10 Cafes You Should Visit in Taman Sutera, Johor Bahru
While everyone is pretty familiar with the cafes along Jalan Dhoby and Jalan Trus across causeway, how about venturing to cafes located in Taman Sutera Utama, Johor Bahru? Taman Sutera Utama is another part of Johor Bahru with shop houses filled with restaurants and cafes. It is easily accessible by public transport from Tuas Checkpoint. We explored the area and found quite a number of cafes that are worth exploring.
Just Want Coffee, The Bear and Fish
Address: 65, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-554 0908
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-12am
Opened last year end, The Bear and Fish is another concept under Just Want Coffee. The huge space combines both indoor and outdoor seating area, with a bar counter where you can witness the barista making coffee. The menu is quite extensive and they also have speciality drinks that are only available in this outlet. Check out their Dancing Bear specialty drink and cold brew when you are there next time!
Address: 18A, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera utama, Skudai, 43200 Johor Bahru
Phone: +60 16-735 9978
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 10am – 10pm
It’s quite easy to miss Bliss Café as it is located above IT Roo Café. Opened in November last year, the spacious café serves brunch menus, cakes and of course coffee. They also recently launched the matcha lava cake adding in to matcha desserts list (https://www.misstamchiak.com/matcha-desserts-johor/) that we posted sometime back.
Address: 129, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/2, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Johor Bahru
Phone: +60 7-550 4242
Opening Hours: Mon & Tue, Thur - Sun 130pm-1130pm
My Liberica brand is one of the new cafes in JB. The brand has their own coffee farm in Kulai and they specialize in brew coffee. The outlet here in Sutera is the latest one in the group that serves coffee and desserts. Go for their Green Tea Parfait which uses matcha haagen dazs ice-cream with green tea pudding. We also checked out the Cascara Champagne that is made from dried skins of coffee cherries, hence it has the tint of sweetness. I am sure ladies will love this drink.
Union Fashion Bar (UFB)
Address: 24, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Phone: +60 16-719 9809
Opening Hours: 12pm – 12:30am Sunday – Thursday, 12pm – 1:30am Friday & Saturday
Union Fashion Bar’s (UFB) co-owner Mr Yap was the former Chef de Partie at Bakerzin Singapore since year 2000. They operate as a café by the day and bar by the night, with a wide selections ranging from Western cuisine, Japanese cuisine and fusion-style of savoury items. What attracts me here is their rainbow series drinks such as red velvet, blue coral, yam, matcha and piccolo flavours.
Doi Chaang Caffee
Address: 99, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama Skudai 81300
Phone: +60 7-550 4144
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am - 11:45pm; Sat & Sun 10am - 11:45pm
Doi Chang Coffee is one of the established international brands with many franchises all over the world. The brand specialises in Thai roasted coffee beans is now available in Taman Sutera Utama, Johor Bahru. This new café specialises in Thai roasted coffee, cakes and some savoury brunch items. And the best part here is that Doi Chaang Coffee does not serve pork or alcohol although they are not halal-certified.
Portafilter by Dare2Dream
Address: 7 Jalan Pertama 2, Danga Utama Commercial Centre, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-550 0395
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 12pm – 10pm; Saturday 12pm – 12am; Sunday 9am – 7pm
Hidden in between the new shophouses along Pusat Perdagangan Danga Utama, Portafilter is just behind Car Born Café. Its interior was cosy and perfect for instagrammers to work on their photos. They had quite a few interesting churros flavours, including the Churros with Chicken Floss. It’s like having youtiao with mayonnaise.
Car Born Cafe
Address: 78, G/F Jalan Pertama 1, Pusat Perdagangan Danga Utama 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Phone: +60 7-298 0120
Opening Hours: Tuesday- Friday 2pm-12am; Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 12am
Car Born Café is a car-themed café that is well-known with its instagram-worthy desserts. The café is furnished with car engines and accessories. They often launch new desserts which are always trending in social media. On top of the desserts that caught our attention, they also serve savoury café foods which we have yet to explore.
Address: 19, Jalan Tanjung 8/2,Taman Sutera Utama,81300 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-556 2317
Malaysia’s first Selfie Coffee café is at Love Lane, George Town, Penang and slowly expanded to other states of Malaysia. In Johor Bahru, the first Selfie Coffee has landed in Taman Sutera Utama. If you find this familiar, yes there is also an outlet at Haji Lane, Singapore. o, how does the selfie coffee works? There is a photo booth corner where you take a selfie from their ready-phone camera. Once you are done, they will print the selfie photo on top of your order drinks. The whole process inclusive of ordering and waiting time was approximately 20 minutes. It was quite fun seeing our printed wefie on the drinks.
Address: 2, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-556 0348
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12pm - 11pm
Lequa Café is located just next to Mood Hotel which offers western cuisines and a wide selection of cakes. We decided to check out their savoury dish as well as their beautiful cake and floral tea. The café has indoor and outdoor seating and they have also allocated smoking area too.
Sugar on Top
Address: 29 Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, Skudai, 81300 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Monday- Sundays 12pm – 12am
Sugar on Top café came to my attention after their highly raved matcha lava cake. Their brunch at Taman Pelangi is always full house. Thankfully, they have expanded their business to Taman Sutera Utama. The café has opened early August and is currently serving coffee and waffles. Go for their signature Charcoal Waffle and spend a relaxing afternoon tea with friends.
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.