Located along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee and right beside Roast & Coffee cafe, Restoran Kopiloco is similar to Roast & Coffee in many ways. Apart from using green colour as their themes, the items listed on both their menus are largely similar too. Both cafes also emphasise "no pork no lard" in the food they serve. However, they are of different management.
Kopiloco serves popular Malaysia local dishes like laksa, nasi lemak, kampung fried rice, rojak, cendol, mee hoon kueh, Hainanese traditional breakfast (kopi, toasts and soft-boiled eggs), etc. Customers are spoilt for choice and it will take several visits to try all their signature dishes.
Kopiloco's nasi lemak is a good start for breakfast. The basic nasi lemak consists of coconut-milk-flavoured rice with a fried egg, peanuts and fried anchovies and can be optionally added with otak-otak, boneless chicken or rendang chicken. Eating with some sambal chilli is a must. I tried the national dish with fried boneless chicken.
For beverages, Kopiloco serves a wide range of traditional kopi, including their hot / ice "Signature Kopiloco" coffee and Taiping-specialty hor ga sai (虎咬狮, kopi + cocoa powder). Their Signature Ice Kopiloco looks interesting — will try it next time.
Like Roast & Coffee, Kopiloco also has "Singapore Hokkien prawn mee" on its menu. It is pretty soupy, tastes almost similar to Singapore's Hokkien mee but minus the wok flavour — but then again, not all Hokkien mee in Singapore have that taste too. It is a great option from other fried and spicy dishes.
The fried prawn kway teow has glistering flat noodle, a really big prawn and topped with beansprouts and fried shallots. It tastes great with some lime juice, not too dry and not too oily either.
There are still a lot more tasty dishes to try at Kopiloco.
Kopiloco by 1993
64 & 65, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
7:30am to 5pm | Daily