Review Museum Cafe, 168 Telok Ayer St, Singapore

Review Museum Cafe - Singapore 168 Telok Ayer St

“$11.80 flavourful Laksa. 3 large prawns. Beautiful interior.” or “Amazing Peranakan food nite sizes. Highlight of the day: Mee Siam with mid size prawns ! …” It is one of the few customer evaluation comments about Museum Cafe. Let’s read more of this article on Thecityvisitor.com to find out if Museum Cafe is quality.

Introduction about Museum Cafe

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Background Info

  • Phone: 98646021 (+65 98646021)
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/Museum-Cafe-101496857970109/
  • Address: 168 Telok Ayer St, Singapore

Detailed information of Museum Cafe

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Sunday: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

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6.07 km6 minute7 minute5 minute

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Phone number

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Address

You can directly come to 168 Telok Ayer St, Singapore if you have any questions or want to try to experience its services.

Museum Cafe reviews

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Is Museum Cafe good?

To determine whether Museum Cafe is good or not, not only based on the provided information, you but also need to consider the detailed evaluations from customers who have previously experienced the service here, such as:

“Super tasty food, good value for money and friendly staff. Beautiful ambience too, with old school shophouse vibes. Got everything in the photos for about $60.”

“Nice little museum cafe tucked away at the central of singapore. Chill place to drink tea or coffee with your friends or colleagues. Free seating and it can get crowded during lunch.”

“$11.80 flavourful Laksa. 3 large prawns. Beautiful interior.”

“Amazing Peranakan food nite sizes. Highlight of the day: Mee Siam with mid size prawns ! …”

“Didn't go to the museum yet, came here for the Jumbo Prawn Laksa instead. It's the best.”

“Best laksa in CBD. Great place to get away from the hustling of the busy city”

“Really good Nyoya food! Love the desserts so much especially the ondeh ondeh! The desserts are really popular and they run out really fast!”

“Awesome peranakan food in the museum. The kueh and food is nice.”

It has won many reviews from customers on the website, including 135 feedbacks with an overall score of 4.3 out of five-star ratings. Out of those, 84% are positive reviews.

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Review Review Museum Cafe, 168 Telok Ayer St, Singapore

There is a total 135 reviews

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    Jeen Lin Ng

    Brought some visiting friends here lunch, was pleasantly surprised. Their nyonya laksa was really authentic and most dishes are around $11. Only downside is they have maybe 4 main items on the menu: nyonya laksa, nyonya chicken curry, mee siam, sambal prawns and rice. Portions are very decent with three giant prawns in the laksa and mee siam. Good selection of local kuih for dessert too. Recommended if you have a laksa craving for somewhere you can bring overseas visitors. The setting is quite nice with the peranankan tiled tables. Just a little hard to find as it’s inside the temple.

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    louis chow

    Curry chicken expensive but nice n great portion

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    Evanezer Cedric (Hungryhungrymonster)

    Hidden along the busy streets of telok Ayer is a small peranakan cafe that serves fantastic Nonya kuih and drinks.
    My favorite in particular is the Kuih Kosui which seems to have a hint of coffee in it. With beautiful table tiles and an old school setting this is definitely worth the effort to visit during lunch.

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    Robert Lee Kim San

    Popular and good food served here!

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    Juliana Tang

    Fantastic ambience. Transports you back in time. Friendly staff too.

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    Tan hang chong

    Great decor with peranakan food admist a very historical locale.

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    Shintaro Nakajima

    First visit with a Singaporean friend’s introduction. The entrance of the store is a little confusing, but it is next to “Thian Hock Keng”.

    I asked for laksa, but the amount is quite large, and I think that even men can be satisfied. The prawns were large and the laksa was delicious with a rich coconut flavor. I think the spiciness is mild and easy to eat.

    The colorful grouper was also delicious. There is also a set with a drink, so I think it’s good to use tea.

    The staff was friendly, and the cute tableware and peranakan-patterned table had a nice atmosphere.

    Close to Telok Ayer station. It is recommended.

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    Vincent

    Kueh is tasty

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    GRACE HI

    Window seats are great for relaxing. The atmosphere of the sky blue lattice window frame is so pretty that you will stay longer than planned! Drinks and desserts were also enjoyed in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. Will visit again if I travel again!!

