Written by Cisca Lim
Co-written by Edira Putri, Beverley Lennon and Nadia Crowe
Edited by Candice Neo and Beverley Lennon
Versi Bahasa Indonesia: https://indonesia.tripcanvas.co/id/bandung/kafe-unik-instagram/
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 31 hippest cafes in Bandung (one of them is even a secret) to kickstart your journey to enjoy Bandung’s culinary goodness.
1. Have a chilled sunset surrounded by igloos and fairy lights – Utara Cafe
A transparent igloo surrounded by endless rows of hay, a secluded group of tables illuminated by adorable fairy lights, and the opportunity to eat some delicious shabu-shabu! If this sounds like the perfect place for you to relax on one of your holiday evenings, then head on over to Utara Cafe.
Decorated with a soothing light green hues, this cafe makes for the perfect instagram backdrop. Not to mention, if you choose to dine in one of their igloos, you’ll find yourself surrounded by endless amounts of light as they refract off the transparent windows!
If you’re lucky enough to be in Bandung on a Saturday evening, you should definitely head over here because they have a band playing! Eat some of their delicious food whilst listening to the soothing sounds of their music, pair it with a gorgeous sunset and you’ll leave feeling like you’ve had one of the most magical nights in Bandung!
Price: Shabu Shabu from Rp.60,000 (approximately USD $4.25) Website
Address: Ciburial, Cimenyan, Bandung, West Java 40198, Indonesia
Contact: +62 813 1313 8787
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 11am – 10pm
Those who have daughters are absolutely required to bring them here. When entering the café, the look on your princess’s face will be just priceless! Just imagine, this pink-designed cafe is decorated with lots of adorable unicorn plushies, and exudes a magical feeling.
This cafe is dedicated completely to children (and maybe adults?) who are fans of “My Little Pony” and unicorns. Almost all corners of the cafe, from the ceiling to the walls are decorated with this one special magical character. Not just to be looked at, you can also hug the plush toys and take the cutest photos together. Do you want to take things one step further and be a little extra? Try rent a unicorn onesie to dress up and have endless childlike fun posing with your little ones!
Not only that, all the food here is served in an adorable and Instagramable form, complete with unicorn-shaped decorations, and colourful mozzarella fillings!
Love Uniqorn Cafe
Price: From Rp.12,000 (approximately USD $0.85); Costume rental from Rp.25,000 per hour (approximately USD $1.75) Website
Address: Jl. Bengawan No.33, Cihapit, Kec. Bandung Wetan, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40114.
Contact: +62 22 7208287 / +62 877 19189777 (Whatsapp)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 9am-10pm
3. Dive right in bright pink walls and bubble balls – Warlaman
Yet another place in Bandung which belongs to your social media feed! Decked out with endless pink and blue walls, adorable cacti decor, and a pink ball pit with a flamingo floatie in it, not a single inch of Warlaman can’t be Instagrammed – it has got the ultimate summer vibes!
We highly suggest you to grab one of their super cute smoothies to match in the scene and hop in either of the ball pits – I’m talking bathtub and outdoor jacuzzi! If you’re not feeling so pink, they also have a bohemian-styled blue area, and for those who are really into retro, there’s a wall of old cassettes from top to bottom!
There are so many different areas in Warlaman, you could easily spend the whole day there just hopping from backdrop to backdrop. All of this coupled with good food and good company? You’re all set for the day! Oh, don’t forget a good camera too so you can capture all those moments!
Price: Mains from Rp.20,000 (approximately USD $1.42) Website
Address: Jl. Lap. Supratman No.1, Cihapit, Kec. Bandung Wetan, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40114, Indonesia
Contact: +62 22 8588 0943
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu, 9am – 10pm; Fri – Sat, 9am – 12am
4. Come here with your Instagram partner – Picknick on The Roof
This cafe located on a rooftop is just begging to be photographed! One of the best ways to describe Picknick on The Roof is simply “very hipster”.
You’ll love the super trendy tropical decor with verdant hues and marbled tables, but the most ’grammed feature of this venue is their yellow vintage VW Kombi resting in the background.
The menu is as hip as the decor; your camera will enjoy the photo-worthy cookies, pizza, chicken wings and refreshing cocktails as much as your belly.
