The Memory Lane Mufe, Service Road – Retroactive Museum & Cafe

Everything in the past is the trend now. The world “Nostalgic” seems to take over Penang by storm as we could find many childhood memories being brought to life. It brings back wonderful and sentimental memories to those who had gone through it. To the new generation, it might turn out to be something interesting and Instagram-worthy to them.


The signboard resembles the “Next Change” sign in the olden days’ cinemas.

The food at The Memory Lane is also something very classic. The promotion for breakfast sets is limited to the first 100 customers:

  • Ah Gong Set – RM1 (Coffee and Toasts)
  • Ah Ma Set – RM2 (Coffee, Toasts and Fried Bee Hoon)


The entrance to The Memory Lane looks like a time traveling machine which turns the clock back to 70’s.


The dining tables and chairs for this place is setup to match the classical those days style.


Kids from the 70’s – 80’s should be very familiar with Fanta soda as it was one of the popular drinks in those days. What high sugar intake? There was no such thing in the past.


They are selling tambun biscuits here which are packed into classic boxes. Each of the box cost RM15.00


In the olden days, the coffee shop would share the same entrance as the budget hotel. The Memory Lane managed to bring back this concept.


The replica classic cigarettes boxes are also displayed on the cabinets of the counter.


The signboards in those days were similar to this type.


The back lane which consists of hanging shirts on top and the coffee stall by the corner.


Kedai Kopi Kim Hong, the wording and the signboard is the replica of a classic coffee shop.


The “costume” and the look of this uncle is like the barista in those days.


Next to the coffee shop is the “sundry shop”.


Inside Pak Samad sundry shop you can see the crackers in tins and classic toys.


Comics and candies that were usually available in sundry shops.


The pop-pop gun that I love to play when I was young.


The bubble gum that I love to buy during my childhood. Actually I don’t love to eat bubble gums. The thing that I wanted was the temporary tattoo that came with this bubble gum.


This is the so-called lucky draw board, one of the “try your luck” games that we love to try during those days.


The ice kacang stall that used to move around with the breads on the go as well.


The classic cup of ‘kopi’ which can still be found in some coffee shops.


The dishes on the table are available during normal business hours.


Overall, this place is something very unique, it brings back fond memories to those who used to live in that era. New generation would also be able to look and feel the life in those days. The food here is reasonable and nice. The only drawback is the parking which is limited during working hours.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

Price (more stars, more reasonable)
Food Presentation

Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Pork Free
Credit Card
Private Room (Private Area)
WIFI Available

Operation hours: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Contact: 04 229 3232
Address: 32, Jalan Service, 10050, Georgetown, Penang.
GPS: 5.4249371,100.32011

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