Permai Village Cafe...

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 4 Reviews
Offers a wide variety of cuisines. Special promotion daily lunch set. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Western, Malay, Chinese, Indian, Delivery
16 Lebuh Lembah Permai 4, 11200, Tanjung Bungah
Penang, Malaysia 11200

Open Tue-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 6:30-9:30pm, Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 6-10pm, Sun 6:30-9:30pm.

  • Outdoor seating
  • Cash only


First Review by eatinggreen
  • vegetarian

Good Pasta

3 Posted on 12 / 04 / 2013

Just having lunch in the restaurant, good pasta and wider selection of choices from Chinese, Indian to western cuisine. If you a native here looking for something exotic, here is the place.

Pros: Good Pasta, Good Environment
Fruity Suzanne
Fruity Suzanne
  • vegan

A vegetarian delight....

4 Posted on 10 / 28 / 2013

We first discovered this cafe when we first arrived in Penang and staying nearby. Carol, the delightful owner, is the cook as well as a yoga teacher.

Overlooking Permai Park and the surrounding hills, Permai Village Cafe is certainly a veggie delight. As well as a la cart items, they also have lunch time rice stet menu which changes daily. My absolute favourite is the deliciously spicy nasi lemak that comes with a serving of potato/tofu and tempeh in a tasty sauce, spinach and a pyramid of steamed rice topped with chili sauce.

Asian delights include a delightful claypot tofu served with rice as well as noodle dishes such as mee goreng, hokkien char. They also do a spicy laksa johor which comes highly recommended. Western delights include burger and chips and quesadilla with melted cheese.

Pros: Good value food, Lovely location, Good choice
  • vegan

A great place!

4 Posted on 08 / 21 / 2012

My husband and I live in Penang, so this was easy for us to find. This is a cozy little restaurant that offers lots of choices, I think they have updated their menu to include Chinese, Malay, and Western food. Not all is vegan, just ask and they will help you, all staff is very friendly. We usually eat here on the weekends because of the yummy specials! If you're in the area, check this place out :-)

Pros: has AC, friendly staff , good food
Cons: location

  • vegetarian

Vegetarian pasta in a residential area

3 Posted on 09 / 20 / 2011

We popped by this place tonight for dinner as it was not too far from where we are staying. Although technically close by, it was still difficult to find and very tricky to get home from, since there are no taxis or public transport options in the area.

All things considered, the trip probably wasn't worth the effort... the menu was very limited and was 90% pasta, which is not really what we came to Penang to eat. The garden salad was nice - probably the best we've had in S.E.Asia (this is not necessarily saying a lot though ;) Would like have tried one of the soups but the offerings (pumpkin and mushroom) both had cream in them which apparently can't be removed. The alternative was tomato which we're not really fans of. Fortunately the daily special was something Chinese - some rice (apparently a mix of brown, white and red but it looked mostly white) with 3 types of side dishes: a tofu dish, some noodles (arg... carbs with carbs..!) and some coleslaw-like mix. It was pretty average and unless you are a big carbs fan, certainly not one to go for if you're very hungry (we went to another restaurant afterwards).

The cook came out and talked to us after we finished eating. She was friendly. She herself is not vegetarian but apparently her mother in law is.

The impression was that it is probably a convenient option for people who live and/or work in the area. The food was nothing out of this world but not awful either and the environment was unusually nice for Penang.

Pros: nice environment, a decent salad
Cons: location is tricky, very limited menu, mostly pasta


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