With everything you need for an Insta-background, you sure will save some space on your feed for their good-looking treats too!
Picknick on The Roof
Price: Mains from Rp. 25,000 (approximately USD $1.70) Website
Address: Jl. Pasir Kaliki No.176, Pasirkaliki, Cicendo, Bandung City, West Java 40173, Indonesia
Contact: +62 22 2052 4750
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 10am – 12am
5. Step into your very own romantic Korean drama series – Chingu Cafe
Annyeonghaseyo! Welcome to Bandung’s very own ‘Little Seoul’, the place where you can fulfil all of your K-dreams with your K-prince or princess!
In this cute and Instagrammable Koreatown, you can find signages in Korean characters and restaurants where you can taste delicious Korean cuisine. All prices are even in Korean won! No cash is accepted at the restaurants as you have to get it exchanged at the ‘Money Changer’ stall (1 won = Rp. 10, which is close to the actual exchange rate), where you will get a ‘Citypass card’ that you can then use to pay for your orders.
You can choose to dine at Chagiya Korean Suki & BBQ, where you will enjoy the iconic Korean BBQ, or head to Chingu Cafe for Korean hotpot, rice balls (Jumukbap) and colourful traditional shaved ice (Bingsu).
Or simply stroll along the Korean street replica – Dongdaemun Street is where you can get all of your Korean snack cravings satisfied, including the iconic Tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes)! This is also where you can rent a Hanbok (traditional Korean dress) for your very own photoshoot session.
Price: Mains from Rp. 23,000 (approximately USD $1.57) Website
Address: Jl. Sawunggaling No.10, Tamansari, Bandung Wetan, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40116, Indonesia
Contact: +62 22 423 9963
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 10am – 10pm
6. Camp out in hipster tents – Pillowcake
If you’ve ever seen a hipster bedroom, it most likely has one of those adorable little tipi tents in them. Slap on a bunch of fairy lights around them, spread out some colourful bean bags on the floor, and feature a baby pink accent wall, and you’ve got yourself a hipster’s paradise! What’s even better, is it comes in cafe form.
Hanging out in Pillow Cake is both a whimsical experience and a comfortable one! From their eclectic decor to the unique way in which they serve their drinks (served in luminescent cages!) You’ll find yourself in awe at every aspect of this cafe. Make sure you try their signature cake… The Pillow Cake!
It is also the perfect place for families as the little ones will have an absolute ball playing in Pillow Cake’s ball pit (haha get it?). Whether you’re looking for a place to relax after exploring Bandung, or you need some new content for your social media, Pillow Cake is the perfect place for you!
Price: Cakes from Rp.35,000 (approximately USD $2.50) Website
Address: Jl. Aceh No.15, Babakan Ciamis, Kec. Sumur Bandung, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40117, Indonesia
Contact: +62 817 0009 268
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 8am – 8pm
7. Experience the slow life of the farm – Boda Barn
Boda Barn is what we would call a little escape out of the city (or almost). Made to resemble an adorable little barn, this place features a minimalistic wooden design accompanied by bohemian finishings and endless greenery. It’s the perfect combination for ultimate relaxation and as a result, the ideal place for you to get away from the city.
Not only do they have an adorable interior, Boda Barn also features a rooftop area where you can enjoy the magical sunsets of Bandung. Surrounded by a gorgeous landscape, you’ll find yourself never wanting to leave this place, just sitting there and enjoying your company (or yourself!) is the best way to end a great day.
Besides the wonderful place itself, Boda Barn also serves up some delicious food. Having just opened, in October of 2019, you can best bet that they’re aiming for the highest quality possible! Be one of the first ones to visit this gorgeous cafe!
Price: Mains from Rp.35,000 (Approximately USD $2.50) Website
Address: Jl. Pagermaneuh No.55, Pagerwangi, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391, Indonesia
Contact: +62 878 7500 8882
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu, 9am – 10pm; Fri – Sat, 9am – 11pm
8. Have a breakfast of champions the hipster way! – Yourgood Smoothie Bar
There’s no better way to start your day than with a fresh, colourful, juicy smoothie. That’s why you should head to Yourgood Smoothie bar for the fix of a lifetime! Whether you’re searching for a breakfast to fill you up, or you need something sweet to refresh you during the day, they’ll serve you exactly what you’re looking for.
