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Penang Coffee House

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549 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
(03) 9819 2092
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great, cheap food!

Delicious every time, cheap eats, love the laksa extra spicy to burn off your mouth. Service is quick and no fuss! Offer take away and eat in the restaurant is noisy and busy

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food here is always great. Curried Beef and Potato Rolls are yummy and Ayam Kapitan is also a favourite but I have enjoyed everything I have tried here and I have been here many times. The food is fresh and the service friendly. Cash only.

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Thank L N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Delicious every time, cheap eats, love the laksa extra spicy to burn off your mouth. Service is quick and no fuss! Offer take away and eat in the restaurant is noisy and busy

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This great value Malaysian "hawkers market " food is a must .Check the specials and you can rely on the tofu dishes ...and the radish dish is special

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I think it's genuine Malaysian street food. Most diners select the wet or friend noodle dishes or the laksas

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Thank Janet M
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My son read a good review on the laska on the restaurant menu so wanted to try it. We both ordered laksa noodle. It was served with chicken pieces & fishcake slices. It was very ordinary and too much coconut milk - not something that I would try twice.

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Thank ngmargaret86
Kew, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

This resturant has fast service, the food is homemade and great. I have no problem with this resturant and reccomend it to others. The hyan chicken rice is one of the best in the area and the curry puffs are very good.

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Thank kolti
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is our 'go to' local when I can't be bothered cooking, we've been going there over the past 20 years & I usually have the same chicken laksa! It's amazing so is the roti which they fly in from Malaysia! Nothing else compares. The staff even know our names & have watched the children grow into adults - nothing... More 

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Thank 59kerrie
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Have been here umpteen times and have always enjoy it. It's unpretentious, and all about the food. Over the years, have tried most items on the menu and it's all good. Will be back.

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Thank Helen_from_Oz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Great food, well priced, generous servings, very casual restaurant Great for a quick bite Great for a quick bite

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Thank Louise K
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The name is confusing. I'm not sure why it's called a coffee house. It should be called a Malaysian restaurant and while there is nothing really flash about it, it is what it is and serves great Malaysian food! The Seafood Laksa is always excellent and the Beef Rendang is great. The Roti and curry sauce is a great starter.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 549 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Hawthorn
  • Phone Number: (03) 9819 2092

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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