6 Best Kulai Johor Cafes to Visit On Your Next Weekend Trip 

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Best cafes in Kulai

Planning a day trip? Read our one-day Kulai Johor itinerary here.

 

Over long weekends, there’s no doubt that Singaporeans will flock over the Causeway for shopping and dining. JB is one popular destination — but did you know that just 30 minutes down the road is another hidden gem to uncover? 

 

We took a trip down to Kulai, Johor and found plenty of food, ranging from traditional coffee shops (with top-notch Nanyang coffee) to gorgeous concept cafes. Rivalling even the best ones in JB and Singapore, here are our top 6 cafes to visit in Kulai

 

1. Rainforest Treehouse Cafe: be immersed in nature

 

Safe to say, there are few experiences like this in Singapore. Nestled in a real forest, the Rainforest Treehouse Cafe is a three-storey treehouse, with suspended netting on each storey that you can relax on and watch the clouds drift by. 

 

Stepping into the space, we were greeted by free-roaming chickens, cats and dogs; all politely minding their own business while customers strolled in. 

 

Apart from the unique interior, their full-fledged kitchen serves up delicious mains and baked goods. Enjoy specialities like their pastas, brunch dishes, homemade pastries and refreshing drinks. 

 

Truly an oasis away from the city, the space doesn’t allow for large crowds. To avoid disappointment, be sure to book a slot in advance on their booking site

 

Rainforest Treehouse Cafe

Address: Hutan Lipur Gunung Pulai, 25 Jalan Air Terjun Kg Sri, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia

Directions: Google maps | Waze 

Opening hours: 9:00am – 3:30pm (Wed – Friday) 8:00am – 4:30pm (Sat – Sun). Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Contact: +60 11-6203 0258 | Facebook | Instagram

Must book to reserve: https://letsumai.com/widget/rainforest-tree-house-cafe/ 

 

2. Good Husband Patisserie: delicate desserts

Have a sweet tooth? Good Husband Patisserie features French- and Japanese-inspired desserts, including classics like artisan cakes, tarts and swiss rolls. They also serve up unique limited edition specials depending on the season, so there are always new things to try.

Image credit: Good Husband Patisserie

 

Featuring white and wood tones, the cafe interior is a welcome respite from the heat. Plus, it’s only a 5-minute walk from our recommended Yong Juan Hin Coffee Shop, making this cafe an ideal post-lunch dessert stop. 

Image credit: JB City Guide

 

Good Husband Patisserie

Address: 47, Lorong Ismail, Taman Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia

Directions: Google maps | Waze 

Opening hours: 11am – 6pm.

Contact: +60 018-788 8962 | Facebook | Instagram

 

3. Fat Bamboo Cafe: uniquely bamboo-themed

A bamboo forest sounds like a destination out of Korea or China, but just a 15-minute drive from Kulai lies Putuo Village. Just getting to the Fat Bamboo Cafe, you’ll walk through a serene village surrounded by lush greenery — not the usual tropical trees, but the rare sight of slender bamboo. 

 

At the cafe itself, the experience gets even better! From bamboo furniture to bamboo cups, you can enjoy your sweet treats in a space filled with natural light and calming ambience. You’ll be spoilt for choice between the assortment of cakes, soft serves and drinks, going at around RM10 per item. 

Image credit: Putuo Village

 

Want to spend more time in this bamboo forest? Read more about exploring Putuo Village here. 

 

Fat Bamboo Cafe

Address: 1488 Jalan Kampung Felda Taib Andak Off, 94, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia

Directions: Google maps | Waze 

Opening hours: 9:30am – 5:30pm. 

Contact: +60 11-2200 1818 | Facebook 

 

4. Three And A Half: comforting and affordable

Cafes normally serve desserts and Western fare, but Three And A Half caters to those with a taste for something more traditional. Keeping with the theme of Kulai Old Street which has plenty of old-school options, you can expect yummy kopi, soft-boiled eggs, porridge and toast from this cafe. 

Image credit: JB City Guide

 

That said, we recommend trying the unique toast options, such as otah cheese, hawaiian and kaya peanut. They all go under RM10, making it a super budget-friendly breakfast, lunch or tea time option. 

Image credit: Three and a Half

 

Three And A Half

Address: 38, Lorong Ismail, Taman Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia

Directions: Google maps | Waze 

Opening hours: 8am – 4pm.

Contact: +60 12-972 4428 | Facebook

 

5. Origin Cafe: IG-worthy aesthetic

Image credit: Origin Cafe

 

If you’re excited by cafe ambience and stylish interiors, Origin Cafe should be on your list! The pink pastel hues make for IG-worthy photo spots, complete with uniquely-shaped seating and furniture.

​Image credit: Origin Cafe

 

Even the food is photo-worthy, featuring speciality desserts and afternoon high tea sets. With a menu that includes cakes, croissants and handcrafted drinks, there’s something for everyone and every budding influencer.

 

Origin Cafe 

Address: 41, Lorong Ismail, Taman Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia

Directions: Google maps | Waze 

Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Closed on Monday).

Contact: +60 12-963 2100 | Facebook | Instagram

 

6. Cafe JuFei: travel back in time

 

With vinyl records and old books at every corner of this haunt, Cafe JuFei takes you back in time. You’ll find plenty of interesting trinkets from 1980s to keep you occupied for the afternoon — if not, the smell of coffee and freshly made bread will do just the trick. 

 

Other than the interior, the latte art is also something to look out for! The owner is a skilled barista and chef; he serves up delicious, western-style coffee and other small dishes like bread, pastries and cakes. All in all, a cafe worth visiting especially if you’re on Kulai Old Street, which is right around the corner. 

 

Cafe JuFei  

Address: 3D, Jalan Ismail, Taman Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia

Directions: Google maps | Waze

Opening hours: 11am – 6pm (Closed on Monday).

Contact: +60 10-668 4458 | Facebook | Instagram

 

Cafe hopping in Kulai Johor

It’s time to add Kulai Johor to your list of places to visit! After visiting the area, we find that it’s definitely worth the additional 15 minutes of driving from JB Sentral. Not only do you avoid the bulk of crowds, but you also get the full cafe hopping experience. 

 

Besides, other than hitting up amazing cafes, there’s plenty to do in Kulai Johor. Or, if you just want some quiet time to recharge, there’s nothing wrong with holing up and chilling in one of these cafes over the weekend. Cosying up with a cup of coffee has never been more relaxing, affordable and aesthetically pleasing all at the same time. 


 

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