Calanthe Art Cafe

Café, Malay Restaurant, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Melaka
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  • Ranked #8 for cafés in Malacca
  • Andrew L.
    "Calanthe laksa is excellent, easily one of the best!"(13 Tips)
    Wiena F.
    "Love the caramel slice ^,^ a dessert you MUST TRY!!"(8 Tips)
    Zy M.
    "Green tea coffee I love you !!!^^"(9 Tips)
    Aqilah T.
    "And chocolate passion is to die for!"(5 Tips)
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  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DwiayutiaJanuary 3, 2016
    Laksa & asam pedas are must have! Can't order these two before 12pm (lunch time). Bfast menu valid before 12pm and quite limited. For strong coffee, opt for Kelantan. For milder one, Perak is good.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Nur ✨.
    Nur ✨March 10, 2015
    Everything is good for me. But one thing, if you are here for the first time, do not ask if you can sit inside. JUST GO IN. there's so many cool seats inside. They also have upstairs sitting.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Bahiyah Z.
    Bahiyah ZulkifliJanuary 4, 2015
    Their calanthe dream is nice for those who didnt drink coffee. cafe affogato with kedah's coffee excelent combination, & caramel slice even look not very nice, but its totally awesome n u should trt
  • Izwah M.
    Izwah MahdarJune 7, 2016
    Love this cafe. Very nice interiors & entrance. We tried Selangor & Perak coffee, not too bad. But we didn't try the food coz we're running out of time. Would love to come again.
  • Areen Emilia F.
    All food are very delicious at affordable prices. A very beautiful cafe, cozy places and very creative design. The best cafe in malacca👍😍 Second visit is a must🙆
  • Sara J.
    Sara Jaz3 weeks ago
    Satisfied 1st visit. Will come again. Delicious Laksa! We bought the paste & crispy chili too. Delicious & spicy Asam Pedas in claypot! 👍🏼👍🏼 Very nice coffee too!
  • Erfan
    ErfanDecember 8, 2014
    Buttercream fish is my fave. Also, gotta try the fried cuttlefish - we cleaned up these before the main dish. Lovely ambience, no pretentious interiors.. My kinda cafe!
  • Emmanuel J.
    Emmanuel JeffersonJanuary 3, 2016
    Must try their Calanthe Laksa. Main food is served only from noon tough. Amazing coffee, I wish I can have their coffee everyday. For those of you who like strong coffee, go for Klatan or Pahang.
  • Yingjie W.
    Yingjie WongFebruary 7, 2014
    Chocolate passion is love, chocolate milk shake with slight strawberry taste, rating (9/10). Dark chocolate cheese is amazing (10/10). Laksa needs a little bit more salt, but the taste is okay (7/10)
  • Tracy L.
    Tracy LohJuly 6, 2014
    love the artsy ambiance here, very creative and casual, a great place to chill. the coffee and drinks selection is extensive, which is awesome. iced blended coffee with coffee jelly is great!
  • Zy M.
    Zy MasriNovember 26, 2012
    Get the front table and to witness the street piano performance by Athelea the blind Down Syndrome girl with a heart of gold :). Enjoy with a glass of Brown Gentlemen or Green Tea Coffee. Bliss !
  • DgKu Zuraidah A.
    DgKu Zuraidah Ag.MajidFebruary 19, 2016
    Been here several times. Try the states blended coffee & its signature dish i.e. laksa. Rice w/ butter chicken, chicken chop & ayam pong teh is worth to try too. Sago gula melaka & brownies 👍🏻
  • Chew E.
    Chew ElaineFebruary 4
    Love their nyonya laksa ~ price is Higher than the Jonker88 but worth for it .. must try !
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Jacky L.
    Jacky LamMarch 16, 2013
    The caramel slice is so much better than Nadeje crepe cake. The barista knows how to brew some REAL coffee! The quaint decoration if you really like Nyonya vintage. Don't miss this place!
  • Sara J.
    Sara Jaz3 weeks ago
    I'm not a coffee addict but...I really like the coffee I had from that bottle. Said to be mixed of Johor & Pinang. Will come here again, instead of Starbucks if in Malacca. ☕️
  • CT B.
    CT BahijahFebruary 28, 2015
    I ordered the ice blended Selangor coffee and was not disappointed. It had the 'kopi kampung' flavor infused with blended ice, ice cream and coffee-flavored jelly. The snack I ordered was forgetable.
  • Mogana S.
    Mogana SundariApril 20, 2013
    Awesome place. Came here 2 years ago and left with good impression on the ambience and food. Came back this time and not disappointed at all. (",)
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Valerie O.
