Imagine having a icy bowl of cendol under the hot sun to quench your thirst, how heavenly! If you get to enjoy a bowl of traditional, authentic cendol in a historical city, it’d be one of the best experiences! In today’s article, we will be listing the top 8 cendol places in Melaka for you, so the next time you’re there, you will know where to get these sweet treats.
Top 8 Cendol Places in Melaka:
1. Jonker 88
Located in Jonker Street, Jonker 88 serves all kinds of delicious Malaysian cuisines since 1977. Here, you’ll find mouth-watering laksa dishes and cendol. We highly recommend their Gula Melaka Cendol. It has a bowl of shaved ice soaked in coconut milk and topped with rice jelly and palm sugar.
If you’re a durian lover, their Durian Cendol is a must-try! However, do expect a long queue as locals and tourists alike would willingly wait just to have a taste of their food.
Address: 88 Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka, Melaka, 75200, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 9:30am – 6pm (Daily)
2. Aunty Koh Cendol
This cendol eatery has a rather rustic exterior: a roofed stall with nets around to set itself apart from the outside. An idiom best used to describe this little stall is “don’t judge a book by its cover”. They serve one of the best cendols you could ever find in Melaka. The cendol here is made fresh daily with thick coconut milk and pandan jelly.
The end result? A simple bowl of cendol with an unforgettable taste.
Address: 5113, Jalan Batang Tiga, Kampung Bukit Rambai, 75250 Bukit Rambai, Melaka
Operating Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am – 1:30pm
3. Cendol Jam Besar
Being one of the oldest cendol shops in Malaysia, Cendol Jam Besar has a small kiosk with a tiled roof to practise open-air dining concept.
Here, you get to taste the traditional cendol that has blended ice with gula Melaka, coconut milk, and pandan jelly. During the Durian seasons, they also serve Durian Cendol. So remember to try your luck whenever you visit this eatery.
Address: Bandar Hilir, 75200 Malacca
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 10am – 6:30pm ; Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 7pm
4. Raja Cendol Taming Sari
This shop is easily recognisable by its traditional Minangkabau style roofs with pointed edges, with a specious interior. If you’re a durian addict, this is the right place for you. Raja Cendol Taming Sari specializes on durian cendol, and is known to be the “king” of durian cendol.
Here, there is a wide selections of durians, such as D24 and Musang King, to add on to your cendol. Durian lovers, be sure to drop by!
Address: 272, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Operating Hour: 9:30am – 11pm (Daily)
5. The Kappan House
Located along Jalan Tunkang Besi, this restaurant has retained its aesthetical values with minimal renovations and touch ups. Its historical aura has attracted tourists from all over the world.
They altered the traditional cendol by adding some peanuts, corns, and sugar palm fruit, enhancing the taste of the traditional cendol dishes.
Address: 20, Jalan Tukang Besi, 75200 Melaka
Operating Hours: 11am – 8pm (Closed on Thursday)
6. Jeta Groves
Jeta Groves is a family-style restaurant that serves delicious Nyonya cuisines, including cendol. Get your hands on the Peranakan cendol here, and don’t be worry about its authenticity.
The cendol is made with shaved iced, topped with red beans, coconut milk, and gula Melaka. Like many other cendol stalls, durian cendol is served during the durian seasons so remember to try your luck!
Address: 115, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka
Operating Hours: 8am – 4pm (Closed on Monday & Tuesday)
7. Lao San Café
Lao San Café has a fusion of traditional and modern interior designs. This is the best place to be if you’re craving for some Nyonya dishes.
Here, they serve fresh and cooling cendol with thick coconut milk and gula Melaka. As you indulge in their delicious cendol, don’t forget to order some snacks off the menu!
Address: 82, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 5pm; Friday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm
8. Cendol Kampung Hulu @ Makan Avenue
Cendol Kampung Hulu is located in the Makan Avenue restaurant, with spacious interior and great ventilation. There are delicious traditional cendols which are made of shaved ice, gula Melaka, and coconut milk.
Otherwise, you can choose various toppings for your cendol, such as corn, sea coconut, and ice cream. With a little modern take on a traditional treat, Cendol Kampung Hulu would definitely satisfy your cendol craving.
Address: No 26, Jalan Kampung Hulu, Kampung Hulu, 75200 Melaka
Operating Hours: Sunday–Thursday:11am – 11:30pm; Friday:11am–12:30am; Saturday:11am–12am
There you have it, 8 cendol places in Melaka that would satisfy your cendol cravings. Besides cendol, there are still so many other delicacies in Melaka. Check out the best cafes in Melaka!