Catch the sunset
Near the soccer field
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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 rock music -- Rhett Akins was big on the night we visited. Kids play pickup games of volleyball on the black-sand beach, and you can watch fishing boats return from a day out as you relax.
How to get here? Head to the soccer field down Jalan Sudirman, then make a right on Jalan Panterae. Look for the big park sign and the commotion. Only active during the evenings and around sundown, especially on the weekends.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 25th May, 2014.