    Valerie OonJune 1, 2013
    So the place is known for coffee but really hot day so the Very KOO smoothie was a lifesaver. Refreshing concoction of lemon, orange, banana, yoghurt & parsley. Claypot Assam pedas fish also glorious.
  • Sara J.
    Sara Jaz3 weeks ago
    Check on your table for wifi password (1st line) & their social media name & hashtags. Or don't be shy, just ask them for it. Hehe.
  • Marcus L.
    Marcus LimSeptember 2, 2012
    This place has got the varieties of good local coffee from 13 states in Malaysia. On top of these coffees there are other types of coffees, shakes, teas and foods...the deco is very artistic
  • KS L.
    KS LeeSeptember 27, 2016
    Came here last night. Ordered Calanthe Laksa and Claypot Yee Mee Laksa. Delicious! Drinks forgettable.Reasonably priced. Service ok considering it was a slow night. Would go there again.
  • pageold
    pageoldAugust 22, 2014
    Try their Java Chips Ice Blended! Very nice! The ambience and decoration? 2 thumbs up for them! Recommended!
  • hussein s.
    hussein sMay 29, 2015
    Nice place to take a coffee. All the states of Malaysia are represented. Original concept. Beautiful scenery, pleasant setting to relax a little.
  • Jovita K.
    Jovita KohAugust 23, 2013
    An awesome place with a really nostalgic atmosphere and ambience. Excellent service by the staff with free wifi. Highly recommended place to chill or dine.
  • JaneY.93
    JaneY.93September 13, 2013
    Relaxing environment & friendly service here!but the banana cap & brown gentlement drinks Soso only...can skip for this two...nothing special
  • Sara J.
    Sara Jaz3 weeks ago
    Awesome ambience. Walk inside & look around. It's such a cool cafe! Cosy but there's lots of seats too. Don't just sit outside, checkout the inside.
  • Ben
    BenNovember 15, 2015
    Great coffee, deliciously naughty breakfast of Hula Melaka on toast and amazing setting with vibrant thought provoking art on all walls and ceilings.
  • Chunwai C.
    Chunwai ChanNovember 5, 2013
    Nice environment, chocolate passion is REALLY GOOD; calantha laksa, i wouldn't recommend you to try if u think nyonya laksa is good. Overall great place!
  • Hana
    HanaSeptember 4, 2016
    very artsy place, their 14 states coffee taste really good, one of my fav cafes in Melaka!
  • Ellenesse C.
    Ellenesse CarstenszFebruary 2, 2014
    Chicken Rendang and Chicken Ponteh are marvelous! Homely old-school ambience. Free music played by a mentally-impaired inividual across the street.
  • Monica K.
    Monica KongDecember 21, 2015
    An artsy cafe that serves good coffee & tasty meal. Do try Johor and green tea coffee and calanthe laksa. Good service and friendly staffs.
  • Kin Hoe L.
    Kin Hoe LeeMay 13, 2015
    Had the Calanthe laksa. It was good. Tried the Johor coffee and it was great too. Very nice decor with old rig rags and furniture.
  • Chin C.
    Chin Char LieJanuary 2, 2015
    The green tea coffee and caramel slice is good. The banana smoothie taste like water plus banana and brownie, not my type of brownie
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DingMarch 4, 2011
    Calanthe Laksa is really good. A friend once said, "It's so good it can make you cry". Perak Coffee is good too. Nice place to stop by esp on hot Jonker Days.
  • rizkie y.
    rizkie yuldhaMarch 15, 2014
    The wifi is good. But the password is hard to remember. So ask the staff. Mango lassi and es cendol just at precise taste. Yum!
  • Zy M.
    Zy MasriNovember 26, 2012
    The piano performance is a must ! Held on weekends starting 6pm :) . Street performance had never been this lovely :)!
  • Rainnie E.
    Rainnie EweAugust 11, 2013
    To me,the coffees,cappuccino and green tea coffee are not really special here. Environment is cosy. They imposed service charge of 10% only during holiday(8-11 August)??!
  • Kaven Raj M.
    Kaven Raj ManoharanApril 21, 2015
    Serves variety of drinks based on coffee beans from all over the world. The food is not bad too. Great place for a date
  • Deirdre P.
    Deirdre PhoonDecember 7, 2013
    You got no idea how tasty is their coffee. OMG. Love the affogato with perak's coffee. Love their ambient too!
  • Joyce C.
    Joyce ChuoJuly 13, 2011
    Why Starbucks or Coffee Bean if you are in Malacca? This is the place you should visit for some unique and local taste of Malaysian Coffee (they serves all 13 types of coffee from states across M'sia)
  • Timothy L.
    Timothy LowAugust 9, 2013
    Absolutely unique ambiance. A must try for anyone visiting Jonkers Walk.