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    Fa Dwan

    Must visit! The price us worthy. Excellence food and very interesting decorations! It is on the side of the temple so you may hard to find the entrance. The other side is the ceramic decorative tiles shop, very good shop.

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    James Tai

    Nice historic cafe with delicious peranakan foods.

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    Yan Cheng Lee

    Excellent mains, excellent kuehs (traditional confectionery). Will definitely want to go back. Price may be on the higher side, but food was too good to resist.

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    Xue Ting Neo

    There’s great variety of kuehs to choose from! Not only that, people working there really take pride of what they are doing. They are patient and polite too! They are now available on Grabfood and Foodpanda! Thumbs up!!

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    SK Wong

    Great experience for daughter

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    Keith Koh

    Unique place for high tea and snacks

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    Clara Sophia Lim

    There’s only a selection of 4 mains which is a little disappointing but ondeh ondeh was pretty good. Partner and I had terrible food poisoning the second time we ate here… Probably not going back

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    Jesse

    Good for hight tea

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    Quan Lu Phuc

    Một trong những địa điểm ăn sáng hấp dẫn ở Chinatown. Nằm trong cùng một tòa nhà với phòng trưng bày các loại gạch lát với rất nhiều loại hoa văn khác nhau của người Penarakan, tại đây vừa có thể hiểu thêm về văn hóa vừa có thể thưởng thức các món ăn đặc trưng của người Penarakan như Nyonya Laksa (bún nước lèo cay), Nyonya Curry Chicken (cà ri gà), Nonya Otah Sandwich (bánh mì sandwich kẹp) và các loại bánh kueh đầy màu sắc.

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    Eli

    Wonderful experience lovely ambience

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    Lemmy Lamb

    Love the ambience. Coffee was good but the Kuih Seri Muka was a letdown as the rice had hardened.

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    Stephanie Yap

    Super nice cafe in a beautiful location in Chinatown. The service is great: we came in there super early when the kitchen was actually closed. But I asked if we could order food and they opened the kitchen earlier especially for us. So sweet and the nyonya laksa and curry chicken were both amazing! The rose syrup is also delicious.

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    Hua Mulan

    Amazing Peranakan food nite sizes. Highlight of the day: Mee Siam with mid size prawns ! …

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    Rachel L

    Rating 3 for the food, 4 for the ambience. Went on a Sunday afternoon, was not too crowded. There is an indoor air con space and an outdoor sheltered space. Located next to the temple. Love the rustic feel. There is also a peranakan tiles shop next to the cafe. The nonya laksa was nice and thick, but the curry chicken was a letdown, potatoes still a bit hard and chicken not fully absorbed the curry flavour.

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    Gek Kim Choo

    #peranakan laksa #peranakan teh-c peng w/gula melaka! so satisfying. the mee siam was on the sweet side so be sure to ask for extra calamasi to squeeze over your dish if you want a more sourish taste. after a sinful desert of #peranakankuieh, walk off the guilt by exploring the antique #peranakantiles next door, the beautiful wood door carvings, temples and #telokayergreen a shady park with benches, bronze sculptures and water feature.

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    Ka yan Chan

    Food is great and the architecture is unique. Pretty disappointed that the tiles are no longer sold here though.

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    Kelvin Ong

    Had lunch at Chong Wen Ge cafe which is beside the famous Thian Hock Keng temple. They serve Nonya food and deserts but I only ordered their Nonya laska. The laksa comes with 3 big unpeeled prawns, hard boiled egg & tau pok. Broth is very flavourful and it definitely taste good. If I recall correctly, I think it costs me $11.50 which is expensive for a bowl of laksa. Lunch time is packed with diners & there are limited seats. So if you can wait, it is worth trying.

    My order:
    – Nonya Laksa

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    Hartono Harjono

    Nice peranakan food and place. Should try their signature dish Laksa. Mee siam also not bad. Laksa comes with 3 big prawns. Wish those prawns skin opened, but its only half opened. They got original taste though. Good to try. Price wise, abit expensive.

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    Shirley Odelia

    Surprise find in CBD. It’s inside Thian Hock Keng temple. Got the Do Re Mi Fa which is half curry chicken, half babi pongteh for $13.80 nett. Really tender chicken and tasty pork. Would be back for kueh – 90 cents ondeh and $1.60 for everything else (expensive). Really attentive staff and wonderful service!

