Melaka needs no further introduction. The historical city is the perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway or if you need a change of environment to unwind and recharge. If there’s another reason to visit Melaka, it’ll be the interesting cafes that have sprouted like mushrooms in the past few years.
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What better way to take a break from exploring the city than to grab a cuppa, right? Lucky for you, cafes in Melaka are even made more special as most of them are decorated to reflect the age-old traditions of the city and some are located in old Chinese shophouses! This makes the vintage and rustic cafes part of the city’s charm. Wanna know where’s your next coffee break? Sit back, relax and read on!
Disclaimer: These eateries are not halal-certified, but there is no pork and no alcohol served in their dishes. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.
1. The Old Mark Cafe
Wondering where's a good spot for soufflé pancakes in Melaka? Look no further than the Old Mark Cafe, where they serve soft-like-clouds fluffy Japanese pancakes that are simply hard to resist! Their savoury menu is not to be missed too, as they are pleasing to both your eyes and taste buds.
Address: No.39, Jalan KSB 11, Taman Kota Syahbandar, Melaka, 75200 Malacca
Opening hours: 12pm - 7pm (closed on Tuesday)
2. Humble Ground Cafe
If you’re looking for a pit stop during your activities, we highly recommend the Humble Ground Cafe. The humble cafe is known for its coffee, cakes and scones so it’s perfect if you need to unwind after an exhausting day of exploring Melaka! The boho chic cafe will make the perfect background for your Instagram feed too!
Address: 24, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka
Opening hours: 12pm - 8 pm (closed on Tuesday)
3. The Stolen Cup
Here’s where you can find the best handmade pastries and bread in Melaka. Known for their French pastries, this little spot is perfect to start off your day. In addition to golden-brown pastries, you can order a refreshing cold brew, their much-raved gula Melaka latte, tiramisu cake, western breakfast platters, as well as local dishes. Located only a minute's walk away from Jonker Street, The Stolen Cup is a convenient stop on your itinerary!
Address: 12, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm daily (closed Wednesday)
4. The Upper Cafe
If you’re looking to recharge and unwind after a long day, head over to the Upper Cafe. The inside of the cafe is filled with greenery that really adds to the tranquil environment. Enjoy a variety of coffee, Western food (such as pasta), and desserts, including cakes and brownies. This coffee house takes pride as one of Melaka’s crowd-favourites, and one of the best for food, so it's a must-try in the city. We recommend ordering the salted egg pasta and garlic butter spaghetti with prawns. As a sweet finish, try the signature cheesecake.
Address: 52, Jalan Temenggong, Kampung Banda Kaba, 75000 Melaka
Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm daily
5. Nikkō & Yōryō
This Japanese fusion restaurant in Lorong Bukit Cina does the most enchanting latte art out there. The aesthetic design of the cafe makes any picture you take look photogenic and the food served is both Instagram-worthy and delicious! As for the menu, there’s an array of cheesecakes, desserts and coffee. But, the cafe is best known for its matcha drinks, so be sure to try one!
Address: 62, Lorong Bukit Cina, Kampung Bukit China, 75100 Melaka
Opening hours: 11am - 8pm daily
7. Sharing Plates
Managed by the same team at Melaka’s institution The Daily Fix, Sharing Plates welcomes diners with an Instagrammable facade of charming pastel green window frames, Peranakan-style ceramic tiles, marble tables and lush greeneries. The Insta-worthy decor is also reflected in their dishes, which are thoughtfully prepared so you’ll be salivating once the food arrives at the table. The menu is slightly similar to The Daily Fix, but as Malaysians say, same same but different. Some of the must-tries include french toast with teh tarik sauce, guacamole on toast, and berry blast smoothies.
Address: 143, Jalan Bendahara, Melaka
Opening hours: 12pm – 9pm (closed on Wednesday)
6. Sin See Tai
Another The Daily Fix’s sister cafe, Sin See Tai (which means a “new generation” or “new era” in Hokkien) offers a smaller menu with healthier options. The hole-in-the-wall cafe can only fit 15 diners at a time, so if you want to try the famous waffle and popsicle dish, then be prepared to wait. The dish is an interesting pairing with an icy fruity popsicle of roselle, mango and passion fruit on top of a crispy and sweet waffle. Pair it with a glass of passion fruit iced tea, as the two are a match made in heaven!
Address: 18, Kampung Jawa, 75100 Melaka
Opening hours: 10am - 5.30pm daily (closed Tuesday)
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