A trip to the city of Semarang in Central Java is something that you will cherish forever. How can you not? The city is filled with an unlimited amount of tourist attractions worthy of a visit. Almost anything can be found right in the Semarang metropolitan area, from landmarks of colonial heritage, Buddhist temples with oriental architectural styles, to joy-sparking recreational parks. And don’t forget the city’s fantastic culinary scene. As a melting pot, Semarang is also filled with plenty of cafes and restaurants offering diverse menus as well as extraordinary meal experiences. Looking for the most amazing eateries in Semarang? Give yourself a chance to dine in these three places below!
Want to experience how it feels to have a feast on the Greek island of Santorini while enjoying an Indonesian meal? Head over to Anetos Coffee and Brunch in Jl. Dr. Cipto Kp. Subuh No. 345, Karangturi, East Semarang. This cafe features a unique interior resembling the white-painted and light blue-trimmed houses in Santorini, complete with an outdoor area. Outside, Anetos Coffee and Brunch might seem small in your eyes. However, as you enter this cafe you will be surprised with how spacious it is. Adorned with lovely ornaments and greeneries, In the outdoor area, you’ll be able to find multiple excellent photo spots that are absolutely Insta-worthy. As for the menu itself, Anetos Coffee and Brunch serves a good selection of tasty Indonesian and Western dishes, which are carefully decorated to please your eyes and appetite. Some dishes that you can order in this cafe include Seafood fried rice, crispy dory with sambal matah, cireng, club sandwich, fish and chips, as well as spaghetti aglio e olio. A wide array of warm and cold beverages are available in this cafe too. You don’t need to worry about your budget, because these meals are affordable. Moreover, you can also go on a shopping spree for some beautiful vintage clothes at the cafe’s thrift shop, starting from IDR 70,000.
Address: Jl. Dr. Cipto Kp. Subuh No.345, Karangturi, East Semarang, Semarang, Central Java 50124
Phone: +62 858 6600 0075
Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Looking for another cafe or restaurant with an incredible outdoor area? Then, you got to check out Epicure Sky Terrace, a rooftop restaurant providing a good view of Semarang’s cityscape. This awesome eatery can be found in Jl. Sisingamangaraja No.21, Candi, Candisari. Once you set your foot inside this restaurant, you will be presented with an instagrammable elegantly-designed interior, complete with indoor and outdoor areas.
On the rooftop area of Epicure Sky Terrace, you can witness the gorgeous sparkling lights of Semarang cityscape from a distance, all while enjoying a good selection of mouth-watering dishes. Be noted that, if you want to experience these, it is advised for you to make a reservation beforehand. The dishes served in this amazing restaurant itself vary from delectable Indonesian, Asian, to Western cuisine, with budget-friendly prices ranging between IDR 10,000 to IDR 70,000. Enjoy some Manadonese se’i, traditional bulgogi hot plate, or spicy Chicago buffalo wings, accompanied by a nice glass of various milk, coffees, and juices.
Address: Ps. Sisimangaraja, Jl. Sisingamangaraja No.21, Candi, Kec. Candisari, Semarang, Central Java 50252
Phone: +62 822 2544 4501
Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Monday - Tuesday)
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM (Sunday)
If you are traveling around the legendary Old City area in Semarang and findthe beauty of the area’s classical landmarks admirable, then this restaurant will definitely be worthwhile to visit! Located just about a few walks from Blenduk Church in Jl. Letjen Suprapto Nomor 59, Spiegel Bar and Bistro, offers a truly fantastic dining experience.
The building of this restaurant has been standing since 1895. Initially abandoned in the past, the old building was then renovated and repurposed as Spiegel Bar and Bistro in 2015. Conceptually, Spiegel Bar and Bistro showcases itself as a classic European restaurant; it can be seen clearly the moment you enter this totally instagenic establishment. Four ornate green pillars can be seen standing among rows of vintage dining tables and chairs, surrounded by aesthetically pleasing brick walls. Here, you will be served delightful Western cuisine, which includes an all-day breakfast menu, soups, salads, burgers, pasta, pizzas, and other assortments of delicious European meals. On top of that, you can also enjoy numerous refreshing cocktails in the restaurant’s bar.
Address: Jl. Letjen Suprapto No.34, Tj. Mas, Kec. North Semarang Utara, Semarang, Central Java 50174
Phone: +62 812 2806 8785
Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sunday - Thursday)
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM (Friday-Saturday)
Other than incredible cafes and restaurants, Semarang - the cultural melting pot of Central Java - still holds so many more phenomenal spots. Do check out this page to have a glance at some of them! Remember to always comply with the CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability) protocols, which include social distancing, wearing your mask frequently, as well as routinely washing your hands.
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