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“Great food, great view and good prices too!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Riverine Coffeehouse

Riverine Coffeehouse
108 , Lorong Hang Jebat ( 1st Cross Street ), Melaka, Malaysia
+60177556767
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Ranked #22 of 367 Restaurants in Melaka
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
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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“Great food, great view and good prices too!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We had a short weekend trip to Malacca and decided to try this restaurant. The tables were by the riverside (as the name indicates) with river cruises passing by. The evening ambiance was great with St. Francis Xavier's church view across the road. The lights made it stand out from the other buildings.

Service was good. We tried fur dishes - "ayam buah keluak", "itik tim" (duck soup with salted cabbage", "ayam pongteh" and prawn mee. The lady who served us explained on how to deal with the "keluak" fruit. The food were great and the prices were a steal!

Definitely going back to the restaurant again if we are in the vicinity!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Riverine Coffeehouse - Nice riverfront resto!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stopped at the Riverine restaurant, enjoying their riverside seating, nice drinks and local food and would happily stop there again.

This is a small locally operated restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating, is literally on the river, just a couple meters away, affording you some very nice environs for a drink or meal.

We stopped in the early afternoon and sampled a small order of the Ayam Buah Keluak (RM12.50) that is a chicken dish served with an interesting nut in a dark curry-like sauce, dish was a touch spicy but not much compared to other local and Nyonya style cuisine. Served with rice, we quite liked this dish (rating 3.5 of 5) and would consider ordering again.

Also had the pineapple juice and a Malacca Coffee that were both pretty good (3.5 of 5) as well. Service was friendly and food and drinks were served timely.

In the end, this was a good stop in a very good location, would have no problem stopping at Riverrine again!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food with pleasant ambience by the river.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across this place not having used tripadvisor and were very pleasantly surprised. Nice location on the river. Food well prepared. I would go again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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“good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

nicely situated on the bank of the river. Front of restaurant doesn't look appealing make sure you go through to the back by the river. Not much seating area. Food traditional and tasty, very reasonably priced.

Visited March 2013
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“Blah”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

This place was #10 on Trip Advisors list of restaurants in malacca so we had somewhat high hopes.

The food was pretty bland though. The "large" portions were pretty small.

We had the Tempura Chicken dish, hoping to enjoy the flavors they describe in the menu: tamarind and lime. Instead, the chicken came served in a watery broth that was the color of tamarind, but not the flavor. The chicken also must have been fried a few times because it was pretty hard and flavorless.

We live in Singapore and are somewhat used to having flavorful white rice. The rice served here was bland - like the kind served in the US.

The only redeeming quality this place had was that you can sit on the water, with a nice breeze.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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