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    M K

    I went to eat because it was delicious. We went before lunch on weekdays and started to get crowded with people who came to eat from the nearby office from around 12 o’clock.
    Laksa is about $ 11 with big shrimp. The balance of mellowness and spicy is a feeling that a little spicy is stronger. Is delicious. There are many types of ques, and you can enjoy many things.

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    Royal Pears

    I thought the laksa was not bad during my visit in January 2019.

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    Orson Ng

    Nice nyonya cafe to visit

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    Wee Chek Tan

    The fact that the cafe is actually part of the temple makes this a super cool place to visit!!

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    Robert Lee Kim San

    Popular except on busy days seating area limited

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    L W

    Nice place to have coffee, but strong smell in the room

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    Woan Hoon Heng

    Nice little rest stop which we stumbled upon, just beside the famous Thian Hock Keng Temple. Quiet getaway from the busy main street.

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    May S

    Nice tile table w local atmosphere, good food.
    SGD 10.50 for curry chiken. Recommend both local casual lunch and tourist.

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    Soon Woei

    Food consider delicious… but all the staff like not in good mood when I was there. Not having good experience in this place.

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    Henry Christian

    Authentic peranakan restaurant along Telok Ayer Road. Each dish costs around $11 – we had curry chicken and prawn noodle (see photo). If you’re into Nyonya Kuih (peranakan dessert), go for a bite (or more).

    I like the interior design of this cafe. It’s distinctly peranakan with interesting tiles and flooring.
    You can choose to have your meal outdoor too at the gazebo (see 2nd photo).

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    Петро Тоненчук

    Baking borscht)))

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    陈 震 豪Chen Zhen Hao

    Nothing much, just an old cafe operating beside a chinese temple.
    Went there for tea & some kuay kuay with 2 more friends, spend $21 for our order, a bit expensive.

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    Michelle Chong

    A very interesting place to visit..

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    Dylan Xie

    Interesting location for a cafe with not too shabby food. The laska and kueh kueh tasted really good but the star of the show would be the tile making studio housed within the same place. The interesting colourful tiles are so interesting to look at and can even be brought home. They do have certain opening times so be sure to check out the hours before heading down to this cute place

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    T OHIRA

    You can eat Singaporean food with beautiful arrangement at reasonable price. The interior of the store also has a good atmosphere with Peranakan decoration and retro Chinese decoration. Both the taste and the interior of the store are Japanese-like, so I think it’s good for tourists to come here. And the toilet was equipped with a washlet for some reason.

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    Shuting

    Really good Nyoya food! Love the desserts so much especially the ondeh ondeh! The desserts are really popular and they run out really fast!

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    Stephanie Tan

    Nice secret location hidden next to the temple. The decor is peranakan, and can find some dishes like Babi Pongteh there. DoReMiFa is curry chicken mixed with babi pongteh. The combination works better than I thought, and is rich and creamy. Rendang chicken was also good. Better leave your diet plans at the door!

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    Sam Soo

    This is a very secluded place in the CBD area that offers a quiet space for a cup of calming coffee and delicious peranakan food. Many people tend to miss this place, thinking that this is a chinese temple. Actually it is a museum of musical boxes with a nice cosy cafe with friendly staff. If you are visiting the Tian Fu Gong Chinese Temple, do drop by this cafe, which is literally just a stone throw away.

    It is also an affordable place whereby you can bring your family to escape the hot sun. You can also choose between indoor dining or outdoor dining. Outdoor dining includes the ancient-looking chinese pavilion which is Instagram-friendly.

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    Jeff Yeo

    Very nice little cafe with decorative tiles. The food and drinks have no gst and service charge.
    Very nice overall worth a visit

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    Jayce Lim

    This is a nice, but sometimes noisy cafe, within temple premises.
    It serves peranakan food and kuehs, with the usual kopi and teh. The food is decent but on the pricey side, sambal prawns with rice is around $12.80. However the prawns are decent and there’s so many of them. The sauce was great too.
    A must try is the teh-c special, it’s teh c with gula melaka and it’s so sinfully yummy on a hot day.

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    YY

    First visited this Cafe many years back and nice to see that they have now expanded with more seats available

    It’s a pleasant environment to dine at and be sure to come here early as it gets pretty packed during lunch hour.

