Mount Austin Cafe Hopping Guide

[JB EATS 2017] 23 CAFE HOPPING IN MOUNT AUSTIN | JOHOR BAHRU



*Updated on 25 May 2017*
The Johor Bahru (JB) customs traffic are getting worst nowadays with people flocking in to eat and shop. If you are not driving and goes JB by foot, you can read my JB Food Guide By Foot.  This time round, I ventured into Mount Austin as there are few new cafes opening since October last month. Here are my compilation cafes and fastfoods that you guess can try when you are driving to that area:-




1. Creamery Boutique Ice-CreamCreamery Boutique Ice-cream 1

I blogged about this place previously but due to the migration issue, the post was gone. Anyway, Creamery Boutique Ice-creams is all the way from Creamery Company Limited, Bangkok and JB is under their franchise outlet. They serves brownies and lavas which are prepared on the spot with their homemade ice-cream. I tried the Guinness Stout Ice-cream flavour with the chocolate lava RM15.90 (S$5.30). Splendid I would say! More photos and details click here.
Creamery Boutique Ice-cream

WIFI: YES

33 Jalan Austin Heights 8/3
Taman Mount Austin
81100 Johor Bahru
Operating Hours:
Monday – Tuesday 2:00PM – 10:00PM
Thursday – Sunday 2:00PM-10:00PM
(Closed on Wednesday)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creamerybjb/
Instagram: @creamery_jb

2. Café De Flore

Cafe De Flore - Little Paris 1

The café was opened around July this year and it is located at the new shop lots called Little Paris at Mount Austin. The café designs are inspired by Café De Flore in Paris with all the flowers and plants at the outdoor seating and Paris decoration for indoor seating. They do serve savoury and cakes but it was not up my expectation. Nevertheless, the places is good for photo taking and chill out places with a group of friends.Cafe De Flore - Little Paris

WIFI: YES

G10, Block A,
Jalan Jaya Putra
Bandar Jaya Putra
81100 Johor Bahru
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cafe-de-Flore-1680275472207790/

3. Dream Café

Credit to Dream Cafe FB
Credit to Dream Cafe FB

Dream Cafe has been operating for almost a year for now. It is owned by Chef Patrick a young entrepreneur that offers western cuisine. It has a red container inside the café that is actually the open kitchen where the chefs are in action. I have yet to try but you can check out their FB for the food photos.

No.27 Jalan Austin Heights
Taman Mount Austin
81100 Johor Bahru
Tel: +607 3641052
Operating Hours:
Monday – Thursday 12:00PM – 11:00PM
Friday – Sunday 12:00PM – 12:00AM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dreamcafeaustin

4. Espresso Lab (CLOSED)
Espresso Lab Mount Austin-1Espresso Lab Mount Austin

Espresso Lab has outlets in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and there is one in Johor Bahru too. They serve pretty decent coffee and savoury foods are available too. I enjoyed the spacious design of the café.Espresso Lab Mount Austin-2 Espresso Lab Mount Austin-3

WIFI : YES

19, Jalan Austin Heights 8/3
Taman Mount Austin
81100 Johor Bahru
Malaysia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/espressolab.AH/

5. gCafe

Credit to gCafe FB
Credit to gCafe FB
Credit to gCafe FB
Credit to gCafe FB

gCafe is a short distance away from 8 Days Hotel in Mount Austin. I have not visited the place yet but the huge signage caught my attention whenever I drove pass the road. The café serves western cuisines and chocolate lava cake are available. If you are looking for savoury dishes, you might want to give it a try.

147, Jalan Mutiara Emas 10/19
Taman Mount Austin
Johor Bahru
Operating Hours:
Monday – Thursday 12:00PM-12:00AM
Friday – Saturday 12:00PM – 1:00AM
Sunday 12:00PM – 12:00AM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gcafemtaustin/

6. Just Want Coffee Factory 30
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JWC is well-known with its different theme cafes in JB. Just Want Coffee Factory 30 is one of them and the spacious factory café has been used for proposal stage as well. This outlet has 2 storey highs and bar counters available for customers to watch baristas on action. JWC serves brunch menus, desserts and coffees. I always order Rose Latte whenever I visit JWC outlet.JWC 30 Mount Austin

WIFI: YES

No. 30, Jalan Mutiara Emas 5/3
Taman Mount Austin
Johor Bahru
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday 02:00PM – 11:00PM
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/thefactorythirty

7. M2Escape

Credit to m2Escape
Credit : m2Escape FB

This is also a month old café that was well-received among youngsters due to the café theme. If you love Disney productions cartoons characters, you wouldn’t want to miss this place. It has received overwhelming responses and too cute not to be miss. The cutleries and plating’s are all in the cartoon characters. If you ask me about the food wise, I have yet to try.

