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Best Cafes & Coffee Shops in Bandung 2022

A new year, a new year of cafe hopping in Bandung! For the past 2 years, I’ve been in Australia because of the pandemic. With much of the worst of the pandemic behind us, I’ve begun visiting Bandung’s best cafes and coffee shops and also reviewing them.

The format is different to what is was before. Now I’ll be writing shorter reviews followed by a couple of photos and updating this one post as the year goes on.

So please bookmark this page and come back to it regularly as I’ll be updating it as I visit new places.

28. By Taboo

I really don’t like the name of this place but I love everything else about it. The coffee is good and the space is wonderful — a full indoor/outdoor experience that is totally relaxing and full of fresh air. There are some good snacks here such as bao and plenty of places to set up a laptop. A great spot for working and nongkronging.Bandung Cafes By Taboo Drinks Bandung Cafes By Taboo Outside

By Taboo
Jalan Talaga Bodas 53, Bandung
Instagram: @bytaboo_
Open Hours: 09:00 – 22:00
Wifi: 20down/20up
Cappuccino: Rp25.000
Add 10% tax!

27. Bodas

This is an expensive coffee by Bandung standards, but it’s also one of the better quality ones. Silky smooth milk, good temperature, nice cup — thoroughly enjoyable. Bodas is a large place with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, electricity sockets everywhere, decent wifi. Non coffee options are bang on and the desserts are good too. An impressive cafe!Bandung Cafes Bodas Drinks Bandung Cafes Bodas Inside

Bodas
Jalan Talaga Bodas 64, Bandung
Instagram: @bodas.dessertbar
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 21:00
Wifi: 25down/12up
Cappuccino: Rp30.000
Add 10% tax!

26. Long Steady Distance

A very good value coffee in a modern, stylish building. There’s a cycling theme here and because of that, there is a 25% surcharge for non-cyclists. A great deal for cyclists, a terrible deal for everyone else. Despite this, it’s a good place to work with plenty of sockets, very fast wifi and comfortable chairs. Nongkrong juga boleh.Bandung Cafes Long Steady Distance Coffee Bandung Cafes Long Steady Distance Inside

Long Steady Distance
Jalan Pandu 53, Bandung
Instagram: @lsdcoffee
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 21:00
Wifi: 45down/43up
Cappuccino: Rp25.000
No tax!

25. Slovin

A wonderful tiny shop in an older part of town that still retains a lot of that old Bandung beauty. A peaceful outdoor area for about 10 people and a smaller indoor area. Drinks are unique with the iced coffee being more like a caramel milk and the mocktails sour and sweet at the same time. Absolutely delicious and worth a try if you’re looking for something a little bit different in Bandung. Not a place for work.Bandung Cafes Slovin Drinks Bandung Cafes Slovin Inside

Slovin
Jalan Belimbing 26, Bandung
Instagram: @houseofslovin
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 21:00 (from 13:00 Sun, Mon)
Wifi: 6down/10up
White coffee: Rp15.000
No tax!

24. Gandong

A compact nongkrong spot in the backyard of Gudeg Yu Nap, this coffee shop does a lot right. Sexy cups, good coffee, speedy wifi and plenty of trees. This is a decent place to work or nongkrong and is especially enjoyable under the shade of the trees. Another worthy addition to the Bandung cafe scene.Bandung Cafes Gandong Coffee Bandung Cafes Gandong Outside

Gandong
Jalan Sultan Tirtayasa 16, Bandung
Instagram: @gandongcoffee
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 09:00 (Thurs – Sun until 22:00)
Wifi: 23down/27up
Cappuccino: Rp24.000

23. Fuels Coffee

A cute little coffee shop on the bustling Jalan Sudirman. Coffee is very good, well-presented and served in Kaloka cups — yes! It’s little details such as this that can make the difference to a coffee shop and Fuels does this well. It’s not really a place to work, but there is an electricity socket and the wifi is reasonably fast.Bandung Cafes Fuels Coffee Drinks Bandung Cafes Fuels Coffee Inside

Fuels Coffee
Jalan Sudirman 122, Bandung
Instagram: @fuelscoffee
Opening Hours: 07:30 – 22:00
Wifi: 22down/5up
Cappuccino: Rp20.000 (10rb PANG!)
No Tax!

