Top 5 Must-Visit Cafes When in Johor Bahru


Have Halal Will Travel •  Nov 08, 2016

Whether you're in for the coffee, dessert or even their delicious meals, these cafes definitely have something to offer. Cafe-hopping is always a good idea. Imagine yourself indulging in good food with the cafe's perfect ambiance, all at your own time.

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Yes, we're totally digging it too. Check out these top cafes in JB you can explore!

1. Chaiwalla & Co. Container Cafe

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To say that this cafe is a lighthouse for hipsters is an understatement. But really, it's impossible not to fall under the charm of Malaysia's first container concept cafe (yes, the cafe is literally nestled in a container), especially when they serve amazing drinks too. Their Thai Iced Milk Tea is highly raved about and is an absolute must-try!

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Where: Lot 2810, Tan Hiok Nee Street, Johor Bahru

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm, daily

Contact: Facebook | +60 12-735 3572


2. Coffee Valley

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Are you more of a sweet or savoury food kinda person? Well, you don't have to choose at Coffee Valley because they have a variety of waffles to suit your every mood! Yes, we're talking red velvet waffles and even waffles with roast duck!

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Where: 12A Jalan Trus, 80000 Bandaraya Johor Bahru

Opening Hours:  Mon & Tue, Thu to Sun - 11.30am to 8pm, Closed on Wednesdays

Contact: Facebook+60 7-295 6109

*Ingredients used are from halal suppliers.


3. Homies by Just Want Coffee


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Homies is one of the sister cafes by Just Want Coffee, and as it's name suggests, it's an awesome place to chill with your buddies. With their glass windows, natural lighting and clean design, the cafe has a welcoming vibe and is a definite must-visit for all you Instagram addicts wanting to get awesome photos ;)

#HHWT Tip: Want a unique drink? Then you definitely have to order their cotton candy affogato!

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Where: Jalan Molek 1/27, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru

Opening Hours: 12noon to 12midnight, daily

Contact: +60 7-361 3338

*Ingredients used are from halal suppliers.


4. Cafe Racer by Grillbar

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Know of someone who loves their bikes? Well, put a smile on his/her face and surprise your friend with a visit to this biker themed cafe! With biking paraphernalia littered all over the cafe and their hearty meals, it's no surprise that this cafe has managed to stand out amongst the other cafes.

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Where: 72, Jalan Pingai, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru

Opening Hours: 11.30am to 11pm, daily

Contact:Facebook+60 7-335 0000

*Ingredients used are halal-certified. No alcohol.


5. TIP - The Ice Cream Project

Using liquid nitrogen as their weapon of choice to produce their freshly made artisanal ice cream, The Ice Cream Project is the perfect place to cool down after a hot day. You can easily recognise the shop with its swing outside their doors, located on the same row as The Replacement.

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TIP has 4 signature flavours - The Original, which is their pure milk based ice cream; the decadent bittersweet Chocolate; Brownie & Cream, which is a real treat with fudgy brownie bits folded into the original milk ice cream, and last but not least, their nutty and sweet Butterscotch. They also have seasonal flavours on occasion, so do look out for it!

They recommend pairings of tea from Gryphon along with their ice cream, from the usual English Breakfast Tea to more exotic offerings such as Marrakesh Mint and Azteca d'Oro.

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We wish we paid more attention in Chemistry class!

Where: 31 Jalan Dhoby, Johor Bahru 80000, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 3pm - 10pm, Closed on Mondays

Contact:Facebook+60 7-300 7286

*Ingredients used are vegan-friendly, additive and preservative free. The food does not contain any animal by-products or alcohol.

To help you navigate your way around, we've also compiled a map with the locations of all the cafes listed above!

Don't forget to check out other cafes from 16 Halal Cafes in JB For Your Inner Hipster Cafe-Hopping Trip

*Do note that most of these cafes are NOT halal-certified, but they do not serve pork/lard and their ingredients are mostly from halal suppliers. We've marked them accordingly. All information is accurate at time of posting. We advise all readers to double check before visiting and to visit at their own discretion.