20 Best Melaka Cafe That Deserves To Be In Your Bucket List

Best Melaka Cafe

Melaka is one of the hot tourist places in Malaysia that everyone goes to have good food and relaxing ambiance to chill in. Today, I’ve listed out probably the best Melaka cafe that deserves to be in your bucket list!

  1. The Bella Donna
  2. Nikko and Yoryo Cafe
  3. Margaret T 
  4. Sin See Tai
  5. Ngeteh Cafe
  6. Locahouz
  7. Chop Tiang Bee
  8. Eat at 18
  9. Grounded 22
  10. The Upper
  11. Cafe Tegather
  12. The Stolen Cup
  13. Trois by Navy
  14. Gravy Baby Cafe
  15.  The Old Mark Cafe
  16. Backlane Coffee
  17. Alley No.5
  18. Eggxtra Cafe
  19. Vintage Green Cafe @ The Daughter
  20. Sharing Plates

1. The Bella Donna

shellout close up view at bella donna cafe

Motivated by the proprietor’s adoration for sea shores and islands, the Bella Donna is an ocean side Melaka cafe situated in the Portuguese Settlement of Malacca. Not only they offer good shell out seafood, they also offer amazing Mexican food. 

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It’s simply the best spot in Malacca to watch the nightfall while having heavenly Tacos! They also serve rice bowls as well. Their seafood rice bowls have a different option of prawns or squid. You can pick their sauces as well such as sambal, butter garlic, salted egg and assam or tamarind. 

commando chips served in the bella donna cafe in melaka

Their signature shell out food is a must-try food in Melaka. Their seafood platter consists of fresh mussels, scallops, prawns, calamari, clams and crunchy corn, carrots and broccoli all served in a tray with sauce of choice. You can pick different levels of spiciness depending on your taste. Their sambal and chili padi range is at the spicy end. While butter sauce and salted egg sauce is non spicy. 

This neat cafe in Melaka also offers breakfast such as lontong, mee rebus, laksa, nasi lemak and fried noodles. 

Melaka Cafe with Ocean View

cafe in melaka with a stunning ocean view

Melaka is one of those parts of Malaysia that is near the sea. This means stunning sunset views and beautiful sound of the beach that can pretty much put you to sleep right after the meal. When the sun sets, it paints a beautiful orange hue that you can’t just find anywhere else. Stunning.  

best cafe in melaka on the beach side

This Melaka cafe is all about outdoor seatings. Fresh air in the open space surrounded by little trees. There’s light hanging here and there. 

When it’s night time, the place comes to life with beautiful shimmers of surrounding lighting. Don’t worry, the place is quite well lit! 

chicken rice bowl served in the bella donna at night

cafe melaka bella donna seafood platter

Before heading to The Bella Donna, do make reservations to avoid disappointment. It’s a hit among the locals. If it’s the weekend, it can go fully booked. So, plan early! 

The Bella Donna
Taman Aman, 75050 Malacca, Malaysia +60 12-693 6563 
Photo credit: A1BellaDonna

2. Nikko and Yoryo Cafe

interior of nikko and yoryo cafe in melaka

This is one of the hidden cafes in Melaka that is worth a visit. It prides itself as one of the cafes with the best ambiance and environment. Just as its name suggests, it serves Japanese food. Not just Japanese food alone but modern fusion that warms your heart and soul. Desserts such as cakes and latte art are also available. 

Nikko means sunlight in Japanese. Another meaning to it is that it is used to describe something warm and beautiful. Just as the meaning of it, this cafe aims to enlighten your heart with its delicious food. 

This Melaka cafe is all about the vibes. It has one chill corner that is perfect for gathering. The rounded mini table makes the perfect spot to put your drinks and snacks without taking too much space to move around. 

melaka cafe nikko and yoryo with a nice corner vibe

The interior is a nice combination of rustic and modern accent. The exposed bricks on the wall is a pretty common cafe setting that spells out imperfection in perfection. There’s different types of seating to choose from. 

There’s the rattan chairs with a proper table for dates. The stools on the side with short tables too are perfect for those who just want a quick chat while enjoying the ambiance. There’s also a round bench in the cafe for those who can’t get a seat with a table. Haha.  

cafe nikko and yoryo in melaka with a nice faux window

Jokes aside, this cafe in Melaka can be quite crowded sometimes. Therefore, make reservations early! 

tamago mentai served in nikko and yoryo

The cafe is famous for their latte art as well. The barista basically turns your coffee into a canvas. Don’t miss to update the art you got on your Instagram! 

tori katsu don

yu don

monkey king latte art by nikko and yoryo cafe

Their food doesn’t stray far from the classical choice of tori katsu don and yu don. You can also find interesting in-house dishes such as Nikko bun, tamago mentai don and the rich in garlic Kamo Chahan. 

