Cafe Hopping at Johor Bahru, Malaysia

by - July 16, 2017


My personal rule for any long weekend : "Do not let it go to waste."

And by that, I meant it should be spent by going some place new, trying out something different, or at the very least, it should always be productive. (Nope, binge watching is not counted.)


It was a Saturday night that we decided to go to Johor Bahru for outlet shopping and cafe hopping. (I will skip the shopping on this post. :)

Although, I am a self-declared anti-coffee person, my restlessness for trying out new things goes beyond that. (I'm lactose intolerant with a VERY sensitive stomach. It goes full rebel whenever I drink a certain amount of coffee.) So despite knowing full well how my body will react, I still planned to go to JB and try cafe hopping with a full note to myself : "Consume any dairy-content food/drinks to as little amount as possible."

Unfortunately, since it was a Hari Raya holiday, most of the cafes were closed. Some closed on an earlier time than usual. But still, three cafes in one day can still be considered cafe hopping, right? Right.

Cafe # 1: EHHE Art Cafe
No. 1, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

The most cultured cafe that we went to. It is decorated with eccentric art pieces and then located on the second floor is a vintage art gallery. A cafe for the hipsters, I must say. Let the pictures speak for itself, though. :)





We ordered this chili crab bun and it was surprisingly good.


We actually found out that you can access the 2nd floor art gallery even without ordering any food from the cafe. Lol.


Cafe # 2: BEV C

Bev C is a cafe and a clothing/fashion store in one. Upon entering, you would think that you are in a wrong place to grab some coffee as you will be welcomed by a line of clothing and shoes called The Girl Next Door. But do not be deceive, as you have to go upstairs for the cafe. Personally, this cafe stands out for having its rustic and homely appeal.

 

They have this bed that for that Instagram spot.
Bev C's house special is the Espresso Ice Cube Drinks with milk wherein the espresso shot is frozen into iced cubes. This allows the drink from being diluted. Brilliant idea, right? We also loved the matcha cake. It was so moist that it left us wondering how it was made like that.



Cafe # 3: Sangkaya

They are nuts about coconuts. Yup. When we were researching about this, we found out that most of the cafes' specialties includes coconuts on their menu. And Sangkaya is not an exception to that. Their specialty is the coconut ice cream which will be served on a coconut's hard shell.







Other cafes that we wanted to try was The Replacement and Hiap Joo Bakery which we heard serves the best coconut bun in JB. But both were close when we got there. No regrets though, keeping it on our list the next time we go to JB.


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