My partner and I have always wanted to dine by the Melaka River side. Last year we visited Harper’s restaurant and Lounge. The thing is, besides being expensive, there are only two so-called “window seats” for the customers to enjoy your food and drinks by the riverside.
So, this time around we decided to try out Riverine Coffeehouse. Its entrance is facing along Lorong Hang Jebat. Actually one evening, we discovered this cozy cafe while we were strolling along the Melaka River promenade.
Usually places like this are patronized by foreign tourists. The locals would always gather at the same few popular eateries like Jonker Desert 88, Chung Hwa Chicken Rice stall, or Donald And Lily’s restaurant.
If you have never try dining or even sipping coffee by the Melaka River, then should pay a visit to Riverine Coffeehouse. Let me tell you, this romantic cafe is not that expensive. You can get a big plate of fried rice (enough for two) for just RM5.50 nett. And a cup of local coffee for merely RM2.50 nett.
The best time to visit Riverine cafe Melaka, is during the evening, when the sun is setting, or at dinner time.
It offers authentic home cooked nyonya dishes and Hainanese Colonial food as well. Dishes like ayam pongteh, kangkung belacan, chicken rendang,telur goreng masak tempra, nyonya laksa, Hainanese chicken chop, commando chips, chicken fajitas, and even fried bee hoon siam. Not forgetting its choices of dessert, fresh fruit juices and coffee.
Don’t sit inside the restaurant, so you can enjoy your meal, watch cruise boats bobbing by and savor the breath-taking view of Malacca. From where we sat, we can see the St. Francis Xavier Church.
It is definitely a great location with a romantic river view, and it’s good selection of traditional Nyonya food.
You can enter Riverine Coffeehouse by its front entrance at 108, Lorong Hang Jebat (1st Cross Street), Melaka, or just walk along the Melaka river promenade and you will see the signage.