Nikko and Yoryo Cafe
62, Lorong Bukit Cina, Malacca City, Malaysia, 75100 
+60 12-750 9460
Photo credit: nikkoyoryo

3. Margaret T Melaka

Australian Angus Sirloin of margaret t

Get ready for a carnivorous delight at Margaret T in the heart of Melaka! I recently had the pleasure of experiencing this steakhouse, and it’s more than just a place to eat—it’s an unparalleled culinary journey. The sophisticated yet cozy interior, thoughtfully lit and adorned with tasteful decor, sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. The Australian Angus Sirloin stole the show with its succulence and robust flavor, showcasing the chef’s dedication to top-quality beef.

But the wonders don’t stop there. Margaret T boasts iconic dishes like the Herbs Roasted Lamb Rack—a symphony of herbs and rich lamb goodness. The Supreme Seafood Aglio Olio takes you on a journey through oceanic delights, with al dente spaghetti and a bounty of supreme seafood. And let’s not forget the Signature Grill, a carnivore’s paradise featuring a tantalizing assortment of grilled delights.

signature grill

As you indulge in these culinary adventures, the vibrant atmosphere of Melaka surrounds you through large windows, creating a delightful contrast between premium steak and the rhythm of daily life. The attention to detail extends to the beverage menu, offering lattes, sodas, slow-pressed juice, and more.

Margaret T Melaka isn’t just a steakhouse; it’s a carnivore’s paradise celebrating the art of grilling with finesse. Kudos to the chefs and staff for creating a carnivore’s haven!

Margaret T Melaka
Taman Syahbandar, 16, Jln KSB 12, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka
Instagram: margaret.t_melaka

4. Sin See Tai 

facade of sin see tai cafe in melaka

Sin See Tai is another hidden cafe in Melaka that serves a variety of unique home cooked dishes. The name Sin See Tai in Chinese means new era. They sell parcels of cake and baked goods such as bagels, ham and cheese croissants and caneles and furthermore drinks such as coffee and kombucha. 

melaka cafe sin see tai upper floor

The bistro is not excessively huge, however very nice and cozy. Assuming you truly do eat in it will be on the upper floor as the place is quite small. The upper stairs are styled in a very old fashioned rustic yet homey setting. Do be careful when climbing the stairs as it can be quite steep. 

rustic home feel interior of sin see tai cafe

It’s quite unique for a Melaka cafe that is not in Jonker street.

melaka cafe located in kampung jawa

The seat is not that much so I indulge in my beverage and take a few pictures for my Instagram and head out. However, I must say, I do feel very nice there. 

Chorizo baked eggs

It is difficult to come by a decent coffee place in Melaka. Glad to say, this is one of them.

tiramisu served in sin see tai cafe melaka

By great coffee I mean a spot that serves espresso utilizing extraordinary quality espresso beans and they comprehend what is the right course of making great coffee based and filter coffee. These are coffee experts! 

Quinoa salad with assorted homemade topping

What’s more, they sell coffee beans as well! You can get newly cooked coffee beans here too! Now, grab some back! 

Sin See Tai serves food such as their homemade granola that is one of its kind. The food is generally liked by their customers. So, you can’t go wrong with it. Other specialties they have include sourdough with homemade pickles, quinoa salad, chorizo baked eggs, vegetarian rice bowl and more. 

They also have an Instagrammable selection of desserts such as the bonsai tiramisu, strawberry rose tiramisu, and freshly baked whole eggs. On the desserts side, they have impressive yummy donuts, bagels filled with cream cheese or mochi, apple crumble cake and more. 

Sin See Tai
18, Kampung Jawa, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia 
+60 16-221 6855
Photo credit: sin_see_tai

5. Ngeteh Cafe

facade of ngeteh cafe in melaka

Ngeteh cafe is a cafe In Melaka that has recently gone viral with its stunning ambiance. It is located near a sandy beach in Jalan Kampung Pantai. The feel may be quite similar to The Bella Donna. However, its differentiator is yummy drinks that keep getting the praise of its customers. 

