Calanthe Art Cafe

Top choice coffee in Melaka City

Fancy a full-bodied Johor or classic Perak white? Sip a coffee inspired by your favourite Malaysian state at this perky place. The coffee is excellent, and it's worth dropping by simply to gaze at this temple to retro decor: you won't be the only customer photographing its vinyl-adorned walls or the fish tank framed by a vintage TV.

Food is good, with a satisfying menu of Western and Malay food, including breakfasts (served until 11.30am), scrummy laksa and delicious desserts (try the tapioca pudding, drowned in coconut milk and gula melaka).