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Eat and meet


  • De Boliva
    4 stars

    Cosy cafe

    Jalan Gubeng Raya

    This is a casual, cosy cafe with an ice cream menu as well as a traditional cafe menu. You'll see this place visited by families and groups of friends catching up over a nice meal and some cold drinks. The menu consists of pizzas, sandwiches and a selection of Asian dishes presented in a more ... read more

  • Cafe Sampoerna
    4 stars

    Good mix of Western and Indonesian food

    Taman Sampoerna 6

    This cafe, attached to the House of Sampoerna cigarette factory, is contained within a beautifully restored building from the Dutch era and once served as a residence for the family of the owner. Music pipes through the grand old room, air-con chills everything right down and other aesthetic ... read more

  • Malls
    3.5 stars

    Standard mall fare

    Grand City and Plaza Surabaya

    There are a handful of malls around Surabaya serving standard mall fare at standard mall prices. That said, you're guaranteed cheap Western options that don't include rice which helps ease the burden of eating like a local on your excursion through Java. If you're happy to keep eating Asian ... read more

  • Kuningan Seafood International Restaurant
    3 stars

    Expensive seafood

    Jalan Kalimantan 14

    Kuningan is the sort of place you go to if there are more than two of you dining at the one time, with dishes served to be shared, rather than consumed individually. Even though the dishes here are expensive by Indonesian standards, the place is not upmarket or stuffy by any means. It's simply ... read more

  • Ahimsa Vegetarian Restaurant
    3 stars

    Asian Vegetarian

    Jalan Kusuma Bangsa 80

    This vegetarian restaurant is an anomaly in a city like Surabaya and it's located in an odd spot too, a bit away from other restaurants. Keep an eye out for the window dressing reading "Be Vegan 2 save the planet" and once you find it, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the menu of Asian vegetarian ... read more

  • Zangrandi Ice Cream Palace
    3 stars

    Old school ice cream parlour

    Jalan Yos Sudarso

    This old school ice cream parlour has been around for decades. As can been seen in the various old black and white photos adorning the walls and Zangrandi still retains some of its former charm despite having been modernised. A delicious banana split will set you back 25,000 rupiah and you can ... read more

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