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Top Choice Mediterranean in Yogyakarta


This French-owned kitchen is a delight in every sense. Everything here is homemade, including the bread which is baked twice daily. Staff also smoke their own salmon, slice a paper-thin beef carpaccio, offer a tasty…
Top Choice Beer Garden in Yogyakarta

Oxen Free

This reclaimed medical clinic from the old colonial days stood vacant for years before a local Indo-expat couple turned it into a mainstay on the nightlife scene. Most guests come to chill in the beer–garden booths …
Top Choice Indonesian in Yogyakarta

Tojoyo 3

A smoky, salty, tiled den of turmeric-rubbed, fried-chicken iniquity. Dishes are impossibly cheap and that lean-yet-juicy kampung chicken is improbably good. No wonder all the tables and benches are packed with loca…
International in Yogyakarta

Bedhot Resto

Bedhot means ‘creative’ in old Javanese and this place is one of the more stylish eateries in Sosrowijayan. There’s tasty Indonesian and international food – a cut above usual tourist fare – and good juices and wi-f…
Indonesian in Yogyakarta


A great retreat from the streets, this secret garden restaurant is part of a project centre for street youth. It offers tasty vegetarian cooking including healthy snacks, sandwiches, salads and organic coffee.
Indonesian in Yogyakarta

Omar Duwur Restaurant

Out in Kota Gede, this is one of Yogya’s best restaurants, with a lavish setting in a 150-year-old colonial mansion, and a wide selection of Western (try the Australian tenderloin steak) and Eastern (the spiced, fri…
Museum in Yogyakarta

Affandi Museum

One of Indonesia’s most celebrated artists, Affandi lived and worked in a wonderfully quirky riverside home studio, about 6km east of the town centre. Today it's the Affandi Museum, which has an extensive collection…
Palace in Yogyakarta


The cultural and political heart of this fascinating city is the huge palace of the sultans of Yogya, the kraton.Effectively a walled city, this unique compound is home to around 25,000 people, and has its own marke…
Area in Yogyakarta

Kota Gede

Kota Gede, now an upmarket suburb of Yogyakarta, has been the hub of Yogya’s silver industry since the 1930s, but it was once the first capital of the Mataram kingdom, founded by Panembahan Senopati in 1582. Senopat…
Market in Yogyakarta

Pasar Beringharjo

Yogya’s main market, 800m north of the kraton, is a lively and fascinating place. The front section has a wide range of batik – mostly inexpensive batik cap (stamped batik). More interesting is the old section towar…