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Top Choice Indonesian in Bandung

Paviliun Sunda

Classy restaurant serving modern, well-presented Sundanese food. The fried or barbecued fish, which comes with a variety of interesting sides and sauces served on banana leaf plates, is delicious. Try to arrive earl…
Top Choice Cafe in Bandung

Wiki Koffee

The best place for coffee on Jl Braga is this smoky cafe set in a restored old storefront and tastefully decorated with vintage furniture, art and fresh-cut flowers. This is where the hip, young and cute collide in …
Top Choice Gallery in Bandung

Selasar Sunaryo Art Space

Just outside town in the pretty rural district of Ciburial is this sleek contemporary art gallery. It exhibits both Indonesian and international artists in both an impressive permanent exhibition and monthly changin…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Bandung

ASTI Bandung

In the southern part of the city about 3km from the centre, this is a school for traditional Sundanese arts – music, dancing and pencak silat (martial arts). There are frequent good performances, some of which are h…
Coffee in Bandung

Armor Kopi

A good reason to hit the hills is this outdoor cafe set among pine plantations and pastoral outlooks. There's an excellent choice of Indonesian coffees, created via a multitude of techniques; our favourite is the Ac…
Art in Bandung

Kayu Solid

The coolest showroom on Jl Braga displays the artistry of nature. The medium here is huge slabs of tropical wood, minimally treated and displayed like fine art. Admire the wonders of teak, jackfruit, rosewood and ma…
Cafe in Bandung

Cups Coffe & Kitchen

A polished-concrete atrium cafe with orchids hung on the wall, smoke in the air and mostly Western snacks and sandwiches on the menu. Fish and chips, Caesar salad, burgers and hot dogs are all here for the ordering,…
Indonesian in Bandung

Indischetafel

Set within a stunning Dutch colonial villa that's been beautifully renovated and filled with period furnishings (even the background music is from the 1930s), this is a well-priced place to try classic, expertly tur…
Mall in Bandung

Bandung Supermal

More than 200 shops, including Boss and Levi's, a huge Hero supermarket, a bowling alley and cinemas.
University in Bandung

Bandung Institute of Technology

Opened in 1920, the ITB was the first university open to Indonesians – Sukarno studied here, and it has a reputation for political activism. In 1998, in the lead-up to Suharto’s downfall, up to 100,000 students rall…