7 Hipster Cafes in J.B. You Have To Add To Your Cafe Hopping Journey

There’s nothing Singaporeans love more than food and what better feeling is there when your food is both delicious andphotogenic? Insert a short getaway into that equation and you’ve got the perfect recipe for the weekend! Well, today we’re bringing you 7 Hipster Cafes in Johor Bahru to satiate both your food and travel cravings.

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The Replacement – Lodge and Kitchen

Location: 33,34 Jalan Dhoby Johor Bahru 80000 | Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm daily

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Your first sensory experience when you enter is their coffee bar which brings with it a whiff of excitement.

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The sister cafe to the hipster Faculty of Caffeine, The Replacement has a minimalist vibe with wooden tables set against pale walls.

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But more than just good looks, they also have good food.

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From pasta, to churros, to breakfast platters, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Bev C

Location: 54 Jalan Tan Hiok Nee Johor Bahru | Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am – 8pm

Situated above a fashion boutique of the same brand, Bev C has a homely decor with plenty of great photo opportunities.

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From their unique take on coffee (think: espresso ice cubes!),

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To their delicious cakes…

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…and desserts,

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To their gorgeous rustic decor, there is something here for every hipster lover!


Location: 30 Jalan Dhoby Johor Bahru | Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – 9pm


Koone LoftSource: Facebook | koonesoftserve

Starring a loft seating area, this soft-serve star has all the elements needed to propel it to the top of the hipster cafe charts.

Koone Soft ServeSource: Facebook | koonesoftserve

Their soft-serve has the added element of dry ice to provide an ethereal mist around your dessert as you snap away for the most hipster shot possible.

KooneSource: Facebook | koonesoftserve (@jing__________)


And, as if that weren’t enough of a pull factor, who among us can actually turn away from their super cute pastel pink exterior?

KooneSource: Instagram | @sevenadr

Once we spot it, we must enter!

By Grace, Trus

Location: 93 Jln Kuning Tmn Pelangi Johor Bahru | Opening Hours: Sunday-Monday 5pm-1am

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Another soft-serve superstar, By Grace, Trus pushes the boundaries of this beloved dessert.

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Their dedication to their craft can be seen by their limited flavours in their search for perfection for every item they serve.

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There is something to be said about the beauty of a plain cone, isn’t there?

Alicafe Specialty Coffee

Location: 27 Jalan Dhoby Johor Bahru | Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 3pm-12am, Sat-Sun 2pm-12am

Alicafe Specialty CoffeeSource: Instagram | @nurfahanananaa

Blending in perfectly with their surroundings, this unobtrusive shop guards their highly Instagrammable menu.


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From their cotton candy coffee,

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To their milk foam coffee art,

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To even their savoury food,

Everything here is truly hipster cafe worthy.

The Sugar Pantry

Location: 47 Jalan Molek 1/9 Taman Molek Johor Bahru | Opening Hours: Sun-Mon 10am-10pm

The Sugar PantryThe Sugar PantrySource: Facebook | TheSugarPantry.tsp

The stunning interior is a breath of fresh air with wooden detail that will leave you breathless.

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Not just that, their menu is bound to make your heart flutter as well.

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From tarts to mooncakes to platters, your mouth and eyes are in for a treat.

Chailwalla & Co. Container Café

Location: Lot 2810 Tan Hiok Nee Street Johor Bahru | Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – 12am

Chailwalla & Co. Container CaféSource: Facebook | chaiwalla.co

If you love the food stop container concepts of Timbre+ and you can never truly satisfy your craving for Thai milk tea, then this is the place for you.

Chailwalla & Co. Container CaféSource: Instagram | @bubbledreamz

But that’s not all they offer, they also have desserts as the perfect companion to their drinks. Although this may not be a cafe per se, it definitely has more than enough hipster vibes to make up for it.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and start your hipster cafe hopping adventure now!

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