Not many people know the potential of the food and beverage scene in Batam. Food in Batam is comparable to food in neighbouring Malaysia, Johor – cheap, delicious and authentic. Other than the popular activities to do in Batam – staycation, shopping and massage, there is an increasing trend for visitors to visit the best looking café and try the yummiest local food. On this page, you can find the best Batam food and drink outlets.
Due to the influx of travellers from Singapore and Malaysia to Batam, especially the millennials, there are now more cafes which sell locally-brewed coffee to rainbow coloured cakes. To attract a wider market, they have also included traditional food such as fried rice (nasi goreng), mixed vegetable in peanut sauce (gado-gado), skewered grilled meat (satay) and chicken broth soup (soto) to their menu.
Now, you are able to take Instagram-worthy pictures of the food and experience a more enriching F&B scene in Batam.
Address: Komplek Mahkota Raya Blok D No. 6, Tlk. Tering, (Batam Centre)
Insider Tips: Their signature “mix and match pod sets” which you are able to customise by choosing your own main dish, sides and staple.
Chemistree Coffee & Eatery
Address: Jl. Raja H. Fisabilillah No.12B, Tlk. Tering, (Batam Centre)
Insider Tips: For the ultimate café experience; the most Instagram-able place. Here you able to try their – ice chocolate cube drink where the chocolate is frozen into ice cube, you then pour over warm milk over it and as soon as it melts, you are able to get your dose of ice chocolate.
One Dozen Café
(formerly known as Kopi Raya)
Address: Ruko Mahkota Raya Blok F No. 8, Jl. Fisabilillah, Tlk. Tering, (Batam Centre)
Insider Tips: Here, you are able to enjoy bucket of seafood with wide array of sauces to choose from. Try their cold brew coffee with the milk and sugar syrup served in test tubes!
Roasteree Café & Roastery
Address: Kompleks Baloi Kusuma Indah blok L no. 10, Beside I-Hotel Baloi (Baloi)
Insider Tips: For those who are into music and alcoholic beverages, here is the place you ought to visit! On special nights, they do schedule an external guest DJ to host their café!
Shake C Kafe & Musik
Address: Jodoh River, Batu Ampar, (Nagoya Hill)
Insider Tips: Very family friendly café. They provide all kinds of toys and card games for the young to adults as well – ranging from Jenga, Uno cards etc. Their signature
“Ayam Kremas” is similar to Ayam Penyet here in Singapore is a must try! Super yummy and crispy!
Saung Sunda Sawargi
Address: Jl. Raja H. Fisabilillah, Tlk. Tering, (Batam Centre)
Insider Tips: For those who like to eat seafood, you can try their Fried Gurame! The meat is fresh & tender.
Nasi Timbel Pak Tjomot
Address: Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall (Food Street Area), Jl. Teuku Umar No.1, Lubuk Baja (Nagoya Hill)
Insider Tips: If you prefer your rice to be hot and steamy, you are able to request the cook to grill your rice (wrapped in banana leaf) for better taste!
Address: Komplek Gedung Indonesia Emporium Hall C Batam Centre, Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Kec. Batam Kota, Tlk. Tering Kota Batam 29444
Insider Tips: The only place you are able to get Indonesian BUFFET meals at affordable price! We can guarantee you that if you eat here for lunch, you can skip dinner!
Golden Prawn 933 Seafood
Address: Jalan Golden Prawn, Bengkong Laut, Bengkong, Tj. Buntung, Bengkong
Insider Tips: If you would like to enjoy the beautiful seafood spread by walking distance, you may consider staying at Golden View Hotel (within 2-3 mins walk). You are also able to choose your own live seafood (such as fish and crab) before they cook.
Address: Mega Mall Batam Center 2nd Floor Jl. Engku Princess, (Batam Center)
Insider Tips: If you dine here, do check on the availability of the free flow of white rice and ice tea!
Rezeki Seafood Restaurant
Address: Pantai Batu Besar, Jl. Haji Muhammad Saleh RT. 01/ RW. 02, Batu Besar, (Nongsa)
Insider Tips: To enter the premises of Rezeki, you will need to standby a GPS with you as it may be difficult to navigate, once there, be prepared to enjoy your seafood feast with a seaview to boot!
Address: Jalan Pembangunan Kav.1, Batu Selicin, Lubuk Baja, (Baloi)
Insider Tips: The only authentic sushi place in Batam. Here, the prices are much cheaper than Singapore’s. On weekends, the place tend to sell out, thus prior reservations are required.
Piccola Stella d'Almanna
Address: Ruko Dermaga Sukajadi Blok RK 1 No. 9, Jalan Jendral Sudirman (Sukajadi)
Insider Tips: Easily the top 3 Italian restaurants here in Batam. The food portion here is huge and also serves the best pizza selections!
Address: Jalan Baloi Kusuma Indah No.23, Batu Selicin, Lubuk Baja, Kota Batam 29432
Insider Tips: Here you are able to find the finest steak and the selection of wine which is actually one of the best in Batam!
Kez’s Bakery and Restaurant
Address: Ruko Kara Junction, Jl. Ahmad Yani, Taman Baloi (Sukajadi)
Insider Tips: Their wide selection of bread and pastries are made locally and fresh from the over. They also serve great western food! Lamb chop is a must try here!
Address: Nagoya Hill Lantai Dasar, Jalan Teuku Umar No. 1, Lubuk Baja (Nagoya Hill)
Insider Tips: If you buy a drink, you are entitled to a free glazed donut, thus, you do not need to buy too many donuts unless of course you have a sweet tooth and are craving for more!