Edelweiss Cafe @ Armenian Street, Penang

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.

Entrance of Edelweiss

Main dining area with the 'Strobl' clock on the right

There's never a dull moment - or rather, a dull decoration around the cafe

The cafe's mid-section, with an air-well above

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.

Edelweiss Mushroom Soup

Big Smoked Pork Sausage

Poached Salmon

Hacker Pschorr Light

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.

Edelweiss Cafe
No 38, Armenian Street,
10200 George Town, Penang,
Malaysia.
Tel: +60-4-261 8935, +60-12-485 6908
Website: www.edelweisscafe.com

Business hours:
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

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Edelweiss Cafe @ Armenian Street, Penang

  1. sherlyn

    Do we need to do a reservation?

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