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Riverine Coffeehouse

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108 , Lorong Hang Jebat ( 1st Cross Street ), Melaka, Malaysia
+60177556767
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Scenic river view dining along the Melaka

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  • 47
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming peranakan by the river

Made the decision to visit this place based on the good reviews. As our coach reached malacca pretty late, we came here for lunch around 2.30pm on a Sat. We had the whole place to ourselves even though some of the popular food outlets like the chicken rice had long snaking queue. We wanted to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
song-of-love
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Singapore
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Lincoln
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We hunted high and low for the Riverine Coffeehouse and eventually found the building it occupied completely empty and undergoing refurbishment. We could not ascertain if it was re-opening as the Riverine Coffeehouse or not. Ignore my ratings as we obviously din't eat here but have to put a rating in to submit the review.

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Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited twice - loved atmosphere outdoors on riverside watching boats going up and down / lights from Chonese lanterns / fireworks ... Great chicken curry - had it twice . Huge portion . Cold beers / hit breezy night . Couldn't beat it . Waitress was lovely - very pleasant . Would highly recommend it .

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Spent a month in Malaysia and this was the best laksa I had. So fresh and full of flavour. My order was taken quickly and food served soon after piping hot after just being cooked. So cheap too @ 4.5ringgit! Beautiful location on the river too. I'd say this place serves some of the best food in Melacca.

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Melbourne, Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

we are staying at Wayferer and this place, also on the river, is practically next door. The menu looked good so we sat looking at the water and enjoyed our dinner: Nyonya laksa and Nyonya chicken curry washed down with a few tiger beers. Friendly service, highly recommended.

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Geelong
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26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went here on a rainy night so couldn't sit out on the canal, but that would have been wonderful. There was not much atmosphere inside and we were the only people there. However, we enjoyed our night anyway because the food was so delicious. We ordered the ayam ponteh. I can't compare this to other versions of this dish... More 

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Singapore
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Made the decision to visit this place based on the good reviews. As our coach reached malacca pretty late, we came here for lunch around 2.30pm on a Sat. We had the whole place to ourselves even though some of the popular food outlets like the chicken rice had long snaking queue. We wanted to dine by the river but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Food there is pretty decent beers are slightly more expensive then neighbouring cafes. Overall we enjoyed sitting by the river with a few cold ones waving to passersby.

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PJ, Selangor
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Walking so much with my elderly parents and we're told that their lunch is not ready yet, and from what I observed, their food menu is on display at the entrance. I wonder when will they start their lunch time.

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Australia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Just had dinner here at this little gem. I've eaten here a few times before and it never disappoints. On the banks of the Melaka River, it's a very unassuming and unpretentious little eatery. The decor is super basic (red plastic tables and chairs) but you don't need anything when the backdrop is an UNESCO site. It is a little... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went here for riverside dinner. We ordered their tempra chicken (sweet &sour), eggs, and mixed vege. The taste is perfect, not too strong, very comfortable and homey tasted food. Not expensive compared to other Nyonya restaurants.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 , Lorong Hang Jebat ( 1st Cross Street ), Melaka, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +60177556767

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Nonya

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget, Large groups

Description

Scenic river view dining along the Melaka

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