Photo: The famous aquamarine pebbles of Ende.

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Eat and meet


Beachside cafes
Near the soccer field

Ende doesn’t have anything you’re likely to confuse with a bar, but this small strip of open-air cafes near the soccer field and port is a great place to catch the sunset and sip cold drinks. There are also simple fried snacks and bakso, Indonesia’s riff on Southeast Asia’s favourite rice noodle soup. A particular favourite with young Ende locals, the soundtrack here is American country and... Read our full review of Beachside cafes .

Sari Alam
Jl Ahmad Yani, Ende

The Sari Alam features Padang food in one of Ende’s more upmarket interiors, and is a good bet for inexpensive and authentic Indonesian eats. We paid 56,000 rupiah for a hefty lunch for two, including beef rendang, tasty chilli-fried prawns, coconut milk stew, eggplant and much more. There are plenty of selections from fish to chicken to vegetarian specialties, and you can opt to eat inside... Read our full review of Sari Alam.

Istana Bambu Restaurant
Jl Kemurah 30A, Ende
T: (0381) 21 921

Hungry travellers can pick up prawn, fish and chicken dishes as well as numerous incarnations of fried rice and noodles, plus soto ayam for 25,000 rupiah. A bit unusually for predominantly Muslim Ende, many pork specialties are on the menu, including sate, fried rice and sweet-and-sour stir-fried pork. Just about every main on the menu is priced at 50,000 rupiah, which is at the least a way... Read our full review of Istana Bambu Restaurant.

Warung Bangkalan Ende
Jl Ahmad Yani, Ende

This pleasant and airy lunch spot serves up excellent chicken and goat (better than it sounds) sate, drenched in a rich, dark peanut sauce. Flores locals enjoy eating goat -- a reality you may have guessed at by the profusion of the beasts browsing on seemingly every patch of available land in Ende. You can also try a tasty coconut milk and goat meat soup here, as well as the usual soto... Read our full review of Warung Bangkalan Ende.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ende? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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