A comfortable distance from Jakarta, especially by train, Bogor is a great weekend escape from the heat of the big city. A rainy city where the air is fresh, the trees lush, and where the hundreds of unique eateries and restaurants have attracted food hunters from neighboring cities to try and enjoy. We have compiled a list of cool places in Bogor you should give whirl; and tell us what you think about it!

Cozy & Instagram Friendly Places

1. Grand Garden Cafe (was: Kafe Dedaunan)

After a long walk around the Bogor Botanical Garden, this cafe located in the legendary garden is a must visit, even just for a cup of coffee. It is located in the complex’s most prominent open space, surrounded by massive trees that will give you a sense of peace and relaxation. This particular spot is also where Jokowi hosted US President Barack Obama for a casual afternoon ‘bakso’ and tea snack in his recent visit to Bogor.

Jl. Salak No. 6, Bogor Tengah, Bogor
Phone: +622518329988 / +6281905155561
Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

2. Lemongrass

Lemongrass offers a modern concept of Kopitiam with very chic interior design. In addition to the traditional kopitiam menus, such as coffee, toast, and eggs, Lemongrass also provides a variety of dimsums, western bites, and Asian lunch staples.

Jalan Padjajaran No.21, Bogor
Phone:  0251-8328800 / 087872020440
Hours: Mon – Sun 10:00 – 21.00
IG: @lemongrassresto

3. YELO Eatery Bogor

Cheeky, fun and urban-inspired. YELO takes inspiration from the bold mash up of colour and pattern of the pop art world. With bright and energetic colour palette, hand-painted illustration and a worn-out look, even the least Instagram savvy person in the group will want to snap some pics. The menu is  mix of Western and Asian crowd favorites that your kids will not have trouble picking a favorite.

Jl. Pajajaran Indah V No.9, Baranangsiang, Bogor
Hours: 10AM–10PM
Phone: 0818-0279-9127

4. Monarchy Bistro

A cozy bistro great for casual lunch, we love the burgers pasta, and the Asian comfort food. Their snacks and dessert items make this place great for afternoon nibbling too.

Jl. Pajajaran Indah V No.37, Baranangsiang, Bogor
Hours: 10AM–10PM
Phone: (0251) 8324043