On the beach, this light and airy haven is part of the cliffside Sempiak Villas but is open to non-guests. Breakfasts feature muesli and yogurt, banana pancakes and eggs on toast. Lunch and dinner have global influe…
A tasty fish shack teetering on the rocky shore at the island’s midway point. Dine on fresh catch, grilled or fried, in the ‘dining room’, or in one of the stilted pagodas at the water’s edge.
This long-running favourite has a new 2nd-floor location, which puts you above traffic and in the midst of pleasant breezes. It serves fine pork sate and other local faves in an appealing wooden dining room.
The dining room is brightly lit, the better for reading your guidebook. There are Western dishes, but try the chicken sate – it comes with a unique sweet, smoky pepper sauce.
Dito's does a brisk business serving pork and chicken sate and fresh tuna bakar, which is sourced from nearby Aimere and grilled to perfection. The tamarillo juice is delish.
Has a terrific selection of local ikat, antique masks and statues, plus carved beams, reliefs and doors from old Timorese homes. Prices are quite low. Look for the plain yellow-and-black ‘Textile’ sign.