Not only are their smoothies incredibly adorable, their decor matches it to a tee! Surrounded by baby pink walls, baby blue accents, and neon light wordings, you may even just forget about the smoothies itself and focus on capturing every angle of their interior!
Instagram and smoothies aside, this cafe also serves up some healthy options for when your stomach is craving something a little heavier than your classic smoothie. From yogurt parfaits to vegetable stuffed wraps, fill your belly here on your break from exploring the surroundings!
Yourgood Smoothie Bar
Price: Smoothies from Rp.35,000 (approximately USD $2.50) Website
Address: Jl. Dipatiukur no. 40 (Lt.2) Lebakgede, Kecamatan Coblong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40132, Indonesia
Contact: +62 819 3131 4236
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 8am – 8pm
9. Jump in a vintage bus – Bandros Bistro
Have you ever thought you’d be eating food from within a bright blue vintage bus? Well, now’s your chance! Bandros Bistro has the likeness of one of those circus caravans that spend their days going from city to city with the sole purpose of bringing joy to the hearts of its residents! Whilst Bandros Bistro doesn’t necessarily travel, rest assured it still bring plenty of joy.
Despite its small facade, you need not worry about feeling cramped, the insides are very much still a spacious cafe, where you can enjoy your meals with multiple companions! The food here is nothing to scoff at, serving some of the most recognisable comfort foods, sure to transport you back home.
Make sure you leave a little bit of time at the end of your meal to pose at their iconic park bench just in front of the azure blue background. Everyone on your feed will be scrambling to message you and find out where you’ve just eaten at!
Price: Mains from Rp.20,000 (approximately USD $1.45) Website
Address: Jl. Braga No.45, Braga, Kec. Sumur Bandung, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40111, Indonesia
Contact: +62 811 234 4545
Opening Hours: Sun – Fri, 7am – 10pm; Sat, 7am – 12am
10. Take a trip down to a gothic magical kingdom – Dago Bakery
Ever wanted to be part of your own fairytale? Well now you can! High above the clouds of Bandung, there’s a magical kingdom. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, it’s less of a kingdom, and more of a small black castle. But nonetheless, it is magical!
What’s most unique about it is that it’s completely black, almost as though it’s a dark twisted version of Beauty and the Beast’s castle! Despite it’s gorish facade, Dago Bakery is actually an incredibly beautiful, whimsical place, and they serve equally delicious food. Your instagram could probably use a little dark and twisted anyway!
If you thought the castle is the only thing that you can do up here, then you thought wrong! They also have a pirate ship lookout point where you can pretend you’re roaming the clouds and marvel at the gorgeous Bandung landscape. Not only that, there are two industrial looking metal trees resembling the botanical gardens in Singapore!
Price: Mains from Rp.25,000 (approximately USD $1.77) Website
Address: Jl. Pagermaneuh No. 57 Punclut – Bandung
Contact: +62 812 1904 4795 (WhatsApp)/+62 812 1289 8383
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu, 9am – 9pm; Sat, 8am – 11pm; Fri & Sun, 9am – 10pm
11. Indulge the crazy cat lady in you – Cats and Ice Cream
I honestly couldn’t think of a better combination, cats and ice cream make the absolute perfect pair for a cafe! A clean minimalistic setting gives off a soothing vibe so that the cats are at ease, and so you can enjoy them in a relaxed state. Just remember to be gentle, and don’t force them to play with you!
Having a variety of different breeds, you can enjoy your time there with incredibly soft and fluffy kittens and the hairless wonders that are sphinx cats. It’s a cat lover’s paradise being able to watch them wander around and purr up against you! All the cats seem to be well taken care of too, given their extremely aloof and lazy nature.
Let’s not forget about the second part of this cute cafe’s name, ice cream! They serve some super yummy ice cream which they decorate with a multitude of different toppings, sometimes even making the ice cream look like a cat!
Cats and Ice Cream
Price: Entrance + Ice Cream from Rp.70,000 (Approximately USD $5) Website
Address: Paris van Java Jl. Sukajadi No. 131-139 , Sky Level, SL-1-20, Cipedes, Kec. Sukajadi, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40162, Indonesia
Contact: +62 22 250 0101
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 10am – 9pm
12. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Price: Mains from Rp. 35,000 (Approximately USD $2.40) Website
Address: Jl. Kiputih No.37, Ciumbuleuit, Cidadap, Bandung, West Java 40142
Contact: +62 878 03497701 (WhatsApp)/+62 812 22274058
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat, 9am – 10pm; Sun, 8am – 10pm
13. 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.
