18 January 2012

Roost Juice + Bar @ Jalan Dhoby, Johor Bahru

Price Range
Type of Cuisine
Asian & Western
Recommended For
What all cute cafes are for: engaging conversations over a cup of cappuccino in a gorgeous setting  
Of course

In keeping with our quirky, kitschy cafe obsession, it was only natural that we would go searching for such a place in JB. Okay, not that we had much searching to be done, as the place was actually recommended to us by the true JB-ian, Buzzylala.

Roost is located just a few steps away from Hua Mui, in an area that used to have a rather dodgy reputation (apparently, this area was the place for some trannie action). But the seediness of Jalan Dhoby has now been replaced with an air of modern vintage, as the street is now lined with cosy eateries and indie boutiques.

The way the drinks are served here is super adorable: The Iced Cappucinos and Lime Juices we ordered were served in these cute little baldis! To accompany your chit-chatting session of gossip fests, philosophical wonderments, rants and raves and/or political debates, their finger foods are the way to go!
Our basket of Hash Browns.

Crispy-crusted, fleshy wedges!

We came here after dinner, so the only main dish we actually tried besides the snacks is the Duck Fried Rice. It was so delicious and clearly very skilfully-prepared, that we wished we had had dinner at Roost instead!

Roost’s retro-inspired decor, from its intentionally-mismatched couches and chairs to its vintage-ish household items, made for a homey hangout place.

Roost Juice + Bar
9 Jalan Dhoby
80000 Johor Bahru

Opening Hours:
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
(Mondays to Saturdays)
6 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Sundays)

1.457004, 103.763868

RM0.60 per hour public parking during the day (coupon system). 


  1. Wow! Love this post and blog too! Your blog makes me feel hungry! LOL! Thank you for visiting my blog and following me too! I'm following you too! ;)


    1. Lolz thanks for stopping by, and also mucho thanks for following us, Lin! =)

  2. When I was a kid Jln Dhoby and Jln Wong Ah Fook was trannie land.. I'm amazed how much has changed.. Definitely must go check this out next time I go back Jb. Thanks for the review :)

  3. can i know the price?
    so i can plan my bugget~