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Edelweiss Cafe

) #15 of 765 Restaurants in George Town $$ - $$$ , Cafe, European
38 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 8935
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Swiss, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
38 Armeniam Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 23 May 2017

I'd read about Edelweiss in a foodie magazine at our hotel and, having checked other reviews, thought it was worth a try. The restaurant itself is rather lovely. Dark, wooden beams with a high ceiling, quirky posters and decorations and a nice, indoor garden lent...More

Thank Drmukt1
Reviewed 18 April 2017

After reading all the positive review on this cafe, we decided to try it out today while on Armenian street. No regrets at all. Such a lovely place with great decors & nice ambience. The food is really good too. I had their Aglio Olio...More

1  Thank Joeycyp
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

great food good food an delicious 🎂...nice talk with Urs and Theresa . Authentic and nice renovated shop house with an old church clock. best location at Armenian street. and for my wife an the only place here in Penang to get an Aperol Spritz.

Thank B E
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Restaurants in the most touristy spot in town can be a hit or miss and tend to be overpriced. Not this lovely place. They make authentic Swiss Rösti that is just incredibly delicious, even by Swiss standards. Highly recommended and a great option for those...More

1  Thank Christiane B
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

From the moment we entered the restaurant we did not want to leave. Among the heat of armenian street this place is like an oasis of freshness. The decor and very customer oriented service makes this place absolutely unique. I ordered a pumkin soup and...More

1  Thank ErnestoVelasco1
Reviewed 12 March 2017

What a different sort of bar. It is mostly dark wood, very European, but the carving is Malaysian. The man behind the bar is a Swiss and he serves a really good cold beer. We had Paulaner Weissbier Dunkel. They also serve food although we...More

1  Thank tedster074
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Recommended by LP and just in our way at lunch time during our city tour. A place with a colonial look, old western pieces but mainly many Asian, I liked the place very much. And also the food. Especially the rosti with the curry. Delicious....More

1  Thank MEAFaro
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Place closes for section of the day and reopens at 6.30pm for evening service. We happened to be walking past at 6.30 and popped in. We were seated and given food and drink menus. We went to order food but then we're told no we...More

1  Thank Cudster88
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Discovered the restaurant by strolling along the street, when we walk in we were welcome by a western owner (I assumed) with big smile on his face, very friendly and warm, then we were fascinated by the old antiques decoration inside and found it very...More

Thank wyly H
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

While touring George Town for the street art, we had lunch here, The food was excellent, great variety for food and drinks, really friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Oliver F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 28
Swiss, Cafe, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 18:00
11:55 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:55 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:55 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:55 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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