Best Cafes in Johor Bahru (JB)

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You can never get tired of cafes as they continue to emerge and brand new ideas are constantly springing up. Heading south to the city of Johor Bahru, we are about to discover some really amazing cafes that will never fail to astound you with their very original concepts and recipes. This list will tell you where your next destination should be so that the next time you're looking for some chill time, you know exactly where to look.

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    Moonlight Cake HousePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    This sweet desserts heaven is one of the widely known cafes you can find in Johor Bahru with their irresistible delights charming the local crowd. The café is set in a dim and relaxing environment with the beautiful sight of pastries and desserts surrounding you. Cakes are the main attraction here as you will get to indulge in a whole range of beautifully crafted and delicious confectionery, perfect for you sweet tooths.
    Tips

    Hot meals are also available to get your tummy full.

    Things to expect

    A wide range of cakes and desserts.

    Best with

    Crepe Cakes

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM20.00

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    Moonlight Cake House View restaurant

    1, Jalan indah 16/12, Taman Bukit Indah, 81200, Johor Bahru, 81200, Taman Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru
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    072329922

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    08:00AM—02:00AM
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    In this current age, you’d be expecting something different every now and then; and here you have it, your very own container café. As the name suggests, a shipping container is used and refurbished into a café where you can place an order and enjoy your snacks and beverages and in a breezy outdoor seating. Apart from the creative and fresh look, you will also get some really fine Chai Latte and Tea; their signature drinks.
    Tips

    Situated across HSBC bank.

    Things to expect

    Outdoor seating with a view.

    Best with

    Chai Latte, Chocolate Brownies

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM7.00

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    Chaiwalla & Co. Container Café View restaurant

    36, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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    0176224536

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday
    11:00AM—12:00AM
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    11:00AM—01:00AM
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    No, this is not your usual school excursion to visit a factory; instead, feast your eyes upon this beautifully refurbished warehouse turned café. The high ceiling and shutter doors give off a very industrial atmosphere, truly an attraction for café hoppers seeking novelty. In addition to the aberrant décor, you will also be able to relish in some amazing blends of coffee and warm, fluffy waffles.
    Tips

    May be crowded at times, so be prepared to queue.

    Things to expect

    An industrial concept café, awesome desserts.

    Best with

    Butter Caramel Waffles, Tiramisu

    Price

    RM9.00 to RM20.00

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    Just Want Coffee, The Factory 30 View restaurant

    No 30, Jln Mutiara Emas 5/3, Tmn Mount Austin, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073507508

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    Every day
    12:00PM—12:00AM
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    That’s not King Kong climbing a building; it’s just a quirky monster signboard for Monsta Café. As already portrayed by their cute mascot, the interior of the café is pretty fun and lively with spaces for drinks and dining. It’s no doubt the locals flock to this place for their delicious food and drinks, especially with the beautiful and joyful coffee art which is much Instagram-worthy.
    Tips

    Available for party and events.

    Things to expect

    Coffee art and nice presentations.

    Best with

    Prawn Aglio Olio, Charcoal Ice Cream Toast

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM20.00

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    Monsta Café View restaurant

    157, Jalan Bestari 1/5, Taman Nusa Bestari, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, 81300, Skudai, Johor
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    075567128

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    Once Upon a Time CaféPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Ever dreamt of being in your favourite fairytale? This beautiful café will take you away from reality into a world of pure imagination where the lush greens and cottage-like décor will let you enjoy some time away from the concrete jungle. You will also find yourself adoring the charming coffee art done by the baristas as they craft some pretty innovative designs. Who says you can only dream in your sleep?
    Tips

    The outdoor seating accords a prettier view.

    Things to expect

    A fairytale environment and relaxing surroundings.

    Best with

    Rosa Latte, Dark Chocolate Layer Cake

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM20.00

    Once Upon a Time Café View restaurant

    No. 7A Showhouse, Jalan Persiaran Jaya Putra 1, Bandar Jaya Putra, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0167973999

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    12:00PM—11:00PM
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    The Brew OrchestraNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Apart from bare brick walls and hanging light bulbs, this café also boasts magnificent décor inspired by grand musical halls (hence the name). Of course, if you’re already in love with the interior, wait until you get to the food and drinks. Brewed by professionals, you will be presented with some really fine tasting coffee that will not have you leave in disappointment. Also, it isn’t really complete without some coffee complementing your meal, which will also not fail to please you with over here.
    Tips

    Do ask the baristas for their recommendations.

    Things to expect

    A sleek café with some fine coffee.

