The aroma, the taste, the texture… it’s hard to say “no” especially when it comes to a delightful range of freshly-made baked goods. Bakery shops are a dime a dozen in every city. But in the case of Johor Bahru, here are the top 10 bakeries you should visit to satiate your appetite.
1) Vburg Cafe
Vburg Cafe is operated by Sean Tan, previously a veteran pastry chef in Singapore for 11 years. Being a vegetarian himself, it comes to no surprise that his cafe is all about serving healthy, meat-free baked goods and breakfast meals. Check out their croissants, particularly the unique vegetarian “Otah Croissant”.
2) BreadFirst bread boutique
This bakery in Taman Timur, Kulai offers a quality range of bread that are freshly handmade. Health-conscious customers would be delighted that their bread contains no preservative and food colouring whatsoever.
Verbena Bakery made its debut in Kulai that became popular among many locals, thanks to its wide range yet affordably-priced baked goods. Their pastries are also known for their robust flavour and ample ingredients. In 2016, the bakery expanded with a second and bigger outlet in Sutera Mall.
Season Confectionary & Bakery has been around in the bakery business for over 40 years. From its humble beginning in Taman Sentosa, you can now easily find them at 22 different outlets all over Johor Bahru. Their baked goods are made using a combination of traditional methods with modern baking technology.
The name “Lavender” is no stranger to most Malaysians, having known for its wholesome bread and cakes all made from scratch with natural ingredients. To date, there are 8 bakery outlets in Johor Bahru alone, with the Taman Pelangi branch serves as the flagship.
6) Flour Mago
“Daily Fresh Baked!” That’s the disclaimer which holds true for Flour Mago. This bakery, which has two outlets in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah and City Square, takes pride in delivering quality and flavourful bread. Interestingly enough, their Facebook page offers a wealth of health information regarding the type of bread you choose.
7) Seven Oaks Bakery Cafe
Upon the first impression about this bakery cafe in Taman Pelangi, you are likely spellbound by the lavish exterior and interior reminiscent of a palace. No doubt the place is a snap-happy haven for most Instagrammers. Their baked goods are no slouch either, with mouthwatering varieties of bread and pastries.
8) Salahuddin Bakery
Despite the rise of modern and artisan bakeries, the old-but-gold Salahuddin Bakery in Jalan Dhoby remains a local favourite among the Johoreans. Believe it or not, this bakery has a longstanding history for almost 80 years, making them among the oldest bakeries in Johor Bahru. Their baked goods including bread, cakes and pastries are traditionally baked using the old-fashioned charcoal fire.
9) Moonlight Cake House
At Moonlight Cake House, you’ll be spoilt for choices with their wide selections. To single them out which are the best is like finding a needle in a haystack. You can locate them at one of their 8 outlets throughout Johor Bahru such as Mount Austin and Bandar Baru Permas Jaya.
10) SDS Bakery & Cafe
With more than 20 outlets in Johor Bahru, SDS Bakery & Cafe has certainly stamped its mark since 1987. Apart from SDS’s various offerings of baked goods, you can also choose to dine some of their main courses like chicken chop and fried rice.
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