Just under an hour from Melaka, Muar deserves your attention not for just being a popular tourist destination but also for its growing cafe scene! You may want to consider these accommodation choices, and activities nearby, as it may take more than a day or two to fully experience all that Muar has to offer. Scroll our list for the best cafes in Muar (halal & Muslim-friendly) you should not miss on your next visit to Muar!
1. Project Kaffeine Muar
One of the trendiest cafes on this list, have a respite at Project Kaffeine, a stylish rooftop glasshouse cafe in Muar. Dine comfortably in its elegantly furnished interior, decked out with comfy sofas and chic furniture. Its walls are constructed almost entirely of glass, which lets in plenty of natural lighting, so you can have your lattes with a side of sunshine.
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2. Touchwood Cafe
A favourite coffee spot amongst locals, Touchwood Cafe promises to be an awesome hangout to socialize over lip-smacking food and great tasting coffee. Contemporary and minimalist in design, the menu here is generally great all around, try their signature dishes like steaks, pastas and waffles
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3. Sai Kee 434 Coffee Muar
A trip to Muar wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Sai Kee 434 Coffee, a proudly made in Muar product. None can resist indulging in a cup of its signature aromatic coffee, that goes well with a plate of delicious nasi lemak and otak otak. With its plain wooden tables and display cabinets laden with antique ceramics, vintage photographs hung on walls and low-lit interior, this cafe is a perfect spot for a cuppa
4. Libta Coffee Muar
One of Muar’s hidden gems, Libta Coffee offers some tranquility away from the busy streets of Muar with their amazingly cozy cafe. Decorated with a charming windmill and vibrant tulip beds, this Holland-themed cafe in Muar is the perfect place to meet over a cup of well-brewed coffee. Indulge in freshly baked pastries, sip a cup of ice coffee, snap lots of photos and your day would be gone before you know it.
5. Cafe Lorong Muar
Cafe Lorong is a rare find in Muar. Modest and unassuming in its facade, it’s only once inside you’ll find your sanctuary. Lively with plenty of natural sunlight, its spacious open setting is filled with thriving green foliage and patio umbrellas to provide respite from the afternoon heat. Open for breakfast and lunch, their menu offers a variety of comfort food, including local favourites like mee bandung, nasi lemak, satay and more
6. Harb Sport Cafe
The first and only sports themed cafe in Muar, Harb Sport Cafe is a must-visit, especially for die-hard football fans. Tastefully embellished with all manner of sports memorabilia, from portraits of famous footballers to colourful pennants lining the exposed brick walls, dine in comfort as you tune in to your favourite football matches. You will find great satisfaction in their offering of western fare and asian delights, as well as amazing coffee.
7. Mari Cafe Muar
Hidden away inside the charming MUO Resort, make a visit to Mari Cafe for some simple yet delish cafe meal as you relax and unwind, away from the busy and crowded streets of Muar. Surrounded by tropical greenery, slink back into their cosy seats and soak in the relaxed vibes. Once the mood sets in, you’ll feel like you’re on holiday!
8. Muar Art Cafe at Muar Art Gallery
Muar Art Cafe, as its name suggests, is part cafe and part art gallery, where framed paintings and sketches adorn the walls and the furniture are beautiful works of art. Contemporary and spacious, step inside and indulge your creativity, and also savour good local food and coffee here. You will definitely be satisfied with the menu selection here, don’t forget to try out their signature dishes like mee goreng otak otak, vegetarian dim sum and more!
9. Bee Rich Cafe
Bee Rich Cafe is well known for its excellent coffee and supposedly among the best nasi arab in Muar. Boasting a contemporary setting and an inviting ambiance, the elegant cafe offers a vast variety of brunch and dinner meals that would satisfy even the most hardcore foodie. Indulge in a cup of coffee and make conversation afterwards as you unwind in the relaxing atmosphere.
10. Tomisstan Cafe
Secluded and off the beaten path, Tomisstan Cafe (pronounced To: Miss Tan) may be too much of a hassle getting to but it’s definitely worth the effort hunting it down. Despite its remote location, the crowds still flock to this bustling little cafe by the seaside, renowned for their vast variety of coffees and contemporary meals. That popularity has also translated into expansions, with the opening of an outdoor patio where you can enjoy gorgeous sunsets as you relax to a wonderfully brewed cup of the finest coffee in a cool casual atmosphere.
11. Fluffy by Chedin
Who on this planet can resist fluffy, glazed donuts? The recently opened Fluffy by Chedin cafe tempts you with its mouthwatering selection of comfort treats. Order a cup of freshly brewed coffee and dunk your donuts for even more satisfaction. Flipping through the menu reveals a good selection of meals like pastas, mee kari and more to satisfy your appetites.
12. Rumacabuk Muar
The newest addition to an already impressive lineup of trendy cafes in Muar, Rumacabuk Muar is formerly an old kampung house that’s been renovated to modernize its interior while still retaining its old charms. Featuring an appetizing menu, their coffee and food is equally visually appealing, cooked and seasoned to perfection!