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“Arguably.....the best coffee on the island”
Review of Gula Gila - Kebun

Gula Gila - Kebun
Ranked #117 of 764 Restaurants in Lombok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$11
Description: 1st of its kind in Lombok, Gula Gila is the brainchild of Kebun Villas & Resort. With an eclectic mash of the colonial & modern for design influences and the needs of a traveller & a convenience store for services, Gula Gila breaks into the cafe industry with a new category : 'Cafe Bodega', offering respite for the travel-weary in light bites, specialty coffee & travel necessities.
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Description: 1st of its kind in Lombok, Gula Gila is the brainchild of Kebun Villas & Resort. With an eclectic mash of the colonial & modern for design influences and the needs of a traveller & a convenience store for services, Gula Gila breaks into the cafe industry with a new category : 'Cafe Bodega', offering respite for the travel-weary in light bites, specialty coffee & travel necessities.
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I love coffee.

On previous visits to lombok, good coffee was a scarce commodity.....

Well.... Not anymore....

Introducing the newest cafe( at time of writing this review) on the bright sunny island... Gula Gila!

Situated right outside Kebun Villas and Resort ( see my review on Kebun!). It matches its eclectic styling with solid strong coffee concoctions.

Ordered a flat white on my first visit there and was suitably impressed. Coffee was strong, with a dark roast, which went well with the milk used, which was not over steamed. Creamy textures on the palate with rich nutty coffee aroma. The retro biscuits with colored icing was a nice touch.

Needless to say.... I was hooked... Going there twice a day for coffee was the daily norm after that first visit!

The cakes and pastries were pretty decent too. Their pies are a particular favourite of mine.

Mushroom pie - buttery flaky pastry encases a rich garlicky mushroom filling. Served warm. Hunger pangs no more.

Chicken pie - cheesy tomato-ish chicken filling in the same pastry as the mushroom pie. Very very good.

GG also has cakes, cupcakes for those with a sweet tooth. Think red velvet cheesecake and peanut butter chocolate cupcakes.

For those looking to have a full meal here, you will be disappointed. GG does not serve full meals.....yet. From my chat with the staff, they are looking to improve and and working on having a menu with more substantial items.

A cafe which continues to find room for improvement just 6 mths after opening.... I am looking forward to their new stuff the next time im back in Lombok.

Thank you GG for giving me hope that good coffee can be found on the island!!


Add on: ok this might not be very helpful, but i must say that GG prob has the best looking toilet for a cafe. I see many people taking selfies or wefies in front of their huge retro inspired mirror. A quick check with the GG staff and it seems that the interior of the toilet was designed by the owners from scratch and everything in there was custom made to create that look. Shoutout to the owners... good job!!!

Thank Chuin Chuen W
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

A lovely modern, clean and well air conditioned space. Lots of people drinking their coffee in here. They have pastries and cakes as well as Bickford soft drinks. We tried the beef and the chicken pies which were quite nice. The pastry and the meat were both good quality.

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Thank targatina
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

After a scooter ride we were looking for some lunch. We stumbled upon this little gem. The pastry was perfect, the mince was superb, the chicken finger lickin. The cafe was clean and cool.

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Thank Suesnue01
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Nice cute cafe next to lovely kebun villa and resort. We only had coffee here but staff was so friendly and helpful. Maybe they should have soya milk as I would like to enjoy nice cappuccino before our day out. Its not same to get black coffee and mix it with cold soya milk from supermarket.

Thank Nikola F
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and decent food. I had the burrito, chicken pie, and a cup cake. The latte there was also very good. All tasted good and it was a nice reprieve from the sun. They even sell other small things like shampoo, sun block, and some toiletries. The selection of items is small, but it is still enjoyable. The AC was fantastic. Will go again.

Thank Kenn J
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