12 Best & Cheap Food In Mount Austin (Johor Bahru)
One famous place in Johor Bahru that is known for its diverse gastronomical experience and late-night ‘makan’ culture is Mount Austin. The township is scattered with people of all walks of life, from working single people, families, Malaysians, foreigners as well as students.
In fact, Mount Austin is the place-to-go for students of various international universities located in the area to rent a place and live as it is relatively accessible and easy to commute to and from their respective tertiary education institutions.
In this entry, we have made the lives of those of you in Mount Austin or those planning to move into Mount Austin easier by coming up with a list of the 12 best and cheap restaurants in township (in no chronological order).
1. Asam Pedas Anisofea
The restaurant is well-known in the area for its authentic Asam Pedas, the kind which Johor Bahru is famous for. They serve not only Aam Pedas, but also various other Malay dishes, that are all instant hit among those in the area as well as those who pass by the township to get to the Johor Bahru city.
With the right blend of spice and flavour, visitors of this place leave satisfied, saying that it gives a five-star hotel-range food at a hawker-centre price.
Address: G-07, Blok 4 Jalan Mutiara Emas, 9/3 Taman Austin Boulevard, 81100, Johor Bahru.
Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM
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2. People & Places Cafe
This cafe, with its woody interior and rusty feel, is straight out of a 90s Hollywood romcom scene. Bustling with people even on weekdays, this cafe serves scrumptious fusion food and provides ample of spaces among tables so you can have a casual breakfast or lunch with your clients if you are working or with your project mates if you are a student, and still have the privacy you wish.
Their coffee blend is also famous, and fret not, they also serve delicious vegetarian options!
Address: 6, Jalan Kencana Emas 2/3, Kawasan perindustrian Tebrau 3, 81100 Johor Bahru
Operating hours: 10am – 6pm (Monday – Thursday), 10am – 9pm (Friday – Sunday)
3. Just Want Coffee (JWC), The Factory 30
Established in 2014, this cafe is one of the first of its kind in the area, therefore could be described as a trend-setter in Mount Austin. From the outside, this building looks like a warehouse, but do not be blindsided, the interior is worth the hype.
Giving a hip and trendy aura further accentuated by the metal staircase, this cafe is well-known for its tasty beverages with rave reviews for its coffee. They also have main courses as well as finger food platters for you to enjoy during an outing exploring in the area with your friends.
Address: 30, Jalan Mutiara Emas 5/3, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Operating hours: 12pm – 12am
Contact: 07-350 7508
4. Taj Banana Leaf Restaurant
This Indian restaurant offers tasty banana leaf dishes in a variety of choices that will spoil you. From white rice to Thali sets to many types of briyani as well as North nd South Indian cuisines, food here is definitely worth the hype and visit.
Taj is a perfect spot for after-class hearty meals and is your-go-to place anytime of the day, be it for breakfast, lunch, tea time or dinner.
Address: 127, Jalan Austin Heights 3, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru
Operating Hours: 9am – 11pm
Contact: 014-907 0838
5. Da Yuan Man Restaurant
This Chinese restaurant guaranteed will satisfy your cravings for a delicious mouth-watering Chinese food. Their signature dish, Penang Nyonya three-sub head, are very famous and true to its popularity, makes customers become a regular in this restaurant. You can get everything that screams Chinese food, from spicy curry to hot soup, under one roof here.
Address: 49, Jalan Austin Heights 8/3, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru
Operating hours: 11am – 10pm
6. Habibi Cafe
Located at the heart of Mount Austin, this restaurant serves Arabian cuisine. Its chef, who hails from the Middle East and has nearly 30 years in experience in cooking, is an expert in his trade. The selection of dishes here will leave you wanting more, making even first-timers a fan of Middle Eastern gastronomic adventure.
Address: 43, Jalan Austin Heights 1/8, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm
7. AnMour Cafe Mount Austin
If you are looking for a memorable western cuisine, customer-friendly service that makes you feel right at home the moment you walk in, and great food in a price range that does not burn a hole in your wallet, go no further than AnMour Cafe Mount Austin.
This is the perfect spot for any type of events: a date, company dinner, family get-together or even a simple night out with your friends. Apart from their great variety of food as well as yummy desserts, what makes AnMour stand out is their dedicated waiters and waitresses who will go the extra mile to give you the service you deserve. Adding to this is0 the free Wi-Fi you can use in their premise!
Address: No.33, Jalan Austin Heights 3/1, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru
12pm – 10pm (Sunday – Thursday)
12pm – 11pm (Friday & Saturday)
Contact: 07-556 3420
8. Restoran Uncle Pou Wok
Craving for street food? We’ve got you covered. Restoran Uncle Pou Wok is township-famous for many stir-fry dishes, but what makes them city-famous is their Hokkien Mee. People flock from various places to try this dish, which is sold for a reasonable price as well. Other mouth-watering dishes include Ypng Tau Foo, Sweet Sour Pork and many more.
Address: 113, Jalan Mutiara Emas 10/19, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 3pm | 5.30pm – 10pm (Closes on Tuesdays)
Contact: 07-244 5012
9. One Two Eat Cafe
With its romantic lights and lounge settings, this cafe is what you are looking if you want to have a lazy night out. With a diverse Malaysian menu, One Two Eat Cafés promises a memorable dining experience within a reasonable price. Their regular customers have high reviews to give about the cafe, and recommend visiting here any time of the day for a hearty meal.
Address: 117a, Jalan Austin Heights 3, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru
Operating hours: 8am – 12.30am
Contact: 07-361 5638
10. Wafu Kitchen
This Japanese-style restaurant is the talk of the town for its good food as well as its reasonable pricing. Contrary to the popular belief that Japanese food are expensive, Wafu Kitchen offers great culinary experience for cheap price. They serve various types of dishes, including rice and curry, ramen varieties, finger food as well as fried options.
If you are craving for Japanese cuisine, Wafu Kitchen is oyur place-to-be, no questions asked.
Address: 18, Jalan Austin Heights 3/2, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (Mondays – Fridays), 10am – 10pm (Saturdays – Sundays)
11. Botak BBQ
This stall has a unique history as to why it was named such. The owner and chef is a bald person, hence the name. But let’s get to their food. Their BBQ dishes are smoky, strong and plays a magnificent number on your taste buds, making you to want more if their dishes. With an impeccable and dedicated marination process as well as great workmanship, the non-Halal Botak BBQ (also known as Demon BBQ) stands out among other BBQ places in the area, all without burning your pocket.
Address: Jalan Mutiara Emas 3/1, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru
Operating Hours: 6.30pm until around 8.30PM (Closes on Tuesdays)
Contact: 016-778 4009
Want to try great Italian food in Mount Austin but you have no idea where to go? Tastea has it for you! They serve nearly 10 different types of pasta, which will surely help you satisfy your pasta cravings, for great taste too. Apart from that, as per its name, the shop also serves memorable tea that makes its customers flock the place again and again. Another great hit of theirs is the Hawaiian Chicken Chop, which unlike other chicken chops in various places, will leave your taste buds wanting more.
Address: 49, Jalan Austin Heights 8/5, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru
Operating hours: 12pm – 4.30pm (Tuesdays – Thursdays), 5.30pm – 10pm (Fridays – Sundays) (Closed on Mondays)