    They seem to have increased their price a little across the menu, nonetheless still a great lunch option to have!

    Laksa was decent and it came with gloves for the prawns as well which was a pretty nice touch.

    Will definitely be sure to return again.

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    Vincent Khoo

    Haven’t got chance to eat there as they have sold out by the time I reached in the pm. The exterior gave you the old school look, next to Thien Hock Kheng Temple, which is really not a common sight. Nevertheless will go and try their food one of this day.

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    Cat T

    Didn’t realise that there is this cafe next to Thian Hock Temple which we visit regularly.
    The do re me fa $13.80 is rice topped with yummy braised pork belly and curry chicken. Curry chicken is not very spicy. People who don’t like their rice soaked with sauces won’t enjoy this dish…
    The Sg Laksa $12.80 is creamy with 2 large fresh prawns, enjoyable but maybe need more chilli.
    Received complimentary ondeh ondeh and multi layer kueh, the kueh with the creamy taste was more enjoyable than the thick skin ondeh ondeh.

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    Joseph Tang

    Very good Peranakan food served in a small cafe right next to a famous Chinese temple in Singapore. One can enjoy the visit next door & then the food here. The only drawback here is very few selection of dishes available on their menu. However, one wouldn’t complain too much if dishes taste good & yet not expensive.

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    Low Jiayi

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    Hendri

    Nice laksa and interesting atmosphere

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    Angela Y

    Situated right next to Thian Hock Keng temple serving Peranakan food in a casual cafe/mini museum setting. With less than 10 items on the food menu and have tried few of them in the past few visits and price around $12-15 per item. The food was decent and service was efficient. I personally did not like the Nyonya kueh and found that especially the ondeh ondeh skin was too thick and not to my liking.
    Lunch on weekdays is always crowded.

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    Sam Phua

    Cool place beside a temple or within a temple I m not sure

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    Unconventional Passionss

    expensive bowl of laksa noodles with king prawns
    Located at a musuem beside the temple on Telok Ayer street
    Museum Cafe
    168 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068619
    Is quite tasty though and they gave like gloves for you to eat the prawns lols
    $13 plus for a big bowl.
    Dont wear white when eating

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    Kaching Wong

    Didn’t go to the museum yet, came here for the Jumbo Prawn Laksa instead. It’s the best.

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    Stefan Catherasoo

    Nice environment. Coffee is really good.

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    Johnny Ng

    Nice place which inside an old temple , food is good and their special milk tea is a must try !

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    Eunice Tan Boon Luan

    Love all the peranakan food and kueh they serve.

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    Darren Ang

    We tried out the Nyonya Laksa, $10.80 and it’s one of the best laksa i’ve ever tasted, even much better than the infamous Katong laksa. Springy rice noodles with fresh glass prawns, clams, beancurd puffs and fishcakes can be found in this traditional ceramic bowl. With the spiced rich coconut soup topped with beansprout and chopped laksa leaves, I strongly recommend all to try.

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    Joseph Lim

    Best laksa in CBD. Great place to get away from the hustling of the busy city

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    Li Li Tay

    We like the kopi, must try, above average.
    Cozy and peaceful cafe for getaway.
    Kueh simple and decent. Will be back again try other variety of food on the menu.

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    Yuuki Kanda

    Great tour!

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    P Chan

    One of my favourite hangouts for a quiet afternoon with good food served by friendly staff. Tried laksa and rendang chicken. Both are really tasty. The Babi Pongteh with rice is delicious too. Generous portion of pork. Kueh kueh always sold out by 2pm. So visit earlier if you like Nyonya kueh. Kopi and iced bandung taste good too! …

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    EastMeetsWest

    Loved the atmosphere and the place. The floor tiles are old tiles. The table is very colourful.

    Food is yummy. Cannot ask for more.

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    Dave K.Q Ang

    Peranankan themed restaurant next to Thiam Hock Gong. The Musical Box museum is worth a visit.

