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Kek Seng Cafe

383 Jalan Penang | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good61%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“ice kacang” (23 reviews)
“popiah” (14 reviews)
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Asian, Malaysian, Chinese, Cafe
383 Jalan Penang | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

This place has so much history! It was established since 1906 and you can still see very old style of dining tables and benches. That itself is a wow factor! Frequented mostly by the locals, not over populated with tourists. Hainanese chicken rice is really...More

Thank Adeline C
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Durian ice cream is good. Chicken rice so-so only. Lor Bak is also not bad. Liked the popiah the most

Thank lpj0508
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

We went for the durian ice cream only, so can't comment on the food. The durian ice cream is creamy and had a good durian taste. If feeling indulgent, you can take the ice kacang with the durian ice cream on top. I felt that...More

Thank yss97
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

From 1906 till present time..today 2017...the shop still remains.Though hawkers came and went one after the other..the popularity of durian ice kacang remains. One should come to try koay teow th'ng..poh piah...lok bak...at reasonable prices. Along the shoplots...Banglas opens shops..eateries..minimarts.The area in evenings would be...More

Thank safwangimmy
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

This kopi-tiam is a MUST visit, MUST eat & drink ..it has yummy ice-cream float & lok-bak. My favourite is the lok-bak 😉 (Non-halal)

Thank Angelina T
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at the Kek Seng cafe here in Penang Road. The Laksa was delicious however the Hokkien Mee or Prawn Noodles/Mee was pathetic. Durian ice-cream was fantastic.

1  Thank Patrick L
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

I was here with my family about 4 years ago, the food here was still of high quality and authentic. Now, the food is over-priced and tasted mediocre. I would not recommend it to anyone who is looking for an authentic penang flavour.

Thank 625lit
Reviewed May 8, 2017

one time hot spot now on decline because of shift in people traffic moving to other mordern parts of the city.

Thank Francis R
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Came here for a late lunch as the place we wanted to go was closed. Began with the ice kachang which was most welcome after walking in the sun. Tried a number of dishes; found that the lor bak & cha kway teow was good....More

Thank smkow
Reviewed March 30, 2017

This coffee shop is more than 100 yrs old must eat food from the lor bak stall especially the lor bak and prawn fritter. the ice kachang with durian ice cream is very nice. we even ordered the durian ice cream separately. tried their kaya...More

Thank notfussy2012
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  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 383 Jalan Penang | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
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