Best Roti Bakar in Johor Bahru (JB)

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Roti Bakar is a staple of Malaysians that has remained as the best bet to kick-start a day. Think slices of bread or buns browned on both sides and generously slathered with kaya (coconut egg jam) and cold butter that just melts upon tapping on the warm surface, offering bite oozing with rich and creamy goodness. The popularity of this comfort dish has soared beyond an early morning fuel; you can get Roti Bakar for lunch, elevense, dinner as well as supper. There are a dime and a dozen in Johor Bahru, yet we have handpicked the finest to ensure your palate hits the pinnacle of pleasure. 

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    Roti Bakaq Teloq Meleleh certainly has its business model at a new high. Turning traditional roti bakar into something a little more gourmet and well, fancy as well. With plenty of toppings and fillings, their version of the roti bakar is well packed with flavour and texture, ranging from having vegetables and meat filled within, and sauces to compliment. In short, it's a sinful delight.

    Tips

    There will be a queue.

    Things to expect

    Awesome twist on traditional roti bakar.

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    Water or Coke.

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Roti Bakaq Teloq Meleleh JB 1ST View restaurant

    Jalan Suria 18, Taman Suria, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0197743046

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    04:00PM—10:30PM
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    Hua Mui Kopitiam Halal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    All walks of life constantly plop into this renowned restaurant that offers one of the best Roti Bakar in town. It’s a commodious two-storey building adorned with old-school photos of the restaurant before it was revamped. A little surprise looking at scrambled eggs being perched atop the charcoal-grilled bread in lieu off half-boiled eggs? Well, that’s the specialty dining in an establishment that also serves Hainanese western food, where mashed potatoes are among the contenders too. However, the standouts are the classic spread of kaya and thinly sliced butter.  

    Tips

    Hainanese Chicken Chop is stellar

    Things to expect

    Dose of nostalgic ambiance

    Best with

    Mashed potato

    Price

    RM1.60 to RM3.00

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    Hua Mui View restaurant

    15-25, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072247364

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    08:30AM—05:30PM
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    Kacang Pool HajiHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    How about a Roti Bakar set that hits your palate with spice and savoury? A thick slab of white bread is pleasantly grilled to golden brown with butter and paired with a mouthwatering bowl of Kacang Pool, a popular dish in Johor Bahru. There are numerous spots to grab one, but this humble stall is the reigning champion that should never be missed. The bean and beef concoction is topped with a sunny-side egg, a wedge of lime, chopped chilies and onions. The chopped condiments add heat and crunch to the tender smatterings of meat, and the egg is made to perfection. To further evoke your appetite, this eatery has appeared in a famous food program, “Food Blogger” and since then, the crowd just multiplied. You would certainly mop the bowl clean with the last chunk of bread and yearn for another. 

    Tips

    Spicy lovers, opt for extra chilies

    Things to expect

    Bustling stall

    Best with

    Coffee

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Kacang Pool Haji View restaurant

    Gerai 3, Medan Selera Larkin, Susur 5, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, 80350 , Johor Bahru, Johor
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    07:00AM—01:00PM
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    Kopitiam Kim

    Kopitiam Kim is another simple and modern coffee shop that serves a variety of local favourites. It dishes includes the humble yet absolutely delicious serving of roti bakar, alongside half-boiled eggs and your choice of coffee. The combination may be simple and the kaya butter spread may seem boring, but it has been our national breakfast dish for quite some time. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A fairly modern coffee shop.

    Best with

    Kopi O.

    Price

    RM3.50 to RM7.00

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    Kopitiam Kim View restaurant

    1-25, Jalan Molek 3/10, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 81800 , Johor Bahru, Johor
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    08:00AM—05:00PM
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    Restoran Kin Wah

    This nostalgic restaurant has always been a part of the local’s commute for a couple of generations. No surprise, there is no space for an apple to fall during the morning hours and it's raining orders for Roti Bakar. White bread is nicely charred on the outside, and then liberally layered with butter and kaya, forming a spongy core. The best way to enjoy the classic dish is along with its counterparts, runny half-boiled eggs and Hainanese coffee, which is smooth and full of fragrance. 

    Tips

    Get in a little early

    Things to expect

    Bustling with crowd during morning hours

    Best with

    Coffee

    Price

    RM1.60 to RM3.00

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    Kin Wah Coffee View restaurant

    8, Jalan Trus, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0167484262

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    07:00AM—06:00PM
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    Aiksen Coffee ShopHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    This humble restaurant has been around for generations and the popularity has never stopped peaking. The fun part is you can have your Roti Bakar fix with assorted bread, the normal white bread, spongy bun and the most vaunted, Roti Bengali. For those who hanker for soft, smooth and melt-in-the-mouth wonder, the buns are impeccable, slightly charred and generously sandwiched with lumpy kaya and butter spread. The real draw is the thick blocks of Bengali bread, once it picks up those brownish speckles, it’s smeared with the similar concoction, a little chewy and those rugged surfaces just add charm to your palate. Sip their aromatic coffee to enhance the whole meal. 

