5 Hipster Cafés You’ll Fall For in JB

The café game is getting stronger and stronger all over Malaysia. With unique brunch selections, delicious desserts, breathtaking interior design and wonderful specialty coffee, it’s becoming harder to choose where to go. And with more cafes experimenting with new techniques, what more can us coffee and brunch lovers ask for?

Lucky for us, the ENTERTAINER has been quickly expanding nationwide, even as far as JB, Penang and Kuching, so users will never miss out on what’s trending in town. So, the next time you’re in JB or if you live around the area, you shouldn’t miss these 5 incredible cafes and deals from the ENTERTAINER that’ll make you die die want to go back.

Tropique Café & Restaurant

Location: Tebrau

A beautiful spot that serves up a memorable brunch and a wonderfully crafted Western dinner menu. Every dish is exquisitely presented, no matter what you order, with many fine touches and careful details that show just how much the chefs care about your dining experience. They even have unique seasonal dishes like their recent Laksta, a laksa and pasta fusion dish. With options like Shephard’s Pie Deconstructed and Chicken Wings with Penang Sauce, it’s exciting to see what else they’ll come up with.

Shakespeare Milkshakes

Location: Bandar Johor Bahru

Enter Shakespeare Milkshakes, the perfect addition to the hipster game in JB. It specialises in superbly crafted milkshakes, croffles (croissant + waffle), soft serve ice cream, and of course, a simple, artful interior that looks pretty in photos. Their desserts and shakes are sent from heaven to bless lovers of sweet things with their Kinder Bueno Specialty Shake, Salted Caramel Affogato with waffles, and Nutella Banana Yoghurt. It’s a wonderful place that’ll even tempt Singaporeans to cross the border for a treat.

The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen

Location: Bandar Johor Bahru

From the outside, The Replacement Lodge looks like an extremely clean local shophouse, but just as you walk in, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with its cozy, homely interior and warm, friendly service. Serving up brunch and dinner, and popular for its churros, this is one of those places you should definitely stop by whenever you’re in town. In fact, you can even spend the night there, and you just might have to, after trying their delicious dishes your taste buds will thank you for. Try the Soft Shell Crab Burger for brunch and tapas (served at night) if you’re looking for more than just a good cuppa.

Faculty of Caffeine

Location: Bandar Johor Bahru

Even though it’s owned by the same guys who run The Replacement Lodge, the concept of Faculty of Caffeine is very different. It’s got an industrial-chic vibe that’s moody, raw and a little old-school with vintage décor that makes this hidden gem quite the experience. Famed for their interesting combinations of flavours that include Western, Korean and Japanese, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from including the highly rated Fried Chicken Maze Ramen and delectable Tiramisu Waffle. Head there for an early breakfast to skip the crowd.

Openwork Coffee

Location: Bandar Johor Bahru

If you’re a lover of gyozas and coffee specifically, this is the cafe for you. Openwork Coffee is the only gyoza and coffee bar in Malaysia, and they serve authentic 100% Arabica coffee as well as heartwarming Japanese gyozas that are handmade with love and care. Try not to drool when scrolling through their Instagram page! You’ll find waffles, to lao gan ma, and various specialty beverages that’s sure to tickle your fancy.

We’re definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to cafes in Johor Bahru. Pop over to any of these options for a good cuppa, delicious pastries, and an amazing ambiance.

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