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“Disappointing!”
Review of Orang Belanda Art Cafe - CLOSED

Orang Belanda Art Cafe
Price range: $3 - $14
Cuisines: Cafe, French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Orang Belanda art cafe is a new, small, trendy Cafe in china Town with a dutch and french kitchen and even some Swedish dishes.Our Dutch and French Pancakes are not only famous in Melaka but our clients from all over the world come back for our Crépes from Singapour and KL ones they have tasted their deliciousness.Next to the Boeuf Bourguignon(French Beefstew)and Poulet Basquaise (a French chicken dish)we also serve Fresh juices, Smoothies Ice creams and Milkshakes.Our top selling desert the Crépe Royale,a french crépe with icecream,chocolate sauce and whipping cream.
Vinterbro, Norway
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205 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

We found this cafe on TripAdvisor, and its location in the same street as our hotel was perfect.

We found it when we saw the cow outside. A waiter pointed his finger towards the door, as if to ask if we really wanted to come in :-) Inside we were the only customers. The lady in the kitchen came and greeted us when we came in.

The interior is in purple colours, with some large portrait photos on the wall. There is also a small painting from the countryside somewhere that did not fit in at all. The furniture was nice.

We studied the menu, but found it quite disappointing. Pancakes for the kids (or crepes as they say in fancy French) was a winner, and so was the fresh apple and orange juice.

We ordered a ham/cheese sandwich and a chicken salad. The sandwich was a really sad experience, with nothing else added on the plate. The chicken in my salad was only small bits and pieces, but all in all the salad was ok.

Our service experience is hard to describe. A very quiet and serious man took our orders and brought us the food, but we did not hear him speak or see him smile during our lunch.

Total price was 85 RM.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank KEGillesen
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Southern California
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140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Nice little air-conditioned cafe, good food choices, nice atmosphere, good respite from the heat!”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

Lovely little air conditioned cafe/restaurant on Hereen Street, parellel to Jonker Street . After traveling for 3 weeks around Malaysia, enjoying Malaysian cuisine, we changed it up and enjoyed a Chicken Sandwich and French Fries here, both very good, and a nice alternative! The crepes looked great too and we promised ourselves we'd come back for them (but check to see how late they're open (8:30pm?) as they were closed when we returned). We spoke with one of the owners, born here in Melaka, but having lived for ten years in Germany, so she spoke excellent English. Her husband was also very nice and welcoming. Apparently they are partners with a Dutch person, hence the mixture of Malaysia and Dutch cuisine - but it works! It was so hot that day and we were happy to find this little respite and enjoy the quality food they serve too.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank JSS949
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Fitzroy
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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

This cafe opens all day and sells mostly Malaysian/Nonya food but does offer a few western things especially for breakfast. Friendly ehlpful staff and tasty food. Love the Nasi Lemak breakfast

Visited January 2012
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1 Thank Tess13
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Valencia, Spain
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“It is wonderful place... charming, but simple”
Reviewed November 30, 2011

This Art Cafe is very particular in Melaca. It is easy to find in the parallel to Yonkers street and is a very confortable place to a light lunch or tea time.

I suggest the pancakes in this place. It is home made preapered and it has some european touch not so easily found in Malaysia (even when in this country some European food restaurants are very good).

Melaca is a very particular place in Malaysia and this Orang Belanda Art Cafe is a very particular place in Melaca. I will repeat the experience next time I visit this wonderful city.

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank Sentilecto
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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237 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Nice but could be better”
Reviewed September 17, 2011

We had lunch with a crepe and a bacon&cheese pancake. These were nice enough but not really the best we have had on this trip.

As for serving Dutch style pancake there was no "stroop" provide with the bacon&cheese pancake

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Thank ChristofvdH
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