Photo: Bogor's famous gardens.

Eat and meet


Sop Buah Pak Ewok
Jalan Bukit Tunggul No.5, Bogor

These original creations by the man with a Star Wars name, Pak Ewok, are full of fruit – soups which contain whole pieces of fruit in a variety of different combinations. Once you’ve got your fill of fruit, you can retreat back to fried food as there’s a standard Indonesian menu here too. This place is incredibly popular and is a great way to get your fill of... Read our full review of Sop Buah Pak Ewok.

Jalan Paledang, Bogor

It’s a Western friendly cafe with stunning views of Gunung Salak, which looks particularly imposing when the clouds lift towards the end of the day. The menu consists of a great selection of Indonesian dishes which are subtitled in English so you know exactly what you’re getting. This is a great little spot and a welcome relief from the busy street outside. Meals from 20,000... Read our full review of Gumati.

Pia Apple Pie
Jalan Pangrango 10, Bogor

As well as pies, Pia Apple Pie also offers a range of soups and spaghetti dishes along with some fine drinks, making for a change from Indonesian food should that be what you are after. The small private outside eating areas are a treat and offer the chance to really relax while eating your pie or... Read our full review of Pia Apple Pie.

Kedai Kita
Jalan Pangrango No.21, Bogor

The food is served in relaxed surrounds and to Western standards, with meal prices starting at around 21,000 rupiah. The speciality is the homemade noodles, but we think the rice plates are great too, with cap cay and rice perfect for a veggie hit. Western options include standards such as pizza, pasta and steak and they are all of a reasonable standard. It’s a nice little spot to relax... Read our full review of Kedai Kita.

Cafe De'daunan
Inside the botanic gardens

The prices here are at standard cafe levels, with a nasi goreng setting you back 35,000 rupiah. Also on the menu is pasta, steak and Indonesian fare as well as a good selection of delicious juices and iced coffee. It’s a top spot for a meal inside the gardens and a fantastic spot in which to beat the... Read our full review of Cafe De'daunan.

Macaroni Panggang
Jalan Salak 24, Bogor

The speciality here is the delicious baked macaroni which is cooked in trays. Aside from pasta, it’s also possible to order a range of tasty Indonesian and Western dishes – you’ll feel like you’re eating a proper meal. Dessert consists of cakes and pancakes and the drinks menu is quite standard – juices, coffee and soft drinks. If you check out the menu here and don’t like it,... Read our full review of Macaroni Panggang.

Kembang Desa
Jalan Pangrango 30, Bogor

The restaurant is a comfy place that invites you to enter and at least check the massive menu; when you see some of the exotic flavours on offer, it’s hard to walk away. A range of meat and seafood dishes are on the menu and all can have their spiciness altered to your liking. This place is a good starting point on your Indonesian food journey as it’s truly informative and educational. A... Read our full review of Kembang Desa.

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Where to next?

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

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