The drawings on the wall depict ancient sketches and other symbolic patterns create that exotic ambience. Doesn’t that simply add to the romance?
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.
When you’re done cave-hiding, head up to their rooftop cafe on the 5th floor for 360-degree view of Bandung.
Price: From Rp. 29,000 (Approximately USD $1.40) Website
Address: Jl. Dangdeur Indah No.2b, Sukagalih, Kec. Sukajadi, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40163, Indonesia
Phone: +62 812 2450 8300
Opening Hours: Sun – Fri, 11am – 11pm; Sat, 11am – 12am
14. 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!
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.
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.
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!
Kota Mini Entrance Fee: Rp. 25,000 (approximately USD $1.71) Website
Address: Jl. Grand Hotel No.33, Lembang, Bandung, West Java 40222
Contact: +62 812 2000 8168
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 9am – 6pm; Sat – Sun, 8am – 7pm
15. 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?
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!
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.
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!
One Eighty Coffee
Price: Mains from Rp. 45,000 (Approximately USD $3.20) Website
Address: Jl. Ganesha No. 3 Bandung 40132
Contact: +62 822 1800 0155
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu, 8am – 11pm; Fri – Sat, 8am – 12am
16. 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.
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.
All that tropical set up in the cool Bandung breeze? It’s gonna feel like you’re dining in an entirely new city altogether!
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!
Price: From USD 2.25 – USD 7.50 (Approximately Rp 30,000 – Rp 100,000) Website
Address: Jl . Prof Dr Sutami 98
Contact: +62 819 10146707
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 10:30am – 10pm
17. 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.
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.
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!
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.
With the cool and sunny Bandung weather, we’re sure this will be your favourite anytime.
Brother Jonn & Sons
Price: Mains from Rp.35,000 (Approximately USD $2.50) Website
Address: Jl. Ciumbuleuit No.107, Hegarmanah, Bandung, West Java 40142
Contact: [email protected]
Opening hours: Sun – Fri, 10am – 10pm; Sat, 10am – 11pm
18. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Kapulaga Indonesian Bistro
Price: Mains from Rp.15,000 (Approximately USD $1.10) Website
Address: Jl. Dayang Sumbi No.1-3, Coblong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40132
Contact: +62 22 2506195 / +62 896 51870890
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 8am – 10pm
19. 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.
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.
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!
Price: Mains from Rp.22,000 (Approximately USD $1.60) Website
Address: Jl. Dago Pakar Utara, Sekejolang, Ciburial, Cimenyan, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40198
Contact: +62 851 02677787
Opening Hours: Tues – Fri, 11am – 6pm; Sat – Sun, 9am – 9pm
20. 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.
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?
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.
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.
Morning Glory at The Rooftop Mitra Hotel
Price: Mains from Rp.45,000 (Approximately USD $3.20) Website
Address: Mitra Hotel Bandung, Jl. Supratman No.98, Bandung
Contact: +62 22 7207245 / +62 853 20397242
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 7am – 11pm
21. 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.
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!
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!
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
Price: 2 flavours in a cup from Rp.28,000 (Approximately USD $2) Website
Address: Jl. Ranca Bentang 2C, Ciumbuleuit, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40142
Contact: +62 813 11412502
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 9am – 5pm
22. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Do also stay for the evening to watch a traditional dance!
Price: Mains from Rp.30,000 (Approximately USD $2.10) Website
Address: Villa Triniti, Jl. Sersan Bajuri KM 4,7 No.88, Bandung
Contact: +62 22 2787915 / +62 819 05526551
23. Dine in a birdcage, by the lake or with a mountain view at Dusun Bambu
Dusun Bambu Family Leisure Park is an ideal place to spend the weekend with your loved ones, family or friends – here, you can find everything (literally), from villa accommodations to camps to activities like biking or adventure games for kids.
And of course, how can we miss out the best places for lunch or dinner? Dusun Bambu does not only have one, but three amazing restaurants, each with a unique theme, where you can dig in and bask in the gorgeous views.
