Malacca, one of the amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites, has been a top tourist spot for many Singaporeans. After exploring the famous Jonker Street, you might want to find a place to chill, relax and recharge yourself. We have gathered 8 of the best Malacca Cafes you surely should check out when you are visiting Malacca.
The Daily Fix Café
Previously ranked as No. 1 on TripAdvisor, The Daily Fix Café is located inside Next KK Sdn Bhd which is a souvenir shop along Jonker Street. When you see an old television outside, you can be rest assured you are at the right place. The vintage Chinese-feel cafe serves sandwiches, brownies, ice-cream, espresso and local coffee. However, their all-day breakfasts sets and delicious pancakes are their specialties. The pancakes are fluffy and tender. The pandan pancakes with gula melaka is something you shouldn’t miss if you drop by.
Address: 55 Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Tel: +60 13-290 6855
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 11:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am – 11:30pm
Situated on Jalan Tukang Besi, when you step into Kaya-Kaya Cafe, you will feel like you have travelled back to the old days, as the cafe walls are covered with faded red bricks and most of the furniture is made of wood. The interior is decorated with murals and original artifacts, which definitely makes for an Instagrammable place. The food is also their main highlight. The toast with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon is a Must-Try. Not forgetting their “Melaka Elvis” pancake, which is loaded with banana and homemade kaya, topped with peanut butter and chocolate sauce.
Address: 32 Jalan Tukang Besi, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Tel: +60 6-281 4089
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Bikini Toppings specializes in various types of coconut desserts, ranging from ice cream, milkshakes, jellies, juices and more. Located at Jonker Street, their signature handmade coconut ice cream has a smooth texture and is sugar-free. It has a creamy taste and is topped with coconut slices which is perfect for a refreshing treat after a long walk under the baking sun. Their coconut shake is a hot item too. Please note that the place is without air conditioning, but the dessert served here is worth coming for.
Address: 46 Lorong Hang Jebat | 75200, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Tel: +60 12-316 6426
Monday, Tuesday, Friday to Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Calanthe Art Cafe
Also known as Malaysia 13 States’ Coffee, Calanthe Art Cafe is a hidden gem that is quietly sitting inside a small alley which serves customers with coffee from all states in Malaysia. It is a perfect place for relaxing while having a cup of coffee or tea. All coffee is freshly brewed and you are able to choose according to your taste. It’s definitely a suitable place to experience the authentic taste of Malaysian coffee. Apart from drinks, this art cafe surprisingly offers amazing Nyonya laksa. The gravy will make you crave for more and you might finish all the gravy without even noticing. Give it a try and surely you’ll never regret having it.
Address:11. Jalan Hang Kasturi, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Tel: +60 6-292 2960
Sunday to Wednesday: 9:00am – 11:00pm
Friday to Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00am
Having a beach-like interior design, this cosy cafe is a two-storey shop with a nice ambiance. They serve aromatic espresso coffee, delicious smoothie bowls, breakfast and lunch. The coffee served is really good. Their signature dish – salted egg yolk French toast – has became a hit, definitely a must-try especially for Singaporeans. The staff is really nice and their service is one of the best. Not to mention their food presentation, definitely Instagrammable!
Address: 5 Jalan Hang Lekiu, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Sitting beside Jonker Street’s main stage inside a souvenir shop in Fomecs Boutique Hotel, Backlane Cafe has a nice and cosy ambience that is completely different from the busy streets outside. The amazing interior, comfy armchairs and beautiful antique furniture makes it a hotspot for youngsters especially during weekends. They serve amazing coffee, especially their Mr Owl’s Iced Latte. Do try out their delicious cakes and macarons too to go with your hearty drink.
Address: 129 Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Tel: +60 6-282 0542
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00am – 12:00am
Alley No. 5 Cafe
Although Alley No. 5 Cafe lies a bit further away from Jonker Street, it serves great coffee and amazing homemade cheesecakes. The atmosphere is peaceful and laid back. Please note that there is no air-conditioning in this cafe, but overall it is still a good place to chill and relax at.
Address: No. 7 Jalan Kampung Kuli, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Tel: +60 16-415 5097
Sunday to Wednesday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm; 8:00pm – 12:00am
The Baboon House
Want to experience classic Malaysian architecture? The Baboon House is the perfect place for you to indulge yourself in a delicious meal or even just a cup of coffee. It is kind of an art gallery cafe but sadly they do not allow you to take photos. This is a place full of history and the interior is unique with many replicas and artifacts from local culture. When you step inside, it will give you a calming vibe that brings an instant peace of mind. The Baboon House serves great burgers – especially their signature pork belly burger. Definitely a must-go!
Address: No. 89 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Tel: +60 12-639 7516
Operating Hours: Wednesday to Monday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
If you love to chill out in cafes, check out these articles for a list of the cafes you can visit in Singapore & Malaysia: