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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 …
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, served in a multitude of techniques; our favourite it its Aceh…
Gallery in Bandung

Selasar Sunaryo Art Space

Just outside of town in the pretty rural district of Ciburial is this sleek contemporary art gallery. It exhibits both Indonesian and international artists in monthly changing shows in its four galleries. There's al…
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. In1998, in the lead-up to Suharto’s downfall, up to 100,000 students ralli…
International in Bandung

Mausmaus

Upscale eating in the trendy north, this split-level fine dining haunt made from wood, concrete and glass, serves the closest Bandung comes to haute cuisine. They do a panko-crusted sea bass, a range of pasta dishes…
International in Bandung

Capital 8

A modern eatery set around a reflection pool with terrific design and tasty bites. They've used reclaimed wood to build their tables and chairs, there's a bakery out front and an adventurous menu artfully presented.…
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…
Indonesian in Bandung

Braga Punya Carita

A new-school warung serving mixed rice dishes, oxtail and fish soup, and some forgettable Western options. For the rice dishes, you can choose between red or white rice then add the flavor from a menu of chicken Tal…
Notable Building in Bandung

Villa Isola

Around 7km north of the centre Villa Isola is a landmark art deco building, a four-storey villa built by a Dutch media baron in the 1930s as a private residence. It's now the University of Education's administrative…
Ice Cream in Bandung

Mangokok Manis

An uber-popular ice cream joint on Jeans Street, where you build your own sundae from the foundation. First, choose a flavor: vanilla, chocolate, green tea, strawberry or rum raisin. Next add a favourite pudding: ma…