Photo: Eat your fill and then some in Labuan Bajo.

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Eat and meet

Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo has by far the widest selection of restaurants bars and warungs in all of Flores.

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Jl Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo

This Swiss-owned bakery features freshly baked bread, sandwiches, brownies, quiche, good coffee, other European delicacies and real butter. Tasty morning scrambled eggs and bacon on a fresh-baked roll, as well as real European cappuccino with a fluffy top and chocolate grated on it -- ah, the taste of home. There’s also a breakfast burger with fresh pesto and cheese for those ravenous pre-scuba... Read our full review of Bajo Bakery .

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Kampung Ujung Labuan Bajo
T: (0385) 41 733

Paradise is a beloved local hangout with inexpensive Bintang, top-shelf spirits and arak cockails alike, and pretty good barbecue fish, served with local tomato sambal. There’s also Western food on the menu if you’re dying for some French fries or a simple sandwich. Ojek drivers know where this place is, and will often assume all tourists and Westerners are headed there in lieu of evidence... Read our full review of Paradise.

Jl Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo
T: (0385) 42 218

There’s house-made pasta from an Italian-born chef on offer from 50,0000 rupiah at Mediterraneo, while thin-crust authentic pizzas are around 70,0000 to 80,000 rupiah. Also on offer are steaks, fresh fish (Western and Asian takes), creative Indonesian food, and a variety of elegant looking and chocolate-intensive desserts. Excellent bolognese sauce ladled over ravioli (58,000 rupiah) surprised... Read our full review of Mediterraneo .

The Lounge
Jl Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo
T: (0385) 41962

The Lounge is another good spot for a sundowner with encommpassing views over the harbour -- it really catches the sun as it sinks. Burgers go for 52,000 rupiah, while hot plates are 55,000 rupiah and pizzas 58,000 rupiah. There’s even an avocado salad when the juicy green wonders are in season. Shisha smoking is available on big, squashy cushions. Creative and tasty arak cocktails are 25,000... Read our full review of The Lounge .

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Jl Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo

This upstairs and aggressively green-painted warung is located above street level, and offers simple fried fish, squid and chicken dishes, as well as the inevitable nasi goreng. Nothing fancy, but prices can dip as low as 15,000 for a solid feed, and fried fish lalapan (with vegetables and sambal) goes for 25,000. Arto Moro is justifiably very popular with locals and if you’re looking for local... Read our full review of Arto Moro Restaurant .

Pantai Indah
Jl Mutiana, Labuan Bajo

Expect stir-fried squid, fried chicken, coconut milk stews, nasi rendang, fried spicy chicken and fried fish, among other typical Padang items here -- you’ll pay around 16,000 to 20,000 rupiah per dish. It’s located near the water and is a good place for a cheap, spicy and authentic warung meal. Don’t be put off by the pre-cooked food here and at similar warung eateries -- Indonesians have... Read our full review of Pantai Indah .

The Corner Restaurant
Jl Soekarno Hatta
T: (0812) 3775 9159

Cheap Bintang beer, hot plates of chicken, squid, and tuna (a Flores favourite), beef rendang, nasi goreng, and rather well executed French fries are all on offer here, served with the usual sambal. Try ordering your rendang as a sandwich for an interesting cross-cultural lunch. There are even tasty mashed potatoes. A large-screen TV in the centre of the eatery plays either football or... Read our full review of The Corner Restaurant .

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