Lim Kopi, Melbourne CBD

MELBOURNE | Lim Kopi is a Malaysian restaurant that’s popular with Malaysian expats in Melbourne, looking for a proper taste of home. Their Facebook pages lists a simple mission statement ‘our ambition is to make you feel like home’. I visited on behalf of What’s On Melbourne to find out more.

As someone who isn’t Malaysian, I can’t speak to that fact, but by all accounts from Malaysians that I’ve spoken to, the food at Lim Kopi does transport them back to home. As someone who has visited Malaysia before, it certainly evokes memories of delicious feeds while there.

The menu is extensive, featuring a wide assortment of dishes. Favourites like nasi lemak, char keow teow, and fish head curry. A great place to start is some of the signature dishes. Special sauce chee cheong fun is a delicious plate of flat rice noodles topped with an assortment of fried goodies, dried onion, sesame, and a sweet and spicy special sauce.

The Malaysia curry mee is another must try. Thin noodles in a fragrant curry soup, topped with potatoes, bean sprouts, long green beans, spring onions, and bean curd. Char kway teow, with generous amounts of wok charred noodles, prawns, fish cake, egg, bean sprout, and chives, is also great. I highly recommend getting both with the optional blood cockles.

To drink, it’s a great selection of made to order hot and cold coffee and tea drinks like Kopi O, Teh C, and Kopi Cham. There’s also soft drinks and packaged teas.

Lim Kopi

542 Little Bourke Street
Victoria 3000

Telephone: 0452 642 883
E-mail: [email protected]

Mon – Sun: 11:00am to 9:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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