18.4.16

Ehhe Art Cafe and down memory lane in JB ...

I seldom drive down to downtown JB but since my wifey needed to send her sister to UTC Kotaraya, we decided to have lunch around JB old town centre. As usual, it was congested with traffic and with the hot weather, we decided to go to somewhere with air-cond. My kid introduced us this cafe called Ehhe Art Cafe where he got to know from an older friend in his badminton class. It looks like another old shophouse from outside but I love the nostalgic feeling inside, and with air-cond.

The side of the cafe and I love the mural paintings.

The sign-board at the entrance
Inside the cafe, it was crowded!

Another view, it looks like we are dining at an old dilapidated house.

There's really a crowd there!

You may noticing what is this horse-head! Well, it's a table where the 'body' of the rattan horse helps holds the glass table.
I thought of having Hainanese Chicken chop at nearby Hua Mui Restaurant but it was really a hot day and there's no air-cond there, thus I settled for the chicken chop here , with an ice coffee. Both are not bad.

My Hainanese Chicken chop ... quite yummy! :)

And my ice coffee, kinda bitter though it looks milky. 
Seated facing me, my kid nowadays really know how to enjoy life and good food!

After our lunch, we just strolled around nearby the cafe. I always like the idea that the JB authorities are refurbishing this place into cafes, tourism attractions and museum.

Another cafe next to it.

More kopitiams and hawker food opposite 

Hot JB!

The red house - famous for nyonya kuih but I didn't get it this time round. Maybe next time.
So, that's a short walk down memory lane but with refurbishing buildings! Ehhe Art Cafe is located at - Address: 145, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.


32 comments:

  1. JB is always jammed any day of the week as it is a very busy pass through for Singaporeans and Malaysians. Reminds me of NYC's Holland Tunnel and HKG's undersea tunnel between HKG Island and Kowloon, forever jam like crazy!

    I always liked nice restaurants with unique ambiance like that one your son recommended... He has grown up so fast now and soon he will be telling you where the pretty gals hang out in JB and Singapore!! My doctor friend's teenage son even knows where to surf the best porno sites!! Wakakaka

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    1. You are spot on! The town centre is where the CIQ is located and its a busy pass between JB and SG.
      Yeah, soon he will know where the pretty girls hang out but don't think he will tell his daddy....hahaha

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  2. The Red House eh? Noted!!! I love nyonya kuihs! And I love how they've restored and preserved the old colonial buildings, our heritage. Here, they would just bulldoze them away and build some ugly modern structures in their places All gone now, so sad. I would love to explore around here should I ever hop over to JB, none of those classy malls for me, thank you.

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    1. Yes, I love their efforts to preserve the old colonial buildings. JB is getting better and better!

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  3. I see chicken chop with banjir gravy! Nice! Ya, I also prefer restaurants with aircond, especially going out with kids.. But if not, I just stay home.. Nowadays weather is so warm.. Kejap cold, kejap hot, if lagi wana go out often, later kids sick, yada yada.. Sien.. haha..

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    1. We purposely chose air-cond cos its really hot out there!

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  4. JB is a nice place to explore too. Would love to pay it a visit again.

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    1. Yeah, come over when you are free.

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  5. Not bad. Your kid introduced this place to you. ^^

    I assumed you guys seated at the rattan horse table. Pretty unique. Quite a decor in this place. I like it.

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    1. I realized there's a lot of these cafes in the town area. Well, I need to go around the town area more.

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  6. I like the table, since the third picture, I've already noticed the horse head already, was thinking some statues, that's very creative.

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    1. hahah..I purposely shown it in the first two pixs to tease you guys curiosity.

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  7. Especially on hot weather, will prefer to go air con place...

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    1. Ya lor, I don't think folks want to eat in a hot environment. Sweating while eating!

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  8. Can see from Photo #12 that it is so hot and sunny!

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  9. In SG, there are many such nostalgic cafe in the old neighborhood estates, business is very good as there are many youngsters who like cafe-hopping during the weekends

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    1. Yeah, would like to visit some but I always got no time for them. hahahah...

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  10. Very nice cafe. The chicken chop looks delicious.

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    1. I guess the better one is at the opposite, the famous Hua Mui restaurant but sadly no air cond there.

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    1. Its indeed interesting...and nostalgic.

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  12. wah seh! ur kid is old enough to intro cafes to u. in a couple of years' time, both of u can go dine at that Nyonya house. Surely got pretty nyonyas there :D

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    1. hmmm...how come I didn't think about it. Going there this weekend...muahahahahha

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  13. Hmmm..I would like to see what the Nyonya house got to offer. Next time, please drop by.

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  14. How interesting! There are so many trendy new cafes in JB nowadays. It's been a while since I last went too.

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    1. These are refurbished old shophouses which turns into trendy cafes...well done to them!

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  15. I have never been to JB cause it's too far away! But I guess it's quite an interesting city, though the life and traffic there can be quite a mess :p

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    1. You can have a day trip here while going to SG.

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  16. I was in JB last year during the winter holidays, and either I've totally forgot how the place looks like or I haven't explored this part of JB.

    I'm assuming the traffic there is still .... 'lively'?

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    1. hahahah..i like your word, lively. Yes, much lively than ever!

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