16-a. In a birdcage suspended in the trees – Lutung Kasarung
Imagine dining like a bird, high up in the trees.
Each of its seats has a design of a bird’s cage that sits on top of the tree.
You can enjoy nature’s greenery all around you as you dig into your meal.
What should you try? One of its popular dishes is the coconut roasted rice!
16-b. Dine in your little hut by the lake – Purbasari
This is one of the dreamiest places to dine at in Bandung.
The Purbasari restaurant features a traditional Indonesian gazebo that surrounds and overlooks a lake.
Here, you can dine in a traditional Indonesian vibe, and in comfort and style.
Trust us, if you bring your significant other here, he/she will be impressed!
16-c. Over the mountains and the trees – Burangrang
Burangrang is is the biggest cafe at Dusun Bambu. It’s located among the taller hills at the resort, which gives customers a clear view of the Burangrang mountain (hence the name!).
With its glass walls, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the cafe’s surroundings.
Don’t leave without trying one of its specials – the betutu grilled chicken.
Price: Mains from Rp.65,000 (Approximately USD $4.60) Website
Address: Jl. Kolonel Masturi KM 11, Cisarua, Bandung Barat 40551
Contact: +62 022 82782020 / +62 0815 63808021
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 8am – 9pm
24. Hummingbird heartbeat
True to its name, every aspect of Hummingbird cafe is dedicated to make you feel like a free, exquisite bird.
Let’s start with the outside, which has a giant bird cage-like exterior.
The interior decoration is homey, with cosy wooden furniture and artistic hummingbird prints painted all over the walls.
But don’t worry, you won’t be served bird food.
You can order from a birdy-themed menu with fancy hummingbird names for crepes and drinks.
In fact, the cafe is famous for its galette variations, including this popular Lucifer Galette with beef, sunny side up, mustard, and onion jam.
Price: Mains from Rp.60,000 (Approximately USD $4.25) Website
Address: Jl. Progo No.14, Bandung
Contact: +62 22 4212582
Opening Hours: Sun – Fri, 7am – 11pm; Sat, 7am – 12am
25. Almost a doll’s house – Nanny Pavillon Home
One of the newest unique themed restaurants in the block in Bandung (though it already has many branches in other Indonesian cities), the interior of Nanny Pavillon is a sweet eye candy with its pretty furniture and cute interior.
Here, you can choose which ‘room’ you want to dine in – be it the Dining Room, Bedroom, Garden, Playroom, or even the Bathroom (yes, and your seats are toilet seats)!
As the concept stems from the owner’s belief in family gatherings and cosy treats, you will expect nothing but amicable service here, making you feel right at home.
Nanny Pavillon is also best-known for serving delicious French American pancakes. Highly rated are the peach pancake with vanilla ice cream and blueberry pancake cheese roll.
Do taste its green tea pancake too!
If pancakes aren’t your thing, order some pasta and Western delights to whet your tastebud.
Nanny Pavillon Home
Price: Mains from Rp.35,000 (Approximately USD $2.50) Website
Address: RE Martadinata No.127, Bandung
Contact: +62 819 0899 9777
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs, 7am – 10:30pm; Fri – Sat, 7am – 11:30pm
26. Transported to the past by Warung Suluh
Stepping in to Warung Suluh is like stepping out of a time machine. Not to a scary pre-historic era or a futuristic future, but to a time that’s just right for nostalgia.
Here, the interior is cosy and traditional, decorated by old pictures, old comics, vintage posters and furniture.
This place cherishes original and Javanese nuances, and all of your senses will be engaged.
While you dig in to traditional food, Javanese ‘keroncong’ songs are played in the background, a perfect match to create the right ambience.
Try the mysterious Nasi Pendem, which is served with chicken and boiled egg, hidden beneath the tempting brightly-coloured yellow rice.
Warung Suluh is great for a simple gathering with friends, for you to reminisce the good ol’ days.
Address: Jl. Dr. Cipto No.8 Bandung 40117 Website
Contact: (022) 6012294
Price Range: From USD 0.5 – USD 3.6(Approximately Rp 8,500 – Rp 55,000)
Opening Hours: Sunday – Friday, 7am – 10pm | Saturday, 7am – 11pm
27. Maja House (Sugar & Cream) – Comfy on high
This restaurant offers more than just a breathtaking view as the coolest rooftop cafe-bar in Bandung.
