[Malacca, Malaysia] Walking along the busy Jonker Street in Malacca may be hot and tiring, especially on a crowded weekend maneuvering through both the traffic and human crowd.
I received many recommendations on a bingsu along Jonker Street that is only SGD$3, which could probably only get us a bowl of chendol in Singapore.
Right opposite The Daily Fix Café is this hidden gem, double floors high, with a beach theme (not navy blue though), and thus its name, Navy Cafe.
The café is small and cosy, with a total of 10 seats on the first floor and tatami mats and indoor tentage on the 2nd floor.
The colour scheme for the interior is furnished in white, brown and blue, which represents the sky, sand and sea respectively.
Their menu is simple and concise, with All Day Breakfast, (RM 5.90-29.90, SGD$2-10), Shaved Ice (RM 8.90-14.90, SGD$3-5), Smoothie Bowl (RM 16.50, SGD$5.50), Coffee (RM 7-13, SGD$2.30-4.30) and Juices (RM 12.90, SGD$4.30).
Needless to say, I went ahead to order the Matcha Snow (RM 12.90, SGD$4.30), that came with generous amount of Uji matcha powder dusted on the top layer.
So much that I choked on it on my first bite.
Good is probably an understatement. The matcha powder was so fine, yet so intense, but well balanced by the sweetness from the milk shavings beneath it.
Just like first snow as the name implied, the milk shavings was so soft and fluffy just like any other Korean bingsu in Singapore, and the best thing was at just one-quarter of the price of the latter!
To our surprise, the bottom layer is a layer of matcha ice cream, which further intensifies the ‘matcha-ness’ in the entire combination.
Sedap! As a matcha lover, I can have 2 bowls of this to myself.
Other interesting flavours of Shaved Ice include Coconut Gula Melaka (RM 9.90, SGD$3.30), Rose Milk Tea (RM 12.90, SGD$4.30) and Watermelon (RM 13.90, SGD$4.70).
For coffee drinkers, there’s quite a few variety of uncommon latte flavours (Hot RM 11, SGD$3.70/ Iced RM 13, SGD$4.30) such as Beetroot, Purple Sweet Potato Butterscotch and Toffee Nut.
Aloha! Definitely worth a re-visit and I will set sail to Navy Cafe again on my next visit to Malacca.
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.