Top 7 Breakfast Places for the Locals in Melaka
Dubbed as the Historic State, Melaka is known for the various historical buildings that attract tourists from all over the world. Besides historical sites, this city also has delicious cuisines that reflect the diverse culture in the state. With so many restaurants available, it is rather difficult to guarantee that all eateries serve authentic and tasty Melaka cuisines. Hence, in today’s article, we list out the top 7 breakfast places that are recommended by Melaka residents. Let’s check it out!
Top 7 Breakfast Places in Melaka:
1. The Daily Fix
Located near the famous Jonker Street, The Daily Fix is a café that serves freshly brewed coffee drinks and cakes. With unpainted bricked walls and accessories like typewriters and old aerial TV, this café flaunts its vintage-themed interior designs. However, its interior decorations are not the only insta-worthy factor—wait until you see the food!
Besides having beautiful and creative platings, the cakes are incredibly delicious. We highly recommend the Expresso Pancake Stacks, which has soft and fluffy pancakes topped with vanilla ice cream and sprinkled with grounded walnuts. They make the best combination with the double shot espresso! If you’re a salted egg yolk lover, don’t miss out on the Salted Egg Pancake! You’ll definitely ask for more after your first bite. No Melaka cuisines taste more authentic than gula Melaka. Be sure to try out the Gula Melaka Latte recommended by the baristas!
Address: 55, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 11:30pm, Saturday – Sunday: 8:30am – 11:30pm
2. Pin Pin Hiong Restaurant
Drop by Pin Pin Hiong to have some home-style Melaka cuisines. Serving a variety of delicious home-cooked dishes, this place is very much favoured by the locals.
The most popular dish happens to be the Mee Sua, which has springy thin wheat noodles cooked in a rich and flavourful broth. This dish is so tasty that we reckon one bowl would not be enough! Different from the regular fried noodles that are usually dry, the fried noodles served in Pin Pin Hiong are soaked in a savoury, soy-based sauced. Be sure to give this dish a try!
Address: 786, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Operating Hours: 7:30 am – 2 pm (Closed on Sunday & Tuesday)
3. Lung Ann Refreshments
Being a traditional Chinese Kopitiam (coffee shop), this breakfast spot draws not only the tourists but also Melaka residents. This shop serves some classic breakfast dishes such as the kaya and butter toasts as well as half-boiled eggs. All of which goes well with a cup of coffee.
Lung Ann Refreshments is one of the very few breakfast places in Melaka that opens as early as 7 am. With limited seats and staffs, there will usually be a long queue outside the restaurant. Hence, do plan your trip well if you intend to have your breakfast here!
Address: 93/807, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 7 am – 4 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 11:30 am – 4 pm (Closed on Thursday)
4. Kedai Kopi Chung Wah
One of the most popular Melaka dishes is none other than chicken rice balls. Thus, be sure to visit Kedai Kopi Chung Wah for a plate of freshly-made chicken rice balls as your breakfast! The set of chicken rice balls consists of 5 rice balls, a plate of steamed chicken, and a home-made chilli sauce.
Chicken rice ball is the only dish they have on the menu, which contributes to the simple ordering process. While ordering your meal, state the number of rice balls and the size of chicken you need, and you’ll be served almost immediately. Having only one item on the menu has the chicken rice balls take the spotlight. You’ll know it’s good when there is always a long queue in front of the stall.
Address: 18, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Operating Hours: 7:30am – 3pm (Daily)
5. Low Yong Moh Restaurant
The interior designs of this restaurant flaunt strong touches of Chinese cultural influences—banquet tables, red plastic chairs, paper lanterns, and Chinese inscriptions painted on the walls. Locals and tourists crowd the place every morning for their fresh and steaming hot dim sum dishes.
With a wide variety of dim sum to choose from, it is more convenient to handpick your favourite dishes from the staffs, who walk around carrying bamboo trays full of dim sum dishes. Some of the signature dishes include Lava Custard Buns, Lor Mai Gai (glutinous rice with steamed chicken), and Tai Pau (big pau).
Address: 32, Jalan Tukang Emas, 75200 Melaka
Operating Hours: 6am – 1pm (Closed on Tuesday)
6. Limau-Limau Café
We believe that its acid green walls inspire the name of this cafe. Many find the ambience of this cafe relaxing—it has whimsical artworks and mismatched mirrors hanging on the walls, with some soft jazz music playing in the background. Besides having a relaxing environment, the decorations and furniture make the cafe one of the very few instagrammable breakfast spots!
Limau-Limau café is known for its reasonably priced Western-based dishes that form delicious yet healthy fares. That being said, this cafe serves pure and fresh fruits juices, milkshakes, coffee and lassi drinks. For sandwiches, we highly recommend the Toasted Ciabatta with Fresh Mango and Roasted Chicken Slices. Be prepared for a Ciabatta bread that is crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, sandwiching some sweet mango pieces and well-seasoned chicken slices!
Plan to have a healthy breakfast to kick start your day? This place is for you.
Address: 9, Jalan Hang Lekiu, 75200 Melaka
Operating Hours: 9 am – 4 pm (Closed on Wednesday & Thursday)
7. Kedai Kopi & Makanan Oriental Café
This small coffee shop has retained the traditional Kopitiam interior with its tiled flooring and half tiled walls. Here, the locals would recommend you to try the popiah and fishball noodles, otherwise known as Hee Kiaw Mee.
Hee Kiaw Mee can come in soup or soy-based sauce and with different types of noodles such as kuey teow, bee hoon, or yellow noodles. The fish balls are made fresh every day to ensure the flavour and springy textures. On the other hand, the popiah has a generous amount of fresh and seasoned vegetables. Both dishes make the best breakfast to kick start your trip.
Address: 71, Jalan Tengkera, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka
Operating Hours: 7:30am – 8pm (Closed on Monday & Tuesday)
There you have it, the top 7 breakfast places in Melaka that are loved by the locals. The next time you visit this beautiful historical city, remember to explore any of these places for a hearty and delicious breakfast. Having settled your breakfast places, are you searching for tea time spots in Melaka? Check out the most popular tea time cafes in Melaka!
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Article Written By Evans
Evans Hu is a foody at heart. He is always on the look out to explore best places to dine in Klang Valley. When he’s free, he often goes on a “culinary trip” out of Klang Valley with his friends and family.