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A constantly updated list of all the coffee shops I visit in Bandung. So far I’ve visited more than 50 cafes and coffee shops in Bandung and I’ve really almost all of them.

Eiger Coffee

Eiger Coffee Cihampelas, Bandung: Great Coffee Above an Outdoor Store

After trying the original Eiger Coffee on Jalan Dago, I had high hopes for Eiger Coffee on Jalan Cihampelas. And it was everything I expected and perhaps a bit more.

The cafe is located on top of the fabulous Eiger adventure store in a narrow building with a large balcony with swinging chairs. There’s loads of wood, custom benches and hipster light fittings. Kind of what you expect from a coffee shop in Bandung these days.Eiger Coffee Above Eiger Shop CihampelasThe coffee is good. I had a very strong cappuccino and Susan had a Honey Bunny Sweetie. It was exactly like the one she had in Eiger Coffee Jalan Dago… that is, very enjoyable with lots of yoghurt and banana.Kopi At Eiger CoffeeThe tables here are good for working at and there are plenty of power points. Wifi clocks in at about 20mbps down and 4mbps up. It’s quite zippy and fast enough for most people.Eiger Coffee BandungWith its fresh wooden interior and great coffee, Eiger Coffee Cihampelas is definitely recommended.

Eiger Coffee Cihampelas
Jalan Cihampelas No.22, Bandung
Instagram: @eigercoffee_id
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 21:00
Cappuccino: Rp28.000
Honey Bunny Sweetie: Rp33.500

Daily Breu Bandung

Daily Breu, Bandung: Small, Family-Owned Cafe

There’s a trend in Bandung coffee shops to be as modern and clinical as possible. And not everyone likes that. I do, but I do like variety as well. And Daily Breu gives us that variety.

Attached to the Bread Corner shop, Daily Breu is a small family run coffee shop that is well designed, but not in the ultra modern way that many cafes now demand. And that’s a good thing.Daily Breu CoffeeI had a large cappuccino here and it was really good. Susan had a peppermint tea and she appreciated that addition of some real mint leaves and a bit of honey. Too often in Bandung cafes, they just give you a tea bag and hot water. Here they don’t.Coffee And Tea At Daily BreuWe also ordered some toast with jam and that was enjoyable. More than I expected.Toast At Daily BreuThe wifi here is quite fast at 18mbps down and 2mbps up and the tables each have their own power point. A good place to open the laptop and get work done.

A good little cafe on the Bandung scene suitable for a little bit of laptop work, hanging out with friends or just enjoying the coffee.

Daily Breu
Jalan Rontgen No.9, Bandung
(022) 423 8126
dailybreubdg@gmail.com
Instagram: @dailybreu
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00
Hot Honey Mint Tea: Rp18.000
Roti Bakar: Rp15.000
Kentang Goreng: Rp18.000
Cappuccino: Rp24.000

Ruckerpark Bandung Inside

Ruckerpark Coffee, Bandung

Just when you thought you’d already found the best place to work in Bandung, you find Ruckerpark. Ruckerpark could well be the best place in Bandung to open up a laptop and get some work done.

Due the the abundance of space in the cafe as well as massive long benches, power sockets at every seat and super fast wifi, I can’t think of a much better place to open my laptop.Ruckerpark Bandung work areaI had a magic as well as a nasi goreng and wedges and all were good. The magic was super strong as I’d expect, but in the wrong cup/glass. Not sure what is going in Bandung, but a magic should be in a tulip cup, not a glass in order to get the “magic” milk to coffee ratio. Anyway, this was a fantastic coffee despite the wrong cup.Ruckerpark Bandung CoffeeThe food was pretty good too, but I really have to comment on the price — Rp49.000 for nasi goreng is extremely expensive, even in a cafe. So my advice would be to skip the food unless you’re extremely hungry. It’s just not worth it. To Ruckerpark: You’re nasi goreng is too expensive.Ruckerpark Bandung CounterCome here for great coffee, fast wifi and a great work environment. There’s perhaps no better in Bandung at this moment.

Note: They have stopped giving free water to customers. You now have to buy it and it is ridiculously expensive at 17.200 per serving.

