First container-concept café was introduced on 8 December 2012 in Johor Bahru. Located nearby Jalan Hiok Nee, JB, this place has their kiosk literally located in a container. Chaiwalla & Co. Container Café is exquisitely revamped to look like a vintage modern space for people to grab a drink and chill. Until today, they already have two outlets in Johor Bahru and one in Damansara. Mr. Nazrul Hakim Putra is the founder of Chaiwalla & Co and he had been a sailor for 13 years. That is probably the reason behind his business concept.
For now, their main focus is beverages such as Vietnamese coffee, Thai milk tea, and chrysanthemum tea. Using only fresh milk and halal pearl jellies, this café chose the perfect tagline to go with their selection of drinks – “Honest Tea”. Here at Chaiwalla & Co, patrons can customize their own drinks by selecting the size, base (tea, milk tea, coffee, fresh milk and smoothies), flavour (caramel, winter melon, strawberry, vanilla and etc), toppings (ice cream, nata de coco, pearls and etc), and lastly the level of sweetness. Small portions are also available for the little ones.
For first trial, we suggest you to try their Chaiwalla & Co Large Original Thai Milk Tea with Pearls. As their signature drink, this one is super refreshing on a sunny day and the flavour is just at the right proportion. The pearls are also chewier and softer compared to other regular pearls used by famous cafés. Apart from beverages, they are also offering a few selection of light munchies such as pies and brownies. With a fresh concept and tasty drinks, we can say that this place will probably stay in this industry for quite some time.