Thanks to Malaysia's bursting coffee scene, cafe-hopping is no longer confined to our sunny shores.
Just a stone’s throw away from the border lies JB's very own hipster street. Home to several up-and-coming cafes, JB will become your favourite place to do some exploration.
Thinking of looking for more cafés to visit and make your day trip worthwhile? Read on to find out more!
1. The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen
With floor-to-ceiling windows, full-on white interiors and minimalistic décor, it’s not hard to see why this café is one of the hottest cafes in JB among Singaporeans and hipsters.
Not only does it serve one of the best cuppas in town, but it has also made a name for itself for being one of the best brunch spots in the area. Serving everything from western to Japanese , this Melbourne-style eatery undoubtedly has the best food.
Address: 33, Jalan Dhoby
2. Faculty of Caffeine
Run by the same team behind The Replacement Lodge and Kitchen, it's no wonder why this coffee house is one place where visitors and locals alike have grown to love. Decked in a dark, industrial concept, this café offers customers a chic and stylish ambience to idle in.
This modern & contemporary café features a variety of creative, fusion dishes. So, treat yourself to a wide selection of brunch dishes, sharing plates, and desserts.
Address: 106, Jalan Trus
3. Tropique Café
Decked out with leafy plants and green walls, this café does live up to its greenhouse theme. Done up in minimalist décor and sleek furniture pieces, this IG-worthy café definitely gives you a refreshing vibe.
Dig into hearty brunch dishes that this wine-and-dine restaurant has to offer. With a charming French-inspired menu, Tropique Café is definitely perfect for brunches, afternoon tea, and romantic dates.
Address: Lot D, Jalan Ekoflora 1, Taman Ekoflora
4. Bev C'afé
This is the one place in JB where fashion meets coffee. This boutique store not only offers fashion clothing hipsters will love but, it also offers a selection of handcrafted beverages that is bound to impress you.
Besides fancy drinks, Bev C'afé serves photogenic desserts that will allow you to snap some pretty photos for the gram and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.
Address: 54 Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
5. Shakespeare Milkshakes
Another brainchild from the founders of The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen and Faculty of Caffeine, Shakespear Milkshakes is a lovely addition to the hipster enclave in JB. This Scandinavian-style café specialises in milkshakes along with sweet and savoury options that will make you want to come back for more!
Get ready for a sugar overload here at Shakespeare Milkshakes. Specialising in unique milkshakes, soft-serve ice cream, and waffles, this dessert joint will definitely be your best bet for a sweet fix after a long day of shopping.
Address: 9 Jalan Trus
If you're visiting Johor Bahru anytime soon, do remember to check these cafés out! Know anyone who loves to café -hop? Share this post with them!
Text By: GirlStyle Singapore