Jonker Street Restaurants & Dining
Where and What to Eat in Jonker Street
It goes without saying that the best thing to do while you’re strolling through the Jonker Street Night Market is to try the food. The tastiest fare here happens to be the fried egg ice cream – a sweet bread-pastry stuffed with chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream and fried in hot oil. Deliciously yummy, this dessert will have you going back for more and more. Also don’t forget to try the deliciously fresh assorted fish balls and the radish cake that brims with succulent flavours.
More Restaurants in Jonker Street
Forget Starbucks and Coffee Bean. While you are in Malacca a visit to Calanthe Art Café is a necessity. Featuring more than 13 different smooth coffee flavours and a menu that includes local favourites and Western snacks, this artsy café – located along Jalan Hang Kasturi – is also home to a delicious house specialty laksa. Read More...
- Address: No 11 Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75200.
- Tel: (606) 2922 960
Situated within the Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum, this high-ceilinged Peranakan café features a Nyonya menu. Specialties include Nyonya laksa, otak-otak and pai tee. Décor consists of a hotchpotch of Southeast Asian ornamental objects.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
- Address: 52 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
- Tel: (606) 286 0150
Eleven Bistro & Restaurant
Eleven serves up traditional Malaccan-Portuguese fare in a cool, warmly lit dining venue. The menu is extensive and the food here is appetizing, albeit a little spicy. If you’re feeling adventurous try the sambal crabs and special curry dable chicken.
- Opening Hours: 10:30 – 11:45
- Address: No. 9 – 11, Jalan Hang Lekir, 75200.
- Tel: (606) 282 0011
Geographer Café is an award-winning, corner lot pub with lots of flair for a Malaccan nightlife joint. Plenty of greenery, a trendy bar that dominates the interior, high tables and chairs and a clientele of both backpackers and locals, makes this place super popular. Read More...
- Address: No. 83, Jalan Hang Jebat
- Tel: +606 281 6813
Situated idyllically by the Malacca River, Hard Rock Café Malacca has a similar layout (outdoor and indoor seating areas, a bar, and a live stage) to the rest of the chain’s outlets worldwide, with a Straits Malacca-inspired patterned floor for a distinctively Malaccan flavour to the decor.
With portions large enough to share, food at Hard Rock Cafe Malacca is certainly meant for big parties, or for those with large appetites. Either way, its usual Tex-Mex menu consists of well-known items such as sandwiches, ‘Smokes’ (barbecued chicken and beef ribs) and Legendary burgers, with an addition of Malaysian favourites such as the ‘Percik’ burger (juicy burger patty with a paste of Malaysian spices), the seafood char kuey teow and asam pedas fish. A separate kids’ menu is also available for the young ones, and its dessert options are to die for: laden with premium ice cream Haagen Dazs, they will certainly top off a great dining experience. Read More...
- Opening Hours:
Sunday to Thursday 11:30 – 01:00;
Friday, Saturday and eve of public holiday 11:30 – 02:00 (kitchen closes at 22:30)
- Address: 28, Lorong Hang Jebat, Malacca
- Tel: +606 292 5188
Harper’s Café is one of Malacca’s best known restobars. Serving up an excellent (though limited) menu of Malay-European fusion fare, its focus is on its seafood selections. Elegant and breezy, the upstairs bar/lounge commands excellent views of the Malacca River. The restaurant’s service can be slow but it is one of the few places in Malacca reminiscent of the airy cafes so common in KL. The café has a very laid back, New Orleans’ vibe with simple décor: dark wood floors, cosy chairs, tables set right beside large French windows almost touching the river, with decorative ceiling fans and chandeliers. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Lunch and dinner
- Address: No. 2 & 4, Lorong Hang Jebat
- Tel: +606 282 8800
Serving up the local speciality of chicken rice balls you’ll need to arrive early at Kedai Kopi Chung Wah or you’ll be waiting a long time for a table. The restaurant’s wooden floors and warm décor as well as cooling ceiling fans seem to further bring out the exotic flavours. Read More...
- Location: Just across the bridge in front of the Dutch Square (Stadhuys, Christ Church), opposite OCBC Bank
- Address: 28-30 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Off Malacca City, 75200 Melaka.
