Scribble Garden Café, Johor Bahru

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Cafés are a dime a dozen these days, it seems. Every week seems to herald the opening of another artisanal café or slow coffee bar. The hype has made the coffee scene more happening (apparently) but it can be a chore keeping up with every debut.

Johor Bahru is not exempt from this trend but we haven’t really given it another thought. The new and fashionable cafés tend to be overcrowded, for one thing, and the service lacklustre. So it was a pleasant surprise when we stumbled upon something new to us (but not altogether new, being over a year old at this point) after lunch in the southernmost capital one day.

Scribble Garden Café is part boutique and part café, and all unassuming charm. There were only a couple of other tables occupied when we entered, which made it perfect for a post-lunch cuppa. Books fill the shelves; the pastel green walls lend some unexpected warmth.

We relax, sip our coffees, and give blessings for cafés that haven’t been invaded by the masses.


才走沒幾步,就看見了一家叫Scribble Garden Café的服裝店兼咖啡館。
先喝杯咖啡幫助消化好了。 😛

(好啦,其實是因為我體型龐大,擠不過那桌子與桌子間的距離 :P)

Scribble Garden Café
No. 56 Jalan Serampang, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Wed-Mon 11am-10pm / Tue closed

Kenny is a writer. CK is a photographer. Together they café-hop around the world and have contributed to The Malay Mail Online, Time Out, and other cool publications. Read more of Kenny’s stories at Life for Beginners and check out CK’s photography at Devil's Tales 胡思亂想.

10 thoughts on “Scribble Garden Café, Johor Bahru

  1. Thank you for your lovely post. We will work harder to provide a better service to our friends who drop by!

    Scribble Garden

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