22. Jinji Slow Bar

Another small coffee shop busting out good drinks and a good vibe. It’s not a place to come and work for sure, but it’s a hit nongkrong place, especially on Saturday nights. Staff are friendly, there’s plenty of outdoor seating and the location is central.Bandung Cafes Jinji Slow Bar Drink Bandung Cafes Jinji Slow Bar Inside

Jinji Slow Bar
Jalan Bengawan 54, Bandung
Instagram: @jinjislowbar
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
Wifi: not tested
Cappuccino: Rp28.000
No Tax!

21. Hamsa Coffee

A tiny coffee shop that has a cute front area for nongkronging. The coffee is excellent and served in decent cups. They serve fluffy donuts here that can be heated up and coated in palm sugar — delicious! Hamsa isn’t really the sort of place you come to work, but they do have wifi if you need it.Bandung Cafes Hamsa Coffee Bandung Cafes Hamsa Coffee Outside

Hamsa Coffee
Jalan Ciliwung 29, Bandung
Instagram: @hamsa.coffee
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 21:00
Wifi: not tested
Cappuccino: Rp20.000
No Tax!

20. Sawo Rontgen

A smallish place in a quiet, suburban setting, this new version of Sawo is beautifully designed. The coffee is very good and there is a small selection of pastries to keep you going. You could definitely get some work done here, but it’s just so damn peaceful that I’d rather just relax and take in the vibes.Bandung Cafes Sawo Rontgen Coffee And Pastry Bandung Cafes Sawo Rontgen Exterior

Sawo Rontgen
Jalan Rontgen 4, Bandung
Instagram: @saworontgen
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00
Wifi: 5down/5up
Magic: Rp28.000
No tax!

19. Fabula Social Space

Designed as a space to nongkrong, it really does a great job of providing a good outdoor space for meeting up with friends. The wifi here is the fastest I’ve used in Bandung, so of course working here is going to be easy. The coffee is good and the cheesecake worth a try. Come for the wifi, stay for the coffee.Bandung Cafes Fabula Social Space Coffee And Cake Bandung Cafes Fabula Social Space Exterior

Fabula Social Space
Jalan Bahureksa 12, Bandung
Instagram: @fabulasocialspace
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 21:30 (07:00 on weekends)
Wifi: 159down/ 138up
Cappuccino: Rp30.000
Add 10% tax

18. Jiwan Coffee & Things

The “& Things” is a bit weird, but the cafe itself is beautifully designed with lots of wood and bamboo. There’s an eye for detail here and the Kaloka cups are just awesome. Coffee was very good, they offer oat milk, the wifi is fast and there are lots of electricity sockets. The only downside is the noise from Jalan Dago, but that won’t both most people. A very good spot offering something a little bit different.Bandung Cafes Jiwan Coffee And Cake Bandung Cafes Jiwan Upstairs

Jiwan Coffee & Things
Jalan Dago 50, Bandung
Instagram: @jiwan.coffee
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00
Wifi: 39down/36up
Cappuccino: Rp25.455
Add 10% tax!

17. Hafa Warehouse

A huge, sprawling coffee shop in one of the old Dutch warehouses on Jalan Gudang Selatan. Not really my style of place, but will suit larger groups and families. Despite a quiet cafe, it took 30 minutes to get my coffee. Wifi is fast and plenty of space to work. Lots of fresh air outside and inside next to the massive windows.Bandung Cafes Hafa Warehouse Coffee And Tea Bandung Cafes Hafa Warehouse Interior

Hafa Warehouse
Jalan Gudang Selatan 88, Bandung
Instagram: @hafawarehouse
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 (from 08:00 weekends)
Wifi: 52down/17up
Cappuccino: Rp30.000
Add 10% tax

16. Kasumba Coffee

A new place in an area with lots of coffee shops. There’s a whole section dedicated to tea which is refreshing and the coffee here is good. Lots of places to work, plenty of sockets and the wifi is very fast. I wasn’t too impressed with the interior and there is quite a bit of work to do to get this to a good standard. The best bet is to take a seat out the front.Bandung Cafes Kasumba Coffee Bandung Cafes Kasumba Exterior

Kasumba Coffee
Jalan Bahureksa 1, Bandung
Instagram: @_kasumba
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 21:00
Wifi: 63down/96up
Cappuccino: Rp28.000
No tax!

