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Dutch Harbour Cafe

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No. 39 Jalan Laksamana (Riverside), Melaka, Malaysia
+606-283-7606
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Slow staff

We only went for a drink, the root beer was superb, the juice not freshly squeezed? And we had to wait for a long time before the bill was sent to us.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Sjakie S
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  • Romantic
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We only went for a drink, the root beer was superb, the juice not freshly squeezed? And we had to wait for a long time before the bill was sent to us.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nice little restaurant with seating next to the river. We ordered juices and fish and chips - really nice and fresh tasting. This restaurant is also open at night with seating down closer to the river. Lovely ambience with the soft fairy lights and away from the hustle and bustle of Jonker walk.

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We have visited Melaka twice and have spent a lot of time at this cafe. This cafe has two Street frontage, wirh one side being by the canal. You have the choice of air con comfort or a beautiful canalside table wirh soft music and a picturesque view... It has such a lovely feel about it.. Food selection is for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Nice views,very good service by their staffs,but the food was so so.need to uprades some menus i guess

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stopped at this restaurant cause we wanted to have a break from the Malaysian food, attired by the western menu option and the location on the river. When I asked for a carbonara pasta with some adjustments (I'm Italian so a bit fussy on our dishes) the owner came to me, asking better about it. Ten minutes after I've... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Let's face it. Malaysian are trying to get good food by making the atmosphere better. This is what i had in mind whenever i get myself into a fancy western restaurant. Dont get me wrong, there are some western themed restaurants which served great food in a lovely environment. But the fact is that now a good number of the... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Tucked away in a corner out of the way, a bit quirky. It has a BRILLIANT view of the canal where you can sit and eat(like Venice!)The management are very nice and welcoming, food was great and if you can manage it there's a 'eat our massive burger' type challenge. All in all an enjoyable visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Yes, the view is good - and you're gonna pay for that. I get it. But for what we ordered, it was way too expensive! Stay away from the lamb!!! (Lamb Kuzi for 13RM) Why? Because there was not meat. It was rice, sauce and bones. Horrible. I ordered the Sate (which was pricey but good) but I got my... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Watch the boat go by while enjoying your dinner with romatic french music playing in the background. The steak I had was so tender and value for money. They even gave us 2 types of sauces. My partner had gourmet burger thick chucky 200gms nicely presented on a nice burger bun. The meat patti was so meaty and juicy....no complains.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Brought my family to eat here. We enjoyed it so much. Only set meal for weekends but still quite a choice of 16 items western and local.. The lamb rib are to die for and satay presentation a ...wow. Service a little slow because the café was pack but acceptable. Really friendly waiters. I would highly recommend this place to... More 

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Address: No. 39 Jalan Laksamana (Riverside), Melaka, Malaysia
Phone Number: +606-283-7606
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
Cuisine: Dutch

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No. 39 Jalan Laksamana (Riverside), Melaka, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +606-283-7606

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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