Looking for an ideal hangout place to chill out with your friends or loved ones while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee? Then, you might want to take a look at these Top 10 Places for Afternoon Tea in Johor Bahru!
1) J Coffee, Tea & Life Malaysia
This English-style cafe at Skudai certainly knows a thing or two about serving an exquisite afternoon tea menu. Expect delectable bites such as cakes, macarons, tarts and other pastries which would be perfectly complemented with a cup of tea or coffee. Not to mention the cafe itself has a homey ambience that is both cosy and relaxing for an ideal get-together. You can book your reservations right here or call 012-708 0996.
2) Just Want Coffee, The Factory 30
Founded in 2014, Just Want Coffee, The Factory 30 specialises in handcrafted coffee and premium tea selections such as Kyoto Genmancha, Darjeeling Black Tea and Moroccan Rosebuds. They also serve light bites to go along with your cuppa with the likes of a waffle, cake and bagel. But the most interesting thing about this cafe is its industrial-style interior, complete with coffee sacks hanging strategically atop the high ceiling. You can choose to chill out at the ground floor or the upper deck.
3) Axis Lounge At Doubletree By Hilton
Whether you are here for business or a casual get-together, the Axis Lounge is an ideal place for a meet-up session. They serve both breakfast and lunch and of course, an afternoon tea set ideal for two persons. You can expect a mix of sweet and savoury morsels such as freshly-baked scones, finger sandwiches, tarts and apple crumbles with a cup of tea or coffee of your choice. Available from 3 pm to 6 pm, you can make a reservation right here or call 07-268 6868.
4) Steps Cafe @ Thistle Johor Bahru
Get all cosied up at Thistle Hotel’s Steps Cafe, which is blessed with lush greenery and a homey interior — a perfect hangout for a cup of freshly-brewed coffee or tea in hand. They serve English afternoon hi-tea sets that come with a variety of sweet and savoury delights from cakes to local kuih-muih.
5) The Sugar Pantry
True to their name, The Sugar Pantry is a Japanese-style bakery that specialises in various cakes and pastries. They also occupy a second floor with plenty of seating area where customers can choose to dine-in and chill out with a cup of coffee or tea. You can locate The Sugar Pantry at Permas Jaya (07-380 6910) or their second outlet at Taman Molek (07-364 3910).
6) UFB-Union Fashion Bar
UFB-Union Fashion Bar is no stranger to most Johoreans, given its presence in various outlets around Johor Bahru such as Taman Sutera Utama and Taman Pelangi. Look out for their afternoon tea set for two persons, which comes with coffee or tea and small bites on the side. This includes the likes of cakes, puffs and scones. But if you have a bigger budget, you can always go for the a la carte menu consisting of various gourmet TWG tea selections as well as delectable dessert such as Lychee Martini Souffle and Classic Vanilla/Chocolate Waffle.
7) Lequa Cafe
Although Lequa Cafe mainly serves Asian and Western fusion cuisines from Chicken Hor Fun to Carbonara Fettuccine, they also offer a two-tier high tea set for 2 persons as well. It comes with a pot of tea as well as various bite-sized snacks such as scones, cakes and finger sandwiches. For more info, visit their cafe at Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3 in Taman Sutera Utama or call 019-589 7606.
Comfort food is what Tastea excels at, as evidently seen in their menu consisting of everything from an all-day brunch to pasta varieties. But if you are here for an afternoon tea session regardless of me-time or hanging out with your friend, they have interesting choices of coffees (Iced Coffee Popcorn Latte anyone?) and teas (look out for their homemade fruit teas). Their range of dessert is just as delectable and if you are a Nutella lover, you can have them in a form of toast or waffle.
9) Tropique Café & Restaurant
Available from 3 pm to 6 pm, Tropique’s High Tea Platter consists of a three-tier high tea set on a birdcage-like decor. Depending on the season, you will be treated with homemade sweet and savoury morsels such as scones, cakes and tarts. Each set comes with a pot of tea of your choice (e.g. Peach Green, Raspberry Tea or Earl Grey Lavender). The place itself has an Instagram-worthy vibe, complete with a minimalist yet elegant greenhouse-like interior.
10) Sweet Dainty Lovers
A favourite romantic spot among many young couples and those looking for an all-girls day out, the two-floor Sweet Dainty Lovers is an Instagram-worthy café blessed with an all-white interior. The place itself has a nice, relaxing ambience with scrumptious offerings to tantalise your taste buds such as their signature cute-looking Unicorn cake, which goes well with a cup of hot tea or coffee.
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Malaysia are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.