15. The Kamasan

A decent spot near the Saparua running track, this place does good coffee in stylish cups and good snacks. They participate in “pagi ngopi”, so the coffee + kaya bun for 20k is a steal. There’s plenty of outdoor seating and the wifi is fairly fast. A decent nongkrong and work spot.Bandung Cafes The Kamasan Coffee And Tea Bandung Cafes The Kamasan Exterior

The Kamasan
Jalan Halmahera 4, Bandung
Instagram: @thekamasan
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 21:00
Wifi: 25down/25up
Cappuccino: Rp28.000
No tax!

14. Tri Tangtu Kopi Roasters (TTKR)

A tiny little cafe specialising in manual brew coffee and bread. It’s an odd combination, but it works perfectly well here. The coffee is smooth and the bread soft and fluffy with a slight crisp on the outside. The courtyard area can only seat fewer than 10 people, so be prepared to wait for a seat here. Something a little bit different on the Bandung coffee scene and well worth a try.Bandung Cafes TTKR Bread And Coffee Bandung Cafes TTKR Exterior

Tri Tangtu Kopi Roasters (TTKR)
Jalan Buah Batu 129, Bandung
Instagram: @ttkrcoffee
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 15:00
Wifi: 18down/9up
Manual brew: Rp20.000
No tax!

13. Kopi Mandja Progo

A stylish cafe with plenty of outdoor seating and coffee for Rp10.000 until 10am. The coffee was hot, strong and absolutely delicious and the topical matcha was awesome. There are plenty of places to work here and the wifi is fast. All in all a good all round cafe for work, nongkrong or simply just enjoying a coffee.Bandung Cafes Kopi Mandja Coffee Bandung Cafes Kopi Mandja Interior

Kopi Mandja Progo
Jalan Progo 30, Bandung
Instagram: @kopimandjaprogo
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00
Wifi: 29down/36up
Magic: Rp23.000 (Rp10.000 pagi ngopi)
No tax!

12. Kumari

Enjoyable coffee, good quality cakes, interesting non-coffee options and a fabulous interior make Kumari a winner on the Bandung cafe scene. The wifi is disappointingly slow, but despite that, this cafe is a very pleasant place to work. Staff here are very helpful. I especially love the indoor/outdoor feel of this place. Definitely worth a visit.Bandung Cafes Kumari Coffee And Food Bandung Cafes Kumari Inside

Kumari
Jalan Bagusrangin 1, Bandung
Instagram: @kumari.bakeandbrew
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 21:00
Wifi: 2down/2up
Cappuccino: Rp30.000
Add 15.5% tax

11. Jati Kopi

A super impressive coffee shop with a menu that suits the Indonesian tongue. Coffee is excellent, love the cups, lontong sayur is worth coming for on its own. Lots of places to work, electricity sockets everywhere and super fast wifi. It’s a great work space, nongkrong spot and place to have a coffee and bite to eat. Love it.Bandung Cafes Jati Kopi Coffee And Food Bandung Cafes Jati Kopi Outside

Jati Kopi
Jalan Talaga Bodas 44, Bandung
Instagram: @jati_kopi.id
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00
Wifi: 71down/53up
Cappuccino: Rp28.000
Add 15.5% tax

10. Kisah Manis

A stylish cafe with loads of outdoor seating for those who smoke or are trying to avoid catching Covid. Coffee is good, the klepon drink is awesome and there are plenty of places to open a laptop. Electricity sockets everywhere and wifi is extremely fast. Food is available.Bandung Cafes Coffee Bandung Cafes Kisah Manis Inside

Kisah Manis
Jalan Abdulrahman Saleh 56, Bandung
Instagram: @kopikisahmanis
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
Wifi: 64down/64up
Magic: Rp27.000
No tax!

