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the meRk group

The MERK Group is a food & hospitality group, driven to create unique and thoughtful F&B brands that ignite one-of-a-kind experiences for all who walk through our doors. With 4 establishments under our belt, MERK seeks to continue expanding and improving our outlets by working closely with local tastemakers and businesses in Johor Bahru to create more original concepts and shared spaces for our community.


We’ve come a long way, but the best is always yet to come:

First Bed & Breakfast Cafe in Johor Bahru
The Replacement LODGE & KITCHEN

OUR First casual fine dining-style outfit
Tropique CAFÉ & RESTAURANT

First melbourne-inspired cafe in Johor Bahru
Faculty of Caffeine

First BOARD GAME AND DESSERT CAFE
SHAKESPEARE MILKSHAKES 

ALL NEW WINE & DINE CONCEPT
VIGNETO WINE & DINE

From a humble team of 5 to now over 80 across 5 establishments, it really has always been the charm of Johor Bahru that catapulted us as a business, to expand beyond just serving good food, but also becoming an integral part of a carefree lifestyle that is uniquely Johorean.

We see a Johor Bahru that is vibrant, distinctive and, alive. And we want to be a part of it.


With a fantastic brunch menu, this good-looking, elegant but minimalist restaurant is overseen by attentive staff serving a host of trendy lunchers, brunchers, diners and people photographing their food.
— Lonely Planet on The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen

misSION

We want to redefine the local hospitality experience by going the extra mile in delivering outstanding quality of service, food, beverages and concepts.

VISION

To build a passionate, motivated and united team to pioneer and drive the progression of the F&B scene locally and with time, internationally.