A lively city, Johor Bahru is loaded with tons of thrilling activities, amazing attractions, and astonishing islands. On top of that, the vibrant JB is the perfect destination for café hunting! From Insta-worthy interiors and décor to delicious meals, these cafés are definitely must-visits!
These are highly recommended cosy cafés for brunch and afternoon tea (or coffee!) with family and friends in JB. Let’s check them out!
The Replacement – Lodge & Kitchen
One of the top brunching spots in JB, The Replacement nestled along the historic Jalan Dhoby. Recognizable by a glimpse of its all-white façade, the interior is brightly lit with natural lighting. Don’t forget to order its tasty toast and baos. The menu includes an assortment of desserts, such as hot churros with your choice of dip.
Address: 33, Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru
Contact: +6012-547 7885
Opening Hours: Daily, 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Flowers In The Window
Just like the name suggests, its window is filled with flowers! For nature lovers, this is where you can dine while being surrounded by flowers and leafy greens – perfect for Instagram! On top of that, the menu has a great selection for brunch such as pies, bread, and fish & chips. Pair it with in-house crafted beverages and mouth-watering desserts.
Address: 9, Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru
Contact: +607-222 7289
Wednesday – Monday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Closed on Tuesday
Just Want Coffee, The Factory 30
Just Want Coffee is a prominent name in café scenes in Johor Bahru. A chain of concept cafés, The Factory 30 is a one-of-its-kind place that must be included in your café-hunt. Located in the industrial area, it is a refurbished factory concept café. Apart from comfortable seating place, it also serves a variety of brunch and dessert as well.
Address: 30, Jalan Mutiara Emas 5/3, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru
Contact: +607-361 7821
Opening Hours: Daily, 12.00 pm – 12.00 am
Chaiwalla & Co. Container Café
Malaysia’s first container café concept, Chaiwalla & Co. is not a strange name in JB’s best cafés. As the name suggests, a shipping container is used and converted into a cosy café with both indoor and outdoor seating. Apart from its rustic industrial chic with lots of greeneries, this café is also well-known for its signature craft beverages.
Address: 36, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru
Contact: +6012-735 3572
Sunday – Thursday: 12.00 pm – 12.00 am
Friday & Saturday: 12.00 pm – 1.00 am
Faculty of Caffeine
Despite its dark entrance, Faculty of Caffeine is no less appealing to café-hunters. A blend of tradition and contemporary, this café features rustic outlooks and hipster vibes. With a small capacity for diners, this cosy hideout offers a wide range of brunch favourites – bacon and egg waffle. Not forgetting, its home-brewed coffee-based drinks are to die for!
Address: 106, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru
Contact: +6012-547 7886
Opening Hours: Daily, 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Bev C C’afe
When café meets boutique, Bev C C’afe happens. Despite its bare-faced brick walls on the outside, the interior offers a modern-rustic style, with simple and laid-back decorations. You’ll walk into the boutique first as you enter the place. It has a modest menu that features a selection of pies, croissants, and several desserts. Its charcoal croissant is a must-have.
Address: 54, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru
Contact: +6016-725 3530
Thursday – Tuesday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Closed on Wednesday
The Brew Orchestra
Just like its name, The Brew Orchestra is a concept café inspired by grand musical halls. In fact, this well-known café was awarded the Malaysian Aeropress Championship in 2014. For sure, this sleek café is an expert in fine coffee. Aside from that, the menu includes specialty teas and brunch favourites as well.
Address: 19, Jalan Molek 1/5C, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru
Contact: +6018-979 7933
Monday – Saturday: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm
Sunday: 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
Mok Mok Brunch & Bistro
Furnished with lush greeneries inside out, Mok Mok Brunch & Bistro is the perfect escape from the mayhem of city life. Brightly lit with natural sunlight, it is surrounded by glass walls – just like a greenhouse café. Prepared only using freshest local produce, the menu comprises rice bowls, burgers, and desserts for pure indulgence.
Address: 78, Jalan Pingai, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru
Contact: +6018-270 6068
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30 am – 11.00 pm
Maco Café & Bakery
If you are looking for a spot for tea time, head on to this petit café! Maco Café & Bakery offers a warm and contemporary-looking café, definitely the perfect place to do some catch-up with friends. Specializing in traditional French pastries, this café offers mille crepe cakes of 20 different delicious flavours! Make sure to save some space if you want to try it all.
Address: 65, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/2, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai
Contact: +6013-727 3366
Opening Hours: Daily, 10.30 am – 10.00 pm
24 Festive Drums Café
A unique concept café, 24 Festive Drums Café offers a classic and traditional vibe. Stands proud of its name, the café is embellished with a total of 24 traditional Chinese drums hanging from the ceiling – almost looking as if they are floating. Apart from a wide selection of mille crepes, the menu also consists of scrumptious variety of classic meals for brunch.
Address: 39, Jalan Ibrahim, 80000 Johor Bahru
Contact: +607-220 0955
Monday – Thursday: 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
Friday – Sunday: 10.00 am – 11.00 pm
These cosy cafés are certainly worth a café-hunting in JB. While you are here, might as well have a fantastic time playing with millions of colourful LEGO bricks at Legoland Malaysia. Just skip the queue and get your theme park pass here.
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Featured image via The Replacement – Lodge & Kitchen and Faculty Of Caffeine on Facebook