AgathaChristie2012 | Reviewed this property |
If you tell the cook that you are gluten free and need to make sure there is no wheat flour (tepung) and no soy sauce they can make several dishes that way. The prawn curry with white rice is naturally gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  Batu Ferringhi
  • Phone Number: +60 16-464 5202
  • E-mail
Helena Cafe We Serve Since 1790 Thank You For all Support During all Years And Our Return Guest Every Year. Keep Supporting Us.God Bless.
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