The Musuem Cafe at Jonker Street Melaka..
In any part of the world, place with many old and historical building, there will be a desire to turn the builing into a museum. But museum usually manage by the government and it is not really a profit oriented industry.
So if the owner have the love for historical thingy and want to make a profit out of it, one of the way is to turn it into a restaurant. Dining in a restaurant is interesting, you got both – repletion for stomach and historical fact for the brain. When both got full, you just have to head home for a good soundly sleep.
Historical state in Malaysia such as Melaka and Penang have many of this old building and beside a private museum, you also can find the this kind of restaurant and musuem hybrid.
For example in Melaka, you can find Jonker Dessert alias the Musuem Cafe located and Jalan Hang Jebat Jonker Walk. The food at Museum restaurant usually served in a good presentation to match with the antique interior. I found one on the Internet for The Sire Museum Restaurant @ King Street in Penang and Le Museum Restaurant at Montreux Switzerland.
All of this restaurant share the same value such as historical building,antique interior and fine dining..