Platform Coffee & Homestay

Tucked in a regular housing estate in Pekan Nenas is Platform Coffee & Homestay, full of laid back rustic charm. You can stay overnight here or just chillout at the coffee bar and outdoor 'platform' area that looks like a cool surfer shack in Hawaii.

Coffee is served in handmade ceramic cups ( you can join a workshop to learn how to make one if you stay there) with an assortment of homemade sweet treats. Check out their facebook page to see what movie they're showing that night.

Rowan & Parsley Food Atelier

Rowan and Parsley is set in a gated garden compound where you can see chef Shawn Sum occasionally dash out to harvest herbs and vegetables for his well executed and beautifully plated dishes. Drinks by the bar staff like iced tea infused with mint, lemon and ginger are top notch. 

Owner Sam Soon whose background is in the wedding photography business hence the visual appeal of the space also has a vision to provide a fresh, local twist to their western fare with the use of local ingredients bringing 'plant to table'. The number of plants he is growing keeps increasing as he discovers their suitability for addition to the menu like Peperomia Lucida below.

The space has intimate corners but is large enough for private gatherings. An outstanding addition to the JB food scene.