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Written by Cisca Lim
Co-written by Edira Putri
Edited by Candice Neo

Versi Bahasa Indonesia:

Most of the time, a meal isn’t just a meal.

When you are in Bandung, a meal is often a combination of a great ambience, breathtaking view, exceptional taste, unique concept, finger-licking flavour, and even philosophical ideas.

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And for that reason, Bandung has always been famous with cool cafes just around every corner.

Don’t worry about not being able to try them all – we bring you 30 hippest cafes in Bandung (one of them is even a secret) to kickstart your journey to enjoy Bandung’s culinary goodness.

Next: No. 15 – 29 unique cafes in Bandung

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1. The best seats in the swimming pool – Kalpa Tree Cafe

Dining by the pool side is cool, but a table right in the middle of the pool? That’s even more special!

A luscious blue swimming pool sits beautifully at the outdoor area of Kalpa Tree Cafe.

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Right in the middle, there’s an opening with a flight of steps leading downwards to a circular dining area. This is the best seat in the house where you can admire the surroundings to your heart’s content.

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The uber chic ambience extends from the outdoors right into its warm cosy space inside. You’ll love the combination of glass-frame doors, the stylish black spiral staircase and the open bar with a Western fireplace.

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Here, you can find Western and Indonesian cuisine. Don’t miss out on its Nasi Goreng Kalpa, Dory Singapore Sauce and extra cheesy Spaghetti Carbonara. Wash it down with colorful drinks such as Bubble gum watermelon and orange juice!

Be sure to bring along a change of fresh clothes if you want to dip in the inviting pool. Just purchase a swim voucher for Rp.80,000 (approximately USD 6) which you can also use to spend on food.

Kalpa Tree Cafe

Address :Jl. Kiputih No.37, Ciumbuleuit, Cidadap, Bandung, West Java 40142
Phone : +62 22 6440 2875
Opening Hours : Sun – Fri 7am – 10pm; Sat 7am – 11pm
Price Range: Mains from Rp. 35,000 – Rp. 189,000 (Approximately USD $2.40 – $12.95); Drinks from Rp. 12,000 – Rp 45,000 (Approximately USD $0.82 – $3)


2. Super kawaii Doraemon-theme cafe in Bandung – D’ Moners Home

Love Doraemon? You don’t have to travel all the way to Japan to meet Fujiko F Fujio’s futuristic cat.  D’Moners cafe will do more than satisfy your love for everything Doraemon right in Bandung!

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From the hands of the owner who loves the adorable character, this two-storey cafe is designed to spoil Doraemon fans to the fullest. Level 1 is filled with comfortable tables and chairs decorated with Doraemon wallpapers, while Level 2 replicates Nobita’s house – complete with his bedroom and the iconic magic-drawer desk!

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The menu also takes on a Japanese theme with Doraemon written all over it. Enjoy special Doraemon bento sets, Ramen Ganari, Omurice Time Blanket, Jelly Translator Cheese and Doraemon’s favorite snack – Dorayaki Milk Pudding.

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While you wait for your cute dishes to be served, you can enjoy the Doraemon dolls display, watch an episode or read the many comic books available. Don’t forget to take some iconic selfies while you’re at it!

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D’Moners Home

Address: Jl. PH.H. Mustofa No.73, Padasuka, Cibeunying Kidul, Bandung – West Java 40125
Phone: +62 811 2270 279
Opening Hours : Sat-Thu 11am – 10pm / Fri 1pm – 10pm
Price Range : From Rp. 12,000 – Rp. 30,000 (Approximately USD $0.90 – USD $2)


3. The only all-white Santorini cave dining in Indonesia – Goldstar 360 Cafe

Switch your fancy candlelit dinner with a whimsical cave dining. How much more of a fairytale dining experience can you get?

Right on the third floor of the multifunction building of Goldstar Sport Resto, a special series of all-white interconnected caves await. These Greece-inspired caves offer different concepts (outdoors, semi outdoors and indoors) too.

There is Megas Lakkos – a private area with blue lights, Korydallos – a secluded area with prison theme, and Stravomyti, Mykonos and Petralona which are the middle sections with giant glass windows.

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The drawings on the wall depict ancient sketches and other symbolic patterns create that exotic ambience. Doesn’t that simply add to the romance?

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Food here is also quite affordable, delicious and is halal. Enjoy favourite meals such as Nasi Goreng, chicken steak or spaghetti with plenty of drinks, including alcohol.

