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Riverine Coffeehouse

108 , Lorong Hang Jebat ( 1st Cross Street ), Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #22 of 349 Restaurants in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Nonya
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Scenic river view dining along the Melaka
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Canberra, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Not only is the scenery spectacular - Church of St Francis Xavier and the heritage buildings on the opposite bank - but the food and the staff here are wonderful. It is a joy to spend time in this cafe. And in this lovely atmosphere.

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Tokyo, Japan
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125 reviews 125 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We enjoyed a brief rest stop here beside the Melaka River with a view of St. Francis Xavier Church across the river. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The wok-fried potatoes with anchovy were a particularly interesting, and surprisingly tasty dish. We enjoyed several other, more standard, offers as well. The only downside was that when the sightseeing boats... More

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Melbourne, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Just excellent. Lovely service, explained to us how to eat the interesting nuts that were in our curry with a little spoon. Food very authentic and delicious, tastes like a home cooked meal. Haven't found food like it since, and doubt I will find it anywhere else. Do not miss, please, do yourself a favour and do not miss.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I took my family to this restaurant at the end of May for dinner. It was recommended by a friend who grew up in Melaka. Overall the food was very good in flavour, but the highlight was a dish called Ayam Buah Keluak. It's basically a chicken stew kind of dish, but it is good with a special nut, which... More

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Kajang, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Cost us around RM30 for meal of 3 dishes, 2 rice and 1 dessert. Fairly cheap. Anyhow, I have had better peranakan cuisine. Ayam pongteh was a disappointment. The sago gula melaka was served with a lot of ice pieces. :/ I went on weekday so it was quiet and the ambience was absolutely amazing at sunset.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is the second time we tried this restaurant by the riverside. The food was average at best. The Keluaks from the Ayam Keluak were not properly cooked and quite hard. The kangkong sambal belacan was too salty. I think there are probably better peranakan restaurants in the area.

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South Korea
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Expect a very 'homely' environment - an unhurried service but the waiter was polite and helpful. The dishes offered are quite typical of what you will find in a typical Peranakan household. We tried the deep fried so tong (which needed more salt), fried chicken (which was yummy and crispy), udang mask nenas (good), itik tim (good). At the end... More

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Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

If it hadn't have been for some fairly average service (having to chase drinks and the bill) this would have been a 5 star review. A wonderful setting by the river teed us up for a great lunch but we never expected so much for so little. We only ordered some special fries done with Iran bilis, chilli and peanuts... More

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Melaka, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Loved the atmosphere and the food. We had once dinner and once lunch, food is cheap and good, friendly staff and good views on the river. Vest option between the cafés open in that area

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Kuala Lumpur
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The nyonya dishes were just average, we ordered a curry, sambal brinjal, otak-otak and commando fries. The otak otak felt like it was supermarket bought frozen type. The curry was too diluted and not creamy enough. The brinjals and the commando fries were good.

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