They serve aromatic coffee that’s topped up with a magnificent view of the beach. The beach breeze that blows by adds to its charm as well. Other than coffee, they also have something to cater to green tea fans. They add a bit of spice to their recipe!

ngeteh cafe by the beach in melaka

Sparkling drinks have become a norm and Ngeteh cafe serves that as well. Their strawberry blue sparkling is a unique drink of purple top and reddish base that is quite catchy. 

strawberry blue sparking served in ngeteh cafe melaka

Nasi lemak and lasagna are two of the wonderful foods that are worth mentioning. There’s more to offer and I’ll let you guys explore that yourself.

mocha served in this melaka cafe

Their humble stall takes the shape of a bar-like shack that is made of white painted wood. There’s two floaters on the front and other little decorations such as the boat wheel, anchor and ropes that give it the ocean vibe. 

blue latte by ngeteh cafe

Tons of visitors come here to take photos to fill their Instagram album. And that’s no surprise!


Ngeteh Cafe
Batu 27, Jalan Kampung Pantai, kampung pantai, 78200 Kuala Sungai Baru, Melaka, Malaysia 
+60 19-410 9742
Photo credit: ngeteh cafe.hq

6. Locahouz


Locahouz is one special cafe in Melaka that is perfect for visitors that want to indulge in the heritage interior feel of nyonya houses. That’s not all, they also come with their own unique sets of drinks and food as well. 

Don’t forget to check out my list of best nyonya food in Melaka that you must try.


Almost every part of Locahouz cafe is Instagrammable. Right at the entrance, you get welcomed into their cafe through a Chinese like decorated door. There’s banners and lanterns. You can’t miss it. 


Right on the inside, you see more of its rustic interior. As with many nyonya houses, they have open space inside. Green plants dangle down like a curtain made of natural plants. It’s like a dream for people to have a living space close to nature like this. 

glorious flower tea served in this cafe in melaka

They have a very intriguing collection of old paintings lined up across the walls. Indoor plants are quite abundant and placed through the entire premise. Truly a wonderful sight to be in. 

homemade granola with berries chia jam and assorted fresh fruits

Now let’s talk about food. Their in-house pumpkin bread burger seems to be a hype other than their flower tea. I must say that their pumpkin burger is super delicious. It’s like no other burger that you’ve ever tasted. At least, that’s the case for me. 

Their drink is the most interesting one in Melaka. They would decorate it like it’s a vase. Literally. There’s flowers inside!

Desserts such as strawberry short shooter, mixed berries shortcake, and charcoal cake tops the list. Don’t let that be the final judge. Take it onto your own taste bud and let me know which one you love! 

lemongrass chicken served in lokahouz melaka cafe

They also have a very colorful bowl of meals. Their clean yogurt bowl is attractive with a huge range of ingredients such as strawberries, pomegranate, blueberries and all that good stuff. 

egg and chicken rice in cafe lokahouz

Brunch foods such as pan seared lemon grass chicken whole leg , pasta pumpkin sauce with chicken rempah and homemade Japanese gourmet hamburger steak too are worth trying. 

Each look so well balanced with the savory goodness of the meat with fresh greens. Everything is balanced just as it should be. 

If you’re looking for some place nice to eat and different from the busy Jonker street, Lokahouz is definitely a spot that you need to try. 

8, Jalan Bukit Cina, Kampung Bukit China, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia 
+60 19-636 6005
Photo credit: locahouz

7. Chop Tiang Bee

outside view of cafe chop tiang bee in melaka

Decent Melaka cafe to relax. They have indoor and open air sitting areas. Provincial and lay back stylistic theme. 

Those who step in will certainly feel that they’ve ventured into a landed bequest. The entryway invites you to a stone asphalt that prompts the inward entryway while the view is similarly unattractive and unwinding with a lake, hardly any seats and a region for outside sitting.

night entrance to chop tiang bee cafe in melaka

This bistro is exceptionally liberal with space. They don’t jam tables and seats in a little region. All things being equal, there are many themed corners that will make extremely gorgeous pictures for social gatherings with loved ones.

Chop Tiang Bee Cafe works around the side of Jonker Street in Melaka and gives different choices of food menu. Choices range from their particular nearby pleasures to a blend of Chinese and Western morning meals, Asian-combination rice/noodle bowls, side dishes and sweets. Contingent upon one’s inclination, simply chill here for espresso and their particular home-prepared cakes.

tiramisu cake served in chop tiang bee melaka cafe

For customers who need something generous, go for the rice bowls and noodles. Basically, there’s as yet the components of conventional flavors in their dishes like the sambal bean stew that local people love.