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When you’re done cave-hiding, head up to their rooftop cafe on the 5th floor for 360-degree view of Bandung.

Goldstar 360

Address : Jalan Dangdeur Indah No. 2B, Sukagalih, Sukajadi, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40163
Phone : +62 856 215 5120
Opening Hours : Mon-Sun 11am – 12am
Price Range: From Rp. 19,000 – Rp. 85,000 (Approximately USD $1.40 – USD $5.80)


4. A mini European-style cafe with cuteness overload – Kota Mini, Lembang

If you’ve yet to join in the Kota Mini’s hype in Lembang, you’re definitely missing out!

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Located at Lembang Floating Market area, this little town built to resemble a European town has the cutest cafe that matches its collection of pretty mini houses.

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This irresistible cafe offers refreshing drinks and yummy snacks from brownies, cakes to ice-cream. Even better, they serve it in a high-tea style with tiered plates of sweets and pretty teapots for that extra regale feel.

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As a family recreational spot with great Instagenic factor, after you’ve finished your tea, head on to the cat house, teddy bear house, Barbie house and other fun facilities!

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Kota Mini

Address: Jl. Grand Hotel No.33, Lembang, Bandung, West Java 40222
Contact: +62 812 2000 8168
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 9am – 6pm, Weekend: 8am – 7pm
Kota Mini Entrance Fee: Rp. 25,000 (approximately USD $1.71)
Cafe Price Range: From Rp. 50,000 (approximately USD $3.43)


5. Dine in the pool – One Eighty Coffee

Pretty cafe interior and delicious food in Bandung surely isn’t something new. But how about a cafe with tables and chairs in a pool?

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One Eighty Coffee serves delicious food on tables and chairs that are slightly immersed in a pool. So you’ll be having your meal while soaking your feet!

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Besides the pool area, the main cafe building consists of two storeys that are connected by a flight of spiral stairs, decorated with an industrial brick-wall concept blended with luxe wood architecture.

Here, you can enjoy yummy Indonesian and Western food such as Iga Garang Asam, Rice with Oxtail Soup, Caesar Salad, Signature Burger and more.

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Casual wear is recommended if you want to dine in the pool. Also bring extra clothes for your kids as they’ll be having plenty of water fun for sure!

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One Eighty Coffee

Address: Jl. Ganesha No. 3 Bandung 40132
Phone: +62 822 1800 0155
Opening Hours : Sun – Thu 8am to 11pm; Fri – Sat 8am to 12am
Price : Rp. 24,000 – Rp. 99,000 (Approximately USD $1.64 – $6.78)


6. When Santorini’s summer meets Bali’s beach vibe – La Costilla

Strike a pose at the pink “cactus” wall of La Costilla’s open-space backyard, with the iconic bright-yellow door and the prettiest Mexican floral painting.

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Deemed as the next “it” place in Bandung, La Costilla exudes a laidback Bali vibe with its rustic thatched roof and industrial cement floors, while the white walls and blue chairs will remind you of the iconic colors of Santorini.

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All that tropical set up in the cool Bandung breeze? It’s gonna feel like you’re dining in an entirely new city altogether!

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With Chef Joseph (a former Tony Roma’s chef) at the helm, La Costilla serves modern Western food with a Spanish-Mexican twist. The menu is filled with exotic choices such as Jalapeno Poppers and Horchata.

Their specialty is Baby Back Ribs but Crispy Belly and Calamari Gremolata are favourites too. Wash them all down with your choice of refreshing mocktails or other novelty cafe drinks!

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La Costilla

Address : Jl. Karangsari No.8, Pasteur, Sukajadi, Bandung, West Java 40161
Phone : 0819 1014 6707
Opening Hours : 10.30am – 10.00pm (Monday-Friday) | 9.00am – 10.00pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Price Range: From USD 2.25 – USD 7.50 (Approximately Rp 30,000 – Rp 100,000)


NOW CLOSED: 7. Modern semi-fine dining with classy interior and lovely outdoors – Welfed

Fancy an exquisite Western gourmet cuisine in the most luscious and beautiful outdoor space? Welfed is the perfect answer for that.

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Located in Gedong Putih in Triniti Villa, the mansion-like restaurant overlooks a hill with lush greenery all around.

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Decorated with elegance in mind, the extra spacious interior boasts of a classic mid-century style adorned with high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, luxurious decors and vintage furniture. Doesn’t it look extra romantic too?