    Best with

    Magic, Brownies with Ice Cream

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

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    The Brew Orchestra View restaurant

    19, Jalan Molek 1/5C, Taman Molek, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073588234

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    09:30AM—07:00PM
    Friday, Saturday
    09:30AM—11:30PM
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    Bev C'afe

    Bev C Cafe is a cross between a boutique and a cafe with 2-storey of Instagrammable space. Not only does this place looks absolutely stunning and cozy, the food and coffee too are pretty good. Famed for their charcoal croissant, one can simply enjoy the homeyness of the place while skimming through a selection of clothes. Food and fashion - what's not to love?

    Tips

    Free wifi and water.

    Things to expect

    A rustic boutique and cafe.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM25.00

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    Bev C'afe View restaurant

    54, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072213530

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—08:00PM
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    No, this isn't that instant coffee you'll find in Giant or any relevant hypermarket. In fact, Alicafe Specialty Coffee is a great place for anyone with the intention of chilling and enjoying a cup of hot coffee. To those that are in need of a few bites, hot snacks are available as well. So sit down, relax and enjoy a conversation or two in this warm and cozy place, fitted with quilted leather seats and mezzanine floor.

    Tips

    Free wifi.

    Things to expect

    A stunning looking place on the inside.

    Best with

    Specialty coffee.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM30.00

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    Alicafe Specialty Coffee View restaurant

    25-29, Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0167193737

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    03:00PM—12:00AM
    Saturday, Sunday
    02:00PM—12:00AM
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    Faculty of CaffeinePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    A blend of tradition and contemporary, Faculty of Caffeine is another place of visit if you're into rustic outlooks and hipster vibes. This humble cafe with the seating capacity of less than 25 offers a wide range of breakfast favourites and coffee that many would definitely enjoy. They also have a pretty solid range of desserts to compliment at the end of the meal!

    Tips

    Be patient - service can be slow at times.

    Things to expect

    Awesome food and friendly service in a cozy place.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Faculty of Caffeine View restaurant

    106, Jalan Trus, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0124115909

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    Every day
    09:00AM—05:30PM
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    Maco Cafe & Bakery

    Maco Cafe & Bakery is famed for their mille crepe cakes since the day they opened. Set in a pretty warm and contemporary-looking cafe, Maco Cafe & Bakery has been one of the best places to hangout due to their soothing vibe, aromatic coffee and of course, delicious cakes. There's also free wifi and water so yeah, it's a complete package altogether.

    Tips

    Check out their FB page for on-going promos.

    Things to expect

    A casual and warm place.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM20.00

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    Maco Cafe & Bakery   View restaurant

    65, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/2, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, 81300, Skudai, Johor
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    075568490

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    If you're in the mood for something fancy but inexpensive, then perhaps Pace Cafe may be more of your speed. Not to mention if you're a fan of Tiffany Blue, this cafe is all about them, from the facade to the cakes and even to their cups, they all have a consistent Tiffany blue-theme. Inside, you'll find yourself to be seated in a fairly small place with adequate comfort. 

    Tips

    Limited seats.

    Things to expect

    Awesome cakes and pastries in a humble space.

    Best with

    Wine.

    Price

    RM12.00 to RM50.00

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    Pace Café & Wine Lounge View restaurant

    40, Jalan Ibrahim, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072224896

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    10:00AM—08:00PM
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    Roost, Recycled & Repurposed Cafe Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    The name of this place may sound like a recycling campaign, but fortunately, it's not entirely true. After all, you'll find vintage CDs, posters and even decorational items around the cafe, giving it a really hipster-ish vibe. As for their food, you'll find a range of pretty interestingly designed menus with a finesse for presentation. They're also prepared with premium and fresh ingredients, ensuring that what you have is of top quality.

    Tips

    Free water and wifi.

    Things to expect

    A warm and cozy setting.

    Best with

    Coffee or juices.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM20.00

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    Roost, Recycled & Repurposed Cafe View restaurant

    15, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0167767489

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    01:00PM—12:00AM
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    The Replacement - Lodge & Kitchen

    Taking trendy Instagram photos can't get any easier if you're here at The Replacement - Lodge & Kitchen as the entire cafe is brightly lit with natural lighting, and it's full on white all around. This will also help their food be more photogenic as the contrast of white does make the food shine. On the other hand, they have a special menu each month, providing opportunities for those who wish to try on some fancy dining at an affordable price. 

    Tips

    Special menu every month.

    Things to expect

    A very white place - like, really really white.

