Kafe Mews at Muntri Mews
Maggie T FoodFriends Penang

In July 2008 George Town Penang was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site and this recognition created awareness among people with vision to invest in George Town.

Soon we saw more and more beautiful building being restored to their former glory and the life and soul being returned to the city of George Town.

In 2009 Christopher Ong acquired a grade 2 listed building which was formerly a stables for carriages. The building is beautifully restored. Here I quote from their own website, as the description is perfect: " Ong has revitalised this historic premises by infusing it with Malay, Chinese and European influences that have made his entrepot hometown world famous".

Muntri Mews is chic, stylish heritage boutique hotel in the heart of George Town, ideally located to explore the city on foot. They advertise as "affordable accommodation for today's flash-packer" and this is true.

Kafe Mews is at the entrance of Muntri Mews. Its a small no fuss no frills cafe with seating inside and al fresco dining for those who want to watch the street life and enjoy the lush garden. It's hard to describe but there is something very calming as you enter, the staff are very friendly with a warm welcome.

The food menu is limited with a small selection of both Asian and western favorites. The prices are very affordable. We arrived early for lunch and had our pick of tables; we choose one so we could enjoy looking out on to the garden. We ordered the beer battered fish and chips and Helen's curry to share. The fish was excellent, the batter very light and tasty and the curry bursting with flavour.

Again the drinks menu is small but full of amazing mixes in juices, I ordered limejuice, which was the best I ever had. We finished with coffee, which was extremely good.

Our quite lunch made a lovely change from the busy mall coffee houses and we got to appreciate the beauty of George Town. Definitely a place we will be returning too!

Kafe Mews
Muntri Mews, 77 Jalan Muntri, 10200 Georgetown, Penang.
Tel. +604 263 5125

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