You might find Johor Bahru regarded by many as one of the most prominent food havens in Malaysia and quite a lot of focus is put on the savoury dishes available throughout the streets, in night markets or famous dinner spots that provide special treats exclusively reserved for the evenings.
If you were surprised to know that, you might have heard this one though “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and if you agree that it is, take note that Johor Bahru is apparently likely to offer some incredible morning dishes as well. Here are just a few amazing spots where you can experience breakfast in Johor Bahru.
Restoran Selera Selatan
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Location: 34, Jalan Ros Merah 2/13, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 7am-10am, Closed on Sunday.
Contact No.: +60 11-1553 2430
Situated right in Rosmerah near Johor Raya, this legendary spot sees regular breakfast-goers arrive in droves every morning to enjoy a good local meal. At this restaurant, you can find the best sights, sounds and smells that JB has to offer during the day.
Signature dishes include the roti and dhal combo; complete with an oil-free and crispy exterior. In addition, try the Plaster (roti kosong with fried egg) and roti with egg and bawang (onions) too.
Location: 131, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 8:30am-6pm, Opens Daily.
Contact No.: +60 11-3505 8916
This halal-certified eatery serves Chinese style food and is renowned for being one of the best places in Johor Bahru to have your first meal of the day. This beloved spot offers some of the best Hainanese chicken chop money can buy and tantalises the taste buds of both locals and tourists alike.
Sitting right in the centre of Jalan Trus, Hua Mui also serves up a mean cup of Hainanese-style kopi. So, if last night was longer than expected, you can wake yourself up with a good meal and some strong caffeine right here!
Kin Wah Kopitiam
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Location: 8, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 7am-12pm, Closed on Tuesday.
Kopitiams are a common sight along many a morning street in Johor Bahru. However, not a lot of them can probably come close to Kin Wah’s Kopitiam. Yup, it’s yet another famous breakfast destination that has won crowds over through the delectable selections that can be found on their menu.
Try the all-time-favourite crusty and scotched toast with creamy kaya and butter, paired with their kampong-half-boiled eggs. Mee rebus and nasi lemak (both classic local breakfasts) are also available here.
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Location: 4A, Jalan Mahmoodiah, Kampung Mahmoddiah, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 7am-11am, Closed on Friday-Sunday.
You’d be hard pressed to miss this Warung due to its outstanding choice of stone and plastic tables. Tucked away on Jalan Mahmoodiah (which is where the eatery gets its name from), local delights are their forte.
Freshly cooked combinations of noodles and rice can be found here to help satisfy the hungriest of breakfast-goers.
Roti Canai Bukit Chagar
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Location: 394, Jalan Tengku Azizah, Bukit Chagar, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 7am-11am, Opens Daily.
Located right by a police station, you might just find that this eatery does justice to the concept of breakfast! As the name suggests, roti canai is what this spot is most known for.
In fact, you may even be up for a little competition from the fine officers of the law that regularly head on over for a quick bite so get there before 10 am to try and beat the crowds.
7 spice Restaurant
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Location: G-01, Block 5, Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, Danga Bay, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 11am-11pm, Opens Daily.
Fancy some Indian food? This popular haunt located along Jalan Bertingkat Skudai treats guests to some of the most authentic Indian-style breakfasts that Johor Bahru has to offer.
There’s a vast selection of Indian cuisine on the menu. Try the lamb special biryani, butter chicken, butter naan bread and tandoori chicken with mint sauce.
You’re probably going to take some time indulging in all the great food that’s available there so it’s best that you clear your schedule!
So, there you have it. Some of the greatest breakfast spots in Johor Bahru vouched for by the many loyal fans of these eateries.
If you’re ever in the mood for a good, solid meal in the morning that’s scrumptious and piping hot, be sure to drop by one of these famous food destinations for an opportunity for a roaring way to begin the day.
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