The #1 secret for Kluang Station Cafe is use only pure de-husked coffee beans without addition of corns & other regular local coffee substances. The bean was roasted by shop owner and family to give that personal touch to their signature coffee. The coffee roasting formula has been passed down for 3 generations and it's not going to end here. The 4th generation is going to create coffee joints franchise starting at 1Utama New Wing. Soon you will find the joints nationwide (i hope)!
You can order both ice and hot coffee from Kluang Station and taste equally good. Best of all if you order toasts to go with it.
The greatest secret of all is the man handler the tea pot & the coffee filter. Almost every cups that you drink from the joint is single handedly make by "the boss". Every cup of drinks (minus the can drink) must go through quality control only the boss will approve.
The toasts and other stuffs may be done by helper, but the signature coffees are all produced by the man. The boss knows whether you're "batman" or "batgirl" because he will see you daily mah! And he doesn't mind being watched or interview just so long never ask him how many cups of drinks being produced daily. If you're smart, you know what I mean. I you don't know why, just enjoy the coffee.
It's perfectly alright if you end up at Kluang Station Cafe (lucky you!!) without reading this tip. You don't have to worry that you don't know what to order. Just sit there for 3 minutes and you will be able to tell the trend of customer orders at Kluang Station Cafe.
Beside the coffee (hot or iced), the toast is also the best sellers here. There are 3 types of toast sold here and each of them is applied with delicious homemade kaya and butter that melt instantly in your mouth.
These are the 3 types of toasts:
1. the round burger type of toasts (most popular),
2. the round wholemeal toasts for the health conscious &
3. the normal fresh cut rectangular plain white bakery bread (see picture)
Please do not salivate and drown you keyboard. If you do, remember to give an appreciation rating for telling the good news.
... Is to visit Klaung again.
To get to the same canteen as well as dropping by another famous coffee shop. I read that the Tong Fong Cafe (Eastern Cafe) also serves very good coffee in Kluang. It has been around since the days when Malaysia was still under the British rule. The Brits then loved to visit the coffee shop. It is on 56, Jalan Lambak.
No wonder that nostalgic feel. The Kluang Railway Station is considered a heritage building. The station looks old but the charm of the station still stands proud in Kluang town. You gotta see it to feel it. It was really nice and you will be able to take very good heydays-type-of photographs. So, photographers, please take note.
The full name of this canteen is :
Kedai Kopi Dan Makanan Ros
Stesyen Keretapi Kluang
The canteen is run by chinese and its coffee and toasts are so good that chinese, malays and indians all love to go there.
Lots of people at any one time, especially in the morning and tea time. I just wonder how many cups of coffee the boss sells per day. The human traffic was simply amazing.
Wanna learn some tricks in coffee-making as you eat and savour on the aromatic coffee? Just sit right in front of the coffee counter which is outside of the stall. There is a small extended table from the coffee-making area where you can strategically plant yourself as you observe the coffee-making process.
Is a must try when you are there at the Kluang Railway Station canteen. Well, according to the boss, the coffee beans are self made by them. They use pure de-husked coffee beans, meaning, no addition of other "beans" like corns, etc. They are then roasted to perfection before grinding and then serve at the canteen.
It was passed down from generation to generation. The owners of the canteen are of the 3rd generation and the 4th generation folks are going to setup a coffeeshop in One Utama serving the same menu.
The best thing was that all drinks are personally made by the boss himself. His many staff are dealing with all other food stuffs and he only deals with the signature coffee.
When you are there, you will see people ordering at least 2 things, the coffee / other drinks and a toast. The toast was really nice. The kaya with butter in the hot toasts will just melt in your mouth. Yummy.
There are in fact 3 types of toasts :
1. The popular round burger type of toasts.
2. Round type wholemeal ones for the health conscious.
3. The normal rectangular plain white bakery bread.
I like the rectangular ones best although the round ones are popular.
Kluang KTM Train Station is still in operation.
There are a few train plying to Singapore and other parts of Malaysia.
Do check the time of departure before purchasing your tickets at the counter.
The railway station houses a coffee shop cum canteen which serves one of the best coffee in Malaysia.
Before I forget, if you drive, the parking fee is RM0.60.
Hot Coffee - RM1.00
Ice Coffee - RM1.20
Plain White Bread Toasts - RM0.70
Round Toasts - RM0.80
Wholemeal Round Toasts - RM1.00