  • SheRmaine G.
    SheRmaine GanJuly 5, 2015
    Love the concept, cozy environment, and their staff are very friendly. Will mark this for my next visit to melaka.
  • 🍺 Geoff S.
    Delicious Claypot E-Mee laksa, ask for the extra Sambal chilli at the beginning of the meal, RM1 extra
  • pageold
    pageoldSeptember 21, 2014
    Again, visiting for the second time.. Excellent! Try their jaffa blendz and Java chipz coffee. Awesome...
  • Fakhirah A.
    Fakhirah Ab azizDecember 28, 2013
    The laksa is veryyy tasty and the portion is HUGE. One bowl can be for two (; especially if you're watchinf ur diet
  • Nathan C.
    Nathan ChanDecember 27, 2016
    Nice cafe, nice staff… ordered thier soda drink not bad. My Soda passion fruit
  • Yingjie W.
    Yingjie WongFebruary 7, 2014
    You will love here if you're a coffee lover. 13 kinds of coffees and excellent environment to chill :)
  • Stewart T.
    Stewart TanMay 12, 2016
    Calanthe laksa was superb! The aroma and taste were simply delightful to the taste buds
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LimNovember 5, 2013
    Chocolate passion is delicious 🍫🍓 Their paprik is totally up to standards - slightly sour and packs a decent punch.
  • Lee S.
    Lee Siew YenSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The caramel slice is so good! A must try when you come here!
  • Hailee ❤.
    Hailee ❤March 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great taste and awesome place.should try the brownie choc ice cream..yummmy and sooooooo tempting!!!!
  • Rifka A.
    Rifka AmeliaJune 7, 2010
    D place got coffee frm 13 states of Malaysia.Good coffee & nice little space. Open 12pm-11pm.D KIM I had was nice,fruitty coffee with coffee jelly n scoop of vanilla icecream.wish they open for bfast
  • Debbie A.
    Debbie AmhOctober 8, 2014
    Almost everything is good here ! Also reasonably priced ! Will def be back when in malacca ❤️
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SeeAugust 30, 2014
    retro style of cafe, relaxing n nice place to chill. However, d food was just so so, came here for breakfast but trandisional breakfast set is not available. Coffee is not served hot. Dissapointed.
  • Haniff 🐼
    Haniff 🐼September 23, 2015
    The concept are good, I loves this café so much. So nice and looks more to the traditional theme.
  • AmaliNadia A.
    AmaliNadia AdnanJune 1, 2012
    Ponteh is okay okay but I still prefer the butter chicken. Caramel cake is a must try! I always craving this when back to hometown.
  • Anna S.
    Anna StevensSeptember 11, 2015
    The 13 states coffee means you'll never get bored of the coffee here. It's worth coming back again and again to try different ones.
  • Yana I.
    Yana IrdinaAugust 27, 2014
    I like this place.Very nice decorations. Java chips and Broen Gentelmen is amazing.should try
  • Sheryn E.
    Sheryn EeSeptember 26, 2011
    Good news for coffee lover, 13 states of coffee are all available here!! A good place for relaxing n fellowship.
  • Agnes C.
    Agnes ChangNovember 30, 2014
    Nyonya laksa not bad..but their coffee so so..ordered local malacca coffee ice but diluted. Banana cap'freeze ice blended ok..no coffee taste but got banana. Love the ambience tho
  • Aqilah A.
    Aqilah AzizNovember 3, 2013
    Marie Pudding is the best! Brownie with ice-cream is nothing to shout about
  • Ivy M.
    Ivy MJanuary 23, 2016
    Support local coffee and try their various Malaysian states coffee. Nice chill out place.
  • Bien N.
    Bien NguyenAugust 7, 2014
    Good coffee, nice and a bit weird decor. Staff is very nice and friendly. Recommended
  • Stephen Y.
    Stephen YeoDecember 26, 2014
    Nice Johor Coffee and Ayam Ponteh with rice.. 13 states coffee let you choose....
  • clarieclare
    clarieclareDecember 30, 2014
    Decoration made the place more comfy and cozy , nice ambience , friendly worker 😬 two thumbs up 👍
  • Jackson K.
    Jackson KahAugust 26, 2012
    I love the perlis coffee ! The best cafe in melaka !
  • Welcome T.
    Welcome TanAugust 23, 2012
    Relaxing environment, comfortable music, delicious food~ Highly recommend to coffee lover ~
  • Angela 夢.
    Angela 夢恬April 8, 2013
    Apple matcha cheesecake and cucumber lime crush, what a weird combination but nice n delicious too...
  • Cindy
    CindyDecember 14, 2011
    Best cafe in Melaka, serving an extensive coffee menu and a set lunch from 12 - 4 pm.
