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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
PRICE RANGE
£2 - £8
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, European, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cozy experience & the food is really great for its price! Great burger and the host is very friendly. Will come again if plan permits.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

I was recommended by a friend and glad we visited! You have to call the bell for someone ti take you in and seat you. Very relaxed, lots of foliage it feels a bit like you’re in the jungle! Easy to order via QR scan...code. Friendly and speedy service. Tasty and well presented food. Homemade juice worth ordering.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

I’d read reviews about it being quite strict and orderly but we didn’t witness that at all and instead found very nice and efficient service. Yes you have to ring the bell at the front door and some people were waiting in the lobby for...tables but they seemed to turn the tables over relatively quickly. We were taken to a lovely table near the old well. The aloha beef burger and the chicken burger with guacamole were very tasting. The pork bacon was a nice change from the beef bacon options. Sweet potato fries a nice change too. Overall, a great experience and the staff were super friendly and attentive. Thank youMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

This is a must-do. Food is great (I had mushroom omelette), wife had smoked chicken. Coffee also great. If you’re someone who likes lattes, beware that the milk is less strong than usual so you can taste the berry notes in the bean. Ambience: fantastic....Beautiful courtyards with Malayan jungle growth. I’m literally sitting 2 metres from an actual well.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

I asked for a menu due to poor eyesight and he refused; told me to share the app with my friends.. After asking again he refused one more time and added - We are not serving you, get up and leave. I wish he learnt...some manners. Btw this wasn't my first visit and I always got a menu.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

Great food, friendly staff, amazing atmosphere! Love their salads! One of very few places in Melaka where you can find excellent non-espresso based coffee!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

The best meal we had on our 6 days in Melaka. We walked around in circles trying to find it & eventually caught a taxi. The sign is difficult to see with the lush vegetation at the entrance. Once inside it is like walking into...an oasis. It is simply beautiful with the plants & art work. The service is excellent, quick & efficient, The food, while it is mainly burgers was very good & they have an excellent Vietnamese coffee on the menu served like they do in Vietnam. Do yourself a favour & go for a meal. They are only open until 17h00 & very popular. You might have to wait for a tableMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

Absolutely delicious and lovely! No Asian food but very good burgers! You can order with your Cellphone. Very nice vintage-Patio

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023 via mobile

Nice ambient restaurant. They serve some nice pork burgers and other dishes. Just need to take note they close at 5pm. We just arrived at 4.10pm in time to order some nachos, sweet potato and a pork belly burger. They also serve IPA from Japan....The beer taste was wonderful for the hot weather. Will be there again to try their other dishes on their menu.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

We were so lucky that I was a rainy day and there was no queue (which is really rare). The deco of this restaurant was really unique with all the antique and plants at the patios. We were full but couldn't resist the yummy food...so we order pork burger and lemongrass chicken burger. The pork burger was really nice. Staffs were friendly and helpful. A must visit restaurant when u r in Jonker walk.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

Beautiful location with several small gardens in the restaurant. Went for breakfast and coffee and food were great! Burgers looked nice as well though!!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 10 January 2023 via mobile

Very relaxing and calm atmosphere, really good place to enjoy food and drinks quietly (which was rather bizarre since it was packed while we were there, but the way they dress the place and place the seating made it possible). Aloha lamb burger were very...tasty and bacon omelette were tender and juicy! Coffees were good too! They took card which was important since we couldn’t really find money changer nearby and running low on cash! The restroom were in the very back of the place and you had to go passed the kitchen and multiple wells and trees (an adventure itself!) On of the toilet basically a hole on the floor toilet (like the south East Asian old days toilet-very authentic eh😂) and didn’t have tissues so you better bring your own!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 January 2023 via mobile

An unassuming front, a name, a tiny sign about craft beer a "ring once and wait sign" ... You might walk past, not realising what you've missed. The experience is exceptional, a beautifully, yet tastefully decorated enough to look great yet maintain its historical feel....A menu where you'd like to try everything... WiFi provided, order by QR code and then wonder ... I selected the Chicken burger and the Ginger Lemongrass beer ... Oh my! A superb chicken piece with cheese, guacamole, lettuce, tomato in a soft bun topped with pumpkin seeds ... And sweet potato fries on the side ... The beer, only 2%, but the best ginger beer ever. My partner had passion fruit & honey ... What a find, whatever you do don't walk past wondering, ring the bell, stop for a moment and stifle your WoW!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2023

Had to try this place after reading so many good reviews, and the place did not disappoint. Almost missed the shopfront as it was covered with with leaves and foliage, but that's the charm of the place. Food is good, the highlight is the internal...decor. Went during Friday lunch time and was told the waiting time was 1 hour! Went back the next day at 10.45am from brunch/early lunch and got a table immediately. Good place to prioritise in your list of top cafes/cool restaurants to check out in Melaka.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 12 December 2022 via mobile

Interior set of interconnected rooms and courtyards transporting you back in time to old world Melaka. Food great but venue the true experience

Date of visit: November 2022
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The Baboon House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5