We always complain about the standard of cafe food in Bandung, so when we find a cafe doing something a little bit different to a high standard, it’s really surprising!
Beans and Greens is a cafe specialising in salads, bowls and veggie dishes. They’re not exclusively vegetarian, but a good portion of their menu is veggie-based so it’s a fantastic place to visit when you’re in need of a veggie fix after too many nasi gorengs.The fitout is bright and airy and out the back there is a garden area where most people choose to sit.
The coffee here is quite good and definitely worth ordering if you’re coming here for a salad. But I wouldn’t go out of my way to come here for the coffee on its own.Let’s talk about the food. We ordered salmon penne and shirataki bakmi Jawa and both were fantastic.
The bakmi Jawa replaces traditional noodles with low carb low calorie shirataki noodles which can sometimes taste a little weird, but in this dish were really good.The salmon penne was honestly just as you’d expect. A hunk of salmon on top of a bed of pesto covered penne, a few mushrooms and cherry tomatoes and a tiny amount of cheese. I thought it was excellent.
In fact, I think this cafe is one of the better new cafes on the Bandung scene despite the coffee not quite being up to standard. Hopefully next time I come here (definitely coming back), the coffee will be better.It’s possible to open a laptop here and work as many tables have electricity outlets and the wifi is quite fast at 27mbps down and 4mbps up.
A really good new cafe on the Bandung scene.
Greens and Beans
Jalan Bahureksa 9, Bandung
(022) 2426 0826
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
5 Spice Lemonade: Rp25.000
Salmon Penne: Rp85.000
Shirataki Bakmi Jawa: Rp45.000
* Add 10% tax to all prices