9. Kyomi Space

Very popular with the young, artsy crowd, Kyomi Space is a cafe and art space set inside an old house in a gang off the main road. There’s a little bit of Japanese inspiration here and the open windows allow a fabulous breeze to blow through. Plenty of people open their laptops here and it’s a pleasant place to work. The coffee is good, but when we were there all cold drinks and most snacks were unavailable. A likeable cafe with a few shortcomings.Bandung Cafes Kyomi Space Coffee Bandung Cafes Kyomi Spade Outdoor

Kyomi Space
Jalan Dago 130, Bandung
Instagram: @kyomispace
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
Wifi: 7down/13up
Cappuccino: Rp30.000
No tax!

8. Kanoko Coffee

A small air conditioned glass house with balcony and a raised outdoor area are what greet you at Kanoko. It’s beautifully designed and very relaxing. The coffee here is punchy and dark, perfect for an early morning pick-me-up. There are plenty of electricity sockets here and the wifi is fast. Combined with a chilled atmosphere, this is a top spot to come and open up a laptop. Love this place.Bandung Cafes Kanoko Coffee Bandung Cafes Kanoko Indoor

Kanoko Coffee
Jalan Dago Asri I 24, Bandung
Instagram: @kanokocoffee
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 21:00
Wifi: 38down/34up
Cappuccino: Rp30.000
No tax!

7. Eighteen Coffee

An absolutely massive concrete space painted in bright white. On a sunny day, it’s too bright for me. The coffee was OK and there is a large cafe menu on offer. There are lots places to work here, but it’s not really that sort of place. It’s more of a place for large families to come on weekends for a meal rather than a work or nongkrong spot.Bandung Cafes 18 Coffee Bandung Cafes 18 Coffee Outdoor

Eighteen Coffee
Jalan Cemara 18, Bandung
Instagram: @eighteencoffee.bdg
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00 (07:00 – 23:00 Fri-Sun)
Wifi: 5down/5up
Magic: Rp30.000
Add 15.5% tax!

6. Kilogram

Another cafe with a beautiful shaded outdoor area. The coffee here is bang on and there’s an extensive food menu. The wifi wasn’t too fast when we tried it, but there are plenty of great seats to nongkrong in over the course of an hour or two. Didn’t see any sockets. A super relaxing space.Bandung Cafes Kilogram Coffee Bandung Cafes Kilogram Outdoor

Kilogram
Jalan Karang Tinggal 24, Bandung
Instagram: @kilogram.space
Opening Hours: 07:00 – not stated
Wifi: 9down/2up
Cappuccino: Rp33.000
No tax!

5. Habitaas

More of a place to hang out with friends than a place to work, Habitaas impresses with its fantastic outdoor area and tasty food. The food and drinks are so good here that it’s worth going out of your way for. The menu is different from many in Bandung and the beef sandwich is a winner (good bread!). Definitely worth a visit and give the avocado coffee a try.Bandung Cafes Habitaas Avocado Coffee Bandung Cafes Habitaas Outdoor

Habitaas
Jalan Raden Patah 3, Bandung
Instagram: @habitaas
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
Wifi: didn’t check
Sapi Kastu Sandwich: Rp45.000
No tax!

4. Moist and Friends

The soft and fluffy Japanese pancakes here are the speciality and are worth coming for alone. The coffee is not the best in Bandung, but it’s definitely good enough if you’re in need of some caffeine. The wifi here is fast and you could easily spend a few hours here working. Come for the pancakes!Bandung Cafes Moist Coffee Pancake Bandung Cafes Moist Outdoors

Moist and Friends
Jalan Nanas 10, Bandung
Instagram: @moistandfriends
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 20:00
Wifi: 35down/10up
Cappuccino: Rp25.000
No tax!

3. Two Cents (new shop)

Hidden down a small gang, this popular cafe immediately impresses when it comes into full view. Another old building in Bandung tastefully transformed into a cafe with a lot of outdoor seating. It’s a far cry from the original Two Cents and thankfully the coffee is still good. Lots of places to work, but wifi can be slow.Bandung Cafes Two Cents Coffee Bandung Cafes Two Cents Outdoor

Two Cents (new shop)
Jalan Lombok 28a, Bandung
Instagram: @twocents_coffee
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 21:00 (22:00 weekends)
Wifi: 3down/3up
Cappuccino: Rp32.500
No tax!

