Home to a vast number of cafes and trendy hangouts, the Jalan Dhoby region is one of the best places to go for cafe hopping in Johor Bahru! HalalTrip has compiled a few popular Halal spots that you need to check out.
Many consider IT Roo Cafe to serve the best chicken chop in town. As one of the oldest Hainanese restaurants around, the Halal cafe is a great spot to head to for a quick bite!
Sangkaya is all about coconuts. With countless outlets across the country, Sangkaya's coconut-infused menus offer a huge line-up of delightful ice cream flavours for everyone. The must-try dish is their original coconut ice cream served in a coconut husk.
Kone is a great dessert option. Stop over at the dainty pink cafe for a few scoops of ice cream. You're sure to love the cafe's cute atmosphere!
Fork & Dagger is yet another good spot to savour some local Halal delicacies. Popular dishes include the Nasi Goreng Daging Merah and the Honey Glazed Chicken.
This whimsical garden-themed restaurant is a hidden spot in Johor Bahru, complete with beautiful floral decorations to charm every diner. A great place to head to for brunch - make sure to check out their selection of breads, mains, sides and cakes!
It's of little surprise that The Ice Cream Project is one of the most popular ice cream shops in Johor Bahru. The speciality is their ice-cream mixed with Nitrogen, made fresh on the spot.
This unique cafe cannot be missed! An actual container recycled into a cafe, they are known for their milk tea with a wide range of unique toppings. Go for their signature Thai Milk Tea with Pearls that is raved by many! Other than that, they also have tea, coffee and smoothies.
Another impressive Halal cafe in Johor Bahru is Shakespeare Milkshakes. In addition to its renowned speciality milkshakes and hot chocolate, the cafe serves up some of the best waffles imaginable - coupled with house-made ice cream. Only Halal ingredients are used and alcohol is not served.
Another cool kids on the block - Faculty of Caffeine. With a wide variety of savoury dishes on their menu like ramen, pancakes, pasta, you’ll keep coming back to try every single thing on their menu!
These guys have been around since 1937! Popular items on their menu include triangular curry puffs, Indian-style puffs as well as cakes displayed in buffet-style for you to pick and choose from.
Although this is not a dine-in bakery, Hiap Joo has been around since 1919 and their bakes are definitely noteworthy. Their must buys are the coconut buns and banana cakes, freshly baked in traditional firewood oven. It’s conveniently located nearby Chaiwalla and long lines are common so while waiting for their hot steaming buns, you can grab a cuppa there!
The Replacement Lodge is the most hipster Halal cafe you’ll ever find in Johor Bahru. It is obvious given their clean, minimalist look, from their interior down right to their menu. The cafe also doubles up as a lodge. Customers however will have to note that bottled beer is now served at the cafe, though all meat used are provided by Halal suppliers.
Fashion meets food - Bev C is primarily a boutique when the fashion designers decided to open up a cafe. Ever eaten a black croissant? It’s the first charcoal croissant ever right here in JB! They also have the usual cakes and coffees to offer. However, alcohol is served at the cafe.
This authentic Thai restaurant now offers its newly-opened downtown outlet just around the corner from Jalan Dhoby for quick access. With a myriad of noodle options to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice!