Written by Grace Oktaviani
Edited by Beverley Lennon
Looking for affordable travel destinations to head to with your partner? Bandung has got your pocket covered – while offering you tons of romantic dating spots to impress your sweetheart!
Just imagine, the two of you, dining in a European-style building, or even having an intimate meal under starry skies with epic city views! With the many recommendations below, there’s bound to be something for the both of you to have a romantic night out!
The best part? Our curated list of romantic restaurants will cost you less than USD$10 for at least 2 main courses, and are all located near the city centre (Braga) and Dago so that date nights get more convenient and budget-friendly!
Whether you’re celebrating your anniversary or treating your loved one to something special, creating some special memories for the two of you will be a piece of cake with these romantic restaurants! 😉
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1. Whisk away to a magical forest – Fitzroy Cafe
If you’re looking for nothing more than spending your day lazing around with your BF/GF, then look no further than Fitzroy Cafe.
A white, two-storey restaurant that reminds you of one of those houses in the middle east, they’ve decorated the place with Mediterranean touches, from Moroccan lanterns to huge wall tapestries.
And with the sparse seating arrangement on different sections of this whimsical cafe, dining here feels perfect for intimate dates.
They serve just about everything, from burgers to fried rice to even kebab, as well as light bites and a good range of drinks including coffee and mocktails. So head over whether you’re looking for a hearty meal for lunch or dinner or something small for a casual afternoon meetup.
The venue is also used for intimate wedding celebrations!
Go on a little romantic escape out of the city (or almost) at Boda Barn. 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 both of 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 is the best way to end a great day.
Besides the wonderful place itself, Boda Barn also serves up some delicious food. Having opened last year, in October of 2019, you can best bet that they’re aiming for the highest quality possible!
3. Go on a magical date at this Hogwarts-themed cafe – Mercusuar Cafe & Resto
You might not be able to whisk your bae to Universal Studios Japan at this time, but you can experience the same whimsical atmosphere at this cafe in Dago, Bandung.
The best part about this place is not only is it a great photo spot, but you can also dine in the middle of the castle grounds (which lights up at night!) – a Harry Potter dream-come-true right there! And with a huge pirate’s ship looming above the city’s skyline, the entire place feels super dreamy.
They also serve delicious food – as expected of being a part of the well-known Dago Bakery.
Entrance to this cafe costs Rp. 25,000, however you can use this in their bakery.
4. Eat like true Parisians at – Bilbao Brasserie
Bonjour, a table for two please! What’s more romantic than a soft and airy French-themed ambience complemented with perfectly melted cheese, tender steak and dim lights?
Welcome to Bilbao Brasserie, a uniquely themed and affordable restaurant for the most romantic tête-à-tête with your partner. Escape from overcrowded restaurants to enjoy your dreamy dinner for two.
Bilbao Brasserie perfectly illustrates traditional French brasserie, relaxed setting, and an all-day menu with a focus on French Raclette cheese (a type of melted cheese directly served from the cheese wheel).
The most-recommended dish is their steak with add-on Raclette. A waiter will come to gently scrape a huge, oozing pile of cheese over your tender steak accompanied by roasted potatoes. A real cultural experience!
5. Stylish farmhouse lunch date for young couples – Mana Foo & Cof
Set in a white-themed farmhouse, enjoy a romantic lunch or dinner outdoors or indoors with your sweetheart, surrounded by bushes and cogon grass. Come night time, this place becomes super dreamy with hanging light bulbs and no honking cars (peace and quiet!!).
The best part is it’s located far away from the crowd (it’s located on a hill) so you can bask in the fresh air and even see the city lights from here at night!
The menu isn’t as extensive as other eateries, offering more drinks than full meals. But with its affordable prices and a good balance of Indonesian and Western dishes offerings like Nasi Goreng and Spaghetti Carbonara, you’ll still leave being satisfied.
Note: You can also hold wedding parties here! Contact the restaurant directly for more details.
6. The best seats near the swimming pool – Kalpa Tree Dine & Chill
Do you know what tops garden lunches and rooftop dinners? Poolside dates – the exact same one you find at Kalpa Tree Cafe.
A luscious blue swimming pool sits beautifully at the outdoor area of Kalpa Tree Dine & Chill.
Right in the middle, there’s an opening with a flight of steps leading downwards to a circular seating area – the exact same spot where all those feed-worthy shots were taken.
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 colourful drinks such as Bubble gum watermelon and orange juice!
7. Treat your date like royalty – The White Clover
Spoil your lover with the best of the best at this regency-themed restaurant. Decked in red and white furniture, chandeliers and bouquets of fresh flowers, no date will feel as classy and high-end as having one here (yet all the while being affordable).