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As for its cuisine, the semi-fine dining restaurant prioritises taste, ingredients and even plating techniques that will impress you. Fill your tummy with their delicious Lamb Rack, Wagyu Beef or Black Angus and pair them with their signature cocktails or smoothies!

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Finish up with delicate desserts – the edgy Violet Sorbet with Toffee and Butterscotch is a popular choice, or opt for the Panna Cotta that’s well-loved too!

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Address : Villa Trinity, Jl. Sersan Bajuri KM 4,7 No.88, Parongpong, Kabupaten Bandung, Jawa Barat 40559
Phone : 0822-6269-6177
Opening Hours : 3pm -10 pm (afternoon tea starts at 3pm, dinner starts at 6pm)
Price Range: From USD 3.30 – USD 20 (Approximately Rp 50,000 – Rp 300,000)
Minimum charge for afternoon tea: USD 5.60 (Rp 75,000)
Minimum charge for dinner: USD 7.50 (Rp 100,000).


8. Cute outdoor picnic with this retro-chic burger truck – Brother Jonn & Son

Join the food truck craze in the cutest retro style! Head over to Ciumbuleuit street to meet the tosca-coloured van of Brother Jonn & Son.

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This colourful vehicle is parked in front of a house with a big yard, where you’ll be nomming on their recommended burgers while enjoying the al-fresco eating area. The modest picnic-park is also enhanced with retro lamps, vibrant coloured chairs, and of course, the sight of the quirky truck itself.

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With plenty of burgers to choose from, get your fill of classic buns with selection of patties, sides and sauces. Brother Jonn & Son loves stacking up the buns with their tender patties made with their 1984 secret recipe. They are then topped with fresh crunchy vegetables, cheese, sunny side up and more for that satisfying chomp!

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If you’re only looking for a snack, there’s also the classic Corn Dog (sausages sticks) paired with perfect cool drinks such as Stardust Lemonade and Rocket Cola.

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With the cool and sunny Bandung weather, we’re sure this will be your favourite anytime.

Brother Jonn & Sons

Address: Jl. Ciumbuleuit No.107, Hegarmanah, Bandung, West Java 40142
Telepon: (022) 2032731
Opening hours: 11.00am – 10.00pm (Monday – Thursday) | 11.00am – 11.00pm (Friday – Sunday)
Price Range: From USD 0.75 – USD 4 (Approximately Rp 10,000 – Rp 55,000)


9. Spacious backyard with Instagrammable playground: Kapulaga Indonesian Bistro

An outdoor family restaurant with a colourful playground? The homey vibe of Kapulaga is all about happy dining experiences!

The family bistro will win your hearts with its spacious backyard, where the playground is waiting to be explored.

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In addition to the indoor dining area, there’s a separate outdoor area made up of two floors. The first level is perfect for hosting big formal gatherings with a view of the beautiful gardens and ponds.

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The second level is a comfortable eating area shielded with a gold thatched canopy. A long transparent glass roof is also installed on the side, creating a shielded pathway with a modern architectural flair.

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Kapulaga serves yummilicious Indonesian cuisine such as Nasi Liwet and Nasi Bakar (rice wrapped in banana leaves paired with other dishes and sambal). Other traditional choices include Sate Ayam, Tahu Goreng and Tempe Mendoan.

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Don’t miss their signature drinks such as Es Cendol, Es teler, and if you have a sweet tooth, check out their traditional dessert too!

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Kapulaga Indonesian Bistro

Address : Jl. Dayang Sumbi No.1-3, Coblong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40132
Phone: (022) 250 6195, 250 6197
Opening Hours : 8.00am – 10.00pm (Weekdays) | 8.00am – 11.00pm (Weekends)
Price Range: From USD 0.33 – USD 3.75 (Approximately Rp 5,000- Rp 50,000).


10. Admire the verdant Dago greenery – Cafe D’Pakar

Enjoying homemade favourites with scenic mountain view? Sounds like the perfect combination!

Located in the Dago highlands, this cafe is hugely popular among young people and families who love to chill with Bandung’s panoramic tall mountains and cloud-speckled blue sky.

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Cafe D’Pakar is a humble cafe serving light bites such as sandwiches and martabak (sweet stuffed pancakes), and heavier meals such as rice and noodles. As the cool breeze accompanies your sweet meal, you’ll appreciate a warm cup of coffee that completes your relaxing experience.

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Getting to Cafe D’Pakar requires a bit of an effort as it is outside the city centre, but you just need to visit once to understand why it’s worth the trip!

