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Best Cafes for Breakfast and Desserts in Johor Bahru

Best Cafes for Breakfast and Desserts in Johor Bahru

From Melbourne-inspired brunches and hearty breakfast platters to eggs ben and Asian Fusion creations, get your breakfast wants and coffee needs covered in this nifty guide to Johor Bahru's cafes.
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Juxtaposed against tons of greenery and natural light, this otherwise industrial-looking space is home to a cafe that serves up some of Aussie's finest exports. Perk yourself up with their appropriately-named Magic (RM12), where steamed milk is poured over a double ristretto for that much needed caffeine rush. Feast on the flavourful Wild Mushroom Risotto (RM28) or the delicious Peanut Butter Toast (RM11.90) that sees muesli bread topped with housemade roasted peanut butter, sliced banana, cacao nibs, chia seeds and dessicated coconut.
*Grab from City Square, ~SGD10, ~12-min ride
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The Atlas Maison has everything required for lazy mornings — classic white minimalist interiors, simple, yummy food and excellent Filter Coffee (RM16). Get their satisfying Full Signature Breakfast platter (RM45) — think Italian sausages, fluffy scrambled eggs, streaky bacon, avocado, cherry tomatoes, button mushrooms and rye sourdough. Also good is the Atlas Egg Benedict (RM28.90), where molten eggs perched on ham and bread, drenched in hollandaise sauce.
*Grab from City Square, ~SGD7, ~12-min ride
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Catch a Grab for a quick five-minute ride from the causeway to this popular cafe. Come by for their fragrant Smoked Duck Aglio Olio (RM18.90) and yummy Unagi Tendon (RM 29.90). Also share the crispy Korean Fried Chicken (RM 17.90), which is especially good when paired with their gochujiang sauce. Wash it all down with a tall frosty glass of bittersweet Iced Chocolate (RM10). P.s. Come early in order to a score seats if you're visiting on a weekend!
*Take a 7-min walk (500m) OR Grab from City Square, ~SGD2, ~5-min ride
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Jot this one down for catch-up sessions over brunch classics. The Egg Benny (RM26.90) sees beautifully poached eggs paired with flaky croissants. This dish is best acommpanied by a sweet cup of Mocha (RM12). Can't get enough of the pink neon lights and white minimalistic interiors? This place doubles up as a bed-and-breakfast too, so come packed to stay the night! *Take a 7-min walk along Jalan Wong Ah Fook OR Grab from City Square, ~SGD2, ~2-min ride (Psst. On the way back, stop by Restoran Ya Wang for killer duck rice!)
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Pop by this nature-inspired cafe if you're in the mood for something healthier but no less satisfying. Get their Cauliflower Super Breakfast (RM24) with roasted cauliflower, scrambled eggs, turkey ham, spinach, grilled brie cheese and sweet potato purée on an English muffin with pomegranate syrup. If that doesn't hit the spot, the very pretty Carrot Cake (RM16) most definitely will — think light and creamy cream cheese layered over moist and soft cake.
*Take a 7-min walk (500m) OR Grab from City Square, ~SGD3, ~5-min ride
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Come by this small, quaint cafe on Jalan Trus for good food and better service. Try their signature Waffle Platter (RM16.90) for crispy waffles served with a side of scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, baked beans, roasted potatoes and salad. Sweet tooths — be sure to get a taste of their Tiramisu Waffle (RM15) that sees cocoa and cream over fluffy waffles, silky caramel pudding, and vanilla ice cream drizzled with Irish Cream Espresso. Yum!
*Grab from City Square, ~SGD12, ~20-min ride
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Located at Gim Shew Building, this hipster cafe may be a little hard to find. But once you do, you'll find a buzzing spot serving up tasty food and drinks. Great for sharing is their popular Original XIAOMING's Gyoza (RM12) that features nicely charred, juicy pork dumplings. Order their super addictive and hearty Chicken Rice Bowl (RM17). The chicken that has a nice crunch on the outside but remains juicy, whille a runny egg and edamame complete the pearly white rice bowl. Wash that down with a refreshing glass of Chrysanthemum Lemonade (RM13).
*Located on the corner of a row of shops beside a main road that is opposite Bank Simpanan. Grab from City Square, ~SGD3, ~5-min ride
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Perfect for a brunch date is this gorgeous cafe in Mount Austin with dark green walls, wooden and ivory furnishings and gold accents. Impress your date with their Fresh Imported Oysters (RM24) for starters followed by the spicy Unagi Aglio Olio (RM28.90) that packs quite a punch. Alternatively, the Beef Burger (RM32.90) sports a juicy beef patty slathered in creamy aioli. *Grab from City Square, ~SGD10, ~16-min ride
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This stunner of a cafe not only looks amazing, expect tasty food too. Go straight for their signature dessert, the Kumo Ultimo ($X?) — Japanese cream cheese soufflé pancakes that are incredibly light and fluffy. These pancakes are accompanied by mousse, crumble, nuts and ice cream. We recommend the Raw Honey (RM 20), Mango (RM 22) and Stawberry (RM22) flavours. *Grab from City Square, ~SGD4, ~ 3-min ride
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