And if the both of you feel in need of some fresh air, they also have a roofed outdoor area with wooden seatings, flower-patterned floor tiles and trees for a toned-down experience.
Best of all, despite its appearance, the dishes here are very pocket-friendly, offering a wide array of Indonesian and Western dishes from appetizers to main courses. Steak Baguette? Sate Ayam? Poached Salmon? They have ‘em all!
8. A casual garden-themed date spot – Dasa Rooftop
I’ve yet to meet a person who doesn’t like rooftop dates, especially at night when the city’s lights become stars. And when this is available with the hefty price tag, what’s not to love?! If you’re into laid-back dates, stop by Dasa Rooftop.
With beanbags and chair-and-table seating options, you can make your date night as chill as you’d like, yet keeping up the intimate atmosphere. We especially love the green touches throughout the restaurant, bringing a piece of Bandung’s nature indoors.
Bored of Indonesian food? The food here leans more towards Japanese and Western cuisine, such as Fufu Fafa Roll and Imported Tenderloin Steak – a nice change for once, right?
Price: Mains from Rp. 49,000 (Approximately USD $3.37) Website
Address: Jl. Bukit Pakar Timur IV No.8, Ciburial, Kec. Cimenyan, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40198 (Coordinates here)
Opening Hours: Fri 4pm-11pm; Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-10pm (Closed Mon-Thu)
Contact: +62 22 8252 3090, +62 817 025 6894
9. For the hipster couples out there – Lereng Anteng Panoramic Coffee
Don’t want anyone to disturb your date night? Then you’ll absolutely love this place. Each couple gets their own see-through tents, perched on a hillside, so you get to enjoy quality time with your favourite person in the world without being disturbed.
You also get to enjoy a 180-degree view of the mountain while savouring delicious Indonesian favourites like Nasi Liwet and Baso Malang as well as Western delights like Spaghetti Aglio Olio and Tenderloin Steak.
But if you don’t have steady feet (to walk up and down the hill), they also have other types of seatings at the main building including bean bags and wooden chairs-and-tables.
PS: Remember to take pictures at the entrance with the colourful hanging umbrellas – they make a pretty sight, especially for your feed!
10. Lie down on grass while enjoying greenery and the starry sky – Jatrezz Night Cafe
Picture this, you’re sitting on picnic blankets on a freshly cut lawn while live music is playing in the background, with string lights brightening the space and the vast golf course view in front of you. Doesn’t that sound heavenly?
As you soak in the fresh air, remember to enjoy some of the food offerings they have available too – from grilled banana to heavy bites like ramen and fried rice.
The outdoor cafe is super new, as of June 2020, so be one of the first couples to enjoy your date night here.
11. Feast while overlooking vast greenery – Rumah Miring
If your definition of an ideal date involves escaping from the hustle and bustle of Bandung city to have the ultimate nature retreat, Rumah Miring is the place for you.
Rumah Miring is the ideal getaway for you to spend some quality time with your loved one in complete serenity while enjoying beautiful views of vast skies and greenery.
Perched on top of a hill, the chilly weather here is great for enjoying the scenery! If you find it too cold, you might want to try their hot oxtail soup or Soto Betawi (beef soup) to warm up a little. If you prefer Western cuisine, the pizzas won’t disappoint too 😉
Come here to spend some lazy afternoons with your partner to enjoy the natural sights! You might also want to stay till nighttime to admire Bandung’s city views! The twinkling city lights and the relaxing ambience will make your evening extra romantic~
12. Frisk around and have a playful outdoors date – D’Pakar
Not a fan of formal indoor dates with the usual steak and coffee? Here’s a place for a more casual and fun date outdoors: D’Pakar!
Enjoy a picnic here with your loved one, or simply chill at the hammock with some throw cushions! All the seating areas promise to give you hypnotizing views of the hills and lush green forest.
If you think that dining at such a beautiful place will cost a bomb, you will be glad to hear that mouthwatering Indonesian delights like Nasi Goreng and Ayam Geprek Sambal Matah will cost you less than Rp. 30,000 (USD $2.06) here! Cheers to budget-friendly dates 🙂
TripCanvas Tip: Avoid long waiting times by reserving seats beforehand!
13. Make special memories in an instagram playground – Gormeteria
Calling all Instagram lovers! If you love taking photos to immortalize the sweet memories with your partner, Gormeteria is the place for you!
Be it posing with the giant toy gorilla or using the flower wall as a backdrop, Gormeteria is simply an Instagram wonderland for couples to play around and experiment with their creativity!