Try to give a taste of the curry laksa. The fried vermicelli likewise is truly decent even just presented with egg and soy sauce and stew padi, however it tastes so good. For the dessert treat, I recommend the carrot cake so I tasted it and yes it tasted very pleasant.

majestic bowl of vermicelli laksa noodle in chop tiang be

In fact, many customers love their carrot cake as well other than their burnt cheesecake that just melts in your mouth. Nasi lemak was so great. The dish was delicate and fragrant, truly scrumptious.

chicken with buah keluak dish in chop tiang bee cafe

Interior wise, it’s awesome. They have art all around. There’s a painting of koi fish at one side of the wall. On the other hand, they have climbing flowering vines that you would usually get to see in Northern countries. Truly a nice spot to escape the heat while strolling the Melaka street.


Chop Tiang Bee
Lot 15, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia 
+60 16-619 1818
Photo credit: choptiangbee

8. Eat at 18 


This Melaka cafe serves some exceptional food that you can’t track down in that frame of mind in Melaka. Other than that you have a decision to have airconded seats or outdoors situations that permit you to snap lovely photographs with normal light. It has a quiet environment.

Awe inspiring place!!!! Attempt House Specialty Hot Chocolate and Honey Cream Pancake! The truffles mushroom quesadilla and mushroom bread which are both extraordinary. Their sourdough pastries and treats are as well.

eat at 18 facade

Everything is made with taste and love. Ideal control of the flavors and, above all, of the sugar (barely enough). An exquisite and energetic woman ensures you truly appreciate. New fixings are vital to delectable food and custom made sauce is additionally essential to recognize the bistro from numerous bistros in Melaka.

pastry served in eat at 18 cafe melaka

The exemplary scramble is presented with a moist scramble egg on a thick cut of newly prepared bread. This is topped by portobello mushroom sautéed in spread. It’s consoling and fulfilling.

morning sandwich brunch

The breads are newly made in the kitchen. The proprietor is relentless to utilize just the great quality fixings. On the off chance that you ache for western food in Melaka, this is the spot.

mixed berry by eat at 18 cafe in melaka

Sweet and charming cottage situated in jonker. They have seats and high tables alongside the bar and an open outside space accessible towards the internal bistro. The inside plan would place you in wonderment. The stylistic layout was skillfully developed to highlight the personality of the beautiful design. In the event that you have the opportunity to come here check whether you can remain in their extravagant visitor rooms.

Eat at 18
18, Jalan Hang Lekiu, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia 
+60 6-281 4679
Photo credit: eatat18

9. Grounded 22


Grounded 22 is another note-worhty cafe in Melaka. It offers a cozy serving of fusion food  and you can pick to sit inside or in the open air courtyard. This cafe is well-known for their delicious food and customer service. Certainly, it’s the gold standard of Melaka cafe that seems to have it all. 


Lovers of desserts will adore their pandan burnt cheesecake. It is delicious and is said to have attracted recurring customers. Their original burnt cheesecake is not bad as well. Other varieties such as premium chocolate burnt cheesecake are amazing too! 

strawberry matcha burnt cheesecake

Some amazing foods that are nice to munch on include smoked duck salad, peri peri chicken rice bowl, shrimp tom yam pasta, and gochujang fried chicken with rice. The portion is decent and simply a good bang for your buck. 

granola yogurt bowl by grounded 22 cafe serves fresh colorful and edible flowers as part of their mix

They also have seasonal foods catered for special events. Their smashed avocado toast was  crafted to support the global movement of meatless Monday. As for Valentine’s special treat, they came up with their strawberry matcha latte and lychee orange pound. 

fluffy french toast by stay grounded 22 melaka cafe

Grounded 22 Melaka cafe is truly a unique blend of cafes that showcases creativity in their food creation as well as keeping up to the trend of events. Their homemade crispy fish fillet with zingy wasabi mayo is one of the food items that is just out of this world. Check them out from time to time for creative foods that can fill your tummy. 

prawn pasta served in grounded 22 cafe

Grounded 22 Cafe
22A, Jalan KLJ 10, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia 
+60 16-202 1586
Photo credit: grounded22_cafe

10. The Upper 


The Upper cafe is in the core of Melaka Town, simple to reach yet difficult to find parking. The spot is extremely comfortable and the atmosphere is so great and insta-commendable. A decent spot to spend time with your companions and partners. Great choices of food and the portions are more than enough. The cost is reasonable for the food and atmosphere given.

inside the upper cafe melaka

The ambiance is a nice mix of plain interior with lots of plants all around. There’s little potted plants on the table and tall fiddle fig tree pots on others. The unique warm tubes of lighting gives a cozy feel to the interior as well. 

buffalo french fries by the upper

The Upper cafe is cozy at times and you get to choose either dine downstairs or get to the upper floor. The environment is calming and it’s just nice for gathering or spending time alone. 

