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Tolping Kec. Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 making machine to get them creamy... Despite that still very nice place.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this cafe whilst motorbiking around, it is outside tuk tuk, but easily rideable buy push bike about 30mins, but obviously a lot less by motorbike. We were enticed in the the "homemade icecream" sign and we so glad we did. The cafe is a little oasis, with a really enticing but concise menu. We had tender beef... More 

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Thank AMaxted
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The distance of this cafe is a bit far if u're staying in tuk tuk, but u can get here by motorbike or car. Definitely not working distance from tuk tuk. Their guacamole is very nice!

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Thank Tay Y
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We came upon this restaurant by chance after some interesting but hot and tiring sightseeing. It is an amazing retreat, a peaceful setting on Lake Toba. Pretty gardens and creative mosaics everywhere. My husband and I ordered one of the daily specials - Eggplant Sumatera - it was delicious and I hope we have the opportunity to return another time... More 

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Thank SusanJCanberra
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Had 4 flavours of ice cream all of which was amazing. Didn't try the other dishes but if vegetarian or vegan they did look amazing. Also had the iced coffee which was good. Nice setting. Recommended

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Thank thetravelbuddha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The best guacamole I have ever eaten! Loved every bite of everything and I am not even vegetarian!! Sorbet is awesome as well!

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Thank RachelBintWayne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Worth going for the raw chocolate sorbet alone! We went on our way back from the Batak village. Very tranquil atmosphere.

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Thank Uli A
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

As a Buddhist-vegan it was like stumbling upon an oasis, with green and tasty food in a beautiful setting. Good sized portions, very reasonably priced. The dairy-free sorbets were exceptional, definitely their speciality. The service was a little unusual, when you arrive you must ring the bell and someone will come out of the house to take your order. I... More 

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Thank Semaj1986
Москва, Россия
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

They have really amazing, beautifully decorated and tasty food. One of the best vegetarian I have eaten. The place looks fancy, but prices are normal for the lake Toba and around. Do recommend!

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Thank Irina I
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant for having meal. Providing calm and nice scenery for enjoying quiet lunch. Served by a friendly and good English speaking staff... Or maybe the boss?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?