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16 Must-Visit Cafes In Johor For Your Next Foodie Road Trip

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1. Yard & Co

Situated right next to the beach, this cafe promises picturesque ocean views throughout the day. There's an indoor and outdoor seating area where you can enjoy a scrumptious seafood meal or pastries and desserts — you'll probably find it hard to leave! Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha vibes, much?

Address:

Lot 4785, 1, Jalan Siakap, Kampung Sungai Rengit,
81600 Pengerang, Johor

Opening hours:
12pm – 7pm (Daily)
Closed on Mondays.

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2. Flowers In The Window

As whimsical as its name, this cafe is adorned with old books, dried flowers, and gorgeous wooden furniture — it almost feels as if you're stepping into a cosy cottage. The homey experience is reflective in their menu, which includes homemade bread, hummus, croissants, and more.

Address:

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

Opening hours:
9am – 5pm (Daily)
Closed on Tuesdays.

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3. Cafe 1988

Why go to South Korea when you can go to... Muar? Hehe. This quaint cafe is giving us K-drama feels with their setup. And the food looks so drool-worthy too... omaigad. Definitely worth adding to the itinerary!

Address:

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

Opening hours:
12pm – 10pm (Daily)
Not open for dine-in at the moment but open for self-pickup orders.

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4. Ukiyo Café

Ukiyo's dreamy interior matches their exquisite desserts that look too pretty to eat. They also offer Japanese fusion dishes along with matcha, hojicha, and other goodies. It's the best place to put on your holiday outfit and head to!

Address:

17-02, Jalan Austin Heights 8/3, Taman Mount Austin,
81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Opening hours:
1pm – 9pm (Daily)

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5. Plantherapy By Spazehaus

Plantherapy will make you feel like you're dining in a terrarium and we love it! The glass dome-like cafe is covered with dried flowers and plants, adding to the futuristic yet enchanting feel. They offer beautifully handcrafted desserts that are often served with pretty botanical decor. 

Address:

8, Jalan Ekoperniagaan 2/7,
Taman Ekoperniagaan, 81100 Johor Bahru

Opening hours:
11am – 7pm (Daily)
Closed on Mondays.

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6. The Atlas Maison

Known for yummy pastries, The Atlas Maison is worth visiting early in the day if you want to make sure to get first pick before they sell out. Customers also mention heading here for brunch, as they have a good selection. 

Address:

32, Jalan Austin Heights 8/7, Taman Mount Austin,
81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Opening hours:
9am – 5pm (Daily)

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7. Soil

From the same bakery (The Atlas) that supplies to The Atlas Maison, Soil is a relatively new cafe that just opened in JB. Head here to enjoy their fresh pastries, while surrounded by greenery and a cosy ambience.

Address:

Unit SL009, Spring Lab, Lot A (GF, Jalan Ekoflora Utama, Taman Ekoflora),
81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Opening hours:
10am – 6pm (Mondays to Thursdays)
9am – 7.30pm (Fridays and Saturdays)
9am – 7pm (Sundays)

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8. The FOUNDERS Cafe

With their high ceilings and white drapes, this industrial-looking cafe offers a spacious feel and ample parking. They serve everything from bagels to cinnamon rolls, lemon tarts, and fusion dishes.

Address:

Tiong Nam Tebrau, 45, Jln Tiong Emas,
Kawasan Perindustrian Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Opening hours:
9am – 6pm (Daily)

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9. Rowan And Parsley food atelier

This charming barbecue smokehouse decked with greenery serves brunch, desserts, as well as dinner. Their meats are said to be carefully grilled for hours, making them smoky and tender. It's a place worth checking out if you're looking for a romantic night out or a chilled evening with a group of friends. 

Address:

7, Jalan Cenderai 20, Kawasan Perindustrial Kota Putri,
81750 Johor Bahru, Johor

Opening hours:
11am – 11pm (Daily)

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10. Yeon Cafe

Aside from yummy pastries and desserts, Yeon Cafe offers well-loved Korean dishes, such as gochujang-coated fried chicken, as well as their signatures, bibimbap and kimbap. If you've got a hankering for Korean food, stop by here while you're in JB.

Address:

12, Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi,
80400 Johor Bahru, Johor

Opening hours:
12pm – 7pm (Daily)
Closed on Tuesdays.

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11. Mrs. Whó

Mrs. Whó has rave reviews for their mushroom ragoût and fish taco wraps, among other fusion meals. Customers recommend must-tries such as their fried chicken waffles and laksta, a combination of pasta, clams, sauteed prawns in spicy laksa gravy.

They also have brunch options from 10am to 2pm.

Address:

Jalan Storey, Bukit Senyum,
80300 Johor Bahru

Opening hours:
11am – 9pm (Tuesdays to Thursdays)
2pm – 10pm (Fridays)
10am – 10pm (Saturdays)
10am – 9pm (Sundays)

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12. Lapo? Cafe

Soto, mee rebus, bubur, and nasi lemak are just of the many local yummies you'll find at Lapo?.

Grab your fave snacks and meals then head to their outdoor seating area for some fresh air under huge, white umbrellas. Breakfast is said to usually be the best time to head here to enjoy their full selection.

Address:

48, Jalan Inderaputra, Stulang Darat,
80300 Johor Bahru, Johor

Opening hours:
7am – 4pm (Daily)
Closed on Mondays.

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13. Kiöpi

This cute, new cafe looks like something out of a Studio Ghibli film. Located in a small house surrounded by wild yellow flowers, Kiöpi offers all types of iced coffees, frappuccinos, several types of pastries, waffles, and cookies. You can stop by for a quick coffee run or sit beneath their large outdoor umbrellas.

Address:

47, Kampung Serkat Barat, Pontian,
Johor (Hajah Aminah Homestay)

Opening hours:
2pm – 8pm (Daily)
Closed on Thursdays.

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14. Raw

If you're looking for a heavier meal, Raw offers unpretentious European brunches and local fusion dishes. They also have vegetarian options. Some say that the flavours here are a step above your typical cafe food.

Some of what they offer includes Swiss rösti, shashuka, homemade gnocchi with truffle infused mushroom cream, and barramundi with spicy lime butter sauce and mashed purple potato.

Address:

70, Jalan Pingai,
Taman Pelangi 80400

Opening hours:
11am – 7pm (Daily)

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15. RABBIT softserve & gelato

On every foodie trip, there's always gotta be room for dessert. Stop over at this ice cream parlour to cool off with one of their tasty gelatos or try their bestselling waffles and ice cream. 

Address:

254, Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa,
80150 Johor Bahru, Johor

Opening hours:
11am – 7pm (Daily)
Closed on Tuesdays.

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16. You By JWC

Founded by the guys behind JWC Roastery, this industrial-style cafe offers a variety of dishes and desserts, including their signature tiramisu cake that's said to be yummy and perfect for sharing. They open till quite late as well if you're looking for a place to satisfy those late night cravings. 

Address:

102, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama,
81300 Skudai, Johor

Opening hours:
11am – 12am (Daily)

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Planning a road trip to any of these other places?

If you're heading to the city instead, check out these cafes and restaurants: