[Johor Bahru] Vamos Coffee Roastery in Johor Bahru was quite a surprise find to me, even though it is not that well-known to Singaporeans.

Found in between two popular malls of KSL City Mall and Taman Sentosa (say 10 to 15 minutes’ walk), I only visited it because nearby Nimmies Pastry Café was packed crowded.

But no regrets at all.

Upon entering, I was greeted with a laid-back beach vibe, accentuated by a surf-inspired theme that created a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

The grey industrial-meets-coastal ambiance, exuded a sense of warmth and comfort, making it an ideal setting for casual meet-ups.

Plus, there should be ample space for small groups (though note that service can be uneven if they are overwhelmed).

As for the coffee at Vamos, they specialise in both single-origin beans and blends; along with other drinks such as Matcha (RM14) and Chocolate (RM12).

The Vamos blend combined Guatemala and Colombia Huila beans, offering a mix of sweet chocolate, milky, and caramel notes, coupled with bright profile and lingering finish.

For those who enjoy a sweet touch, you can go for the Gula Melaka Latte (RM12) which strikes the balance of sweetness and fragrance; or have a Latte top-up with honeycomb.

Yes, you would find a tray of honeycomb right next to the counter.

While there were somewhat mixed reviews online, I thought that their food offerings were pretty commendable.

Their Vamos-Trami Reuben Sandwich (RM38) was layered with pastrami beef and a Reuben dressing, complemented by honey aioli sauce on the side. The bread had a pleasant buttery crisp.

Then there was the Classic Grill Ham & Cheese Sandwich (RM26) featuring a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheese with chicken ham – a simple yet satisfying choice.

The cheese melted well, creating a gooey, comforting treat.

The side of straight-cut parmesan fries deserves a mention, quite addictive when dipped in the tangy-sweet creamy sauce.

The Crispy Buffalo Wings (RM25) were also a pleasant surprise. They reminded me of Korean Fried Chicken, thanks to the house-made hot sauce that packed a flavourful punch.

The wings were crispy on the outside and succulent inside, and the accompanying sour cream dip was the cooling complement to the spicy kick.

For dessert, the Vamos Signature Apple Pie (RM18) was Vamo’s recommended a must-try.

Warm, spiced apple filling and flaky crust made that shiok hot-cold contrast with vanilla ice cream and crumbs.

Another showstopper was the Signature Egg Tart Cake (RM18).

At first glance, it looked like a regular slice of cake, but the first bite revealed a custard filling that was delightfully similar to an egg tart.

The custard was wobbly and light, contrasting beautifully with the buttery tart base.

Vamo’s pricing was reasonable, with an average cost of around RM20-30 per person (of course depending on what you order).

While some may find the café a bit out of the way, its somewhat secluded location adds to its charm.

Vamos Coffee Roastery
155 Jln Beringin, Taman Melodies, 80050 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 9am – 7pm (Mon – Sun)

Google Maps – Vamos Coffee Roastery

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