Located in a hundred year old Customs Warehouse by the Melaka River, Halia Inc Coffee Bar is located with all of its tranquility. It gives a break from hot sunny day and crowded streets of Melaka. Its antique theme with tranquil atmosphere compliments the status of Melaka being a world heritage city declared by UNESCO in 2008. It is one of those restaurants that serve good breakfast in Melaka as well.
Halia Inc Coffee Bar & Restaurant
Halia Inc is a restaurant and coffee bar, strategically located in central Melaka and adjacent to Quayside Hotel on Jalan Merdaka, Bandar Hill. It serves delectable local and western food in Melaka that attracts both locals and tourists for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The coffee bar has a wide range of coffee and other beverages. Halia is the Malay word for ‘ginger’ which fits the restaurants nature as ginger is one of the most commonly used ingredients in their food.
Just alike the Quayside Hotel, Halia Inc has also acquired an industrial design setting. The owners have done a great job to maintain the historical façade of the building. The place is aesthetically designed with the symmetrical combination of orange bricks, wooden boards, recycled timber, polished cements with the random wallpaper strips have made up the flooring and walls. Sumptuous metal dividers are placed to separate the colossal space cleverly to allow light and a feel of openness.
The enormous space of the café is divided into the dining area, coffee lounge, window bar, communal table, and outdoor patio. Green plants potted in glass bottles and silver buckets give this space a nice look.
Be it their breakfast, desserts, main course for lunch and dinner, or the coffees, TWG teas, fresh juices and mocktails, everything that Halia Inc Coffee Bar serves is scrumptious and lip-smacking. Their French Toasts, soaked in milk and eggs with caramelized bananas, crushed peanuts, and the secret sauce, are must have for breakfast in Melaka. Smothered with rich and creamy tangy lemon curd, the Ricotta Hot Cakes have the taste to die for.
If you want to have something local for breakfast, then go for their Hearty Nasi Goreng Set. Served in a tiffin tin with three layers, it has Nyonya kuih-muih, fried rice with prawns and a runny egg, a dessert and local fruits. It is simple, tasty, and very Malay.
Their lunch is light and savory. Those who are seeking for a light lunch in Melaka, must try their crispy fish and chips and crispy chicken chops. Have their Laksa Nyonya or Nasi lemak Pandan for a local lunch meal. The restaurant has also taken care of your wish to finish off your meal with delectable desserts. Their cakes, pastries, and other sweets have secret recipes which make you crave more and come again. Their beverages like a lemon tea, Lychee Love, and Assam Boi are refreshing. As it is a coffee bar as well, so it is impossible to not have one cup of their Raw Coffee, Latte, or Flat White.
The restaurant has the seating for up to 150pax. The seating arrangements have options of city or river view, outdoor or indoor. You may have your private functions at the venue as well; they will cater all your preferences professionally.
So, next time you want to visit a serene place that serves appetizing food, try Halia Inc. Their food, service, and the ambience makes them one amongst the top must try cafe in Melaka.
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Address: Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-284 1011
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Thursday (7AM to 11PM), Friday to Saturday (7AM to 12PM), Sunday (7AM to 10PM), Closed on Monday
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