  • Chi Y.
    Chi YenJuly 22, 2016
    Orange juice was great. Was able to request for no sugar. (RM7.70)
  • ADWL
    ADWLNovember 27, 2014
    Nice foods, superb coffee! Love the cozy interior. Staffs are friendly!
  • Nishant B.
    Nishant BahlJuly 8, 2016
    Laksa is nice and creamy, go for the signature laksa
  • Benjamin W.
    Benjamin WooJuly 2, 2011
    Love this place! From the chairs, menu, deco & ambience everything is well thought & unique :)
  • Angela 夢.
    Angela 夢恬April 8, 2013
    Cucumber lime crush + apple matcha cheesecake,weird combination bit I love d cake n d crush!!!!
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LeeApril 9, 2012
    laksa is good but I wouldn't say it's the best. Tried the cappuccino and I regretted calling it. Coffee was diluted and not drinkable.
  • Maria Y.
    Maria YarotskaFebruary 25, 2012
    Great coffee in many varioties, including mint syrup and alcohol. Home made bakery.
  • Craig B.
    Craig BovisJanuary 31
    Laksa was fantastic although food service was a little slow. Worth the wait though.
  • kerbaurider
    kerbauriderOctober 4, 2014
    Don't Iimit yourselves to the front sitting area, there are more cozy seats located further inside the shop!
  • K A I T L Y N .
    K A I T L Y N 🍁July 30, 2013
    The laksa is the bomb. You never try you never knew. 👍
  • ShfqhNadia R.
    ShfqhNadia RosmailiAugust 30, 2014
    They serve good chicken butter and assam pedas. The interior is also nice!
  • Billy B.
    Billy BoeyMarch 22, 2014
    Lots of antiques. Friendly staff. Specialty coffee from every state.
  • wenwen
    wenwenApril 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice laksa and coffee!! High recommended for afogadro and green tea coffee!
  • Cony
    ConyNovember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Strongly recommend - Hot Cafe Glaze. Superb.
  • Apple Amy
    Apple AmyJuly 2, 2013
    I love dis place! The decoration is awesome :)
  • Priscilla Y.
    Priscilla YeeNovember 2, 2015
    They have all 13 states of Malaysia's coffee to choose from. Nice ambience.
  • Yuen Haw
    Yuen HawMarch 15, 2014
    Very good atmosphere, interesting interior decor, good hangout place
  • Pranav C.
    Pranav ChandanSeptember 11, 2015
    Loved the calanthe dream milkshake and the butter fish with rice
  • Lorraine
    LorraineDecember 13, 2015
    The ice blended Melaka coffee is creamy and aromatic. Starbucks who?
  • Firdaus Z.
    Firdaus ZamriOctober 24, 2016
    Calming.Nice place to chill and relax 😇😇 laksa is nice tp kuah dia so so je. Neway shud give a try
  • Fariza Z.
    Fariza ZanalJune 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Very cool place to have coffee with family/friends. And the laksa is spectacular :D
  • Jools O.
    Jools On A SundayMay 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    cosy cafe ambience with friendly staff, tho their coffee range is nothing 2 shout abt, at least they hav variety 4 their menu
  • kaien
    kaienAugust 10, 2014
    Hmm, don't think the coffee is any good, the coffee of different state feels gimmicky. I had espresso based Americano, not up to standard of a glass of iced black, no flavour.
  • Syafinaz S.
    Syafinaz SaifuddinApril 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    very artsy place! i could eat here everyday! lots and lotsa drinks to choose and fusion meals! yeay to this
  • Kim L.
    Kim LiDecember 6, 2013
    Worth trying 13 types of coffee, no matter it is cold, hot or ice blended.
  • Chew E.
    Chew ElaineFebruary 4
    U can find Malaysia 13 states of coffee here ~~ so special
  • Hailee ❤.
    Hailee ❤September 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    All the food is awesome.should try the brownie with ice cream
  • Jonah S.
    Jonah SiaOctober 15, 2013
    Quite a nice place to chill. Caramel slice is good. Should try.
  • Raphael W.
    Raphael WongJuly 21, 2013
    Nice ambience inside. Not too hot as well. Laksa overrated. Good but not great. Ice blended coffee is amazing!
  • Li C.
    Li ChingMay 31, 2016
    Best nyonya laksa. Coffee and dessert is awesome also
  • Rohan T.
    Rohan ThomasDecember 2, 2011
    Good service, friendly staff, very well done menu, cozy hangout place
  • hussein s.
    hussein sMay 29, 2015
    La place pour découvrir le café des 13 États de la Malaisie. Jus de fruits frais, smoothie. Un cadee charmanr à l'arrière avec décor
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