Best Coffees in Johor Bahru (JB)

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A good cup of coffee is never too far away. Wherever you may be, this brew of roasted coffee beans certainly tingles the senses with its characteristic aroma and taste. One of the most popular drinks in the world, there are various blends and brews offering flavours ranging from subtle for the novice to robust for the afficionado. Riding on the coffee trend that has hit our shores in recent years that has resulted in an explosion of coffee joints all over the major cities, we have compiled a list of some of the most sought-after coffee in Johor Bahru.

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    JWC, The Factory 30Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Located in a refurbished factory lot, high ceilings and remnants of its industrial past adorn this place, drawing attention with its intriguing ambience. With a team of skilled baristas, the coffee here is anything but run of the mill; in fact, it is the place to be for Johor's trendiest. Offering mild and round bodied coffees, there is a blend that suits anyone.
    Tips

    Do not be alarmed by the pulled down shutters; enter using the glass doors on the left. Expect queues on weekends.

    Things to expect

    An industrial-concept café with awesome coffee and 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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    My Liberica Coffee Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Utilising beans from their very own plantation in Johor, My Liberica Coffee aims to satisfy your coffee needs with the highest level of quality possible. They are honed in various brewing methods, producing refined flavours for different types of coffee. If you’re a hardcore coffee enthusiast or just interested in some classy coffee, this is the right place for you.
    Tips

    Sit by the coffee bar to watch the baristas in action.

    Things to expect

    Refined coffee flavours.

    Best with

    Kopi Luwak.

    Price

    RM9.00 to RM30.00

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    My Liberica View restaurant

    73, Jalan Molek 3/10, Taman Molek, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073611069

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    12:30PM—10:30PM
    Friday, Saturday
    12:30PM—11:30PM
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    Putting aside the quirky and joyful concept, Monsta Café is serious about their coffee - brewed by highly skilled baristas. Rest assured that every visit here will result in a consistent brew of flavourful coffee. Realising that presentation is as equally important as taste, you can expect all sorts of fun latte art at this cafe, which makes it Instagram-worthy!
    Tips

    The cafe is able to host private parties and events.

    Things to expect

    Good coffee that is well presented.

    Best with

    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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    Every day
    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    If a simple cup of coffee isn't enough, you can opt for a variety of toppings and flavours from Coffee Valley. This casual place is a great place to get your daily fix of sugar, along with a touch of caffeine. Despite all their additional toppings and what not, they too have standard syphon coffee and espresso. Though it's not that popular, it still is pretty good.


    Tips

    There's a customer pick of the week.

    Things to expect

    A warm and cozy place.

    Best with

    Range of cakes.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM20.00

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    Coffee Valley View restaurant

    L2-550 A, Sutera Mall, 1, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    075622744

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    Every day
    10:30AM—10:00PM
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    Ambiguous is a cafe located on the top floor of Gent Utopia Enterprise Johor. For those who are interested, Gent Utopia Enterprise is home to various fashion labels that are self-imported. So most of the things here aren't found in shops like Club 21 or any other place unless if you were to travel overseas. Apart from the fashion, Ambiguous Cafe is a warm and gloomy place, perfect for a Saturday afternoon's lunch. Enjoy a sip of coffee while browsing through what to buy - what a life. 

    Tips

    Check out their FB page for monthly promos.

    Things to expect

    A luxury fashion outlet with a cafe.

    Best with

    Cold brew.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM20.00

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    Ambiguous Cafe @ Gent Utopia Enterprise View restaurant

    7, Jalan Serampang, Taman Sri Tebrau, 80050 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80050, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072897168

    Closed Now
    Every day
    12:00PM—10:00PM
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    The Brew Orchestra, as the name suggests, combines the features of a café and a music hall. Boasting a magnificent interior, the passionate and well-trained baristas orchestrate a harmonious brew using quality beans to served you a cup of coffee that will never sound (taste) like a dischord.
    Tips

    Do ask the baristas for recommendations.

    Things to expect

    A specialty coffee place.

    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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    Coffee NowherePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    From a local café to having an international brand presence, Coffee Nowhere (pronounced as 'Coffee Now Here') owes its fame to top notch coffee. With its warm wooden panels resembling a stable from the Nativity scene to provide its patrons with a humble and rustic atmosphere to enjoy a cuppa, Coffee NowHere uses only quality beans and brewing methods to serve coffee that appeals to wide spectrum, from novices to enthusiasts.
    Tips

    The cafe is also popular for their signature dishes.

    Things to expect

    Good coffee.

    Best with

    Hand Brewed Coffee

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM20.00

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    Coffee Nowhere View restaurant

    30, Jalan Gaya 1, Taman Gaya, 81800 Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia, 81800, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0137719355

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    Every day
    12:00PM—11:00AM
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    Container designs have been gaining popularity over the years and this is one prime example. Located along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, this modern looking establishment is home to smooth and aromatic coffee. They also offer a wide variety of cold drinks to counter the Malaysian heatwave. All and all, if you're looking for a cup of coffee worthy of an Instagram shot while wanting it to be good, this is the place. 

    Tips

    Take-away is the best option.

    Things to expect

    A container with humans in it.

    Best with

    Coffee and cakes.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

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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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    Bev C'afe

    Fashion, food and coffee - that is what Bev C'afe is all about. This 2-storey masterpiece houses both a boutique and a cafe, offering the best of both worlds. Customers can order their favourite shot of espresso here, alongside their famous charcoal croissant while looking through a series of fashionable clothing. The place is also Instagram friendly, so that's great for those who wishes to share their photos on social media.

    Tips

    Clothes are for sale - not just display.

    Things to expect

    A boutique with a cafe.

    Best with

    Cakes.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

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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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    Insomnia may be one of the best way of describing this place as coffee does make most people stay awake at night. In any case, this place is definitely worth staying late for as they offer a pretty cozy place to chill and relax. You can also study here but do bare with the loudness of the crowd. Good coffee, comfortable vibe and a friendly service, what more can you ask for?

    Tips

    Free wifi and credit cards accepted.

    Things to expect

    A spacious cafe with free magazines to read (not take).

    Best with

    Cakes.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

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    Insomnia View restaurant

    29C, Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, Straits View, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80200, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0102424104

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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Faculty of CaffeinePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Need a place to kick back and relax after travelling a couple of hours to Johor Bahru? Head on down to Faculty of Caffeine, which is located near the checkpoint, to relax, charge your phones, and enjoy a good cup of coffee.  Each cup of coffee here emanates a strong aroma that will certainly tingle your olfactory senses; the precursor of a fine coffee.

    Tips

    Sit closer to the counter for better WIFI connection

    Things to expect

    Quality and specialty coffee.

    Best with

    Truffle fries

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM12.00

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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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    09:00AM—05:30PM
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    The Replacement Cafe

    This aesthetically pleasing location provides both lodging and dining. Patrons tend to visit here to chill and enjoy a nice cup of coffee. The smooth texture and aromatic smell of their coffee is bound to overtake your senses. Do remember to enquire with their staff to obtain their seasonal hand brew menu to view their hand brew of the day!

    Tips

    Try their hand brew of the day!

    Things to expect

    You may have to wait for around 10 minutes to obtain a seat

    Best with

    Caramelised banana

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM12.00

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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
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—12:00AM
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