Located in the heritage area of George Town, Edelweiss Café has recently gone through a renovation process. Today the place has eight dining tables and houses antique furniture and curious, interesting artefacts such as a huge, ancient clock with roman numerals, oldschool dim sum steamers, now-redundant kitchenware and an odd bronze sculpture of a man fishing from a toilet bowl.
Its menu however consists of no-frills European comfort food such as bratwurst, grilled salmon, aglio olio pasta, chicken chop and a smattering of local dishes such as laksa and fried rice. The bratwurst dish, at RM31.90++, comes with mash and sauerkraut. If the latter is not a favourite, they'd gladly replace it with coleslaw. The simple aglio oilo pasta is RM26.90++ and proves to be an appetising option. Beers start at RM12++ onwards.
Edelweiss' charming ambience reflects the historical mood of Armenian Street. However, the restaurant does not have wifi service and this proves to be a true test of one's conversational skill! It's a no smoking restaurant but there are two small tables outside that will allow this habit. Perfect for people watching while sipping a cold drink. Oh, do make a pitt stop at their toilet. You'll find it to be quite an experience. Fortunately, a good one! Su Aziz
As featured in Time Out Penang's 50 things to do in Penang.