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Straits Cafe

694 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, Manningham, Victoria 3108, Australia
+61 3 9848 1605
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good37%
  • Average45%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Jul 10, 2016
“Lunch in Doncaster. ”
May 14, 2016
“A goodie foodie place that is now replaced by yet another excellent foodie joint!”
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694 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, Manningham, Victoria 3108, Australia
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Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Firstly, this place is no longer Strait's Cafe and it's now Penang Hawker. But it still a great place to be when you are carving some Malaysian or specifically Penang food. The fried rice drops are fantastic which was not available at the former Straits...More

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed May 14, 2016

Straits Cafe is no longer operating at this address. Penang Flavours is an excellent replacement for Malaysian foodie fanatics.

Thank teccoman
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Having come here on a recommendation I must say I was expecting a little better. My first attempt found me facing closed doors as the place is closed on Sunday nights, and Monday nights as well I think. Anyway came back on a day that...More

Thank robol
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Excellent experience here and haven't been disappointed once. Simple, clean and well layed out hawker style Malaysian food. The food here is always good and favourite place for family & friends alike. Good size portion and reasonable value for money. Would recommended Char Kuey Teow,...More

Thank oscar_oz37
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Best Char Kuey Teow so far in Melbourne I have had after living here for 8 years, and I have tried many places...Service is excellent as well, very friendly staff..Well priced for the portion..

Thank Foodie-Travelmate
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Great experience when we first dined here, authentic as it comes however it has become a bit stale over time. The standards are good but the menu needs a shake as it has become dull. Lovely staff but the decor is ordinary.

Thank Lancer M
Reviewed January 14, 2013

The Straits Cafe is as plain an establishment as you can imagine. Fluro tubes, vinyl tiles, simple wooden tables... but you won't find better quality (and better value) Malaysian food anywhere. We've dined here very happily many times and because we've just returned from Malaysia...More

Thank PANTHER029
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Serves good Malaysian meals and most are reasonably priced. It can get busy here so ensure you book ahead specually for dinner. I like their Hainanese chicken rice, murtabak, lojak. They have specials that would do well if the staff is able to guide patrons...More

Thank Ira M
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We are new residents in Melbourne. We heard people talked about this great Malaysian cafe with great char kwai teow and Penang Hokkien noodles. We were there recently for lunch and were very disappointed. The place was run down, and the owners had no pride...More

Thank Tiger L
Reviewed July 10, 2012

We first ate here 4 years ago and the food was pretty good. We went for a quick family meal last week and thought it was a total let down. The laksa soup noodle lacked ingredients. The Rojak had too much sauce. The rendang beef...More

Thank square4
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  • Address: 694 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, Manningham, Victoria 3108, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Manningham  >  Doncaster
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9848 1605
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