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Cafe D’Pakar

Address : Jl. Dago Pakar Utara, Sekejolang, Ciburial, Cimenyan, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40198
Phone : 0851-0267-7787
Opening Hours : 11pm – 6pm (Tuesday – Thursday) and 9am-6pm (Sat & Sun). Closed on Mondays.
Price Range: From USD 0.46 – USD 2.90 (Approximately Rp7.000 – Rp44.000)
Entrance fee: From USD 1.65 (Approximately Rp25.000, can be used to exchange for food and drinks)


11. Caffeine fix up top with plunge pool! – Morning Glory at Rooftop Mitra Hotel Bandung

Are you a rooftop fan? Head over to Morning Glory at Mitra Hotel Bandung for your fresh cuppa coffee with a clear sky view.

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Located on Level 6, the lift opens up to the most Instagrammable wooden pathway rimmed with multiple black steel frames. A long bench sits in the middle while the clear view of pretty blue sky is right in front of you.

You’ll also be more than impressed with the glass house, which is the main cafe, with no-smoking policy. After chilling in the comfy sofa seats, what can be better than taking a refreshing dip in the plunge pool?

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Morning Glory serves fusion food with the cutest names such as Crown On A Plate which is a sauteed beef with rice meal, Jet In Fog’s Mist – squid ink spaghetti, and Clumsy Nutcracker which is banana fritters dessert with vanilla ice-cream.

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And of course, their coffee brew is a must! Sip on their espresso such as Hazelnut Creme Brulee or Iced Caramel Macchiato to warm your belly.

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Morning Glory Coffee Bandung Setrasari

Address: Mitra Hotel Bandung, Jl. Supratman No.98, Bandung
Phone : (022) 720 3267
Opening Hours: 7am – 11pm
Price Range: From USD 1.12 – USD 5.26 (Approximately Rp 15,000 – Rp 70000).


12. The little charming gelateria for Bandung’s sunny days – Cremeria di Dee

Back off, ice-cream. It’s time for gelato at the cutest little gelateria you’ve ever seen!

Play on their bright-colored fabric swings. Better yet, take a shot of your #GOTD (Gelato Of The Day), in the yellow glasshouse perched on the terrace. It serves as a gelato-dedicated studio with blue interior and fun murals.

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This flagship store is a follow-up success of their first little booth at Bandung TSM mall. The delicious scoops of happiness are now served in a cute cafe with Balinese furniture and a see-through kitchen, where you can peek at how your gelato is being made, behind the glass!

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Using imported Italian gelato machines, Cremeria di Dee specialises in unique premium flavours such as Chocolate Earl Grey, Blueberry Cheese Cake, Dragon Fruit, Rose & Kopyor and more!

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Cremeria di Dee also teams up with CuppaJoe Coffee for your daily dose of caffeine and other light bites such as nachos, bitterballen and hot wings.

Cremeria di Dee

Address : Jl. Ranca Bentang 2C, Ciumbuleuit, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40142
Phone: 0813-1141-2502
Opening Hours : 9am- 5pm
Price Range: From USD 1.35 – USD 9.40 (Approximately Rp 18,000 – Rp 125,000)


13. Back at home at Kampung Daun

It’s a natural valley, a vast green neighborhood, and an artistic creation featuring nature and a hand of a maestro.

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Kampung Daun is a traditional place constructed from bamboo, solid rock, gurgling streams, green leaves, a waterfall, and fresh mountain breeze – a whole village of its own.

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You get to dine in your own private gazebo, shielded with leaves from the rainforest, so you get some quiet while you eat. The only sounds you’ll hear is the humming of birds, the song of insects, and the gushing stream of the waterfall.

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And what should you eat? Do try the Sundanese traditional menu, such as the wrapped rice Nasi Timbel to complete your way back to nature.

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Do also stay for the evening to watch a traditional dance!

Kampung Daun

Address: Villa Triniti, Jl. Sersan Bajuri KM 4,7 No.88, Bandung
Contact: (022) 278 7915
Price Range: From USD 0.5 – USD 8 (Approximately Rp 8,000 – Rp 115,000)
Opening Hours: 10.00am – 10.00pm


Now we all know that there are so many unique cafes in Bandung, that sometimes it’s challenging to keep count! Are there any more cafes you think we should include in this story? Do comment and let us know!

Next: No. 15 – 29 unique cafes in Bandung

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