Cafés are places where people go to drink or eat light food, such as desserts. However, there are many other things you can do other than fill your stomach with delightful food.
You can invite your friends to hang out at a café, or spend your time there to study, and you can also do other indoor activities that the café allows, like playing board games. In Surabaya, there are many cafés. These cafés have different kinds of food; some cafés serve main courses like fried rice, while some cafés don’t. But either way, all cafés have their unique design and food options. This article will share with you the top 5 unique and cool cafés in Surabaya!
1. Kuppel Biergarten and Bar
Enjoy a great night with your friends in Kuppel Biergarten and Bar. In this café, you can watch the starry night from a glass dome, or you can watch the view of the blue sky in the morning! In this galactic café, you can drink with your friends under the star-filled night with lively music piping in the background and dance the night away! Put down your gadgets though, this is not the place to be anti-social! With DJs on the decks and nightly bands in the café, everyone can socialise and enjoy the night. Don’t leave without purchasing their unique bestseller “Ultraviolet”, and the thick turquoise tosca soju!
Address: Bukit Telaga Golf D1 No. 25, Citraland, Surabaya. (next to Option Billiard)
Contact: +62 813-3662-5788
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday, 17.00 – 23.45; Friday – Sunday, 17.00 – 01.00 (timings are subject to changes during Ramadhan)
Price: Rp50,000 – 500,000 (approximately US$3.70 – 37.60)
2. One Pose Café
Walking into this café, you feel like a child again; you’ll be surrounded with cute teddy bears. Bring your daughter or your girlfriend here for a cute-themed afternoon tea, they serve Asian and Western cuisine, delighting people of different tastes. They even serve one dish named “World Tour on a Plate”, which is a platter of different foods from places around the world. The plus side is that you can still eat healthily in this café, they serve a dish called “Green Pasturé” which is a blend of broccoli, orange, and honey. Definitely one of the best, healthy choices to order.
Address: Jl. Puncak Permai III No.23A (Gracia Boutique), Tanjungsari, Suko Manunggal, Surabaya.
Contact: +62 31 0896-3860-8237
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 10.00 – 22.00
Price: Rp20,000 – 48,000 (approximately US$1.60 – 3.80)
3. The Neighbors
Craving good food? Well then, The Neighbors Café is where you should head to. The food in this café is simply divine. The owner takes a lot of pride in the food he sells and specially designed the menu. Every burger sold is made from homemade buns and the patties are made from 100g of Australian beef. If you fancy an old school burger, then try “Neighbors Classic Burger”. It’s a juicy, tender, beef patty that will have you craving for more!
Photo credit of The Neighbors Café: http://www.inijie.com/2016/09/01/the-neighbors-cafe-surabaya-food-review/
Address: Jalan Darmo Harapan Utara IX Blok EN No. 12, Tanjungsari, Suko Manunggal, Tanjungsari, Kec. Sukomanunggal, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60188
Contact: 0878 5110 1122
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun, 11.00 – 22.00
Price: Rp25,000 – 100,000 (approximately US$1.20 – 8).
4. Domicile Kitchen Lounge
When you enter this café, you will feel in awe at its sophisticated decor. Fine dining is the order of the day here. It offers a variety of cuisines, from Chinese to Western. Your visit here will not be complete without ordering the bestseller “Wagyu Cheese Burger” and “Pizza Quatro Formagi”. The best part is that you can stay up late and party with your friends due to its late closing hours. Catering services are available in this restaurant so you can book the venue for gatherings of family and friends.
Address: Jl. Sumatra No. 35, Gubeng.
Contact: +62 31 5016900
Opening Hours: Sun-Fri, 11.00 – 01.00, Saturday 11.00 – 02.00
Price: Rp35,000 – 350,000 (approximately US$2.45 – 24.50)
5. Cailano Speciality & Shaokao
Coffee and satay lovers, start your engines! This café serves both coffee and satay at once – basically the best food combination for Indonesia cuisine lovers. It has a minimalistic decor, which delights everyone. Their food, such as the “Cailano’s Super Mangkok”, is super tasty, satisfying every taste bud. After filling your stomach with different kinds of main courses, head to the coffee bar to drink some tasty coffee before ending your café trip.
Address: Jl. Klampis Jaya No.43, Kompleks Ruko Milenia, Surabaya
Contact: +6231 822 3299 0019
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 08.00 – 23.00; Sunday, 10.00 – 23.00
Price: R13,000 – 39,000 (approximately US$1 – 3.10)