Wednesday, 28 June 2017

1 Day Cafe Hopping Itinerary in Johor Bahru JB (Tuesday Edition)

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Today is my cafe hopping and good coffee appreciation day in Johor Bahru. We started at 10am in the morning and left the last cafe at 10pm at night 😄 It's quite a tiring day but we felt very high throughout the day 😄

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Our first cafe stop was Vanilla Bean Cafe & Patisserie.

Address: Blk B, Pangsapuri Pinggiran Air (WaterEdge Condo), 2 Persiaran Senibong, Johor Bahru
GPS1°29'21.2"N 103°49'51.7"E | 1.489225, 103.831020
Hours: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Tel: 07-380 4900


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Barista-owner Hee Wei and pâtisser-owner Sherry run this little cafe just outside WaterEdge condominium at the quiet Senibong Cove. To get to Vanilla Bean, just inform the security guard at the gate that you are going to the cafe - they will let you in without requiring documents as Vanilla Bean has a lot of visitors everyday 😄

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Good coffee in a simple, no frills ambiance.

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The house made cakes and savouries are delicious.

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Our second cafe stop was Kafe Alley Lab.

Address: 17, Jalan Molek 1/30, Taman Molek, Johor Bahru
GPS1°31'24.9"N 103°47'06.2"E | 1.523589, 103.785065
Tel011-2670 8379
Hours: 12:00 noon to 10:00pm (Thurs off)


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Roaster-barista-owner Elvin who is deeply passionate about coffee runs Alley Lab with a young enthusiastic team.

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Alley Lab serves excellent coffee which are brewed from beans roasted in house by Elvin.


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Alley Lab has interesting sweet desserts. Alley Lab also serves a range of excellent sandwiches with fresh ingredients between ultra light crispy toasts.


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For our next stop, we went out of JB town to My Liberica Farm in Bukit Nyamuk near Kalapa Sawit which is near Kulai and Johor Premium Outlets. My Liberica Farm is about 1 hour drive from JB.

Address: Bukit Nyamuk, Johor
GPS1°44'58.7"N 103°23'15.3"E 1.749651, 103.387577
Hours: Call to arrange
Tel: +6010-7607792 (contact person Jason)

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My Liberica Farm supplies beans to their brand of cafes and also to clients in Johor and KL.

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My Liberica farm and cafe owner, Jason is a coffee evangelist. Jason gladly hosts groups to show them the coffee plantation and processing facilities.

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At the farm, guests are able to taste My Liberica coffee and talk about coffee in a well appointed cafe.

If you like to know how coffee got from beans on a shrub to that aromatic cup on your desk, give Jason a call and make arrangements to visit My Liberica Farm.

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After My Liberica Farm, we took a coffee break, I mean, a break from coffee and had dinner at Restoran Xiang Mann in Kulai - a family style zhi char shop. The popular dishes here are fried pork rib known as "one bone 一隻骨" and kampung chicken.

Address: No. 1, Jalan Bunga Mawar 1, Taman Sri Kulai Baru, Kulai, Johor
GPS 1°39'56.5"N 103°35'30.2"E | 1.665691, 103.591711
Tel+60 7-662 1527
Hours: 12:00 noon to 10:00pm

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After dinner, we made it back to Johor Bahru by 8:00pm for the weekly Tuesday Coffee Omakase at The Brew Orchestra cafe.

Address: 19, Jalan Molek 1/5C, Taman Molek, Johor Bahru
GPS1°31'52.5"N 103°47'30.8"E | 1.531264, 103.791900
Tel: +60 7-358 8234
Hours: 9:00am to 7:00pm (Omakase on Tuesdays at 8:00pm)

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Yes, you heard right - it's omakase, coffee omakase - probably the only one in the world.

Every Tuesday at 8:00pm, The Brew Orchestra owner, Isaac serves his best coffees of the week, omakase style. It is attended by die hard coffee enthusiasts from JB, Singapore and KL. Isaac charges on a cost recovery basis, which is about RM50 per person. The idea is for coffee kakis to share insights and bond over cups and glasses of excellent coffee.

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👍 Am honoured to meet barista Lucas, Malaysia's reigning latte art champion at The Brew Orchestra. He is such a friendly and humble person 😄

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Our last cafe stop of the day was the My Liberica cafe in Taman Molek.

Address: 73, Jalan Molek 3/10, Taman Molek, Johor Bahru
GPS 1°31'17.5"N 103°47'05.3"E | 1.521536, 103.784812
Tel+60 7-361 1069
Hours: 12:30am to 10:30pm


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I had a stout coffee at My Liberica. It's actually chilled Liberica infused with nitrogen and CO2. The coffee has the fizz of a cold stout and the flavour of nice malty coffee 😄

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Finally, we toasted the night with champagne - actually, an iced tea brewed with cascara, the dried skin of coffee berries. It tastes really good, like a sweet red date tea.

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👉 We had a great day today - tasted many great coffees in Johor, made new friends who share the love of coffee and re-affirming our bonds with good friends. Coffee is a great bond building liquid.

👉 This post is a summary, providing only itinerary information. I am following up with detailed posts of all the cafes visited in this itinerary. All these cafes are excellent and I highly recommend them to you.

Vanilla Bean Coffee & Patisserie 👈 click
AlleyLab Cafe 👈 click

👉 My thanks to buddy Corinne, Admin of 家里咖 Coffee Home Brewers Facebook Group, the go to group of JB coffee enthusiasts and lovers of hip Johor Bahru cafes.

Date: 27 Jun 2017

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