m2Escape
Credit: IloveCafe JB

7-01 (2nd floor)  Austin Heights 8/8
Taman Mount Austin
81100 Johor Bahru
( Opposite District 7)
Tel: 07-3641243 , 012-7385848 , 016-7012415
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/M2escape/

8. Oh Ice Cream Projects

I tried this first at their first outlet in KSL Shopping Mall. This ice-cream parlour has an Instagram-worthy desserts that blow you away. However, I tried their ice-cream before and find that the ice-cream taste is not creamery and flavourful. Their outlet here extended their desserts choices to shibuya toast too. You will not miss this eye-catching desserts and their apple green colour shop along the shophouses.Oh Ice Cream KSL 1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Oh-IceCream-439742099538383/

9. Sangkaya Mount Austin

Sangkaya Coconut Ice-cream-4

Finally, it expanded their first store in Mount Austin, Johor Bahru end October last month. So, I finally visited the place last Sunday (8/11/2015) with other foodies. The outlet has a spacious indoor and outdoor seating for customers to enjoy. Orders and payments are made at the counter. We ordered their signature RM9.90 and you can read the full post hereSangkaya Coconut Ice-cream-

Sangkaya Mount Austin
25, Jalan Austin Height 3
Taman Mount Austin
Johor Bahru
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00AM – 11:00PM
Website: http://www.sangkaya.co
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sangkayamountaustin

10.  22 Korea Fried Chicken Factory
22 Korea Fried Chicken Factory 韩国炸鸡工厂-11
Korea hype is still trending hot and this 22 Korea Fried Chicken Factory came on time. They just started their business for less than a month and there are queue the moment they start operation. This fastfood korea-style fried chicken cum mini mart is located at the new shop lots near Austin Height Resort & Golf. I like their kimchi fried rice and hope to try other flavours for my next visit. We are only allowed to try one flavour when we ordered the other day.Read the full post here 22 Korea Fried Chicken Factory 韩国炸鸡工厂-5

22 Korea Fried Chicken Factory 韩国炸鸡工厂
51, Jalan Austin Height 8/1
Taman Mount Austin
81100 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Operating Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 12:00PM – 3:00PM | 6:00PM – 10:30PM
(Closed on Mondays)
Direction: Located at the new shop lot between water theme park and Austin Height Resort & Golf
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/22-Korea-Fried-Chicken-Factory-%E9%9F%A9%E5%9B%BD%E7%82%B8%E9%B8%A1%E5%B7%A5%E5%8E%82-837017696390495/

11.Atlas Coffee Embassy
Atlas Embassy Coffee Mount Austin-2
Located at the same stretch as U-Desserts, Atlas Coffee Embassy is known with its all day brunch menu. The white theme interior with warm lights and wooden furniture brings out the simplicity and cosy moment of the café. The café was opened by JH Yee, 2012 Malaysian Barista Champion and TimeOut KL Food Personality. Thus, explains the aromatic coffee smell as you step into the café. As for their foods selection, there are standard brunch menu on the list and there is also an option where customers can select their choice of items for their breakfast set from the order chit. There is no service charge applicable. Thus, customers are required to order and make payment at the cashier counter. The foods will be served by the service staff then.
Atlas Embassy Coffee Mount Austin
WIFI: YES

Address: 32, Jalan Mount Austin 8/7,
Taman Mount Austin,
81100 Johor Bahru,
Johor, Malaysia
Tel:+60 7-358 7546
Opening Hours: Sundays – Saturday 8:30AM – 11:00PM
Website: http://www.atlascoffeemy.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atlascoffee/

12.CoolQ Café
CoolQ Cafe Taman Mount Austin
CoolQ which is located between Espresso Lab & Creamery Boutique was opened on 8 March 2016. We only noticed this shop when we were walking from Espresso Lab to Creamery for dessert. Thus, we decided to give a try. The café serves Italian ice-creams (soft serve and gelato) and some local savoury dishes. Most customers who visited the café will order their Taiyaki. Taiyaki is a kind of Japanese fish-shaped cake served with soft serve. We tried the Cool Fishy with mix of vanilla and chocolate soft serve RM7.90.
CoolQ Cafe Taman Mount Austin-1

CoolQ Cafe Taman Mount Austin-2

25 , Jalan Mount Austin Height 8/3
81100 Taman Mount Austin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoolQ-495847287240866/?fref=ts

13.Chapter 1
Chapter 1 Mount Austin
Chapter 1 café has in the area for quite sometime. They are known with their savoury dishes especially their pasta. However, their pasta is only available from 5pm onwards. Other than savoury dishes to explore, they also serve brunch and toasts desserts as well. As for the interior, it is quite cosy with yellow lightings on.