lemon garlic spagetti and prawn by the upper cafe melaka

This Melaka cafe serves a range of western dishes such as spaghetti, fries, chicken chop, pork chop and more. Those with a sweet tooth too can choose to savor their brownies, shortcakes and wash them all down with a creatively crafted cup of latte art. 

spicy aglio olio spagetti with grilled chicken served by the upper cafe

The Upper
52, Jalan Temenggong, Kampung Banda Kaba, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia 
+60 12-679 9231
Photo credit: the_upper_cafe

11. Cafe Tégather


At first glance, you probably think that these guys can’t even spell the word “together” but that’s not the case at all. Cafe Tégather is actually focusing on their theme of flowers and tea. Hence, the shop name Tégather that sounds like tea~gather. It’s a pun! 

cafe set on a table at tegather

Rather than being the cafe that offers fusion food like every other Melaka cafe, Tégather offers a whole different relaxing experience with their flower tea. Do note that they do have some western foods and desserts as well. 

flower tea served in tegather cafe melaka

In this Melaka cafe, you get to see and experience tea that most of us probably never heard of. There’s a myriad of flower tea options that I could only choose based on the color that attracts me. But hey, if you like to know more, the staff are friendly enough to explain to you what tea is and what it does for your body.

Not only that, their tea too comes with fun names such as Galaxy Love Potion and Fairy Dust. You can also order a pot of tea of your choice and enjoy it. 

this cafe also serves cake

Just by the entrance, you’ll see a huge arc of flowers lining at the upper edge. The interior is modern and themed at white. You can pick the outdoor seat or indoors. The indoor has the regular seating for dining, coffee couch style as well as the Japanese chabudai style. 

This place gains a lot of praise for their uniqueness. The cozy home feeling from the ambiance just drives the cortisol down. 

Cafe Tegather
No 5-1, Jalan KLJ 1-A Taman Kota Laksamana Jaya, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
+60 16-715 9806
Photo credit: tegather_mlk

12. The Stolen Cup


A humble Melaka cafe that endeavors to give one of Melaka’s Best Coffee, homemade French Viennoiseries, and French-Melbourne Brunch encounters.


The Stolen Cup is like those happy finds that you get to encounter as you’re strolling on the street of Melaka being sweaty and uncomfy. That’s where you get your refreshments and be on the go to continue your adventure. 

croquettes benedict served in the stolen cup melaka cafe

It is located on Jonker street. So, it makes a pretty good pitstop to recharge before continuing on visiting other places of interest. This also means that finding a parking spot is impossible. So, get on the ground and be touristy! 


If I must say, their pastries are the focus of this Melaka cafe. That’s just my personal opinion. They have a huge range of croissants to pick from. The cheese and ham croissant as well as the almond croissant makes me crave for more. These things literally sell like hotcakes. 


Fans of good bakes, quality coffee and excellent service will definitely find those boxes ticked in the Stolen Cup cafe Melaka. 


The Stolen Cup
12, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia 
+60 17-789 5205
Photo credit: thestolencup

13. Trois by Navy

trois by navy melaka cafe

One of my number one spots in Melaka. Comfortable climate, kind stuff and Astounding food! During our visit we’ve been here twice. There is likewise a decent Wireless connection, as a digital nomad I truly felt a debt of gratitude.

breakfast avocado egg and salmon

I love the climate here. It is extremely open. There’s open air seating also for your determination.

It is a charming little café, open just during the day, with a decent selection of espressos, and smoothies.

breakfast toast and others by trois by navy

Flavorful food from the primary course to the treat. We got the mushroom and pesto toast, egg and potatoes sandwich and pineapple mango smoothie bowl. We appreciated each chomp.

I likewise cherished my granola bowl. Rather than putting yogurt or granola, they fill the bowl with an organic product puree, which is an idea that is exceptionally shrewd and unique. I will surely attempt to do it back home. Their juices are awesome, a great blend.

latte and signature sandwiches

Concerning the parking, there’s hardly any parking close by. So you would most likely need to park very far away.

15. Gravy Baby Cafe

gravy baby malacca cafe

Awesome Melaka cafe, right on the waterway and I’ve never seen such a broad menu anyplace! From pies, pizza, steaks, Asian dishes, pasta, fish and, surprisingly, a dish dinner! They likewise have a gigantic beverages menu including good wine! It’s not cooled on the grounds that it’s outdoors yet there are bunches of fans and normally a waterway breeze.

steak and onion ring salad

Sitting by the Malacca Waterway, tasting on mocktails and devouring a warm veggie lover pie.

