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Penang Coffee House

549 Burwood Road | Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria 3122, Australia
(03) 9819 2092
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We ordered entree with sesame prawn, pandan chicken & roti rolled with curry for $10, but the amount of food on the plate is very scanty, a tiny bite for each. The fried kway teow is recommended by the waiter but it's tasteless. The other main, chicken stir-fried with lemongrass is quite good but pricey. $50 for a simple meal... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We have been coming here to this small restaurant on a semi regular basis for several years and it never ever disappoints. Quick service and very reasonably priced. Our fave is the "thai fried rice with a little less spice", but all other menu items have been great.

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Melbourne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have had the great pleasure of dinning at this restaurant since it opened in the late 1970's and it has never failed to provide the very best of authentic Malaysian hawker style food. Very welcoming owners and staff. If you like Malaysian cuisine then this will not disappoint.

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Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Like many of the reviewers here (and many of the customers) we have been coming here for 15+ years. (We used to drive from Geelong to come and eat here.) The food is consistently great and terrific value. Service it simple but efficient. When it is busy it gets noisy but for the type of place it is, noise suits... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Came here with a group of friends after a recommendation from somebody at work, and I was glad to find this unassuming restaurant. The address is at 549 Burwood Road, rather than 395 Burwood Road as this listing says, but I have put in a request to TA to have this listing merged with the other one which does have... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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306 reviews 306 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Not the unique destination it was 30 odd years ago, others have caught up, but PCH maintains it's standards producing cheap, fresh, tasty food. Highly recommended especially for Laksa.

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Melbourne
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32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Perhaps I'm biased because I've been a customer of Penang Coffee House for over 15 years, but I've never had a bad meal here. While the staff are incredibly welcoming, the main attraction is obviously the food. I can't comment on how faithful the meals are to hawker food served in Malaysia, but I find them to be flavourful and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I agree with familytraveller1012 Penang Coffee house was a good place to have cheap fairly authentic Asian food. The food is ok, but lacks anything that is stand out. There are many other restaurants in neighboring suburbs that serve better Asian hawker food. It is however a good place for a quick bite that is affordable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

When I get a taste of Malaysian cuisine, dial the number of Penang Coffee House! Satisfaction guaranteed :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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60 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

When I was a uni student, Penang Coffee house was a mainstay of the 'cheap eats'; the places where you could get excellent food on uni budgets. It's still great food, and still very budget concious, but the rest of Melbourne has caught up; there's now lots of places also serving great, reasonable priced food. If you're in the area... More

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Additional Information about Penang Coffee House

Address: 549 Burwood Road | Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria 3122, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9819 2092
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Cuisine: Malaysian

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