Bandung – Where to Eat

  1. Sierra Cafe & Lounge

Located in a river basin surrounded by the Parahyangan mountains, Bandung is dotted with various cafes offering panoramic rooftop views of the landscape. We chose to visit this particular one on our way back to the city (instead of the more expensive Valley Café nearby). It was a close to jaw-dropping experience when I saw how the classy restaurant was backed by a picturesque view of the hills and houses below.

Because Bandung has cooler temperatures, you can even dine alfresco while enjoying the outdoor breeze. We ordered two mains and drinks which added up to about SGD20. Highly recommend this place!

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Dining with a panoramic view 😍

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2. Yes Ice Please (Yip Hauz)

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Cosy rooftop cafe spaces

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This was located opposite our hotel and they served mainly ice cream and desserts. We really liked the interior. There is also a rooftop for you to chill and people watch.


3. Atmosphere Resort Cafe

Located in the heart of Bandung, Atmosphere Resort Café offers both western and Indonesian cuisine in a Balinese-inspired interior.

For the best experience, you can dine in one of the Balinese-style 12 gazebos surrounded by plants and ponds.

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Enjoying a $5 chocolate fondue in the middle of a green paradise

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Prices are relatively high, but you pay for the great vibes! We had a nice time just sitting in our own wooden pavilion and chilling the afternoon away. The service was also pretty good.

4. Khatulistiwa in Dusun Bambu

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Fancy some traditional Indonesian cuisine?

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As mentioned in my other post, I recommended Dusun Bambu as a place to visit when in Bandung.

In this leisure park you will be spoilt for choice with the number of restaurants available! The restaurants boast unique concepts, but most were pretty expensive. We opted for Khatulistiwa – their “hawker centre/food court” equivalent, but it surpassed our expectations. The food was great yet affordable!

If you choose to sit on the 2nd floor, you get to enjoy equally good views as the other restaurants.

5. BONUS: Amanda Brownies

If you visit Bandung (or most parts of Indonesia) please get the Amanda Brownies! They are one of the best brownies I have ever eaten in my life, my only regret is not buying more during my trip because they are pretty dense and heavy (which shows its quality). Outlets are scattered around Bandung so you should be able to find one easily. They are the best souvenir from Bandung imo!

Bandung – Where to Stay

We were looking for an affordable yet decent hotel in Bandung, and got more than what we asked for. Spend your nights in Mercure Bandung City Centre and you can’t go wrong.

For me, the highlight really is the infinity pool, where I got to enjoy a panoramic view of the city peppered by undulating mountains in the background.

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Who doesn’t love hotel buffet spreads? 😋

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Not only did we get to enjoy an infinity pool view, the daily Indonesian/western buffet breakfast was sumptuous and tasty.

On one of the nights, we opted for a “Crazy Rich Ocean” Seafood Buffet (SGD20/pax) at the hotel rooftop, and the night views and food both didn’t disappoint.

if you are looking for a good hotel to return to after your day trips in Bandung, highly recommend Mercure for its cleanliness, the above amenities, as well as its location. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance to many massage and food spots. Remember to book in advance for your massage because they are almost always full!

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