One of the best takeaways from our Malacca trip is visiting Backlane Coffee located at Jalan Hang Jebat, or more commonly known as Jonker Street. True to its name, the cafe is tucked at the back lane of the street where you can enjoy some quiet time away from the crowd.
While the team at Backlane Coffee has built a reputation for serving handmade grub such as classic breakfast sets, pizza and panini, most people visit the cafe for their enticing coffee and dessert selection. Also, the cafe provides free wifi!
This is a pit stop you have to make when you are around Jonker Street.
Featuring warm tones from the aged brick walls, dark wooden furniture and antique items placed around the cafe such as a vinyl record player and a vintage wall clock, the welcoming interior provides a calm environment for guests to stick around for a chat.
We appreciate the large seating area which provides enough space for visitors to wander around the cafe comfortably or even do some work with your laptop without having to squeeze.
Backlane Coffee offers a neat range of artisanal cakes and pastries. We went for their Salted Caramel Tart (RM13/S$4.19) which satisfied our chocolate cravings. The rich chocolate bar comes with a crunchy biscuit base and a layer of salted caramel on top.
Good as the tart is, we recommend sharing it between two people as it might get a little gelat (over cloying).
To balance it out, pair the dessert with a warm cup of Cappuccino (RM12.50/S$4.05). The aromatic coffee is accompanied with handmade traditional biscotti which is marked with the cafe’s name!
When talking about attention to detail when it comes to design, Backlane Coffee wins hands down.
Besides Cappuccino, Backlane Coffee also has Cafe Latte (RM11/S$3.55), Cafe Mocha (RM12.50/S$4) and other beverages including tea and chocolate.
129 Jalan Hang Jebat
75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +60 6-282 0542
Sun to Thu: 11am – 12 Midnight
Fri & Sat: 11am – 1am
Julee is a staff writer for ladyironchef. She is an advocate of travel and hopes to visit Iceland someday. She enjoys having a good conversation over tea and a slice of cake. There are two things in the world she cannot live without—food and humour.