5 cheap places for good food and drinks at Johor Bahru

This article was originally on GET.com at: 5 Cheap Places For Good Food And Drinks At Johor Bahru

Some of my favourite places to eat are the cheapest places in Singapore. Don't get me wrong, I like my taste of cafes and other pricier food choices like these 3 new dining and drinking places. But the reality is, eating out in Singapore isn't very cheap. So what can I do?

Like every other person who lives in Singapore would do, I like crossing the border over to JB, or Johor Bahru, in search of good and cheap food. Yes, I am guilty of abusing their currency all in the name of hunting for cheap places to eat and drink. Thanks to my friends who have introduced me to some of the food places listed here, GET.com will share with you the 5 cheap places for good food and drinks in JB.

See also: 4 JB cafes within walking distance from the Causeway

5 Cheap Places For Good Food And Drinks In JB

1. Leva Leur Cafe & Trading

The seafood trend has been around in Singapore for a couple of years now. But each seafood bucket can sometimes be very pricey (I'm talking over 100 bucks). So, you can imagine how happy I was when a friend told me about Leva Leur Cafe. Next time you have a knack for some shellfish, you can get a variety seafood for less than $50.


Leva Leur Cafe No 110

Jalan Sierra Perdana

4/1 Taman Sierra Perdana

81750 Masai Johor, Malaysia

2. Chaiwalla & Co. Container Cafe

Chaiwalla is probably one of the coolest cafes I've been to while I was in JB. The cafe itself is literally made up of two black industrial containers stacked on top of one another. Even though the seating area itself isn't that big, it's still a good space to hang out and have some of their signature Iced Chai Latte for only RM7.80, that's only about $2.70. Yes, $2.70. Let that sink in.


Lot 2810, Tan Hiok Nee Street

80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia

3. Roost Repurposed And Recycle Salad Bar

Roost Repurposed has a super interesting concept of using recycled materials for its aesthetics. Apart from its Instagrammable vibe, the food is pretty decent, too. They've got a range of salads you can choose from and they also serve fresh fruit juices. The best part, their prices are nowhere close to how much you'd pay for a salad in Singapore.


14A, Jalan Trus

80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia

4. Alicafe Specialty Coffee

While in Johor Bahru I came across this two storey, specialty coffee shop that had that divine smell of coffee in the air. Undeniably, their coffee was really one of the best I've ever had, but before you ruin the adorable coffee art of a bear by diving nose first into it (which was exactly what I did), take a photo first!


27, Jalan Dhoby

Bandar Johor Bahru

80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia

5. Salahuddin Bakery

Okay, imagine taking in the fresh smells of a wood fire that just baked a shop full of bread loaves, curry puffs and pastries. That's how I would describe my experience of walking into Mr Salahuddin's bakery. It's one of the oldest bakeries in JB, going as far back as 1937. I'm very amazed that the old school wood fire oven still works.


26 Jalan Dhoby

Bandar Johor Bahru

80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia

And these are just a handful of cafes and food places that are littered around Johor Bahru. There are plenty of other places that you can explore and if they are as good as those on this list, then let us know and comment below!

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