A paralysed cat, an enticing artery alley that is a tell tale of old Malacca, and a dedication of good coffee from a petite cafe – Alley No.5.
Alley No.5 is a bustling pocket sized vintage shop churning out high quality coffees with a rotating selection of Robusta blends from around the world. Alley No.5 is named after the location of the shop, where it is the 5th shop located along Lorong Jambatan in UNESCO Melaka.
A heads up for any hungry goers, Alley No. 5 does not serve food beyond small cakes and desserts. It is all about the coffees, books, environment and a good chat with friends and families. The founder of Alley No.5, Lai, started venturing into the coffee world and began his fascination in latte art since the age of 21 when he started in a local Malaccan cafe. Throughout the years, the fascination became a reality when Lai decided to endeavour into his own cafe, and Alley No.5 started serving great coffee, since.
Alley No.5 normally serves balance, medium roasted Arabica beans imported from overseas. We find that the coffee served in Alley No.5 has a crisp, lively and flavourful aftertaste. As they say, each person drinking the same brew of coffee would have described it otherwise, so one will have to explore the coffees in Alley No.5 themselves.
Apart from coffees, Alley No. 5 has a wide range of other beverages which include a selection of beers, milkshakes, fruit juices; a splendid range of selection in such a charming, confined space.
In random occasions, visitors will get to palate “drink of the day” created by Lai. Alley No. 5 serves a fixed amount of homemade cheesecakes and crème brulee each day, when it’s gone, it’s gone. Alley No. 5 is situated in a cosy and undisturbed laneway, whereby anyone dawdling in the vicinity during a relaxing afternoon would soon see the sunset without even realizing.
|Monday||10:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||10:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||10:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||10:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Friday||10:30 am - 11:00 pm|
|Saturday||10:30 am - 11:00 pm|
|Sunday||10:30 am - 5:00 pm|