Once you’re done snapping away and would like to settle down for some food, let the classy and romantic ambience within the restaurant take over for some private time with your loved one.
The food served here makes a feast for the eyes, as much as it is also a feast for your bellies! The Salmon Steak and Patatas are great for sharing, and their desserts like Thai Tea and Milo Layer Cakes taste just as good as they look!
14. Escape to Santorini – Orofi Cafe
Taking your loved one out for a dinner date in Santorini is no longer a dream!
At Orofi Cafe, the iconic blue and white hues of Santorini are replicated to recreate the dreamy lovers’ destination right in Bandung!
To make it even better, the restaurant overlooks the city, which looks extra romantic during sunset, with the sun slowly fading behind the mountains in the orange-pink sky.
Their Beef Wellington and the Orofi Omelette is a must-try here! To finish up the meal, you could also satisfy your sweet tooth with some exquisite desserts like the Panna Cotta or Matchagato!
15. Sip adorable 3D latte art for the afternoon – Saka Bistro and Bar
Coffee lovers at heart will love this place, where they offer the most adorable 3D latte art! From cute animals to iconic cartoon characters like the penguins from the movie ‘Madagascar’, the creative lattes will make you and bae’s afternoon a little sweeter.
Want to surprise your partner? You can also customize the latte art to impress your sweetheart 🙂
Apart from the cute latte art, the food here is fantastic too! Some favourites include the Jyu Jyu steak and Chicken Quesadilla that has some patrons raving nonstop about it.
If you’re dropping by at night, you could also opt for the outdoor seating area for a more romantic experience. The warm lighting amidst the flora and fauna creates a mysterious and intimate atmosphere to up the romance factor!
16. Your little bamboo forest haven: Kebon Awi Kaffee
Having a romantic dining experience with your partner outdoors sounds almost like a dream, especially when you’re on a budget. However, your wish can be fulfilled at Kebon Awi, where there are 10 personal dining huts surrounded by the bamboo forest consisting of 25 bamboo species.
Within your own personal hut, the two of you can also enjoy Sundanese culture and art performances (available every weekend) to make your dining experience extra memorable!
You wouldn’t want to miss out on the Bamboo Shoots here, but the Chicken Haur Hejo and the specialty coffee drinks will definitely be the top highlights of your meal!
17. Dine in a charming art-themed eatery – Warung Salse
Living up to its name, Warung Salse (Salse means ‘relax’ in Sundanese) hopes to let lovebirds spend time in a world of their own, away from other distractions.
Unwind from the hectic routines with your partner as you sit by the beautiful stained glass windows, or go for a walk in the forest while taking in the cool fresh air of Dago!
The Spaghetti TekTek here is one of the highlights made up of a fusion of local flavours into the Italian dish. You can find mainly Indonesian delights here, though.
Feel free to explore other parts of the restaurant after your meal! The area has plenty of unique artwork and architecture that could make for great photo props for you and your partner to document your special memories here 🙂
18. Immerse in Bandung’s night views – The Stone Cafe
Amazing scenery? Check! Pleasant ambience? Check! Scrumptious food? Check!
At The Stone Cafe, you can enjoy the sparkling city views of Bandung from afar while having a private and intimate moment with your special someone.
Go local with their Nasi Goreng, or try out their Western dishes like steak or pizza – both great food choices to complement the great view that the restaurant offers. The atmosphere is made even better with the live music available every night, setting the mood for a romantic evening!
19. For those preparing to pop the question – Maxi’s Resto
Getting ready to start your lives together? You and your beloved can start throwing out ideas for your wedding at Maxi’s.
Maxi’s isn’t just a romantic dining place, but also a fantastic wedding venue for many couples who have chosen to hold their big day here.
The pleasing outdoor view allows for many possibilities on how a dreamy wedding can be held, so you can start planning for the big day under the romantic ambience! The endless greenery from the restaurant can also soothe your mind and let you enjoy some romantic time with your partner.
Foodwise, Maxi serves up some of the best Goulash Soups Chicken and Chicken Valdostana in the city – both recommended dishes that you absolutely must try while you’re here!
Regardless of whether you are planning to have your wedding at Maxi’s or not, couples will love the alluring scenery and ambience here that will make your trip even more special!
20. Make your partner swoon in a tropical garden cafe – Atmosphere Resort Cafe
Imagine strolling hand-in-hand through a mini garden with your beloved, enjoying the view of a lotus pond, accompanied by good food and the fragrance of tropical flowers.
