Situated just a 25-minute drive away from Woodlands Checkpoint in the area of Taman Mount Austin, Urban Artisan Cafe is a dessert cafe that serves aesthetically-pleasing, colourful soft serves that will be a feast for both your stomach and your eyes.
If you’ve been dying to try AquaS, a popular dessert parlour originating from Sydney, but have never gotten the chance to, this cafe is a pretty darn good (and reasonably cheap) alternative to try. Boasting multiple outlets across Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru itself, Urban Artisan Cafe is best known for its gorgeous soft serve that tastes as good as it looks.
Here’s what you can expect in this gorgeous dessert cafe in Johor Bahru!
The cafe serves over 200 different ice cream flavours that are on rotation every week, and you can expect unique flavours such as Oceanic Sea Salt, Valrhona Chocolate, Summer Peach and Matcha & Roasty Hojicha.
Opt for the soft serve cone (RM12.90), which gives diners a choice of whether they prefer to have just a single flavour or the two mixed. We opted for an Oceanic Sea Salt X Valrhona Chocolate twist cone, which gives us the best of both worlds.
The former flavour is a blue-hued, whimsical dessert that boasts a pleasant salty flavour on top of a mildly sweet note that cuts through the saltiness at the end, while the latter is a rich chocolate treat. A rather unique soft serve flavour, their Oceanic Sea Salt flavour was the one that impressed us and reminded us of AquaS’ famous sea salt flavour.
Should you be feeling peckish, order up a serving of their Charcoal Belgian Waffle which comes with a choice of ice cream flavour (RM18.90).
Topped with an indulgent chocolate sauce and whipped cream, we chose to have our charcoal Belgian waffle with a helping of Oceanic Sea Salt soft serve. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, there really isn’t much to nitpick about this dessert.
Urban Artisan Cafe
47, Jalan Austin Heights 8/5
Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru
Tue to Sun: 2pm – 10pm
(Closed on Mondays)