Saturday, August 24, 2013

Orang Belanda Cafe @ Heeren Street, Malacca

Thank heaven for tourists; that's how eateries like Malacca's Orang Belanda Cafe thrive.

Orang Belanda's name & facade strive to capitalize on Malacca's Dutch-colonial background, but the cafe's interior features a markedly more contemporary edginess.

The menu evokes memories of Amsterdam; this pork bacon pannekoek (RM16 before taxes) is topped with savory-juicy strips of near-perfect smoked meat, but the pancake itself is somewhat spongy-starchy.

Crepe with Nutella & whipped cream (RM12), perhaps a bit too bland. Could probably use a thicker slathering of the hazelnut-chocolate spread.

Cinnamon-laced coffee. Nice enough, though maybe a cold version of this should also be offered to refresh customers on sweltering afternoons.

Hot chocolate (RM6.50), made with full cream & Van Houten Dutch cocoa.


Orang Belanda Art Cafe,
32, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka.

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20 comments:

  1. Back to your home town. You must see enormous changes over the years.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, even though the basic layout of everything is still the same, the city feels more crowded now. i guess some of the changes are for the better and some for the worse =)

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  2. From the look, the cinnamon laced coffee looks better with ice !

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    1. Wong: heh, yeah, true. there were iced coffees available here, but none of them comes with cinnamon, i think :D

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  3. This looks like my kind of place, Sean! I absolutely love that wall mural with the cows. Very colourful and creative! The cinnamon laced coffee sounds amazing.

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    1. Linda: oh yes, those murals are quite enticing! it'd be a nice set-up for an outdoor hangout if only the weather wasn't so warm :D and yeah, i think a touch of cinnamon works wonders with lotsa beverages =)

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  4. nice, it certainly looks like vintage shop~ =D

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    1. Mr lonely: heh, it suits what malacca has become today, or at least what this neighborhood in malacca has become =)

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  5. The café is very colourful! One more café to visit when we go down to Malacca, but hope less crowded. hehe

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    1. CK: ya, bright colors to attract the crowd! Heh, it's nice to see a lot of different cafes in malacca nowadays ya. But too bad for me, most of the cafes don't serve any wine :D

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  6. Divine divine divine!! You come up with unbelievably menu everyday.

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    1. Cquek: heh, well, if you like Crepes, then the past one month has had lots of posts on Crepes :D

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  7. The mural on the wall is very cute! People like my kids would be drawn to this place simply because of that :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, ya, i really like the windmill, the two kids and the cows illustrated on the wall too. i can imagine Baby C and Baby D having a photograph of themselves taken beside the mural! :D

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  8. Thank heaven for tourists; that's how eateries like Malacca's Orang Belanda Cafe thrive - Hahaha! I totally got what you mean!

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    1. Rebecca: heh, looking at the number of tourists strolling through the jonker street neighborhood on a Sunday afternoon, I almost thought I should try to open a cafe here =)

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  9. Place looks cute...vintage and fun colours rolled into one. But if its heaven for tourists...I think I can skip it:P

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    1. Missyblurkit: heh, yeah, decor here is interesting and attractive in its own way. i think it has a good vibe, but the food still needs some fine-tuning =)

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  10. didn't know about this cafe or else I could have gone there during my malacca trip 2 weeks ago

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    1. Eiling: oh, ya, i think it tries to evoke a bit of a european feel. not sure if it succeeds, heh. maybe next time you can check it out; hope you enjoyed my hometown =)

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