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    Jessica Lee

    VEry rich nonya food. Especially the the laksa

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    Christine Chow

    28.1.2023 to here

    Today is the seventh day of the new year, come to Mazu Temple to pray for blessings

    Passing by next door (this cafe with no one outside the door )
    also passed by in the early days
    Also found this cafe
    It feels like the food should be ordinary

    I don’t know how to find the courage to go in today
    After entering, I ordered a lunch of rendang chicken + mandarin duck C (you can see the picture)

    The food looks exactly like the pictures
    I took a bite. . . Awesome
    Taking a sip of mandarin duck. . .
    I didn’t expect it to be so delicious, so I asked about it and it turned out that the staff cooked it so well
    Next time try Nyonya babi pongteh

    Ordered 2 pastries after dinner
    Ondeh Ondeh is my favorite, it tastes like with popping sauce (coconut sugar).
    It would be perfect if there is more coconut sugar and not so thick inside.
    The other blue long one forgot what it’s called
    This… I usually eat less. But still, praise.
    The inner gula melaka is wrapped 🈵🈵, the silk is quite thin

    Today is really Lucky Day
    I sat all afternoon
    Encounter delicious food, polite staff, nice environment (relax), air-conditioning, relaxing music.

    The above is my personal taste
    Everyone can come and try

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    lmt6618

    Cosy cafe with early 90’s mandarin music. Adjacent to a popular chinese temple. Air cond assisted by wall fan for a cooling dining. Quick service. Very good thick creamy curry winglet chicken with potatoes. Rice topped with white sesamee seeds and acar. Curry laksa soaked in delicious thick curry topped by 3 fresh prawn. Non spicy sambal fresh and sweet prawns. Laksa

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    WengHim K

    Nice perakanan food with cozy atmosphere

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    Anya C

    Super tasty food, good value for money and friendly staff. Beautiful ambience too, with old school shophouse vibes. Got everything in the photos for about $60.

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    Wee Jun Yang (Joe)

    Nice traditional nonya cafe

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    Vu Long Tran

    Food and venue is not too bad. Traditonal Peranakan look and feel. Service is so so though as I brought some 7 work folks here, they seemed unhappy to serve a big group (There was no cure behind us too).

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    Clin Tan

    Awesome delicious Laksa, it will be better to have more ingredients like fishballs.

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    Solvere ATnT

    Plesant, courteous, comfortable, quiet, with peranakan kuehs..

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    Aprilrose

    Loving their bandung️

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    Victor Lian

    SINGAPORE MUSICAL BOX MUSEUM – the museum building is next to the cafe. Small museum but a good experience to see old and vintage musical boxes. Unfortunately 40min tour booking is required and not all the musical boxes will be played. So you cannot stay longer than the tour. Nevertheless it offers a good experience as you cannot really find many of the things here elsewhere in Singapore

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    Raymond Kum

    Nice cosy air con place to relax and enjoy a meal. Very courteous staff. Does not have a wide range of food but what is served is of quality, nice presentation and taste good. Staff gave free dessert for take away. …

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    Jayden

    Amazing, rich in taste, a bit pricey.

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    SS Tan

    Like the ambiance, good place to spend some time in the afternoon.

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    Renee Lim

    Really like the cosy and fast turnaround time by the staff. Had their Babi Ponteh and was the first time having it. Nice dish! The best is still their coffee, surprisingly very good local coffee and I would try their afternoon kueh set next time.

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    張簡亦杰

    Our first Laksa in Singapore. Curry is also tasty!

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    keith Tan

    $11.80 flavourful Laksa. 3 large prawns. Beautiful interior.

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    Sean Ng

    Never would I expect to find a cafe beside the reputed Thian Hock Keng temple. Their rendition of Teh C special (which include gula melaka) is your go-to beverage especially in the sweltering weather. The cafe is also home an array of Peranakan dishes if you’re feeling famished. Consider paying the Peranakan Tiles Gallery – which is situated beside the cafe – a visit while you’re here!

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    Amy Ng

    It would be better if there are more food in the menu.

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    YY

    First visited this Cafe many years back and nice to see that they have now expanded with more seats available

    It’s a pleasant environment to dine at and be sure to come here early as it gets pretty packed during lunch hour.

    They seem to have increased their price a little across the menu, nonetheless still a great lunch option to have!

    Laksa was decent and it came with gloves for the prawns as well which was a pretty nice touch.

    Will definitely be sure to return again.