Ruckerpark Coffee
Jalan Dr. Cipto No.24, Bandung
(0813) 2325 7099
Instagram: @ruckerparkcoffee
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 23:00 (Fri & Sat until midnight, Fri open at 13:00)
Magic: Rp33.000
Tea: Rp28.000
Nasi Goreng Kari: Rp49.000
Wedges: Rp22.000
* + 15.5% for food only, not drinks

Budaraa Bandung Counter

Budaraa, Bandung: Drink Coffee in a Cool Envirnoment

With all the success the crew had at Kozi Lab in the warehouse down in central Bandung, it’s no surprise that they’ve teamed up again to open another coffee shop in a different location. This time they’ve snagged a large house in Dago atas and converted it into a B&B and coffee shop. And it’s really good!

The houses in this area are all older style, but with plenty of class. I absolutely love these old houses because they still retain some charm, still have great quality fittings and still feel great to be in. Much better than most of the concrete monstrosities in Bandung.Budaraa Bandung InsideThe fitout, to be honest, is fairly minimal. It really looks and feels like a house even down to the piano, courtyard and office areas.

The coffee is good as you’d expect from this mob with my magic having plenty of punch and the milk textured beautifully. Susan’s kopi pisang susu was enjoyable and was perfect for people who want to try coffee, but don’t want to go too full on.Budaraa Bandung CoffeeWe also ordered some food and it was surprisingly good! I had the ayam tinorangsak which was coated in green chilli, but wasn’t too spicy. Susan had the sop kacang merah and she was happy with the tastiness of it. The main positive of the chicken dish for me is that they provided two small breast portions which is exactly what I wanted.Budaraa Bandung FoodThere are plenty of tables to work at and the wifi clocked in at a speedy 20mbps down and 4mbps up.

Budaraa is a good place to work, have lunch and drink great coffee.Budaraa Bandung OutsideOne last thing, the air is often THICK with cigarette smoke, so if you value your lungs, it’s probably best to avoid this place.

Budaraa
Jalan Bukit Dago Utara II No.11, Bandung
(0821) 1739 4118
www.budaraa.com
Instagram: @budaraa
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 21:00
Magic: Rp25.000
Kopi Pisang Susu: Rp18.000
Sop Kacang Merah: Rp30.000
Ayam Tinorangsak: Rp32.000

Armor Leuit Bandung Front

Armor Leuit, Bandung: Fantastic Manual Brew in an Open Yard

Set far up in the hills of Dago not far from Taman Hutan Raya Juanda, Armor Leuit is the latest in the line of Armor Kopi shops which have opened up over the years.

This shop is the successor of the original Kopi Armor which was located in the ground of TAHURA. It was pulled down after irregularities with the contract. In the meantime, the owners set up Armor Kopi Garden which was a success in its own right. And now Armor Leuit.Armor Leuit Bandung CounterThe coffee is much the same as the other Kopi Armor locations where they specialise in manual brew and offer milk which is of the condensed variety. I tried a vietnam drip as usual and it was good.Armor Leuit Bandung Food & DrinkBut the real reason come here is to nongkrong and I would say that this is one of the best places in Bandung to nongkrong.Armor Leuit BandungThe grounds are expansive and house a number of different huts as well as lots of tables. I’m not sure what will happen in the wet season… perhaps they just lose 50% of their seating.Armor Leuit GardenIf you love the cool air of Dago and love the outdoors, you’ll love Armor Leuit. No wifi.

Armor Leuit
Jalan Bukit Pakar Utara No.10, Bandung
(0812) 1396 0941
Instagram: @armorkopi.bdg
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
Vietnam Drip: Rp21.000
Cold Press Juice: Rp25.000
Pisang Goreng: Rp21.000

Ambrogio Patisserie Bandung

Ambrogio Patisserie, Bandung: Nice Coffee, Dodgy Pastry & Great Location

Maybe it was the wrong day to visit or maybe this place is just the most popular place in Bandung, but when I visited on a Sunday it was packed!

Ambrogio Patisserie marks itself firmly as a place that does great cakes and pastries simply by the name. And if you call yourself a patisserie, you have to be awesome.Big Room Ambrogio PatisserieI tried the banoffee croissant and although it’s not a traditional croissant flavour, I still expect the texture of the croissant to match what you’d normally get — chewy, yet slightly crispy pastry that isn’t too flakey. Sadly, my croissant was very breadlike with the wrong kind of chewiness. Not sure if it was fresh or not………..Coffee Juice Pastry AmbrogioThe cappuccino I had was great and I give 2 thumbs up to the baristas. Fantastic milk texture, perfect temperature and damn good tasting.

