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Geographer Cafe

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Bar, Asian, Vegetarian, Malaysian
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83, Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
+60-6-2816813
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Today
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups

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  • 118
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    Very good
  • 112
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  • 43
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good lunch

We had lunch here. My wife had a tasty veggie Nasi Lemak and I had the mango Thai chicken. I did have to wait a long time for my meal and my wife had finished her meal by the time it arrived. I also tried a sour plum lime drink which was extremely tasty. We also had a tea coming... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
KiwiinBrighton
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England
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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321 reviews 321 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here. My wife had a tasty veggie Nasi Lemak and I had the mango Thai chicken. I did have to wait a long time for my meal and my wife had finished her meal by the time it arrived. I also tried a sour plum lime drink which was extremely tasty. We also had a tea coming... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

As others have mentioned this is a bit of a tourist hangout, but heh that's not always a bad thing. It's well located and whilst a bit pricier than other places it's still not too bad value-wise. We sampled some of the food and it's one of the few places that does one of my favourites, tempeh. We had some... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Had a stopover at the Geographer's cafe as we were walking along Jonker Street. Nice deco and very friendly staff. It was a hot afternoon and cooled down with a nice glass of gula meleka tea!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A well-known cafe in this World Heritage city, the Geographer is tastefully furnished, well staffed, clean and neat. The service was great, the food, average. In this city you are spoilt for choice for food. What I liked most was the decor. Least, the Lorong soup which had an oily layer and for a vegetarian staple was a touch disappointing.

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Freedom, New Hampshire
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66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice atmosphere, service was good, food was ok, though nothing special. Had the Jonker Fried Rice with an ice local coffee. Open for breakfast through dinner.

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Sydney
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great food, reasonably priced drinks and a relaxed atmosphere. After a long day of sight seeing it was nice to find a place to sit, have a drink and relax. We went back a number of times during our stay in Melaka.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We got recommended this place from a friend, as he was completely right. you can just sit and watch the world go by whilst having a good priced drink! located on a corner with a great atmosphere. would definitely recommend to sit and relax :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We are coffee addicts and we know what good coffee looks and tastes like. In Malacca, this was one of the greatest coffees we had (cappucchino, espresso, iced latte etc.). Ask them to give you the sugar separately, so you can add (or leave it) as you feel.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

For me, the Geographer typifies Jonker Walk. A rip off / tourist trap. They want MYR14 for a small bottle of beer (you can get cans for MYR8 just around the corner)... and MYR6.90 (they're MYR2 almost everywhere else) for a soft drink. In fairness they've got a nice little area at the front that opens onto Jonker Walk for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had many meals at the Geographer. Nice food, varied meny and good location. Always a lot of people here, popularitet restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 83, Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +60-6-2816813

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, Asian, Vegetarian, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?