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    Gary Tang

    Oldies n goodies. Nice Peranankan food. Kueh kueh in high tea set or ala carte luxury coffee. Awesome museum

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    Cat T

    Didn’t realise that there is this cafe next to Thian Hock Temple which we visit regularly.
    The do re me fa $13.80 is rice topped with yummy braised pork belly and curry chicken. Curry chicken is not very spicy. People who don’t like their rice soaked with sauces won’t enjoy this dish…
    The Sg Laksa $12.80 is creamy with 2 large fresh prawns, enjoyable but maybe need more chilli.
    Received complimentary ondeh ondeh and multi layer kueh, the kueh with the creamy taste was more enjoyable than the thick skin ondeh ondeh.

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    Jaslyn Seah

    Went with klook voucher. Food is good, museum is interesting. Highly recommend!

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    CK C

    The laksa was OK, not among the best (see hums were missing and the tao poks could be softer) nor worst (quite tasty, big portion and fresh and big prawns). Gloves were provided to peel the prawn shells. Again, the kuehs were decent but nothing special. Overall, prices were on the high side but do note that there are no GST and service charges. Despite the relative high prices, the ambience is more of a cafe/canteen than a restaurant. I like that the old tiles on the floor and wall were well preserved. There were also some musical boxes on display. The place just need some decluttering to make it look prettier (eg. bring back the wooden chairs and other Peranakan elements). Service staff were pleasant and accommodating. Definitely a good place to rest your feet while exploring the national monuments that line along the Telok Ayer Street.

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    Phillip H.

    Nice cafe with Peranakan tiles decor and with a tiles gallery. Laksa and Mee Siam were nice with good flavours, only gripe was the tiger prawns texture in the dishes was not firm (more like frozen prawns texture). Ice Teh-C Special was nice and refreshing on a warm afternoon, not too sweet and over-powering…

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    Andre Tan

    Place is great if you want to come here for brunch and take insta-worthy photos. Price is a tad expensive.

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    Laura Cobertera

    The laksa is absolutely AMAZING

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    HanX

    Must try teh c special with gula Melaka.

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    Michael Angelo

    I ordered Mee Siam, my friends ordered laksa. Each bowl contains two large prawns. The food didn’t taste so good. I expected more since the price of each bowl was abt $12.
    The cashier was also rude. Didn’t even look where he was handing the coins and just dropped it.

    If you like Peranakan food, go elsewhere. Amoy food center and Maxwell food center is just nearby, plenty of good food there.

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    JT Cheng

    Nice and unusual place for a meal. Tile shop next to it was interesting. Had the laksa. It was ok

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    Thomas Lim

    Best laksa I’ve had in a long time

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    Blue J

    Laksa is the best. The satay bee hoon is also not bad. Curry chicken and mee siam not super special, but okay. The kueh are not bad at all.. Usually comes for coffee.

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    LK Wong

    I recommend Curry Chicken served in chipped crockery. Their nonya kuihs are great too. The ambience of the cafe is lovely, that’s why we keep coming back. Service staff at the counter are a little terse but the old gentleman who keeps the tables clean would give you a smile when you say Hello to him.

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    Clara

    Amazing Laksa and dessert!

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    S Wun

    Nice little place for after lunch tea and coffee. Love the ondeh ondeh. They even have BOGOF tea now!

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    Janetsia ks

    Super delicious laksa!!!

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    Ember Shen

    My sister loves the kueh.
    I like the antique feel of the place. Got music box shop also

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    YN Seah

    Excellent kopi o kosong, teh o kosong and nonya kueh. Nice ambience. Good place for lunch too. Friendly and helpful staff.

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    Lim Lim

    Enjoyed my lunch at this small but nice place with music and a lot to see and snap snap with my phone. A lot of childhood memories here.

    Reasonable price, simple meals and nyonya kueh for a good break. The staffs are friendly too.

    Located at 168 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068619. 1 minute walk from Exit A Telok Ayer Mrt Station. You can’t missed it as it’s beside the Chinese Temple.

    Time to go back to work

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    Mariee

    Stumbled upon this place while walking along d street. Nice place to have a cuppa (wish coffee can be better),sort of old charm.The Nonya Laksa is nice with generous ingredients,worth the price . Will patronize again to try other dishes including the kuey.

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    H C

    Food was fine but the staff was rather rude and inattentive. Poor service destroyed the whole experience, and is likely to deter me from going back to try the other dishes and snacks.