This place is retro, natural and comfy, thanks to the indoor plants, wooden furniture and sophisticated sparkly decor.
And when you wander outdoors, you’ll be greeted by a gorgeous view.
If you can’t take your eyes off of the mountainous backdrop blanketed in greenery and blue skies with marching clouds, you’re not alone.
Just pick one of the comfy daybeds to lay down in the outdoor dining area, where you think you have the best camera angle.
When you can look away a little, take a look at the menu, which serves up Western, Asian, and local culinary. You can even get food with no artificial ingredients.
Its Spaghetti Aglio Olio is very tasty, with plenty of smoked beef and real chili (instead of chili powder or chili flakes).
Sugar & Cream, Maja House
Price Range: Mains from Rp.30,000 (Approximately USD $2.15) Website
Address: Jl. Sersan Bajuri No.72, Bandung
Contact: +622 2788196
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 10am – 10pm, Sat – Sun, 10am – 12am
28. Food meets art (or the other way round) in Lawangwangi
Lawangwangi gives you a whole new perspective on capturing Bandung’s beauty – from a sophisticated deck.
Originally an art gallery, this place sums up to a piece of art in itself, with incredible creative bits you can enjoy one by one, when the mountain view from the all-glass interior doesn’t distract you.
The first floor of this gallery and restaurant serves as an exhibition space, gallery, and craft shop. They do have special exhibitions at times, so do check the schedule if you fancy artistic dining amidst the beautiful scenery of Bandung.
The food is also a work of art with thoughtful details in the display, like this picturesque Nasi Goreng Risotto, a traditional-Western fusion food with creamy mozzarella and tortilla.
Lawang Wangi Creative Space
Price: Mains from Rp.45,000 (Approximately USD $3.20) Website
Address: Jl. Dago Giri No. 99A, Mekarwangi, Bandung 40135
Contact: +62 22 2504065 / +62 815 6016666 (WhatsApp)
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 11am – 10pm; Sat – Sun, 7am – 11pm
29. Fun in the woods of Congo Cafe
This restaurant was originally a woodcraft gallery too incredible to be closed to the public.
So they opened a restaurant with the same peaceful, natural ambience with a sophisticated design of a gallery. So there’s the best of both worlds.
This culinary gem, with excellent Western food and an incredible natural environment, is tucked away inside lush green woods – you might even forget that you’re not in an actual jungle!
Among all the high-quality steak it offers, the recommended choice is to start with ebony steak, a toothsome tenderloin with luscious mushroom sauce topped with onion rings.
Price: Mains from Rp.67,000 (Approximately USD $4.75) Website
Address: Jl. Rancakendal Luhur No.8, Bandung
Contact: +62 22 2531065
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 10am – 11pm
30. Bizarre yet homey in Warung Salse
Welcome to your dream deck house.
It’s not hard to point out this place from afar with its bizarre exterior.
Once you’re done admiring the stylish triangle-ish shaped building, you’ll be greeted by its homey interior, with a backdrop of tall green trees and mountains.
With that much of an excellent taste, there’s more to come in Salse’s neighborhood.
Salse is actually a part of a resort complex with eight upcoming unique villas, a spa and an amphitheater tucked away in the woods.
Curious? Be patient and start here.
And what about food? Don’t miss trying the recommended Spaghetti Tektek, a European-Asian fusion of pasta and traditional seasoning with kerupuk, red chilli and all.
Price: Mains from Rp.35,000 (Approximately USD 2.50) Website
Address: Jl. Dago Giri No. 101, Mekarwangi, Bandung
Contact: +62 811 2131900 / +62 821 34809350
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs, 12pm – 9pm; Fri – Sat, 12pm – 10pm
31. Atmosphere – Romantic in Bali
True to its name, atmosphere is not the only exceptional thing you can enjoy in this Balinese-themed restaurant.
This restaurant’s design is inspired by Bali’s natural richness and topped with cozy gazebos, a fish pond and an indoor dining area with polished wood furniture and candles.
Natural, checked. Super romantic, checked. Adventurous, checked.
