Driving along Jalan Kluang between Batu Pahat town and the Ayer Hitam toll, you will see a row of rustic looking but new shophouses known as Old Street 老街坊. This place, a popular watering hole with locals, is just a stone's throw from Pacific Mall.
There are several eateries, cafes and pubs here. I'll be back here a few more times to explore this place.
It was late in the afternoon, when we dropped by at Continue Cafe & Bistro which is located on the second level.
We love the ambiance and the London theme inside. Lots of red bricks, hard wood, cast iron and warm orange light - the place feels classy, classic and casual at the same time. It's cool inside, shielding us from the blazing sun of tropical Malaysia.
On one of the walls, there were collectibles and memorabilia. If I have the chance to meet the owner, I would love to learn more about them from him or her.
Some of the interesting classic car models.
Outside, there's al fresco dining continuing the same London theme.
Nice, quaint seats converted from a classic Volkswagon van.
We started with a Mixed Salad RM9.90++
The heap of fresh lettuce, capsicum, cherry tomatoes, pea sprouts 豆苗 and egg wedges is served with Thousand Island sauce, dribbles of Lady's Choice REAL mayonnaise and sesame sauce.
We tried Continue Cafe's Salmon Fish Burger RM14.90++.
It's a salmon patty with lettuce slathered with lots of tartar sauce between sweet pandan buns with sesame seeds.
We enjoyed this salmon burger with it's blend of sweet, savoury and tangy flavours with the characteristic taste of salmon fish.
We had Continue's seafood pasta RM18.90++. For the sauce we went for "ginger garlic" which is a blend of teriyaki with ginger and garlic juices. The soft spaghetti sat on the pool of sweet teriyaki sauce with slight ginger and garlic type of mild spiciness.
We had fresh juices at RM6.90++ each.
Of course, we treated ourselves to a cup of cappuccino at RM6.90++. The blend today was San Augustine Huila Arabica from Columbia. It's round bodied, acidic and chocolaty, with a subtle citrusy finish.
Our total bill came to RM51.52.
Continue Cafe & Bistro is a nice place to cool our heels after a visit to Batu Pahat, and before driving back to JB or KL as it is conveniently located along the trunk road (Jalan Kluang) between BP and the NSE highway. The ambiance is among the most interesting I've seen anywhere. The latte at RM6.90++ a cup is good value.
Restaurant name: Continue Cafe and Bistro
Address: 25A Jalan Rotan Utama, Taman Sri Jaya, Batu Pahat, Johor
GPS: 1°51'46.7"N 102°57'12.7"E | 1.862962, 102.953532
Tel: 017-787 8518
Hours: Mon to Thur 3:00pm - 2:00am | Fri to Sun 12:00noon - 2:00pm
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