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    TJ Wright

    I liked the place outside, its so comfortable and nice to stay. Despite the hot weather, it amazingly deflect the heat and let some wind in. They have limited food choices but are not so bad. If you don’t like curry and spicy food, you might not like the mains. There are desserts to choose from though.

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    Michele Fornaciari

    Just be ready for very local food…

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    rslr

    Quite a number of tables there, wasn’t difficult to get a seat there during fri lunch time. Food was ok, portions were reasonable. Had the laksa in which the sauce was fragrant. Kueh were norm.

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    ZM Lee

    Limited menu, food and kuehs excellent but on the pricey side

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    Audrey Liu

    I really like this concept of an eatery housed in a temple. But I’m not a fan of the desserts (can easily get better ones with HarriAnns or Bengawan Solo), and their traditional drinks are quite pricey and special Teh C too sweet.

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    Mint

    Awesome peranakan food in the museum.
    The kueh and food is nice.

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    Angela Y

    Situated right next to Thian Hock Keng temple serving Peranakan food in a casual cafe/mini museum setting. With less than 10 items on the food menu and have tried few of them in the past few visits and price around $12-15 per item. The food was decent and service was efficient. I personally did not like the Nyonya kueh and found that especially the ondeh ondeh skin was too thick and not to my liking.
    Lunch on weekdays is always crowded.

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    Meet Thakar

    Newly created old world charm

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    Apple Koh

    Had kueh here as part of the SRV tour package to the Singapore Musical Box Museum. Great location to chill and enjoy the surrounding view with indoor (with aircon) and outdoor (under the pagoda and with an air cooler!) seating. Enjoyed the kueh and the staff were friendly and courteous!

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    Yingying

    Nice little museum cafe tucked away at the central of singapore. Chill place to drink tea or coffee with your friends or colleagues. Free seating and it can get crowded during lunch.

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    Devin Lee

    Very nice presentation. Appetizing…

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    BC

    I have to say it’s 1 of the best and affordable Peranakan foods at CBD area. Had Ayam “chicken” rendang, meat is tender n juicy. Colleagues had Peranakan style laksa, which is more on heavy coconut milk, and yes large portion and tasty…. Big eater heaven

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    Anthony T

    Authentic nonya food …

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    Chua Kai-Ning

    Great peranakan food in a very nice setting of the Chinese temple. Good for a unique experience beyond your usual brunch places

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    jiayu li

    A cafe hidden in a temple
    The taste is good, but it would be better if there is more choice in the dishes.

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    Malcolm Pang

    Laksa very good.

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    Affinity MM

    Very delicious Laksa!

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    Ee Min

    Food here is delicious (nonya food!) though price is a little on the high side. Staffs are warm and helpful, definitely worth coming over for a break after visiting Thian Hock Temple which is right next to the cafe.

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    Joan Ng

    Try the 九层糕 (9 layer cake) for tea

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    Clayton Siman

    Nice quaint eatery among the hustle and bustle of city life. Nice food with affordable prices. Give the authentic nonya snacks a try!

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    Foodibear

    The restaurant undergone renovation and recently reopened as Museum Cafe. They still have the same menu as before (under different name). The laksa they serve before renovation was no doubt one of the best in town as you can taste the love and not compromising the quality (the thick soup tells you a story about the perfect marriage between coconut milk and belachan). Now is totally different story. The soup is diluted with regular cream taste and chilli oil. They do offer ramen noodles (from Ippudo) or the usual thick behoon noodles. The price doesn’t justify the quality of the meal. On a side note, service is good and the uncle and aunty working there are extremely friendly and helpful.

    Foodibear gives Chong Wen Ge Cafe a fair 3/5.

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    U O

    The laksa was lukewarm and bland.

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    Jeffrey Teo

    The laksa is very creamy and fresh. The prawns they provide are huge and juicy. Worth every penny despite having Amoy Street Food Centre just beside. Would highly recommend.

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    Siddharth Nair

    Good laksa

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    Eve's Curios

    The laksa was good, rempah was tasty and lots of ingredients (clam, bean sprout) inside. The prawns were fresh and reasonable value for $11 per bowl.

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    Megan Lei

    Totally recommend! Very good cafe: ambiance, food, drinks – they got everything!

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