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Cafe, Asian, Malaysian
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Lunch, Brunch
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Table Service
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This charming family-run shop serves Penang asam laksa, Nyonya laksa and fried spring rolls. The light and refreshing red soup of the signature asam la...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe only makes laksa and spring rolls but they do them very well! Nice small family operation. Food is very fresh and tasty. Flavourful but not excessively spicy. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was really friendly and the team super helpful and smiley. The Laksa was tasty and the spring rolls to dip into it were crunchy and a great accompaniment.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024 via mobile

Two kinds of Laksa and both are delicious. Spring rolls were absolutely fresh and the best. Fresh fruit juice with no added sugar. Friendly owners. We really enjoyed our lunch.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024

As soon as you try their amazing laksa, you immediately understand why this cafe was awarded a Michelin prize! The balance of flavours is masterful, the ingredients are so fresh and of such outstanding quality that it takes your tastebuds to cloud nine. Cooked to...perfection! I paired the laksa with hot and crispy popiah (spring rolls) to dip in the soup. You can accompany your meal with a fresh fruit juice (made upon order, and absolutely pure, no water, no sugar) or treat yourself to a delicious Penang white coffee. The whole experience of dining here feels so immersive in the local culture, the building is a traditional heritage house, featuring a beautiful mural in a style very typical of Penang, and the lovely owners themselves attend customers and make you feel so welcomed! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

Stellar. Value for money you won’t find anywhere else in the world quite like this place. So good I ate there twice. I’d eat there three times but they’re closed tomorrow :( 10/10!!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024 via mobile

Outstanding balance of flavours and the best I have tasted in our travels across Malaysia. If you don’t try it you will be missing out on a truly magnificent bowl of food

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024

The best Asam Laksa in the World!! Spring rolls are good too The guy who won the Michelin guide was so kind and polite. My family was so impressed, will be back for it every time I visit Penang

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

An absolute must when you come to Penang! Delicious Asam Laksa and spring rolls 😋😍‼️ We will absolutely go back before heading to our next stop on our lovely February tour of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Run here !! It’s super delicious the juice and food is great ! Just a couple of different options but try their spring rolls so crispy !

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

The laksas and spring rolls are uber delicious. This restaurant made our trip truly memorable. The proprietor and his parents are such lovely people. Please eat here!!!!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

Small family owned restaurant. They offered 3 things. Lemak Laksa, Asian Laksa and Spring Rolls. This was nice bc it made it easy when ordering. They also make their own juices. Apple and orange or a mix and white/ durian white coffee. We had the...Spring Rolls, one apple and one mixed juice. Inexpensive, easy, and yummy!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

We were keen to try My Own Cafe due to the good reviews on TripAdvisor. We came here for lunch around 1pm and were surprised to find we were the only customers although by the time we had finished another 3 couples had come in....My husband and I both had the Assam laksa which was very tasty - not too spicy but with a bit of a kick. We also shared some spring rolls where the staff member suggested we dip in to the laksa - it was a good tip! Staff were very friendly and our order was taken quickly, and we didn’t have to wait to long before they brought the food out. We also had their freshly squeezed juice. Would definitely recommend a visit to My Own Cafe!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

This was the best laksa I have ever had. Everything we had was delicious and the staff were amazing.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

A lovely lunch! We had Spring Rolls (delicious!) and Asam Laksa that was one of the best ever tried! The owner is very kind and he took care of us! Highly recommended!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2024 via mobile

Lovely family business, however there were only 2 entrees offered, both spicy. I couldn’t eat mine; husband ate his. The Thai coffee and spring rolls were fine. Malay cuisine is spicy; believe it even when they say mild.

Date of visit: December 2023
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ieazrie
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Hi IEazrie, Our food is PORK free
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Our food is pork free but we don’t have HALAL certificate ...hope it can clarify your question.
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izzatis
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Yes Izzati...The food that we served is pork free..laksa only uses fish
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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