That’s Café JB


That’s Café
55 Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
Johor Bahru
80000 Johor
T: 07 223 9088

Fairytales are made of this….
It’s hard to believe that you’re in JB when you step through white French doors into the storybook interior. Initially established as a cosy escape for friends to gather and hang out in, in 2 years this cute little outlet has grown into a much-talked about haunt among many outside its regular circle. A team effort, with friends Joey, TC, Halim and Bee adding their own inimitable touches to help make That’s Café a product of love, mismatched antique chairs and tables add character to the space while toys and junkyard knick-knacks put the finishing touches to the dreamlike existence.

Text + Images April Kuan

Upstairs affords some private lounging and a boutique selling vintage and pre-loved items from Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand and Europe, while the attic is home to a hair salon run by Halim, the man behind the Junk Junkies’ flea market, held monthly on the street outside.

Clientele Friends, flea market shoppers and the occasional family.

Music policy Gentle indie rock and quiet tunes that don’t drown out the conversation.

Drinks The only alcohol served here is Carlsberg at RM11.90/bottle, RM50/bucket of 5 bottles. Pure fruit juices and yoghurt smoothies are de rigueur with the passion fruit, mango and dragon fruit (RM8.90-RM9.90) leading the pack, but the house specialty is the chocolate coffee (RM6.90 hot, RM7.90 iced, RM8.90 ice-blended). All prices are nett.

Happy Hours None.

Eats Local and Western. Go for the chicken chop (RM15.90), mushroom chicken pasta (RM11.90) and New Zealand mussels (RM12.90/half dozen). All prices are nett.

Service Friendly.

Door policy None.

Dress code Whatever you feel like.

Open Tue-Fri: 1pm-12mn; Sat & Sun: 2pm-12mn; Mon: Closed.

Parking Mon-Sat: Public parking (wt. coupons) at 40 sen/ half hour, 60 sen/hour between 9am and 6pm, free after; Sun & public holidays: free.