5 Cool Places to Dine In Bandung

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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I’ve always believed that one of the best ways to really know a place is to try the local fanfare. To stay true to the gastronome in me (and to help out the gastronome in you), in no particular order, here are some of the best food places in the bustling city of Bandung.


Armor Kopi
Sipping tea in a cool and relaxing atmosphere surrounded by a grove of towering pine trees is an experience you can have at Armor Kopi.
where to eat in Bandung

where to eat in bandung
With cool-looking baristas to boot!
where to eat in bandung
The Indonesian crew taking a selfie. Say #WonderfulIndonesia!
Nestled comfortably inside Djuanda Forest Park, this popular coffee joint serves local brews, including the indulgent Silver Needle Tea (IDR30k or Php112 for a pot). Everything pairs up nicely with cyireng rujak sauyunan (IDR30k), a local snack made from tapioca starch, and pishang gowreng (IDR15k or Php56) – like maruya, but made better with a sprinkle of cheddar.
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cyireng rujak sauyunan, or simply 'cyireng'
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pisang gowreng -- banana fritters

where to eat in bandung
Flatlaying with our Silver Needle Tea

Armor Kopi
Taman Hutan Raya Ir. H. Juanda
Dago Pakar, Bandung, West Java
Instagram: @armorkopi.bd
Operating Hours: Mon – Fri 9AM to 9PM; Sat to Sun 8AM to 8PM
Entrance Fee: IDR10,000/person (about Php36) for the Forest Park; Parking fee of IDR14,000/vehicle 

N Café
After going around the five-hectare art space that is NuArt Sculpture Park, head over to its in-house restaurant for a taste of some traditional Indonesian cuisine. Sink your teeth on bebek goreng, and betutu ayam while taking in the creative vibes of the park.
where to eat in bandung

where to eat in bandung
The view from the cafe
N Café 
NuArt Sculpture Park
Jalan Setra Duta Raya No. L 6
Bandung, West Java
T: +62 22 2017812; +62 22 2017816; +62 22 2020414
M: info@nuartsculpturepark.com
W: www.nuartsculpturepark.com
Instagram: @nuartpark
Operating Hours: Sun – Thurs 9AM to 5PM; Fri – Sat 9AM to 9PM
Entrance Fee: Free until further notice


Café Burangrang
Those looking to dine in style should try Café Burangrang within Dusun Bambu Family Leisure Park. This restaurant, like most of the park, features bamboo designs in its architecture. The food, of course, is superb. You’ll also have the chance to be serenaded by their resident acoustic band. But the best part is the view from the café. It overlooks the lagoon, affording a rustic and relaxing dining experience.
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Open Kitchen right in the entrance to the cafe
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The bamboo-riddled ceiling of Cafe Burangrang
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Chill ambiance

Dusun Bambu Family Leisure Park
Kolonel Masturi KM 11, Cisarua
Bandung, West Java
T: +62 8 2782020
W: www.dusunbambu.com
Instagram: @dusun_bambu
Operating Hours: Mon to Sun 8AM to 9PM
Entrance Fee: IDR15,000/person

Vanilla Kitchen and Wine
One reason why Bandung is known as the Paris of Java is its number of hipster restaurants. One of the most popular is Vanilla Kitchen and Wine.
where to eat in bandung

where to eat in bandung

where to eat in bandung

Located above an equally popular concept store, this place is very Instagrammable. The interior is classy and sleek, with wooden accents and vintage displays such as an old gramophone. It has a roof deck and several private function rooms – one even has a karaoke! But the best item on the menu? Definitely the barbecue chicken!
where to eat in bandung


where to eat in bandung

where to eat in bandung
Beautiful Leya rockin' it!
where to eat in bandung
Wasn't able to take a photo of the chicken as it was so good, it ran out

Vanilla Kitchen and Wine
Jl. Cimanuk No. 11
Bandung, West Java
T: +62 22 7276652
Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 10AM to 12AM
Price Range: IDR22,500 to IDR90,000


Roemah Nenek
This restaurant has that cozy, homey feel to it; probably why it’s called Roemah Nenek – Grandmother’s Home. Going here is like visiting your lola’s and having your favorite comfort home-cooked meal. The beef satay and these potato balls are bangin’!
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These are soooooo yummy
where to eat in bandung
I had four plates of these
Roemah Nenek
Jl. Tm. Cibeunying Sel. No.47
Bandung, West Java
T: +62 22 7271745
Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 11AM to 11PM

BONUS: Take to the Streets
You can always ask your local friends to take you out for some noodles and street foods. For example:





Durian ice cream!!
Fried fish siomai!

Want to know more about Bandung? Visit the official website of Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and learn more about this city and other popular destinations in Indonesia. If you’re planning a trip to Bandung, check out also my review of the very posh Sheraton Bandung Hotel, and this list of what to see and do in this bustling metropolis


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