Every city and every state has their own trademark kopitiam, boasting of its old skool style kopi and roti bakar….JB too, has its own version of famous coffee+bread made ala retro!
Found in Hua Mui, a super rawk looking old skool kopitiam, open since the 1940s and preserved as much as possible to look like how it was back then.
It reminded me so much of the famous corner old skool kopitiam in Hong Kong, but patrons here at mainly locals of multi races, rather than foreign tourists in the Hong Kong one.
The entire area was mainly built and decor-ed with wood and various deer heads were displayed on the white walls, giving the cabin-in-the-wood feel.
You can order the toasted kaya butter version in bread slices or buns. You can tell from the colour itself, that this was a job nicely done on those buttery creamy layer of goodness!
A proof to the chef’s sincerity in ensuring each slice is well covered with fragrant butter. Bye bye calories!
I was seated near the window on the 1st floor, cold breeze blowing in, trees and people watching from up here with a hot cuppa local style kopi panas… was a pretty awesome feeling!
Total damage was only RM 7.40 for 2 cuppas and 2 toasts.
It is awesome to know that Hiap Joo Bakery is just nearby, thus we dropped by after a quickie breakfast at Hua Mei. The first time I bought em’ banana cakes, I was blown away by the freshness of its taste and the moistness and denseness of the cake. I am happy to be back for more this time!
Being crazed driven by these charcoal baked banana cake, i bought 5 boxes in total (each cost RM9). For 10-12 slices each for RM9, worth every single penny-la! Be warned. Addiction is quick. Damage may be upon your bellies as consumption may be easily increased to 3 slices or more…or entire boxful!
Restoran Hua Mui,
No. 131, Jalan Trus,
80000 Johor Bahru.
Opening hours: 8 am – 6 pm
Hiap Joo Bakery,
13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee,
80000 Johor Bahru
(right in front of Kin Wah Kopitiam)
Tel: 07 – 2231703
Business Hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm