Whenever weekend comes, JB café hopping is one of the activities that we do across the causeway. Faculty of Caffeine is one of the first JB café that is by walking distance from City Square mall and JB check point. The café is also the earliest café that start operating which I would recommend to drop by if you reach JB by 9am to beat the traffic. This is what my friends and I do. We will travel as early as 7am from Singapore to reach JB by 9am so that we will be get stuck in the jam.
I still remember my first visit to Faculty of Caffeine was few years back before they revamped the place. It was then breakfast-all-day menu and coffee in the list. They also come up with new menu as well.
SEAFOOD POMODORO – RM19.90
Spaghetti with tomato pomodoro sauce, prawn, squid, New Zealand mussels and basil. A plate of seafood ingredients with a twist of tom yam taste and tomato sweetness in it.
F.O.C AGLIO OLIO-RM18.90
Aglio Olio comes with the choice of beef bacon or smoked duck. We had smoked duck with fresh parsley, mixed nuts, button mushroom and 63deg sous vide egg. The moment we poked the egg, the golden yellow yolk flows out nicely to the noodles. As we mixed everything and grab a bite, we just couldn’t stop having it. This is my favourite dish of all.
CHICKEN TONKUTSU RAMEN – RM22.90 (Pork-Free)
Since the café is practising pork-free dishes, they created this Chicken Tonkutsu ramen to cater for Muslim customers as well. The Japanese ramen served with milky chicken tonkutsu broth and placed the 63deg sous vide egg, spicy minced chicken, sweet leaf, mushroom, spring onion and seaweed to complete the dish.
FRIED CHICKEN MAZE RAMEN- RM19.90
This is the dry version of ramen with F.O.C Special sauce, 63 deg sous vide egg, spicy minced chicken, sweet leaf, fried chicken, spring onion and seaweed. The whole combination of the ingredients tasted similar like chilli pan mee. The noodles texture was dense and firm and if only there is a level of spiciness to choose from, it would be even interesting. The fried chicken was nicely fried with crisp in the outer and soft in the inner.
KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN- RM19.90
When they opened for business after revamping, there is only pancake series of dishes available. Korean Fried Chicken pancake is their best seller under the categories. This is my second time having it and still loving it. The stack of pancakes served with Korean Gochujang mayo, fried chicken, brulee pineapple and mixed salad. This savoury dishes definitely left a deep impression to us.
No more breakfast all-day menu here in Faculty of Caffeine but you can have savoury and sweet pancake series or even the noodles series for your meal here. If these ain’t satisfy your taste bud, you can always hop over tp The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen to fix your brunch cravings. The kinfolk theme café is also under the same management as Faculty of Caffeine.
Read more on the list of cafes around Jalan Dhoby and JB Checkpoint here.
Faculty of Caffeine
Address: 106, Jalan Trus
Bandar Johor Bahru
80000 Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM