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The Baboon House

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The Baba House 89 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A nice greenery set up to enjoy quietness. Had a homemade lemongrass honey lemon drink which is very refreshing. Didn't manage to try the food as i was very full after breakfast. This cafe has a no photography rule. However i don't understand what a big fuss of patrons taking photos in the cafe. This is just so common nowadays... More 

Thank Samantha S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heritage building, easy to walk past without noticing... But once inside. Wow. Like stepping back in time. Good drinks menu - mostly soft drinks - and a selection of burgers. House rules on the door ensure quietness and selfies are banned! Hallelujah. Best eatery in Malacca - the opposite experience of Hard Rock Cafe!

Thank BenjaminBreeg
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a must in Melaka, so make sure you give it a try before leaving the city. We tried the burger and the salmon pasta and both were amazing, and the staffs were super nice. It's like eating in a Forrest full of art for couple of hours. Their aquarium-like tables and unique art are just adorable.

Thank May_Malek
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I like the lay back and green ambient here. Good place to have a drink or meal after walk around in Jonker street. The pork chop signature Burger is really delicious. If you can drink wine, must try their home made honey wine.

Thank Kevin T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The ambience is very nice! It's green....nice music.....relaxing mood going on....their aloha burger (we choose pork chop) is super delicious! Worth trying! Price is affordable!

Thank lengying
Singapore, Singapore
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270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes, we’ve seen about every permutation of burgers by this point. The Baboon House is an unsung hero in a world of overstuffed and overpriced burgers. Inside is a space that more closely resembles a dense garden than a restaurant. Beaten up wooden tables and chairs punctuate grubby shelves and art-strewn walls in a nice natural lush tropical environment. The... More 

Thank pauljer
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, it's a great space - interesting, attractive, peaceful, welcoming. And the staff was very good - knew their stuff, friendly, helpful. Dessert was pretty great as well (sticky brownie - and a good one), as was coffee. Finally, the juices and smoothies were good. So for coffee and cake mid afternoon, relaxed and breezy, this is 5 star. The... More 

Thank Skhyperion
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is beautiful and the food is absolutely amazing. It's very unassuming from the outside, but inside it's a lovely setting with plants, lots of natural light, art work, all in a historic local building. I had the Aloha Burger and it was exceptional. If you're after super cheap Malaysian food then this isn't the place - it's more... More 

Thank Tania_C_NZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cafe. Great host and loved the ambience. Great burgers, nice green plants all over, you can sit relax and read a book. Must visit cafe.

Thank CrazyKumar
Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are overwhelmed by the density and noise of South East Asia, and need an oasis of peace, with good coffee thrown in, this is the place for you. Congrats to the owners, who have built this place up in contrary to all the pressures of a touristy town. The tables are well spaced, peace reigns, art is everywhere,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $10
Cafe, European, Fusion
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Baba House 89 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +6062831635
Hub of art & culture inspired by nature, kafe attached, located in the heart of the heritage.

The Baboon House is =

1. An art gallery to provide the opportunities for artistes to discuss and showcase their works and ideas without any kind of prejudices or discrimination.
2. A long term and sustainable restoration project in creating a deeper understanding and appreciation towards cultures and traditions.
3. A community hub for continuous learning of like-minded individuals to create a better dining and environmental conditions and not only for profit making purposes. (includes creating a shelter & awareness for abandoned furry animals on the street)
4. And a "home" as what it is initial built for 250 years ago......

The Concept of Baboon House is to provide the best dining experience to all our beloved customers in regard of the ambiance, art, food or services. Every Customers do play a big part in helping us to create a peaceful and tranquil experience during your visit. Thank you for your never ending support.

The Baboons.
For Love, Peace & Harmony

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?