2. Tjimanoek43

This outdoor coffee shop is built in front of a stunning old colonial residence which now doubles as a bike shop. The coffee is strong and caramely, there are plenty of electricity sockets and the wifi is OK. A very pleasant coffee shop.Bandung Cafes Tjimanoek43 Coffee Bandung Cafes Tjimanoek43 Outdoor

Tjimanoek43
Jalan Cimanuk 43, Bandung
Instagram: @tjimanoek43koffie
Opening Hours: 07:30 – 20:00 (Sat & Sun open at 07:00)
Wifi: 9down/5up
Cappuccino: Rp27.000
Add 15.5% tax!

1. Naked Brown

Trepidation about the name of this place is quickly wiped away when you see the modern fitout and lots of outdoor seating. When the coffee arrives, you realise that the coffee is a very high standard with perfectly textured milk and great temperature. The hot hojicha is a winner as well.Bandung Cafes Naked Brown Coffee Bandung Cafes Naked Brown Indoor

Naked Brown
Jalan Trunojoyo 22, Bandung
Instagram: @naked.brown
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
Wifi: 22down/22up
Magic: Rp30.000
No Tax!

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Crema Koffie, Bandung: Small Coffee Shop Worth Trying

Tucked in a small building on Jalan Sultan Tirtayasa, Crema Koffie is a very simple coffee shop serving up a small selection of coffee and non-coffee drinks and a couple of pastries.

It’s not the sort of place you come to for gourmet food & luxurious surrounds — but it is the sort of place you come to nongkrong, open a laptop for an hour or so and have a good coffee.Crema Coffeeshop BandungI ordered a magic which tasted good, well-textured milk, but was slightly on the cool side. That’s a common complaint across Bandung these days it seems — under-steamed milk.

Susan’s mojito lemon came with a metal straw which was a nice touch but was otherwise unremarkable.Coffee At Crema Koffie BandungWifi here runs at a fairly speedy 20mbps down & up and there a bunch of electricity sockets around the place. In my experience, the backless seats become uncomfortable after about half an hour, so don’t plan on spending all day here on your laptop.Crema Koffie Coffeeshop BandungAll in all a decent little no frills coffee shop.

Crema Koffie
Jalan Sultan Tirtayasa 24, Bandung
Instagram: @cremakoffie
Opening Hours: 8:00 – 22:00
Cappuccino: Rp25.000
Mojito lemon: Rp21.000
* No tax!

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Papatong Cafeteria, Bandung: Fantastic Coffee and a Unique Fitout

I was actually a little bit skeptical when I rolled up at this place as it was dead. But it seems that was just an issue of timing as not long after I arrived, so did many others which made the cafe feel a bit more lively.

The cafe is a cross between open air food court, cafe and restaurant. And although it sounds odd, it really works well. A bunch of kiosks offer up an assortment of meals and drinks and you can enjoy them in a mixture of outdoor seating, semi-outdoor and indoor.Papatong Cafe BandungThe style of these seating areas in an old Javanese style with colourful tiles, old chairs and a “joglo”. I sat here on my laptop for about 3 hours and felt completely comfortable. Wifi is fast at 18mbps down and 19mbps up and there are electricity sockets at most tables. It’s a top little spot for working.Papatong Cafetaria BandungI ordered a couple of cappuccinos and they came in old school tin cups. Flavour was great. I also ordered a nasi goreng which I really enjoyed. Susan’s iced coffee came in a plastic container which was disappointing, but the flavour was very good.Coffee At Papatong CafetariaDespite being a little skeptical about this place, it turned into a really good place to relax and work. Definitely recommended if you need a bite to eat, a spot of wifi and a good coffee.Nasi Goreng At Papatong

Papatong Cafeteria
Jalan Taman Citarum 15, Bandung
Instagram: @papatongcafeteria
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00; Sat & Sun 07:00 – 23:00
WiFi: 18down/19up
Cappuccino: Rp28.000
Iced Coffee: Rp30.000
Nasi Goreng Ikan Asin: Rp35.000

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Daily Routine Espresso Bar Gandapura, Bandung: Tiny Coffee Shop!

