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The Baboon House

The Baba House No. 89 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 12-601 0363
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (349 reviews)
“potato salad” (19 reviews)
“spicy lamb” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Baba House No. 89 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unique, quirky, spooky, tasty.. are some of the expletives which can be used to explain this place. Hidden beside the famous Jonkers walk, you would miss it. But I suggest look for it and you will not regret it. Amazing food, unusual ambience and super...More

Thank Ravindran R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great time there and the atmosphere was very calming and relaxing! The food there was also very nice!

Thank justin 2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hot freshly ground black coffee (without sugar) was smooth and aromatic, one of the best I've had. Those from "The Coffee Bean" and "Starbucks" pale in comparison. Had some "chicken bites" (quite like popcorn chicken) tasted amazing. I must say the quality of food...More

Thank JansenWAHo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Antic shop house in Chinatown beautifully kept in its old patina, with warm decoration and lush patios. Coll jazz music not too loud in the background: A perfect place for laid back drinks, friends and romantic talks, quite packed with young urban trendy chaps. The...More

Thank Vicente8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After several recommendations from friends, we visited The Baboon House for lunch on a weekend, It had a wait time of over 30 min, and then the food (merely a burger) took another 45 min to be served. The salad was standard - nothing extraordinary...More

Thank amitgoenka20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait 20 minutes in the line and the worker did a mistake and gave the couple who came behind us a table first. After we got our table, they asked if it was okay if we waited another 40 minutes for our food?...More

Thank YWen19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eclectic style and a great place to sit. BUT (and its bigger than Kim's), the food is very, very average. If these are the best burgers in Malaysia then I strongly suggest you don't eat burgers in Malaysia. More like a slider and nothing gourmet...More

1  Thank paul n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Jalan Tun Tan in the tourist area in Melaka this restaurant offers a vast array of dishes, however, in my opinion the burgers are a speciality. Price are reasonable and the staff are friendly and helpful. The garden setting of this venue is...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must come if you are first time or many times in Melaka!! superb burgers, nice ambiance and cool peoples!!

1  Thank kohjeslyn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been eating there, lovely muffins, and very good smoothie. The place is amazing, so hidden, and beautiful! (the price is expensive- for the country - even if it's good)

Thank Karine V
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Coordinates? Forget the rocket science... its a small town. You don't need NASA or GOOGLE or WAYS or the ghost of Steve Jobs. You can find it on foot. Website lists the address as 89, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Kampung... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Baba House No. 89 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +60 12-601 0363
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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