Saturday, 14 June 2014

Johor Bahru Hipster Cafe Hopping Guide - Hot Coffee

Hipster cafe craze has ignited across the globe and (happily) Johor Bahru is not spared.

Leading the charge in Johor Bahru are young entrepreneurs who are first and foremost coffee lovers. They are urbane, well travelled and passionate about coffee.

This is reflected in the creativity in cafe interior design and commitment to good roasts and brews in Johor Bahru's hipster cafes.

A few cafes have won international interior design awards and several JB baristas are ranked globally in latte art and coffee grading.

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Johor Bahru's hipster culture while globally inspired is also well grounded in it's Nanyang roots. Some of the cafes are fully vertically integrated with their own coffee plantations in Johor, bean processing plants, roasting facilities through to retail outlets.

Here is a guide to just 13 of JB's many hipster cafes.

Note: Clicking on the pictures of the cafes will take you to the full articles with detailed descriptions and additional photos of the cafes.

Just-Want-Coffee-Factory-30-Johor-Bahru
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Cafe name: Just Want Coffee, The Factory 30
Address:  No 30, Jalan Mutiara Emas 5/3, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/r3Qnc
GPS: 1.547554,103.776383
Hours: 2:00pm to 12:00 midnight

My-Liberica-Specialty-Coffee-Taman-Molek-Johor-Bahru
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Cafe name: My Liberica Specialty Coffee (Molek branch)
Address: 73, Jalan Molek 3/10, Taman Molek, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/7ZUXG
GPS: 1.521567,103.784838
Hours: Monday to Thursday 12:00noon to 10:00pm. Friday to Sunday 9:30am to 11:30pm.

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Cafe name: My Liberica Specialty Coffee (Austin branch)
Address: AS-01-02, Level 1, Block A, Academic Square, Austin Heights, Taman Mount Austin, Johore Bahru.
Maphttp://goo.gl/maps/H0FKJ
GPS: 1.561045,103.777853
Hours: 1:30pm to 11:30pm

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Cafe name: Coffee Nowhere
Address: No. 30 Jalan Gaya 1, Taman Gaya, Ulu Tiram, Johor 
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/9lZlS 
GPS: 1.564338,103.801649 
Hours: Mon - Sun: 11:00 am to 12:00 midnight

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Cafe name: Coffee Loft Cafe
Address: No.29, Jalan Molek 1/12, Taman Molek, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Jeh1r
GPS: 1.528334,103.789150
Hours: Mon - Thu: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Fri - Sun: 12:00 pm to 12:00 midnight

gCafe-Johor-Bahru-Mount-Austin
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Cafe name: gCafe
Address: 147, Jalan Mutiara Emas 10/19, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/64N0B
GPS: 1.555897,103.782756 
Hours: Mon - Thu: 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight | Fri - Sat: 12:00 noon - 1:00am | Sun: 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight

Brew-Orchestra-Specialty-Coffee-Bar-Johor-Bahru-交响乐厅氛围咖啡馆
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Cafe name: Brew Orchestra 交响乐厅氛围咖啡馆
Address: 19 Jalan Molek 1/5C, Taman Molek, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/X2uiZ
GPS: 1.530187,103.787967
Hours: Mon - Fri: 11:00am to 11:30pm | Sat - Sun: 10:00am to 11:30pm

"W"-Espresso-Sporting-Club-Monsta-Cafe-Country-Garden-Johor-Bahru
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Cafe name: "W" Espresso Sporting Club By Monsta Cafe
Address: Country Garden, Danga Bay (off Jalan Skudai)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/5sPLu
GPS: 1.473481,103.724325
Hours: 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight

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Cafe name: Headmost Cafe (by Just Want Coffee)
Address: SunCity (Plaza Matahari), G07, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Meeem
GPS: 1.476551,103.768774
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight | Friday to Saturday 12:00 noon to 1:00am.

Cestino-Bakery-Bistro-Country-Garden-Danga-Bay-Johor-Bahru
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Cafe name: Insomnia Cestino Patisserie (Country Garden, Danga Bay outlet)
Address: Country Garden, Danga Bay (off Jalan Skudai)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/5sPLu
GPS: 1.473481,103.724325
Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm

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Cafe name: Cestino Bakery and Bistro
Address: Blok F-01-07 and 08, Jalan Harmonium 24/2, Taman Desa Tebrau, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/cMEhd
GPS: 1.550760,103.795630
Hours: 12:00 noon to 11:00pm (Closed on Mondays)

Faculty-of-Caffeine-Johor-Bahru
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Cafe name: Faculty of Caffeine
Address: 106, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru (across the road from from the Johor Old Temple and beside Plaza Seni)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Z9i3L
GPS: 1.460365,103.763511 
Hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm

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Cafe name: Baristas Coffee 
Address: No 34, Jalan Sri Putra 1, Bandar Putra, Kulai, Johor 
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/EJVwb 
GPS: 1.640826,103.623862 
Hours: 10:00 am to 9:30 pm (Closed on Monday) 

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Cafe name: Pure Bean Coffee
Address: 94, Jalan Gaya 1, Taman Gaya 2, Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/jjKsk
GPS: 1.564649,103.801735
Hours: Mon - Fri : 12pm - 11pm | ​​Sat - Sun  : 10am - 11pm

This guide is far from complete - there are still many more hipster cafes in JB that I have yet to visit.

So, stay tuned as I am updating this Johor Bahru Hipster Cafe Hopping Guide regularly as I visit all the cafes, one by one :D

Do drop me a comment if you have a favourite cafe which you like to recommend to me and fellow readers.

I wish you happy cafe hopping in Jay Bee :D

7 comments:

  1. Tony try miyakori in bukit indah.

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  2. hello,are they halal certified cafes?thanks^^

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  3. If they sell wines/ alcoholic beverages, they wont be halal certified.

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  4. If you want to know if they are halal certified or not, check at the JAKIM website. If the cafe doesn't pop up there, then they are not certified.

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  5. Hi, thanks for shortlist, you can also give a try at sweet blossom coffee roasters at Pelangi, they brew good coffee.

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  6. Hi there. Mind to check B.L.O.C. (Banana Lounge Café) formerly Pisang Café @ Block A, #1-40, Southkey, JB.

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  7. Hi there. Mind to check B.L.O.C. (Banana Lounge Café) formerly Pisang Café @ Block A, #1-40, Southkey, JB.

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