Where Coffee Meets Heritage: 10 Best Cafes In Malacca

Where Coffee Meets Heritage: 10 Best Cafes In Malacca

Like a great cup of a smooth and aromatic blend of coffee, Malacca’s cafes assimilate Malaysia’s modern cafe culture with its heritage roots in perfect symbiosis. A tradition among locals, cafe hopping is a great way to scout great coffees, decadent food and trendy trysts, while also being a great complement to endeavouring in Malacca’s rich heritage.

Here are the 10 Best Cafes to Visit in Malacca!

1. Mods Cafe

2. Locahouz

3. Calanthe Art Cafe

4. Nadeje

Serving up a slice of heaven in between thin layers of soft crepes and a generous spread of cream filling, Nadeje is the place to get your sweet tooth satisfied. They’ve since opened multiple outlets around Malaysia, but locals swear by the original Malacca outlet serving the best Mille Crepes you can find anywhere!

Taking Mille Crepe to the next level, be amazed by their wide selection of flavours like Banana Chocolate, Green Tea, Tiramisu and a famous local Chendol Flavour made with Gula Malacca. Not in the mood for exotic flavours? Their original Mille Crepe layered with homemade vanilla filling, of Tahitian vanilla beans and fresh cream, will surely hit the spot!


Address: G-23B, EG 4 & EG 5, Ground Floor, Mahkota Parade, 75000 Melaka

Opening Hours: 11.00am - 10.00pm

Contact: +60 6-283 8750

Website: NADEJE

5. Kaya-Kaya Cafe

A wonderful gem near Joker Street, have a respite at Kaya-Kaya cosily furnished cafe with rattan chairs, recycled wood and metal furniture. Dine comfortably among rustic exposed brick walls in the front of the cafe, or have your coffee with a side of sunshine in their small eclectic courtyard at the back of the cafe among art murals and greenery

A favourite breakfast spot among locals, Kaya Kaya is famous for their fluffy pancakes, but while you’re here, excite your palette with their Kaya Cheese Toast; coconut jam with a slice of cheese on perfectly toasted bread. The taste is unconventional, but like PB&J, it’s a match made in heaven!


Address: 32, Jalan Tukang Besi, 75200, Melaka, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 8.00am - 8.00pm (Closed every Wednesdays)

Contact: 018-984 5351


6. Plat Kitchen

Known for their fusion food, expand your palette at Plat Kitchen; mixing local ingredients into western recipes. It’s a quiet cozy place and you’ll find the theme of navy blue walls calming to the eyes.

Pasta lovers should definitely try their Ah Ma’s (Mother’s) Sambal Heti Pasta; A spaghetti dish with dried shrimp sambal (spicy sauce) topped with shrimp dumpling skewers wrapped in pandan leaf. Others would find great delight in their varied choices of open sandwiches, all-day breakfast menu and mains. A great finish to your meal would be their signature Sizzling Brownie topped with a rich vanilla ice cream! You’ll want seconds!


Address: 596, Jalan Melaka Raya 10, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Weekdays 11.00am -12.00am | Weekends 10.00am - 12.00am

Contact: +60 6-288 0528


7. Limau-Limau Cafe

8. The Daily Fix

The most popular cafe in Malacca hides at the back of an Antique shop (their mum’s) in Joker Street. Often sighted on Instagram for their eclectic mix of green foliage and antique ornaments like old school radios, tableware and their wall of beautifully decorated plates, people frequent here for the chilled out ambiance as well as their local fusion food. It does get crowded during peak hours, so do get there before lunch, or expect to wait in line before being seated.

They’re famous for their sweet and savoury pancakes; indulge in their fluffy Pandan Pancake drizzled with Gula Melaka, Durian Pancake or their Salted Eggyolk Pancake. If pancakes don’t tickle your fancy, they have other great selections on their menu of pasta, salads and an All-Day breakfast menu.

The Daily Fix Cafe & Restaurant

Address: 55, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonkerst), 75200 Malacca City, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: Weekdays 10.00am - 11.00pm | Weekends 8.30am - 11.00pm

Contact: +6 06-283 4858


9. Straits Affair Cafe

10. Unicorn Cafe

A different kind of attraction

Jonker Street, Melaka - Malaysia
Source: Photo by user Khalzuri Yazid used under CC BY-SA 2.0

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, I say the same could be said about Malacca and its rich food culture! Whether you’re looking for great coffee, great food or great heritage, these cafes serve you all three! You will find a unique experience in these cafes; each highlighting their own take on Malacca’s cultural history; something rare to find in cafes around Malaysia that would opt for more trendier settings. A great addition to experiencing Malacca, try squeezing a few of these food spots into you itinerary on your next visit to Malacca!

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Ihsan Ihsani is a Malaysian writer who loves to write about anything that sparks his curiosity. He travels to broaden his horizon on the many cultures and beauties of the world. When limited funds...Read more

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