- Tel: +606 286 0121
Limau-Limau Café is a surprising find in Malacca. Though the place has received rave reviews it has managed to fly under the radar, with most people stumbling upon the place on their Jonker Walk explorations. A kooky bistro with a definite upmarket ambiance, it is set opposite Kampung Kling Mosque. The breezy bistro has blindingly-bright acid green walls – (limau means lime in Malay). Soft jazz music and ice cold pints make it a favourite spot to while the afternoon away: in fact a lot of its customers seem reluctant to leave when their food and drinks are finished. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:30 - 18:30 Monday - Thursday; 09:30 - 21:00 Friday & Sunday; 09:30 - 23:00 Saturday
- Address: No. 9, Jalan Hang Lekiu
- Tel: +6012 698 4917
Nancy's Kitchen has long been the number one place to go for good Nyonya food in Jonker Walk, and it isn’t hard to see why. Its atmosphere isn’t at all pretentious - it's like stepping into a friendly neighbour's dining room for some delicious food, and dishes come piping hot from the kitchen.
- Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:30
- Address: Jalan Hang Lekir, off Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
- Tel: +606 283 6099
Orang Belanda Cafe
Orang Belanda Cafe, located in Jonker Street, is a colourful and trendy establishment that serves aromatic coffee drinks and a healthy mix of Dutch, French and Swedish cuisine. The cafe’s interior is an eclectic mix of rustic and contemporary decor with exposed wooden ceilings and filament light bulbs complementing the black and white portraits adorning the deep purple walls. For a truly savoury gastronomic experience, we recommend the seafood pancake with slices of cheese, big prawns, crab sticks, squid and chicken with a steaming cup of Orang Belanda spicy chocolate with whipped cream. Orang Belanda Cafe offers a cool and cosy environment for social hangouts or a quick stop to rejuvenate after exploring Jonker Street.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 17:00
- Address: 32, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Malacca
- Tel: +606 284 2184
Rainforest Coffee Bean
Rainforest Coffee Bean is a cafe-cum-antique shop that offers delicious pastries and coffee made with freshly roasted Arabica beans. The cafe’s eclectic mix of urban coffee machines and Peranakan antique furnishings make it hard for passers-by to resist dropping by for a quick pick-me-up in the early morning. The outdoor dining section is perfect for unwinding with a view of the ever bustling Jonker Street while the cosy indoor seating allows guests to browse through countless Chinese and Peranakan antiques that can be purchased as well. Complementing a good freshly brewed cappuccino is Rainforest Coffee Bean’s wide array of desserts such as macaroons, chocolate meringue cookies, and cheesecakes. The cafe also serves breakfast sets and non-coffee drinks.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 19:00
- Address: 36, Jalan Hang Jebat, Malacca
- Tel: +606 284 0128
The Baboon House is a quaint cafe in Malacca that impresses thanks to its authentic gourmet burgers, freshly ground coffee and laidback atmosphere. With a tranquil open-air courtyard, spacious seating arrangements and eclectic furnishings, this place certainly isn’t short on personality. Situated in Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, the peaceful and cosy environment of The Baboon House is in pleasant contrast to the busy lanes of Jonker Street outside.
This unique cafe-cum-art gallery offers a welcome rest bite from the day’s heat – particularly if you’ve been trudging through the narrow and crowded alleyways of the surrounding area all day. Whilst waiting to be served, there a few serene spots to sit back, unwind and enjoy a quiet moment by reading a book, browsing a magazine or inspecting the various crafts decorating the walls. This eatery is also pet-friendly with the owner’s adorable dog and cat both wandering about and (occasionally) greeting guests at the entrance. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Friday 10:00 – 17:00, Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 19:00
- Address: 89, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
- Tel: +606 283 1635
To Be Korean Café & Restaurant
A conventional Korean pork barbecue as well as a long list of other specialties can be enjoyed here. Dine with your feet in or out of the water and get the dead skin nibbled off your feet by little fish – as the tables are placed over a pond. There’s also a selection of ‘Korean healthy teas’ that purportedly cure a host of ailments.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 17:30 Sunday – Thursday; 11:00 – 10:00 Friday & Saturday
- Address: 58, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75000.
- Tel: (606) 286 4317 or (6016) 635 6301
The Daily Fix Cafe
The Daily Fix Cafe is a coffee shop hidden inside the Gift Shop souvenir outlet in Jonker Street. Decorated with Chinese antiques and Peranakan-themed knick-knacks, the cafe also has an open air courtyard in the middle that allows plenty of natural light and breeze. The Daily Fix Cafe serves a wide array of hot and cold beverages, pastries, pancakes, and even French toast. For a distinctive Malaccan flavour, we recommend its signature three-layer tea, a fragrant and sweet thirst quencher served with gula Melaka (coconut palm sugar). The Daily Fix Cafe is a definite must-visit for its relaxed vibe and delicious pastries and aromatic coffee.
- Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 – 17:30
- Address: 55, Jalan Hang Jebat, Malacca
- Tel: +606 283 4858