We’re getting a bit bored with many of the new coffee shops in Bandung because some are getting a bit lazy. But not here at Daily Routine. They’re keeping things fresh with great coffee, cozy fitout and good working spaces.

I got a cappuccino, Susan got an iced latte. Both were excellent with my cappuccino restoring my faith in Bandung coffee once again.Coffee At Daily Routine Espresso BarSusan’s iced coffee came in a proper glass with no straw. I am shocked — in a good way. I absolutely love that they’re going against the trend of single use plastic for iced coffees.

The wifi here is quite fast at 10mbps down and 21mbps up and definitely a good speed for uploading YouTube videos. There are plenty of electricity sockets for plugging your laptop into and a couple of reasonable spots for working.Daily Routine Espresso BarIn the middle of the day, the seat out the front are exposed to the full force of the sun and aren’t very useful but they do come to life at night when the sun isn’t a problem.

An assortment of pastries is on offer for those needing a feed, but no heavy meals.Daily Routine Espresso Bar Coffee Shop BandungI’m a big fan of this little coffee shop. Great coffee, cozy fitout and a good opportunity for setting up a laptop. Faith in Bandung coffee shops restored!

Daily Routine Espresso Bar
Jalan Gandapura 34, Bandung
Instagram: @dailyroutine.espresso
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00
WiFi: 10down/21up
Cappuccino: Rp30.000
Iced Latte: Rp30.000
* No tax!

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Searah, Bandung: Strange Atmosphere, But Good Coffee

Up the top end of Jalan Sukajadi is Searah, presumably named after the one way road out the front.

I came here for a coffee and Susan a tea. The cappuccino was excellent with perfect temperature and milk texture and there was little to fault about it.Coffee At SearahThe fitout if the cafe is odd. It’s really plain with massive empty brown walls and a mish mash of furniture. It really needs the eye of an interior designer to make it look a bit more cozy.Bandung Coffeeshop SearahThere are few tables to work on here and the wifi runs at about 24mbps down 65mbps up. In other words, incredibly fast uploads for those massive YouTube projects. This connection should be able to handle anything you can throw at it.Searah BandungThe coffee at Searah is really good, but as we know, good coffee is not all that matters in a coffee shop. I really hope that as time goes by they can improve the interior design and ambience of the shop.

Searah
Jalan Setiabudi 221, Bandung
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00, Sunday from 07:00
Cappuccino: Rp25.000
Blooming tea: Rp20.000

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Koma Coffee, Bandung: Very Good Coffee in a Comfortable Shop

I really didn’t know what to expect before coming to Coffee Koma except that it was a small coffee shop in a fairly central area in Dago. So I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered a laid back coffee shop serving fantastic coffee.

The coffee shop has 2 floors and I chose the top floor because it’s bright, airy and really well designed. I love the wooden benches, white walls, plants and especially the amount of natural light that enters. I took up the bench facing the windows and spent a few hours just tapping away on my computer without even feeling like I was here for long.Koma Coffee Bandung UpstairsLikewise, the coffee went down a treat. Smooth, not too strong, served in a proper cup. Susan’s iced mocha was delicious and one of the best iced drink she’s had in Bandung.Koma Coffee Bandung MinumanThe wifi in the upstairs area is a little hard to connect to because the router is located downstairs. But once you’ve connected, it’s fine. I was getting 6mbps down and 13mbps up which is fine for youtube and the like, but didn’t really work too well when I was trying to make a video call. I believe that sitting downstairs would allow a much more stable and faster connection.Koma Coffee Bandung Latte ArtThere are lots of places to sit and open your laptop and there are electricity sockets everywhere. Prices are around about average for Bandung.Koma Coffee Bandung DownstairsI’m a fan of Koma Coffee and it’s definitely somewhere worth checking out if you’re in Dago.

