From time to time, Surabaya has also evolved into a metropolitan area much like Jakarta–especially with the ever-growing numbers of hotels, malls, and trendy cafes around the area. This has also become one of the main factors behind Surabaya’s popularity amongst international and local tourists. So, it is safe to say that it’s impossible for you to get bored in Surabaya. Especially when you’re spending your time in these unique cafes!
When it comes to the best coffee places in Surabaya, Libreria is one that should be put on the list. The homey and humble atmosphere make visitors love to spend a lot of time here. Be it hanging out with friends or having time alone. Coming to Libreria is indeed like entering an intimate living room, the reason this place is much loved by the locals. Sure you can also have good coffee in here, as well as an array of Indonesian hearty and comfort food. Just as the name implies, Libreria is also a good place to read a book as the place also provides a reading room area along with packed bookshelves.
Address: Jl. Raya Ngagel Jaya No. 89, Pucang Sewu, Gubeng, Surabaya
Hours: 9 am – 11 pm (Sun-Sat)
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)
Redback Specialty Coffee
Located in a golf club, you would think that Redback Specialty Coffee would be deserted but the opposite is true. It was packed on a weekend I visited. The ambience here is relatively relaxed, as it overlooks the golf course with an outdoor seating area as well. The coffee is not too bad, and there are plenty of pastries and croissants to go along.
The coffee is great also the Pastries selection, perfect for meeting friends and chilling in the afternoon, pick inside place if you feel to go in the noon because its highly mirror place where the sun is always highly shinning in Surabaya.
And try their outdoor if you passing by in the afternoon, to have a coffee expereince in front of golf view.
Other than coffee their Smoothies is also a must try, most of their pastry is good so you can choose whether its sweet or seasoning all is recommended.
Price is medium-high, cost 250k Indonesian Rupiah for 2 person approximately when you order drink and meal.
Surabaya is filled with some pretty coffee shops and one of them is Threelogy Coffee. The place comes with a clean interior concept, dominated with white color and a touch of green plants. With its minimalist approach, Threelogy becomes the local’s favorite spot, either for a jolly hangout or to update an insta-worthy pictures. For the coffee, you can believe Threelogy as the barista is certified Level 1 from the Specialty Coffee Association. This place also uses only high-quality coffee beans only. Other than coffee, you can also try its food selections, ranging from breakfast to brunch menu.
Address: Jl. Mojopahit No.46, Keputran, Tegalsari, Surabaya
Hours: 7 am – 9 pm (Sun-Thu) | 7 am – 10 pm (Fri-Sat)
P: +62812 3507 0304
Grandfather Coffee Shop
Coming in at number two is another trendy cafe in Surabaya which brings a vintage concept into the game. Located 30 minutes from Singgasana Hotel Surabaya, Grandfather Coffee Shop has become one of Surabayans favorite cafes since its grand opening. Much like Carpentier Kitchen, this place also offers comfort through its homey setting. Once you’ve entered this cafe, you’ll notice that Grandfather Coffee Shop has a similar vibe with your grandparents’ house–much like its name. This homey setting is also supported with some of the most classic furniture you’ll ever seen–ranging from Teak Wood tables, chairs, antique mirrors, antique lamps, even old motorcycles! As for its signature menu, Grandfather Coffee Shop offers wide selections of coffee drinks such as Cafe Latte, Cappuccino, and Long Black. For those of you who are more into Indonesians coffee beans, you could try out their Arabica selections like Toraja Sesean, Sumatera Gayo, or Papua Paniai.
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)
Did you know that there is a perfect spot in Singgasana Hotel Surabaya, where you can take your significant others on a romantic candle light dinner? You heard that one right! Overviewing Gunungsari Road and Kalimas River, Want Cafe is a place where you can wind down after spending a long day at work. Because not only known for its nice view, this cafe also has varieties of tasty food and refreshing beverages for you to try out! For instance, we have some delicious snack selections from Fried Cassava, Fried Banana Cheese, Fried Tofu with Vegetables, and Mini Spring Rolls. If you’re looking for a Western type of meal, we also have Beef and Chicken Hot Dog, Fish and Chips, Sandwich, French Fries, and Chicken Wings. To accompany your tasty meal, you can order our signature Juice, Coffee, or maybe Tea. Last but certainly not least, there is Live Music performances every Friday and Saturday which will make your day even more splendid!