If that sounds great to you, Atmosphere Resort Cafe is a must-go on your trip to Bandung with your partner!
A Balinese restaurant set in Bandung, the restaurant has cosy and relaxing tropical vibes, evident from their quaint woody interior, and relaxing nature surrounding the place.
Whether you are looking for local delights like Nasi Campur, or classic romantic dishes like steaks, there’s definitely something on the menu to satisfy you and your partner’s tastebuds!
21. Take your relationship to the next level on the rooftop lounge – Sierra Cafe and Lounge
Nothing is more romantic than having a candlelight dinner while overlooking the city skyline – the perfect dinner date that everyone dreams of!
Sierra Cafe and Lounge is your best bet if you want to impress your bae on your special night out. After all, how can she say no to the stunning views here?
Besides the exclusive scenery, you can also be assured that the menu goes well with the romantic atmosphere, with dishes such as the Spaghetti Aglio Olio or the Salmon!
On special occasions like New Year’s Eve, you might even catch clear views of fireworks going off in the skies while dining comfortably on the rooftop. Talk about sparks flying between the two of you 😉
Sierra Cafe and Lounge
Address: Jalan Bukit Pakar Timur No. 33, Ciburial, Cimenyan, Ciburial, Cimenyan, Bandung, West Java 40198. Coordinates here Website
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 3:30pm-9:30pm; Saturday 3:30pm-10pm
Price: Mains start from Rp. 57,500 (approximately USD $3.97)
Contact: +62 22 251 2240/ +62 22 251 3821/ +62 857 980 930 98
22. Travel back to the colonial era with your special someone – Dakken
For your next romantic night out, how about travelling back in time and spending some quality time with your partner in a restaurant set in a old colonial bungalow from 1910?
Besides its colonial exterior, Dakken’s vintage interior promises an unusual dining experience where you and your loved one can feel like royalty.
Inside, you will find exquisite teak furniture, classic burgundy-tiled floors, and romantic white brick walls – all defining characteristics of charming colonial buildings that adds to the romantic ambience.
When it comes to the food, you might want to try the Sup Buntut (oxtail soup) and top it off with their scrumptious chocolate lava cake!
Prefer to have your cuppa outside? You can also opt for the outdoor seating, where you can admire the garden view and architecture style while enjoying an intimate meal with your partner!
23. Dine in a castle: Belle Vue French and Italian Bistro
Your date will love to be treated like a king or a queen at Belle Vue French and Italian Bistro!
This romantic restaurant offers guests real European luxury complete with chandeliers and mountain views – a real treat for your beloved who deserves the best in the world!
The royal treatment doesn’t just stop at the decorations. You will be attended to by the chef who will prepare mouthwatering delights like the Poulette A ‘A Bierre, Tenderloving Beef, and Chocolate Zagablione – all wonderful dishes that will excite you and your partner throughout the night!
Be sure to come in the evening to enjoy the sunset view while dining like royalty atop this German-style castle!
If you’re celebrating something special, you might also want to opt for the romantic rooftop dinner at the Chapel of Angels, where you could dine in a more private setting while overlooking the city.
Special Mention 1: Enjoy a starlit dinner in a magical dome – Cakrawala Sparkling Restaurant
Running out of ways to impress your bae? Introducing to you Cakrawala Sparkling Restaurant!
You and your partner can have a magical dining experience under the ‘stars’ in the galaxy room when the sun shines through the specially-designed rooftop to simulate the gorgeous night sky!
For a real night-time view, you can opt for the outdoor seating area at night where you can dine with your beloved under the stars and twinkling city lights. What’s more, you will even get to admire a coloured glass dome and an unusual castle gate in the area to make your meal even more romantic!
The view might be great but so is the food – the Rice Hotplate and Steak here will wow you and your partner over!
Special Mention 2: Couples’ secret hideout – Windy Point
At Windy Point, you get the best of both worlds, having an indoor beautiful vintage dining area and a romantic open-air dining area where you can enjoy panoramic night views of Bandung!
Not only is the outdoor area refreshing, but it is also really romantic, with the stars shining above you and your partner quietly without disturbances from the rest of the world. Be it an anniversary dinner or celebrating Valentine’s day, Windy Point will meet your expectations for the night!
Match the romantic ambience with the crowd favourites, Chateaubriand Steak, and the Chocolate Melange – you simply can’t leave without trying them!
With many couples making return visits to this restaurant, this can be the next hideout for you and your sweetheart as well!
Have you found where you’re going to take your loved one on a romantic dinner date? Or know of more affordable yet romantic restaurants in Bandung? Tag your date below!
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! |