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 a 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
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 dim sums, western bites, and Asian lunch staples.
3. 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
Phone: (0251) 8324043
4. Tier Siera
Tier Siera is popular for its outdoor seating area that overlooks the green Bogor city. At first, the restaurant might come across as high end, but they actually very affordable western and Asian food. Which means this place can get really busy on weekends with Jakarta crowd looking for Bogor breeze.
5. Warung Nako
Already became most favorite hang out places in Bogor as soon as it opens thanks to its white-dominated attractive building. Warung Nako appears with a glass-house inspired building combines with a neat modern-minimalist interior also decorated with some of the unique ornaments. The place is also famous for its signature ice coffee and several interesting coffee menus. You can also try home-style foods here served with “warteg” style.
Jl. Pajajaran Indah V No.38-4, Baranangsiang, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16143
Phone: (0251) 8896321