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Edelweiss Cafe

38 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 8935
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rosti” (12 reviews)
“cheese fondue” (9 reviews)
“bratwurst” (5 reviews)
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German, Swiss, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
38 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner and staff were super nice. I was alone and they asked me if I am all set for the travel, if I needed any information, recommended places where to go, shared their tour guide experience. I felt great! Plus it is in the...More

Thank Ivona K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancee and I ended in Penang during Thanksgiving, and as Americans on the road, we needed Western food to celebrate. We looked up beer and cheese and were led to Edelweiss. It was the perfect home-away-from-home meal, especially after three months traveling on the...More

Thank Morgan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Un lugar con encanto donde tomar un buen café cuando te resguardas de la lluvia. A charming place where you can have a good coffee when you shelter from the rain.

Thank Santy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really wanted to go the the edelweiss cafe because we sre swiss. I kind of was worried that the food wouldn't be not like swiss at all. But i was surprised how good it was. Even the cervela tasted like a good cervela. We...More

Thank isabellal33
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jewel of Penang! Snuggled in the corner of Armenian St as well as being part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this restaurant will charm you with its mix of Swiss and local delights on the menu. Not to mention the hospitality that Urs &...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Having known the couple for quite a while, it is clear their passion and care that is put into this beautiful, humble cafe/restaurant. A gem in its own right. It lies in the middle of UNESCO George Town, the owners have restored this heritage building...More

Thank Natasha C
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I always visit this place when I am in Penang. Greta place to stop in to get out of heat and enjoy a fantastic beer. This time I tried pasta with chorizo sausage and it was excellent. I highly recommend any dish on the menu.

Thank RG59Traveler
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I highly recommend the place. Besides a charming atmosphere and lovely staff, the Rösti could probably be one of the best in the world! Try the Rösti with the eggs or with the B52 sausage... or curry! A nice German beer accommodates the food just...More

Thank NRO2014
Reviewed 21 October 2017

A very unique restaurant setup with good ambient. The foods was excellent and the owner (Mr. Capol) was super friendly. Don't miss out this restaurant if you happen to be at Armenian St.

Thank ck1873
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place sums up Georgetown to a 'T'. Excellent, well priced, quality offerings (Food & Bev) with perfect friendly service from the Swiss owner (Urs) and his Team. I accidently came across this place looking for some respite during a hot day walking through the...More

Thank Boyd T
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30 October 2017|
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Response from RG59Traveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes they serve wine, beer and spirits
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
11:55 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:55 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:55 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:55 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-261 8935
  • E-mail
Cafe/Restaurant/Bar providing Swiss/German/Local Dishes. Special cocktails German/beers and a good selection of scotch/single malt whisky are available. We are operating in the medium price segment. We also supply tourist information for anybody who needs them.
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