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Top Choice Cafe in Kota Ambon


Ambonese stars of screen and song deck the walls of this sweet little open-fronted coffee shop and bar, which plays live Malukan and Hawaiian music while serving snacks such as koyabu (cassava cake), and lopis pulut…
Top Choice Indonesian in Kota Ambon

Beta Rumah

The Beta is the Alpha and Omega of real Ambonese food. Laid out in simple rumah makan style beneath a glass sneeze shield, you'll find local delicacies such as kohu-kohu, made with smoked skipjack tuna, green beans …
Top Choice Indonesian in Bandaneira

Delfika Cafe

Attached to the penginapan of the same name, Delfika serves seasonal fruit juices, delicious nutmeg-jam pancakes, soto ayam, nasi ikan and a variety of fried noodle and vegetable dishes. Look out for local favourite…
Top Choice Indonesian in Bandaneira

Cilu Bintang Estate

The best place to stay in Bandaneira is also the best place to eat, hands-down. Abba's charming wife Dila works all day to produce a magnificent evening buffet of spanking-fresh baked fish, soups liberally spiced wi…
Top Choice Cemetery in Kota Ambon

Commonwealth War Cemetery

Known to locals as the 'Australian Cemetery', this trim and neatly manicured cemetery was designed by a British landscape architect in honour of Allied servicemen who died in Maluku and the Celebes in WWII. Adding p…
Top Choice Seafood in Kota Ternate


Floridas is a locally famous seafood restaurant. Get yourself a balcony table with peerless views to Tidore and Maitara, and tuck into ikan woku balanga: fish steak roasted in kenari nut, chilli, lemongrass and othe…
Top Choice Seafood in Tual & Langgur

Warung Serabba

The sign's obscure, but you can't miss the rickety wooden building before the bridge, stilted over the channel with views of the mangroves. There's no menu either, so just choose your fresh catch or a lobster plucke…
Indonesian in Kota Ambon

Rumah Makan Nifia

A superior pick-and-mix warung with alarming lime-and-orange decor and a devoted following. Dishes are fresh, rotate frequently, and include several varieties of roasted and baked fish, fried chicken, fried tempeh, …
Cafe in Kota Ambon

Kopi Tradisi Joas

There's a convivial murmur throughout this local institution, where bigwigs talk politics for hours over rich mocha-style ‘secret-recipe’ coffees and slices of deep-fried breadfruit (sukun goreng, 2000Rp).
Bakery in Kota Ambon


With its lovely Dutch-colonial windows, ample garden seating and central location, this bakery is a great place to start the day with fresh bread, pastries and decent coffee. There's a second branch on Jl Sam Ratula…