Artisan coffee at the train tracks
Cup of Java
A new wave of coffee brewing has hit this city like no other on Java, driven by students from Bandung’s famous technical university. A new kid on the block, this coffee shop is a keeper for its playful railway-themed interior and serious love for coffee. Try the homebrew (Rp. 30.000) or surprise yourself by taking a cup of ‘magic’ (Rp. 28.000). For a serious energy refuel, opt for the caffeine shake, which contains no less than 5 (!) espresso shots (Rp. 45.000).
Beans were brought to Indonesia by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the 17th century. Indonesia's climate and soil proved to be perfectly suited for coffee and the Dutch started growing beans all over Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi. But what few people know is that the new industry also spearheaded the Indonesian railways.
Live railway show
For some old school live entertainment, watch the trains approaching and leaving from Bandung station, which is located just a stone-throw away. The timetable of the ‘railway shows’ is on the window, timing the passing by of every type of train.