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Thursday, December 5, 2013

[Johor Bahru] Roost Cafe @ Jalan Dhoby

Jalan Dhoby is 10 minutes drive away from the customs. The road can be consider the most 'hipsterish' street in Johor Bahru as there are many cafes and vintage stores along the street.

One of the best known cafe is Roost Cafe. This is a two storey vintage-inspired cafe. 
When you enter the cafe, you'll find vintage items such as vintage toys, retro table fans etc. For the Y Generation, its definitely a picture-worthy place and an insight of the good old days we hear from our grandparents/parents. 
I heard good reviews regarding the food. I went there after lunch therefore I ordered only a cup of cappuccino. 
 It turns out to be 3-in-1 coffee in a mug. 
This is definitely a place to get a taste of 1970s Malaysia and Singapore. 
To continue the 'nostalgic exploration', we went to a traditional bakery. 

It's the famous Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory (協裕麵包西菓廠) located at Jalan Tan Hiok Nee. 

They had been using traditional firewood oven to bake their breads and cakes since 1928
Their banana cake is a must-try. Not overly sweet and slightly charred on the outside but spongy on the inside. A taste that will make you reminisce the good old days (古早味).
  Near Hiap Joo Bakery is a container cafe - Chaiwalla & Co. Honest Tea. A nice place to have tea if the weather is not too hot. 

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