Susan’s healthy juice was green, tasty and full of fruit and a bit of green veg. I thought it was a little on the sweet side, so I would ask the staff to put the sugar on the side next time.Chicken Cordon Bleu AmbrogioI also ordered the chicken cordon bleu which is basically a piece of chicken rolled in crumbs and filled with a bit of (beef) bacon and cheese. It’s difficult to tell whether this was a frozen cordon bleu or not, but it was tasty nonetheless. I think it was frozen.

The fitout of the cafe is excellent. Large open spaces, classy wooden tables and lots of polished concrete floors. Plenty of tables for working at.Garden Ambrogio PatisserieTalking of work, the wifi was slow when I was there. But I’m going to give them a break here because when I visited, the cafe was full. You can’t expect super fast wifi on a day like this. It was still usable and you could even watch a YouTube video if you needed to despite how crowded it was.

Ambrogio is a cafe of ups and downs. Perhaps its popularity means they have to premake lots of pastries on weekends and that’s why quality suffers. But even despite the crowds, they’ve managed to do a great job of keeping service fast, food levels quite high and customer satisfaction right up there.

I actually quite like this place. Maybe I’ll come back when it’s not so busy and try that croissant again.

Ambrogio Patisserie
Jalan Banda No.26, Bandung
(022) 2051 2779
Instagram: @patisserieambrogio
Open Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Chicken Cordon Bleu: Rp60.000
Healthy Juice: Rp26.000
Cappuccino: Rp24.000
Banoffee Croissant: Rp18.500
* Add 15.5% to all prices

Next8 Coffee Food Bandung

Next8 Coffee and Food, Bandung: Strong & Cheap Coffee

The first time I visited this place, I actually drove away because I didn’t like the look of it. But I knew at some point I would have to come back and try the coffee and I’m glad I did because it was quite good!

The cafe is an open sided room with a cage on it and that means you can smoke in the main area. There’s a few bits of furniture around the place and a corner used for the selfie crowd.Semi Open Coffee Shop Next8There’s a TV where they play all the big soccer matches and the crowds often come and go as the match starts and finishes.

I tried a cappuccino and it was surprisingly good. A super strong thing with nicely textured milk. It left me jittery from the amount of caffeine in it. A real heart starter.Instagrammable Next8Susan’s red velvet drink was pretty standard. Pink powder with hot milk. It looked good!Cappuccino Red Velvet Next8They also serve a wide variety of food here, but I haven’t had a chance to try it yet.

Wifi here is fast and I could imagine opening a laptop here to get work done. When I tested it, the speed was 15mbps down and up.Cheap Coffee Next8I really like this place as a cheaper coffee hang out place. It’s not as modern & flashy as many of Bandung’s new cafes, but it’s still comfortable with good coffee at a great price. Top marks.

Next Coffee and Food
Jalan Cendana No.8, Bandung
nexteight8@gmail.com
Instagram: @nexteight
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Cappuccino: Rp21.000
Red Velvet Drink: Rp23.000

Lula Bakery Coffee Bandung

Lula Bakery & Coffee, Bandung: Disappointing Prices But Reasonable Coffee

Lula Bakery is a small cafe attached to the Glosis restaurant on Jalan Citarum. It seems that Glosis saw all the new coffee shops in Bandung and wanted to get in on the action. And they’ve done a reasonable job of entering the Bandung coffee scene, but they still have some way to go.

I ordered a cappuccino and it cost an eye watering Rp35.000. It’s one of the more expensive coffees in Bandung and to be honest, it was nowhere near the best. Actually, it was quite a decent coffee, but with so much fantastic coffee in Bandung these days, it takes a lot to be in the top ten.Coffee Lula BakerySusan ordered a peppermint tea which was just a Dilmah tea bag and cup of hot water — Rp28.000. Sorry, but that is unacceptable. If you are charging Rp28.000 for tea, it absolutely must be special. Not a Dilmah tea bag.Lula Bakery BandungIt’s a relatively cozy cafe with decent tables and chairs to work at. In fact, the wifi was quite fast when I was there clocking in at 13mbps down and 9mbps up.Inside Lula BakeryThe smoking area out the front is going to appeal to a lot of people, but the real problem is the price of drinks, especially the tea bag and hot water. You can’t expect people to come here and nongkrong when you’re charging so much.Lula Bakery Coffee

Lula Bakery & Coffee
Jalan Citarum No.12, Bandung
(022) 8783 1503
www.cafelulaid.com
Instagram: @cafelula_id
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:30
Cappuccino: Rp35.000
Dilmah Tea: Rp28.000

Boyles Coffee Bandung

Boyle’s Coffee, Bandung: Korean Coffee in Bandung!

