Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Day trip + a guide to Johor Bahru cafes 2015

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Address: 26 Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru
Opening hours: 8:00am to 2:00pm (Closed on Friday)

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Address: 33, 34 Jalan Dhoby, 80000 Johor Bahru
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm

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Address: 9, Jalan Dhoby, 80000 Johor Bahru 
Opening hours:


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Bev C 
Address: 54, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru 
Opening hours: 1pm to 11pm (Monday to Friday) , 12pm to 11pm (Saturday & Sunday)


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The ice-cream project 
Address: 31 Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru 
Opening hours: 3pm to 10pm (Tuesday to Thursday), 3pm to 12am (Friday & Saturday), 3pm to 10pm (Sunday), Closed on Monday



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Chaiwalla & Co. Container Cafe 
Address: Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru 
Opening hours: 9:30am to 10:30pm (Monday to Friday), 9:30am to 1am (Saturday to Sunday)


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Address: Jalan Wong Ah Fook 
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm

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Level : 3
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Level : 3
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Level : 3
Lot : MF-19

At 5am in the morning the alarm rang. Feeling lethargic I somehow managed to get out of bed. I quickly dressed up and made my way to the bus terminal. I have been waiting for this day for a long time and I could not afford wasting any time. Today is the day I was going to Johor with Ben and some friends. It was raining heavily but it was not going to ruin my day. We were fortunate to catch the first bus and get ourselves some seats. I tried to catch up on some sleep on the bus. By the time I woke up, the bus was swarmed with people. We soon arrived at the woodlands checkpoint and cleared the Malaysian customs. Our stomachs were grumbling and we had to find the replacement lodge and kitchen cafe soon. We were slightly disoriented after the bus ride. It was hard getting around by foot especially in the rain. After navigating around the place for almost half an hour we finally reached there.

We quickly took shelter in the replacement lodge and kitchen cafe and ordered breakfast. We were salivating just looking at the menu, I ordered up the eggs benedict. The eggs were prepared perfectly, the yolk spilled out as I sliced the egg into half, coating my bread and portobello mushroom in golden yellow. I ate the eggs benedict in full relish. Finishing the benedict, my breakfast feels incomplete without a desert. We shared a plate of churros which came with a chocolate dip. It had a light and crunchy exterior with a soft inside. There was a table soccer console right at the entrance of the cafe which Ben and his friends were completely glued to. After countless rounds of table soccer we reluctantly left the cafe.

 We headed towards City square mall where most of the shopping was at. Although, we were suppose to be looking at clothes, the food was more attention grabbing, pure gluttony. We identified some of the pastry stores and bakeries that we planned to visit before heading back to Singapore. After shopping for clothes, it was time for lunch. We returned to the same vicinity where we had our breakfast in search of a good cafe to chill out and have lunch. We previously saw some good reviews on the cafe called the Roost and decided on having it. We climbed up a steep flight of stairs which brought us to a relaxing area that gave us the luxury of enjoying the afternoon sun. I had the salmon with potatoes and Ben had the chicken sausage with potatoes. The food and drinks were pretty decent.

After lunch it was time to have good cup of coffee and Bev c was just the place for it. What was really interesting was their coffee cubes with milk. They had expresso shots frozen up into ice cubes and were placed in a cup. In a separate cup we had a milk, adding it to the coffee to match our taste. We had some tarts to compliment it. The white chocolate truffle tart was pleasant but the mint tart was delicious. Next, my favorite time of the day, hydrogen ice cream. I had the butterscotch hydrogen ice cream at the ice-cream project but it was a slight disappointment.

We later had a ice passion fruit tea at Chaiwalla & Co. container cafe. To end off the trip we had a Japanese meal at City square mall and their volcano roll was awesome. After dinner, we bought some pastries before finally heading back. I really enjoyed my day and hope to be back there again.

Also, I have included the addresses for the cafes which I visited. Hope you will enjoy visiting these cafes as much as I did.

Have a lovely week!

All photos are taken with Iphone 6 plus.

40 comments :

  1. Very interesting post and great photos. Thanks in particular for adding the addresses and opening times of the cafes. I hope to stop by one of two of these places when I go to JB next month.

