Faculty of Caffeine

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My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine

If wanderlust is striking you hard and you can't get away too far due to financial or time constraints, this is what this travel series, My Next Door Neighbour, is all about. Just a day trip out of the country, even across the causeway, can be rejuvenating for your overworked souls. Don't be bogged down by inertia, start planning now. Where to go, what to do?! Here: Faculty of Caffeine is one of the hot favourite cafehopping comfort ground in a land away from home.

My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine
My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine
My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine
My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine
My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine

Some pictures of the interior at Faculty of Caffeine, which consists of three portions: the main cafe area in front of the counter, a connecting room which can play up into a private space if you're coming in groups of 8-10, and a balcony which overlooks the busy Jalan Wong Ah Fook and City Square. The balcony usually services smokers, but non-smokers can enjoy clean air in the other spaces. They have washrooms made available to guests as well. 
My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine

I decided to be adventurous and try the Salted Caramel Affogato (RM11.50) which was admittedly a weird combination. The half-melted vanilla ice-cream was sprinkled with a good dose of butter cookies, sea salt and topped with a pretzel... all sitting in a pool of espresso. It feels a little like something you eat for a game forfeit. This is one of their seasonal items and possibly still in the trial period of how customers take to it, so don't take this as a benchmark of their standard. Their signature item is the Generous Breakfast (RM17.50) so you can try that if you are feeling hungry!

My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine
My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine

The hot mocha was pretty good as well, a strong-bodied Arabica blend that was generous with its chocolate sauce.
My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine
My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine
My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine

Menu of Faculty of Caffeine
Check this out to see if you'll be interested in dining at this cafe.

My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine
My Next Door Neighbour: Faculty of Caffeine


Getting there
The official address of Faculty of Caffeine is: 106 Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru
Some of the landmarks you can look out for is that it is located opposite Galleria (Kotaraya), next to Plaza Seni. However, when I was trying to look for this cafe, it was such an arduous 20-min walk around the whole stretch of Jalan Wong Ah Fook to turn into Jalan Trus. To avoid walking on the streets for an extended period of time, there is a shortcut that I found as I was exiting the cafe to get back to City Square (refer to images above).

Step 1:
Exit from City Square entrance that face Jalan Station.

Step 2:
You will see the orange buildings as pictured, cross the road and walk along the coffeeshop.

Step 3:
You will see a dodgy looking staircase.

Step 4:
Walk into the staircase lobby. Some stair-climbing required.

Step 5:
You will emerge almost right next to Faculty of Caffeine and save you a lot of walking.


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