    Best with

    Hand brew coffee.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM30.00

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    The Replacement Cafe View restaurant

    33, 34, Jalan Dhoby, 80000 , Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0164218530

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    10:00AM—07:00PM
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    09:00AM—12:00AM
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    Vanilla Bean

    Despite being a new face in the cafe scene of Johor Bahru, Vanilla Bean has been reaping up positive reviews. Interior-wise, it’s a clever mix of contemporary and comfort with plenty of natural light showered all over the space. As far as the food in concerned, choices are far from short, especially for sugar junkies out there. Expect a wonderful array of handcrafted home baked cakes and waffles that are happily turning visitors fat. Think creative combinations like salted egg yolk charcoal waffle, Teh Tarik waffle and Odeh-odeh waffle. If savoury is more your thing, big breakfast and panini grill does not disappoint. Also, their freshly brewed coffees certainly know to complement any sort of dishes you have selected. Another important factor – yes, they all do look Instagrammable! 

    Tips

    Healthy junkies may opt for their cold pressed juices

    Things to expect

    Good service, nice interior and vast selection of cakes

    Best with

    Big Breakfast

    Price

    RM4.80 to RM10.00

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    Vanilla Bean View restaurant

    6, Persiaran Senibong, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia, 81750 , Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073804900

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    12:00AM—12:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    09:00AM—10:00PM
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    Flowers in the Window

    Calling all nature lovers! There is a cafe in town where you can dine while being surrounded by flowers, and that place is Flowers in the Window. This beautifully decorated cafe has large glass windows installed, emitting light that would be perfect for your pictures. The plating's here are extremely colorful as well, as beautiful flowers are often used as decorations on their dishes!
    Tips

    Try out their bread as it is extremely fresh!

    Things to expect

    Beautiful and rustic ambiance

    Best with

    Carrot cake

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM30.00

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    Flowers in the Window View restaurant

    9, Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072227489

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    10:00AM—08:00PM
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    Two large gates opened wide, extended to offer you a warm welcome. When you step foot into Rowan & Parsley, it is as if you are entering a mansion. There is a garden surrounding it, perfect for you to take pictures while waiting for a seat inside! The wooden themed cafe offers a beautiful view of the garden outside with its large glass windows. So do make sure you remember to snap some pictures while you are here!

    Tips

    It is located in a factory area, so do make sure you have your GPS ready!

    Things to expect

    Friendly and professional staff

    Best with

    Chestnut matcha cake

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM70.00

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    ROWAN & PARSLEY Food Atelier View restaurant

    1-41, Jalan Cenderai 20, Taman Perindustrian Kota Puteri, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia, 81750, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073821760

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:30AM—11:30PM
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    Ink N Water

    Looking for a casual place to hang out with your friends, but still being able to take instagram worthy pictures? If you are, head on down to Ink N Water now! Their brick walls paired with light bulbs hanging from the ceiling will create the perfect backdrop for you! They also have marbles filled on their tables and chairs, which you to roll your movable seat around!

    Tips

    Obtain recommendations from the staff

    Things to expect

    Rustic themed cafe

    Best with

    Specially hand made cakes

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM50.00

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    Ink N Water View restaurant

    44-54, Jalan Pingai, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80400, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073364766

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
    01:00PM—11:00PM
    Tuesday, Sunday
    01:00PM—09:00PM
    Friday, Saturday
    01:00PM—01:00AM
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    Cafe 1988

    This minimalist cafe is both comfortable and adorable! Cushions and pillows are available to ensure that their customers dine comfortably. Their wooden tables and white walls are perfect to give your pictures a pure and classic look. They are extremely passionate about their coffee, ensuring their customers would enjoy sipping their coffee in the most pleasant mood!
    Tips

    Remember to take some good pictures while you are here!

    Things to expect

    Adorable and cozy cafe

    Best with

    Matcha coffee

    Price

    RM9.00 to RM30.00

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    Cafe 1988 View restaurant

    146, Jalan Dato Haji Hassan, Taman Sri Maharani, 84000 Muar, Johor, 84000, Muar, Johor
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    069533579

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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
    04:00PM—12:00AM
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    01:00PM—12:00AM
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    Coffee + Cream

    This tiny little cafe is a standalone shop on its own. Its large glass doors and windows gives it a comfortable and cozy ambiance. Its interior is decorated with light bulbs and wooden tables paired with comfortable sofas for you to sit back and relax! Just order your favorite cup of coffee, and enjoy yourself in this beautiful rustic cafe!

    Tips

    Obtain recommendations from the waiter

    Things to expect

    Relaxing and cozy ambiance

    Best with

    Flat white

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Coffee + Cream View restaurant

    37-3 (B11) Lorong Haji Ibrahim, Jalan Bakri, 84000, Muar, Johor
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    0126173339

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
    10:00AM—12:00AM
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    10:00AM—01:00AM
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