Chapter 1 Pizza Special that we ordered when we were there
Chapter 1 Pizza Special that we ordered when we were there

Wifi: YES
Address:
No. 58, Jalan Austin Height 8/7,
Taman Mount Austin,
81100 Johor Bahru
Tel: +60 7-362 1896
Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday 11:00AM – 12:00AM
Saturday – Sunday 10:00AM – 12:00AM
Brunch available from 10:00AM – 6:00PM only
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chapter001/

14. JuiceBox
Juicebox

Juicebox-Coldpressed Juices-Sunway College JB
JuiceBox located at Sunway College Johor Bahru is the latest addition in Mount Austin. This new venture is the same people behind Creamery Boutique Ice-cream that decided to start living a healthier lifestyle and raw juice movement. JuiceBox specialize in cold pressed juices that does not have any processing. They uses pure fruits and vegetables that are freshly squeezed daily. Each bottle is selling at RM5.90/300ml bottle. They also provide delivery services with minimum purchase around Johor Bahru.

A photo posted by Hazel (@hazeldiary_) on

WIFI: NO
Address: 3, Jalan Austin Height Utama,
Taman Mount Austin,
81100 Johor Bahru
Tel: +6017 723 0416
Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday 10:30AM – 6:30PM
Website: www.juiceboxmy.com
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ju1ceb0xx/

15. Bubble EGG
Bubble Egg-Mount Austin

Bubble Egg-Mount Austin-1
Bubble EGG offer the bubble waffles that is quite similar with Hvala Waffle in Singapore and Oddies Foodies in Hong Kong. So, JB we have Bubble Egg spotted at Mount Austin. With RM9.90, you get the egg waffle topped with ice-cream, pocky sticks, marshmallows, rainbow sprinkles and drizzle with chocolate syrup. We had difficulties finding it because we thought it is a shop but It is just a stall next to mamak restaurant called Kassim.
Do note that there is no seating place unless you are going to have mamak food at Kassim. It’s a small kiosk for takeaway only.

A photo posted by Hazel (@hazeldiary_) on

Address: 34, Jalan Austin Height 8/9, Taman Mount Austin
Johor Bahru 81100
Operating Hours: Please refer to their Facebook update

16.Hokkaido Ice-cream Puff
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I saw the photogenic ice-cream puff posted on Facebook feed and decided to check them out. The Hokkaido Ice-cream puff is spotted at Mount Austin few weeks ago. With RM3.80 per piece, you get to enjoy a scope of your ice-cream flavour with the hokkaido puff. If you ask me if it is nice? I don’t really recommend to try it. The ice-cream tasted like the ones you usually have at steamboat. The after steamboat dessert ice-cream taste. I took the first bite and was disappointed. My cousins also have the same reaction.
hokkaido-ice-cream-puff-mount-austin-matcha-and-yam

Address: 57, Jalan Austin Heights 8/5, Taman Mount Austin
Johor Bahru 81100
Opening Hours: 1:00PM – 7:00PM (Timing to confirm from their Facebook)
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Hokkaido-IceCream-Puff-Mount-Austin-JB-1731074783823288/

17. The Hare by Sugar On Top
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Sugar On Top did it again! With the recent opening at Taman Sutera, they expand their cafe to Mount Austin with The Hare concept. With a large hare art right outside the wall of the cafe, it is hard not to be notice when you drive past. As compared with the other outlets, this cafe interior has the brighter and prettier looking theme. However, it is sad to said that we are quite disappointed with the service. The waiting time for approximately 45 minutes for the food to arrive. And WIFI is not accessible at all due to overload of people using it. So irony!
the-hare-by-sugar-on-top-mount-austin-chilli-crab-spaghetti

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WIFI: YES
Address: 01-01, Block A, Menara Jalan Austin Height 8/2,
Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru 81100
Opening Hours: 12:00PM – 12:00AM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theharebysot/

18. Fruitnity Plus
I visited Fruitnity first cafe at Taman Perling and they have opened another outlet at Mount Austin called Fruitnity Plus. Fruitnity serves fresh fruit ice-creams and cold pressed juices. They also offers breakfast brunch at the outlet here in Mount Austin.So, now you can enjoy sweet and savoury foods here at one go. I have yet been to their latest outlet so here are the photos taken at Taman Perling outlet.

