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8 Instagram-worthy cafes in Melaka for good coffee and retro vibes

In the mood to explore Melaka’s finest Instagram-worthy cafes? Bookmark this guide and head to these established cafes on your next visit.

Craving for good coffee? You’re lucky because our curated guide includes these well-known spots in Melaka that offer delicious brews and a relaxing ambience. Apart from that, these cafes provide a humble blast from the past thanks to the retro-style interior and buildings.

For a flavorful feast filled with Malaysian comfort favourites, head to Sayyid Antique & Cafe. Enter the ‘70s vibe at Mods Cafe as you order your cuppa from their signature minivan. If you’re in the mood for mouth-watering Western meals accompanied by sweet treats, Heesan Kopi and The Upper should be on top of your list.

The best Instagram-worthy cafes in Melaka to visit right now:

Locahouz (non-halal)

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Kicking off our list of Instagram-worthy cafes in Melaka is none other than Locahouz. Located on Jalan Bukit Cina and ten minutes away from Jonker Walk, the cafe offers a retro-style ambience amidst the serene lush greenery. As you enter, you will notice that the space is beautifully decorated with rattan furniture, art pieces and potted plants. For that ideal Instagram-worthy shot, opt to dine in the alfresco area by the stairs. The menu offers hearty mains and breakfast meals. Highlights include the signature pumpkin bao and the ciabatta pork belly.

Address: 8, Jalan Bukit Cina, Kampung Bukit China, 75100 Melaka

Operating hours: 10 AM to 5 PM (closed on Wednesday)

Sayyid Antique & Cafe

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Travel back in time by visiting Sayyid Antique & Cafe. The eatery serves Malaysian favourites such as Melaka Nyonya laksa, steamed nasi lemak, soto, lontong and the classic roti bakar (toast) and half-boiled egg set. Highlights include the Melaka Nyonya laksa and steamed nasi lemak. To avoid the long wait, be sure to arrive early to enjoy the cosy ambience and priceless collectable interior. You will notice unique antiques, from vintage posters and magazines to old grandfather clocks.

Address: 74, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka

Operating hours: 8 AM to 2PM (Wednesday to Monday)

The Upper Cafe

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A day of exploring calls for a quick break – drop by The Upper. The cafe is perfect for unwinding over a delectable meal, thanks to the cosy ambience with vintage touches. Besides coffee and desserts, the menu comprises western dishes such as pasta, pizza and small bites. 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

Operating hours: 12 PM to 10 PM (daily)

Heesan Kopi

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Located in the heart of Melaka, Heesan Kopi is an excellent destination to kickstart your day. Step inside and be mesmerised by the old-school kopitiam vibes. Besides the unique decor curation, the murals and framed posters are beautifully decorated for that perfect Instagram-worthy shot. The extensive menu features western-meets-Nyonya cuisine such as breakfast dishes, Malaysian comfort favourites and more. Coffee lovers, try the iced gula Melaka latte, which comes with a heavenly scoop of ice cream.

Address: 100, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka

Operating hours: 10 AM to 6 PM (daily)

Mods Cafe

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Coffee lovers, consider adding Mods Cafe to your list. Praised for its homey ’70s interior, you can find quirky touches from the vintage minivan to the homeware and contrasting tones. The menu offers tasty coffee made with speciality espresso beans for a smooth yet fragrant roast. A favourite among many coffee enthusiasts is their filter brew and milk-based drinks. Order a slice of their homemade cakes with your coffee; you won’t regret it.

Address: 14, Jalan Tukang Emas, 75200 Melaka

Operating hours: 10 AM to 4.30 PM (weekdays) and 10 AM to 6 PM (saturdays and sundays)

Kin by The Daily Fix

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Fancy for fusion delicacies? Then head on over to Kin by The Daily Fix. Here, you’ll find in-house made ravioli, rice bowls, pasta, and brunch offerings that are influenced by Eastern flavours. Specialty dishes include Tempe Bolognese (a must-try for ardent vegans), Asian Honey Soy Chicken bagel, and Truffle Mushroom Ravioli.

Address: Jaya, 1, Jln KLJ 9, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Operating hours: 11.30 AM – 9 PM (closed on Tuesdays)

Calanthe Art Café

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Satisfy your caffeine cravings at Calanthe Art Café, which offers coffee from all 13 states of Malaysia. The quaint eatery is also a lovely, Insta-worthy space with its lush hanging vines and colourful paintings lining its concrete walls.

Be sure to try its Malacca coffee, a delicious brew comprising coffee beans, sugar, salt and margarine. If you’re hungry, the cafe also serves up a mean curry laksa, along with local favourites such as turmeric-tinged nasi lemak.

Address: 11, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75250 Melaka, Malaysia

Operating hours: 10 AM – 9 PM (Friday – Wednesday)

The Daily Fix

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This cafe is no stranger to the dining scene. Adding to the list of best cafes in Melaka is one of our favourite Instagram-worthy cafés on Malacca’s Jonker Street, The Daily Fix. This Australian-style eatery occupies the back of a heritage shophouse and is famed for its soft and fluffy pancakes, which come in local flavours such as durian and pandan.

Address: 55, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Operating hours: 9.45 AM – 5.30 PM (Mon-Fri) | 8.45 AM -5.30 PM (Sat-Sun)


Hero & featured image credit: Unsplash/Tanya Pro. Additional text by Prestige Online Malaysia.

8 Instagram-worthy cafes in Melaka for good coffee and retro vibes

Amalina Anuar

Senior Writer

Amalina seeks joy in writing the ins and outs of the fashion, dining and beauty world. When she’s not stalking for her next handbag purchase, you can find her binge-watching the latest tv series, testing out beauty products or singing her heart out at concerts. As a part-time spin instructor, she uses music as a quick escape, which explains why she’s always bopping her head to a good tune, no matter where she is. Amalina is a fashion journalism graduate from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco and has always loved exploring big cities.

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