We cherished the chill feel – an exquisite cool waterway breeze with the stream journey boats cruising by.

apple juice at gravy baby melaka cafe

Our spot by the river was difficult to get – everybody needs to sit by the waterway! You’ll have to be patient to get this superb spot.

Preferable café over most nearby. Extraordinary assortment on the menu and the pies we ate was top class, yum. The servers were all in all too occupied and difficult to call, however food came somewhat speedy and as I say, delectable.

pizza and beans

Should attempt their pizza. The fish pie was exceptionally off-putting, just an extraordinary fish sweetheart would appreciate, even the prawns inside posed a flavor like fish!

NEW YORK Early lunch. Simply a typical informal breakfast feast with shockingly heavenly waffles, seared eggs, hash browns, ham, wieners and a half barbecued tomato.

FRENCH Plunge. A messy pulled meat sub presented with sauce. I’d be disturbed on the off chance that the sauce wasn’t great as their entire eatery is called GravyBaby! In any case, it was great eaten with the pulled meat sub!

IRISH Espresso. A wake me up call of my two most loved mixes… espresso and liquor!

They guarantee to have the best pies as I’m anticipating returning again to attempt.

14. The Old Mark Cafe

matcha pancake The Old Mark Cafe

The Old Mark Cafe in Melaka is a popular and highly recommended café that offers exceptional service. It stands out for its delectable soufflé pancakes, which are absolutely divine. The café has a nice ambience, although it can get a bit noisy and crowded due to its popularity. However, the crowd is unavoidable as people flock here for its delicious offerings. I will definitely be returning for more of those mouthwatering soufflés.

The menu at The Old Mark Cafe features a delightful combination of Western and Asian cuisine. However, its specialty lies in its delectable soufflés. These baked desserts are prepared using a rich batter, egg yolks, and whipped egg whites. They come in a variety of flavors, such as chocolate, vanilla, green tea, and tiramisu. Served with ice cream, honey, and whipped cream, these fluffy treats are simply irresistible.

strawberry pancake The Old Mark Cafe melaka

While the soufflé pancake at The Old Mark Cafe was slightly undercooked and had a soft, liquid-like texture, I highly recommend trying their lemon caramel crumble. It is a standout dish that delivers a burst of flavors. To ensure a more pleasant dining experience, it’s advisable to visit the café as soon as it opens or make a reservation, as it tends to fill up quickly. By doing so, you can avoid the disappointment of waiting for a table or being turned down due to the high demand.

souffle pancake from The Old Mark Cafe

During my visit to this Melaka cafe, I had the pleasure of enjoying both the big breakfast and the soufflé pancake, and I must say, they were both incredibly delicious. The highlight for me was the pancake, which was incredibly fluffy and packed with flavor. It was so satisfying that it could easily be enjoyed on its own without any additional accompaniments.

ice cream from The Old Mark Cafe in melaka

One important tip to note is that it’s best to arrive early or make a reservation at The Old Mark Cafe. Due to its popularity, it tends to get crowded quickly, and many people end up being turned away. I had to wait for about 30 minutes myself, as I was the third person on the waiting list. Therefore, to make the most of your dining experience, plan ahead to secure your spot at this exceptional café.

Website: https://www.instagram.com/theoldmark.cafe/ 

Address: 39, Jln KSB 11, Taman Kota Syahbandar, 75200 Melaka

16. Backlane Coffee

interior of Backlane Coffee melaka cafe

Located in the heart of Jonker Street, Backlane Coffee offers a tranquil haven amidst the bustling atmosphere. During my recent visit on a Monday lunchtime, I was greeted by an eclectic menu that combined Eastern and Western fusion dishes. The atmosphere of the Melaka cafe was delightful, providing a pleasant escape from the surrounding activity.

creamy duck pasta from Backlane Coffee in melaka street

One dish that stood out was the salted egg carbonara with smoked duck. It was a decadent combination, with perfectly cooked al dente pasta and a luscious onsen egg on top, creating a delightful carbonara effect. The flavors were exquisite and left me craving for more.

cheese and fries at Backlane Coffee melaka

Situated behind the merchandise store of Family Mart on Jonker Walk, Backlane Coffee provides a variety of food options that are not only tasty but also visually appealing. This Melaka cafe lovely decorations make it a perfect spot for Instagram-worthy photos. I particularly enjoyed their Shaksuka baked egg, although I must admit that the two slices of bread served with it were not enough to satisfy my appetite.

solid pizza from Backlane Coffee in melaka

The café itself is tastefully decorated, well-lit, and spacious, providing a comfortable environment to enjoy your meal. The food is served piping hot, beautifully presented, and seasoned to perfection. The coffee deserves special mention for its richness and creaminess, served in just the right portion size. If you’re concerned about parking, there’s an option to park alongside the primary school near Jonker Street and take a short stroll through a small alleyway to reach Backlane Coffee.

