6 Cafés In Johor Bahru Introduces New & Interesting Flavours This August
With the strong currency exchange of S$1 to RM3.00, café hopping in Johor Bahru has been a trend. There are many new and existing cafés are always on the ball to come up with new and interesting flavours to attract customers. We have discovered 6 newly launched food & desserts in JB cafes this edition.
Coffee In a Cone – Fall in Love by Coffee Signature
Coffee Signature located at Jalan Serampang has recently launched coffee in a cone. Inspired by the man behind the concept, Dayne Levinrad (barista from South Africa), they named it as Fall in Love with is priced at RM12.90+. This coffee in a cone is the latest food trend that has people traveling from all over the place and it became an Instagrammable product with the tag #coffeeinacone. The cone is coated with chocolate and filled with coffee and marshmallows served in the bottom of the display bottle. There is perfect balance between the sweetness from the chocolate and a tint of bitterness from the coffee. If you are not a fan of cone, there has the cookies cup version as well. Gimmicky I would say but this definitely an eye-catching product to add into your instagram list.
On top of the Coffee in Cone, keep a lookout on their dessert menu. The cafe has also launched the brownie with a scoop of ice-cream in cone at RM15.00+. The moment it was served, everyone took out their camera and mobile phones to snap away. Although it was instagram-worthy, the brownie texture was a bit tad dry for our liking.
Address: 53 Jalan Serampang, Taman Sri Tebrau, 80050 Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: 12:00am-10:00pm
Shibuya Honey Toast by J.C Café
Located few shop houses away from Coffee Signature, J.C Café has launched their Shibuya toast this August. Although the stated waiting time on their menu was said to be approximately 15 minutes, be prepared to wait for at least 30 minutes upon ordering. Thankfully, the café is equipped with wifi and a pokestop that give us a reason to wait. We tried the Matcha Shibuya Honey Toast. The outer layer of the charcoal toast was crunchy and as you cut into the thick layers, dip the cubes with a scoop of matcha ice-cream, matcha chocolate cubes and strawberries. Don’t forget to upload the photo of the shibuya toast on Facebook or Instagram and you can enjoy 10% off from the shibuya toast.
Address: 39 Jalan Serampang, Taman Sri Tebrau, 80050 Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: 12:00am-10.00pm
Durian Waffles by The Dose Coffee House
The Dose Coffee House is a few months old café that opened at the second level of the shophouse at Taman Ungku Tun Aminah. The café serves coffee,fruity waffles and savoury delicacies. They are known with their mango waffles in social media and recently launched Durian Waffles at RM24.90 in limited quantity daily. Rejoice to those who love durians, you can patron the café and get a taste of durian waffles here. As we stepped into the café, the fragrance smell of the durian was so tempting. It was indeed a sinful dessert to check it out. Note that their seating area is limited and the waiting time is approximately 30 minutes for the waffles desserts.
The Dose Coffee House
Address: 9A, Jalan Pendekar 15, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: 9:30am-11.00pm
Raclette Cheese by A. Felix Café
A.Felix Café located at Masai is has recently launched Raclette cheese dish this month as well. As seen in social media, this dish is inspired from Raclette New York City is available in Johor Bahru now at RM23.00. Raclette is a traditional dish of melted cheese. The cheese wheels are heated until piping hot, and then scraped onto platters of roasted sausages and bread in A.Felix Café. Cheese refill is available at RM10.00 and it is advisable to enjoy the raclette immediately when it is served. A.Felix Café also looked into the possibility to launch the all-in-platter in future. Also, do note that due to shortage of manpower, the cut LINE characters coffee art is not available at this moment though. Perhaps this is another reason for you to go back for it soon.
Address: 39G, Jalan Bina 1, Bandar Seri Alam, 81750 Masai, Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: 11:30am-11.00pm
Hotcake by Vanilla Bean-Coffee X Patisserie
As seen in our previous article, Vanilla Bean is probably the first cafe in Johor Bahru to serve hotcake. Blueberries Ricotta Hotcake (RM25 / S$8.50) features toasted pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and colourful fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, kiwi and the uniquely tropical dragonfruit. It is served with a scoop of ice cream that’s the perfect remedy for the scorching hot weather, as well as, maple syrup, for that sweet finish.
Address: G-08 Block B, Pangsapuri Pinggiran Air No. 2, Persiaran Senibong, Senibong Cove, 81750 Masai, Johor
Phone: +6 016 7239238
Opening Hours: Thu-Tue 9am to 9pm. Wed 11am to 7pm.
Watermelon Soft Serve by KOONE
Situated along the hipster Jalan Dhoby, KOONE has recently launched a new flavour soft serve – Watermelon Soft Serve. I trust that some of you has probably tried the Watermelon soft serve by Brother Bird in Singapore but the version in Malaysia is slightly different. The taste was milky and the watermelon taste was milder as compared with Singapore version. The watermelon soft serve comes with basic serving at RM11.00 and fancy serving at RM15.00. We tried the fancy serving that comes with caramel popcorns and potato chips topping drizzled with honey.
Address: No.30 Jalan Dhoby, 80000 Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 12.00pm – 9.00pm; Friday – Sunday & Public Holiday 1.00pm – 11.00pm
Text & Photos by Hazel. Born in Malaysia, Hazel loves to travel and soaked herself with enrich cultures and food. Follow her food adventures on her blog.