We first visited Oliver’s Hostelery quite a few years ago and loved the design of the place. A few years down the track and they’ve changed the name to The House Tour Hotel and opened a cafe in the foyer called The Potting Shed.
The Potting Shed was extremely busy when we visited midweek. It was kind of surprising really as Oliver’s was always so quiet. They’ve renovated the foyer slightly since Oliver’s time and added a glass house. And it’s this glass house that seems to be trending on Instagram these. And we honestly don’t know what all the fuss is about.The cappuccino I had here was small but tasty and came in a beautiful handmade cup. The food was also quite good and much better than average Bandung cafe food. That’s not to say it’s perfect, but it’s quite good.The rawon pasta was tasty, contained a couple of chunks of fish and was better than expected.The omelette could have been a disaster, but with the addition of a bit of smashed avocado and some salsa type stuff, it was delicious.The fit out here is quite good, but we’re surprised people are swooning over it all of a sudden. It’s always been good.The WiFi was quite slow when visited clocking in at 2mbps down and 2mbps up. So it’s not really a place to come and work. And besides, you’ll be distracted by all the people trying to get photos of their girlfriends in the glasshouse.A well-designed place for decent food and coffee. Worth a visit.
The Potting Shed
Jalan Panumbang Jaya 5, Bandung
(0811) 995 0800
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
Iced Lemon Tea: Rp30.000
Rawon Pasta: Rp48.500
* No added tax!