• Penang Coffee House

549 Burwood Rd
Hawthorn 3122
03 9819 2092

This place has been around for a long time. I remember going here with my four-year-old and allergy prone brother almost 20 years ago. Since then it has doubled in size, been renovated and changed its menu – whilst maintaining the popularity and authenticity it always had.

The vegetarian section of the menu is quite extensive and includes traditional Malaysian dishes: Luksa Lemak, Mee Goreng and a range of vegetable dishes. The serves are large and flavoursome. I enjoyed the curry luksa. The prices are not as cheap (about $12 for a noodle dish) as similar restaurants, but the food is good. The service is too. The atmosphere is noisy and busy with simple décor.

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