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“Cheap and average food. Good ambience at night.”

Riverine Coffeehouse
Ranked #18 of 36 Coffee & Tea in Melaka
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Scenic river view dining along the Melaka
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Cost us around RM30 for meal of 3 dishes, 2 rice and 1 dessert. Fairly cheap.

Anyhow, I have had better peranakan cuisine. Ayam pongteh was a disappointment. The sago gula melaka was served with a lot of ice pieces. :/

I went on weekday so it was quiet and the ambience was absolutely amazing at sunset.

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Thank chinmun92
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

This is the second time we tried this restaurant by the riverside. The food was average at best. The Keluaks from the Ayam Keluak were not properly cooked and quite hard. The kangkong sambal belacan was too salty. I think there are probably better peranakan restaurants in the area.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Expect a very 'homely' environment - an unhurried service but the waiter was polite and helpful. The dishes offered are quite typical of what you will find in a typical Peranakan household. We tried the deep fried so tong (which needed more salt), fried chicken (which was yummy and crispy), udang mask nenas (good), itik tim (good). At the end of the meal, we had a complimentary mango chilli salad which was delicious. This must be the only restaurant that served rice on a nice traditional ceramic plate - other restaurants only offered plastic ones - so that really created a home atmosphere! We were there for lunch so we were seated in the cafe but I believe it would be a lovely view at the river bank in the evening. Where you can sit, have a meal and have a good view of an old part of Melaka. Worth a try.

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Thank zippingeverywhere
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

If it hadn't have been for some fairly average service (having to chase drinks and the bill) this would have been a 5 star review.

A wonderful setting by the river teed us up for a great lunch but we never expected so much for so little. We only ordered some special fries done with Iran bilis, chilli and peanuts along with the star - a njonja chicken dish done with a weird yet wonderful nut type thing.

Apparently, it's an acquired taste but not for us it wasn't as we loved it straight away. The gravy was immense and it was so good here we tried to go back for dinner too! Missed out though as it was shutting at 8pm - doh!!

Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Off their P
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Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere and the food. We had once dinner and once lunch, food is cheap and good, friendly staff and good views on the river. Vest option between the cafés open in that area

Thank Dedee3
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