Best Known For

Nasi Lemak, Vegan Laksa, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Kantan Fried Chicken

About Kantan

Delicious regional Malaysian dishes entice Melbourne foodies to Kantan café on Johnston Street in Fitzroy. Named after the bright pink ginger torch flower used in traditional recipes, this café sets a chilled-out vibe with black subway tiles, a window bench table for people watching and hanging greenery, ideal for lingering over a leisurely meal. Embark on your Malaysian adventure with crunchy fried chicken ribs, in aromatic sauce, with lemongrass, kantan flower and kaffir lime leaves; before mains like nasi lemak – coconut rice, fried anchovies, hard-boiled egg, chilli sambal, salted peanuts, cucumber and beef rendang. Vegetarians head for gado gado salad, with tofu, cucumber, green beans, turmeric, boiled potatoes, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, sprouts, cucumber and housemade peanut sauce.

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A few words from Kantan

We are a Malaysian eatery in Fitzroy that serves home-style comfort food. Our popular items include Nasi Lemak, Vegan Laksa & Hainanese Chicken Rice. Menu updates seasonally (vegan friendly) and made in limited quantities everyday to ensure freshness and to minimise waste. We also serve St Ali coffee with your choice of milk (full cream, skinny, lactose free, soy, almond, oat). If you like great tasting coffee and home-style quality food just like in a Malaysian home, why don't you come and see us today!


Location & Map

256 Johnston Street, Fitzroy 3065 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Wed  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Thu  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Thu  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Fri  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sat  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Sat  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sun  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Sun  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM

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