Tucked nicely in a pre-war shop house along Armenian Street, Penang, is this quaint little cafe operated by a Swiss and his wife. The cafe is smack in the middle of George Town’s heritage enclave with Khoo Kongsi and Yap Kongsi just a stone throw away.
You’ll get a feeling that you’re brought back in time the moment you step into the cafe – wooden chairs and marble table tops of yesteryear, antique furniture and decorations adorns the cafe’s every nook and corner while the cafe provides a glimpse into Penang’s Peranakan heritage. The owners even bought and restored an antique clock tower movement ‘Strobl’ , which was built in Germany in 1920.
Edelweiss serves lunch and dinner, and offer sets that comes with appetizer (a choice of soup or salad), mains, dessert and a drink. They offer mostly western cuisines especially Swiss culinary and some local fares. Their drinks menu boasts an extensive selection of cocktails and also imported beers.
Prices are a little on the high side, and serving portions are only enough to satisfy small eaters. Expect to fork out around RM30 for a set dinner, with imported German beers from RM25. Overall, given the ambiance and location of the cafe, it emerges as a little gem in the heart of George Town. A quaint, unpretentious little cafe that you can spend your afternoon while watching the world goes by.
No 38, Armenian Street,
10200 George Town, Penang,
Tel: +60-4-261 8935, +60-12-485 6908
Tuesday to Friday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Closed on Mondays