Johor Bahru is home to many good food and cafes, and The Replacement Lodge is one that cannot be left out. Situated in a cafe filled street called Jalan Dhoby, this white themed cafe serves all day brunch, churros, coffee, speciality tea and a monthly unique speciality coffee. The cafe is decorated with tiled tables, white decors and magazines, and together with warm lighting and a cozy atmosphere, this place is surely instagram worthy. There is also free WIFI available.
THE MENU AND PRICING
- THE BREAKFAST PLATTER (BEEF) + SMOKED SALMON
Filled with buttery scrambled eggs, sausage, slices of beef pastrami, mushrooms, bake beans and bread with smoked salmon add-ons, this platter will definitely fill your stomach and satisfy your palate. Those slices of smoked beef are well seasoned and tasty. Scrambled eggs are consistent and buttery throughout, and the smoked salmon is not overly salted. A sliced tomato and the baked beans lighten up the meal with a taste of sweetness. When the meats and egg are consumed with the muesli bread, the taste of the platter becomes one that is delicious and enjoyable.
Cost: RM37.90 / SGD12.76
- EGGS BENNY (TURKEY HAM)
Those poached eggs is just amazing. It comes with a pair of each; poach egg, turkey ham and bread, separated in between by some vegetables atop swirling hollandaise sauce, the dish is displayed in a way that is aesthetically beautiful. Cooked to 63 degrees celsius, these poached eggs are made beautifully and is so soft that it melts inside the mouth. The turkey ham is not too salty, and the sauce gives an interesting touch to the dryness of the bread and ham.
Cost: RM25.90 / SGD8.72
- SOFT SHELL CRAB BAO WITH FRIES
We thought the bao is literally those Chinese bao or steamed mantou, but instead it comes with white burger buns that looks like bao. Sandwiched in the middle contains an entire crispy soft shell crab, sauce and dressings on salad. The crispy crab has a nice crustiness to it, and it is rather interesting to be able to eat a crab whole with its shell. Each bite is juicy and crispy with a light crab taste to it. Those fries are thick types and are lightly salted. Wasabi mayo dip is separately given for the fries.
Cost: RM29.90 / SGD10.06
- CHURROS x2 (SALTED CARAMEL AND HAZELNUT NUTELLA DIP)
Flavoured with cinnamon and sugar, these slightly crispy churros itself has a light sweetness to it. When eaten with the salted caramel dip, it becomes a caramelised sensation that overwhelms the taste buds, totally delicious. The other dip is more of a dark chocolate like sweetness to it, suitable for those who love nutella and chocolate.
Cost: RM29.80 / SGD10.03
The cafe is a cosy place, but may become crowded in the weekends. The staff is friendly, and the food is filling and is value for money.
Overall Food Rating
33 Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru,
80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Contact: +60 10-400 5407
Website (facebook): https://www.facebook.com/thereplacementlodgeandkitchen/?_rdr
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 9.00AM – 7.00PM, Sat – Sun 8.00AM – 7.00PM
Directions: From JB Sentral, cross the bridge into City Square Mall. Exit City Square mall to Jalan Wong Ah Fook. Cross this road and walk along it until you reach a crossroad. Turn right into Jalan Ungku Puan and follow along this road. Walk until you see another crossroad and turn left into Jalan Trus. Walk a bit more until you see a third crossroads where the Roost cafe is. Turn right and walk until you see The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen.