Kluang – where rail and coffee comes together

Kluang is a favourite stop along the North South Highway when i can afford the the 50 minutes, 38km return trip to Kluang from the toll plaza. I’m there just for one thing – Kluang Rail Coffee.

As the name suggests, they started off as an outfit selling kopi, toast and snacks at Kluang train station. The nostalgic wire gauze panels and the overall concept and connection with rail has made it a unique attraction. The food and beverages are no gimmick and are certainly the real draw to the never ending stream of customers.

Kluang station outlet
Kids love to see real railway tracks
Kids love to see real railway tracks
A very simple train station
A very simple train station

If one has never been to Kluang station, it is certainly worth a visit, to soak in the atmosphere that is distinctively Malaysian, with hints of colonial influence. Due to the tight space, the food offered here is limited to toast, eggs and pre-packed Bee Hoon/Nasi Lemak. To enjoy a more extensive food offering, one will have to visit their flagship outlet at 20 & 21, Jalan Tasik 1, Pusat Perniagaan Tasik, which you will see on your right before reaching Kluang town centre.

Front facade of the flagship store
Front facade of the flagship store
Busy any time of the day
Busy any time of the day
The droolworthy food here is Mee Siam
The toast is not to be missed. It is served warm, with nice kaya and thick slices of butter
The toast is not to be missed. It is served warm, with nice kaya and thick slices of butter
The bun variation of toasted bread
The bun variation of toasted bread
The kopi is slightly smoky and has a very distinctive taste. One cup is not enough!
The kopi is slightly smoky and has a very distinctive taste. One cup is not enough!

If you make your own kopi, you might be interested to pick up some coffee powder from Kluang Coffee Powder factory, just 5 minutes from Kluang Rail Coffee.

Kluang Coffee Powder
The factory is easily spotted
Quite a few celebrities have been here
Quite a few celebrities have been here
Kluang Rail Coffee and Coffee Powder Factory are conveniently located
Kluang Rail Coffee and Kluang Coffee Powder Factory are conveniently located
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