Traveling is one of the best things anyone can do to relax, find comfort, and enjoy cultures and traditions in places we have just read in books. Right now, the trend is not just focused on finding a place with adrenaline-pumping activities; it seems travellers are also on the lookout for the perfect picturesque destinations, best food finds, and the most instagrammable backdrops.
Included in this craze is finding the best coffee shop fit for good family holidays or lone travel escapades. Who does not want a good cup of joe, right? Well, at Melaka, Malaysia you are not only enjoying the best cuppa, but also the beautiful surroundings. Melaka is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it is one of the places that has successfully mixed history and culture with contemporary luxuries. In almost every corner, you will see its history mingling with modernity in architecture, food, and more.
Here, we will list the best cafes you should visit in Melaka…
There is a fun history behind Mods Cafe. The owners used to drive around a 1978 VW Kombi Campervan around Melaka to serve coffee. But because of logistics issues and other certain complications, they needed to find a place to settle down. Now it is located in Temple Street, but the van remains the centerpiece in their hole-in-the-wall cafe where it serves as a bar where the coffee is made.
The Daily Fix
This is a total “keep your eyes peeled” place because it is a bit hard-to-find. The cafe sits right behind a souvenir shop, but finding it is totally worth the effort. The Daily Fix serves unique cakes like the special Durian cake. The place is also decorated with old timey furniture and colourful designs which gives it a complete and unique personality.
Calanthe Art Cafe
Calanthe Art Cafe is also known as the 13 states’ cafe because it is the only place in Melaka that combines the best of java in all 13 states of Malaysia. It is also popular because of the unique vibe it gives off. The cafe is decorated with rustic and creative designs that makes it the perfect laid-back destination.
A cafe that can be literally found at the back lane street of Jonker and Hereen, Backlane Coffee is another one of Melaka’s hidden gems. To make their coffees perfectly milky and smooth, they use Columbia, Sumatra, and Java beans and it makes it taste heavenly.
Locahouz cafe is one of those places you will appreciate because of its personal touch. The walls are filled with memorabilia from the lives of the owners. And they do not just offer good tasting coffee and treats, but a very cozy and chill vibe that harkens a memory of your own home. They serve local and international dishes plated as if they have come from a painting.
This place has become popular among foodies mainly because of their Mille Crepe. Mille means a thousand in French, and that should give you an idea about what Mille Crepe is. Stacks of crepes forming one delicious cake. Their flavours include Double Chocolate, Green Tea, Cafe Mocha, Tiramisu, Strawberry, and more.
These are some of the most beautiful cafes in Melaka that will make your visit in this historic city all the more special. Walking through the streets of Melaka for a “java crawl” allows you to be transported and see the city as if you were there centuries ago. As you sip that hot cup of goodness, imagine yourself as one of those merchants from long ago who has just docked in Melaka and kind of get a feel of what life was like here during its trading days.