Have a friend who would travel miles for a famous dish, or the budget buffets? Sometimes, a great dining experience is not defined by the best prices, taste or service. With many aesthetically designed cafes and restaurants today, many of us would willingly go long distances just to have a unique dining experience. In Yogyakarta, there are also countless eateries that are deserving of your Instagram feed, and even the online #foodporn nation!
From chic cafes to classy restaurants, these places will definitely make your followers double-tap on every image. Be ready with your wallets, and spirit away to these 8 Instagrammable places to eat in Yogyakarta.
1) EPIC Coffee & Epilog Furniture
Characterised by an urban casual vibe, the EPIC Coffee & Epilog Furniture Cafe is indeed epic for more reasons than one. This cafe features many beautifully decorated areas that allow you to hang out, chill and take beautiful Instagrammable photos. Although you’re in just one cafe, the variety of backgrounds available would seem as if you’ve visited three to four cafes at one go.
In addition, its coffee is freshly brewed in many different ways, and you will get to choose which method you prefer! Complementing these heavenly coffees are also various aesthetically plated meals, where the Grilled Rosemary Chicken is crowned the bestseller of the cafe.
To ‘Let the Coffee tell the Story’, you can head down to the EPIC Coffee & Epilog Furniture Cafe at:
Location: Jl. Palagan Tentara Pelajar No.29, Sariharjo, Ngaglik, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55581, Indonesia
Opening hours: 10am to 11pm
~25,000IDR to 125,000IDR for a cup of coffee
~42,000IDR for an average meal
2) Move On Coffee Shop
From its huge painted walls, to its colourful pillows, and even down to its menu, this two story inspiration-themed cafe is one that you simply cannot miss. The Move On Coffee Shop has a beautifully decorated interior, and also provides huge, bold backgrounds of inspirational quotes for the perfect Instagram shot.
On top of its chic exterior and ambience, the food served is sure to excite your taste buds as well! This cafe’s unique dish would be the Mie Trendi, which is simply Indomee served cafe style. If you’re looking to chill and have a fun time, this cafe even provides cards, traditional games and UNO Stacko! Topped off with a live band and a great ambience, the Move On Coffee Shop will be ideal for a catch-up date, some family time or simply a solo date with yourself.
Location: Jalan Prawirotaman I No. 8, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 9am to Midnight
~25,000 IDR for a cup of coffee, including Americano, Cuppacino, Espresso and Tea
~20k to 100k IDR for an average meal of noodles/pasta/burger/sandwich/steak
3) Milas Restaurant
Akin to walking into a magical land, the Milas Restaurant is one of the most romantic and homely places to dine in. The entire place is lit up by candles, and you will get to have dinner in open air. In this restaurant, food is served in straw huts and you’d have to remove your shoes, and sit on the straw mats for its unique food experience.
The specialty of the Milas Restaurant is also its entirely vegetarian menu. There is an amazing range of food and drinks, even though their ingredients are limited to vegetables and plants. Even if you aren’t a fan of vegetables, there is surely an item here that would you’d approve.
Pro-Tip: Visit at night for a more romantic experience
Location: Jl. Prawirotaman 4 No. 127B, Parangtritis, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 12 – 9pm
~30-50,000 IDR for an average meal of salad/rice
~27,000 IDR for a drink
4) Stupa by Plataran
After visiting the world-renowned Borobudur Temple, the Stupa by Plataran will be a beautiful place to have breakfast at – buffet style. You can have an early meal here while overlooking row after row of paddy fields. Similar to having a meal at a resort house, this place is literally made for Instagram, and would be one of the recommended places to eat in Yogyakarta.
Location: Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
Opening hours: 6am – 10pm
5) Beukenhof Restaurant
Have a thing for aesthetic plating and amazing food? This Dutch restaurant is located within the Ullen Sentalu Museum itself, and provides an open-air view while having a meal. It is well-known for its European, French, International and Halal menus, and also for its great desserts! If you ever head to this restaurant, the Strawberry Cheesecake is definitely worth a try.
Location: Kawasan Museum Ullen Sentalu, Jl. Boyong Km. 25, Kaliurang Barat, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Opening hours: 11am – 5.30pm
Prices: ~90,000 to 100,000IDR for an average meal
6) Omah Dhuwur Restaurant
The Omah Dhuwur Restaurant is located in a beautiful old house of 150 years old, and provides a retreat from the modern side of Yogyakarta. Traditional food such as gudeg, sate kotagede and ayam goreng sere can be served up in a lunch buffet, or simply as a meal for two. There are also international cuisines provided for the ones who miss home while travelling!
On top of the wide range of foods served, the Omah Dhuwur Restaurant is also surrounded by a scenic garden and exquisite pavilions for beautiful shots. There is also a batik shop nearby for those who would like to look traditional for the photo!
Location: JL. Mondorakan, No. 252, Kotagede, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm
7) Tempo Gelato
Not forgetting our desserts, the Tempo Gelato is definitely the happiest place you can be! For just 25,000IDR, you get to enjoy two scoops of ice cream on a cone — with the option of exciting flavours such as passionfruit, raspberry, snickers, and green tea. For the sweet tooth and the ice cream fanatics, the Tempo Gelato would be a childhood heaven. If you’re not really a fan of these treats, you can still enjoy a cup of coffee here in this little shop.
What’s more, the Tempo Gelato cafe features numerous snapshots of people from all around the world, making this cafe a truly heartwarming place to be.
Location: Jl. Prawirotaman No. 43, Brontokusuman, Mergangsan, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55153, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm
25,000 IDR for 2 scoops and a cone
~ 15,000 to 25,000 IDR for a cup of coffee
8) Ayam Goreng Suharti
The Ayam Goreng Suharti is very famous for its crispy chicken with spiced batter, sauce and flour. Similar to fish and chips, this dish has a lot of crumbs around the chicken, and is especially tasty when paired with sambal paste. It is also often served with rice and Gudeg Tulur, or egg. In addition, you can choose to enjoy your meal with the live band outside, or in comfort of air-conditioning. Definitely one of the #foodporn places to eat at in Yogyakarta!
Location: Jl. Laksda Adisucipto No.208, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 8am – 9.30pm
~110,000IDR for Ayam Goreng Utuh (5 pax)
~25,000 IDR for rice and Gudeg Tulur
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