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Buddha's Cafe

Tolping Kec. Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (9 reviews)
“mango” (4 reviews)
“hummus” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Asian, Indonesian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Tolping Kec. Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To start with, this place is named "Borobudur House" so not sure why it got known as Buddha's café...maybe something to do with all the Buddha statues in the premise. It's not a typical restra place but more a courtyard of big house where they...More

Thank TouristDesi
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Very delicious ice cream, try chocolate and mango, real chocholate, real fruits! Guakomole with chips are the best .

Thank Alexei N
Reviewed 27 December 2017

A little off the tourist attraction and we found this gem , They serve only vegetarian food and its one of the best that i have tasted before . Dont forget to try their in house sorbet - it worth every dime.

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 13 November 2017

It's a verry nice looking place with a beautiful garden and great view. It's vegan and vegetatian food realley teasty. Good vegan homemade icecream from coconot milk. And the humus is nice too.

Thank Frank v
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We visited the restaurant on the way back after going to the hotspring. The restaurant actually consists of tables outside a house (private & not accessible) with a big garden fronting the lake. Very serene and peaceful to have a light meal/snack and enjoy delicious...More

Thank Rina298313
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

nice cafe with budda sculptures it closes at 6pm my husband and i will come back to try other foods

Thank arianna j
Reviewed 23 September 2017 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

1  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.

1  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
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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
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tolping Kec. Simanindo, Samosir Island, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Sumatra  >  North Sumatra  >  Samosir Island
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