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Riverine Coffeehouse

108 , Lorong Hang Jebat ( 1st Cross Street ), Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #18 of 323 restaurants in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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84% Recommend
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South Korea
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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112 helpful votes 112 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We waited close to an hour for lunch. A ridiculous amount of time to wait for any food anywhere. And the beer is completely over priced. We left without our food we were so bloody annoyed! We refused to wait any longer and be ignored.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Dinner for two, surprising very good food. Why surprising? we came across the 'coffeehouse' with a menu black board and 2 guys/staff smoking at the front. Walked in, a group of dinners - chatting over a finished meal left uncleared from the table. Even with this rather non promising start, the meal was very good. The Ikan Masak (Fish with... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed good service at a reasonable price alongside the Melaka River. The two different chicken curry dishes were excellent and reasonably priced, the seating arrangements--plastic chairs, etc.--are pretty standard in budget establishments in Melaka but that did not detract from the quality of what was offered.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Went in at lunch time looking for a tea tarik and perhaps a little something to eat. She said they didn't make the tea by pouring it between cups but that we could mix the milk ourselves. She brought out a mug with a tea bag in and some tesco value creamer. Not exactly tea tarik. We didn't see her... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

My last night in Melaka, and was looking for something other than a laksa. Friendly staff who were more then willing to offer advice re house specials etc. Would definitely revisit.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We lunched at the Riverine by good fortune as some other places were not open on a Monday. We originally dismissed this place because it was a little out of the way for us. Luckily we ended up here after all. The place is small given its location within the heritage zone along the Malacca River. We saw it during... More

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