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Best Malacca breakfast places recommended by locals

Documenting the best local breakfast places in Malacca, Malaysia from my May 2022 trip.

This is a post that is long overdue but going with the saying of ‘better late than never’, here’s documenting some of the best local breakfast places in Malacca, Malaysia from my May 2022 trip (it’s been a 7 years’ hiatus). These breakfast places serve good and simple food, recommended by locals whom we chatted with. 

The food was affordable, delicious and probably as insta-worthy as the hipster cafes (if you have an eye for these things). 🙂 These eateries are located outside of the old town, so you won’t have to jostle with other tourists. Here goes:

Roti Canai Faizal 

Roti prata and fish curry at Roti Canai Faizal along Jalan Limbongan

Address: 3123C, Jalan Limbongan, 75250 Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: 7am to 12pm Daily

Located along Jalan Limbongan, which is approximately 10 minutes+ drive from the city centre, this stretch of road has a number of eateries that are lauded by locals. On one side, we have Roti Canai Faizal that serves fluffy roti prata (Indian style flatbread) with a curry of your choice. 

Being a prata lover, I’m quite particular about my prata and this one didn’t disappoint, especially with their curry, which was spicy enough but not the tongue numbing kind. Roti Canai Faizal is actually popular for their various choices of delicious curry; i.e. mutton, fish, chicken, etc. 

We ordered prata with fish curry. The fish was very fresh! You can choose the type/cut of fish you want. The teh tarik (milk tea) was great too! If you are not a fan of sweet beverages, remember to tell the owner to make it less sweet.

Kedai Kopi Kheng Huan Hin

Address: 1183, Jalan Limbongan, Kampung Limbongan, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: Daily 6am to 1pm (Except for Sunday: 6am to 12.30pm)

You may be wondering what’s the big deal with toast and eggs… but the simplest thing is sometimes the most difficult. At Kedai Kopi Kheng Huan Hin, they serve the best kaya and butter toasts with half-boiled eggs that I’ve ever tried! I’m not being dramatic!

Their kaya had a distinct gula melaka (palm sugar) flavour and it was not overly sweet. Coupled with delicious melting butter between the crispy and fluffy toast… I was in food heaven and had to order another set (we polished it off in no time).

At this coffee shop, one can also get the usual breakfast items such as fried bee hoon (thin vermicelli noodles), nasi lemak (savoury coconut rice with delicious sambal chilli and anchovies), handmade pan mee in dark sauce, etc. 

Kedai Minuman Siang Chiang

Address: 59, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: 7am to 2.30pm Daily

Kedai Minuman Siang Chiang seems to be an open secret amongst the Malaysians as there was a constant long queue when we were there. Located just a 10 minutes walk from the popular Jonker Street, perhaps its accessibility is one of the reasons for its popularity. 

In terms of food offering, they have creamy laksa (rice noodle in a rich spicy broth), kaya and butter toasts (though the one at Limbongan is better), Yong Tau Foo (tofu dishes with ground meat), traditional kuehs (snacks) and coffee to die for. Their coffee was so good that we bought the traditional Hainan kopi for takeaways for our bus journey back to Singapore and that was so delicious!

Nonya Secrets

Address: 60 Jalan Munshi Abdullah 75100 Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia
Operating hours: 9.30am to 4pm Daily

Just across the road from Kedai Minuman Siang Chiang sits Nonya Secrets, which serves Peranakan dishes and desserts. Apparently, this shop belongs to the daughter-in-law of the owner of Kedai Minuman Siang Chiang. That explains why some of the Nonya Secrets kuehs were sold in the coffee shop. We were recommended to go across the road to check out the greater variety.

We didn’t have the stomach space or time for 2 rounds of breakfast, but we bought some snacks for takeaway and it was super good! Also, the shop displayed some nostalgic items and games, including tikam tikam (a game of chance) and we had a go at it. To my delight, I even won money! I reckon this would be a great visit for families to visit. 🙂

Hock Kee Confectionery

Address: 270, Jalan Melaka Raya 3, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: 9.30am to 6.30pm

Disclaimer: This was not recommended by locals; we stumbled upon it and the quality of the traditional snacks and drinks was very good, hence I’m sharing this with you. 

Located a couple of streets from Hatten Hotel (which is one of the coach drop-off points), this traditional pastry shop sell chinese pastries such as crispy char siew pastry puff (char siew sou), egg tarts, heong peah, wife’s biscuits, peanut/chocolate waffles etc. 

Their soya bean milk was so good that we actually went back the following day to get more. While they don’t have a sitting area, you can buy and eat on-thego or back to your hotel or even pack as food souvenirs (for those heading back to Singapore). 

– To be continued- 

Upon the easing of border restrictions in May 2022, my friend and I took the 707 coach from Singapore to Malacca directly. This Malaysian city is more charming than usual, and it definitely warrants a visit beyond the old town. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment.  

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