If you happen to be a foodie, then you are in luck, Bogor is home to a myriad of local and international restaurants.
Food carts and stalls are ubiquitous, but not always the most desirable places to linger when the heavens open in decidedly rainy city.
When the rains come, one good place to head near the western side of the Botanical Gardens is Jalan Selot Food Court, where you’ll find a selection of traditional street-style stalls with seating protected from the elements.
Visitors to Bogor can explore Jl. Suryakancana. The area is usually crowded in the morning, welcoming visitors with various local delicacies, such as soto kuning (Bogor-style beef soup), asinan jagung (grilled corn served with spicy sauce), asinan Bogor (fresh vegetables served with sauce) dan lainnya.
Foreign tourists can drop by Macaroni Panggang restaurant on Jl. Salak Taman Kencana.
As its name implies, the eatery serves macaroni panggang (baked macaroni with cheese). The joint’s ontbijt koek (cinnamon cake) is a must-try snack.
Foodies can also drop by Pia Apple Pia and Kedai Kita. The former is known for its apple pie, while the latter specializes in pizza, pasta and black pepper hotplate noodles.
Bandung also has a long list of food outlets to visit. Namun, it is recommended that tourists try batagor (fried fish dumplings served with peanut sauce).
If you’ve spent the day wandering the Botanical Gardens, you could do worse than taking a break in the delightful Grand Garden Cafe within the gardens near gate three.
The breezy veranda offers views of the manicured lawns and lily ponds. Popular, but comparatively pricey with everything from Chinese to Mexican.
Those looking for a good cup of coffee should consider visiting Noah’s Barn on Jl. Dayang Sumbi. Across the coffee shop, visitors can sample Indonesian delicacies, such as nasi goreng, soto and ayam goreng, at Kapulaga Bistro.
Those who stay in Bogor’s city center can swing by Bogor Botanical Gardens. The garden was founded by the government of the Dutch East Indies and is now a popular recreational site for families and local residents.
Bogor Palace is a must-see building in the City of Rain. It is located in the heart of Bogor.
Bogor’s public transportation is very easy. And weather in Bogor and Bandung is relatively cool compared to other parts of Indonesia.
It is recommended to bring a jacket while visiting the cities.