 highly recommend visiting Backlane Coffee for its delectable dishes, inviting atmosphere, and excellent coffee. It is truly a hidden gem worth discovering in the vibrant Jonker Street area.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Backlane-Coffee/574343952693116 

Address: 129, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka

17. Alley No.5

green tea from Alley No.5 melaka cafe

Nestled in a delightful neighborhood, Alley No.5 is a charming Melaka cafe with a pleasant atmosphere. Located in the center of town, near the river, it offers a serene and tranquil ambiance, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

During my visit, I had the pleasure of trying their lemon cheesecake and cappuccino, both of which were delightful. The flavors were on point, and the staff provided friendly and attentive service, enhancing the overall experience.

keylime pie from Alley No.5 in melaka

I was truly impressed by the owner’s dedication to quality. The pandan cheesecake was an absolute delight that left me wanting more. In fact, I returned twice to indulge in their smooth and creamy matcha. I highly recommend exploring their menu and trying their “Something” – a unique coffee concoction that pairs wonderfully with whisky. 

breakfast croissant at Alley No.5 cafe

Not only does Alley No.5 excel in their coffee offerings, but their omelette ham croissant also proved to be a tasty treat that satisfied my cravings.

The Melaka cafe’s peaceful environment, retro decor, and the clever use of a mirror menu added to the overall charm. It was a creative and smart touch that enhanced the experience. I’m definitely looking forward to visiting again.

red bean cake from Alley No.5 cafe melaka

One interesting aspect of the Melaka cafe is the presence of cats, which you’ll encounter upon entering. The soft music playing in the background creates a relaxing atmosphere, allowing you to unwind and enjoy your time.

While my visit was thoroughly enjoyable, it’s worth noting that finding parking can be a bit challenging in the area. So, I wish you good luck in securing a spot. Nevertheless, the experience at Alley No.5 is well worth the effort, and their lemon cheesecake is simply the best in town.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063756905020 

Address: 18, Lorong Jambatan, Kampung Pantai, 75200 Melaka

18. Eggxtra Cafe

interior of Eggxtra Cafe melaka

Eggxtra Cafe has gained popularity as a go-to spot for affordable and delicious meals. Their menu allows you to choose from 5 or 7 items for RM19 and RM17 respectively, making it a great value for money. If you’re looking for a healthy option packed with eggs and greens, this Melaka cafe is the place to go. 

For those staying around Double Tree Hilton or Imperio Residence in Malacca, Eggxtra Cafe is an excellent choice for breakfast. The Melaka cafe has a quaint yet cozy atmosphere, and their extensive menu offers a wide variety of tasty dishes. The servers are efficient and ensure a smooth dining experience.

messy ice cream dessert from Eggxtra Cafe

With a mixture of Asian and Western cuisine, Eggxtra Cafe is a fantastic spot for brunch. The cozy and charming decor adds to the overall ambiance, creating a pleasant dining environment. The food is reasonably priced, making it an attractive option for a satisfying meal.

fried noodle from Eggxtra Cafe

Considered a hidden gem for breakfast lovers, this Melaka cafe offers affordable and delicious food. Despite potential crowds during peak hours, the exceptional taste and reasonable prices make the wait worthwhile. The cafe has a hipster vibe and a pleasant Australian-like atmosphere, making it a great choice for outings with family and friends.

breakfast fruit bowl of Eggxtra Cafe in melaka

The menu at Eggxtra Cafe offers a variety of tasty and well-balanced dishes, suitable for different preferences. The coffee, in particular, stands out with its unique flavor that sets it apart from other places. Coffee lovers will appreciate the distinct taste and quality offered here.

salmon set from Eggxtra Cafe in melaka

If you’re looking to switch up your breakfast routine from the usual nasi lemak or roti canai, Eggxtra Cafe comes highly recommended. The inviting atmosphere and pleasant ambience add to the overall appeal. The service is prompt and efficient, ensuring a satisfying dining experience.

Website: http://www.eggxtracafe.com/ 

Address: 30, Jalan Melaka Raya 15, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka

19. Vintage Green Cafe @ The Daughter

vintage ambiance of Vintage Green Cafe The Daughter

As we strolled through town, we stumbled upon a hidden gem known as Vintage Green Cafe @ The Daughter. The moment we stepped inside, we were captivated by the vintage decoration and antique atmosphere. Every item in the store is up for sale, adding to the unique charm of the place.

