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The Baboon House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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No.89, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 6-283 1635
10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is incredible. Upon arriving to this amazing little gem only to be met with a locked gate and a bell to ring. A minute after someone appears and let's us in. We walk in to the one of the coolest restaurants I have seen worldwide. The natural light, plants and artwork make this place perfect for lunch or... More 

Thank Bhoyritch
Ireland, Indiana
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in here for delicious made-in house burgers. They were so good we talked about them throughout our travels and tried to make them ourselves when we got home. Really quirky art work/installations inside too but you're not supposed to take pictures. Definitely go!

Thank Lizzy-Loop
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my girlfriend whilst on travels in asia, this was one of if not the best place we ate within our 5 month trip, the place is unique and quirky, the food is delicious as are the drinks, it has a great vibe and atmosphere. The staff are friendly and always smiling, this is why we ended up... More 

Thank Mac J
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was reasonable and the food ok though we felt it was on the high side for the type of food offered.

Thank spytan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The baboon house is located at the small and quiet side of Jonker Street but do not judge the small and non air conditioned dining place. Their Burger is comparable to a burger you would get in a fine dining restaurant. The burgers patties are filled with the juicy and tender meat that is complimented by a slightly toasted bun.... More 

Thank Lisa O
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is a piece of art itself and dining in an environment with so much greenery and authencity, the food was interestingly tasty!

Thank hanchiny
Doha, Qatar
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambience. Good food. Pity couldn't take photos to show off the ambience. But while my porkchop burger was fine, it wasn't fantastic. Sadly I felt that my usual BK Whopper had more zing.

Thank DivaNathan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the house special. I totally enjoyed my pork chop burger which was well marinated and came with a slash of bacon, a piece of pineapple, onions, cheese and some great sauce. The visit was a treat for the eyes. It was a museum of sorts but v artistically restored. My son has never been inside such an old... More 

Thank 398limw
Ipoh, Malaysia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the our orders took quite some time to serve, it was worth the wait. They don't allow any photography in house which I think is bogus because the view is breath taking in the restaurant, I mean must well make full use of free publicity amiright? Although a little pricey but it's around what typical gourmet burger restaurants would... More 

Thank albertxl
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having a good lunch in a well ventilated, cool and dim environment with a whiff of incense. Novel decor of youthful energy. The burger is very nice and affordable at 18-20 ringgit. A very nice detour off the hot Jonker street and also a nice break from getting overloaded with Peranakan food or chicken rice balls. No photos allowed and... More 

Thank Wang C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cafe, European, Fusion
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.89, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +60 6-283 1635
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?