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383 Jalan Penang | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Historical cafe.

Its part of Penang's history. A German soldier used to court his sweetheart who later became his wife at this café during the second World War. Their story is on the wall. Good value food and brilliant durian ice cream.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Davis, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Our driver brought us here for lunch and it was delicious! We had the chicken and rice with pork which added a nice crunch and flavor. We also had a small bowl of chilli sauce that was really delicious without being too spicy. I would definitely recommend coming here for lunch, but do come early. They were selling out of... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Its part of Penang's history. A German soldier used to court his sweetheart who later became his wife at this café during the second World War. Their story is on the wall. Good value food and brilliant durian ice cream.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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676 reviews 676 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stopped here for their ice kacang, creamy and delicious. The coffee shop still looks the same, small and old. So many stalls offering Penang hawker food. Very hot eating here but it brings back memories.

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penang,Malaysia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is well known old cafe popular with those over 60. But the place is old, very old needs sprucing up. The best item here is their Ice Kacang. It makes up for all the short comings. I have many oldies say that the ice kacang is still as good as ever.

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Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

For those used to glitzy cafes, Kek Seng, situated in the heart of Georgetown would look old and tired. But don't judge, as they say, a book by its cover. For within this once modern cafe, opened in 1906, are several stalls selling great local Pensng food. The char koay teow, fried flat rice noodles in black soya sauce with... More 

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Penang
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a very old coffee shop, established in 1906. It is a landmark located along the busy Penang Road in the middle of Georgetown. It is situated about 100 metres towards the right from the main entrance of Komtar, the highest building in Penang. Many generations of Penangites and tourists have been to this coffee shop to taste its... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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13 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We having laksa , harmee , Durian ice cream + ABC, PAi Tee and Popiah. HArmee > laksa, Durian Ice cream > ABC, Pa Tee = Popiah, nw one serving is ard RM4-4.5.

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you looking for an old school fix for chicken rice, Kek Seng Cafe is a place that you do not want to miss. Consistent quality with generous portion. The loh bak next to chicken rice stall is a 'must order' too..

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Went here for Ais Kaching - was quite good, liked the additional touches of the jelly cake. Was a little watery - could have done with more toppings.

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Kuala Lumpur
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Best of: 1. Assam Laksa 2. Hokkien Mee (Prawn mee in KL) 3. Fried Poh Pia and Cucuk Udang 4. Non- friend poh pia 5. Durian ICE CREAM! STILL DREAMING OF IT TODAY.. :D

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  • Address: 383 Jalan Penang | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town

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