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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” (16 reviews)
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Chinese, Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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43B Jalan Batu Ferringhi | opp Yahong Gallery, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

Good value and very tasty Indian food and cafe Helena. Great young couple run the place and they are helpful with ordering and making sure you get the dishes for your tastes. Their English is pretty good so ask away with any questions.

2  Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We had several excellent meals in this restaurant. The service was very good and the food well presented.

3  Thank mosey3
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Helena's Cafe is a must when it comes to eating in Batu Ferrenghi . We visited twice. Family run cafe. The food and service is great!! A tip if you like curries is to try the Chicken curry . It is one of the best...More

3  Thank HANCHEL12
Reviewed 4 September 2014

three years ago we were here...well back again. My husband thought it the best steak ever over in Penang. I love the family history...they have been there forever. The food cheap, service lovely. A MUST try.

3  Thank leighmunn
Reviewed 1 September 2014

A very basic decorated restaurant where you can sit outdoors the food was delicious - we had curry and it was yummy and they were happy to prepare it anyway you wanted it

2  Thank Leah L
Reviewed 25 August 2014

When we planned to go to Penang, my wife and I agreed we had to try Malaysian satays and Helena's Cafe did not disappoint. In fact they are the best we have had. All the meals we ate here we great value for money and...More

3  Thank meatm8
Reviewed 22 August 2014

“I sorry, no credit cards” “Oh? Where does it say that?” “Sorry?” “I mean is it on the board outside or on the menu inside?” “No, sorry” “Is your machine broken?” “No have machine“ "Maybe you could tell people that before they order and not...More

1  Thank Packidge
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Went there for lunch today. Order roti prata, noodles and the saté all fresh made and very delicious. It was not to salty and not to sweet, just perfect Next visit we will come for a dinner.

2  Thank Edmondh75
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We were made to feel very welcome and the food was excellent so we found ourselves going back quite a few times. A very nice family restaurant that deserves to do well Doreen and Josephine (Perth Australia)

1  Thank Doreen E
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Good choice of menu - I have several food intolerances but found something to eat. Lovely food, excellent service, great price - worth a visit.

3  Thank jilk6
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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