Koma Coffee
Jalan Siliwangi 8, Bandung
(0821) 3093 9911
Instagram: @komacoffee
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
WiFi: 6down/13up
Cappuccino: Rp28.000
Es Kopi Susu Moka: Rp 26.000
* No Tax!

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Kopi Alit, Bandung: Tasty Coffee in this Small Coffee Shop in an Alley

I really love this coffee shop. Not only because it’s cute, small and peaceful but also because it’s run by an enthusiastic young woman in a city dominated by coffee shops run by men. It’s proof that women can operate coffee shops as good as or if not better than men.

The fitout of the shop is lovely — small, cozy, clean white walls with handmade wooden stools. There’s a little outdoor area for those wanting to smoke and drink coffee.Coffee At Kopi Alit BandungI had a cappuccino and Susan had an iced coffee. Both were fantastic. And what’s better, the prices were so low — one of the cheapest espresso-based coffees in Bandung made from a proper machine. Susan particularly liked the taste of her iced coffee because it didn’t just taste like sweet milk, like many iced coffees in Bandung. It had real depth of flavour.Kopi Alit Coffee Shop BandungThe cappuccino wasn’t a strong one and my preference would be to have a double shot next time. Still, the flavour was great, the temperature bang on and the milk textured perfectly.

The WiFi here is really quite fast at 16mbps down and 17mbps up — your youtube video is going to upload really fast! There isn’t a lot of space to work here, but you could open your laptop for an hour so if you needed to, especially outside.Kaya Toast At Kopi AlitOne last point is about access. Kopi Alit is in a narrow gang only accessible by foot and motorbikes. Cars have to either park on Jalan Pagarsih or Jalan Cibadak and then walk. We actually like this a lot. It gives the place a bit more a “hidden gem” feel and definitely makes it feel a lot more low-key and not so flashy like so many other new coffee shops in Bandung.Kopi Alit BandungKopi Alit is the new low-key coffee hang out in Bandung and we love it.

Kopi Alit
Gang Nyi Empok 19, Bandung (between Cibadak and Pagarsih)
(0813) 2456 2703
Instagram: @kopialit19
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00
WiFi: 16down/17up
Cappuccino: Rp16.000
Es Kopi: Rp18.000
* No tax!

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Teman Lama, Bandung: Great Place for Hanging Out with Old Friends

We absolutely love old buildings, especially when they’re treated with care and restored to their former beauty. Teman Lama is one such place where the insides have been stripped out and replaced with a modern fitout while keeping the original structure. It looks great!

I had a cappuccino and Susan had an iced coffee and both were excellent. The cappuccino was strong, had silky smooth milk and was severed in a tulip cup. The iced coffee was strong, flavoursome and perfect for a hot day. It’s the 3rd iced coffee in a row from Bandung coffee shops which has been strong and we really love this trend.Bersama Teman Lama Cafe BandungThe food here is quite simple, but also very good. The Nasi Bakar Kencur was excellent — lots of bumbu, crispy chicken and tempe. Yore’s chicken had the potential to be bland and uninteresting, but it turned out to be tasty with the diced tomato cutting through the creaminess of the mayo. Coffee At Teman LamaThere are plenty of places to open your laptop and the chairs are comfortable enough to sit at for a few hours. Just make sure you have enough battery as the electricity sockets are limited. WiFi here was running at 22mbps down and 7mbps up when we were there and the cafe was half full.Food At Teman LamaBersama Teman Lama BandungThis is a fantastic new modern cafe on the Bandung scene with reasonable prices, high quality and a fresh look. Worth a visit.

Teman Lama
Jalan Bima 80, Bandung
(0878) 228 546
(0878) 2287 1915
Instagram: @bersama.temanlama
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:00, Fri & Sat until 23:00
WiFi: 22down/7up
Cappuccino: Rp25.000
Es Kopi Temanlama: Rp18.000
Yore’s Chicken: Rp38.000
Nasi Bakar Kencur: Rp40.000
* Add 15.5% tax to all prices

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Sudut Kopi, Bandung: Excellent Coffee in a Tiny Nongkrong Spot

Sudut Kopi is a name that has been around for a while and was originally at a different location. The new location is fairly central and right next door to a hostel, so you’re likely to see a few bule around from time to time.

