Tucked in a comfy corner of QV Square, this little luncheonette emits a kampung feel. For someone who's lived in Malaysia for some time, I'm impressed this restaurant brought a little bit of Malaysia to Melbourne with its oldschool furniture and quasi-hawker style roti making areas. For ambience, this place should get a 7 or 8 out of 10.
It's hard to find 'authentic' Malaysian dishes in Melbourne, especially after living in Malaysia for a while. However, Old Town Kopitiam Mamak does a pretty good job. The 'Nasi Lemak' was the one dish I had to try along with the 'bandung' drink.
If you're craving nasi lemak, this might actually cure that crave. It doesn't taste quite the same as the ones you'll find in downtown KL but it's worth a try.
Some interesting combinations are available when you order a nasi kandar here. It tastes quite nice too. I would probably order this again and experiment with different rice and curry combinations.
Overall, I liked this place. It's hard comparing Malaysian food here to the food in Malaysia itself as it's not exactly the same in taste, but if you're not too picky and still want some Malaysian food in your tummy, you're sure to enjoy Old Town Kopitiam Mamak.