Food ranges from European, Asian, to Indonesian cuisine. If you want a full Balinese experience, try this Nasi Campur with Bebek Betutu and Sate Lilit, complete with the special Balinese condiment, sambal matah.
Price: Mains from Rp.71,000 (Approximately USD $5) Website
Address: Jl. Lengkong Besar No. 97, Bandung 40261
Contact: +62 22 4262815 / +62 22 4262816
Opening Hours: Sun – Fri, 11am – 12am; Sat, 11am – 1am
32. Three layers of Cocorico
Located in the hip neighborhood of cool cafes with great ambience and an astonishing city view from the heights, Cocorico is an outstanding choice to enjoy food, view, and overall, Bandung.
This three-storey cafe offers a different atmosphere on each level.
The first floor is a neat and splendid garden to enjoy an outdoor dining experience with an amazing view of the city.
On the second floor is an indoor dining area with a very exceptional interior that makes you feel like you’re in the middle of nature, with all its beauty and without the heat that comes with it – you get to lounge in air-conditioned comfort inside.
Third floor is where you can enjoy a heavenly view of Bandung from the rooftop area – words can’t do justice to its magnificence.
Other than traditional and Asian food, Cocorico also serves pizza with various toppings – which you must try.
El Diablo pizza is a popular choice with its unique combination of beef, mushroom, jalapenos, and Indonesian cayenne pepper.
Price: Mains from Rp.65,000 (Approximately USD $4.60) Website
Address: Jalan Bukit Pakar Timur No. 29, Bandung 40198
Contact: +62 22 2503262
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 11am – 11pm
33. Pick a gazebo and own it for a while in Stone Cafe
At the Stone Cafe, you’ll forget you’re actually in the city.
You get to dine in a village ambience, with bamboo decor in gazebos and a lot of stones, thus the name.
At 8pm, there’s also a live music performance to relax or even jam to.
The place serves desirable traditional and European foods with no artificial food flavouring. And one of the must-tries is the combo barbecue, a complete combination of sirloin, snapper fish and shrimp with special Stone Cafe sauce.
Price: Mains from Rp.60,000 (Approximately USD $4.25) Website
Address: Gerbang Dago Resort Dago Atas, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40198
Contact: +62 22 2500577
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 11am – 11pm
34. Bring your child (and inner child) to Rumah Stroberi
This spacious, mostly outdoor dining area is an integrated part of a whole pack of fun for kids, or anyone who just wants a playful moment.
Let’s say the fun starts with a vast strawberry farm, where you can bring home the best little red fresh fruit that you hand-picked.
And there’s this whimsical playground. Your kids would appreciate the outdoor time!
But don’t forget what you came here for (part of the reason, at least) – the food. With its specialty of traditional, Western and Asian food, both you and your little one wouldn’t mind leaving that playground. For a while.
If you visit with a group, try Paket Nasi Liwet Komplit for 4 persons, a traditional classic complete with various side dishes, vegetables, and special condiments.
Price: Mains from Rp.25,000 (Approximately USD $1.80) Website
Address: Jl. Cigugurgirang 145 Parongpong
Contact: +62 22 87785885 / +62 819 10191518 (WhatsApp)
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 9am – 6pm; Sat – Sun, 9am – 10pm
35. Waterfront Dining at Floating Market Lembang
There’s nothing you can’t do in Bandung – dining in the middle of the woods, up in the mountains, and now by the waters.
It’s an unforgettable dining experience with the lake view, different from the usual mountainous scenery of Bandung.
As for the food, the place serves finger-licking traditional snacks and meals, fresh from the canoe.
This Sate Buntel Sapi from Kedai Boentel, with its special taste and tender meat, is visitors’ all-time favourite. You can even bring your meal up the boat and have a nice float!
Off the boats and on the ground, this place also offers lots of attractions like animal farms, where you and your little ones can feed rabbits, ducks, swans, and fish.
Floating Market Lembang
Price: Entrance fee from Rp.20,000 (Approximately USD $1.40) on weekdays, and Rp.25,000 (Approximately USD $1.80) on weekends Website
Address: Jl. Grand Hotel No. 33 E, Lembang, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Contact: +62 823 17270000
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm; Sat – Sun, 9am – 8pm
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!
PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
|PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you! |