The coffee here is excellent. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much because they serve all their drinks in single use containers which shits me no end (last time I visited they used a proper cup for the coffee). But fair’s fair and they do pump out very good coffee. In fact, the iced coffee was one of the best I’ve had because it has a strong coffee flavour unlike most in Bandung which taste like sweetened milk.Coffeeshop Bandung Sudut KopiThe coffee shop is very small with most of the seats out the front meaning it’s smoker friendly. It’s a good little hang out spot.Kopi SudutWorking here isn’t really possible because they don’t yet have WiFi, but it might be possible to snag onto the hotel’s WiFi across the road (ask the staff).Sudut Kopi BandungPrices here are very low for coffee of this standard. You get a proper espresso machine producing your coffee for Rp18.000. I don’t think it gets much cheaper than this in Bandung. What’s more, they had a promo and I only had to pay Rp15.000 for my cappuccino!Kopi Sudut BandungFantastic coffee at Sudut Kopi but a bit of a shame about the single use cups. Fix that and this place is a winner.

Sudut Kopi
Jalan Pandawa 2, Bandung
(0821) 2865 7664
Instagram: @sudutkopi.id
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00, Fri-Sun until 23:00
WiFi: none
Cappuccino: Rp18.000
Es Kopi Sudut: Rp20.000
* Add 10% tax to all prices

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Kuro Coffee Ciumbuleuit, Bandung: Good Coffee in a Fantastic Old House

We absolutely loved the original Kuro Coffee because of its cozy nature, so just had to try their new outlet. Strangely, it’s nothing like the original, but should we be concerned?

A little bit. A lot of the character of the original shop is gone in Ciumbuleuit and you’re left with a rather quiet, empty space. This is primarily due to how massive the cafe is and how few people were there when we visited.Kuro Koffee BandungThe cafe is in the house of the owner on Jalan Ciumbuleuit and it’s a glorious old architect-designed building with lots of nice touches such as the massive sliding doors and shallow staircase to the upper floor.

Being in Ciumbuleuit and with lots of open windows, the building stays cool naturally. There is a lot of seating space here. So much that it would take a really large crowd to fill it. The good thing is that you can come here if you need some peace and quiet.Back Garden Kuro Koffee BandungThe outdoor area is a luxury in Bandung and the garden could serve as a great place for people wanting to lounge on beanbags and happily there are a few.

For those needing to work, there is an abundance of good tables and so many electricity sockets. The wifi here is one of the fastest in Bandung at 60mbps down and 70mbps up — fast enough for absolutely any task you have.Coffee At Kuro Koffee BandungI asked for a magic and it was offered to me in a demitasse cup which is traditionally used for a piccolo latte. Thankfully the staff suggested I could also have it in their standard sized cup which made the ratio a little more magic… but herein lies the problem. The magic was so named because it was supposed to be a magic ratio of milk and coffee. And this means there is only one sized cup that can ever be used.Pancakes Kuro Koffee BandungThe food here has some good aspects. I tried the torikatsu don and the soufflé pancakes. The pancakes were very blonde, nothing like a soufflé pancake and contained exactly 5 berries. 1 strawberry sliced really thin and 4 local blackberries (perhaps mulberries) – it was really stingy in my view. It was extremely disappointing.Food Drinks Kuro Koffee BandungThe torikatsu don was interesting and delicious. We appreciated that a bit of thought had gone into the slaw to make it flavoursome and we also really loved the colour on the fried chicken. Yum!

So while Kuro in Ciumbuleuit feels quiet because of how big a space it is, we really think the coffee is good and definitely worth a try. We also recommend coming here if you need to get work done. A good cafe on the Bandung scene that needs to improve those pancakes.

Kuro Coffee Ciumbuleuit
Jalan Ciumbuleuit 130, Bandung
kurokoffee.co
Instagram: @kurokoffee
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
WiFi: 60down/70up
Magic: Rp25.000
Hojicha: Rp30.000
Indogo Lemonade: Rp30.000
Torikatsu don: Rp40.000
Soufflé pancakes: Rp35.000
* Add 10% tax