Top 7 Kopitiam to Eat like a Local in Melaka
Looking to kick back and relax at a kopitiam spot in Melaka? This read is for you. Melaka is known to be one of the most famous tourist attraction in Malaysia. Not only is it famous among foreigners, but also among our fellow Malaysians too. It is no doubt that Melaka has many different interesting places to visit, hence why many would often choose Melaka for their trips.
But before you kick start your day in Melaka, make sure you eat your breakfast. You know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Now the real question is, where should you go? Fret not! Here we have compiled a list of kopitiam in Melaka you can go to for breakfast, especially for those who would like to experience eating like a local.
1. BESS Kopitiam
Located at Bukit Baru, this kopitiam is famous in Melaka mainly for its award winning Nyonya Laksa. This kopitiam has been awarded by the Ministry of Tourism in 2010 for the best laksa outlet. No wonder it’s called the BESS! Get it, get it?
The Nyonya Laksa has a rich and savoury taste of soup base and is topped with fried bean curd skin, bean sprouts, tofu puff, hard-boiled egg, cockles, shredded cucumber, kesum and sambal. It is said that the owner takes up 6-8 hours to prepare the sambal itself. Besides being famous for its Nyonya Laksa, this kopitiam also serves mee siam, mee goring, nasi lemak and a variety of toasts too. If you would like to know more about this kopitiam, you can visit their blog here.
Address: 378 C, Jalan Medan Pasar, Taman Sin Hoe, 75150 Melaka
Operating hours: 7:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. (Closed on Thursday)
2. Restoran Toast ‘n’ Toast
Restoran Toast ‘n’ Toast, which has a modernised look of a kopitiam is also one of the famous spots in Melaka to have your breakfast. Just by the name of it, they serve large varieties of toasts, with different choices of fillings. I mean, nothing ever goes wrong when having toasts for breakfasts, right?
This kopitiam also serves half-boiled eggs and hot coffee if you would like to go back to the basics.
Known to be a famous breakfast spot in Melaka, you would want to think of coming early because it is often packed with people and it would be difficult to find for a place to sit. We promise you that will not regret waking up early for it!
You can also visit their Facebook page for more information.
Address: 513, Jalan Melaka Raya 12, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000, Melaka.
Operating hours: 9a.m. – 6p.m. (Daily)
3. Roti Canai Kayu Arang
Do you feel like having roti canai for breakfast instead? Here at Roti Canai Kayu Arang, just by the name itself, they use charcoals to heat up the griddles when cooking the roti canai. Although the owner mentioned that this method has been around for decades, but let’s admit, it is rare to find places which use this method in today’s era.
Roti Canai Kayu Arang went viral on social media for its unique Roti Canai Nachos which made everyone curious of how it would taste like. That was when they gained popularity which made it a popular eating spot in Melaka now.
Besides serving different types of roti canai, they also serve curry noodles, lontong, otak-otak, soto, satay, traditional kuih and nasi lemak kukus.
Address: Lot 459, Kampung Bakar Batu Mukim, Bachang, Melaka
Operating hours: 7a.m. – 12p.m., 8p.m. – 11:45p.m. (Monday to Friday)
7a.m. – 12p.m. (Sunday)
4. Low Yong Moh Restaurant
Situated along Jalan Tukang Emas, Low Yong Moh Restaurant is always busy with customers, and it is rarely empty. It is actually Melaka’s first and oldest dim sum place. Although mostly famous for their delicious dim sum, they are also famous for their ‘tai pau’ which means big pau.
These different varieties of big pau have attracted the attention of tourists and even locals. The best part is, this place opens as early as 6a.m.!
Address: 32, Jalan Tukang Emas, 75200 Melaka
Operating hours: 6a.m. – 1p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
5. Kedai Kopi Chung Wah
If you are in Melaka, it is a must for you to try local speciality which is the chicken rice balls. It is simply one of Melaka’s most celebrated food, and your trip would not be complete without trying it out. Kedai Kopi Chung Wah would be the right place to try it out as this place is popular for their chicken rice balls.
Customers will be served with a plate of steamed chicken rice, chicken rice balls and chilli sauce. The juicy chicken together with the sticky chicken rice balls are simply the best combination! It will definitely leave you wanting for more.
Address: 18, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200, Melaka
Operating hours: 7:30a.m. – 3p.m. (Daily)
6. Lung Ann Refreshment Kopitiam
Situated along Lorong Hang Jebat, Lung Ann Refreshment Kopitiam is one of the oldest kopitiam in Melaka. It is no doubt that this is also one of the most popular breakfast spot in Melaka. Here, you can order the traditional Hainanese breakfast such as half-boiled egg, toast and hot coffee.
The meal offered might be simple, but it will definitely make you leave with a happy tummy! Not to mention it will also give you a sense of nostalgia and bring back many of your childhood memories.
Address: 93/807, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
7a.m. – 4p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday)
11:30a.m. – 4p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
*Closed on Thursday.
7. Oriental Café
If you feel like eating noodles in Melaka, we would suggest you trying out this place. Located along Jalan Tengkera in the Taman Kota Laksamana area is a small, old coffee shop famous for their fish cake noodles or also known as Hee Kiaw Mee.
You can choose whether you want the noodles to be the classic yellow noodles, kuey teow or rice noodles. The best part is that the fish cakes are made fresh in house, so you do not have to worry about the taste being bad.
Address: 71, Jalan Tengkera, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka
Operating hours: 7:30a.m. – 8p.m. (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)
And there you have it folks! The top 7 kopitiam in Melaka where you can experience eating like a local. While you’re in town, be sure to check out our exclusive read of the Top 5 Recommended Melaka Food by Locals!
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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.