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  2. Wow wow wow what a brilliant post! I'm loving all your snaps can't believe they're all taken with your iPhone!!!! Oh, and the guide is amazing, will def come back to it when I visit, thank you! x

    Love,
    Whit

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  3. wow ! great place and pictures :)

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  4. THis looks like a fantastic spot to meet up, shop and have a snack! Those pastries looks delicious and that pretty latte! :P Love places like that! Thanks for sharing! If you're ever in NYC, visit Brookfield Place in new Downtown Manhattan, you will like it! ;-) More here http://pursefixation.com/2015/05/16/brookfield-place-new-york-city/

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  5. THis looks like a fantastic spot to meet up, shop and have a snack! Those pastries looks delicious and that pretty latte! :P Love places like that! Thanks for sharing! If you're ever in NYC, visit Brookfield Place in new Downtown Manhattan, you will like it! ;-) More here http://pursefixation.com/2015/05/16/brookfield-place-new-york-city/

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  6. All this food looks amazing!! I want to travel everywhere!

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  7. These photos are incredible (and make me feel very hungry!) - I'm impressed that they were taken with your phone! I love the way you edit them. Also admiring the mix of traditional vs. modern cafés/cuisines - the look of The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen is gorgeous, what with the marble and the lights and the general open, bright feel of it.

    I can't wait until I can simply pack my bags and travel. I want to see so much of the world, yet I'm torn between whether to take photos that I can hold onto forever or simply enjoy the experience. If I had a clone of myself I'd definitely use her as my photographer, although since I don't have a clone, I'm learning to snap a few first (usually in burst mode so I don't have to worry about it being perfect) and then put away the camera so I can soak it all up.

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  8. Amazing pics <3

    x Stefanie
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  9. love everything! great photos :D

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  10. Super images, great place x Mary

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  11. All these cafes look absolutely amazing and the food looks divine! Great photos too, go the iPhone 6! Lovely blog. x

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  12. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day! I can't believe you went to all those places in just one single day...Best trip ever!! And how charming is the third place?? I totally adore the wooden furniture.

    Jasmin xx
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  13. i absolutely adore your photos! you make me want to go try all of em hehe :)

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  14. Really beautiful pictures :)

    I wanted to try all those dishes!

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  15. love the space, fun post thanks for sharing x
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  16. Looks incredible! I love all of your pictures!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  17. Beautiful photos! The food looks so good!

    RedLip&Love

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  18. So many amazing places and foods!!
    Thanks for sharing. Beautiful photos!!
    Xoxo
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  19. Lovely photos. The food looks delicious!

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  20. Gosh so many wonderful cafes in this world, so little time! Great compilation post!

    Chelsea
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  21. Loved your photos :)

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  22. This post made me so hungry! Your photos are amazing!!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  23. amazing photos! Thank you for sharing :)
    xx Elisa
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  24. Beautiful photos!~~

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  25. Stunning photos dear!! all the places are beautiful!!

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  26. Great post! Love your Blog :)
    Hope you will visit me too.
    Greetings from Pakistan.
    xx

    Maria Speaks Prada

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  27. Omg! All of these food photos look incredibly delicious! I'm in my bed starting to feel hungry now haha

    Steph | Opal & Opal

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  28. I'm planning to make my way down to JB soon, I'll keep these in mind! The first cafe looks really awesome, and you take such pretty pictures :) x

    Sharon ∞ eight shores

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    1. I hope you will enjoy these cafes as much as I do! :)

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  29. These photographs are so beautiful! I love all the textures and colors. Also, those dishes look so delicious!

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  30. Hello, the first cafe u went,the Replacement looks real good! I'm planning to go JB soon and was wondering if the cafe was near city square mall and was it easy to find? Assuming the weather was sunnier. It will be my first time there so I'm trying to get as much info as possible so I won't be lost.. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Yining, the replacement cafe is one not to miss, and yes it is in the same vicinity as city square mall. Locating the cafe was not a real challenge but I did ask for directions along the way. There are many other cafes in the area and if you see the Indian temple, you are definitely on the right track. Have a great trip.

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