Old China Café
No. 11 Jalan Balai Polis, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.
Daily: 11am - 11pm
RM 21 - RM 40
From Jalan Sultan, turn left into Jalan Panggong (after Petaling Street) and follow the road as it turns left. Old China Cafe is on the left side after Lorong Panggong.
Credit Cards Accepted
Hidden on a back street in KL’s Chinatown, this charming shophouse is a treasure trove of antiques and history. Originally the guild hall of the Selangor & Federal Territory Laundry Association, it still retains much of its architecture and furnishings, such as wooden latches on doors and two large feng shui mirrors facing each other. To step into Old China Cafe is to take a trip back to early 20th century Chinese community life.
The food is nyonya baba, or Straits Chinese, with some Southeast Asian elements, and there is a Chinese tea house and gallery on the second floor. Classic dishes such as top hats, devil curry and lemak nenas sotong are well-featured, making this an excellent place to get acquainted with this traditional cuisine from Malacca and Penang. In additional, there is live music several times a month on Friday nights.