Nada Natural Farming Cafe | Early Mothers' Day Dinner

A few weeks ago, my mom and her friend discovered a cafe at Balik Pulau, named Nada Natural Farming Cafe. Ever since then, she had been trying to go back again but it's always full.

Seeing that Mother's Day is just around the corner, I tried to secure a booking. I wasn't expecting a positive response as I heard that Nada Natural Farming Cafe has quite a long waiting list most of the time because they are only opened for 3 days a week, noon - evening. Nevertheless, I got a yes!

For those who know me personally will know that I am never a country side / outdoor type of person, unless it's autumn or winter. Unfortunately being in Malaysia, all I get is summer 24/7, so FML big time. If it wasn't for an early Mother's Day celebration, there's no way I'd voluntarily offer to go to such a place. Even my bestie thought that someone hacked my Insta when I told her in DM that I was going to this place because it's so unlike me! 

I booked a table at 5pm on Friday afternoon and it's a 40-minute drive from my house to their doorstep. 

The place is pretty secluded - better prep your Google Maps / WAZE in order to avoid getting lost in the middle of no where (yea, literally)

If you like nature, then this is a place for you - far away from the buzzing city, concrete buildings, traffic jams, and being surrounded by greenery, bugs, heat, blue sky, white clouds, river, noises of cows and horses around. 

Prior to Covid-19, I heard that picnics were allowed within this area. It's a cute concept, just not for my liking in this weather. 

This little hut is the heart of the cafe. 

I was melting big time because my heat tolerance is very low. On top of that, I was so scared of being bitten by bugs so I sprayed mosquito repellent on both of my legs, even with long pants. But I still got bitten regardless... :/ 

Take note of the opening hours and contact number if you are looking to visit Nada Natural Farming Cafe sometime in the future. Remember to book in advance like I did! 

This cafe has a relatively smaller menu and they change it from time to time depending on the ingredients that they prep for the week. 

The available payment methods include TouchNGo, Maybank2u, online transfer and cash. No card transactions.  

This place is strict with their booking policy due to limited amount of seats available:
• Only 2 hours of dine-in allowed for each table 
• They will cancel your booking if you are over 15 minutes late

Passionfruit, Wild Honey and Marigold Kefir (RM25 per bottle) 

Craft Beer (RM30 per bottle) 

Truffle Carbonara (RM33) 

Chopped Prawns & Clams Pasta (RM38) 

Took a shot of these flowers because our table was located right underneath a tree and next to a river with a bunch of tall grasses. 

I'm saying this from the perspective of an outdoor-avoider and I will definitely be biased towards my own preference, so take this with a grain of salt: 
  • Nada Natural Farming Cafe is a nice getaway place to chill with some cold drinks. I myself enjoyed the Kefir a lot but skipped the beer because I'm not a drinker.
  • The pasta dishes didn't match up to their prices. As a pasta lover, I know where to find better pasta at a cheaper price.
  • The service was quite slow. In their defense, only 2 people were running the floor and the kitchen was quite a distance from the seating area. 
  • I won't be back again because other than the Kefir, no other factor can make me go all the way there and brave through the heat and bugs ever again. In fact, if it wasn't for my mom, I wouldn't go there at all, the photos online didn't tempt me. 
  • That said, if I had such a place in Melbourne back then, I believe I would be a regular customer during the autumn. 

Nada Natural Farming 

Lot 646 & 647, Jalan Kuala Sungai Burung, Kampung Sungai Burung, 11000 Balik Pulau, Penang. 


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