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
3. Calanthe Art Cafe
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
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!
KAYA KAYA CAFE
Address: 32, Jalan Tukang Besi, 75200, Melaka, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 8.00am - 8.00pm (Closed every Wednesdays)
Contact: 018-984 5351
Website: KAYA KAYA CAFE FACEBOOK
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
Website: PLAT KITCHEN FACEBOOK
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
Website: THE DAILY FIX FACEBOOK
9. Straits Affair Cafe
10. Unicorn Cafe
A different kind of attraction
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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