Boyle’s Coffee is originally from Korea and specialises in “Dutch Coffee”. It’s mainly drip coffee done in a special way to accentuate the flavour of the coffee. It’s all pretty technical and serious.

But given that I really love coffee, but hate the science behind it all, I opted for a standard cappuccino which I understand more than a technical cold brew. And I must say it was a pleasant cappuccino and worthy of a place on the Bandung coffee scene.Boyles Coffee Bandung CounterSusan had a green tea latte which came in a mammoth tall glass as big as my forearm. It was predictably enjoyable — you really can’t go too wrong with those things.Boyles Coffee DrinksWe also ordered some food and it was pretty good, but nothing I come away raving about. I got the Tortilla Chicken crispy which was basically a fried chicken wrap with lots of vegetables. To be honest, I appreciated all the vegetables. Some people might prefer more chicken. Susan got the spaghetti meatball which was an Indonesian style spaghetti dish. Something I’m not a fan of, but I know many Indonesians enjoy including Susan. (Indonesian-style meatballs and Indonesian style tomato sauce)Food Boyles CoffeeThe interior is a bit weird. I think they’ve gone for the stark, sterile white look, but it usually doesn’t work so well in Indonesia due to wonky painting and dirt on the walls. And it doesn’t really work here. The outside area is actually where more people choose to nongkrong and smoke.Special Room Boyles CoffeeThe wifi here is fast and there are plenty of tables to work from. I clocked 20mbps both down and up and uploaded a 6 minute high definition video in a few minutes.

All in all a decent addition to the Bandung coffee scene and somewhere that will attract more of the middle aged crowd than many other youthful cafes. And that’s not a bad thing.

Boyle’s Coffee
Kompleks Surya Setra Blok C No.2, Bandung
(022) 200 5528
boylescoffee.com
Instagram: @boylescoffee.id
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
Cappuccino: Rp32.000
Green Tea Blend: Rp40.000
Tortilla Chicken Crispy: Rp50.000
Spaghetti Meatball: Rp48.000
* All prices add 15.5%

Cupola Bandung Luar

Cupola, Bandung: Promising Coffee Shop

Wow, high expectations! I really thought this place was going to be awesome, but it’s not. It’s not awesome because there are a few details which haven’t been attended to. I just hope they can figure out what needs to be fixed and then fix it.

Firstly, the fit out of the cafe is modern, large and quite enjoyable to hang out in. I really thought the tables were good for opening a laptop at and the music was quite decent. But they allow people to smoke inside the air conditioned room. It’s ridiculous and perhaps one of the only places in Bandung where this happens these days. If you’re a smoker, this is great. If not, it sucks. Note: e-cigarettes are not allowed.Cupola Bandung InsideI ordered a cappuccino and Susan ordered a peppermint tea. My coffee was nice, but a little weak for my tastes. We also ordered a brownie and some cheese fries. The brownie was awful. I’m not sure if it was stale or not… but it was the same texture as a biscuit meaning it was extremely crunchy. It wasn’t good.Cupola Bandung CoffeeThe wifi here clocked in at 3mbps down and 1mbps up which is workable.

Prices of all items here are really quite low for Bandung standards.Cupola Bandung Inside FrontI really had high expectations for this place and I’ve got to say, it really could be much better with a few tweaks here and there. But right now, the cafe needs to step up in order to get it running in accordance with their vision.Cupola Bandung CounterStop smoking inside, make sure cakes are not stale (or good quality), amp up the coffee strength.

Cupola
Jalan Cendana No.3, Bandung
(022) 720 6090
Instagram: @cupola.id
Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 12:00 – 23:00, Sun & Mon 12:00 – 21:00
Cappuccino: Rp20.000
Peppermint Tea: Rp15.000
Cheese Fries: Rp18.000
Brownie: Rp15.000