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The Baboon House

No. 89 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (205 reviews)
“potato salad” (18 reviews)
“aloha burger” (17 reviews)
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Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
No. 89 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This cafe specialise in burgers not just for meat eaters but they also offer 3 types of vegetarian burgers. This cafe was recommended by a friend and I highly recommend anyone not to miss Baboon Cafe when you are in Melaka. Four things I love...More

Thank Ratpackers
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been here every time I come to Melaka. Food is v.good, place is quiet because 1 of the rules for dinning here is not to make to much voice. But most important, the price is very reasonable. Keep up the good works and the standards...More

Thank LawMicah
Reviewed 1 week ago

I normally eschew fast food burgers. The burger at Baboon House is different. It is a healthy meal with vegetables and legumes. This was our second visit and we were not disappointed. Do not miss their home made cider either. The place is not conspicuous...More

Thank doublescore27
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived in Malacca on Thursday afternoon and went to Baboon House for lunch. I had a salad (lettuce, with pan-fried tomatoes, cucumber, popcorn chicken, fried beacon, and some toasted bread on top). Won't say it's like amazing, but it's OKayy. I also ordered a...More

Thank GTCSomes
Reviewed 1 week ago

All i have to say tooooo good! Food, Ambiance, Service was excellent! You definitely wont experience it anywhere. One Minus point i felt no photography & video. Otherwise SUPERB

Thank Yamuna G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A western food cafe in a historical peranakan shophouse. It has beautiful airwell with lots of plants n green. very relaxing and experiential dining experience . The burgers and drinks are great to try. Been there several times and it is always good!

Thank Ivan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a few times. Love the food and drinks especially the rustic ambience. I don't particularly like modern cafes you normally find in shophouses, so this setup in a heritage building is just awesome. It's like dining in a jungle. They control the crowd...More

1  Thank _lim_anne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've returned several times to this restaurant. They work with closed door concept which means you have to ring the bell before entering. If there is no space in side available you'll not able to enter, meaning the diners have a great sense of privacy....More

1  Thank gerarddutchy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My local friend took me to Baboon house (located near Jonker street) for lunch but I don’t like burger, so I just order a fresh drink called Ginger Kombucha. I like the design and the quite atmosphere here. We have a group of 5 and...More

Thank Trang294
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the many rules are a quid pro quo for fantastic food, i wouldn't mind. But sadly, not the case. No photography, no loud noises (understandable), no joining of tables, max 6 pax (if i rmb correctly) per table. The entrance is locked - guest...More

Thank msbeezie
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Rizan A
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20 May 2016|
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Response from Rajan S | Reviewed this property |
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
James O
30 August 2015|
Response from jilop | Reviewed this property |
Hi James, thank you for asking and being so kind. I am certain one of them ordered a meal while the other two ordered drinks only. We ordered coffees and three cakes for all three of us. I think it did not matter what they... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
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 - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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: +60126010363
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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