Photo: Street scenes.

Eat and meet


Gang Warung, Semarang

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights the night market here fires up and the range of food on offer is extraordinary with pork featuring heavily. Hundreds of people descend to listen to crooning Barry White wannabees, chow down on delicious local food and bask in the authentic Chinese Indonesian atmosphere which in many parts of Indonesia has historically been suppressed. Outside of... Read our full review of Chinatown.

Beans Coffee & Resto
Jalan Mayjen Sutoyo 944, Semarang

Aside from a top brew, they also offer a range of fresh juices, pancakes and Western staples such as spaghetti plus some Indonesia favourites. The best part is that the air-con environment with lounge chairs and free WiFi provide a welcome relief from the stifling Semarang heat. You’ll often see modern families dining here with children in tow such is the accessibility of the food and drink... Read our full review of Beans Coffee & Resto.

Toko Oen
Jalan Pemuda, Semarang

That's the good news. The not so good news is that the prices are exorbitant when compared to almost anything else in town – a nasi goreng will set you back more than 30,000 rupiah and Western dishes are around the 70,000 rupiah mark. The dessert menu, however, is a winner featuring a delicious selection of ice cream and cakes. Come here to lap up the fantastic colonial feel as well as... Read our full review of Toko Oen.

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Where to next?

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

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