    Tips

    Nasi Lemak is worthy too

    Things to expect

    Humble breakfast spot

    Best with

    Coffee

    Price

    RM1.60 to RM10.00

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    Aiksen Coffee Shop View restaurant

    Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, , 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    07:00AM—02:00PM
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    MyRail CoffeeHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Among the pioneers who brought the Kopitiam scene to Malaysia, My Rail Coffee is an establishment oozing with heritage and taste. The march of time has seen Western and other local delights wedging into the extensive menu, yet the main selling point is their Roti Bakar. Their bun definitely bags an award for one of the fluffiest bun you can find in Johor Bahru, and its meticulously toasted and slathered with rich kaya and butter that just melts beyond its diameter, as they are never stingy with the spread. Never let your Roti Bakar be on its own, couple them with coffee and linger in the charming backdrop that has some portraits of historical moments that tingle your curiosity. 

    Tips

    Mee Rebus is not to be missed

    Things to expect

    Impeccable local delicacies

    Best with

    Coffee

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    MyRail Coffee View restaurant

    20 & 21,1st Floor &Ground Floor, Jalan Tasik 1,Pusat Perniagaan Tasik, 86000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0193220072

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    08:00AM—07:00PM
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    08:00AM—10:00PM
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    Toast N Toast

    What toppings would you like to have for your Roti Bakar sir? Yes, you read that right, and no pizza restaurants have included Roti Bakar into their menu. If Kaya and Butter bread isn’t your cup of tea or your taste buds needs to be titivated with more varieties, make your way to this comfy cafe. As per the name, they just never stop toasting bread that comes in a myriad of toppings, truly a haven where sweet-tooth and meat lovers go hand to hand. How about toasted bread that is smeared with butter and kaya, being paired with batons of grilled sausage, egg, and baked beans? Or rich chocolate spread, a sprinkle of nuts and assorted confectionaries coating your thick slab of bread? The interior of the restaurant is praiseworthy too. 

    Tips

    Bring your convives and taste all the renditions

    Things to expect

    Charming ambiance

    Best with

    Coffee

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Restoran Toast 'n' Toast View restaurant

    Danga Bay, 80200, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072346454

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    08:00AM—08:00PM
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    Cupchai Cafe & RestoHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    You’ll constantly spot this restaurant in social medias, priding as one of the most trendy cafes with a sprawling spread of local and Western delicacies. Cup yourself in the wooden tables and chairs and delve down their Kacang pool which is served with thick toasted bread. The murky gravy is abundantly filled with beef chunks and tender beans, crowned with sunny-side egg as well as chopped chilies and onions. Dipping the toasted bread with crispy edges into the concoction just accentuates each mouthful. A freshly brewed coffee would be the best match. 

    Tips

    Get in early during weekends

    Things to expect

    Trendy cafe, Instagram worthy

    Best with

    Coffees

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Cupchai Cafe & Resto View restaurant

    No.23, Jalan Padi Emas 1/4 (UDA Business Centre), 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072446165

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    09:00AM—12:00AM
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    Ah Hong Kopitiam

    Ah Hong Kopitiam is what you'll call a pretty modern coffee shop. It has all the necessities such as air-cond, a comfortable dining area, metal cutleries and so on. However, the food and drinks here remain a timeless classic. You still find that 'kao' in your coffee, and the roti bakar is nicely toasted and spread with kaya and butter. Mee siam and kuey teow soup are available as well. So if you're in the mood to get up early and have some breakfast, do give Ah Hong Kopitiam a chance.

    Tips

    Avoid peak hours. Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A nostalgic coffee shop with authentic roti bakar and various other dishes.

    Best with

    Kopi O.

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM5.00

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    Ah Hong Kopitiam View restaurant

    60, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, 81300 , Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0127719600

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    08:00AM—06:00PM
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    Rustic Cafe is another casual dining place that you can order a good set of roti bakar. The cafes offers a pretty solid range of local dishes with a twist - something you'll consider as comfort food. As for the humble roti bakar, it comes with a good amount of cheese within. It's not the fanciest of bread, but it does bring you closer to home.

    Tips

    Free wifi and cash only.

    Things to expect

    A simple and well, rustic cafe. Quite literal.

    Best with

    Coffee or various mixes of drinks.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

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    Rustic Cafe JB View restaurant

    5, Jalan Wira 8, Taman Perindustrian Jb Perdana, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Restoran Sunshine 新东升

    Having been operating for more than 2 decades, Sunshine Kopitiam certainly is the hotspot for the elderly to chit chat and have breakfast in the morning. It's wildly popular for its kopi O and roti bakar combination, as these two are somewhat the nation's favourite breakfast dishes. Their toast also comes in several option, either the classic kaya and butter, or simply either one, or even better, the sambal toast!


    Tips

    Avoid peak hours.

    Things to expect

    A pretty packed coffee shop.

    Best with

    Kopi O.

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM5.00

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    Restoran Sunshine 新东升茶餐厅 View restaurant

    Jalan Beladau 14, Taman Puteri Wangsa,, 81800, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0167002008

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    07:00AM—11:00AM
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    07:00PM—10:00PM
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