Time Out Malaysia Eating and Drinking Guide - - MALACCA & SURROUNDS -

NEW Bikini Top­pings

46 Lorong Hang Je­bat, Malacca (012 316 6426).

Adore the re­fresh­ing taste of co­conut? This is the place for you, par­tic­u­larly after a swel­ter­ing af­ter­noon of sight­see­ing. This co­conut dessert bar of­fers a range of shakes, jel­lies and desserts. You can mix co­conut wa­ter and co­conut flesh with your choice of ice cream flavour to cre­ate a tasty drink suit­able to your tastes. There are a num­ber of flavours to choose from, but we love the sim­ple, clas­sic vanilla. Child friendly. Mon–Thu, 10am–6pm; Fri–Sat, 10am–7pm; Sun, 9am–6pm. $

NEW Halia Inc 1 Jalan Merdeka, Malacca (06 284 1011).

This place is some­times called the Malac­can Pub­lika, and for good rea­son: The airy in­door and out­door seat­ing ar­eas in this for­mer cus­toms ware­house were in­spired by the best in Mel­bourne café-es­que de­sign. Add to that the fact that Halia Inc not only presents a sump­tu­ous menu of Western and Asian favourites like eggs floren­tine, pizza and Ny­onya laksa, but also sup­ports lo­cal mu­si­cians and artists. KL-ites will recog­nise the Forty Licks ice-cream and RAW cof­fee. Ha­lal. Mon–Fri, 7am–11pm; Sat, 7am–12.30am; Sun, 7am–10pm. $$

Li­mau-Li­mau Café 4 Jalan Hang Lekiu, Malacca (012 698 4917).

Li­mau means lime in Malay, which might ex­plain the acid green walls of this café along Jonker Street. The in­te­rior is a kooky, kitschy won­der­land of whim­si­cal art pieces, quaint bric-abrac and dark-coloured ceram­ics. Try the fan­tas­ti­cally fruity blended drinks (100 per­cent fruit), sand­wiches and pan­cakes. Popular dishes in­clude the roasted chicken and mango cia­batta and the durian milk­shake. It’s best to come at night, when the quirky chan­de­liers are all lit. Pork-free. Child friendly. Thu–Tue, 9am–6pm. $

NEW Mods Café 14 Jalan Tukang Emas, Malacca (012 756 4441).

When you first come across this café, you’ll prob­a­bly think it’s closed. But see that gap in those heavy slid­ing se­cu­rity doors? That means Mods is open for business. Pop inside and check out the un­usual set up. Your cof­fee will be made inside a colour­ful con­verted VW Combi Van, a mo­bile cof­fee bar that is li­censed to go on the road when Mods does a cater­ing job out­side. The café serves a vary­ing menu of blends and sin­gle-ori­gin cof­fee, all freshly roasted and ground on-site. They also make their own cakes and the tiramisu is re­ceiv­ing great reviews for its rich rum flavour.

Thu–Tues, 10am–6pm. $

Nadeje Patis­serie G-23, 25 & 27, Jalan PM 4, Plaza Mahkota (06 283 8750); G-23B, EG 4 & EG 5, ground floor, Mahkota Pa­rade (06 284 3469); G-01, Ban­gu­nan Jaya 99, Block A, Jalan Tun Sri Lanang (06 227 7750/nadeje.

Avail­able in a be­wil­der­ing va­ri­ety of flavours, this creamy treat is a favourite of many lo­cals and tourists in Malacca. It’s freshly hand­made from qual­ity in­gre­di­ents, and flavours in­clude orig­i­nal, green tea, ba­nana choco­late, mango yo­ghurt and many more. Ig­nore the bizarre decor of the café; sit back and let the creami­ness en­velop you.

Daily, 11am–10pm.

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