Halia Inc. Restaurant & Coffee Bar, Melaka

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
Halia Inc. Restaurant & Coffee Bar, Melaka

The interestingly named Halia Inc. is a new restaurant and coffee bar right in the centre of Melaka’s tourist hub, in front of the waterwheel landmark. Owned by the proprietors of Quayside Hotel, which is located just next door, it has also been renovated from the 100-year-old Customs Warehouse.

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
colourful

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
cashier counter

The partner of the restaurant, Stuart, told me that the name ‘halia’ came about because he thought the word was intriguing. Being a foreigner, he naturally, only heard of this word when he set foot in Melaka two years ago.

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
cake & pastry counter

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
the day’s special menu

Interestingly, ‘halia’, which is the Malay word for ‘ginger’ is most apt for a restaurant as ginger is one of the most commonly used ingredients in cooking.

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
industrial-feel

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
a splash of colour

Halia Inc., which has been in operation since early May, is open for business daily from 7am to 11pm, serving a variety of food, from contemporary Western cuisine, Mediterranean and South East Asian. Guests of Quayside Hotel get to enjoy their complimentary breakfast here.

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
overview of the restaurant & coffee bar

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
inside dining with a view of the Malacca River

Similar to Quayside Hotel, it has adopted an industrial design set-up. Being a heritage building, the owners had to maintain its facade and they have done a good job.

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
the brick wall

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
entrance from the riverside

The restaurant, which has seating that caters to different preferences, has tables that offer city or river view, indoor or outdoor. It can also accommodate private functions for large groups of diners, for up to 150 pax (my estimation).

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
the riverside

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
shaded outdoor dining

Check out my photos. It’s very romantic at night, when the Malacca River is lighted up. No photo of that… come and experience it for yourself!!!

Halia Inc Restaurant Malacca
open dining

Halia Inc. Restaurant & Coffee Bar
Add: 1, Jalan Merdeka, Quayside Heritage Centre, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka.
Business hours: 7am – 11pm daily
For reservation, call: 06-284 1011

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