简单绿意小屋 is an air conditioned veggie cafe with Wi-Fi internet; change of ownership 2014. Serves Asian and western food. Eggless cheese cake available. Located off Jalan Burma behind Malaysian Buddhism Association. Another branch in Farlim, Penang. Additional phone: 0123473213. Open Mon-Tue 11:30am-9:30pm, Thu-Sun 11:30am-9:30pm.

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16 Reviews

First Review by ahkow


Points +668

24 Jul 2023

Good options

We came upon this place by chance, vegetarian with clearly marked vegan options.
We had cold rolls (just salad no tofu or tempeh), Nasi Lemak and the Mushroom burger. They were not bad, not outstanding, but solid.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Mushroom burger was good



Points +868

03 Jan 2023

Some vegan options

Some vegan options but not too extensive. Most things have egg or dairy. Avocado pasta was really good though. Nice drinks and free wifi.


Points +312

10 Apr 2022

Huge menu with some great options

I've come back here several times, particularly for the homemade carrot soup. The owners clearly care about using fresh & healthy ingredients in their dishes, which I really appreciate. My personal favorites: carrot soup, rainbow roll sushi, turmeric caul-ice (cauliflower rice), nasi lemak, mushroom burger, Singaporean pie tee. Many vegan options, which are clearly marked. Nice atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Look for a sign on the building door as there isn't one on the road.

Pros: Huge menu, Fresh & good quality ingredients


Points +201

21 May 2020

Solid vegan options

Certain dishes are yummy and some not so much. Don’t order the Mexican combo. Vegan cheese pasta is good.


Points +473

22 Jan 2020

Many healthy vegan food options

It was difficult to find at first, the signs were not in visible place and we passed it a few times before finally finding it.
Some of the foods were delicious (vegetable sushi) but some I did not like at all (tofu appetizer).
The waitress forgot to bring my tofu dessert but since I felt bad from the tofu meal I was happy and actually wanted to cancel the order.
My friend got the tofu dessert though and it was some weird tofu swimming in sweet liquid, not a cream what we had thought.
It is no surprise that the waitress forgot because she did not write the orders down and the place was full in the evening.
Prices were and I might go back.

Pros: Healthy, Western interior


Points +294

26 Sep 2019

Western and Asian food

Wide selection of food. Friendly (mute) server.

Pros: Wide selection of food and drink.


Points +61

09 Sep 2019

Burgers are great.

Great burgers. Yummy noodles. Love it.

Pros: Great value. , Lots of different options.

Cons: Little tricky to find.


Points +1728

19 Jul 2019

Vegan Fish Porridge

This is the first time I had the vegan fish porridge (RM11.9) after my switch, which surprised me a lot because it actually had a "sweet taste" from seafood ? ! Maybe because of the seaweed, anyeay it is really delicious!

visit date: 2019-03


Points +34

13 Mar 2019

Brilliant in every way

Wonderful little cafe with specials that change from day to day and a fixed menu. Loved the vegan satay and the vegan Nyonya Nasi Lemak. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Creative desserts. Nice atmosphere

Pros: Good vegan options , Clean and cosy, good parking , Atmosphere - traditional Penang house converted


Points +1736

09 Feb 2019

Wide Variety of Western & Asian Vegetarian Food

Last Visit: August 2017
Had the Pesto Pasta and Teriyaki Mushroom Burger (RM13.90 each). Both were tasty, but burger with sides were not very substantial. The mushroom patty itself was good, well-seasoned and good textures. Still, it would have been nice if there was more toppings in the burger. The food was not overpriced, but quality could be slightly better (with better quality ingredients) for the price. For that, Janxden is average as an overall. I've tried their porridge and soup pastas via delivery before too, and they were quite good.

That said, I would recommend Janxden for vegetarians who want a place that offers a variety of western and asian food options at average café food prices. Comfort food (soups and porridge) are good choices here. Ambience is casual and chill. Service is ok. Parking is convenient, with space for parking in front of Janxden.

Updated from previous review on 2019-01-07

Pros: Wide Variety, Reasonably Priced, Free Parking

Cons: Quality could be Improved, More toppings/ingredien


Points +13

11 Nov 2018

Excellent food

Good tasty food.. consistent for last 6years...


Points +155

05 Mar 2018

Good food and awesome waiter

We've been here today for a lunch and really enjoyed the place itself, its food (including their JandXen rice, vegan fish, soya yogurt), and its deaf waiter who is super nice, attentive and enthusiastic. Menu has a lot of useful signs (milk/eggs/vegan/spicy). Products in their small shop are nice and reasonably priced. Since it's next to local Buddhist association, nuns are really coming here to eat. All the best to all these people!


Points +11765

08 Apr 2016

JenxDen Greenlife Cafe, George Town

Firstly i commend this eatery for their inclusive employment policy. There was a deaf guy working there. Recruiting this guy seems to have a smart move. He was very enthusiastic and smiley

This place is obviously popular. it was very busy yesterday lunch time. The food i had was enjoyable. a concern is their dish labelling. They have an icon representing dishes with milk. The milk icon was missing from a butter dish. This to me majorly erodes faith in their attention to detail

Pros: inclusive employment policy

Cons: questionable dish labelling


Points +282

31 Dec 2012

Love the baked pasta & basil spaghetti

Convenient location. I love the colour of their food. Cheesecake can be a bit too small. But baked pasta/rice & their Basil spaghetti is very yummy. Carbonara Penne was very yummy too.

Pros: Love the western food

Cons: can be hard to find car park


Points +608

27 Sep 2011

Mostly bento boxes

We went here for dinner and to be honest, this wasn't a great decision. Upon arriving we found that there were precisely 4 things on the menu (a fried rice, a salad with peanut sauce, some fried tom yum noodles and some udon noodles), the remaining options being bento boxes consisting mainly of rice and deep fried vegetables. Hardly healthy or nutritionally balanced.

Having already walked in we felt obliged to order something so went for the the fried tom yum noodles and the salad. Both tasted nice and we were assured they don't use MSG which is a plus. It was really no more than a snack though so we promptly headed for an Indian restaurant to make up for the deficiencies (unfortunately luck wasn't on our side there either, but that's another story altogether..;)

Anyway, this place is probably good if you are really hungry and in the area. Difficult to see it being much more than that though.

Pros: no MSG, tasted good

Cons: very few selections, a lot of fried food, not nutritionally balanced


22 Feb 2013

Wrong timing, I would say. You went there during Nine Emperor Gods Festival and I guess they changed menu to handle the crowd. We went there too last week and left after finding out they didn't serve the original menu.


Points +221

15 Apr 2010

Nutritious yet delicious food

Fresh food and drinks, nice environment when not crowded. We felt energetic after having our dinner there, including Tom Yam Spaghetti, Salad Mushroom Bread, Mock Duck Rice and porridge.

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