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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The curry laksa was one of the tastier ones in Malacca. The broth was thick and rich. It is easy to locate in Jonker Walk. The shop appears small but surprisingly there are quite a few tables inside.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2022

(SERVES NO PORK) MUST-VISIT place if you step foot in Melaka. Beautifully artistic interior designs with lush greens, and a very comfortable place to dine-in. With 13 types of coffee beans to try from in the menu (all coffee beans from different Malaysian states), it's...no wonder coffee bean connoisseurs appreciate this place. The food here was delicious! Green Curry with Yee Mee -This was the highlight of our meal. Extremely delicious with rich spicy green curry broth. I would come back here just for this dish. Toasted bread with home-made Kaya Toast, with soft-boiled eggs -Perfect brunch to have, especially when you have a day of exploration ahead. I'd highly recommend this place for a meal.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022

I like that you feel like you are getting off the busy street in this cafe and it has been lovingly put together by artists with quirky details galore. You know from its location that you will be paying tourist prices for everything, but that...is moderated by the fact that the food and the coffee are pretty good, whether that is a kaya toast set for breakfast or laksa for lunch.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 7 May 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed delicious and tasty food, freshly prepared. Attentive service. Located slightly off from the Jonker Walk buzz.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 18 January 2022 via mobile

Nice cafe atmosphere & decor. Food served late, music too loud, small portion of food, not authentic in taste &, pricey. Coffee shake is nice, butter chicken is tasty but small portion

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 22 December 2021 via mobile

1st and probably last visit. Not friendly service when barely any customers but the let down was the cappuccino which was very diluted with little coffee taste.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 24 October 2021

I am a Malaccan who casually bring my friends and family to this cafe because they have 14 states of coffee to try. The first till the third time was great but this time really bad. The coffee we order from Melaka, Penang and Kelantan...all taste so bland. There is no texture or layer at all. The cappuccino taste like a 3 in 1 instant coffee. It was absolutely shameful to keep telling them how nice the coffee of this cafe is, then we experience this. Waited 10months after MCO. Even the creepers at the entrance is all gone. The inner cafe ambiance no longer have the garden walkway. All turn to modern tiles. Perhaps this is my last time here.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2021

We were walking around Melaka town looking for a place to have breakfast, and walked past Calanthe Art Cafe and I remembered reading good reviews about it, so we decided to eat here. The cafe has nice deco and ambience, and it has a wide...selection of coffee from around Malaysia, or are they just named after Malaysian states? I had a cup of coffee, it was not bad. The Calanthe laksa I had was really good, and satisfying, and my husband had Golden Rice with Rendang Chicken, kids had fish and chips and egg mayo sandwich. The food was delicious. I really liked the laksa and noticed that they were selling the laksa paste, so we bought two packets home, which we had to keep chilled. I must say they were the best curry laksa paste I have ever bought and cooked. It turned out really well. I'm really pleased that we can buy their Calanthe laksa paste on Shopee! Although the ladies working in the restaurant were a little grumpy, we didn't mind, as they were probably understaffed. When we left the restaurant there was a long queue of people outside. We were lucky we went there early at around 11am. Will definitely come back here again when we are back in Melaka.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 1 January 2021

It was our first time and encounter a terrible customer service. They passed the menu upon us sitting down but made us wait for almost 30mins and serve the people that came 20 mins later than us. We asked the waiter to take our order...5 times in total and they told us to wait for them to come to the table, which never happened. They never came and take our order. They are not even busy as it was not a full house. Not sure about the food, the service definitely suck big time. Not worth waiting so we left, so many other cafes serving the same food with better qualityMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 10 October 2020

Love the ambient, nice, peaceful and relaxing. I went there last week on a week day. So i didnt have to queue to get a seat, my order was quite fast and the the cafe's crew was friendly too. I had a bowl of my...very first time's nyonya laksa and loved it. Washed down with one of their signature's coffee; the coffee wasnt strong (i normally prefer the stronger ones) but it went well with my choice of food for my dinner. Love to return if i visit Melaka again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Calanthe Art Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5