The highlight of the Melaka cafe, for me, was the cozy and warm ambience. It provided a perfect setting for relaxation and enjoyment. We noticed that the menu options were limited, consisting of kaya toast, apple juice, and orange juice.

fried noodles and breakfast platter from Vintage Green Cafe The Daughter in melaka

The seller at the Melaka cafe was incredibly kind and friendly. It’s worth mentioning that everything in the store is available for purchase. We had the pleasure of trying their superb Chinese and Western cuisine. The coffee was excellent, and the fresh juice was delightful. I highly recommend ordering their Roti Kawin, as it was truly memorable. The service was excellent as well, further enhancing our pleasant experience. We will certainly be returning!

breakfast platter from vintage green cafe melaka

The combination of a charming cafe and vintage store created a unique atmosphere. The background music from the 1940s and the gentle whirring of vintage fans added to the nostalgic ambiance. The abundance of fascinating old books throughout the space transported us to a bygone era.

We visited the Melaka cafe for a relaxing afternoon coffee break and were amazed by the vintage interior and decor. It truly felt like stepping back into the 1960s or 1970s. We also appreciated the fact that everything in the shop was available for purchase, offering an opportunity to take home a piece of nostalgia.

ice cream pancake Vintage Green Cafe The Daughter

Surprisingly, the flat white we ordered was quite good. We also enjoyed traditional toast and instant noodles, which were simple yet satisfying. Overall, the experience was very pleasant, and we left with a sense of nostalgia and contentment.

While the hokkien mee was mediocre, the watanho dish exceeded our expectations. The hint of wokhey in the flavors was delightful. Additionally, the blend of onion chili and lime was a standout element deserving of recognition.

Website: http://thedaughter.business.site/ 

Address: 13, Jln. Bunga Raya, Kampung Jawa, 75200 Melaka

20. Sharing Plates

During our first visit to Sharing Plates, we were impressed by the delicious food and reasonable prices. We ordered the Crab Meat pasta, Carbonara pasta, and Sweet Potato Fries, which all exceeded our expectations in terms of taste and portion size. As for drinks, we opted for the complimentary plain water, but we noticed that the cake and coffee options looked quite tempting as well. The Melaka cafe offers both outdoor and indoor seating options, and the staff were friendly and provided quick service. Paid parking lots are conveniently available nearby. Overall, it’s a nice spot for hanging out.

ice cream pancakes from Sharing Plates melaka cafe

Upon arrival, we were able to find a seat right away in this Melaka cafe. We decided to try the banana pancake, but unfortunately, they were out of bananas and replaced them with strawberries. The pancake and lavender cake tasted average, and we were served drinking water alongside the meal. We found the Spaghetti Carbonara to be the standout dish, and the pandan pandan had a delightful crispy and soft texture. The lattes, including Rose, Ice, and Vanilla, were all excellent, whether you prefer a single or double shot.

The food at Sharing Plates is undeniably delicious, and sitting in the front area provides good ventilation. This Melaka cafe ambiance is surrounded by nature, whether you choose to sit indoors or outdoors. They offer a diverse menu with Asian-style rice bowls, Western-style brunch dishes, and a selection of popular desserts and drinks.

fried prawn noodle with arugula at Sharing Plates melaka

One highlight from their all-day menu is the Pandan Gula Melaka Pancake. These fluffy mini pancakes are infused with pandan leaf extract and filled with palm sugar in the center. Served on the side is a jam made of desiccated coconut and gula melaka, adding a delightful crunch when paired with a slice of pancake. The dish is completed with a topping of vanilla ice cream, providing a creamy and cooling finish.

duck pasta at Sharing Plates in melaka

Among their variety of smoothies, the Berries Blast stands out for its freshness and the tangy richness of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. The addition of apple juice adds a tartness that complements the three berries perfectly. Similarly refreshing is the Raspberry Mango smoothie, featuring a prominent tang from the mango and a pop of color from the raspberries. Both smoothies maintain a consistent flavor and texture, thanks to the minimal water composition. It would be interesting to see a variation that includes bite-sized berry pieces for a more dessert-like experience.

Sharing Plates offers a delightful dining experience with delicious food and refreshing beverages.

Website: http://www.facebook.com/sharingplatescafe 

Address: 143, Jalan Bendahara, 75100 Melaka

Which of these Melaka cafe have you visited? Let me know in the comments. 


Valerie, Malaysia Food Blogger

Valerie is a Malaysia blogger residing in the city of KL. She has a thirst for adventure, an aptitude for fashion & a selective taste for yummy food. Join her journey as she explores the world!

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