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Buddha's Cafe

Tolping Kec. Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (8 reviews)
“sorbet” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Tolping Kec. Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Positives : The two dishes I had (Rendang potato curry and Hawaiian fried rice) both tasted excellent. The food is presented well. The property itself is nice. Huge gardens with plenty of photo opportunities. Nice view from the lakeside too. Negatives: The major negative for...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

What a discovery! The decor is superb, inspired from the Borobudur site on Java. There are amazing views of Toba lake. The vegetarian food is the best I had on Sumatra. I ordered the Penang "chicken" (mock-chicken), the sauce was full of flavours and the...More

Thank kiki1301
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Hands down one of the best vegetarian restaurants I've been to in Indonesia. The recipes are delicious and creative and the atmosphere is so peaceful. The durian ice cream was divine. Came here twice and would have come back again had I had time.

Thank Maxwell_1984
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We spent a excellent time there. All surroundings are very well kept. Nice & friendly staff. Short but efficient menu. We ordered soup, 5 main dishes, desserts and cold drinks and paid 400thds rupiah. Good value for money!

Thank Andy_Frost
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Had a special: Eggplant Lamboh, which was basically a vegetable red Thai curry, or that's what it tasted of. Not so much eggplant, but delicious so ibwamt going to complain! Garden has vegetable garden and backs onto the lake plenty if places to sit either...More

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 12 May 2017

They had homemade hummus and papaya salad, also really good ice cream and amazing view! Absolutely wonderful place to relax!

Thank Hanna M
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I recommend spaghetti angel very delicious one 50000 IDR and strawberry sorbet ice cream 25000 IDR. Warning!!! There are not only the price of food you have to pay, there are also 10% for tax. The place's vintage but not lake view.

Thank PonGpan J
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back to Tuktuk and man, I am happy we did! I had the pineapple curry and a homemade icecream. Not only was the presentation and the service excellent, it was extremely delicious too!

Thank Lauravs91
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

They r not only serve foods but have some rooms too! Looks at the pic whoever need some place to stay! Its in the middle road between simanindo port and ajibata port i could recommend to stay here if you want to explore samosir for...More

Thank Chandra_Brahmana
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lunch there. Both meals very tasty. Sadly the icecreams were good. We had mango. Dragon. Chocolate and strawberry. All of them where much to sweet and lot of small water ice particles in. So they need to invest in a proper ice...More

Thank Kamil G
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Halim H
1 May 2016|
Response from Sikita S | Reviewed this property |
Jaraknya kira" gak sampe setengah jam lah mas...
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Halim H
1 May 2016|
Response from Sikita S | Reviewed this property |
Ya cukup jauh mas dr samosir cottages. Kesana dengan kereta (bisa nyewa di hotel atau sekitarnya)..atau mobil
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24 April 2015|
Response from HdWong | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure there's no egg or dairy in my menu when I hv lunch there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tolping Kec. Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  North Sumatra  >  Samosir Island
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