A video posted by Hazel (@hazeldiary_) on

Address: 45, Jalan Austin Height 8/3, Taman Mount Austin
Johor Bahru 81100
Opening Hours: 11:00AM – 11:00PM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fruitnity-Plus-at-Taman-Austin-Height-1734812440116541/?ref=py_c

19. SoftSrve
softsrve-ice-cream-and-dessert-bar-johor-bahru
Another NEW soft serve has landed in Mount Austin, Johor Bahru end December 2016. The brand itself started off at Kuala Lumpur and finally arrive here in Johor Bahru.There are two Flavours available – Oolong Tea & Chocolate. Read more from my post here.
softsrve-ice-cream-and-dessert-bar-johor-bahru-mount-austin-3
WIFI: YES

Address: #L1-03, Block A,Academic Suite,
Jalan Austin Heights,
Taman Mount Austin,
81100 Johor Bahru.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/softsrve/

20. Diagon Alley Malaysia
Diagon Alley Mount Austin-Johor Bahru

Diagon Alley-Mount Austin Malaysia
Finally visited this cafe which is located next to 22 Korea Fried Chicken Factory. Diagon Alley is a brand from Taiwan that sells bubble tea and drinks. The cafe is currently trending their special edition drinks- Northen lights and Morning Sunshine drink. The Northen Light drink include butterfly pea flower, apple vinegar and grape juice. As for the Morning Sunshine drink, it has the mango and butterfly pea flower in it. Love the drink colours!

Before Shake
Before Shake

After Shake
After Shake

Address: 49-GF, Jalan Austin Heights 8/1
Taman Mount Austin Heights
81100 Johor Bahru.
Opening Hours: 11:00AM – 01:00AM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diagonalleymalaysia/

21. Once Upon a Time
Once Upon A Time Cafe -Johor Bahru
Once Upon a Time Cafe has opened few years back and recently revamped the whole place in pink theme. A fantasy and dreamy theme cafe with several spots for #ootd shots. There is also a mini garden outside the cafe for photo taking. I would suggest here for some nice shots but not the food though.
Once Upon A Time Cafe -Johor Bahru-1

Once Upon A Time Cafe -Johor Bahru-2

Address: 17, Jln Setia 9/21,
Taman Setia Indah,
81100 Johor Bahru,
Opening Hours: 12:00PM -11:00PM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ouatcafe/

22. Chicken Upchicken up mount Austin Johor Bahru
Chicken Up has several outlets in Singapore and this is the first Chicken Up under the same management opens in Mount Austin, Johor Bahru. Chicken Up offers fried chicken which is similar to KFC. The difference is that their fried chicken is marinated with different flavours and they offer other dishes as well. Their chicken here is subjected to 12-hour marinating process and deep-fried to seal in the flavours. This process is to ensure that every piece is bursting with succulent juices and tenderness.
Read more about it on my post here.
chicken up-Let-It-Snow Squid Topokki or UFO Topokki

Address: No.2&6, Jalan Austin Heights 8/7,
Taman Mount Austin
81100 Johor Bahru.
Tel: +60 7364 8851
Opening Hours: 12:00PM – 12:00AM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chickenup.jb/

23. Juseu Juice
Juseu Juice Mount Austin Heights
Not your usual fresh fruit juice in Juseu Juice. They offers crafted fresh fruit juices and healthy smoothies according to customers’ pick. There are a puzzle counter with different fruits/ vegetables labelled on individual holder. Customer can pick the flavours and put it into the spade-like holder and placed it onto the scanner at the counter. The system will automatically detect the chosen flavour and calories count. It is all about mix and match concoctions here in Juseu Juice.
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Address: Block B #01-19 Menara Hartamas
Jalan Austin Height 8/2
81100 Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: 09:00AM-11:00PM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juseujuice/

Hope this would be helpful when you are thinking to café hop to Mount Austin by car. I will update the list from time to time as Mount Austin as too many F&B openings and can’t wait to try them. It would be even better if you guys can share if you happen to know it so that the list can be updated.

If you still thinking where else to head to when you are nearby the area, check out the EcoSpring Show Village for the Palladium Cafe and LIS Gelato.

Or cafes within walking distance from City Square Mall, you can check my listing here.

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4 thoughts on “[JB EATS 2017] 23 CAFE HOPPING IN MOUNT AUSTIN | JOHOR BAHRU”

  1. Prices were affordable and quality was not compromised and it offers main like chicken chop, baked rice, steak and burgers. We would suggest this as a last stop for cafe-hop as more often than not we eat cakes and desserts in cafe and would be craving for savory yet hearty meal at the end of the day.

  2. Love this list 🙂 and since they’re starting buses to and from from mount Austin entertainment center, pretty sure more Singaporeans will venture out of the Jalan dhoby area and so far your blog is the only one I’ve seen with mount Austin cafe posts 🙂

    1. Hi Maisarah

      You can take Bus 170 or CW1 to Johor Bahru and take grabCar or Uber/ Taxi from CIQ or JB City Square Mall. I would advise you to take uber or grabcar for cheaper rate because taxi driver may charge up to RM50.00. My friend took uber and its around RM20 plus only… Hope this helps…

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