The surge of fresh new cafés and coffee shops is inevitable in dynamic urban areas like Surabaya. From modern minimalist coffee shops to a café filled with teddy bears, discover the best coffee shops and cafés in Surabaya
Cafe, Restaurant, American, Indonesian, $$$
“Good food, good book, good music” — Libreria’s tagline is all you need for a perfect day, and they deliver. Nestle yourself in the café’s homey interior with wooden furniture, indoor plants and tasteful décor. And yes, it may not be in the tagline, but the excellence of Libreria’s coffee goes without saying, from the strong espresso shot to their bottled to-go coffee for busy urban youths.
Cafe, American, Italian, $$$
This intimate café and restaurant shares the space with a chic concept store that sells local and imported brands. The homey interior and embellishments scream vintage, making this a sweet spot to chill and sip your coffee or tea in peace and comfort. The semi-open seating area is adorned with various greeneries that add to the place’s laid-back ambiance.
Historica Coffee & Pastry
Cafe, American, European, $$$
This coffee shop has become an increasingly popular morning spot that serves excellent breakfast, and that includes great coffee for the day’s fix. Even so, the place is charming all day long, with an industrial interior and tasteful minimalist décor that is pleasing to the eye and great for social media posts.
Cailano Specialty Coffee & ShaoKao
Cafe, American, Chinese, $$$
This café’s specialty is East meets West at its finest — good coffee and Chinese street food skewers, called shaokao. You can choose from their wide selection of coffee, ranging from Brazilian beans for a cappuccino to various manual brew coffees. But before you even get to all that, you’ll notice the sleek, all-white interior with calming greeneries and a bit of an industrial touch.
Noach Café and Bistro
Cafe, Bistro, American, European, $$$
Noach Café and Bistro packs its cuteness and masculine touch neatly into a stunningly versatile interior. From an elegant black sofa to chic seating corners near the vegetation, and even the famed birdcage seats, there are many spots to admire while sipping energizing coffee and munching on their scrumptious selection of food.
Cafe, American, Italian, $$$
This café’s appeal starts from its façade, a glass house extending from the second floor with hints of a stylish minimalist and industrial design. Every detail, from the wooden furniture to a tribal rug and indoor plants, works together to convey an atmosphere of coziness and comfort. Paired with the impressive selection of coffee and food, you won’t realize hours are passing by when spending time in Kudos Café.
One Pose Café
Cafe, European, Italian, $$$
For many people — girls specifically — One Pose Café is the dream bedroom, housing teddy bears that range from tiny to gigantic in every corner, as well as a picture-friendly interior of soft pastel colors and flowers. Imagine how fancy it would be, sipping coffee or other fresh drinks on offer, while surrounded by all this feminine loveliness?
Palacio Coffee Bar
Restaurant, Cafe, American, European, $$$
Enjoying a cup of Joe in a majestic event venue — why not? Palacio’s grand architecture is lavish enough to make this spot moonlight as a wedding venue, but during the day, average tourists can feast their guts and eyes on this aesthetic coffee bar.
Kabinet Coffee Co.
Cafe, American, Italian, Indonesian, $$$
Coffee enthusiasts will appreciate what this establishment does for an excellent cup of coffee. This specialty coffee shop in Surabaya commands its own coffee lab and showcases Indonesia’s finest coffee beans from all over the country. Even better, you can enjoy all that freshness in the comfort of a homey café space.