Hiap Joo Bakery

You may ask any of the locals in Johor, “Hey, what snacks can I eat in between meals in Johor?” or “What yummy food can I bring back home?”

There isn’t a doubt that you will hear these words…”Banana Cake!”

Hiap Joo Bakery serves you the BEST Banana Cake in Johor Bahru.

Once you take a bite out of this banana cake, you will keep wanting more!

What are you waiting for? Jom pergi! (Let’s go)

Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory

You must certainly pay a visit to the OLDEST bakery shop in Johor.

Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory was born in the year of 1919 and has been in the hands of three whole generations!

Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory JB

This family business focusses on giving the best quality of baked cakes and buns.

No one else can claim to have the BEST Banana Cakes in Johor Bahru.

Hands down it goes to Hiap Joo Bakery located at Jalan Tan Hiok Nee!

Also read: Jalan Wong Ah Fook Johor Bahru (Things To Do Here For Your First Visit!)

Banana Cakes From Hiap Joo Bakery In Johor Bahru

So, what makes their banana cakes so special?

The secrets are…… *shhhhh…don’t tell a soul*

  • Classic Wood Fired Wall Oven (the firewoods are actually burnt for 3.5 hours first!)
  • Top Notch Quality Bananas
  • Less Added Sugar (sweetness comes from the bananas)
  • Soft, Moist and Spongy

Mr. Lim who is the owner of this bakery is very passionate in making sure every batch of cakes meets his high quality standards.

By using this traditional charcoal baking method, it actually enhances the flavour as the heat is evenly distributed and it is well controlled by the owner.

Other than their famous banana cakes, they make delicious buns such as coconut buns, kaya buns, peanut buns and many more.


  • No reservations: First come first serve basis
  • Take it to go (they do not have tables or chairs)
  • Best time to go is before 12:00pm (their banana cakes sells out fast!)
  • Do not be overwhelmed by the long queue (cakes are sold systematically, so you are able to get them within 15-20mins)


Hiap Joo’s Bakery Price

No. ItemsNo. of piecesPricing (RM)
1.Banana Cake (BIG)1010.00
Banana Cake (SMALL)55.00
2.Coconut Bun55.00
3.Peanut Bun44.00
4.Red Bean Bun44.50
5.Kaya Bun44.00
6.Otak-Otak Bun24.00
7.Curry Potato Bun45.00
8.Sambal Ikan Bilis Bun45.00
9.Sardine Bun45.00
10.Butter Cake (BIG) *1014.00
Butter Cake (SMALL) *57.00
11.Coffee Cake (BIG) *1014.00
Coffee Cake (SMALL) *57.00

* Butter and Coffee Cake are only available on THURSDAY morning


Hiap Joo Bakery Opening Hours

Opening Hours: Daily 7:30am – 5:00pm


  • Baked Buns are available only from 11:00am onwards
  • Banana Cakes are available on:-

Monday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday to Saturday: 7:30am – 5:00pm

Sunday: 8:30am (while stock last)


Hiap Joo Bakery Location (Map)

Address: 13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, 80000 Bandar Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Location: http://bit.ly/HiapJooBakery

Check out the map below for the exact location of Hiap Joo Bakery!


Hiap Joo Bakery FAQ

Q1: Is The Banana Cake Sold At Hiap Joo Bakery HALAL?

A1: Yes, it is HALAL certified

Q2: Does Hiap Joo Bakery Open On Sundays?

A2: The shop opens DAILY from 7:30am – 5:00pm BUT do get there as early as 8:30am if you are aiming for their Banana Cakes because it sells out faster on Sundays.

Q3: How To Get To Hiap Joo Bakery From City Square Johor Bahru?

A3: Hiap Joo Bakery is just a walking distance (7mins walk) away from City Square JB:-

  • From Jalan Station – walk towards Jalan Wong Ah Fook
  • Turn Left onto Jalan Wong Ah Fook
  • Go straight along Jalan Wong Ah Fook
  • Turn Right onto Jalan Ungku Puan
  • Go straight until you reach an intersection
  • Turn Left onto Jalan Trus
  • Go straight until you reach the intersection between Jalan Trus and Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
  • Turn right onto Jalan Tan Hiok Nee and Hiap Joo Bakery will be on your left

Q4: What can I buy at Hiap Joo Bakery instead of JB banana cake?

A4: Other than their famous banana cake, Hiap Joo Bakery also sells butter cakes, coffee cakes and various types of buns. You may refer to the pricing table above under the title “Hiap Joo’s Bakery Price” for more detailed information.

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