Best Kopitiam in Melaka

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Ah... the "Kopitiam", the distinctly local-flavoured coffee shop, immediately conjures images of quaint, humble cafes primitively furnished, with foldable blue-ish hued tables and stackable red plastic chairs by the roadside, bringing nostalgic times to life as you step into quaint, charming Melaka which boasts over 700 years of rich culture, marvelous history and heritage.


Here, the old-school era of sipping home-made aromatic ground black coffee in dainty coffee cups whilst indulging oneself in a bowl of rare, unique Melakan laksa or the deliciously tangy and fiery Mee Siam is not bygone, but rather, a living piece of history. 


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    Located under a shady tree by the hustling roadside of Jalan Tengkera, 486 Baba Low offers a decent selection of the most authentic Baba Nyonya dishes, from the fragrant spicy Mee Siam, to the delectably thick and aromatic Nyonya Laksa, to the carefully-crafted and wonderful Pai Tee. Wash down your meal with the sweet delight of authentic Nyonya cendol. Though nowhere near a five-star restaurant, this is definitely expected of a kopitiam -- not to be missed if you want to experience dining simply like a Baba Nyonya local. 

    Tips

    Limited seating available - be there early in the morning!

    Things to expect

    A shabby roadside stall that serves delicious authentic Nyonya dishes.

    Best with

    Nyonya Laksa, Mee Siam, Pai Tee, Cendol

    Price

    RM2.70 to RM10.00

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    486 Baba Low @ Melaka View restaurant

    486 Jalan Tengkera, 75200, Alor Gajah, Melaka
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    0166468740

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:30AM—04:00PM
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    If you are feeling flushed and sweating from the sweltering weather amid the famous hustling and bustling Jonker street, give yourself a treat by stopping by this lovely old-fashioned museum-cum-cafe, and cool yourself down with a thirst-quenching bowl of Melaka's signature cendol. Although this is a touristy area, it is still worth attempting the cendol here at least once in your lifetime -- definitely a unique experience, as you soak in the nostalgic ambience, with memorabilia, uncommon antique pieces of furniture and collections of vintage bank notes of a bygone era hung on the walls. 
    Tips

    Bring a fan to cool yourself.

    Things to expect

    A queue.

    Best with

    Cendol

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM8.00

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    Jonker 88 View restaurant

    88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200, Melaka, Melaka
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    0193975665

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    09:30AM—06:00PM
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    Low Yong Moh Restaurant Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Favoured by locals for a satisfying and leisurely dim sum breakfast, we shall let you have the final verdict for yourselves if it lives up to Kuala Lumpur's best dim sum. But if you want a truly local dining experience and lifestyle, Melakans swear by this. Furthermore, for the price you pay, it is value for money and affordable. There is a wide selection of these dainty delectable items but they sell out fast. 
    Tips

    Be there early before the dim sum runs out!

    Things to expect

    A casual dim sum dining place popular among Melakan locals.

    Best with

    Dim Sum, Chinese tea

    Price

    RM1.50 to RM15.00

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    Low Yong Moh Restaurant View restaurant

    32, Jalan Tukang Emas, 75200 Melaka., 75200, Kampung Kling, Melaka
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    062821235

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    05:00AM—12:00PM
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    Long Hiang Coffee Shop Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This is the epitome of a typical Chinese kopitiam with background noises of hawkers shouting over orders -- it may not be everyone's cup of tea but it has the ambience of the traditional authentic kopitiam for the more old school. One cannot blame the atmosphere as it has been established since 1941. The fact that it has withstood the test of time speaks volumes. The selection of stalls is wide, and the nasi lemak is one of the more exceptional dishes. 

    Tips

    Be there early.

    Things to expect

    An authentic old-style local kopitiam with a wide selection of stalls.

    Best with

    Wanton noodles, Coffee

    Price

    RM1.60 to RM6.00

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    Long Hiang Coffee Shop View restaurant

    93, Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho, 75000 , Melaka
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    0136302113

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00AM—02:00PM
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    If you have a yearning for some authentic Nyonya laksa, why not head down to Bess Kopitiam to satisfy your stomach (and salivating mouth!). Awarded the best laksa by the Malaysian Tourism in 2010, this tangy piquant dish may be a tad sweet for certain tastebuds, but nevertheless, always delicious and fragrant. The ground peanut butter toast is worth a try as well. For those who are more acquainted with western cuisine, a western menu which includes spaghetti is served as well. 

    Tips

    Their Nyonya laksa was awarded the best laksa by the Malaysian Tourism in 2010.

    Things to expect

    A kopitiam with a slight Baba Nyonya feel.

    Best with

    Nyonya Laksa

    Price

    RM1.60 to RM10.00

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    Bess Kopitiam View restaurant

    No 378 – C, Taman Sin Hoe, Bukit Baru, 75150, Melaka
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    0176108055

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    07:30AM—03:00PM
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    With crunchy pork lard spilling out of the artfully wrapped Popiah skin, who could resist not trying? Dubbed by some as Melaka's best popiah, it is no wonder as the popiah is skillfully made with generous helpings of ingredients. The eatery also serves a simple selection of fried rice and noodle dishes, which is nice. A note: This is non-halal, so our fellow Muslim countrymen may have to scout elsewhere for their cravings of popiah. 

    Tips

    The popiah has been dubbed Melaka's best by some, but other dishes are slightly above average.

    Things to expect

    A typical Chinese kopitiam

    Best with

    Popiah

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM8.00

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    Ta Chong Kopitiam View restaurant

    49, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia, 75300, Melaka, Melaka
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    11:00AM—05:00PM
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    This is your typical local Kopitiam with a distinguishable Melakan twist of flavour. Choose from the enticing piquant Nyonya laksa, or the Southern-style wanton mee with chilli sauce. Alternatively, go for the inviting savoury Chicken rice balls. The Roti Bakar has been designated by some as one-of-a-kind, with a melt-in-the-mouth texture, soft as cake, whilst crispy and aromatically charred on the outside, with frozen salted butter and silky kaya (a local coconut egg jam).

    Tips

    Down your laksa with Chinese tea

    Things to expect

    A typical Chinese kopitiam

    Best with

    Nyonya laksa, roti bakar

    Price

    RM1.60 to RM6.00

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    Mei Sin Cafe View restaurant

    Jalan Bunga Raya, Pengkalan Rama, 75100, Malacca Town, Melaka
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    0126075568

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    08:00AM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    The epitome of exceptional local hawker food, combined with a dynamic, vivacious ambience, what else could you possibly ask for? Unsurprisingly, this famous place is thronged by locals and tourists alike. A stellar dish is the peppery and tastefully pungent Ikan Bakar, and you will witness almost every table ordering this. If fish is not to your fancy, worry not, as this place is highly sought-after for its marvelous myriad of local stalls, to cater to every taste. A must-try is their succulent satay, juicy roast chicken wings, as well as sizzling konlo mee -- their fragrance wafts through the open air for meters on end. 

    Tips

    Be there early

    Things to expect

    A lovely lively atmosphere. Wait to be seated.

    Best with

    Ikan Bakar Kari

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM25.00

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    Medan Selera Newton View restaurant

    1880, Jalan Parameswara, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia, 75000, Bandar Hilir, Melaka
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    0166081238

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    04:00PM—11:00PM
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    Located along Lorong Hang Jebat, this kopitiam features juicy tender bits of succulent pork satay. Aside from this star dish, expect a typical authentic Malaysian breakfast with roast black coffee and warm fluffy toasts with crunch at the edges, with slabs of kaya (a local coconut egg jam) and butter. 

    Tips

    Satay is available 1:00 p.m. onwards

    Things to expect

    Non-halal food, typical Chinese kopitiam fare

    Best with

    Pork Satay

    Price

    RM1.60 to RM15.00

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    Kedai Makanan dan Minuman Lung Ann View restaurant

    93/807, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200, Melaka, Melaka
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    0122582972

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